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Posts posted by b3freak

  1. On 5/9/2019 at 9:54 PM, Colin Chin-A-Loy said:

    Last month I flew to California and drove back my new to me 996 c4 cab cross country back to Delaware. Flew out with a standard tool kit. Sockets, open end wrenches, torx set, screwdrivers etc. 

    bought antifreeze and a jug of oil. 


    Had slight antifreeze leak that went away when the engine was warm and just leaked overnight. ( main line into slip fit mount) 

    car ran flawlessly, up to 147 at times. Mostly maintained a steady 90. 

    Fun ride with my son. 

    Good luck 



    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.

  2. 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...




  3. 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. 



  4. 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?". 




    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. 

  5. On 3/6/2019 at 2:36 PM, Jared Eager said:

    3.2 motor went...looking to put a bigger displacement motor (3.4 or 3.6) Looking to get car to 350 hp or more. Easiest way to do this?? 

    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. 

  6. 19 hours ago, rockhouse66 said:

    My spoiler is a factory XAG option code, described simply as "Carrera Spoiler" on the build sheet. Looks like this:





    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!

  7. 23 hours ago, rockhouse66 said:

    I don't mean to start an argument with this, but just adding some info.  My '04 Cab has the optional factory side skirts and rear wing.  I have studied the 2004 Cab option list and apparently no front spoiler was available so this is as close as the original purchaser could come to buying an "aerokit" for this car.  Porsche must have considered this combination of parts OK w/o a front spoiler.

    I also question whether the aero imbalance issue is relevant at normal speeds and might only come into play at Autobahn speeds (as in 100 MPH plus)?

    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. - 



    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.




  8. On 1/3/2019 at 3:20 AM, Alex Chardy said:

    So if I wanted to do it I’d have to get the front spoiler as well



    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. 

  9. On 12/11/2018 at 11:54 AM, dporto said:


    I did my " IMS Solution" myself (as well as cam chains, pads, clutch etc.) pretty straight forward stuff. When it recently became obvious I'd need a full re-build, I decided to send it to the Pro's at Flat6 (the act of inserting the wrist pin clips and properly gaping the rings made me a little nervous). I decided on the "Track Performer" motor. While my bank account will be considerably lighter, I'll sleep well knowing my engine is fixed for the life of the car...?


    Please report back once you get the car back from Flat 6. We expect lots of photos, GoPro video, and nice narration with music underneath.  ?

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