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ernie9944 03-24-2012 11:53 AM

What did you do to your car today?
Will like to start thread which will give us and idea of what peoples are up to when it come to doing their cars maintenance on a daily basis.DIY pics will be nice if possible but not necessary.Even if it's only the most common maintenance like changing oil & filter or giving her a good wax let us know.Since Porsche weather is around the corner up here & the car will soon be coming out of storage I'll start with mine.Here is what I done since yesterday morning,clean brakes & calipers all around-clean the wheels-clean rear CV joint boots & shocks-redone the floor mats (they are OEM) but were a little fade.Lol since I'm known to be a pics maniac here & on RL I couldn't do all that work without sending a few.Can't hardly wait to give her a good spin to get them rotors shiny again:D is how I lift my car without doing any damage___old speakers magnets that stick to the lifting points,flat sandwich aluminum/plastic plates adapted to fit my low profil floor jack .

ilikemy944 03-24-2012 12:03 PM

Looks like you got plenty of stuff done today!

I lifted my hood, thought about it, closed the hood again.

...Still need lots of parts before I can make real progress on mine (getting some go-fast).

speedracing944 03-24-2012 01:39 PM

I pulled my exhaust and transmission in hopes of getting to the clutch yet tonight to diagnose the clutch failure.

I have a 4 into 1 header I may put on and might do the rear suspension bushings.


speedracing944 03-24-2012 01:49 PM

CHICKS 03-24-2012 03:01 PM

Put on some KLA goodies. The rest should be here by Wednesday.

nightheart 03-24-2012 03:25 PM

I put my new car cover on mine, since it's rainy and crappy out. I did order a new case of oil for it, and took inventory of my oil filters (only one left, time to order more).

brakedw 03-24-2012 04:03 PM

Sanded leather seats for a redye. Cleaned front fresh air blower while waiting on a new motor. Thinking about when I'm going to replace my right front bumper belows

Ederd 03-24-2012 04:51 PM

I opened up the hood then sat on a 5 gallon bucket and sighed.

alan6272 03-24-2012 05:03 PM

Started mine and pulled it forward let run a while. There is a storm acummin. It is porsche weather year round here;) but mine is still getting ready for paint,been way too busy last few months. Last weekend took the fam. to the beach. :cool: I will try to get some pics tomarrow to show what my car looks like now.

rsoles27 03-24-2012 05:28 PM

put head back on and turned it over by hand w/o any problems now just to put intake and exhuast back on then it back on the road.

Cocacolakidd 03-24-2012 05:47 PM

Cleaned and treated my leather interior..Front Seats, Back Seats, Dash, Door panels, A pillars, and A panel header - good to go for another 6 months...

szyzygy 03-24-2012 06:05 PM

washed mine. I had the hood open to dry it out after the wash and noticed one of my spark plug wires was loose and not even connected to the plug. So I popped it back on.

Wonder what an extra cylinder is going to do to my performance!

will872009 03-24-2012 06:44 PM

SmileWavyGot some new used Gotti wheels on my car. love them, but got to figure how to take these flakes on them that just don't come off. placed a new emblem gasket, I know not much but it gave me something to do, new rear tires, and two new pin nuts for the hatch replaced, so no more hatch popping open when driving.

porsche4life 03-24-2012 06:47 PM

Oil change and a wash, ready for spring... :D

Dave Colangelo 03-24-2012 07:02 PM

new clutch slave cylinder and a good washing then took it out on the town to pick up a very nice lady for the evening.


xsbank 03-24-2012 08:18 PM

I also had a collapsed bumper shock - I have steel shelving in my garage, I supported the shock in a joint made up of angle iron and I whanged on it with a BMF hammer. It reluctantly returned to duty and has been installed back on the bumper for about 4 months. Be careful when you remove your bumper if you have headlight washers - the pipes will be very brittle and crazy glue doesn't work.

Today, tested the sunroof circuitry but still have not found out why my roof will not unlock. Next I have to check the belt tensions as there is a fairly loud whine (not coming from the owner).

By the way, Dave, I understand there are rules against using Porsches for nefarious purposes...

otto_kretschmer 03-24-2012 08:26 PM

replaced a torn ball joint boot and the rubber hangers on the muffler

then took the car for a spin

gmorken 03-24-2012 08:49 PM

Shifter linkage
Replaced very worn out shifter linkage. Nice crisp shift pattern now.

Rasta Monsta 03-24-2012 08:55 PM

Took it to the track and gave it a right proper flogging.

JAXTURBO 03-24-2012 09:44 PM

What I Accomplished Today
What a timely and neat thread. Among a whole host of stuff, I rebuilt my control arms and installed a 3" sport exhaust system...
... burning out the OEM bushings
sizing things up
looking into the barrel

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