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    2005 997
  1. AD08R's are great tires but not in the zip code of slicks. Have you you dropped the oil pan to make sure everything nice and tight with 'no other obstructions?
  2. Early oil issues on the 996 occurred on the track in long left hand sweepers when the car was on true race slicks. That does not include R-888's NT-01's, or street tires as they could not generate enough G-forces to cause starvation. Since you are having a problem with right handers and on street tires, I would say you have an internal oil system issue. Have you posted over on one of the Racing and DE forums? These are the guys that may know a lot more on the topic. Good luck with your problem and keep us posted.
  3. A quick summary for those that may be interested. Taking apart the console will be tough the first time. Should be pretty easy if you go back in for any reason. I think total reassembly time took 20'ish minutes today. My car now shifts better than at any time I have owned it. Is it "snick-snick" smooth and quick? No. But it is close to my BMW 335i 6-speed and on par with a 996 I owned a few years ago. Well worth the time and effort. JFP, THANKS AGAIN!
  4. JFP, For anyone that comes across this thread on adjusting the shift cable, the most important piece of advice I can offer is to make sure the car is in NEUTRAL before you unhook the cables to start the adjustment. Which brings me to my question. With the console apart, can I test drive the car, or will it throw a lot of faults? Thanks!
  5. Thanks agin. The tool is on order from Suncoast and I will report back either way.
  6. That is the exact info I was looking for. Thanks!
  7. Thanks Jeff. That was something quick and easy I could do. I changed it to the PTX. Other thoughts?
  8. My 2005 997, the 1-2 shift has been notchy over my 2 years of ownership. It is not terrible, but not as smooth as a previous 993, 996, and clearly not in the zip code with an older Audi S4. I could live with it, but I would like it to shift better. I have researched this on several of the enthusiast’s forums and found a lot of chatter but little in the way of guidance for seriously improving the situation. The most common “fixes” include some combination of Mobilube PTX, stiffer engine mounts, and/or stiffer transmission mounts. There seems to be a huge debate as to actual ability to adjust the linkage. Some say that is the way to go and others have said there is no linkage adjustment. So, I am hoping that a technical forum can give some solid direction on how to approach this issue. Any and all thoughts are welcome.
  9. For several months, my mechanic and I have been chasing a random 0302 CEL code. The code always occurs within 2-3 minutes of startup after not driving for 6-7 days. It is only a 0302 with nothing else involved. Among other things we have tried is new plugs and coil packs (they were way over due and on my list to do) and a shop based intake clean. Yesterday another 0302 popped. My mechanic feels that it now must be a injector. Intuitively that makes sense to me. However his service rep says this is a massive job, taking 7-8 hours. Wayne Dempsey's book says it is a 3 hour job. So my questions are: 1.) Does it seem reasonable for the 0302 to be an injector? 2.) How long does it take to do all 6 injectors? Or are injectors pretty bullet proof and I should just change out cylinder 2? THANKS!
  10. Thanks AP! That is what I thought / hoping for.
  11. After selling my 996 semi-track car about 15 months ago, I am back to RennTech with a really nice 2005 997. A family member had to have a new M4 and sold his 997 to me at a really good price. So I sold my 1980 911SC and am a full time water pumper now. This was a very quick purchase and I had little time to really get acquainted with the car. Here is my question: Was TPMS an option on the '05 997? From what I can tell, it was an option in '06 and then standard in '07. Is this correct? Thanks.
  12. Guys a friend of mine is looking a 2005 997. We are struggling to determine if the VIN is/was part of the lawsuit. What we really want to know which IMS it has. The VIN is WP0AA29995S716387. Any and all help is appreciated.
  13. Excellent comments Jeff, thanks. If one were to buy into the concept of the DOF, then it seems to me that the manufacturer needs to take the step of specifying the oil source and if said source may contain dirty oil, a secondary oil filter should be engineered and include. At least that is what this IT geek thinks. :)
  14. I tried a search on this forum with no luck, so pardon me if already discussed, Just ran across the tuneRS Direct Oil Feed product for the IMS on Pelican Off Topic of all places! Be that as t may, anyone have any experience? The concept makes sense to me and the price is reasonable. http://tunersmotorsports.com/?page_id=103 I have the non-changable IMS and this is the only thing short of Jake's Guardian that may be helpful.
  15. Have you actually bought the new tires yet? If "NO" then don't. I have had them on 2 cars over the last 3 years and they are by far the loudest tire I have owned. And a friend had them on a E46 330i and same problem.
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