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  1. The 3rd rad is a good idea/mod for a track driven DE car, and/or a car that operates in very hot weather.
  2. That's just it. Don't let the car sit and idle. Turn the key, start the car, let it come off the high idle, maybe 60-90 seconds. And go. Keep the RPMs below 4,000 till the oil temps hits the 180s. Use a high quality Porsche A40 0W40 oil in the winter months.
  3. Start using an L&N Billet Magnetic drain plug. Be careful, the torque spec is only 19 ft.lbs. Also, on your next oil change, start doing Used Oil Analysis with places like Blackstone Labs. Go on Blackstone's web site and order the free test kits. I buy the actual tests in bulk of 6 and save a little money. How often do you change the oil? I'd suggest every 5,000 miles, and at least yearly (on a low mileage car).
  4. White987S

    tire recommendation

    Have your friend look into Michelin Super Sports (I have these on my 991S) or the newer PS4s. Both great tires, and some are becoming "N" rated, though that's not exactly required.
  5. Call Rick at Fischer Motors. Maybe he can help you. 847-304-8822. They are in Barrington just down the road from MW.
  6. For dye, talk to JoAnn at www.colorplus.com I'd suggest a good cleaning and conditioning, first, then re-evaluate if you want/need dying. You'll want a quality leather brush, too. Research quality leather care products on sites like Detailers Domain. Phil (owner) is very helpful there.
  7. White987S

    Wheel Spacers

    Spacers add weight (unsprung) and increase the stuff (dirt, rocks, ect.) thrown up on the side of your car. They are NOT going to improve your handling. For aftermarket wheels, buy the correct offset, vs trying to fix a fitment issue with spacers. Always use the proper, longer, wheels bolts when adding spacers. Small spacers, like the OE Porsche 5mm spacers, are fine, and aid in cleaning your wheels and calipers, because it gives you that extra 1/4" of gap to get your cleaning rag/brush in there. The 5mm spacer is purely aesthetic.
  8. Check battery prices and performance at places like; WalMart, Pep Boys, Sears. You don't necessary need a higher priced AGM battery (all the new Porsches use 'em, though). Just make sure it has the proper vent tube kit, and don't reverse the polarity upon re-install.
  9. Young Kim, mid 180s (highway cruising) would be better. Make sure your front fans are properly working, both low and high speed. May also be a good time to pull the front bumper, and do a thorough cleaning of your 2 front radiators. Check coolant level. Be prepared for a new water pump (including coolant flush and new thermostat) of all else checks out.
  10. White987S

    Side window goes up and down on its own

    Good info in this link to Rennlist: https://rennlist.com/forums/996-turbo-forum/873354-passengers-window-has-lost-it-s-mind.html Loren, please delete if we are not allowed to post links like this. Sorry if I'm in error.
  11. White987S

    Side window goes up and down on its own

    Failing ignition switch??
  12. Do you have Sport Exhaust? Could just be overruns. Could also be diverter valves letting out boost. If you truly want it perfect, go to your dealership.
  13. This is an especially poor tire combinaton. Compounded by the fact that it's a 4S. Good luck. You'd be better served with 4 Pilot Super Sports or 4 Pilot 4S (thier newest tire offering). I'm currently running a new set of the MPSS on my 991 C2S PowerKit Cab. The good news is that your Cups will wear out very soon!:)
  14. I suggest you do another oil change in 1,000 miles, and send a sample off to Blackstone Labs for a baseline UOA. Then, rinse & repeat every 5,000 miles. Yearly at a minimum. Order your free sample kits today.
  15. Sounds like a prior owner bypassed the clutch microswitch.

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