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  3. Pulled the sensor out and cleaned up the contacts, actuated the arm. Everything seemed to move freely. That must have done the trick as it is reading correctly again. Filled up and no problems with the gauge moving. We will see. Thanks for all of the input!
  4. Was the update on the map DVDs? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That's awesome! Feels good doesn't it. Just did my trans fluid week before last. Plugs week before that. Side note - been dealing with slop in my steering gear. You guys ever deal with that before on a ZF rack? Center play/wiggle left and right about 2 degrees. Drives me nuts. Any idea if I can simply adjust the yoke at the rotary valve? 2009 Cayenne S
  6. Sure - I went through any and every connection under there. Radio, nav, lights. Pulled/unscrewed each, sanded with light grit sandpaper, sprayed with electrical cleaner and reattached. This included any kind of plug attachment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Was a bit of a rush job, can you give me some more details of how many connectors you found and cleaned. I removed two metal dog leg shaped flat plates and the screws and the earth cable connected to each. Appreciated. Thank
  8. Thank you very much !!!! Perfect. It worked
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  10. Hi please help Need radio code Type 4462 Serial# w5012228 Thank you
  11. First of all the 996 weight depends on it's accessories so its total weight is a moving target. However I don't know what all this leads up to if you want the extra horse power and a simple engine that produces a lot of grunt. I installed a LS3 480 HP, some GM specs says it's 495 HP, I won't argue that point... I put the car on aircraft scales and I'm 160 lb. lighter, however that is with the removal of the front diff. Also all the accessories are attached on the bottom of the engine, not on top, lower CG. The installation uses an electric water pump so no mechanical water pump. I can tell you it's no quick substitute for replacing the IMS bearing, clutch, etc. Making the Porsche and GM computers talk to one another was the biggest challenge. It's not for the shade tree mechanic... Now there's a lot of these conversions that throw used parts at the project, never deal with the blinking lights on the dash and only want to go 0-60 with their hair on fire, but to do it factory takes a lot of time and money. I don't think debating about a few pounds either way is really the question, it's time, money, performance, engine longevity, something different that is breath taking to drive. I took my car into the local Porsche dealership to put it on their OBD machine. When the guy drove the car into the mechanics stall the entire shop stopped working, took pictures, got under the car and were all in awe of the installation. Fortunately I didn't have to pay for the down time... I removed the front differential in favor of putting a taller ring and pinion in the car. At redline in 6th gear it pencils out at 206 MPH, not with me in it... At 80 MPH it's turning 2750 RPM, it's a lot quieter that the Porsche engine that is turning more RPM's. Bottom line, it's simple horse power and when you lift the deck lid you can see a real engine, not an air cleaner. Sorry in advance if I offended anyone...
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  13. Creekman can substantiate what you say (since he did it)...
  14. Horsepower + maintenance +cheaper can't go wrong Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I have seen several videos and posts across the forums recently about these LS engine swaps for 996 911's. I keep hearing that the LSX (LS2/LS3) is LIGHTER than the M96. You know who keeps saying this. It's all over youtube and other forums. But my research has determined this is false. The M96 (3.4 and 3.6), with all accessories, and including the entire exhaust system (yes, cats too), is roughly 440 pounds, +/- 5 pounds. Subtract the weight of the exhaust system (and all LS swaps argue they use the factory Porsche exhaust system), and we arrive at a number much closer to 410-420 for the M96 engine minus exhaust. This is assuming roughly 20-30 pounds for the OEM exhaust, which I have not been able an accurate separate weight (feel free to add this if you know it). However, the LS3 (all aluminum, 6.2, GM crate motor) weighs 465 pounds with ZERO accessories (not even the pulleys, brackets, or belt tensioner), and NO HEADERS (much less an entire exhaust system). Including accessories (PS pump, Alternator, Water Pump, but still no AC compressor), and headers, the engine assembly weighs about 500 pounds, not including the mounts. As a data point, the ultra lightweight LS7 motor weighs 454 pounds completely naked. So, a 996 with the M96 3.4/3.6 is going to be at least 80 pounds lighter than a 996 with an LS motor installed (possibly closer to 100 pounds lighter). Assuming one would pay the $22K+ for an LS7, and assuming that would fit and be compatible, the weight difference would drop to "only" 50-60 pounds. As soon as we start talking about CG height, polar moment, etc.... things get even worse for the LS Swap. Not to mention it putting extra strain on the transmission mount. I hope this sheds some light on the subject and puts to rest some of the absurd claims I see being made about LS Swaps. I got tired of hearing the ridiculous claims. Long live the M96!!!!!!
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  17. Good Evening / Night Same problem with the battery and radio code for a Boxster 2001, here are the informations I have : 24/99 SER : 15004457 Type : 4467 Thank you for your help !
  18. You can fit it without removing the steering wheel. Turn the wheel 90° each way to get to the screws behind the wheel on the column cover. The others are easy to get at. Drop me a PM with your email address. I have a DIY I can send you.
  19. I went and bough the maps, I was able to upgrade to v2.24, had to do a version 1.47 to 2.x upgrade, then v2.24. Went to install the maps next but it cancels out because I do not have the license. Was able to find a dealer that will charge me only for the time to install the license so probably less than 1 hour.
  20. Nevermind....I found it.
  21. Good Morning. I'm searching for a radio code like everyone else. CDR-210 SN: V5007679 Thanks for your help!
  22. Thanks Loren. i'll try it tomorrow.
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  24. While you are in there - check for deteriorated fittings and valves. Some of these cause the EVAP codes .
  25. Listen carefully as close as you can get to each rear wheel. Which is worse? With the car up on a lift, use a listening device - preferably a Steelman Engine Ear to listen to the worst side. Move all along the crankcase from close to the crankshaft all the way to the Camshaft cover. Do this for each cylinder on that Bank.Which is worst and where on that cylinder is the noise the worst ? Listn ,not just for volume but for additional little extra rattles ,thuds,and knocking .Be evry methodical.Make notes on a diagram showing each cylinder. This way we can give you a better diagnosis. Consider getting a UOA from Blackstone,Caterpillar or alternatives. It may be a noise you can just live with for many thousands of miles with good lubrication and careful monitoring ,so don't despair. But do gather great data !
  26. Great news! Thanks Richard. Do I need to remove the steering wheel in order to remove add the computer stalk or can it be done while installed? Jon
  27. Yes, you can. The OBC stalk is the only one you can remove. It is held on with two Allen screws, and will screw straight on to yours.
  28. That would be the connection for the optional child seat (airbag lockout).
  29. would like your opinion on the possibility of a 2005 Turbo S becoming collectible, I had a 1987 930 and sold it in 2004 for $ 28,000 big mistake!
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