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b3freak last won the day on October 23

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    2003 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet
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  1. Good advice! Yea, the instruction manual is written very well and with the video, it should minimize the common mistakes that are made when carrying a project of this complexity. What I really appreciate is Jake's willingness to discuss in great detail the steps of pre-qualification and it's so important. Can't tell you how many threads I've read where shops installed a new IMS bearing on a car that had preexisting metal contamination which eventually took out the newer bearing. Ouch.
  2. Check all shift cables/connectors under the center console and at the tranny. These are known parts to pop off causing shifting issues.
  3. Totally, 100% agree with avoiding aftermarket parts. I also tried to save money on a window regulator. Ahsai told me to not waste the time and money and pay for the Porsche OEM. I didn't take his advice and bought the Chinese knockoff for about $60.00. Spent a half day on a nice Saturday installing it. After a month, the regulator crapped out. I learned my lesson the hard way. The same thing goes for Porsche expansion tanks, buy the Porsche OEM, not aftermarket. It's a pain in the butt to install and I've heard of people having to do it several times until they learned to buy the Porsche OEM part. Cheers brothas!
  4. Amen, to that! I don't have the right tools or lift to do it safely on my own, but with the wealth of information that Jake is willing to offer, I'm pretty sure it will help someone that does. But I completely agree, some things are better left for those that have the right training and expertise to tackle a job like this.
  5. For those, like me, that have learned a wealth of information from Jake Raby, The Knowledge Gruppe has just started a YouTube channel called "Rennvision". He posted a simple iPad video on Bore Scoring and now posted a DIY video on installing the IMS Solution plus some videos on many of the LN tool kits he helped engineer and develop. Pretty cool stuff. Check it out...
  6. The key system is more sophisticated than many want to admit. It's electronically actuated and linked to the alarm/immobilizer system in the car. This is not a old Chevy I'm afraid. hahaha First things first... have you tried using the laser cut key to manually open the door? This would rule out the locking actuator. Have you tried testing the keyfob to lock and unlock the passenger door? Does the horn honk? or, just the the turn signals blink?
  7. Great! Just remember, to take your time and be patient. The speaker enclosure is a little frustrating to get inside the door, but it will fit. Also, to avoid scratching or damaging the window, alway have it in *UP* position.
  8. Don't get hypersensitivity disorder. I've noticed lots of 996 owners with coolant system problems this year. We own 20 year old cars... maybe it's just time? Heck, my 996 expansion tank just started leaking couple of weeks ago too. Just got the tank in from Porsche and will plan to replace it this week or next. I've known people that had to replace them multiple times partly because they chose to purchase aftermarket tanks instead of the more proven OEM. Now regarding the "rough idle"... have you tried to hooking up to a Durametric and evaluate the rough running indexes? I lot of the problems associated with rough idle can be attributed to our modern fuels. I'm sure lots of people immediately think it's faulty coil packs, but instead, it can be something simple like clogged injectors or a dirty MAF. Cross one bridge at a time. Flat 6 Innovations is the best in the business. Glad to hear you made the right choice to get them to reconstruct your engine. I would listen to Jake's advice before making any hasty moves financially. Lot of people overreact, start throwing money at the symptoms instead of the source of the problem.
  9. The OEM speaker enclosures go *inside* the door, not mount on top of the weather seal. The part where you see the bar code "security seal" mounts behind the outer door shell. (notice with the OEM green line is coming out) You'll need to carefully cut the opening and noodle the enclosure into the door hole. The door should have the proper door fasteners to secure the enclosure to the door. Good luck!
  10. Personally, if the body shop damaged it, I would insist they replace it. It's there fault. That being said, you'll have to remove the door panel to replace the upper window weather seal. Check out this video...
  11. I have no dog in this fight. I'm not going to risk my $20K+ motor on a roller or ball bearing design, IMHO. Everything I've read over the years shows risks from radial load on roller bearings which potentially could lead to failure, but I guess the cylindrical roller bearing is their "solution"? Problems associated with ball bearings is why we're in the this mess in the first place. I believe the IMS solution by LN with it's oil fed plain bearing design is the best technology out there. Why do you think the Mezger engines are so valuable to racing?... one of the reasons is because of it's durability on the track. Those Mezger engines use a plain bearing design on their shafts.
  12. I bought mine three years ago and Autel has since discontinued it. But it's the MD702. I paid a couple hundred for it which I thought was a good deal. Their pro systems exceed $1000. Just make sure you buy one that will read all of the modules on your Porsche 996. https://www.auteltech.com/autelcms/Discontinued Products/365.jhtml
  13. I agree 100%, go with the ONLY US patented IMS bearing that will last longer than the life of most of the components on the M96 engine - The IMS Solution!

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