Sarah Donohoe

Entering the automotive field after a career in commercial art has given Sarah a different perspective. Working on sculptures, large and small has given Sarah a greater appreciation of the fine lines and aerodynamics of Porsche cars. Working in the Porsche parts business for a decade has led to a deeper understanding of what it takes to keep them on the road.

2007 BMW 328xi Surging! Can we fix it?

We worked on our BMW 328xi and fixed many problems. Even with all this work we still had a nagging problem. On startup, the BMW would surge. Cold Start Engine Surging This car would start and surge. The surging was present below 300RPM’s and would make the car lurch when it was really bad. Like

How to Measure With A Dial Indicator Correctly

A Dial indicator is used to measure travel. Dial indicators are used with other tools. They need to be secure to take a measurement. Learn how to set up a dial gauge to get an accurate reading. How to Read a Dial Indicator On a dial gauge, the markings can be in metric or standard,

how to get the feel of a feeler guage

The best way to feel with a feeler gauge

Have you tried to use a feeler gauge and could not get the feel? Using a feeler gauge is not a precise thing, it takes time to get the feel of the gauge. Many people try to explain the “feel” part of measuring with the feel of paper, but this method does nothing to help

Wet sanding a headlight

How to Restore Your Headlights

If your plastic headlights have seen better days, we have a simple solution. Let us show you how to restore your headlights. We use the 3m family of products in a two-step process, cutting and polishing. To start with the cutting we use fine sandpaper and an air-powered orbital sanding gun. Sanding your Headlights First,

The fuel distributor is the heart of your CIS fuel injection system

How To Fix Your Porsche C.I.S Fuel Injection System.

In this lesson, we find the problems with this constant injection system, or C.I.S, and solve them. The injection system can also be called K-Jetronic and was used in Porsche 2.7-liter engines from 1973.5 to 1983 and in the Turbo from 1975 to the early ’90s. The major components are a fuel distributor, a warmup

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