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Everything posted by Loren

  1. There is supposed to be a TSB for PCM 2 upgrades floating around but neither I nor any of the dealer techs I know have a copy. If your dealer follows the procedures in the Service Manual they should know what to set using the PST2. It is basically check boxes for the options on your car.
  2. More info now in the pinned topic at the top of this forum...
  3. Here is the brochure with part numbers for various phones for the new Porsche Cell Solution (1.3 MB PDF). There are now also TSBs (in the Contributing Member's Section) for PCM2 equiped cars. Contributing Members can download the prep and install TSBs in the Contributing Members Only Forum. Porsche_Cell_Solution.pdf
  4. It's the same "Signal A" wire used for the PSE and PCMI and II. A Grey/pink wire at the (foot area) relay panel.
  5. I think Don is asking for some specs. Dyno/performance. Thx.
  6. From TSB 2a/98 6315 Aerokit - Deactivating the Rear Spoiler Warning Light on MY’01 (dated 8-31-01) "Vehicle Type: Boxster / Boxster S Model Year: MY 2001 (1) Concern: Deactivating the rear spoiler warning light. Information: As of MY ’01, a new instrument cluster has been installed in Boxster and Boxster S vehicles. The display of the warning and indicator lights is now performed by light-emitting diodes (previously bulbs). The LEDs are soldered into the circuit board of the cluster, and are not removable. When installing an Aerokit in one of these vehicles, the spoiler warning light m
  7. Thanks to all that have contributed! Your donations help keep this site running and banner free. Also, the Polyrib Belt DIY has been updated (to 24 mm).
  8. On 996 and Boxster a dealer must use a PST2 (Porsche System Tester) to program keys.
  9. With the right tools it should take 5 to 8 hours. Nothing special here just change the springs, shocks and rebound springs. Re-torque everything and get a quality alignment.
  10. I'll have to double check the Carrera. I got the number from the service manual (wouldn't be the first time it was wrong). I don't remember what I used last time - just grabbed a wrench that fit :lol:
  11. My experience is that MB manuals and TSBs are almost impossible to get. I use AllDataDIY.com for my CLK55.
  12. If you change them before they wear through the sensors you will not need new sensors. New pads are approx 12 mm front and 10.5 rear so I would personally change at 5 mm. YMMV...
  13. Try Sunset Imports in Oregon. (see link at the top of the pages here - Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost). Obviously some dealers have raised the prices based on demand. :welcome:
  14. According to the Porsche Service manual... "New brake pads require a bedding-in period of approx. 200 km. Not until then do they achieve their best friction and wear coefficient. During this period, the brakes should be subjected to full stress when travelling at high speed only in emergencies."
  15. Viken, See KarlS's DIY here
  16. For those that have now seen this new accessory here is a PDF download version of the article (from a local dealers Porsche Talk mailer). I do not have part numbers or pricing yet... cell_phone.pdf
  17. Factory spec for idle speed on both 6 speed and Tiptronic is 700 RPM.
  18. TSB 4/02 1701 Engine Oils Approved by Porsche (dated 5-23-2003) is eight pages of approved oils. In all those pages there is no approved oil that is 10W30. Approved Mobil oils are: EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION Mobil 1 0W-40 ncp GL Mobil 1 5W-40 ncp GL Mobil 1 5W-50 ncp GL Mobil 1 Tri-Synthetic Formula 0W-40 ncp GL Mobil 1 Rally Formula 5W-50 ncp GL Mobil Syst S 5W-40 ncp GL Mobil Super 10W-40 pnp GL BTW... changing your own oil is easy. Maybe 15 minutes - see my Oil Change DIY here
  19. On most of the Becker Radios you use the following procedure to adjust the speed dependent volume: 1. Select the User menu by pressing the down arrow button for longer than 8 seconds. Immediately (within 4 seconds). 2. Rotate the right knob until you come to the GAL display. Use the arrow keys to set the GAL. Settings are Off, and 1 to 7. Default is 3 or 4 (on some radios). 3. Rotate the right knob until END is displayed. The unit will revert to normal use in about 4 seconds.
  20. All are located in the DIY section at the top of each page (Loren's DIY pages). Brake Pad DIY
  21. Tanks are fairly common but a hose is easily damaged also. Could be a leaking hose but a pressure test should show for sure.
  22. That is a Tiptronic steering wheel -- is your car a Tip? If so, the part numbers are correct.
  23. On the front suspension lower arm (see the curved arrow in this pic).
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