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    2008 997TT Coupe until someone buys it from me

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  1. Thanks Brad. Presumably the LH Ram (hinge) also differs btwn Coupe & Cabrio. Did you happen to note whether the other functional part(s) pump differed? Under the circumstances I guess I have no argument with the dealer despite the fact that before they replaced the rams it clearly raised higher than it does now. I appreciate your time and the info provided. Wayne (aka DP996)
  2. The "word" according to my local dealer is that the raised height of the upper spoiler blade is different on Coupes than it is on Cabriolets. The Cabriolet upper blade raises substantially higher than does the Coupe upper blade. Does that make sense to anyone out there? Is there any info available (parts breakdowns w/ pns) that would enable me to compare the basic spoiler & its hydraulic components (rams, pump, upper blade, etc.) for MY08 997TT Coupe and Cabriolet? If this is true, then perhaps my 08 Coupe came improperly fitted from the factory with Cabriolet components. Thanks
  3. Per my 10/26/07 dealer repair order to resolve a leaking ram on my 08 997TT, the spec is: Pentosin CHF202 pn 000-043-206-56.
  4. Trying to assist a friend add an OEM CD changer to wife's 07 997. Aside from the CD Changer, what other items (cable?, etc.?) are required? Couldn't find anything on the site where this topic has been raised in the past. Any help or direction is appreciated.
  5. I don't believe that is entirely correct, but will defer to others. I say that because when new, there was adequate space between the upper blade and the lower deck (plenty of clearance when washing the car). That space is now noticeably reduced. And there is no fault code issued during auto operation. I believe the fault code that RFM is speaking about would need to be read with a Porsche PIWIS tester. So, if you are concerned have your dealer hookup a PIWIS and run diagnostics on it. Thanks Loren, I assumed he was referring to the fault indicator that beeps and comes up on the dash stating "spoiler fault". I do plan to take it back to the dealer (5th time now in trying to resolve multiple occurrences with the hydraulics), but wanted to substantiate my position with a comparative dimension. I was hoping someone out there with a 997TT might be able to provide a measurement w/pic.
  6. I don't believe that is entirely correct, but will defer to others. I say that because when new, there was adequate space between the upper blade and the lower deck (plenty of clearance when washing the car). That space is now noticeably reduced. And there is no fault code issued during auto operation.
  7. Can anyone advise if there is a specification for the height of the upper wing when in the raised position. I have had multiple services performed trying to resolve operational problems with the rear spoiler. It now raises, however I do not believe it raises as high as it should. PS My apology for the typo in the Subject Title. But I don't see a means to correct it.
  8. Thanks for the info. I haven’t noticed the one final chirp you mentioned, I’ll have to pay closer attention the tomorrow when I bring the car in for its 60,000 mile service. The information you gathered may come in handy if the dealer suggests the engine pulling route. Let me know how the repair went on your car and I will do the same. Just chirped back into the garage following a disappointing, but not unexpected PHX loss to the Mavs at my local pub and found your last post. This time the final chirp was exactly as expected, post shut down with a bleeding effect; obviously the (vaccuum) pressure differential equalizing. (kind of like a last gasp from a weak bird) FYI, one of the things I learned in my quest is that a P dlr svc dept is req'd to stipulate an engine pull, as they are obliged to utilize factory designed clamps (as opposed to worm gear type clamps). The less labor intensive method cannot be performed if P sanctioned clamping is performed. Thus, an independent is your only likely source for a lesser expensive resolution. Where are you located (geographically speaking)?
  9. Lee, Note my recent post on the identical symptom. You may even note that it makes one final chirp as you shut off the engine. Quite the coincidence I'd say. Even more coincidental is that we essentially have the same model/year/mileage. I found the noise is caused by a unique failure of the oil separator. Accesibility is definitely an issue, especially if you have a tiptronic. Porsche calls for pulling the engine (13 hrs flate rate). But with the insight offered to my post and further research locally, I found it can be done by going through the intake manifold. The estimated time required is 2 - 4 hours. If you would like further details, I'll certainly know more and would be happy to share.
  10. Thought I'd update the inquiry now that I have done more research. As suggested by Ian W, I now have a second confirmation that indeed the oil separator can be replaced w/o removing the engine, although it is not an easy undertaking (especially on a Tiptronic). Nevertheless, it easily saves 10 hrs of labor on the flat rate manual. Thus the alternate repair facility will have at it following the weekend. Added note: I like and appreciate this site for the variety of topics and the knowledge base it seems to present. I'm certainly glad I tripped across it on this occasion and look forward to learning more, as I contemplate retiring my 996 from daily use and can now consider it more of a toy.
  11. The separator can be replaced without the engine being removed. My old 3.4 had this done once (and the oil return bellows - a flexible rubber tube attached to it that returns oil to the sump - replaced several times) by my local specialist. Pain to get at and probably 3-4 hours plus parts but not as bad as an engine out. Ian W I was beginning to think my post was invisible. Thanks for your input. Now I have to figure a way to get your specialist here, or my car to the UK. Hmmm, wonder which way is going to most cost effective? I'll start by checking for local independent service in my area. Thanks again.
  12. I just asked the shop foreman at my local dealership that exact same question. He wasn't sure if the shape of the license plate cutout area on the rear bumper cover was the same on the later version. If so, he felt it would work. I look forward to other responses on this, as I too would like to replace the orginals with a painted version.
  13. 1999 C2 Coupe 996 w/Tiptronic - Original Owner - New noise (chirping sound in the engine compartment) just encountered, particularly at idle, that has been diagnosed as a failed oil separator. Any experiences out there that can be shared? Known ramifications if ignored? The service entity states engine removal required and major bucks to repair with a rather minor part. I just discovered this site and any insight or related personal experience is appreciated.
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