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eben replied to prado's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)The little bulb is Halogen and will cost about 20 bucks at the dealer. I think it was called H6? I couldn't find one anywhere else. The owners manual shows how to remove the light assembly with the tool. The bulb is quite easy to swap with the light out on your lap. Don't touch the glass of the new bulb when you put it in. I got a gift recently that nicely fills the cig lighter hole. It is a Porsche LED rechargeable small flashlight. I also use the lighter hole for my keep alive auto trickle charger if I am not going to drive the car for a few days. It went dead on me once in about 8 days. and oh yeah, wide is good
eben replied to waydeki's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have a set of 18" stock wheels and a set of 19" RUF wheels. Other than looks I can't really notice any big difference in the feel and handling ( normal street use ) They are both pretty hard riding on rough roads. The 19s are about 7 lbs heavier per wheel and tire than the 18s plus the 19s use a big spacer on my car. I think there is a big difference between 17 and 18 in ride but maybe not much between 18 and 19.
eben replied to eben's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks for the quick response Loren, got them off and getting them done tomorrow morning. I have 1.33in = 33.7mm. Should still be enough room for a skim.
I have searched for a few minutes and found the spec for a GT3. Can't seem to find C4S/Turbo Anyone have the info handy? thanks
eben replied to wcb's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)996 C4S s were made from 02 to 05 with not too much difference between the years. The C4 makes it AWD the S makes it a wide body. The C4S doesn't have any more HP than the regular C2s and C4s but it has the brakes and body and interior leather of the Turbo model. The suspension is stiffer than the non S cars and this is good if you like the feel of a really tight car but it is annoying on long hiway runs as you can feel every line or expansion joint in the rod as you bump bump over it. I like working on my cars but these cars are so high tech that there isn't that much I could repair ( especially if there was a major failure ). Because of this , I bought a 3 year extended warranty when the 4 year factory one ran out. That way you don't have to worry about leaks or other issues. I don't think I could buy one sight unseen but I know people who have done this and got good cars. Good Luck!
I think the difference in outer rim position will be something like (exisiting offset - new offset ) + (0.5 (new rim width - old rim width )). I would guess it would add up to about an inch per side. You likely wouldn't be able to lower the car without possible contact. The fronts would likely be OK.
eben replied to evil2219's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I once looked into fitting someones surplus Turbo spoiler to my C4S coupe. Apparenty, it will fit a 996 C4S Cab but not a coupe as the deck lid is a different length on the Coupe.
eben replied to Gregor's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Another vote for GHL. I doubt there is any power increase but the sound is so sweet.
eben replied to zdr2k's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-PORSCHE...1QQcmdZViewItem they aren't cheap
eben replied to PJorgen's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Ditto on above re suspension height. Just lowered my C4S 1" and camber went from 0 deg ( straight level ) to about 35' neg even though I put the struts back in the same spot. I dont recall that much camber adjustment maybe pls minus 1/8" on the slots. The toe probably changed big time too.
Very interesting problem....It is difficult to tell from the photos if there is material missing making the indent or if it was peened in. Also are the marks on the bottom or top of the case ( can't tell which way is up ). Its hard to imagine something making those marks due to a passing rotating element. You might expect to see marks travelling in the direction of the rotation. In picture 6691, on the lower bearing, there looks to be some kind of grinder marks like a burr was removed. Like the others, I will be very interested to hear of the cause of the marks. Maybe they are just cosmetic. There appears to be no ill effect on the crank or bearings so I can't see how this issue would be related to misfiring. PS the car IS beautiful.
eben replied to muranomike's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Mike: Is this a Porsche warranty replacement or a 3rd party extended warranty?
Really? On the Boxster the clutch interlock is separate from the cruise function (one happens at the top of the clutch travel while the other happens at the bottom). I've had mine ty-wrapped for 6 years with no problems - and no clicking ;) Tom is right, my cruise control comment was about the upper switch, the start interlock is a fully depressed switch at the bottom of travel. Still don't think I would defeat either one.