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Everything posted by Loren

  1. Thanks Lou! I added a "moved" link so folks can find this in either the Carrera or DIY forum.
  2. Here is the table of kits for MOST bus optioned cars (Left Hand Drive ONLY). You will need to check what options you already have in order to get the right kit. See the additional table legends below. (If someone needs RHD cars let me know). 000 044 900 72 CD changer retrofit kit (contains changer, cartridge, brackets, electrical harness, bolts, etc.) plus one of the following kits...
  3. I now have all the info on this... let me sort through it all and I'll post it here. A parts list is here
  4. Loren

    ALMS - Petit Le Mans

    The Atlanta Grand Prix is a new event on the American Le Mans Series schedule for the 2003 season and marks only the second time in the five-year history of the series that two events have been schedule for the same venue. Road Atlanta will also host the Oct. 18 running of the Petit Le Mans, a 1,000-mile endurance event that will close the 2003 season. Road Atlanta also hosted a second event in 1999, the inaugural season of the ALMS. Twenty-one teams that regularly compete in ALMS events will come to Road Atlanta straight from the June 14-15 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famed French endurance racing classic upon which the ALMS is based. The race will also mark the debut of the ALMS Pit Walk, an event at 11 a.m. on race day that will allow fans to walk pit road, an area of the race circuit they normally don‚t have access to. In addition, ALMS drivers will sign autographs for more than an hour on the day before the race during an "Open House" in the paddock, which will give fans a chance to look inside team transporters and garages. [url="http://www.roadatlanta.com"]Road Atlanta[/url] Braselton, Georgia USA .................................................... Saturday, October 18, 2003 11:30 am (Eastern)
  5. Sometimes there is an air leak if the window does not seal properly -- more noticeable when you add the pressure of the open sunroof. Sometimes it's just cleaning the rubber around the window and sometimes they need to adjust the window. Yes, your gas cap flap (I assume that's what you mean) should stay open when refueling. There is both a hinge and a spring to keep it open. Sounds like your spring is missing or broken. Both items should be fully covered under warranty so I would let the dealer fix them.
  6. I have not do it but I have heard it is about 1-2 hours because of all the other stuff you need to remove to get it out. Here is a diagram of the coolant tank assembly. Make sure you get the newest one (996 106 147 56 for a MY99) as there have been several changes. You might also get 1 liter of Porsche coolant (000 043 203 78) which will give 2 liter when mixed properly at 50-50.
  7. I was told it is no longer available (since the option is no longer available)... which means existing stock only for dealers. You might have to call around some to find one.
  8. Here are the "B" (blue) connector pin outs on a dot matrix for a MY02 Carrera (hopefully this will help)
  9. Also... the light only comes on with the headlights. So if it's not on when they are then it's disconnected or burnt out.
  10. As the oil is thicker (cold) you will see higher oil pressures. As the oil warms it should come into normal range. A little high is usually not bad -- low is bad. Your experience looks normal to me.
  11. This message was sent to me (by Mark J in Boston) and I am posting it for Mark so everyone can get a benefit from the answers... "Hello Loren (or anyone else), Just picked up an 03 C4 Cab this month (Gray, Gray, Gray) and received it in from the dealer with a small (what looks like grease) mark on the cabriolet top. Yes, I can bring it back up to the dealer later this month and have them try and get it out, but don't have too much faith with their "prep" guy as he did not do that great of a job prepping the car in the first place. Any good advice on what product might take the stain out without harm to the top? Would like to be prepared as it would appear that a gray top is going to be prone to stains. thanks in advance. Mark J. in Boston (Go Sox!)"
  12. Eric, I sent you a couple of TSBs on noises in the trim panels.
  13. There is no mention of any grease or lubricant in the service manual. If you move the mirror using the electronic controls -- does it squeak? Is so, it is in the motor assembly and likely a warranty item. If not, then it is likely the metal clips that hold the mirror glass in place. You might try (carefully) removing the mirror glass and cleaning the clips (if it's not the motor).
  14. Both faults must be turned off with a Porsche PST2 tester. All dealers and some independent garages have these. The rollbars can normally just be pushed down to reset them -- as long as the cars computer did not trigger them. Once the computer has triggered them the computer must be reset before they will stay down. All air bag light triggers must be reset by PST2.
  15. Doh!! :oops: my bad... I only sent you the first page of the parts list. Corrected pages are on their way...
  16. Toby, I have sent you an email with part numbers for the parts of both systems so that you can compare them and see what you need.
  17. 2. Ah... more like the fan motor then -- about two hours to get it out and replace it. 3. Have you bled the clutch (and brake fluid) lately? If you haven't changed the fluid this would be a good place to start. Air and water trapped in the hydraulic lines can cause very odd pedal sensations. You didn't say how many miles on the car but I would still start with the fluid and also the pedal assembly may need greasing (both known problems). If not either of those then it's likely time to suspect the clutch driven plate and throw out bearing.
  18. Porsche publishes a booklet every year with the detailed changes to each model. These are called Technical Information Books. For 2002 they offered this as a CD and then in 2003 they went back to paper books. These usually run from $10 to $30 each. I have not seen the MY04 book yet so you will likely have to rely on the technical press releases. Most notable (to me) for MY03 is: MOST bus system for radio, PCM2, etc. Most notable for MY04 (to me) are: the return of the LSD option, cab tops can now be raised or lowered while moving, and cabs come standard with a hardtop, and an optional thicker steering wheel.
  19. 1. Sounds like a temp sensor is not working right (sometimes). Could be a loose connection or bad sensor. 2. Could be normal - a half held brake will make noise on almost any car. 3. What is "not normal"? Does it slip? Do you have to press the clutch to the floor? Does it engage too high? Can you be more specific?
  20. 1. You will need to be careful not to scratch the dash. 2. This graphic includes the vent which you do not need to remove.
  21. Kirby, There are at least 6 different part numbers depending on what you want. A plain (no switches) black one like in Don's pic, a 2 switch version, a 4 switch version, and various leather or CF trims. Tell me what you want and I'll post the part number.
  22. It just snaps in and out. If you have switches then make sure you put them back on the same side.
  23. If your cars cluster is non dot-matrix then you could go with any with any non-dot matrix 996 or 986 cluster. The newer dot-matrix cluster (to my knowledge) will not work in the older cars -- as I said the connectors are 32 pin vs. 26 pin on the older clusters and the newer cluster use the CAN bus that does not exist in the older cars.
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