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Enlai Chu

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About Enlai Chu

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    San Mateo, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    2002 996 Carrera
  1. Hi all, I read about a headlight fix (with pictures) on Renntech that included using a Dremel to cut or shave the clip on the white connector but can't seem to find it for the life of me. My right headlight (low beam) works when I tighten it into place with the headlight tool but when traveling on the highway for a few mins, the light goes off. It seems to stop working when the light body shifts out slightly from the "locked" position. When I physically push the light into place using both hands, the connection is made again and the light stays on until I drive a short distance. I've tried cleaning the molex connector male and female pins with connector fluid, filed the connections with a tiny diamond file, etc but I can't seem to fix this connection issue. So I'd like to try the Dremel tool fix but can't find the article now. Can anyone remember this article or what was done? Or any other suggestions? Thanks! Enlai
  2. Fantastic. Thanks for the info, everyone. The valet service is saying that my car probably already needed a clutch change at 100k so I wanted to know that there was no particular odo mileage where the clutch needed to be changed.
  3. By the way, does anyone know of clutches that have not needed replacement for over 100k miles? 150k perhaps?
  4. Hi everyone! I have a stick-shift (manual) 2002 Porsche 996 and I think the clutch was screwed up by a valet service but wanted to get your thoughts: "Can a clutch go from 'fine' to almost slipping in a day's worth of non-abusive driving?" I had a valet service pick up my car 2 days ago and when they returned it to me, I noticed that depressing the clutch felt strange (spongy at the end of the range) and also the transmission engagment happened a lot higher (i.e. I had to lift the clutch higher for the car to start moving) than before. As I drove, I could tell that there was roughness in the engagement and definitely had to be a lot more careful to engage the gears as there was much less room between when the gears engaged and when the clutch was fully released. I had no problems with my clutch before I handed the car over to the valet, and now there was a noticeable difference. The next day, I drove the car and the clutch engagement is now rough (I can literally hear grinding type sounds when I change gears and feel the vibration as well). Question - did the valet screw up my clutch? Or could my clutch have reached the end of its useful life coincidentally? i.e. my car is 13 years old with 105k miles on it and I don't know when the last owner changed the clutch Thanks!
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