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    1999 996 Carrera
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    Is there anything that compares?
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  1. When the parking brake is on, does the light on the gauge cluster come on? It should. Two things come to mind, the cluster bulb and the switch on the parking brake not engaging properly.
  2. Any debris in the oil pickup tube screen? Any debris in the oil pan? The only other thing that I can think of is the oil pump...maybe it is worn out. I do hope that after re-installing the oil pan you will put in fresh oil and a new filter. BTW, the OE canister cartridge type oil filter has a bypass valve in the bottom and the spring wears out. Much better to get the LN oil filter adapter and use a non-bypass spin-on oil filter.
  3. Not exactly. I still have a slight bit of bleed to the defroster whatever vent selection I make. I usually just select the dash vents only. I live in Florida and the humidity is high, so I run the AC all the time. A little bit of cold air comes out the defroster and on high humidity days, when I have the temp setting at or below the outside air temp, a slight bit of humidity condenses on the outside of the windshield. Either a quick wipe with the wipers or setting the HVAC temp at or just below the outside temp makes it go away. I live with and have just settled my mind as just a quark of the system....because...I'm not going to pull the whole dash apart to get to the HVAC box to fix some stupid foam covered blend door. The foam does stop coming out, and then you just live with it. I can adjust things myself to manage it. BTW - the blend doors are probably 40-50% solid metal, with some holes in the door. That is what the foam covers. Once it deteriorates, the holes are open to air flow, and that is why you get some bleed to the defroster vent. Another repair write-up -
  4. The simple answer is yes. The foam has deteriorated on the blend door inside the HVAC box. There is no easy fix. To get to the blend doors inside the box, you have to remove the entire dash. I have just learned to live with it for 10 years. Once the foam stops spewing out the vents, everything works well for heat/air. So I just let it be.
  5. Disconnecting the battery also will reset the DME to base values, so it has to "learn" all over again. A gentle drive should clear that up.
  6. Same sad story over on Rennlist. Guy had his one and only Porsche key stolen from his other car. Ordered new key blades through Porsche with the VIN number. Got new key fobs and tried to have the Porsche dealer program the keys to the car's security system. Could not add the keys to the security system, and could not remove programmed keys from the security system because they did not have the original key and key code. Bottom line - new security module for $1900, plus new key fobs, plus programming. Porsche was certainly good at setting up a secure security system for our cars. So word of advice - always have two working keys that are programmed to the security system. If you only have one working key, and you lose it or it gets stolen, that's a +$2500 mistake. Better to spend $350-400 for a new working key.
  7. DBJoe996

    Oxygen Sensing?

    You can also try your local PCA Chapter to see if a member has Durametric and would let you use it to evaluate your running parameters. 34K is pretty low mileage for an O2 sensor to go bad, but stuff happens. Having an OBDII reader is worth its price. Durametric is the best. i don't know if a standard OBDII reader will tell you which one is acting up...probably just give you a P code for O2 sensors. Remember that the DME is using things like the O2 sensors to determine how the engine is running, and then it makes adjustments on the fly. The misfires are probably a result of one (or more) of the O2 sensors acting up. Tackle it first.
  8. DBJoe996

    Oxygen Sensing?

    A bad O2 sensor will do that. How many miles on the car? There are four O2 sensors, two pre-cat and two post-cat. If you have access to Durametric, it will tell you which one is not sensing correctly. Have you checked the harness connectors on the tray in the engine bay? Maybe one got knocked loose.
  9. Agree...a trip to a Porsche dealer is necessary. Besides cutting the laser cut key, the key has an RFID pill that needs to be programmed to the security system of the car, and to the best of my knowledge only a Porsche dealer can get the security code from Stuttgart. Good idea to have a second key. It will be expensive but in the end worth it.
  10. You need Parts 4, 5, 23 and 24 here (these will be the upgraded parts) - http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/hardparts.php?dir=996-99-05&section=104-00
  11. Did not look at the video, but, I would start by making sure the oil is fresh and within spec, with a new filter, and replace the oil pressure relief valve and spring with the updated version. It is a simple job. Since you checked the oil pressure with an separate gauge, not likely the oil pressure sending unit.
  12. DBJoe996

    Locking Lug Bolt

    I find that hard to believe as well. The reason I said "take it to the service department" is that what you want to do is get those removed. Service techs keep their tools for a lifetime, so someone in the service department probably has the right "old" key to remove those wheel locks. If that is not the case at the dealer you tried, I would try a different one. Once removed, you can always buy a new locking set if you desire. Good luck.
  13. DBJoe996

    Locking Lug Bolt

    Take it to the service department of the nearest Porsche dealer. They have a variety of lock keys to try on it. If you don't live or park in a ghetto or 3rd world country, ditch the lock nuts...and if you stay with them, put the lock socket inside the car, not in the trunk. So many people have been locked out of their cars due to dead batteries, and trying to remove the wheel liner to get to the emergency release cable for the frunk is nearly impossible with the wheel on the car and the lock socket stuck in the locked frunk. If all else fails, find an appropriate size (15mm?) 12 point socket and hammer it on there. That will ruin both so be prepared to repeat for the other wheels.
  14. DBJoe996

    "Rattle" at 2,000 RPM

    Take a turkey baster and suck some of the brake/clutch fluid out of the reservoir to return it to a normal level....then keep an eye on it. Agree with Loren completely. If the power steering pump is making a rattle noise, remove the serpentine belt and check the pulley for play and smoothness. Check all the other pulleys as well, including the water pump. Good time to put on a new serpentine belt and replace the air filter.

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