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I was clearing codes and the Durametric seems to have hung at the air conditioner. (that is where a fault was) Is pressing cancel an option (I am obviously a noob)
2010 C2S 108K miles I was planning to replace the plugs. I went to remove the mufflers. They were very corroded - especially the two I do not have to remove. I used penetrating oil (acetone + AFT). They are much prettier, but they are still corroded. Here is a 1 min video of the bolts so you can see what I am facing: Questions: If I get started on removing them and it does not go well, what next? Surely I don't have to replace the catalytic converters? Are the bolts somehow replaceable? Do they look too far gone?
If you use penetrating oil to disassemble, does it cause the bolts to come loose after you reassemble them? Do you have to clean the parts somehow afterwards or just retighten to the proper torque and be done with it?
I got my 2010 997.2 Cab in June. I am really happy with it so far. My fingers are crossed and I am knocking wood, no major repairs so far. The previous owner had installed SmartTop 997 from Mods4Cars.com. I never would have known it had the instructions not been printed out on 8.5 x 11 paper in the glove box. It is great. It allows you to open and close the top with one touch. This is really cool when you are driving or parking (below 30 mph). I also lets you put the windows up and down more easily and make other fiddly changes that I have forgotten because once you set it up, it is just part of the car. It came with the car, so I have no idea what it cost, but I really like it. Also, make sure you have a Porsche savvy mechanic check it out. I had a mechanic check out the first car I liked and it was a no-go. For the second car I liked I got a mechanic who found about $1,600 in needed repairs that the dealer made before I bought it. Edit: WTF is a 992.1?
I don't mean to poke a bear here. It is just that I see many differing values quoted around the site for oil change intervals. I believe the Porsche owners manual says changes should happen at 20,000 miles. In posts, here and other sites, I have seen recommendations from 2,000 to 15,000. I have had the occasion to break bread with people who design motor oil additives and motor oils. They seem like they really know what they are talking about. I expect that Porsche know what they are talking about as well. I am familiar with Porsche's leather tanning and finishing standards and they are extremely high, I expect they care more about their oil. I am not trying to be inflammatory, I just really want to know. Why (specifically) do people believe that the oil needs to be changed so frequently? I am not talking about running the car on the race track. That is obvious. However, the 911 is know as the best daily driver supercar for a reason. Lots of us drive them like cars. For those instances, what is the proper change interval? I am really interested in the experiences that led you to that recommendation. Also, does it vary by the specific engine. (Mine is the MA1.01)
Thanks for the advice. I have some slightly cooked fingers, but It I got the oil level correct.
Got a new to me 2010 997.2 Carerra S. This is my first Porsche having owned a series of BMWs. I watched a number of DIYs on the oil change and it seemed to go off without a hitch. I warmed up the engine prior and let it drain for about 3 hours while I attended to other things. I changed the filter and put in 10qts of oil. Now the oil level light says it is over full. I guess that is ok as it was eating about a quart a month which seems normal to a BMW owner. I figured it would drop over a few weeks but it hasn't. Now about once every day or three since the oil change it asks me to measure the oil level. Should I be concerned? It seems weird that the proper amount of oil would over top the gauge.