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Everything posted by Loren

  1. Home Curb-Rash Repair Courtesy of Nasa Racer Pete (used with his permission) - posted by Loren Well, there I was...backing into a parking space against a curb and I was in a hurry and I heard it...SCRAPE! One fraction of a second...barely moving. Got out and looked at the rim...OOOOOOWWWWW! Well, no need to fear...I've done this enough times to have a easy way to do home repairs with a few simple items. Note that this ONLY covers light scuffs, this isn't meant to be used to repair a DAMAGED wheel or one where the Author Loren Category Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and Repairs Submitted 06/27/2003 10:09 PM
  2. Cool! Thanks Don :clapping: I can build all of my former Porsches there.
  3. Duane, Well the board just opened publicly last weekend so it's not quite a week old. We have a few TT members but not a lot yet. Feel free to tell your TT friends. We are also looking for a good moderator for this forum preferably someone with a lot of TT experience. Here is my 2 cents on turbo cool down time... When you drive hard on the track or just a spirited drive through the mountain passes it is always best to bring the car back to "normal" operating temps. This goes for engine oil, coolant, brakes and of course turbos. The last thing you want to do to your car is park it, shut it off and crank the handbrake on. All of these can lead to premature failures caused by excessive heat that parts were not designed for. So it is always best to drive "normally" for a few miles or park and idle the car for 2-10 minutes. How long depends on your cars current temps. For instance after running 20 or hot laps at the track it usually takes my (normally aspirated) car about 5 minutes to reach normal temps. As to turbo timers... that is your call. If you really don't have time cool your car down then I guess they could be useful. I (personally) just have a problem walking away from car with it still running. Hope this helps some... :D
  4. Sure! 914's, 914-6's, 356's, etc., etc., etc. All Porsches are welcome here. If the interest is high enough then we'll give you your forum. Some of us actually owned (and mod'ed) a 914 :D
  5. Thanks to Sandy for this great DIY... (I've done this on my car and it is not very hard to do. The instructions are very detailed.) Sidemaker_mod.pdf
  6. I haven't seen one that looked like it would hit anything. I wonder if it wasn't seated all the way down on the cable connector?
  7. They are the older GT3 swaybars... but I don't have part numbers for the new ones yet so they could be they same. My misunderstanding, I read "coilovers" in the last line and assumed H&R coilovers... my bad. You are correct on the PSS-9 starting at RoW Standard height. So you will likely go at least to RoW M030 height (20 mm front and 10 mm rear). Yeah, no hurry on the radiator... i was just teasing :jump:
  8. Thanks Mike! The RoW M030 swaybars are: Front: 23.6 mm Rear: 19.6 mm The GT3 (old GT3 not MY04) Front: 26.7 mm Rear: 20.8 mm Just remember that the coilovers lower the car (from stock) about 1 inch. That is the at the highest setting. So if that is okay for your driving then there is no other problem I am aware of. You can always go down from there but not up (higher). p.s. Ready for that 3rd radiator yet? :unsure:
  9. Teaching 1. With the ignition switched on, press the "lift" button and move the lifting/sliding roof drive to the "raised" limit position. 2. Press "lift" button again and keep depressed. After around 10 seconds, a complete cycle takes place from the "raised" limit position to the positions "lower - open - close". 3. Teaching of the characteristics has been completed after this process. Note: The "raise" button must not be released during the entire process. In the event of a restart, the lifting/sliding roof must always be moved to the raised limit position first. 4. If the lifting/sliding roof drive should move back in Item 1, then the closing force limitation function has responded (lifting/sliding force drive was taught). The "open" button must be re-taught in this case. Re-Teaching 1. Press the "open" button until the sliding roof stops. Then release the button. Press again until the lifting/sliding roof drive stops again. Then release the button. 2. Press "open" button again and keep depressed. The entire process takes place after approx. 10 seconds: "close - lift - lower - open - close"
  10. Porsche has redesigned the oil seal, the installation tools and re-trained the dealers on proper replacement of the RMS. According to a recent TSB (Technical Support Bulletin) Porsche dealers are now supposed to perform a test prior to replacing the oil seal. The test involves checking the mating surface for the seal. If the fit of the special tool is not tight enough... you get a new engine.
  11. Thanks Darren! Feel free tell others about the site. They don't need to be technical to post here... this site is for both questions and answers :D
  12. When a fixed factory (Porsche) spoiler is added there is a change to the wiring harness to disable that warning. You need to purchase and install (5 min max) the following new harness: 996 612 070 51 Wiring Harness. Technical Details: Check whether there is a jumper connecting pin 2 (which is already jumped from pin 1) to pin 5 on plug X23 of the new wiring harness (connection to the vehicle). If this is the case, the spoiler extended signal will be constantly present at the control module and the warning light of the retractable rear spoiler will not light. (at speeds above 74mph). Connect the plug connection of the new wiring harness to the vehicle. Route the wiring harness along the hood shock to the fan housing and attach it on the rear lid with two (2) fastening clips. Connect the fan and interior lamp plugs. Done.
  13. The kit part number is: 000 044 801 63. It is a kit that normally comes with the Porsche Tequipment Sport Roll Bar to cover up holes after you've removed the seats to install the bar. It includes a couple of nicely made silver painted caps, two large vinyl covered plugs, and a mini version of the pin that secures the center of the seatbacks so that you can reinstall the cap over the center mounting point. About $55 I think.
  14. Here is what I've heard 3rd hand... You will need the ball that fits your trailer. It also has a connection for the trailer brakes and it has left and right combo brake and signal lights like on most trailers. Should work perfectly for any standard trailer. and someone else told me that you will need a plug adapter for your trailer wiring. You will also need a male plug for the brake controller. Supposedly dealers have these. On the driver side, right above the brake pedal, remove a screw and then remove the black plastic cover. On the left side, you'll find a 4 wire plug which is for the brake controller. pin 1 is ground pin 2 is permanent power pin 3 is the break signal for the controller pin 4 is the break output (goes to the tow bar socket) Most hitch shops or your dealer should be able to take it from there. I'll try to get more (and better) info if I can...
  15. They don't look like the old ones to me. I think they might be Bose. Can you find a part number? Bose are: 996 645 561 00 Left door speaker 996 645 562 00 Right door speaker For Bose I think you would have to change your door panels also (or perhaps have someone custom cut them). FYI... Standard Speakers (-MY00): 996 645 011 01 Left door speaker 996 645 012 01 Right door speaker Sound System System (former HPAS) (-MY02 non-Bose): 996 645 551 00 Left door speaker 996 645 552 00 Right door speaker
  16. Standard Wheels are 18" Front: 8.5 J x 18 H2, 40.0 mm offset, p/n 996 362 136 05 Rear: 11 J x 18 H2, 63.0 mm offset, p/n 996 362 142 04 Approved Tire Sizes and Manufacturer Front: 235/40 ZR18 Rear: 295/30 ZR 18 Michelin Pilot Sport2, N2, Directional Pirelli P-ZERO ROSSO, N4, For specified side only Hmmm.... I wonder if this wheel/tire combination will fit other narrow body 996's? ;)
  17. Thanks Jay! How about a DIY for removing the rear wiper (and plugging)? including pics if you have them?
  18. Ok, do this at your own risk... Here is what we did on a MY 99 Cab: (courtesy of Bob H in Las Vegas (1st guinea pig) ;) "Thanks Loren, It worked I now can raise and lower my top while moving, just click the e-brake to the 1st click and it works! Now, as for how it was done: 1. Park your car and set the e brake. With the convertible top down start raising the convertible top. First thing that happens is the convertible top compartment lid lifts and moves all the way rearward, keep raising the top until the convertible top compartment lid just starts to move forward. Then interrupt the closing operation. 2. Remove key from ignition THE CONVERTIBLE TOP MUST NO LONGER BE ELECTRICALLY OPERATED IN THIS POSITION. 3. There are right and a left tension cables that goes from the rear of the convertiblt top on the right and left sides to the right and left sides of the deck under the rear of the convertible top. These 2 cables are 4 inches long and they keep the rear of the convertible top from flipping up. They snap off where they connect to the deck, just push to the side and they will pop off the ball. 4. Lift the rear of the convertible top (the window part) all the way up until it is vertical and have someone hold it there. Now the deck is exposed. You will see 4 black plastic rivets that you just pull out (you can use a small screw driver) and then you can pull the panel rearward to expose the convertible top control module. its the large silver box on the left side of the car mounted on the vertical wall just behind the pop up roll bar, with the 3 seperate connectors going into the bottom of it. 5. The connector all the way to the left with all the small wires going in it is the one that you want. 6. Do not disconect the connector from the control unit, just find the GREY/ PINK wire and cut it 1 inch before it goes into the connector and put a small piece of black tape on each end and then put a piece of black tape around all the wires. 7. Put the panel back up and push the 4 plastic rivets in and lower the rear of the convertible top that someone was holding and attach the 2 cables to the deck. 8. Now put the key in the ignition and raise the top all the way. 9. All done, now take out for a test drive. While moving at 10mph raise the e brake 1 click so the e brake light comes on and lower the top. When done release e brake all the way. Please note, This is something I did to my car because I wanted to. I can not be responsible for anything that happens if you do this to your car and don't ever put your top up or down while going over 20 MPH." Note: If you want to do this and have a different model year you should post a message (and someone will check for you) as some wire colors have changed over time.
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  20. Once you have the instrument cluster out (you didn't say whether you are that far yet). The cluster itself is 3 pieces - front frame (glass and frames), display unit (needles and gauge faces) and electronics unit. You need to open the cluster by: 1. Pull off the buttons for the clock and trip mileage counter. 2. Remove the metal springs from the left and right mounting points. 3. Place the unit on a flat level surface preferably on a soft towel. 4. Unclip the center of the electronic unit at the bottom. Then hold the press the green guide rails outwards with a screwdriver to release the latch. Take the electronic unit upwards out of the display by carefully pulling alternate sides (evenly). 5. Undo the clips (on some newer version clusters) in the indicator light housing and carefully take the display unit out of the front frame 6. You should now be able to change the glass. Reverse the steps to re-assemble. Jeff, you are welcome to add anythnig here since you have taken quite a number of these apart. (not mine thank God) ;)
  21. C4S and TT share the same rear bumperettes. 996 505 425 01 Left Bumperette 996 505 426 01 Right Bumperette
  22. Here is a photo I took at a tech session. I recall one of guys told me that you do need to move the wheelwell liner back (as shown) but I don't think you need to remove the wheel (even though it's removed in this photo). Unless you have the 20" wheels I think you might have enough room to get these in and out. Let us know!
  23. First your numbers: 996 333 051 14 -- US M030 Rear Shock 996 343 041 17 -- US M030 Front Shock MY99 Cab -- 2 wheel drive -- 6 speed RoW Parts: Front 996 343 041 16 -- Shock 996 343 531 12 -- Coil Spring (color coded Yellow/White) 996 343 701 04 -- Stabilizer (swaybar) (same as US M030) Rear 996 333 051 13 -- Shock 996 333 531 12 -- Coil Spring (color coded Green/Red) from VIN -- >>991S6 41090 >>991S6 00548 >>991S6 40407 >>991S6 40432 or 996 333 531 40 -- Coil Spring (color coded Green/Red) from VIN --- 991S6 41091>> 991S6 00549>> 991S6 40408>> 991S6 40433>> 996 333 105 107 Additional Spring 996 333 701 17 -- Stabilizer (swaybar) (19.6 mm) (same as US M030)
  24. Yes, the coupe and cab are different (because of the weight). I'll look up the cab parts later today and post them here. There is an excellent article in Panorama about US Stock vs US M030 vs RoW M030 (coupe only!). Here is a link
  25. I already have GT3 TSBs before they have delivered any to the US! Remember some are instructions for installing options so they have to have the manual for the dealers (and training).
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