SPECIALIZED SERVICES | PORSCHE
WHY ARE THEY SO IMPORTANT?Specialty repairs are not offered at your average repair shop because most repairs of this nature require factory training, specific tools, extensive experience and a unique knowledge to execute them properly. Excelerate Performance has brought all of these requirements together into one shop so that your specialty repair doesn't become especially disastrous.
FACTORY MAINTENANCE & REPAIR
Looking for OE specified maintenance without the OE specified prices? Or perhaps you’re tired of your dealership’s antics? WE are the dealer alternative! Excelerate Performance is completely knowledgeable and capable of performing factory maintenance and service utilizing OE maintenance schedules. We have you covered from mile zero to the last mile and covering all services in between, whether it be a 10k, 20k, 60k, 90k or 250k.
TIMING BELTS & TENSIONERS
What is a timing belt and why is it so crucial to proper engine operation? This belt maintains synchronization and control of the timing components, i.e. the crank, cam(s) and the valvetrain. So why does your timing belt need to be replaced? The timing belt is a rubber product and resides in a sensitive environment where it experiences extreme heat cycles. The extreme heat cycles and constant tension place a lot of stress on the belt, causing it to dry out, stretch, crack or snap. If this happens it can be catastrophic and cause complete engine failure. We highly recommend that you follow the factory recommended maintenance intervals and be proactive about preventative maintenance. If you wait too long you may wind up in a bad situation with an even bigger problem.
FLUID FLUSHES AND SERVICES
Changing the fluids on your vehicle leads to vehicle longevity and better performance. Fluids used in the oiling, coolant, brake and power steering systems break down over time and lose their lubrication properties. When that occurs you get metal on metal, which leads to high temperatures and ultimate failure. Sometimes just a drain and fill is sufficient. But with brake systems, power bleeders and automated flushing devices allow us to improve efficiency, ensure accurate bleeding, and consequently this reduces wait times and costs for customers. Not sure when to bring your car in for these services? Be sure to contact our service department.
Alignments & Tire Changeovers
An alignment is important because it dials in your vehicle’s suspension. A proper alignment will improve the potential of your vehicle’s performance and safety on the road, while also preventing unnecessary and uneven tire and suspension wear. However, not all alignment systems are created equal, and neither are all alignment technicians. Excelerate Performance’s alignment experts use the best equipment on the market, the Hunter Hawkeye Elite alignment system, and the exact specifications provided by the original manufacturer of the vehicle. The specifications, equipment, and technician allow us to properly align the camber, caster and toe of your vehicle.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SERVICE
Many OEMs claim “lifetime fluid” for your automatic transmission. But what do they consider the lifetime to be? 100k? That’s unacceptable. Your automatic transmission has a filter and fluid and over time the filter gets clogged and the fluid breaks down. Change your fluid and filter regularly and extend the lifetime of your transmission as a few hundred dollar service every 30-50k is significantly less than a new transmission every 100k.
Ignition component maintenance (spark plugs, ignition wires, ignition coil packs, distributors, etc) is invaluable. When your ignition operation suffers so does fuel economy, engine performance and overall wear on the engine. It might have even gotten to the point where your Check Engine Light is flashing at you. That means the vehicle is misfiring and you should stop driving the car before you permanently damage a cylinder or the catalytic converter. A good rule of thumb is to replace spark plugs every 30-40k miles and coil packs just as frequently. In some cases, these items are particularly subject to failure when upgraded software is installed, particularly because the demand and stress on these parts is increased significantly. Replacement as preventative maintenance also never hurts.
Suspension components are commonly overlooked when it comes to maintenance. However, suspension items are wear items as well. Most suspension bushings are made of rubber because the material dampens vibrations; this rubber wears over time and becomes sloppy and tears or can even crack and fall apart. Shocks and struts become soft over time and eventually the seals will begin to leak, causing your suspension to feel “floaty” and bouncy. Other key components also have wear items like strut mounts, control arms, sway bar bushings, end links and more. All of these need to be maintained in order to safely drive your vehicle.
IMS BEARING SOLUTIONThe purpose of the intermediate shaft is to drive the camshafts indirectly off the crankshaft. By using an intermediate shaft, the speed of the chains are reduced, which is better for chain life. This basic design was used throughout the entire lifespan of the aircooled six-cylinder Mezger engine used through 1998. The inclusion of an intermediate shaft which drives the camshafts indirectly off the crankshaft has been a mainstay of the horizontally-opposed flat 6 engine utilized by Porsche. Unfortunately, due to how the crankcase was designed, there are no internal oil passages from which pressurized engine oil can be used to lubricate a plain bearing on the side closest to the flywheel
TURBOCHARGER REPLACEMENTExceperate Performance happens to specialize in the 996/997.1 model Porsche in particular. We find the reason behind this is, they are becoming more readily available and can be had in a reasonable price range. At this age though, they are starting to require more repair work and have accrued higher maintenance costs. These variables also opens up doors to becoming more accessible to those who modify their cars. Tuning upgrades are common because just by altering the programming you can reach a substantially higher than stock output. When you mix more power, with old parts with an unknown repair history, you can expect to see greater volume of failure. The turbochargers are a mechanical part and when requesting nearly double the boost pressure, they can fail. The turbochargers life expectancy is highly dependent on good clean oil too. We cannot stress on the maintenance factor enough. The 996/997.1 911 Turbo models came with Borg Warner manufactured K16 or K24 turbochargers depending on trim package. We are well versed in replacing the factory turbochargers, exchanging for their hybrid replacement variants or Tial Sport upgrades. So whatever it is you need, we can help with that.
QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? SUGGESTIONS?This page will be updated in the future to update information and add services specific to Porsche. If you would like to see something added or have ideas, we would like to hear from you.
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