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About Ewest112

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    Stamford ct
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2004 911 996 carrera
  • Future cars
    Something nice
  • Former cars
    1991 Alfa Romeo 164

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  1. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F222434433121 Showing the p0420 code for catalytic converter bank 1, just had an o2 sensor replaced (320+labor) and a new alternator installed (600+ labor) ouch! Was the alternator necessary to change? Doubtful but now I’m trying to save a couple bucks - what does everything think about this brand/product? Any opinions? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Every "box" is a little different, each one needs the finessing touch present on sports car owners. The 996 is a beast you need to take your time with her. Be gentle, make sure you're in gear first before engaging. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. The check engine wasn't blinking which people denote as the do not drive warning, my friend is thinking valve cover gasket... Possibly fouled spark plugs or coils or spark plug seals in the valve cover. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Ok just got to auto parts plus- reading is for miscellaneous misfire cylinders 1, 2 and 3 are misfiring so maybe it was gasoline dropping all over and burning off not oil. I guess the sludge is just from being cold and the coolant level seems fine as does the oil level. After starting up engine lost power again rpm dropped super low and it was clearly struggling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Wow surprise continued problems from the 996 Carrera, everything that can happen has happened to me! I recall a post about mayonnaise or some white discharge in the oil filling tube but an having trouble finding it (oil separator issue?) anyway, got off work last night - pretty cold around 40 degrees F and got the check engine light after starting up.... Nothing sounded abhorrent except for a little loss in power but it came back feeling fine.... Go to autozone and their reader won't work about to go to auto parts plus now just to see what the code is but as I was driving 7 miles home on the f
  6. 13k hope it doesn't happen again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi HSA, I had an ims failure in my 911 last year, I bought the car and couldn't see it leave so we did a rebuild and although time consuming and expensive it didn't get too far - little etching on the first cylinder. Drove it about 6k miles did an oil change etc thing sounds like an animal and was the last year or the 996 (the car from the brochure I had going through puberty). Point is, every car has a story and while I don't think you should give up your search for the 911 (watched a few wheeler dealers featuring some beat up Porsches recently) you should go for it! Get the manual and do
  8. Thanks ahsai and John.... I'm still hopeful that perhaps there's something else going on or that the engine is not completely obliterated.... What am I looking at for an engine pull and rebuild in terms of $$ for an independent Porsche person or dealership.
  9. Dear Internet, I post today with a heavy concerned heart for my little lady. Someone who I love who has shown me the utmost respect and dedication for the last few years since we've been together. I'm talking of course about my one and only 2004 996 carrera coupé. Not 12 hours ago my wife and I drove over to the park to walk around and enjoy a beautiful day and I parked the car. Unusually the engine died right as I pulled into a spot. Not thinking anything of it (operator error) we took a stroll around. Returning to the car I turn over the ignition to nothing. Uh oh battery? Replaced l
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