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2019 GT3 RS Supercar Service

2019 GT3 RS Supercar Service

Starting the GT3 RS Supercar oil draining procedure.

Starting the GT3 RS oil draining procedure.

Today we performed an oil change service on a 2019 GT3 RS supercar. Our customer requested the type of oil we use, which is always in stock for these applications. The oil for this application is Liqui Moly Synthoil 0w40. This oil is used in many high-performance supercars such as 911 Turbos, GT2 and GT3 vehicles.

While we waited for the oil to drain for 20-30 minutes, we inspected for any issues or notable items. We did notice that the tires are getting low on tread and will need to be replaced in the not so near future. Fortunately, this is all we could find and do not see anything to be concerned.

GT3 RS Door Sills Lights

Once we fully drained the oil, we replaced the sump drain plug seal and replaced the factory oil reservoir with an LN Engineering magnetic drain plug for good measure. We always have these in stock. The drain plug will catch any metallic particulates that the filter will not catch. This will keep the oil-free from harmful debris.

After each drain plug was properly torqued and the oil was filled, we topped off all the fluids. We also performed a quick detail on the Porsche to maintain it’s natural beauty.

To make an appointment for your Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, classic or modern supercar, please call 425-254-0627. You can also email us by clicking here. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on the westside of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Factory Porsche dry carbon fiber is located in many places on this GT3 RS, including the hood, rain trays and trunk lid.

 

Service Treat of the Week – November 14th, 2019

Nov 14th, 2019 – Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars

Service Treat of the Week – November 14th, 2019 – Chocolate Chip Coconut Bars.

Book your service appointment today. While you wait, enjoy our freshly baked goods and a cup of gourmet coffee while you wait for your vehicle service.

To make an appointment,click here, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on west side of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

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In the Shop, 1973 Porsche 914

1973 Porsche 914 1.7L

Porsche 914

In the shop this week: This sweet 1973 Porsche 914 1.7L. Our customer brought this In for some much needed maintenance and repair. The car was having issues starting and running rough. After discussing the symptoms with our customer, we knew right away that the ignition switch and ignition coil needed to be inspected tested. We tested the ignition coil with a multi meter and it was producing over four times the resistance it should have been on the terminals and plug wire terminal. We then pulled the ignition switch and sure enough, a big crack down the side. We replaced those with new plug wires, breather and vacuum hoses. Now this Porsche fires up on the first crank every time.

Porsche 914 Broken Ignition Switch

To make an appointment for your car’s vehicle service or repair, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA, across the street from The Boeing Store and on west side of the Paccar / Kenworth plant.

Porsche 911 / 996 Headlight Refurbishing

Porsche 911 / 996 Headlight Refurbishing

Our customer brought in his set of Porsche 911 / 996 Turbo for headlight refurbishing. The lens were oxidized and dull when they arrived. This is cause from the sun light’s UV breaking down the surface of the lens. We wet sand all the contaminants out, clean and spray with our special clearcoat. This clearcoat is the same acrylic makeup as the lens which bonds with it down to the molecular structure. Not only that, but the clear coat adds a layer of protection against fading or oxidation. The clear coat also dries very glossy and there is no need for wet sanding or buffing after the clear coat dries. However, we can do this and is an additional option if you upon request.

Note: Some imperfections are within the inside of the lens area and are unable to be removed. New housing would be an alternative to getting brand new headlights.

Need to contact us for a repair after hours?

Meister Werks Repair, 24-7

At Meister Werks, we are always available for our customers if you have an urgent repair. To message us after hours you can go to our google page on your mobile devise, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also email us and we will reply as soon as possible.

If you are towing in your vehicle, you can use google messagingemail or contact us via our contact page. No need to get an approval. Just tow or bring in your vehicle and drop it off in front of our shop. We would be happy to look at your car the next business day and get you back on the road.

To contact us during business hours just call on our main line, 425.254.0627 or email us. If we don’t pick up, please just leave a message and we’ll get back to you promptly.

To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

About Us

The owner and of our company, Dave Meister, has always been a car enthusiast. Since age 16, he has had a passion for modifying and working on European cars.  What is now Meister Werks began in 1997, with Dave manufacturing and selling custom gauge faces to fellow car enthusiast and friends with VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles.

As our business has grown over the years, our products and services have expanded as well to keep up with customer demand. Now a full service shop, we will take the time to explain your vehicles’ needs to ensure you have a confident and positive experience. To provide you with the best experience possible, we only hire staff with the widest knowledge and best work ethic. Our passion for excellence has resulted in satisfied customers. Customer service is our number one goal—if you’re not happy, we’re not happy. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, make us your go-to shop for European automotive service and repairs.

Porsche Cayman – Porsche Club of America Event Prep – Factory Recommended Service

Today at Meister Werks we have a 2014 Porsche Cayman S in for factory recommended maintenance in preparation for an upcoming Porsche Club of America track day event. The factory recommended 40,000 mile service for this Porsche Cayman includes replacing maintenance items such as the air filter, cabin air filter, spark plugs, and an oil change. For a little added performance, this Porsche Cayman is also getting a brake fluid flush with a high boiling point performance brake fluid.

 

 

This performance brake fluid has a higher boiling point, which will prevent brake fade and allows for better braking at a high speeds. This brake fluid has a dry boiling point of 280ºC / 536ºF, which is higher than the standard DOT 4 SL brake fluid, this allows for better performance at higher temperatures.

Performing maintenance items at the Porsche factory recommended intervals is crucial to keep your vehicle operating at peak performance and to prevent other components from failing. Neglecting factory recommended maintenance results in the hardest working components not operating at their best, which forces other components to work even harder. This can lead to catastrophic failure of major components which can be very costly to repair. At Meister Werks our mission is to keep your car  in top operating condition while preventing catastrophic failure and saving you money.

To make an appointment for your Porsche, European or import car, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

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A Quality Oil Filter is Important

A Quality Oil Filter is Important

At Meister Werks, we only use the highest quality oil filter on your vehicle. In this demonstration you can see the difference between high quality and low quality oil filters.

Both filters were removed from the same car, using the same oil. However the interval was drastically different. The one on the top left is a quality oil filter manufactured by Mann, a German company. The other filter pictured has clearly collapsed, which makes it much less effective at filtering oil. These lower quality oil filters can also start disintegrating and get in your oil system, which creating larger problems down the road. The bottom right filter was only used for 1,000 miles, while the other one was used for over 5,000 miles.

Despite what the dealer or manufacturer recommends, we suggest changing your oil and filter at 5,000 miles on all your vehicles. Some manufacturers recommend changing the oil and filter every 10,000 miles, this is a national average and does not take into account our local climate, the driver’s driving style, or the manner in which the vehicle is used. For example, a vehicle that is used mostly for short trips in stop and go traffic means you may need your oil changed more frequently, such as 3,000 miles. Some people who do a lot of long distance freeway driving might be able to go longer than 5,000 miles. Our standard recommendation is 5,000.

At Meister Werks, we help you keep track of your vehicle’s oil service intervals and make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape with our courtesy 30 point inspection. We also use the highest quality oil and filters on the market for your European or import vehicle. Sometimes a quick change oil service company seems convenient, however they might not use quality parts or proper oil which can result in damage or breakdowns and they may not perform inspections which could uncover additional maintenance and repairs your vehicle needs.

Contact us today and get your oil and filter service appointment. To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

Porsche Cayenne – Getting all the Flushes

Porsche Cayenne – Getting all the Flushes

Coolant Flushing-2

The other day this Porsche Cayenne received an oil change, brake flush, and coolant flush. When this Porsche Cayenne was in for an oil change we did our courtesy 30 point inspection on it. We found that the coolant was only good down to 0ºF, but it should be -22ºF or lower. We also found that the brake fluid had a moisture content of over 4%, which should be much lower, around 0-2%. This means that the antifreeze and brake fluid needed to be changed ASAP before the coming winter.

We started by draining all the old coolant / antifreeze out of the Porsche Cayenne. We then hooked up our coolant machine and flushed good coolant though it until it was a nice pink clean color. This Cayenne uses a special coolant that is imperative to use, or else other damage may occur. Green over the counter coolant / antifreeze should never be put in these Porsches. If the wrong coolant is used, the chemicals can eat away the aluminum in the cylinder head, radiator and heater core, this will cause corrosion. Using the wrong coolant / antifreeze will cause problems down the line such as clogged radiators, damaged heater cores and damage the water pump, among other things.

Next, we flushed out the brake fluid. This fluid should be the color of honey and not be dirty what so ever. If there is dirt or moisture in the system, it will decrease braking performance and brake down the seals in your brake master cylinder and calipers.

If you need your coolant or brake fluid flushed, call us at 425-254-0627 or email us to make your appointment. Meister Werks European & Import is located one block south from The Renton Landing in Renton, WA.

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

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.