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About pgwilliams

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    West Lafayette, IN
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1997 911 C2S; 2005 GT3
  • Future cars
    Cayman S

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  1. I want to start using a 5- or 6-point harness for DEs. The purpose is more to keep me in the seat (and reduce the fatigue from trying to hold myself upright in the corners) than for safety. The point is that the stock seats in the GT 3 are very comfortable. I need to find "racing" seats that are equally comfortable but also have a hole for the anti-sub belt. My wife was pi**ed off when I purchased the car, but she loves riding in it. If I replace the seats with something less comfortable (and less aesthetically pleasing) she will go back to being pi**ed off at me. So far, my research seems to point to the fact that you can either have uncomfortable (from a wife's perspective) seats with a hole for the anti-sub, or you can have comfortable seats that don't. Everything that I have read advises against using a 4-point setup without the anti-sub. Can anyone recommend a comfortable seat (preferrably with a non-fixed back) that meets my needs?
  2. Rockitman - Thanks for your gallery. You did a fantastic job of documenting the process. We all owe you a big kudo!
  3. Thanks guys. You have been a big help. Although, I have a sneaking suspicion that it won't be as easy (especially the clutch bleed, if I decide to go there) as the directions make it sound. I guess I will look at it as my first "up close and personal" event with the car.
  4. Recently, I asked my mechanic to replace the brake fluid in my GT3 with Super Blue. He told me that the brake system and the clutch shared the same fluid reservoir and that changing the fluid would require bleeding the clutch. He also told me that it was a big pain and that he didn't want to do it because I needed the car the next day for a weekend DE. He was afraid that if anything went wrong with the clutch bleed, it would ruin my DE weekend. In perusing the RennTech Forum, I noticed that back in August, RJFabCab was asking about where to find the bleeder valve for the GT3 clutch. This made me wonder if I could try to do the fluid change myself. If it isn't too involved, could someone (probably Loren) list, or tell me where to find a list, the steps involved in changing the fluid and bleeding the clutch? I would need to know the little "Gotcha" points and what to look for to know that I had done it properly. If this is asking too much from a free Forum, I understand. However, I would like to become more competent in working on my car and have no idea where to find such detailed advice. Thanks !!
  5. Thanks Eric. Now I can pop those babies off with full confidence !
  6. Thanks Loren. I have seen that post but I fail to understand how they work. Do they sit on top of the strut and add an angle to the wing? Is the shim visible when installed? Do the "caps" on the strut just pry off? So many questions and so little time !
  7. Is the rear wing on the '04-'05 GT3 adjustable? I assume it is, because Porsche tells us in the Owner's Manual that the factory setting is the only acceptable setting for street usage. I also assume that the little buttons on the inside of the wing struts need to be "popped off" to get at some sort of set screw. However, I don't have the guts to go around prying off body parts until I know that is their purpose. :help:
  8. Perhaps it has to do with the differences in weight distribution between the Boxster (about 50/50 ?) and the 911 (about 60/40?)
  9. pgwilliams

    CAN bus

    I don't know the answer to that question because I don't know what data is communicated on the CAN bus. I suppose that you could say that I would like to see any useful information that isn't currently available via the normal OBD2 feed.
  10. pgwilliams

    CAN bus

    Does anyone know if it is possible to get info from the CAN bus on a 996 Porsche? I am thinking about buying a Durametric OBD2 scanner and wondered if there was anything that can read more output than what is available from an OBD2 reader, short of a full-blown (expensive) shop diagnostic tool.
  11. pgwilliams

    GT3 DME

    Thanks ! Why am I not surprised that you knew the answer? :cheers:
  12. pgwilliams

    GT3 DME

    Can anyone tell me what version the DME is on a 2005 GT3 ? Thanks
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