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About pjalexandre

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    1999 Porsche 996 Aero

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    1997 BMW M3 4 door
    1995 Porsche 993

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  1. Awesome and great job. Now if you could id alternates to the sealed bearings used in the transmission that would be a huge savings. Porshe wants $365 for one and $265 for another. It adds up pretty quick to nearly $1K in bearings when you go to rebuild the trans in either the Boxster, BoxsterS or 996.
  2. Lot of people go the other way and put a 3.4, 3.6 and 3.8 in their BoxsterS that comes with a 3.2 The 3.4 is a bored out 3.2. You will lose HP and have to swap over a lot of components. Why not go the other direction? A 3.6 or 3.8 to get more power while you are doing the work anyhow.
  3. Cool idea. You can never have enough of em. The reason that some cig lighter adapters "pop" out of the porsche is because our cars have the slightly bigger Euro sized socket vs the smaller US size. From wiki... 12 volt cigar lighter receptacle and plug, size A * Receptacle inside diameter: 20.93 mm to 21.01 mm (median 20.97 mm) * Plug body diameter: 20.73 mm to 20.88 mm (median 20.805 mm) * Most often used in American automobiles. 12 volt cigar lighter receptacle and plug, size B * Receptacle inside diameter: 21.41 mm to 21.51 mm (median 21.455 mm) * Plug body diameter: 21.13 mm to 21.33 mm (median 21.18 mm) * Most often used in European automobiles, and sometimes as a second socket in American automobiles expressly for DC power connections.
  4. I think that is a great idea and one we needed for some time. The stock thermo doesn't even start flowing until well past 180 in reality. But isn't the Porsche tax on a low temp thermostat kinda high?
  5. Philip, Glad to hear you got your car back. So, you are liking the 3.6? Does your VC kick in with a hard shove going past 3500 or so? My tuning was done by Protomotive who did Roock use for yours? Best, -Paul
  6. Here is the little info that I have saved on this topic that someone else posted a while back ago on another forum. Hope it helps.
  7. I can get you the details but you have to tell me where you found the dual stage scavenge pump and if there are any left. PM please. :) -Paul
  8. Yeah but my leg gets tired. :) Sorry but I and nearly everyone I know who drives a stick leaves it in neutral at a red light.
  9. SPEC clutches has what you are looking for. Look them up on google. -Paul Thanks for the feedback. In that case I might opt for this SACHS unit that Pelican offers. http://www.pelicanparts.com/euro/cgi-bin/s...n=881861856-M38 Any ideas as to whether this could work? Joost
  10. Phillip, Best of luck to you. I went through this 1 year ago and ended doing the same. Buying a low mile 3.6 (996 based) and had Roock in Atlanta do the install/conversion. Extremely happy with all of it. -Paul
  11. +1 I get the same. However for short trip local stuff I drop down to about 19ish. Love this car getting 29mpg on the highway on my way to the track where I'll get abou 8-9 mpg :)
  12. wrong tool, that is for the Engine Oil drain plug not transmission. Hmm. Let me double check. I will update this posting tomorrow. It's not a triple square as well. Is it the same wrench for Euro or ROW version 911? Any other suggestions will be appreciated. As far as I know US/Canada and RoW are the same either triple square or allen head. Is there a chance is that my fill plug is the tamper proof type? Do I need to purchase a tamper proof toll like the on in the link below? http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/shopca...l_pg1.htm#item2 Thanks!
  13. Just because the Portuguese Porsche dealers don't have a PPI concept doesn't mean that you can't ask them to perform the service. It would be no different than say asking a dealer to do a track day inspection for your car when they don't routinely do them. You pay.. they do. My father purchased a late model car last spring in Portugal and most of it was done from here in the US. And the dealer did the equivalent of a PPI for us. I just got on the phone and explained what I wanted them to check for and how much they would charge. Cheers, -Paul
  14. Hey Pete, How ya been? Great to hear you sorted it out. I am sure it will turn out really nice. Show some pics of how our car is coming along. -Paul
  15. The 997 3.6 headers are the same as the 996 3.6 headers. You don't actually want the 997S headers. Neither of the 997 units is the old x51 for the 3.4 or 3.6. The new 3.8 x51 headers are the ones to get. imho
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