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German Auto Repair Blog

At DART, we handle hundreds of vehicles each month.  Sometimes, we actually stop to document one of those repair projects to share with you on our site.  Here are some of those projects.

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Sway Bar Mounts

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This customer brought in their 1986 911 Carrera after tearing a rear sway bar mount at the track. The factory sway bar mounts are notoriously weak for any sort of spirited driving, and this car had already been repaired once, so the customer opted for investment cast Windrush Evolutions sway bar brackets.
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2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Coolant Leak

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This 2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo came in with a catastrophic coolant leak. Anything poured in the reservoir came right back out the bottom of the vehicle.
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Porsche 996 Turbo Coolant Tube Repair

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The Porsche 996 turbo's weak point is the coolant tubes that are glued into castings on the engine. Over time these eventually fail and cause a major coolant leak.
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2012 Porsche Cayenne

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2012 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid came to the shop with the check engine light on which was due to faulty catalytic converters. 

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Porsche Rennsport Reunion - Laguna Seca

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DART auto owner Dave Banazek attended the 6th Porsche Rennsport reunion this September. This is a giant festival of racing Porsches.
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Mini N14 Timing Chain Repair

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This R56 Mini Cooper S came in for basic maintenance but a loud chain rattle was discovered during service.
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335i Engine Replacement

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This BMW 335i came in with a leaking oil pan and a no start condition, the engine seized due to catastrophic rod bearing failure.
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Porsche Boxster S Brake Repair

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This Porsche Boxster S came in with a brake pad lining light illuminated on the instrument panel.
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BMW 750 Halo Bulb replacement

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BMW 750i headlight bulb replacement.

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Porsche 964 3.6l engine swap for early 912 Chassis

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We have done several Porsche engine swaps over the years.

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BMW 750i Check Engine Light - Intake Air Leak

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This BMW came in with multiple cylinder misfires

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Pre Purchase Inspection for BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and Mini Cooper

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DART auto offers pre-purchase inspections for all of the vehicles we service.

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BMW Oil Filter Housing Gasket Leak Repair

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Finding a  leak at the oil stand gasket on BMW's is been fairly common on six cylinder cars as they get up in miles

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Porsche 996 Turbo Fabspeed Exhaust

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DART auto is an authorized Fabspeed exhaust dealer.

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BMW X5 rear spring pad replacement

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The spring pads on the BMW X5 vehicles eventually wear out.

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Audi 1.8l TT Timing Belt Failure

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This 03 Audi TT with 1.8l engine had a timing belt failure with 76k miles on the odometer.

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Porsche Boxster Bilstein Strut Replacement

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This porsche Boxster had leaking front struts at just over 100,000 miles.  We removed the struts and replaced them with Bilstein heavy duty units.

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DART auto Porsche Racing

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DART auto has its roots in Porsche racing.

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BMW X3 Common Maintenance Items

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This BMW X3 customer came in with several fluid leaks.  Our factory trained BMW technician gave her vehicle our free preventive maintenance and safety check.

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1977 Corvette Engine 350 Chevy Engine Replacement

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We normally stick to German cars, but sometimes we get sidetracked.  In this case my neighbor had a 77 corvette with a bad engine

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