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Everything posted by Loren

  1. I use a butter knife and a cloth underneath to pry it out.
  2. I suggest checking fuse D3 first (fourth row down - 3rd fuse from the left). Did they have the console out for anything? There is a microswitch on the hand brake.
  3. There are 11 possibilities of front bumper part numbers. Please tell us whether you have parkassist, fender flares, headlight cleaning system, etc. All bumpers come prime coated only - so it will need to be painted.
  4. Loren, I have L719 for flat black and L746 for metallic black. This is for all the 996 models. What do you think are the differences? Solvent vs. water based? Well, I don't have the TT paint codes. On the Carrera L741 is water based and L747 is oil based. But I don't think oil based has been allowed on new cars in the US for some time now. Do you have a full TT listing by model year?
  5. Which cupholder version? There are two and only one style will fit in a MY99.
  6. Same as the Carrera I think... 741 for non metallic black and 744 for metallic black. Should be on the sticker on that hood in your garage... :lol:
  7. First the calipers do not need to come off unless you need to change the rotors. If you do, Porsche recommends that you change the caliper bolts each time. I usually don't unless they show signs of wear. Torque is 63 ft-lb and they are a large allen head bolt (sorry, can't remember the size). I would recommend NOT using any type of grease or antiseize anywhere near the brakes. The new vibration dampeners should have adhesive to hold them in place and that is all you need.
  8. Your shouldn't need to take the whole door panel off to change the speakers. Part of the problem on the later cars is that Porsche now has several lower door panels for standard (old style), Bose, and Harmon sound systems. They are all similar but a little different.
  9. If the sensor light came on then you will need new sensors also. The light activation means the sensor has worn through. If you are lucky and change your pads before the light comes on you can usually reuse the sensors.
  10. I have not heard of this kit being sold separately -- but it may be very new. My guess is that it is the oil pan parts from the X51 kit. This would include dual chamber pump an additional pickup line and two new oil partitions (to keep the oil from pulling away from the pickup during hard cornering).
  11. Well, there are 3 kinds of PCCB brakes and some squeal more than others. Here is how Porsche rates them for "drivability". Sport Driving/"Standard Pad" (street and sporty use): Properties: Good all-round properties, even for sporty driving. Good fading stability, e.g. when travelling along mountain passes. Suitable for racing circuits; however at very high operating temperatures there is greater wear on the pads compared with the racing pads. Identification: All pad side areas are yellow, white stripe on the pad side area of the retaining pin bores. 996 351 948 01 Front Axle
  12. It depends on the tips. Some of the new (fancy) tips just bolt on the end of the tailpipe. The older versions replace the whole tailpipe where it connects to the muffler. Still it is only one clamp -- albeit not real easy to get to.
  13. Once you have the caliper off their are only two phillips head screws. Fronts take about 30 seconds each. The rears take a little longer because you need to release the parking brake tension on the inside (drum/shoes). Replace the rotor and then re-adjust it. Maybe 10 minutes each?
  14. Yes, it just snaps back in. If you had the defroster trim out also, then it needs to go in first. Also, make sure the defroster trim is aligned towards the doors so that it does not conflict with the alarm sensor cover.
  15. Not exactly what you are looking for... but nothing special here about a Porsche clutch. 1 - release lever; 2- release (or throw out) bearing; 6 - clutch disk (or driven plate); 8 - flywheel; 9 - splined drive for transmission (with needle bearing)
  16. You do realize that the GT3 weighs MORE than a C2 right? Your mechanic was wrong about that. :lol: Maybe his mechanic is overweight? :lol:
  17. On the Carrera, Porsche changed the spark plugs from 2 electrode to 4 electrode as of Nov 1998 builds. They continue to use the 4 electrode plugs but changed the heat range used. The current plug Porsche uses on all (Boxster/Carrrera) engines is Beru 14FGR 6KQU.
  18. You likely need the spoiler wiring harness from the TT Aerokit (also a fixed wing). The part number is: 996 612 070 30 Wiring Harness. This a simple harness that goes from the passenger side of the body (near the lid shock post) to the deck lid wiring.
  19. The very early builds of the MY 99 cars were built in 1998. As in any first production run there were a number changes. Early build cars most obvious identifying characteristic is orange and red tail lights instead of clear and red (nothing wrong with these they just changed them). If you are considering an early build car then ask the dealer to verify that it has had all of the Service Bulletin updates that it should have. The can easily do this by checking the VIN on the PCNA computer. And as with any I would suggest a CarFax on any vehicle you are ready to purchase. Good Luck!
  20. When I got my Certificate of Authenticity in 2001 they were $35. I wonder whats warrants an almost 3X increase (greed?).
  21. Hmm... my feeling has always been clean the rubber and use a dry talc compound. You don't want a grease or lubricant that is going to collect dirt and debris. Another trick I've heard is teflon tape. Applying it might be tough though. Then again, Porsche sells a lubricant for the rubber mating surfaces of the cab top to rear windows. It is: 999 917 557 00 Krytox lubricant $33 retail :eek:
  22. The oil pressure relief valve seal is: 996 107 123 50 The proper torque is 25 Nm. (19 ft-lbs). Here is the fuel filter on a Boxster - similar location on a Carrera (but I don't have a pic). You will need to remove the plastic belly pan to get to it. Don't forget the ground wire. ...and gasoline will run down your arm. :o
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