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xmac

Work on Your Car Day (December 10th)

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Please RSVP in the Community calendar and PM me if you have any questions:

Alright, if you have been putting off that oil change, want to learn how to work on your car, or cringe at the though of putting a wrench to that fine instrument you drive- fear not. I am organizing a Work on Cars day in Santa Clara. We will have access to a Porsche race shop that will provide us a nice, clean work space.

WHEN: Saturday Dec 10th

TIME: 9am-?

WHERE:

Elephant Racing

625 Nuttman Street

Santa Clara, CA 95054

PARTS:

You can order parts from the site sponsor by emailing them at porscheatcost@sunsetimports.com or your favorite parts supplier

Last-Minute Parts:

I have arranged Saturday access to a local dealership parts department from 10am-2pm for any forgotten or last minute parts/supplies needed Due to low RSVP count, the parts arrangements have been cancelled.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BRINGING:

Hand tools

Jack/Jack stands

PIWIS/ PST2/ Durametric

Portable Chair

Lunch (I will bring a grill for those that want to BBQ)

Catch pan (for those doing oil/coolant changes)

Empty milk jugs for taking used fluids away (don't plan on disposing of them there)

creeper or packing blanket (something comfortable while working on your car)

ITEMS TO CONSIDER DOING: [Please budget enough time to finish just in case you plan a full engine teardown]

Suspension upgrades

Bumper removal for radiator cleaning

Oil Change

Water Pump

Motor Mounts

Serpentine Belt

Air Filter

Coolant Reservoir

Alternator change

Third Radiator install

4th stalk install (On-Board Computer)

Replace horns (requires bumper removal)

Headlight replacement

Smoked/Clear side marker/tailight swap

iPod/iPhone cable install on head unit

Window regulator replacement

GT3 front brake air duct upgrade

Antenna TSB for greater remote range

Transmission/Differential gear oil change

...

LIST OF AVAILABLE TOOLS:

Genuine Porsche oil filter tool

Radio removal tools

Low profile jack

Jack stands

Basic assortment of metric wrenches/sockets

Internal Torx sockets

Allen Sockets

UView Airlift 55000 (used to replace coolant via vacuum)

[PLEASE POST IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL TOOLS YOU PLAN TO BRING AND I WILL UPDATE THE LIST]

Edited by xmac

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will there be a computer that would allow us to tweak our alarms such as being able to auto-lock the car after moving and unlocking when ignition is turned off?

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I'd like to welcome anyone that wants to attend. While we won't be providing the referenced tool above, will will have plenty of shop space to do projects. This will be a great opportunity to do a project, meet some local enthusiasts, learn about our cars, or just check the place the out.

We'll have our suspension products here on display as well. This includes coilovers, control arms, toe links and more.

One of our lifts will be open and available.

It would be good of anyone planning to attend to post here so we know what to expect.

Chuck Moreland - Elephant Racing

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I would like to give a big thanks to Elephant Racing for the generous use of the shop including the lift and to those who made it out. See you at the next one.

Elephant.jpg

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Wow .. What a nice shop. If I was closer I would have showed up :thumbup:

Sounds like a great reason to drive from SoCal to NorCal! At least your engine oil will be up to proper temperature ^_^

I bought my 911 too late (last week). I'm looking forward to trying to attend the next one.

My past wrenching experience are on BMW motorcycles. At least they're all boxers, right? I can't really do anything seriously mechanical, but adding lights (HID conversion), shocks, brake pads, etc. Those I can do, with the right coaching.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Wow .. What a nice shop. If I was closer I would have showed up :thumbup:

Sounds like a great reason to drive from SoCal to NorCal! At least your engine oil will be up to proper temperature ^_^

I bought my 911 too late (last week). I'm looking forward to trying to attend the next one.

Congrats on the purchase. Not sure when the next one will be.

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This looks awesome. I, too, am a new owner and would love to attend future events. Subscribing to forum...

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I'm ready for the next "Work on your car day" in the Santa Clara area!

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I would like to paticipate as a guest on the next "Work on your car day", nothing in next august? I'll be there!

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