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  1. Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I own a 98, bone stock, manual Carrera and here is my attempt at scattering the clouds over 996. Hope you'll like & share.
  2. Wont cranks

    Hi guys. My car wont crank and i dont know why. On the start lock relay there is no permission signal from the ECU. Directly starter will cranks and engine work. I have fault code on bracke switch, but brake light work. And driver seat airbag. Please help. Sory for my English. Thanks, Kirill
  3. Hello, I have a '79 911 Targa. Trying to figure out two things: 1>Decoding the engine serial number. It's 6291078 2>Should my VIN and engine number share the same numbers? Thank you!!
  4. does anyone know where i can get the nut that attaches the seat to the rail mechanism. one of mine is missing and the seat won't move correctly
  5. Hi folks, I live in Boca Raton, I have a 2005 997 - 911 with 93k miles. I'm not a rich man. I'm looking for recommendations for service and repair in the south Florida area ideally someone who would like to work on a gentle restoration or a recommendation for a reasonable shop that will do good work for a reasonable price i.e. not dealer rates. I need a replacement alternator i think as the bearings have just gone (sounds like that anyway) and all the belts should be due by now. Anyone with experience in maintaining this vehicle who wants to earn a little extra please contact me or if anyone has a show they would personally recommend I'd be very grateful. Mark.
  6. Hello all, This is a continuing repair to what started as a camshaft deviation out of spec leading to the replacement of the chain tensioner pads / brake pads / chain ramps on my 2000 911 - 996 5-Chain engine. Seen here: That odyssey has since been resolved but I now have a new issue. Quick background: Removed camshafts, readjusted the camshaft chain timing "marker" positions, replaced tensioner pads, reassembled everything per factory specs. On first start up got very rough idle and bad misfires. At first I thought it may have been my timing was off but went back and visually inspected all and all looked correct (visually). Upon further inspection realized parts guy had given me Bosch 7403 plugs instead of Bosch 7413 (2000 Porsche 911). Current issue: Switched out and installed the correct spark plugs and no more continuous misfires / backfires. Did the initial reset (wait 1 min with ignition on / turn ignition off / wait 10 sec) On the first start up it did misfired / back fired once but I assumed that was left over fuel. Car now runs but very rough and threw 2 codes: - P0300 : Porsche Fault code 62 - Misfire damaging cat. converter - P0301 : Porsche fault code Cylinder 1 misfire damaging to cat. converter Also, took these readings: Actual angle for camshaft bank 1: -12.53 Actual angle for camshaft bank 2: 3.05 On positive note the main reason for doing all this work was the original problem / issue of tensioner / brake pad wear which was giving me a -10 / -2.92 reading is now: Camshaft position 1 deviation: 0.00 Camshaft position 2 deviation: 0.00 So the question is now are the Actual angle for camshaft readings within specs and could incorrect timing be attributed to these new issues? And... Do I have to give the DME time to "relearn"? Txs all
  7. A awesome edit of the Porsche 911 factory's assembly line process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG0c7Giybng B)
  8. Hello! My 2003 Carrera 4s has something tricky. It's a 2nd hand car... When you open the door the car's dome light does not lit, nor the doors... But if I put the key on the ignition the it turns on, both: Dome and doors.... I checked all fuses and they're ok... A relay removed perhaps because of the buzzer or something? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  9. Hi all, I am new to the forum and the Porsche community! I am currently in the market for a 996 911 C4S. I located an EXTREMELY clean C4S with the following options and specs. Because I am new to the community, I am not exactly sure what it is worth. It seems there is a large discrepency between one comparable car to another on eBay (sold listings). 2003 911 C4S •75,XXX miles •Manual transmission •Little to no cosmetic or mechanical flaws - interior and paint look brand new •All services up to date (IMS issue not resolved...) •Carrera White Exterior •Natural Brown Leather Interior Options: XPA - Thicker Steering Wheel XE8 - Dark Burr Maple Gear Lever XE9 - " " Hand Break X45 - Colored Instrument Dials X99 - Natural Leather Interior 288 - Headlamp Washer 446 - Wheel Caps With Colored Porsche Crest 680 - Bose Sound Opinion on value? Thanks everyone for you time, BB
  10. PRESS RELEASE Porsche Celebrates 50 Years of the 911 with Exclusive Limited Edition Model 911 50th Anniversary Edition Atlanta. The Porsche 911 resolves apparent contradictions like no other sports car – such as between tradition and innovation or between exclusivity and high social acceptance, and of course between performance and efficiency. And so, Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt with a special anniversary model based on the 911 Carrera S: like the original 911, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is a coupé with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive. Its efficient performance, active sport suspension – and special body have current relevancy: the anniversary 911 features the wide body, which is typically reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models. This special edition will be limited to 1963 cars, a number that represents the year of the 911 world premiere. For the US market, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition will be equipped as standard with a Powerkit, which increases engine performance to 430 hp and includes the Sport Chrono Package. The 911 50th Anniversary Edition sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (3.8 with PDK) and can reach a top speed of 186 mph (185 with PDK). The limited edition models will be available at Porsche dealers this fall and will be priced from $124,100, not including a $950 destination charge. Porsche will present the limited edition model in time for the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt, which opens its gates to the public on September 12, 2013. In 1963, Porsche presented the original model to the public at this leading international show for the automotive industry. Since its first presentation – initially as the type 901 – the sports car icon has excited automotive fans across the globe, and today it is considered the reference for all other sports cars. Since making its debut in 1963, the model series has progressively developed without interruption. In the process, the unique character of the 911 was always preserved. The result of this evolution over a 50-year period – which included countless race victories as well – is a sports car that fully embodies the authenticity of the Porsche brand. Its DNA is reflected in all Porsche models. This limited edition of the 911 Carrera S includes features that have contributed to the 50-year success story of the 911. For example, the limited edition includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with special tuning to complement its increased track width and to add support to the exceptional cornering dynamics of the 911. The sport exhaust system outputs a fitting emotional sound. Special 20-inch wheels are a visual tribute to the legendary “Fuchs” wheels and are finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centers. Chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine compartment grille and the panel between the rear lights emphasize the distinctive appearance of this limited edition model. Another technical highlight of the car’s equipment is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with bi-xenon headlights and dynamic cornering lights. Two unique colors are available for the anniversary 911, a darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. In addition black monochrome is also available. Each of the cars has a two-tone 3D-effect badge on the rear lid with the numbers “911 50”. This is repeated in three color embroidery on the headrest and in two colors as a logo on the tachometer and the aluminum door sill plates. It can also be found on the cup holder panel together with the limited edition number of the individual vehicle. Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and sport design exterior mirrors on the doors panels. There are tributes to the original 911 in the interior as well: green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, just like 50 years ago. Another special feature is the center panels of the leather seats, which are designed with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s. The full-leather interior is designed in agate grey or black with decorative stitching, some in contrasting color. The driver and front passenger experience typical 911 driving fun in 14-way sport seats or optional 18-way sport seats plus. The gear shift or selector lever – which matches the decorative panels on the dashboard, doors and center console in brushed aluminum – comes from the Porsche Exclusive program. About Porsche Cars North America Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 190 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date. For Porsche apps: http://www.porsche.com/usa/entertainment/apps/ Note: Photos and video footage are available to accredited journalists on the Porsche Press Database at http://press.porsche.com/ ###
  11. Hey guys hoping somebody on here can fill me in on capabilities of the dealer software: Can you adjust the wheel size/speedometer pulse count in the computer? I have owners manual sized tires and the speedometer is WAY off, to the tune of 5mph fast. The speed doesn'tbother me so much as the odometer being way out of proportion to actual miles driven. I am also considering going away form the stock size tires so this would be extremely helpful for that. thanks!
  12. Car: 1999 C2 6spd, 158,000miles Okay guys, need some thoughts: Car runs terribly anyway, but I have been noticing more and more what I describe as "backlash" , or a kind of shudder from the driveline when going from coasting to on the gas and vice versa. It is very violent and obvious. feels the same on cruise control as well. I am leaning towards engine mounts? Idle is extremely rough as well which adds up in my book.
  13. Need some help deciding. Currently looking to spend $40-$50k on a used car in the area. CPO or non-CPO, still deciding. I've come up with a list of 3 cars that I think fit my needs. My situation - Children: One girl (2 years) / One boy (on the way in Jan), wife has a new SUV that we use 100% of the time for going out with the kids - car purchasing ~Spring 2013 - invited to at least 3-5 member only track days a year. Currently have to borrow my manager's Cayman S, but would like to get a track worthy car for sessions. - only drive about 10 miles a day to work, but would primarly use this car on weekends for fun Needs - to be track worthy - between $40-$50k - obviously looking for lowest mileage / best maintained - some sort of backseat room for car sets (if I had to transport my kids in emergency) - not sure if CPO would help if I'm keeping this new car low mileage and if tracking the car would void CPO? My opinions on the 3 choices I've come to... Porsche 911 (996/997) Pros: - Most Balanced of the bunch - Probably quickest on the track - Actually a good amount available in the area - Already fimiliar with driving Cayman/911 around the track - Best styling Cons: - uber small backseat - most expensive to purchase / maintain - will probably have to buy higher mileage to get within $40-$50k range - not sure it will pass the wife test BMW M3 (e92) - Coupe/Sedan Pros: - Amazing engine sound - Backseat Room in both Coupe/Sedan - Great track times - Probably best daily driver Cons: - lots of M3s around here - becoming hard to find - $ marked up / popular Mercedes-Benz c63 AMG Pros: - More amazing engine sound - Most backseat room - Most HP/Torque, Raw power - Fastest strait line performance Cons: - Auto only - gas mileage (but, not too concerned) - very heavy car and probably least track worthy I've test drove all of them and love each one. But, which one fits my situation the best? Sorry for long post...
  14. Changing front brake pads on a 997 C4S/C2S Link to support DIY tutorial
  15. RennTech.org long time member, technical expert, and long time supporter Richard Hamilton has written an excellent new book that is a must have for every 996, 996TT, GT2, and GT3 owner. The book has many technical specs as well as sales numbers. From how things work in this series Porsches to technical tips and common problem solutions with "how to" descriptions. From Amazon "This handy glovebox sized book gives the owner the key information needed to own and maintain the Porsche 911 Carrera (996) (1997-2004). There’s a year by year description of all the model types and changes, basic and not so basic maintenance, tips on how to get the best from the car and sections on customization and improvement. This book aims to give the owner an introduction to the fun of owning a 996 and is a primer for some of the easier home mechanic tasks." NOW AVAILABLE at Amazon (US) for only $26.91 $26.60 -- 911 (996 series) Ultimate Owners Guide The book is also on Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co...PIP&sn=pmmbooks). You can also buy this book direct from the publisher http://www.pmmbooks.com -- pricing is 22.95 GBP or $35.75 US. Of course of you purchase through the RennTech.org online store - then RennTech.org gets a (very) small commission from Amazon. We'll post a link when US Amazon makes it available. I could not recommend any Porsche book higher than this one. Congratulations to Richard on a GREAT book! Below are some content images from the book...
  16. Hey everyone, it's been a while since I've been on here. I'd like to thank everyone for their help thus far with my current Boxster fixes and issues. I am now looking at (upgrading?) to a '70 911t. I love the older styles and have wanted to get my hands on one. The one I am looking at is matching numbers, has been rebuilt, just needs a paint job. Let me know what you all think, what to be aware of/scared of, any input is great! Thanks so much
  17. My long 911 story part 1

    *UPDATED* Hey guys, was reading this forum for a while and now decided to share my experience with my 911 called 'White rouge'. The story starts long time ago and lasts till now so i divide it in few parts. Here we go. Long time ago in 2007 I traveled to the Ural. During the one of the business meetings it have cleared that one of my colleagues has perfect “monster' in his garage. When we woke up at the morning after long and soulful talk, first thing that I wanted to do was check out this monster. And that was what I saw: At the same moment my brain was set on fire with desire to buy this Porsche because 964 was my dream for a long time. The first thing we did was mini test-drive. I saw that the car wasn't stock at all and was prepared by German Fresinger Motorsport. They actually did great there and car showed not less but 550 German horses, and turbocharger was charging that hard that tachometer arrow disappeared at 4500 rpm and shown up only at 7200 rpm! More to this all the power was assessed upon the rear axle so the car was burningout including 3rd gear! I didn't bargain with the car holder, payed for this atomic bomb and got back to Moscow waiting for my German warrior to be delivered. The ex-car holder took delivery on his own and before putting car to the rack car for the one last time decided to “rock the place” and he did “rock the place”. As result two pistons collapsed. I've already started thinking to cancel the deal but then recognized that I should follow my dream and bring what's started to the end. So the car was repaired by Ural official services and in the august I met my new car. But the joy of riding this 964 wasn't that prolonged. It's turned out that Ural official services have put chain tensioner wrong side and the engine died again. After the resurrection I rode one more month but due to absence of cutoff I ruined the engine once again and more to that some old sores came out and I decided to take up my bolide real serious. This is what i had for that moment. All the work we've done during the next monthes i will describe in the future blogs ;) stay tuned, comments apreciated. PART 2 In November I addressed to the Vintage tuning-workshop because these guys do amazing things and has already worked with my previous cars. So the process has started with dismantling the engine and sending it to the German workshop Pietz. These guys had have to tune the engine up to 700 HP and add one more turbine! At the same time we were choosing break system and decided to pick Porsche ceramics. On the front axle – six piston 380mm disc; on rear axle – four piston 360mm of stopping force. Next aim was maximum weight decrease. Firstly it was decided to dismount HUGE sub-woofer. It was so huge that two mechanics dismantled it with great problems. The next "guts digging" showed a big amount of moisture and mould. All of these scary stuff was destroyed immediately. After the interiors was finished, all forces was directed on “carbonization”. So I have carbon roof, rear spoiler, all the kit elements, door panels and dashboard. The engine that we sent to Germany was late back for 2 months of what we planned but the waiting was totally worth it. The June has come meanwhile. Installing of the engine lasted too long and boring. By the way we also installed switchable forward flow with three barrels very nice and credible thing I must say! To the end of the month everything was ready to the first start. Engine's started but worked really unevenly. July has passed in waiting for mechanic from German workshop Pietz where the engine was tuned. Mechanic came for only week but I had let him understand that he won't leave untill everything works fine. :) The time for stand test has come and as usual no miracle happened: one helix didn't work properly and even more - the stand collapsed. The German mechanic came back to his motherlands with the turbine. Meanwhile august came. The mechanic came to us again with ready for action helix. Everything was installed tuned and at last Porsche started! In October we've sent car to the motherlands for more precised tuning. In the the end of January engine was completely tuned.
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