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About britdave

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  • Birthday 06/02/1950

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    Cars , Skiing, boating, & women !

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    Ponce Inlet , Florida U.S.A.
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2017 911/991 generation 2
    1997 BMW /// M-3
    2003 Ford Escape , 2013 Toyota Tacoma.
  • Future cars
    911 turbo
  • Former cars
    BMW /// M- Roadster, 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 996

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  1. Martini , could you expound on "Heat cycling the engine " please ? Do you mean like "drive it like you stole it " LOL ? In other words rev up to the red line ? Please xplain ? Thanks Dave
  2. A few months ago, after having a 996 for years, I bought a slightly used 2017 911/991 gen 2 , with just 2,100 miles on it. The car is great, but I was wondering about a few things, since this is my first "automatic transmission" 911 ? First off, on a dead cold start, the engine revs way up (something that I know is NOT a good thing for a cold engine ) and will hold the higher revs (2000-2500 RPM approximately ) for about 15-20 seconds before going to about 750 rpm, is this normal ? The other thing is when I nail it,'put my foot down , accelerate, the engine holds the lower gear, and high rpm , for a few seconds, AFTER I get off (let off) the throttle, and it holds the gear, and keeps the RPMs high, it takes a few seconds to come back down, is this also normal ? Perhaps it is supposed to do this, so it might sound dumb on my part ? Holding the higher rpms/ hence lower gear , for a few seconds, after I let off the throttle just seems abnormal, why doesn't it shift to a higher gear and lower rpms right away ? And why should the rpms go so high on dead cold start, a few days after the last time I started it ? As I know , initial start up high revs are not good. Thanks for any advice on this issue, cheers Dave
  3. I was all set to do it myself on my "new 2017 911/991 gen 2 " , that just turned 3,000 miles. Got all the stuff (oil filter & O ring, new plastic drain plug, and even the special tool to remove and install the new plastic drain plug, THEN I remembered the warranty, and re-setting the on board computer display ! Hence, fearing that issue, I took it to my local Independant Porsche tech here in Daytona, where I use to take my old 996, where I could get a receipt at least. He is very good, and I watched him do it, but realizing I could have easily done it too. So my questions are : #1. How does Porsche inc feel about the owner who wants to change his own oil, when the car is still under warranty ? I mean, how can you prove it was done ? At least my indy, gave me a dated receipt, showing he was a bonafide Porsche tech, and listed the Mobil 1 0-40 , and Porsche (Mahl) OEM filter .#2. How does one re-set the onboard computer, ref the "oil change" ? If something were to happen to the motor, when it's still under warranty, and the owner has been doing all the oil changes, would that not void the warranty ?Also my indy said the Mobil 1 0-40 is ok , but he recommends either the Mobil 1 5W-40 or "LIQUI MOLY" SAE 5W-40 (German oil) particularly here in Florida ! He also didn't like the plastic oil pan (with no cooling fins to dissipate heat) and this new style 1 1/2 turn plastic drain plug, apparently it's also used on newer VW's and Audi's Then there is the air filter issue, were you have to remove the entire rear bumper ! It's quite apparent, that Stuttgart does not want us working on our own cars anymore, and what's with all this plastic stuff Any advice/input on the latter is much appreciated Thanks Dave C ( Ponce inlet Florida)
  4. Thanks for the info, I just can't figure out why as to quote you "Like many other shops, we are no longer fans of M1 product's " I always thought Mobil 1 was fine , and why do Porsche still use it for a factory fill ? Could please elaborate on why Mobil 1 is not that good ? Also are you sure that " Wix/NAPA Gold 57211" oil filter will fit a 2017 911/991 ? I tried to find it on the NAPA site and it appears not to fit ? Please advise ? Thanks a lot, and I will be getting that Wix filter as you suggest if that number is correct ? Thank U !
  5. Getting ready to do my first oil change on my 2017 911/991 C2 . Can anyone recommend the best brand of oil filter, the part number and cost ? They seem to vary in cost from $12 to $35 bucks, different brands and part numbers, on various sites, for the same brand filter ,which I find very confusing ??? Also, is it best to use Mobil 1 0-40 synthetic , or would you recommend another type & weight of oil ? I live in Florida, so Im concerned about 0-40 being to light in the hot summers we have here. Much thanks for this advice, cheers Dave
  6. Thanks fellas , I think Santa got me one, but any others a bit cheaper than the Valentine , Escort, Bel tronics etc ? Also any other installation tips will be appreciated, so I don't ruin the interior on my brand new 911/ 991 Thank You
  7. Just bought my new 2017 - 911 Carrera 991 C2 , and wondering what type/brand of radar detector I should buy, and how to install it (hard wire it) ? I also read somewhere, one must be careful, where to place/mount the detector, due to some windshield (windscreen) tints, as that will adversely affect the performance of the radar detector. Anyone have any thoughts or info, on name brands, how to install one, and the windshield tint issue ? Much obliged & thanks
  8. Ok thanks, but I looked on here, and couldn't find anything and very little on the 2017 ,s ? I guess it's because they are so new ?
  9. After being away from this site for almost 2 years, due to my old 996 getting wrecked by my UK friend visiting, with me in it ! ( That's another story ) Anyhow, I just bought a new 2017 Porsche 911-991. I love to do a lot of the maintenance myself, as I did on my old 996, but was quite surprised the way things have changed over the last 15 years ! (My old 996 was a 2002) The main thing that really shocked me was the access to the twin turbo air filters ! (all 2017 911's have twin turbos now) It appears you have to actually remove the rear bumper to access the air filters ! Why the hell they designed it like that is anyone's guess ? But considering I've only had it for 3 days it appears that's the only way. Anyone have any ideas on this ? I'm really frustrated about it, and if I do decide to take it to the dealer, any idea of the cost , to replace the air filters ? Thanks Britdave
  10. Thanks Kevin, I'll keep that in mind. As of late it appears they( The insurance co) want to try to repair it, it's been taken to a Porsche authorized body shop in Orlando, that has a very good reputation. Once there they ( The Porsche authorized body shop) will also/ AGAIN assess the damage, and possible infamous hidden damage ? I'll know more next week, hope fully before Christmas ? I suppose your right though, in ref to "If it's done right" the repairs. Time will tell ? If it's repaired, and I do decide to sell it, or trade it in for a newer 911, I sure hope this crash doesn't come back to haunt me on the Carfax :cursing:
  11. Thanks for all the advice, MUCH appreciated. I'll get back on here in a few days, after I see what the " final " determination will be ? Today the first ones to determine the repair cost said $10, 900.00 but it has to go to someone else, then the body shop, then the Porsche dealer. As I said, I don't think it will ever be the same, I'm really pushing for a total write off. Stay tuned, and thanks again . :thankyou: Cheers Dave.
  12. Thats what I'm thinking Hilux , I don't think it will ever be the same if they go for a repair. :wrench: :censored: Over here in the States, they have something called "Carfax" that will show this crash on a police report, and what happened on line, you just run the VIN number. It's like a car having a criminal record, I sure wouldn't want to buy a car like this involved in a bad crash, so re selling it would be a BIG loss. I'll know more next week after the insurance adjuster makes a determination ? I'm hoping for a write off/ total as they say, from what I'm reading and seeing, I don't think repair is a viable solution ? Also waiting to hear back from "White 987 S " and his advice on how to deal with State Farm Insurance, when and if they do make it a write off, what to do/say etc ? Remember my 2003 911/ 996 only had 26, 700 miles on the clock , and in great shape, either way perhaps it will be a financial loss :cursing:
  13. I agree with most of this, except the pre-accident value of $30k. That's too high in my opinion. That number is much closer to $20 than to $30. If the air bags blew, (can't tell from pics) it will be a total loss. If the frame is bent (probably not, but needs to be checked/inspected) it will be a total loss. If State Farm (great, fair company) declares a total loss, come back here and update us. I'll give you further advice how to negotiate with their Total Loss Department. Glad no one was injured. This is why I never let just anyone drive my Porsches. This is why I most always decline driving other people's cars, when offered. Ill know more next week ? :huh: The airbags did NOT go off, but considering the left rear wheel violently hit the curb as we did a 360 spin, (unseen damage, the back "looks" fine ??? ) I'm thinking unseen damage to the trans axle, motor , rear suspension etc "White 987S ", not to mention the front end , steering, radiators, right frt wheel rim bent, and more. So far it really looks like a write off/ total loss. When I looked on line a basic 2 wheel drive, 2002 -996- 911 is going for anywhere from $19K to $ 28 K depending on mileage and condtion. Please bear in mind this car was in VERY good shape and only had 26, 850 miles on the clock, lower mileage than any similar car I could find on line, although supposedly State Farm takes that into consideration ? My friend also mentioned to me, if and when I get paid off ? I should ask State farm to buy it back, as he thinks they would sell it back to me for $2,000 or $3,000 as is ? Just telling them I want it for parts etc. Point is this crash will be on Carfax, ref police report (it's like having a criminal past, LOL ) so selling it in the future, would be a hassle, even if my friend and I buy it from State farm, try to get it repaired, and re-sell it ? Please let me know any advice as you say here : "If State Farm (great, fair company) declares a total loss, come back here and update us. I'll give you further advice how to negotiate with their Total Loss Department." Unquote. Any further advice on any of this will be MUCH appreciated as I think they will make me an offer next week. :help: At this point, I don't think I want it repaired , would you ? Any other advice from you guys will be appreciated. Thanks Dave.

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