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2012 Porsche 997 TT GT3R

2012 Porsche 997 TT GT3R

    Written By: John, Motorsports Specialist

2004 Porsche Boxster IMS Replacement

2004 Porsche Boxster IMS Replacement

This 2004 Porsche Boxster S is in for IMS bearing replacement.                   The IMS is the Achilles heel of 996 and 997 911s (excluding Turbo models) as well as all 986 and 987 Boxsters.  IMS stands for intermediate shaft. This geared shaft basically converts crankshaft motion to camshaft motion on either side of the engine. The IMS bearing supports the intermediate shaft and if it fails it can throw your cam timing which will cause extensive engine damage. This failure can happen at any mileage, with no warning. Your best option if you own a Porsche from the affected years would be to have the IMS bearing upgraded to avoid an engine rebuild or replacement. While we’re in there, we often recommend a clutch replacement as well (if it’s at or below 50% or starting to fray) since the labor is nearly the same.   Written by Kasey Scahall  

1973 Meyers Manx

1973 Meyers Manx

  1973 Meyers Manx These street legal dune buggies were first invented to race in California in the 1960s. Powered by an air-cooled Beetle engine and in a lightweight fiberglass body,they were a ton of fun to rip around in. Some of you may remember the cartoon Speed Buggy- that was based on this little roadster! The manufacturer, owned by an engineer (and surfer!) Bruce Meyers, dominated dune racing in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s with the original model winning the first Mexican [Baja] 1000 in 1967. This one is in for maintenance and some slight adjustments to the transmission and valves. We will also be doing a carburetor rebuild and tune to remedy a backfire our client was experiencing. After getting new tires and having the wheel bearings serviced, it will be healthy, safe, and ready to cruise around Sarasota all summer.                       ... read more

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021 One thing that is truly amazing about car culture- the opportunity for any person to be involved, and the ability it has to bring people together with no hesitations. Suddenly any potential cone blockades are knocked down and we are all one passionate community with the same interest. It does not matter what you like or how much/ little money you must spend, we are all the same. Whether you like to cruise in a luxury sedan, race hundred-thousand-dollar machines, autocross a little sports car… we recognize each other as enthusiasts and can bond over our passion regardless of what make, price point, or style of driving we are involved in. There are not many other areas of interest where you see complete inclusiveness- there are no racial, social, or economic barriers once you start talking to another car addict. Competitiveness and the desire to be unique or have a one-of-a-kind vehicle is a common denominator among the drivers that I know- and as much as that ... read more

1974 Porsche Targa Street Sleeper Build

1974 Porsche Targa Street Sleeper Build

  1974 Porsche Targa Street Sleeper Build We recently had the opportunity to perform a major overhaul on this 1974 Porsche Targa.  Our client wanted outstanding power and performance like no other, so over the next several months we stripped out the drivetrain and suspension to build an ultimate street sleeper. Beginning the motor, we chose to convert the 2.7 liter flat six to a 3.4 liter powerhouse.  Here is the list of parts that were installed during the rebuild: Case machining Cylinder Head Reconditioning and Valve Job Oil Pump Port and Polish​ Nickies Piston and Cylinder Set to convert to 3.4L​ Carillo Rods New Bearings ARP head Studs Web Billet 464/465 Camshafts All New Seals and Gaskets Powder Coated Engine Tin Full Ignition Replacement Spec Stage 2 Clutch Kit​ Fidanza Lightweight Aluminum Flywheel Webber Carb Recondition : Throttle shafts honed and rebushed Phenolic Carb Spacers To keep temperatures cool during the extreme Florida heat, we ... read more

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750 Horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo Upgrade Package

750 Horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo Upgrade Package

750 Horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo Upgrade Package We're now offering an ultimate turbo package upgrade for the Porsche 911, 991.1 models.  This custom kit will push your stock twin-turbo Porsche to the 750 (crankshaft) horsepower level.  You can watch the entire video here at : https://www.facebook.com/RennHaus/videos/734746596932168/ The kit begins with upgrading the stock turbochargers with a 68mm housing with billet compressor wheel.  The turbos provide a greater amount of air flow and pressure over the factory units, as well as maintaining good linear spool characteristics and the housing still remaine the factory VGT on the exhaust side.  From there we are pumping the air through 5-inch cores, AWS intercoolers that also use upgraded carbon fiber inlets and outlets that we custom modify for exact fit and cooling performance.  The intake charge pipes are upgraded with a custo ... read more

Ferrari 458 Akrapovic Exhaust

Ferrari 458 Akrapovic Exhaust

  Ferrari 458 Akrapovic Exhaust We recently began installing a full titanium exhaust system on a 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale, and during the remove of the stock exhaust system, found an issue.  Once the full stock exhaust system was removed, it was noticed that the passenger side catalytic convertor felt very heavy compared to the driver side.  Upon inspection what we found was staggering.  The entire catalytic convertor was clogged up.  Keep in mind, this car has under 8,000 miles and there was no notable issues to the owner, while driving the vehicle. Shown above is the clogged up catalytic convertor from the stock Ferrari Exhaust system.  Below is the driver side with no issues. With the issue at hand, this was a result of the fuel injection system, with an improper fuel spray, overspraying the intake, resulting in excessive carbon build up.  We therefore removed the intake manifold system and fuel injection rails, along with the injectors to flow ... read more

Performance Profile - Two Nobles

Performance Profile - Two Nobles

The Renn Haus "Performance Profile" is an overview of current projects in our shop and during this video we take a look at two Noble vehicles; one that is completely stock versus another that we have modified for basic track use.  Shaun Lulofs, our service manager, points out the benefits of the modifications including a front splitter, larger brakes and calipers, push button clamshell releases, and an upgraded exhaust system.     Performance Profile - Two Nobles To watch this and other Performance Profile videos, check out our Youtube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJv0igM3Zx1ZO2neFpFbhVASarasota Noble Vehicles Repair

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2009 AMG Cylinder Head Bolts Replacement

2009 AMG Cylinder Head Bolts Replacement

2009 AMG Cylinder Head Bolts Replacement This 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL, AMG, is undergoing an extensive repair due to damaged head bolts.  This is a fairly common issue with the Mercedes-Benz "63" M156 big block 6.2 liter engine (See below for list of vehicles this engine is used in). Symptoms of the head bolt failure include engine misfiring and unexplained coolant loss.  Most often a check engine warning light will show on your dash display, in this case, we offer a free "engine light" check service to begin to identify if this is the issue.  If these symptoms are ignored, the issue will quickly begin to cause serious damage to other engine components.   The repair procedure is to replace the broken head bolts with an upgraded, heavy duty head bolt. This process requires removal of the cylinder heads and replacement of the cylinder head gaskets (as well as other necessary gaskets) as seen in the next ... read more

Ferrari California Transmission Rebuild

Ferrari California Transmission Rebuild

Renn Haus specializes in service and repair of DCT transmissions including the Getrag units found most commonly in the latest exotic cars including the Ferrari California, 458, 488, F12, and La Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz SLS and AMG GTS.  Shown below is the Ferrari California with the Getrag 7DCL750 transmission housing removed.  Ferrari California Transmission Rebuild For this build, we utilized the latest computer electronics and the manufacturers diagnostic software from Leonardo Diagnostic (Ferrari) to assist our specialized technicians to pinpoint the problem in this transmission.  We always keep our technicians highly trained and qualified to perform basic procedures such as DCT fluid and filter service -- all the way to complete disassembly for Getrag speed sensor replacement, such in this case.    This repair saved our client thousan ... read more

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