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Everything posted by Loren

  1. It depends on what options you have. Some use the MOST bus extensively and some do not. Besides the CDR 23 what options does your car have? telephone? PCM2? Bose Sound? Harman Sound? CD Changer? Amp? If you don't know then post your M option codes.
  2. I don't know if Karl has done this yet on his new GT3 or not... hopefully he will respond also. I think you will need to treat the Traffic Pro like a 3rd party radio. That is, you (actually your dealer) will need to tell your MOST bus controller that you have no radio (no radio on the MOST bus). Then you will need to wire the radio as normal to the speakers etc. If your current system has an amp or Bose/Harmon sound system that is on the MOST bus there may need to be other changes - like wiring these into the radio and turning them off in the MOST controller.
  3. 1. Removing instrument cluster a. Disconnect the battery and cover terminal or battery. b. Switch on the hazard warning light switch (button comes out). On the sides of the button, there are small openings that project beyond the dashboard insert. c. Insert two small screwdrivers into the openings and pull off the ... button A towards the front. d. Unclip the collar from the dashboard insert. The hazard warning light switch B is held in the dashboard insert by two locking hooks. e. Press the right locking hook towards the switch, grip the button holder with a pair of pliers and pull out the switch towards the front. f. Undo 5.0 x 30 Torx screw on the dashboard insert. g. Pull off plug on the left side and undo the 5.0 x 30 Torx screw. h. Unclip the dashboard insert and disconnect the electrical plug connections. i. Detach the instrument cluster from the dashboard insert and remove it. (Jeff's pic) Then release the cluster from the back of the housing. 2. Don't work about the clip in the vent unless you want to remove it too. (Jeff's pic)
  4. Well, if you wanted to go with the Mk1 GT3 brakes there are kits available for around $4000 (US) uninstalled. The kits include front & rear red calipers, 13" rotors, OEM brake pads (you could always use Pagids), wheel carriers, adapters, hubs, shims and the rest of the nuts and bolts hardware. If you want the MY04 GT3 or GT2 (the GT2 and new GT3 share the same brakes) then you first have to decide on cast iron or ceramics. The ceramics are around $11,000 (without the wheel carriers, adapters or hubs). Maybe Gert can get a better price? I don't know of anyone offering a cast iron GT3/GT2 brake upgrade kit (yet). But I would guess it to be in the $5-6000 range. Again you will need adapters, wheel carriers, etc., etc.. If you want the cast iron TT brakes (same as above you'll need adapters, wheel carriers, etc.) they a should be about $4-5000. If someone knows of better pricing please say so... One more thing... since your car is an 03 the master cylinder and ABS should both work fine with the larger brakes -- this may not be true for older cars.
  5. The ones that are shaped like a switch are part number: 986 613 425 00 A01 Those will be gloss black to match your interior. MY02 and newer cars got a mat black finish.
  6. I have the parts diagrams for an 89 Speedster but no instructions. Let me know if you want the parts diagrams.
  7. It's about 900K. I sent it to your private email address.
  8. Congrats to Rob in WA for having the first Featured Porsche of the Month in the Garage. Check out his car and all the cars in the Garage! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
  9. Enjoy... you can always use the search feature. It works pretty well.
  10. 2. I don't think anyone makes a harness -- I think they are all custom (not that many 996s around). Most aftermarket radios will plug and play. If you want an amp, larger speakers, DVD or anything else it will likely be custom from the ground up. Much easier on MY02 and older cars before the MOST bus stuff. 3. You will need to tape the alarm wire from the stock radio since your aftermarket radio won't have the same feature. This will not hurt anything -- just keep the alarm from chirping (open zone).
  11. There isn't a DIY per se. You will need some special tools like a spring compressor and lower ball joint tool (pulling tool not a fork tool). This is about a 5-8 hour job for even for folks that know what they are doing -- and you will still need an alignment at the end. If you've got the tools and want to tackle this let me know and I'll see if I can find other tips.
  12. There is a 14 page TSB with fixes for a number of hardtop noises. I can email you this if you want or you could make your dealer fix it (since you are under warranty).
  13. You are likely going to have to try more things to narrow it down. Do you the hear vibration when you rev the engine? The fluttering metal sound has sometimes been a broken weld inside a muffler. Try putting the clutch in and turning left (at a reasonable speed) and see if you hear the noise (if so it's likely in the suspension i.e. loose sway bar). Of course you could crawl under the car and look for something loose too.
  14. I don't suppose they put the PST2 on your car to check for MOST error codes? I just got supplement 76 for the service manuals and it includes 368 pages of MOST diagnostics and error codes. There are lots of MOST error codes -- all readable by PST2.
  15. Gert, These comes from the MY03 schematics in Service Manual Supplement 73. I have two lists. One labeled for LHD (above) and one for RHD. There is only one schematic that is labeled RoW or US/Canada and that is Lights. The RHD list starts with: 996.622.724.00 996.622.721.00 996.622.725.00... etc.
  16. I change my oil at half the recommended mileage (about 7,500 miles) or annually. My theory has always been -- oil is cheap engine wear and damage is not.
  17. Have a look at this DIY... http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=80
  18. Thanks Lou! I added a "moved" link so folks can find this in either the Carrera or DIY forum.
  19. 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...
  20. 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
  21. 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)
  22. 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.
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