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About 0356kid

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  • From
    Vancouver, WA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1963 356 S90
    2008 C2S
  • Former cars
    1964 356C
  1. Considering a 2018 Macan. Are the headlights LED or Xenon? Thanks in advance.
  2. Wondering if anyone has ever ordered a new Porsche with a custom paint request. If yes, my specific question relates to having the unfortunate situation should the car have a minor fender bender and the paint shop matching the special color. I spoke to a dealer and they said you could not order any extra paint just in case nor would a touch up paint pen be available for a minor rock chip, etc. Do you think I’m being misinformed by the dealer? If not, seems like a big chance you’re taking by ordering a custom color (in my case, stone gray as found on late 50’s 356 Porsche’s). Thanls in advance.
  3. What is the average life expectancy for subject sensors and any suggestions for a source? Mine are approximately 5 years old and still functioning fine.
  4. Thanks for the replies guys! Sorry to respond so late but been on vacation. I’ll check out both ideas.
  5. Considering an exterior color change on my 08C2S. Looking for a very good paint shop in Portland, Oregon (preferred) or Pacific Northwest.
  6. Belt off produced nothing unusual. In talking to a service shop he said his sometimes squeaks when he initially starts his car up. I noticed it when it was rather cold out but shortly after the car warmed up, all was gone. Think I'll just keep an eye (or ear in this case) out to see if it continues. Thanks for all the feedback.
  7. Thanks gentlemen! Will remove the belt later next week and go from there. Will report back when I find out what it is and, hopefully not something too serious!
  8. Have an 08C2S, 45K miles. On start up and at idle, there is a squeaking noise in the engine compartment. Could this possibly be an alternator bearing or water pump going bad? Appreciate insight & thanks in advance!
  9. Have an 08C2S and need a transport carrier to move the car from CA to WA in Dec/Jan. Looking for suggestions on whether I should move it on an open or closed trailer. I do know an open carrier is less expensive but also considering that it is winter time going up to WA. I did contact Reliable Carriers who I've heard good things about but they want over $1600 which I think is rather high. Cannot drive it since I have to drive the wife's car up there at the same time. Thanks....
  10. Thanks for the replies! After talking to the dealer, I need to do the various version upgrades that were introduced along the way in order to get to the latest version. Since the stock system is rather cumbersome, think I will just continue to use my iPhone for directions until I decide to get the latest aftermarket setup. Thx again!
  11. Have an 08C2S (completely stock) and was wondering what the easiest way is to update my factory navigation system to current maps. Do not wish to replace the entire system. Is software available online to do this? thanks in advance.
  12. Mobil 1 oil and the filter was purchased from Sunset Porsche parts department. I torqued it to factory specs. Maybe I should just clean it off well and keep an eye on it. If still a small drip, maybe I should remove the filter housing and look at the O ring then? Thanks for the quick replies guys.
  13. Have an 08C2S (47K mileage) and changed my oil and filter about 200 miles ago. Noticed a quarter size spot of oil on the garage floor this morning. Drip appears to be coming right off the center of the filter housing. Appreciate diagnostic advice . Thanks in advance.
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