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PESuazo

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About PESuazo

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  • Birthday January 31

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  • From
    Clayton, NC
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 Porsche 996 Convertible
  • Former cars
    1994 Mercedes Benz E420
    1986 Mercedes Benz 300E
    1986 Porsche 911
  1. In regards to the parking brake dash light.... IF the light is ON on the dash (when the parking brake is pulled up/engaged), "most likely" the switch is "OK".....but it may still be a problem when you activate the convertible top. IF the light is OFF on the dash (when the parking brake is pulled up/engaged), most likely that is the problem. The diagram attached is for a 1999 996 convertible.
  2. 996 & 986 Outer Tie Rod Replacement Whenever you raise your front end, it is a good idea to "test" as follows: Hold your tire at 3 and 9 and rock the tire back and forth.....feel play, or knocks?.....Tie Rods may be bad Hold your tire at 12 and 6 and rock the tire back and forth.....feel play, or knocks?....Bearing may be going bad In my case, I had a bad "shimmy" around 60 MPH and around 90 MPH....I had already ruled out the balancing of the tires..... Upon close inspection, I could see my outer tie rod boots where broken, and play was present when doing the 3-9 rocking. 12-6 rocking was non existent. Attached is the procedure I followed....there are also plenty videos on you tube..... This procedure is what I did for tie rod check and replacement.pdf Author PESuazo Category Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and Repairs Submitted 02/11/2016 08:07 AM Updated 03/17/2017 05:12 AM  
  3. Just like the previous posts suggest. In my case the battery was dying....once I installed a new battery (H8), the voltmeter stays very close or at 14.....before it would go barely above 13
  4. Whenever you raise your front end, it is a good idea to "test" as follows: Hold your tire at 3 and 9 and rock the tire back and forth.....feel play, or knocks?.....Tie Rods may be bad Hold your tire at 12 and 6 and rock the tire back and forth.....feel play, or knocks?....Bearing may be going bad In my case, I had a bad "shimmy" around 60 MPH and around 90 MPH....I had already ruled out the balancing of the tires..... Upon close inspection, I could see my outer tie rod boots where broken, and play was present when doing the 3-9 rocking. 12-6 rocking was non existent. Attached is the procedure I followed....there are also plenty videos on you tube..... This procedure is what I did for tie rod check and replacement.pdf
  5. Glad I did this......refilled with the Porsche fluid, now the operation is nice and smooth.......
  6. This is the path I would take if my engine ever craps out.....please keep us informed if you ever create the website with the steps to do the conversion.....
  7. Make sure both side flaps open/close.......
  8. This past weekend I did this....I am happy with the results....I purchased the 3M kit and the Sylvania kit 1.- I used the 3M kit 2.- I finished with the Sylvania clear coat UV protectant/sealant
  9. Numerous reasons....but I will give you 2 clues and do a search in this forum......this has benn discussed enough times... 1.- When parking brake is up....is the light on the dashboard on? 2.- Does the clamshell move up/down?
  10. youtube is your friend....very good video describing the procedure there....
  11. I have seen this happen......usually the microswitch on the top center latch. Try pushing the latch in as it engages (help it in).
  12. Jesus, 18K for a new engine......with the same horse power If my engine ever blows up (I hope it does not).......I would go to Renegade Hybrids, and have them install an LS3 engine for under 12K.....you gain over 100HP and save $$$.......now I am ready to be flamed......
  13. They can not be repaired only replaced. There are places where you can send yours out and fixed....guy in Rennlist did that...unfortunately he told me after a dished over 500 bucks for a new one...this guy in Brooklyn fixes then for 140.00..with warranty....I will not post the name of the website here.....but a google search will get you there........ " Our Price: $140.00 You send us your broken window regulator with the motor. We reassemble the motor guides, and replace cables with stronger and much more durable cables. If necessary we exchange plastic pulleys and rebuild regulators that are stronger than the factory issued models. "
  14. I agree with this thing being a royal PITA !! Did you buy a new regulator or sending yours out to repair?
  15. Oil is meant to be circulated throughout the engine......lack of oil circulation would allow seals to dry and rot (one of the many causes of leaks)...... I am a believer that lack of use can be harmful to an engine.....Cars are built to run....not to sit in a garage....why would anyone deprive themselves of driving a Porsche if they own one???? Drive it more often....to the point of normal operating temperature.........then add 20+ highway miles.....at least once a week.....
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