At Meister Werks, we are all enthusiasts…

At Meister Werks, we are all enthusiasts.

At Meister Werks European & Import in Renton, WA, one block south from The Renton Landing we are all enthusiasts. All of the employees here have projects cars. We involve ourselves in the car community is one way or another. In fact all of our hobbies involve are cars and modifying them. We enjoy going on drives with our friends and co-workers as well. Last week I was on my way home and captured this photo on northbound Lake Washington Blvd next to Coulon park.

Next, we know not everyone is into cars like we are. It’s our job to know what we are suppose to know. Our employees spend more than just working hour studying and learning about automobile repair, diagnostic and performance. We strive to gain the knowledge to make your car run perfect.

So the next time you are thinking about where to bring your car, choose Meister Werks European and Import. We are located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

Need a ride to work or can’t make it here. No problem. We can drive you to work (within the Renton city limits) and even come and pick up your vehcile to have it serviced same day. Call 425-254-0627 or E-mail us to make your appointment today.

Driving

Mercedes Benz SL500 Custom Work

Mercedes Benz SL500 Custom Work

Meister Werks European & Import in Renton, WA, one block south of The Renton Landing did some custom work last week. We worked on this Mercedes Benz SL500. The customer was leaving on a road trip and wanted to get a few things done before the trip.

We installed the customer’s new wheels and tires and lowering arms on the leveling sensors. This allows the car’s factory air suspension to measure the height lower and will set the car at a lower stance. After installing the leveling arms, we did a four-wheel alignment, which make the alignment centered to avoid any excessive wear that occurs after lowering the Mercedes.

We also installed an Ex-Lip Pro kit on the front bumper and side skirts. Quick detail and some tire shine helped the Mercedes Benz look brand new.

When we finished we performed at courtesy thirty-point inspection on the car. We found a few minor things the customer should be aware of. The more critical item was the brake fluid had a moisture content of +4%. The moisture content can never be above 2%, 0% is the best. We informed the customer that he really needed a flush the brake fluid to prevent any damage to the brake master cylinder or brake calipers. Moisture can break down the system, causing corrosion and make the brakes feel spongy.

SL500

Meister Werks + Liqui Moly

Meister Werks + Liqui Moly

Meister Werks European and Import is now your source for all Liqui Moly Products. They carry everything from spec motor oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, gas / DPF cleaner / additives to even cv axle grease and everywhere in between.

Liqui Moly 5w30 Longlife Hightech Liqui Moly 5w40 Synthoil Liqui Moly Anti Friction Liqui Moly Jectron Liqui Moly 10w60 Race Tech

What we always carry in stock:

  • 5w30 Longtime High Tech
  • 5w40 Synthoil
  • 10w60 RaceTech
  • 75w90 GL4 / GL5 Gear Oil
  • MoS2 Anti-Friction Engine Treatment

Call us today to see what other Liqui Moly products we have in stock for your European vehicle. We can get most products same day if it’s not in stock.

Liqui Moly Renton WA

About Liqui Moly

LIQUI MOLY is Germany’s most popular brand of motor oil. For years, awards such as “Top Brand” or “Best Brand” have reflected our excellent reputation among both experts and end consumers. These series victories are anything but a coincidence or merely automatic. They are the result of the daily commitment of our more than 750 employees. It is this togetherness that makes us strong, that makes us special, that makes us successful around the world. It is this “us” that makes our brand!

MADE IN GERMANY

As a hotbed of ideas with Swabian roots and a conscientious global player, we only research, develop and manufacture in Germany, even today. And we have been raising the bar in terms of quality and service for 60 years. Our solutions are largely based on our own recipes, which we permanently test and adapt to the latest technical circumstances. Continuous quality inspections – from raw material deliveries, to production, right through to shipment – ensure maximum peace of mind.

Mk1 VW Scirocco Custom Wheels

Mk1 VW Scirocco Custom Wheels

Meister Werks has an special way to convert a OEM wheel into a 3 piece custom wheel. These VW Scirocco wheels have been machined to accept BBS Motorsport racing lips. We machine these wheels from a 13″ and upsize them to a 15″ using this technique. We can  bolt directly on to this pattern 15″,16″ and 17″ lips and barrels.

After we converted these 3 piece VW wheels, we powder coated them with a base coat of gold and a top coat of candy lollypop red. Masking the flanges and back side was necessary since we have to seal the back barrel with silicone. The front side uses a gasket also made by BBS. Since these are both flat lip and barrels, there is no way to mount the tires. The wheel must be assembled inside the tires. On 16″ and 17″ BBS Motorsport lips, this is not a problem since they are not flat lips. The 16″ & 17″ barrels have a drop that allows the tire mount with a regular tire machine and does not require a gasket.

Pricing to convert these VW wheels to a 3 piece wheel starts at $3000 and goes up, depending on machining times, materials and hardware.

Custom Scirocco Wheels 2

Custom Scirocco Wheels 1

BMW 325i E30 Day at Meister Werks

BMW 325i E30 Day at Meister Werks

One day last week was BMW 325i day at Meister Werks European and Import in Renton, WA 1 block south from The Renton Landing.

It’s a strange phenomenon how we always see vehicles come in twos. Some weeks it’s twin black Mercedes SL500, other weeks is two BMW X5s. Last week we had two E30 platform, BMW325i in the shop. The white vehicle was in for a new rebuild transmission. We sent the transmission out to get rebuilt and it came back absolutely beautiful. Not only did they bead blast the case, they completely removed all the internals and valve body, then replaced everything with fresh, new parts.

BMW E30


BMW 3 Series E30 325i

BMW E30s are known by BMW enthusiasts as the go to for BMW performance, modifications and tuning. The BMW on the right is a daily driver for a student, while the one on the right is our employee Luke’s car. Both were having problems that we diagnosed with in a hour.

As it states above, the white convertable needed a transmission. We installed a used transmission for the customer hoping to save them money. However the transmission we received from our parts supplier was also faulty. The 325i E30 automatic transmissions are known to have many faults and issues though out the twelve year production of the vehicle (1982-1994)

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S – Engine Rebuild

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet – Engine RebuildPorsche 911 Carrera 4S 996

Last week at Meister Werks European & Import in Renton, WA, next to The Renton Landing, we completed a engine rebuild on this Porsche 911 / 996 Carrera 4S. We pulled the engine out and found that bank 1 (cylinder 1, 2 & 4) have very low compression on 2 & 3, zero compression on cylinder 1. We knew right away the engine needed a rebuild. The block was stripped all the way down to the block and rebuilt with all new components. This also included new IMS bearings.

Next we had the heads remachined and all new valves installed. That followed by new head gaskets, timing chains and guides. New water pump and other key components were also replaced.

After the entire Porsche engine was finished we restored this engine back to it’s 2004 glory. This AWD Porsche flat 6. 3.6L boxer engine puts out 315 hp and 273 ft lbs tq.

We will also be breaking in the engine for the customer, which takes about 1000 miles. No red line and no excessive idling will be allowed until after the break in period is over. After that period, we will need to drain the break in oil / filter and replace it with fresh oil. After the break in period, the car can be driven normally or taken to the track for some hot laps.

If you need your Porsche serviced or engine rebuilt, give us a call for quotes. We can be reached at 425.254.0627 or email us at meister@meister.us.com

Ksport Control Pro Coilovers Specials – JDM Applications

JDM Ksport Control Pro Coilovers Specials

  • 36 way adjustable dampening
  • Lower strut/shock height adjustability
  • Camber Plates built in

$850 + WA ST Sales Tax

  • Nissan 03-08 350z
  • Honda 14-15 Civic Si
  • Honda 06-11 Civic FD1
  • Acura 02-06 RSX
  • Scion 11-UP TC & 15-UP IM
  • Honda 13-17 Accord

$800 + WA ST Sales Tax

  • Honda 89-91 Civic/CRX
  • Acura 90-93 Integra
  • Honda 92-95 Civic
  • Acura 94-01 Integra
  • Honda 96-00 Civic EK

Come in today to reserve yours. While supplies last. Shipping to anywhere in the USA, $45

Call 425.254.0627, Email us or come in – 618 Park Ave N, Renton, WA 98057 – 1 block south from The Renton Landing.

Ksport Kontrol Pro Coilovers


Ksport Kontrol Pro Fully Adjustable Coilover

Ksport Kontrol Pro Fully Adjustable Coilover Kits provide the ultimate in suspension technology for your vehicle, both on the street or at the track.  36 levels of damping adjustment allow fine tuning of the damper to suit both handling and comfort needs.  The damping adjustment alters compression and rebound simultaneously, for more effective and user-friendly setup changes.

Pillow ball top mounts

Pillow ball top mounts in the front and rear on some applications allow the vehicle to install and setup to OEM specifications.  Ksport’s patented upper pillow ball mount offers the same level of adjustability and performance, but allows for compliance that is often required from high-demand strut applications.
On applicable models, the pillowball upper mounts offer camber adjustment, saving the need for a special, separate camber kit.  For enthusiasts seeking the ultimate in adjustability, Ksport’s advanced upper pillow ball mount is available on some applications, giving the option for separate camber and caster adjustment.

Most applications utilize an adjustable lower mount, which means height adjustability without losing suspension travel—a problem found in many coilover systems available today.  Since mounts and most pieces in the coilover system are designed from 6061 billet aluminum, the components are lightweight, durable, and rust resistant.  Steel shock bodies are electroplated with zinc to resist rust and protect from the elements.  The shock or strut valving for each piece is matched accordingly to the spring rate, giving superior ride quality and reliability.

Monotube Design

The Ksport system uses a monotube design in which the oil and gas are separated within the cylinder. When compared to twin tube construction, the monotube design dissipates heat faster and more evenly, allows finer damping adjustments, and requires more expensive design process.  Aeration and cavitation issues are a lot less common in a monotube design, which results in a more consistent ride quality.

The Ksport Kontrol Pro Coilover system has been designed with professional road racing in mind, offering extremely high value and performance for any application.

Mercedes Benz Factory Air Suspension

Mercedes Benz Factory Air Suspension

This week we performed a simple test on this Mercedes Benz GL450 air suspension. After looking the factory air bag suspension had failed. Arnott is the company we use for these bags. They are a fraction of the price and the same quality as the Mercedes Benz suspension.

Mercedes Factory Air Bag Suspension

 


 

About Factory Air Suspension

Factory or original equipment manufactured (OEM) air suspension is a system that auto manufactures use to replace a regular coil spring. The systems have been around for a long time, and contrary to popular belief are very efficient. This can increase the suspension’s firmness and rideability for sportier driving, or softer for a more comfortable ride.

In these systems the vehicle is equipped with a small air pump and valves. When the car needs to go up, the air pump pumps air into the system via air lines and the pressure raises the car. When the car needs to go down, a pressure relief valve opens and lets the air pressure out thus lowering the vehicle.

Failure and Repair

Next we will talk about damage and failure. Over time, these bags will wear out. It’s typically not the rubber, but the internals that limit the travel of the suspension. These are called bump stops. This is a rubber bushing that will bottom out on rubber and not on the bag or the mounting components.There is the potential, although very unlikely, that the bag could get torn. Another way they can fail is the air bag can start leaking. The air bags are crimped with a metal band and these bands could fail over time and allow air to escape.

The leveling sensors are another thing that can fail. Each wheel has a sensor that tells the vehicle’s computer how low or high the car is sitting. Sometimes these fail, typically there will be a warning light on the dash that says something is wrong.

Other things that can fail are the air line, connectors, pumps and fittings. These components can be tested by a authorized shop such as Meister Werks European and Import. We are located 1 block south of The Renton Landing, across the street from Boeing in Renton, WA. Call 425.254.0627 or E-mail today for a quote today!

Powder Coating Fun

Powder Coating

Today at Meister Werks European & Import in Renton, WA, we had a little down time to powder coat our 75 year old vise. Lollypop red over heavy silver, shattered glass and candy gold. Powder coating is process where you take any raw metal (steel or aluminum) and electrostatically applied.

Powder Coated Vise

 


 

 

More Detailing – Mercedes-Benz SL500

Meister Werks Renton Detailing

Our detailing yesterday. Mercedes Benz SL500.At Meister Werks in Renton, WA 1 block south of The Renton Landing, we can do detailing on your car and install performance equipment the same day. Our detail experts can fix your paint to near factory finish and add a protective layer of wax at the same time.

Detailing your car will keep dirt and grime off your car prolonging the finish for years down the road. Detailing will also protect your car from harmful UV rays that break down your car’s paint finish.

Call us today for more info on what we can do for you.

Wash and Interior Clean: $125

  • Exterior Wash
  • Tire Shine
  • Vacuum
  • Interior wipe down
  • Frigi Fresh (clean and disinfects HVAC system)

Simple Details start at $300

  • Exterior Wash
  • Full vehicle Wax
  • Tire Shine
  • Vacuum
  • Interior wipe down
  • Frigi Fresh (clean and disinfects HVAC system)

 

Full Details start at $600

  • Exterior Wash
  • Clay bar paint cleaning
  • Polish
  • Full vehicle Wax
  • Wheel detailing
  • Tire Shine
  • Vacuum
  • Interior wipe down
  • Dash protectant dressing
  • Wash and detail floor mats
  • Frigi Fresh (clean and disinfects HVAC system)

Meister Werks Detail Products

Buffing 3-1We use only the best products on your car when detailing. Our house brand in local company from Tacoma, WA Griot’s Garage. Their very high quality products show when we are done. They have the best waxes, polish and detailing products on the market. Coupled with Griot’s products we also use brands such as BG, Sonax and Mothers. Sonax is a company from Germany and is the equivalent of Griot’s Garage in Europe. Mother’s has been around for a long time. We use a few of their products such as mag and aluminum polish for wheels. BG makes the best chemicals for our engine carbon cleaning. They also make a product called Frigi Fresh. Sprayed into the cabin air intake, it kills 99.9% of fungus and bacteria in your HVAC system and leaves a very clean, new car smell.