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Deferring Your Regular Brake Service and Maintenance

Don’t Defer Your Brake Service and Maintenance

A customer of ours came in a few weeks ago for some service and maintenance and also complained of a brake noise. He had deferred his service and maintenance brake fluid flush several times over the years. These photos are the result of it. Since the system was not maintained, it rusted the brake caliper pistons & brake lines. Due to the rarity of the vehicle, our only option was to rebuild the brake calipers and perform a flush, multiple times, to get the corrosion out of the system.

At the same time, we also performed other deferred service and maintenance. Some items included an axle replacement, upper / lower ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, rear transmission mount, the entire exhaust system, valve cover gasket and a four-wheel alignment.

We advocate on your behalf to perform your maintenance done when it’s due. By doing your service when it’s due, It will prevent further damage to other components. Furthermore, this will cost you much less in the long run. The safety systems in your vehicle are very important to service, which will also keep you safe and avoid any potential breakdowns.

To make an appointment for your vehicle’s maintenance, please call 425-254-0627. You can also book an appointment by clicking the link below. 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.

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.

 

1981 Delorean DMC-12 Project

1981 Delorean DMC-12 Project

A few months ago our customer brought in his 1981 Delorean DMC-12 for an alignment. After we completed the alignment we found many items that needed replaced and repaired. These items included hard starting, faulty suspension parts and a few leaks. The customer also complained of a parasitic draw and that his battery was constantly dying. Since he doesn’t drive the vehicle that much, we thought maybe it was lack of driving the vehicle. He informed us that the battery would die over night and that he had to bring the battery inside and leave it on the charger so he could start the car. We informed him that we can isolate the draw and repair the other items on his inspection list that we found. We are well versed in Delorean DMC-12 repair and have the factory repair manuals for this vehicle.

Appointment

Our customer contacted us about a week later and set up an appointment to get these items repaired. Below are photos of the wiring issues we found and corrected. The issue was actually not Delorean DMC-12 related at all. It was the alarm system. The system that was installed had a radio receiver for remote start. This system sayed on all the time and what was draining the battery. Furthermore, the system was not installed properly. The previous installer used electrical tape to make connections and many of them were not connected. This could also be why the car would not start.

When we diagnosed the starting system and found the ignition coil was faulty. An after market coil booster had been installed. Our advise to our customer was to remove both remote start, coil booster and replace the ignition coil. We advised this because the ohm specifications were more than double of what they should be. Luckily we have the ignition coil readily available though our parts supplier and were able to get the part on the same day. Stay tuned for further updates on this project.

Contact Us

To make an appointment for Delorean DMC-12 or European car, 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.

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.

Air Suspension Refresh

Air Suspension Refresh – Evo X

Last night we finished a air suspension refresh for this customer’s previous air ride install. Although we did not do the initial install, we fixed many problems with the old install. We resealed and trimmed all the leaky air lines and fixtures. Then we cleaned up the routing. We also made a custom base for the components to mount to. We finished that off with some fresh carpet. Previously they were screwed directly to the vehicle’s spare tire well causing an excessive amount of vibration and noise. We also stripped the spray painted tank to bare metal, prepped and powder coated it in house with Super Durable Wet White powder. To finish it off we rotated the compressors so they would not come in contact with the false floor that was previously made. Over all the noise reduction was at a minimum 20db less. We believe it turned out looking much cleaner, safer and functional than it was before.

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.

2003 Mercedes E320 W211

A 2003 Mercedes E320 W211 chassis came in and put into service mode. We also performed a 100 pt inspection for some additional service.

To make an appointment, call 425-254-0627 or email us. #MeisterWerks European & Import is located one block south from #TheRentonLanding in #Renton, WA.

Open Saturdays

Meister Werks Open Saturdays

Our shop, open Saturdays

Did you know that Meister Werks is open Saturdays?

We know your work schedule may make it difficult to get your vehicle in to get serviced during standard business hours. This is why we are open until 6pm on weekdays, and on Saturdays from 10am – 3pm! We also have a key drop box to make it convenient to drop of your vehicle any time, before or after work.

Need a loaner? We have you covered, no extra charge! When scheduling your appointment, just mention that you would like to reserve courtesy our loaner car.

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.

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.

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