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    Carmel Valley Ca.
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 Porsche 996
    1997 Audi A8
    1999 Yamaha yzf 600r (motorcycle)
    1999 Dodge truck
  1. If not M1 OW40 then what oil / weight would I want to use?
  2. I replaced the three external tensioners, failry easy job, what level of difaculty woul the paddle replacment be. P.S thanks for this input.
  3. Not the tensioners! I replaced the tensioners and still have the rattle, I also dissected the oil filter and it is perfectly clean not debris at all with about 2500 mile on the oil - filter. could this be the IMS with no debris? or ???
  4. I have been on the rennlist forum and I think I have the answer i was looking for. Pin the crank at TDC and replace one by one after priming the new tensioner with fresh oil.. I will have the parts in a week or so and will follow up with the results.
  5. Hello to all, I am ready to replace my timing chain tensioners, the three external tensioners. I was planing to order the P253 tools to hold the cams in place but I posted some questions regarding the procedure on the Pelican Parts forum and had a response that told me that it is not necessary to do so. The procedure explained was to simply replace the tensioners one at a time starting with the IMS chain tensioner, soak the new tensioner in fresh oil and pump it in order to prime it. has anyone done this procedure, I am not comfortable pulling the tensioners with out locking the cams in p
  6. You may have read my post several months ago (death rattle). I have been unable to drive my 1999 996 c2 for over six months due to a badly broken left foot and I am now ready to proceed with replacing the chain tensioners as I am 99% certain that the noise was a stuck tensioner. I am planing on dissecting the filter in order to look for debris from a possible IMS issue as well. I have a list of other upgrades I am planing on, IMS / RMS to begin with but at this point I feel I need to get the car running for my own mental health and the health of the seals and other parts that go bad when a car
  7. I am preparing do the IMS retrofit, I am also going to replace the chain tensioners. There is a write up on this on the pelican parts site. This project will require the p253 camshaft timing tool, Pelican shows this tool as not currently unavailable. I was able to find the tool on other sites for $200 to $250. Does anyone know of a source that is more reasonable?
  8. In regards to my pervious post regarding my 1999 996 C2 coupe 6 spd.( IMS "death rattle" ? ) I have though a lot about this and the noise is most likely a chain tensioner but I am going to go forward with my diagnostics and drain the oil, remove the filter and dissect it for evidence of debris. I will most likely pull the pan and up date it with the deeper pan, as I am planning on keeping the car for a long time. I bought this car with track days in mind as a replacement for the sport bikes I had for track days (getting to old for injuries) I want to do all the necessary upgrades on the driv
  9. I have a 1999 996 C2 6 speed, My car has been sitting for about three months due to my broken left foot, I have started it about 3 times and let it run for a bit to keep the battery charged and the seals wet. As a note my car has 89K on it and is a weeked car, In 4 1/2 years I have put 18K on it. This past weekend I started it an could instantley here a rattle or more of a clack - clack - clack, I shut the engine off right away. I have always changed the oil every 3K . I have read the write up in Excellence magazine on the IMS failures and it sound like this could be the issue. I have read
  10. It's time for my California smog check so I must remove the K&N air intake and reinstall the stock air box, I am faily certain I will need to diconnect the battrie inorder to reset the CPU, The question I have is, how many miles will I need to drive to reset the obd codes before I can pass smog. I just got my Reg. info yesterday and must get the smog ckeck on monday as I am having screws put in my left foot on tuesday and will not be able to drive my car for three months ( Can't use the clutch with a cast)
  11. I have noticed a rattle or tick at start up for the last few months, my car is not my driven more than once or twice a week at the most, the the sound is coming from the right side and sound like valve train noise (alot like my 944 did with bad lifter) I washed the car yesterday and today at startup the tick was worse and did not go away as it had in the past in a short time. could this be timing chane rattle or a bad chane guide, I have read some posts and I under stand this could be bad. HELP :(
  12. :help: :help: All I can think of is that I washed the car and let it sit for Four or five days,(not a daily driver) When I drove it today It did not sound right. I seem to hear a mechanical noise coming from the left bank ayt the front. :help: Note I do have A K&N cold air intake and B&B exhaust
  13. :help: Hi, I have just completed an engine swap in my son's 1983 944, we found a 50,000 mile engine out of a 1985 944. The engine runs great but the temp gauge reads that the engine is running hot. There is a difference in the senders for the coolant gauge, the unit in the 85 engine is an internal probe as it threads through the block and in to the coolant galley and is (wet). The sender in the 83 engine is a dead plug in to the block, dose not go through the the block in to the coolant galley and it is not (wet). I believe the sender in the 85 engine sends a different signal do to it's natur
  14. 1983 944 5 speed project car: I have been building this car for my son, great car but there are a few problems. First- the head light doors went up and stayed up the first time they where used, I have replaced the relay with no luck in fact it started to melt the wires as soon as i hit the switch. do i need a new motor or could this be something else? I am also looking at rebuilding the steering rack (not power steering) as the steering is a bit vage and maby a bit stiff,has any one done a rebuild on the non power rack.
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