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About yan

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  • Birthday 02/03/1976

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  • Present cars
    2006 E65
    2003 996 C2 Cabriolet
  • Former cars
    2003 745Li
    2000 Honda Accord Coupe V6
    1965 Mercury Montclair 390 coupe
    1976 Porsche 924
  1. lol, no problem.. just donated. i definitely appreciate all the help on this site that we get, but the cheap bastard in me sometime takes over :D
  2. how do i become a contributing member? who do i bribe and how much? (and please be kind, remember, economy not doing well) :)
  3. hi there, i looked here and here but i am still a little bit confused by what needs to happen (and i am usually good with working on my own car too). i bought a CDC-4 on ebay. it came without any brackets or wire harnesses. my dealer tells me i can get the brackets ($50) and optical wire harness ($243) from him. the question is... is there a good, step-by-step, DIY write-up on how to do this project?
  4. tried it - not the battery. if i reprogram the car, does it mean the other key will stop working? do both get reprogrammed?
  5. hi there.. i bought my '03 996 cab two years from the dealer who only had one key. today they called me and told me they found a 2nd key for the car. so i stopped by and picked it up. here is the problem: the second key only works when i use it to physically lock/unlock the door with and to start the car with, but it does NOT work as the remote control (even though the red light flashes brightly on the remote) even from 2 feet away from the car. anybody knows why that is? do i need to have special magic done to activate it? i know the car disables remote control capability after 5 days of inactivity, but this appears to be a separate issue.
  6. so in follow up to this post, i found these parts sell for $10... the question is, what is my interior color? it seems like i have a few choices here the part number that is on my car (just took it off to check it out) is 996.552.273.01 996.552.273.01 only comes in one black: "black lacquered" but part number 996.552.273.00 is "satin black". i have 2003 and i remember pre-face lifted 996s had different shade of black. should i get "black lacquered" like i suspect i should or am i wrong? thanks...
  7. hi there, so i accidentally scratched up some painted plastic when removing instrument cluster.. :crying: any way to fix it? or can i relatively easy and cheaply replace that peace? .. thanks..
  8. hi there, .. so i spent my day today swapping out both front and rear worn out OEM pads with Hawk HPS pads. i do have a few questions though: .. I have decided not to install both rear and front vibration dampeners for now since i will want to swap to pagid track pads in a few weeks. Question: will not having both rear and front vibration dampeners affect brake performance or brake safety in any way? I am aware of possible "sound like a train" effect :) but without the dampeners the brakes just feel loose in their, like they could pop out any time :( .. This is the final result. As you can see the brake sensor wire is missing. I decided not to drill the pad for the sensor and simply shortened the cable and tie-wrapped it: .. .. Does it look right to you? (hi-res image) .. The front Hawk HPS pads are missing the little notch my finger is pointing at on both sides. Is this normal? It seems like that notch is where the spring clip pushes against: .. .. .. thanks... .. P.S. - What is a good caliper spreader to buy and where?
  9. dear all, a few weeks ago i noticed a little bit of brake fluid on the top of the brake fluid reservoir. i figured the cap was not seated on all the way (or seated properly). i wiped the fluid and re-seated the brake fluid reservoir cap. i did notice that if i tightened it too much, it would click and i'd have to re-tighten it all over again (stopping right before the click) today i noticed a little bit of brake fluid on top of the reservoir again. you can see it right around the edge: the brakes seem totally fine. i had them bleed by a high end independent porsche shop about 9 months ago (~5K miles ago). any ideas of what this could be? the fluid is right around the 'max' marks. my first step will be replacing the reservoir cap but if anybody has any other suggestions, i'd LOVE to hear them. thanks. P.S. - what does the "clean filter cap before removing" mean? why before? how can you clean it before removing? gosh i feel stupid, i suspect the answer will be super simple. P.P.S. - FWIW, i searched the forum without much luck P.P.P.S - i do exercise the brakes a lot when driving (withing speed limits of course :D )
  10. you can use tie wraps for now and fabricate little metal extensions later on...
  11. ok i feel like an idiot. which means i probably am. i removed my litronic headlights today on my 996 today and when putting one back, it got wedged in such a weird way that now it will not come out. i tried everything: twisting the headlight removing tool and pulling, removing wheel and liner and pushing it out, etc. nothing. its just stuck there. the weird part is that the inside of the light seems to come up an inch or so, but outside seems to be stuck solid next to the fender metal. any suggestions? clues? pointers? (it seems stuck on there so strong, that i figured i'd drive around with it for a bit and see if things change)
  12. any pictures of this magic part 996 504 085 00 707? also, why did you need new headlight trims and finder liner extensions? what is a finder liner extension anyways? :) thanks.
  13. sorry for the bump... anybody (loren) has info on how i can replace part number 996 561 931 01 (tension rope)? that is what broke...
  14. howdy all... my 996 soft top is in need of some repairs. as you can see from pictures, the wire which runs on the very edge of the top snapped at the very bottom (only clip is left in place): because of the wire not pulling on the side of the top, it does not end up sitting inside the grove properly: it looks like i should be able to pull the old cable out and put a new one in. the questions are: 1. is this an easy DIY project? (looks like it) 2. i could not find how the wire is secured on the opposite end. 3. any special tools i might need? thanks.
  15. how did you videotape the dealer? i always wanted to put a small camera in my car to see what dealer does to it. which dealer do you go to anyways?
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