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b3freak replied to mjposner's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Keep a close eye on the Expansion Tank. I well known part to fail and leak. Not easy to install, but Jake Raby posted a video showing the process on his Rennvision Channel.
If you've reached the threshold adjustment on the Litronics adjustments, then you may need to manually adjust the tray the light sits on. There are four point adjustments.
Hey Guys, There's been a lot of talk about bore scoring these days and how to possibly identify it before it's too late. One way is by doing an UOA at each oil change. Jake Raby and Lake Speed, Jr. are conducting an online class next month. This looks like a great opportunity to learn more about how an UOA can help mitigate the collateral damage associated with metal contaminated oil. Check it out... http://www.theknowledgegruppe.com/in...lake-speed-jr/
b3freak replied to Sechelt's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)It could be vent valve unit. There was a guy on the forum recently that couldn't get any gas to pump into the car because the pump kept tripping off. He replaced the entire vent valve unit and problem solved. My car doesn't like one station and so when I pump there I have to use the lowest flow rate. No problem for me. I have the same problem with my Tahoe.
b3freak replied to RAGINASIAN's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)2nd opinions are worth their weight in gold with it comes to these cars. This shop is probably wanting to cover their butts and so they've over estimated on labor. I would do a manometer reading to rule out the AOS. Check out Jake Raby's YouTube channel and look up the video "Does you AOS suck?". http://www.youtube.com/c/RennvisionbyTheKnowledgeGruppe?sub_confirmation=1 When I had my clutch serviced and also did the IMS bearing. The RMS was fine, but the IMS was leaking oil from the flange. I went ahead and had the RMS done as well.
b3freak replied to Jared Eager's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)IMHO, it depends on how much you love that car. If you do love it, than take JFP's advice and hook up with Jake Raby and Flat 6 Innovations. If you don't, I would just get rid of it and buy something newer or comparable in performance. The Boxster values are going down the toilet. You can replace the car in many cases cheaper than putting another engine it.
b3freak replied to b3freak's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Bore Scoring Part 2 is Live!
Take Ahsai's advice. Make a video of the car at idle from both banks of the engine under neither.
Just thought I pass this along. Very informative. I'm a 996 owner, but this covers the 997 too. Check it out...
Jake Raby is producing a series on Bore Scoring for all of those that may be interested. The first part was just put on YouTube. Great information on a very important topic for us 996 owners.
Wow... Beautiful car. Love that color! And the side skirts and Carrera rear spoiler really make the car unique. Be thankful, that rear spoiler is very expensive and is the one I linked to on Suncoast Porsche's website. But as mentioned before, the aero requirements are not the same as the GT3 Aero kit II. Porsche strongly recommends you at least get the matching GT3 rear wing if you install the aero GT3 front bumper... or vice versa. Happy motoring! Perfect car for the NC mountains!
You're not being contentious at all. This is what forums are about. Love to see your rear wing. Are you talking about the "Carrera Rear Spoiler" that is cross capable to the Coupe? Here a link for ref. - Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Carrera Rear Spoiler WWW.SUNCOASTPARTS.COM The "carrera rear spoiler" doesn't require the aero front bumper... At least by Porsche standards. But The OP is referring to the GT3 aero kit II rear wing. The GT3 front aero bumper and rear wing should be installed at the same time. Of course, the side skirt have little effect, but do make the car look complete IMHO. But it's important to mention again that the GT3 aero rear wing is not compatible with Cabriolets. The clam shell won't be able to open.
As a previous cab owner myself, the Porsche OEM GT3 rear wing will not work on cabriolets because the cam shell will hit the wing while trying to open the convertible top. Loren is also right, Porsche strongly recommends matching the correct GT3 rear wing with the front GT3 aero front bumper. Downforce is balanced across the entire car. An imbalance at high speed could be very dangerous.
b3freak replied to Fixxxer's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)That's a super cool offer! How does it clamp down to the locking mechanism? Does it just sit on top or are there some kind of clips?
b3freak replied to Fixxxer's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Very nice design. How much would say it costs to produce this piece?