Category Archives: Servicing Cars

Coming to a Car Near You – Carbon Fiber

Autoweek reports that BMW will be producing carbon fiber body and chassis parts in a high volume process in 2013.  Strong on BMW’s heels is Daimler AG (aka Mercedes) and I suspect many other manufacturers. Once the barrier to high … Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road

The other day I got a phone call from a friend with a concern about his Subaru Legacy GT Spec B.  I had helped him improve the handling with some better springs, Whiteline roll center correction kit, and some nice … Continue reading

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New Paint

Yesterday I picked up my beloved Toyota Pickup truck from B-Macs.  The change was amazing.  Now, instead of looking almost pink on some panels, the truck is a proud red that really stands out.  The drop-in bed liner was tossed out … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – the long road to recovery

I would never have believed that a car could accumulate so many problems in less than 5000 miles.  This Evolution was bought new by someone in the Brooklyn, NY, and it has been a constant challenge to uncover and resolve … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – a new turbo and a new problem

Many of you out there have been waiting impatiently for the installation of the Tomei turbocharger in the Evo IX.  Believe it or not, I have too. A couple of weekends ago I started on the installation with great hopes … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – Cams and Intercooler

Progress continues with the Evo 9.  We took a weekend to install cams, the new intercooler and the exhaust system. The cams are GSC Stage 1 cams designed specifically for the Evolution IX’s MIVEC engine.  For the 2006 model (no … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – Fuel Pump Upgrade

This Evo is going to be getting a lot more power out of the engine and to prepare the fuel system for that I have upgraded the fuel pump.  The stock fuel pump works great within the program that the … Continue reading

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Evolution IX – the transformation begins

Today I took the first step in the transformation of the 2006 Evolution MR SE into something that will really show what an Evo can be. Today I installed a trunk bar.  It may not seem like much, but adding … Continue reading

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How to Save Lots of Gas

If you really want to reduce your fuel costs then don’t drive.  Simple, but true, try walking, biking or talking someone else into using their gas. If you are going to drive your own car and use your own fuel … Continue reading

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Honda Civic Project Car – part 2

  The Honda Civic spent another week in Jim’s Garage to get some miles subtracted. The owner had found that the front brakes were vibrating after some hard stops.  We had replaced the rear brakes, but the fronts were stock.  … Continue reading

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