The site of seeing a dirt-covered engine out of a car is never a good sign, but in Gaswerks Garage, it is the first step in our engine rebuilds process. Gaspare carefully removes every engine he works on from its vehicle so he can examine every detail in close proximity. Removing the engines allows him a complete 360 degree view of the engine and ample space to work with compare to being in the rear of a vintage Porsche. As Gaspare and his team survey the project they are then able to assess the work that needs to be done including complete mechanical and cosmetic rebuild.
Using acidic baths and vapor techniques, Gaspare and his team are able to take the old parts and make them look like new. These delicate techniques help to make them clean and function properly, but the also preserve the details including emblems and other markings that authenticate them as real Porsche parts.
As seen in the videos below, these engines look as if they are brand new and run the same. Gaspare goes through various tests to make sure each engine he works on is in condition to be put back in the vehicle. Checking for timing on the engine pulley using a strobe light, monitoring the oil pressure, and checking for ignition spark are some of the essential elements that Gaspare focuses on.
Once the pre ignition checks are completed the engine is ready to “Light off”, as Gaspare would say. There is something special about seeing how well one of these motors runs. From the smell of burning oil to the sound of engine revs, the whole experience is one any owner should witness.
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