Created on October 25th, 2017 by Tom
Bore Scope Camera Equipment
They say it’s whats on the inside that counts. That couldn’t be more true when it comes to your beloved Porsche, in particular 986-997 series. With our latest camera we can carry out Bore Scope checks with unbelievable quality pictures for you to keep on file. Alternatively if you have one of our Pre-Purchase Inspections carried out we can also involve this for peace of mind buying.
Prices starting at £150. Please call or email for bookings.
Created on September 1st, 2016 by Tom
Answer revealed below……
The answer is Mike Brewer.
Last week Andy had the chance to show Mike around this great example of a Porsche 911 3.2.
Mike was very happy with the example, praising Andy and AW Motor Sport for the work that had been carried out.
Thank you to Mike for taking the time to speak with Andy and also to Rob Smith, owner of the Porsche.
Created on April 1st, 2016 by Tom
Porsche 993 Turbo Oil Feed Upgrade is now available @AWMotorSport
We have come across a few people who have unfortunately gone to great lengths to stop a smoking issue on start up on various 993 Turbos. These have even included replacing the Turbo units at a great cost.
This week we have had an example of this issue and in this case it was the oil feed pipes causing the fault. Here we explain the cause and the remedy we carried out. This could sometimes be a better and more affordable place to start.
As you can see, this is a great example of a 993 Turbo and one we are proud to take care of as it is always increasing in value day to day. This car is only used on nice weekends and tends to sit for long periods of time. Due to this, when the car is not running oil tends to track down the oil feed pipe filling the turbo and exhaust. Not only does this cause a great amount of smoking on start up which will continue until all the sitting oil is burnt off but can also cause damage to the catalytic converters and lambda O2 sensors.
Here shows the original oil feed pipe after it has been disconnected from the turbo.
This shows the original pipe and the difference in the oil feed upgrade kit from FVD with the check valves inline.
The FVD kit is a modified oil feed pipe which includes a check valve only allowing oil to feed the turbo when the car is running and the pressure is increased in the system. This is a modification Porsche have done themselves on the 996 Turbo once the problem was recognized. Once these oil feed upgraded pipes including the check valves are fitted, oil will no longer be able to enter the turbo or exhaust system when the engine has been switched off.
Please contact us for price inquires and bookings.
Created on March 30th, 2016 by Tom
Answer to last weeks Facebook picture:
On the left is a ‘2000’ 996GT3 and on the right is a ‘1980’ 911SC.
I promise the next one will be slightly more challenging
Created on March 7th, 2016 by Tom
Find us in WORKSHOP Magazine this month for a little insight to how AW MotorSport began and our goal to provide a good quality service for Porsche owners and many other brands
Created on March 4th, 2016 by Tom
Porsche 911 SC Engine Strip
This week we are getting to use our new 911 SC Engine Cradle
As you can see Jules here taking his time and great care in stripping this heritage engine for a top engine rebuild
For more information in Engine Rebuilds please follow the contacts page and drop us an email
Created on February 9th, 2016 by Tom
We are now happy to offer this service to Porsche 993 owners that require repairs to the rear chassis legs.
During some vehicle inspections it has been found that a great deal of corrosion is apparent in this area that requires attention. We strip back the exhaust and heat shields to reveal the extent of the corrosion and then cut all the corroded areas away. Once all the corrosion has been removed we then replace the metal work. As each case differs we hand make each panel for an exact replacement. Once the new panels are in place, we then rust treat to avoid any return and paint in a body matching colour.
Please take a look at the step by step process below on our latest repair.
Created on February 2nd, 2016 by Tom
Porsche IMS Bearing failure is a known issue with the 9×6 and 9×7 models from 1998-2008
To prevent this failure, we at AW Motor Sport are happy to introduce this upgraded bearing that can be fitted without the extremes of a complete engine strip and rebuild at a very competitive price.
Please contact us for further information or to make a booking
Fully fitted prices from £1350 inc VAT
Created on February 12th, 2014 by AW Motor Sport
Something we do a lot of here at AW Motor Sport are Porsche inspections; either to prepare cars being sold by dealer clients, or for private customers wanting a pre-purchase inspection (or PPI).
Today we had a Porsche Cayenne S belonging to Philip Raby. As with all cars, we have a multipoint checklist which we go through, checking everything from suspension joints, to oil leaks, to electrical systems, as well as tyres, brakes, power steering and so on. We insist on doing this in the workshop so that we can get the car up in the air to check the underside – you can’t do that on the roadside.
Once we’re happy that nothing is amiss, we then take the car for a test drive – driving a car is a great way to get a feel for it and check that everything is as it should be.
In the case of this Cayenne, all we found was a failed bulb – a good result!
If you want a Porsche or other performance car inspected please get in touch.
Created on January 22nd, 2014 by AW Motor Sport
We’ve just changed the rear wheel bearings on a customer’s Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2. Always a fun job!
The Porsche 911 has large rear wheel bearings – too big for most pullers and presses. For this reason, we made up our own press using a piece of bronze tubing. Having the right tool always makes a job easier, but it’s still not our favourite task as the bearings are invariably very tight to get off.
Wheel bearings have a decent lifespan and you’ll know when one is failing as you’ll hear an annoying whining from the rear end, which may be more apparent during cornering. Don’t assume that the noise is a bearing, though, as it is easy to mistake it for other problems – we’ve even come across cheap tyres that make a noise suspiciously like worn wheel bearing!
On this Porsche, though, we pinned it down to the wheel bearings and, once we got them off, it was very apparently that they were worn, with noticeable movement in them.
If you’re in the West Sussex/Hampshire area, do please get in touch for Porsche servicing and repair.