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View Poll Results: What maintenance do you personally perform on your car?
Cosmetic- Wash and wax 32 65.31%
Light stuff- Oil changes 25 51.02%
Medium - brakes, exhaust installs 35 71.43%
Heavy- suspension, roll bars/cages 14 28.57%
Serious!- engine, tranny, clutch remove/repair/install 8 16.33%
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:50 AM
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Certified "medium-heavy"....
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Wash the car? Only in a touchless automatic carwash. The stickers managed to stay on.

I am capable on switching wheels and pads. Otherwise I put the gas in and load and unload from the trailer. I can check tire pressures and temperatures.

I wish I had the time to do more but not at this point.

I installed a suspension once in my E46 M3. After finally managing to get the upper control arm installed after unbolting the diff and hammering on the body to fit the wrench in I decided I can pay someone else to suffer the same. I am doing it for fun.

Once I build my house with a proper garage (or a garage with a house) I'll do more.
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Once I build my house with a proper garage (or a garage with a house) I'll do more.
Now, I'd love to see that garage

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Now, I'd love to see that garage

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Well, may not be the ultimate Garage Mahal but I figure it should keep all the current vehicles in the family (4) plus one more space with a lift and separable from the rest by a partition.

What puzzles me is when someone spends high six figures or even low seven figures building a custom house and they only get a 2 car garage. With available land not being an issue. In Canada where cars freeze into solid rock in winter. I like my cars to be room temperature when I get into them.

I like this forum. I hope nobody posts a question about retrofitting rear seats in a GT3.
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+1 No cold issues here, hot humidity problems in South Florida.

We live in a small house, but my 2 car garage is A/C and I have indoor A/C parking at the office :-) This allows me to drive the few miles with the windows open and A/C off. LOL.

A second bigger garage is in the plans :-)
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Today I went to help a friend out in changing his Cayman's exhaust. He rented a lift in a shop (http://www.ditymechanics.com/) for $20/hr, we had a blast. It took us 6 hours to do the job, but we got it done. The shop was very clean, provided us all the tools we needed, had shop manuals, TVs, computers and mechanics to ask questions. The staff was so helpful too, I just loved the place.
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I do oil, brakes, etc. Installed my DAS bar, seats, Race Keeper too. All fairly straightforward.
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Welcome to the community Allan.

How did you hook up Race Keeper, RPM, TPS, etc.? I am wondering how difficult it is to do so.
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Welcome to the community Allan.

How did you hook up Race Keeper, RPM, TPS, etc.? I am wondering how difficult it is to do so.
Thanks.

RPM & TPS was easy. I just plugged in an OBD-II cable. It monitors a bunch of things (many you won't care about).

I'll start a new thread. Pics aren't super complete, but it'll get the idea across.
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I voted serious as I have rebuilt 5 911 air cooled engines (3 mine, 2 for friends) and done 4 trans (1 mine, 3 for friends) in my garage without a lift... Have done suspension (including torsion bar indexing), brake upgrades and rebuilds and rewired my 74 track car. But recently had the pros do my GT3's RMS. I will be upgrading the GT3's suspension this winter, pretty much a bolt off, bolt on...

I think by far, the hardest thing I've encountered, is the timing of the cams on an aircooled engine. It is critical to get it spot on, but the cams have a tendency to walk as you tighten up the nut. If you ever done it, you know what I mean...
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^ i'll be in touch to have you rebuild all my stuff ;_)
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