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  1. Exactly what Loren noted above, you probably need a new converter: P1192 - Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch: Mechanical Malfunction Possible Symptoms Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch slipping Possible Causes Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch faulty Valve Body faulty Internal Failure in Transmission Possible Solutions Check Torque Converter Lock-Up Clutch Slip
  2. Yes, it should be running anytime the key is switched on.
  3. Yes, I have done transmission adaptation relearns using their software, we however use the more expensive "Pro" version, which has features that the "enthusiast" version does not have. We have had others tell us they have done it with the lesser version, and the Durametric feature matrix seems to support that.
  4. Welcome to RennTech The Durametric software (enthusiast version) will allow you to reset your transmission adaptation values once the problem is corrected. To reset the transmission adaptation, it would be listed under the "transmission" section in the main selection tree on the left, then either under "commands" or "reset". To my knowledge, disconnection of the battery will not reset this.
  5. You will need to get to the primary cable on the starter; depending upon how the vehicle is equipped, that can sometimes be done without pulling the intake. You are going to need to do a visual to see if you can get access.
  6. Your lobe wear does not look out of the ordinary. Cams are made from cast iron, and develop a shine or wear pattern over time; as long as there is not a ton of ferrous grit in the sump or oil filter, you are good to go.
  7. Rising resistance inside the primary cables. While this is a very common problem on 996 Porsches, and PCNA released a TSB and redesigned cables as the result, any primary cable can develop internal resistance which causes both a voltage and amperage drop, which can place a strain on electrical components like the starter. Testing for it is quite simple: You measure the voltage at the battery end, and then at the starter end; if the voltage drop is more than 0.5 Volt, the cable is toast and needs to be replaced.
  8. I would also be looking at voltage drop values on the primary battery cables.
  9. If the hard top did not sit on top of the clam shell, it would not be weather tight; so if it is sitting on the clamshell, it has to come off for the clamshell to move and allow the soft top to go far enough up to be put in the service position. Not a "stupid design" in the least as it gives owners that want four seasons use of the car winter protection the soft top cannot supply.
  10. You cannot get at the engine from above with the hard top installed, it has to come off.
  11. Same problem, the stiffer the mount, the more the vibration.
  12. Loren is spot on, if memory serves, that rubber plug is rather large and can easily accommodate a harness:
  13. The door card is the decorative panel that you see from inside the car, it's technical name is a door card:
  14. Congratulations, you have just discovered why these mounts are not for the street. If you really want to get the maximum detrimental effect of these things, you should have added a lightweight single mass flywheel. We had a customer come in with complaints about noise and vibrations in a 996 with the semi solid mounts and lightweight flywheel already installed, and when I test drove the car it vibrated so bad I couldn't see where I was going just going down the road. And prolonged performance driving use of them can also weaken or crack the engine cases, which is why the RS and RSR factory race cars still carry rubber mounts. Not all aftermarket "performance" ideas are good ones.............

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