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  1. I had a 2003 996 Cabriolet. I would like to know what other models my OEM springs and shocks would fit on. I think they also fit on the Targa, but am not sure. And are they interchangeable with the Boxster? What years?
  2. Reviving an old thread, but I have the same problem. I just ordered a turn signal stalk assembly from Sunset Porsche for $162.99 + $13 shipping. That place is the best!
  3. Wow, that's exactly my problem. I don't know why I couldn't find that thread. Thanks
  4. In addition to having to hold the stalk in the up position to signal RIGHT, when I signal LEFT, it stays in place, but it doesn't click back to the neutral position when I turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction. Needless to say, I believe the mechanism that the stalk is attached to is broken. I took apart the steering column cover to investigate and a little plastic piece fell out. Can I replace the whole mechanism? How can I do this? Thanks in advance! (2003 C2 Cab)
  5. I'm looking into the skid plate. Worried that it may hide some oil leaks or affect heat dissapation. Reading conflicting opinions, but nothing that will hold me back from getting it at this point.
  6. Okay, the job is 95% done. I popped the drain plug and let 'er pee for an hour while I had dinner. Then I removed the 13 bolts on the pan. The bolts were so lightly torqued that they came off without much muscle on the ratchet. Coulda done it one handed. Or perhaps the ol' guns are stronger than I thought. Pryed off the pan with a screwdriver. There are some obvious ledges around the pan that enable you to get leverage without damaging the mating surfaces. The gasket material is rubber, so it's not too hard to pry it off one corner at a time. Like Loren said, took about 15 min. A little more o
  7. Thank u sir. Good excuse to finally buy a good torque wrench.
  8. Looks like I cracked my oil pan. Oil completely drained after it hit a speed bump. Looks fairly straightforward, and after doing an extensive search, here is what I learned: Sealant is used instead of a gasket. Sealant is 000 043 203 73. Should be pretty messy. The oil to to crankcase bolts only get 7.5 ft/lbs (10 Nm). Porsche says use only Drei Bond Silikon - type 1209 -- within 5 minutes of applying. Is there anything else I need to know? Is this a piece of cake to replace? It just looks to me like a dozen or so bolts.
  9. Would this cause the B&M to make a clunky noise when you move the stick around? I noticed my B&M is noisier than the stock unit. There is a tiny bit of play when you move the stick around and it makes a clunky noise. I wonder if there is a way to make it operate more quietly.
  10. Any more updates? And pics? I think this is a pretty ambitious project, and I think a lot of people would benefit from what you are going through. Thanks
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