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About GSpence2

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  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    955 CTT, 996TT
  • Future cars
    Carerra GT
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    Audi A6, Audi S8, 928S4, 928S

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  1. I had a similar problem with my 996TT after swapping bulbs. Turned out I broke the lamp housing when fitting the socket. The socket went back into the bayonet like mount but wasn't making good contact. Ended up replacing the housing with a used one.
  2. My CTT sounded just like this right before an expensive rebuild. https://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/50695-on-the-eve-before-christmas-the-gremlins-gave-to-me/#comment-283614
  3. I recently had a round of random crazy codes like this that all pointed to a voltage issue but it wasn't the battery. Turned out there was a power cable next to the driver's side SAI pump that had made contact with the pump and the chassis. The insulation had worn down causing a big short and random codes until the power cut out altogether. Replaced the cable and all is well again.
  4. Yes as always Mr. Weller is spot on! So far the tranny and transfer caseand diffs have held up well without issue. Tiptronic was always sloppy anyway but I think that has more to do with the software and valve body than the robustness of the basic ZF unit. And yes,Trump is an idiot and Putin's puppet!
  5. I recently completed a rebuild on my 04 CTT after burning up 2 cylinders. I figured in for a penny in for a pound (more like $12K), and went full hog, or porker in this case. The rebuild kit resulted in an over-bored block with bigger pistons. While we were in there we swapped out the intercoolers for CTT S types. We found the right front cat had rotted out so changed the exhaust to a high flow sport exhaust and bypassed the rear cats. The truck already had a cold air intake system so just retuned everything with a custom flash. The throttle response is instant now, lag is nearly 0. The boost comes on hard from 2000 RPM and below that with PSM turned off. Haven't dynoed it yet, but running side by side with my partner in my 996TT, it's a dead heat. Worst part is 500 miles later the right rear half shaft gave up, then the left front at 1000 miles. Big power means upgraded driveline. Next up, driveshaft from Lindsey Racing and some bigger brakes!
  6. Ha! Vroom vroom boom! I love it!
  7. PPI, mechanical inspection, pull the fault memory, Car Fax or AutoCheck, ask your insurance agent or broker to search for any collision claims history, test drive, service records.
  8. This is what melted pistons scoring & piston slap looks like.
  9. This is what melted piston slap & cylinder scoring looks like.
  10. we cleaned the pumps since we had to take them off anyway. The valves will be changed along with all the other hard to get at stuff while the engine is out. thanks for the tip on the solenoids. I'll upload more pics as we go forward.
  11. Hi Lewis. Yes We have all new vacuum lines gaskets seals O-rings breather hoses. We've already checked & cleaned the SAI's while we were waiting for parts. We also ordered some silicone boost hoses too. After it's all said and done I plan to put another 130K miles on this beast!

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