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I need an intervention 

Tomorrow at 8am I’m going to go look at buying another Porsche 996. Because apparently the one I have isn’t enough. The car is one that I looked at locally last year before I bought mine and never drove or called the owner because he was asking way too much for it. Now his widow is selling it and the price is in line…

I'm not old enough to understand I'm not old enough to understand

Went to cars and coffee on Sunday, same as every first Sunday of the month. Probably 400+ cars there, everything from McLarens and Ferraris to ratty old Subarus. Of course there was the guy who always shows up with his Alfa 4C, parks in the middle of 2 spots and plants his sign in front, and his lawn chair next to it…

996 love 996 love

I was sleeping so well this morning. Then my wife got up to use the bathroom at 5:20am and the dogs started whining. Sigh. Looked at my clock/weather station and it was 53F out. I’m kinda pissed to be up. I need to catch up on my sleep.

I have an irrational desire to buy a 4Runner I have an irrational desire to buy a 4Runner

Seriously. There is no reason for me to buy one, but damned if I’m not looking. Never owned a Toyota, I’ve always been a Jeep guy with something like 5 of them in my past.

More stuff fixed More stuff fixed

More stuff has been fixed. The 996 developed a failing climate control screen. So I picked up a replacement screen kit from for it. Nice kit, has the new screen that is identical to OEM, and new connectors along with great instructions.

Buying a 996 and living with it for a year.  Buying a 996 and living with it for a year. 

It’s been a 13.5 months since buying my 2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4. That’s a bit over a year of expensive German car that is almost old enough to vote ownership. My single biggest fear in realizing my life long dream of buying a 911 was what it would cost to keep it on the road. Now that I’ve got real numbers, it’s…

Nightmare patrol - the monster in my kid’s bathroom.

2:20am my progeny wakes us up because he had a nightmare. Monsters were in the bathroom to eat him when he got up to go. Now he had to pee.

Good night from Jake Good night from Jake

Jake is tired and ready for bed.


Continuing on my 996 exhaust rattle saga, it is back together and fixed now. The rattle was a broken rod from the actuator and the valve freely moving around. It was no bueno.

Bolts in a coffee can... Bolts in a coffee can...

Finally dug into my 996 to determine why my car sounds like I’m shaking bolts in a coffee can.

Ever been scared of wrenching? Ever been scared of wrenching?

This is weird. I’m actually intimidated by wrenching on the 996. I have no idea why, I’ve done an engine swap in a Miata, full cooling system in an E36, gas tank, suspension, interior in Hondas, lifts on my Jeeps, etc etc etc. I’m not scared of digging into a project, and I’ve got a big garage and tools.

Change of heart? Change of heart?

I was behind this guy in a parking spot the other day. That sticker residue on the right looks like a Tapout sticker to me. If so, it would seem he found God and decided to pull it off.

Hello Oppo! Hello Oppo!

Hello everyone. Thought I’d take advantage of my new authorship with an intro post.