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    996 928S4
  1. Guys, I'm having a hell of a time getting my carrier to move away from the engine. I've followed the directions in this DIY: http://p-car.com/996/diy/waterpump/ I have the car off the ground on jackstands. Removed everything. Also drained the coolant, undone the thermostat and water pump hoses. I have loosened the 2 15mm nuts that attach to the carrier and have raised the engine with a piece of wood under the jack right under the engine pan but the carrier won't budge on the driver side bolt. The passenger side of the carrier moves freely away from the bolt. I raised the engine even higher and still the driver side won't move backwards. I even jacked up the engine to the point the rear jack point was off the jacks! What am I doing wrong? Should I take a hammer and try to bang out the carrier on drivers side toward the bumper? I'm afraid of stripping the bolt. The DIY indicated to put the jack under the "engine jack point" in front of the engine pan and slightly raise? The Pelican DIY indicates to just slightly raise the engine. I do remember last year after I replaced my engine mounts, the driver side tailpipe was hanging down a bit more than the passenger side but after awhile, it settled and everything is now even. Not sure if this has anything to do with it. I'm also struggling with the right lower 10mm water pump bolt. Can't get the thing out. Maybe with the carrier loosened it will come out easier? If I can't remove the carrier forward, can I still get the water pump out if I remove the thermostat housing and the hard coolant pipes? I'm replacing the thermostat housing and all the hoses anyway. Any suggestions? Been struggling all afternoon with this **** thing. I also posted on Rennlist and Pelican. That's how desperate I am.
  2. I’m going to tackle my water pump, coolant expansion tank and coolant hoses and so also decided to replace the AOS. I know the AOS has several hoses attached to it. Not sure if these are coolant , oil and vacuum hoses. Just want to replace everything that is attached because I’m sure these parts are also old and brittle. Does anyone know which parts to replace and would replacing these be difficult? Any parts names and or numbers along with any tips would be great. I’m feeling a bit intimidated by the AOS procedure but while I have everything apart want to replace everything that could fail later because I don’t want to do this again for a long time. Car ar is a 1999 C4 manual.
  3. I’m going to tackle my water pump, coolant expansion tank and coolant hoses and so also decided to replace the AOS. I know the AOS has several hoses attached to it. Not sure if these are coolant , oil and vacuum hoses. Just want to replace everything that is attached because I’m sure these parts are also old and brittle. Does anyone know which parts to replace that attach to the AOS and would replacing these be difficult? Any parts names and or numbers along with any tips would be great. I’m feeling a bit intimidated by the AOS procedure but while I have everything apart want to replace everything that could fail later because I don’t want to do this again for a long time. Car ar is a 1999 C4 manual.
  4. What is the part number of that smaller diameter hose that connects to the T and goes down into the middle of the engine area right by some of the pulleys? And is this hose connected by a plastic fitting? My car seems to have had this hose replaced long ago with non OEM parts by a novice mechanic.
  5. I am going to replace my AOS soon. I noticed on Pelican that they show an AOS and an "Internal Oil Separator"? Is this a completely different part and not related to the common AOS? Or is it an internal part of the AOS? I'm confused about this. I've never seen mention of an internal oil separator.
  6. My rose guide is missing so I have ordered a new one. Since I don’t have one I can not tell in what order it is assembled in regards to the emergency pull line little circle loop thing that goes to the actuator stick. So is this order correct: 1. Attach rose guide 2. Place door actuator “stick” through the emergency pull ring and then through the rose guide So the little ring is actually behind the rose guide?
  7. The guru JFP speaks the truth. I must and will listen to this advice. 👍
  8. Here is his post, however, unlike his issue I am able to fill the tank full of gas without any problem. Maybe it is the regenerative throttle body valve? https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/950027-replaced-fuel-vent-valve-now-unable-to-fill-gas-tank-2.html
  9. The gas cap is brand new and hence the woosh sound when I opened it. All the vent hoses to the canister are tight. Not sure what else to look at. Frustrating!
  10. P0455 was the code. I posted about this problem awhile back on Rennlist and the other option was the throttle body regeneration valve replacement I have a good feeling that this vent valve will do the trick. It is practically hidden somewhere and I can’t find it anywhere. I have already replaced the fuel filler vent valve. Car is a 1999 C4 manual transmission with 130k on it. Need help with P0455 Code - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 996 Forum - Need help with P0455 Code - OK, I need some help with this P0455 code that recently came up on my 1999...
  11. I saw the service manual and the detail and instructions were lacking to say the least. Now I know why the Rennlist poster paid $2000 for the replacement at his shop.
  12. Got a chance to look under the car. The tank is located above both front axels and the differential housing but I could not see the valve anywhere. Looks like it is hidden somewhere between the inner fender sheet metal and the tank. The valve is supposed to be located near the fuel filler tube but I could not see where the fuel filler tube attaches to the tank itself. Would the tank need to be dropped? So not only the axles, but the differential housing itself would need to be removed to drop the tank? And not to mention the full tank of gas that's in the car. This is getting worse and worse. Also, since it's a C4, the tank is the "saddle" tank and not sure if this presents any additional problems. Are there any tutorials on how to remove a fuel tank and all the associated parts including the fuel filler neck, clamps, etc. on a 1999 C4?
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