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About hardtailer

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    Bavaria, Germany
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    Porsche 996 Carrera
    BMW M3 (E30)
    BMW 320is (E30)
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    BMW 320is (E30)

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  1. Based on the dimensions by Domiac and Coloradocurt (thank you!) I came up with a version of the tool that uses the DMF bolts to push it and the RMS into its position by turning the bolts little by little in a cross-wise pattern. Reason being that I managed to destroy a brand new seal by tapping it in using a tool as described above as it canted over. Thickness of the tool is such that it bottoms out against the crank flange before the DMS bolts bottom out in their thread holes. I'll post up my dimensions as soon as I have verified them to work as intended. One in alloy, one in (engineering) plastic.
  2. Foam in those places will indeed degrade too an get blown out the vents. I have seen this on my BMW E30. If owners experience no issue with either heat and cold blending or regulating which vents the air exits but have foam coming out then it is as they say. If they do, however then it must be the foam covering the holes. Lousy design btw. No need to make those flaps out of metal as shown by many other car makers and their HVAC suppliers...
  3. Clever! Thanks for posting. I'm curious whether the original Porsche filter cartridge will show signs of collapsed pleats too when the time of your next oil change has come. Please report on that if you don't mind.
  4. hardtailer

    Overheating GT3

    Holy thread ressurection baTman! -->It does begg the question how to 'unseal' the system and prevent coolant spewing out of the expansion tank since the system will no longer be pressurised and hence the hot coolant will start boiling.
  5. Any hints on how to remove the black corrugated tubing from the alloy connection block highlighted by the bold green rectangle?
  6. Be aware the unit is km not miles. 60,000 km = 40k miles.
  7. I searched but couldn't find the required info so here goes: How do I disconnect the brake booster vacuum line from the alloy connection block in the front wheel housing (frunk sidewall to which the brake lines brake booster/servo connects)? I want to disconnect the vacuum line on the wheel housing side. I noticed that I can pull back what seems to be a locking ring but the line won't release/disconnect from the connection block. The model concerned is a MY1999 manual carrera2, LHD.
  8. hardtailer

    996 Carrera Limp Mode

    Late to the party but as mentioned above : change transmission fluid and filter (and/or flush it).
  9. I can't think of a fault in the MAF that would lead to such behaviour. I'd say the reason for a normal idle rpm with MAF disconnected is that instead of actual air mass provided by the MAF the motronic then uses a stored/model based value for air mass at idle. I hazard a guess that the engine is actually running very lean as the actual air mass into the engine is greater than the stored value. I.e. you have more air coming in than is required for idle rpm. Either further vacuum leaks, the icv further open than necessary or the butterfly cracked open ever so slightly. Another thing to check is the throttle position sensor. Make sure it is mounted such that it signals idle and not off-idle when the throttle is shut.
  10. I would worry that a dealer would do what they consider best for them or the manufacturer they represent which may not necessarily be best for the customer handing them such a vehicle . Depending on the speed the car in front was hit the threshold to deploy the airbag was perhaps not met. Maybe in the crash itself a sensor relevant to the proper functioning of the airbag sensor has been damaged and as a consequence the error message shows.
  11. First post to this great forum to hopefully give a little back to the community after having gathered valuable information prior to my purchasing my first Porsche. I have the exact opposite situation when fitting Pagid S pads at the front of my 99 996 carrera. These pads are the same geometry as the upper ones in above picture, however the car originally has the geometry of the lower ones and thus the longer spring. I searched for the correct part number of the 2.5" spring and identified it as 95535296000. Not willing to pay 45€ for them at Porsche I found alternative suppliers' parts and this is what I want to share with you: Ate 610280 Delphi LX0450 Hella 8DZ355203191 JP Group 1163750219 Textar 82076600 Volkswagen 7L0698269 PAGID: 355203191 TRW: PFK505 BREMBO: A02448 textar 82076600, METZGER: 1091660 Prizes ranging from as little as 8€ to 22€ (Ate). Further reading on the subject http://www.planet-9.com/#/topics/56342?page=1

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