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    St Louis, MO
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2005 911 (996) GT3
    2003 996 Carrera
    2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo
    2005 Mercedes C55 AMG
    2007 997 turbo
  • Former cars
    1987 PORSCHE 911
    1985 Porsche 944
    1962 Mercedes Benz 180
    1954 Mercedes Benz 170

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  1. Uwon, "I'm not sure that I agree with you. PS2 pricing is outrageous! N spec is overrated IMHO. Super Sports or R-11's would be my likely choice for the next set. I have heard enough from fellow PCA members all who stay away from PS2's unless they track. Johan" You are certainly entitled to your opinion, and yes they are expensive. It is natural that PCA members have different preferences and opinions. However, as member of PCA for 23 years, I beg to differ. I have N-designated PS2 on my 997.1 turbo, and I am very satisfied. The grip and turning are excellent; the tires are quiet, and somewhat comfortable, and they are OK in the rain. They are certainly better that Bridgestone Pole Position that I had on my 2003 996 with ROW M030 sport suspention. This is my personal view.
  2. These are over-revs. There has been over-rev hysteria, alerting potential serious engine damage due to high over-revs caused by missed shifts. Sure engine damage can definitely occur as a consequence of missed shifts. However, not all over-revs even in high ranges are the results of missed shifts. Therefore the question here is the significance of 1 ignition over-rev each in ranges 4, 5, and 6. In the context of 3 ignitions per each RPM, One ignition would amount to only a small fraction of one second, considering the high RPMs extant in the above ranges. There is NO way to attribute these to missed shifts (manual transmission!). It is humanly impossible. It is more likely due to the computer/software flukes/aberrations or other unknown (at least to me) mechanisms. It is well known that Porsche does not CPOs the cars with pathological over-revs. When I bought my 2003 996 several years ago, it was certified by Porsche even though it had 1 ignition over-rev in the range 2 (please note that in 996 there were only 2 ranges: one and two); I drove the car for 6 years with NO engine problems. Even the original IMS bearing was in excellent shape before I replaced it for prophylactic reasons.
  3. aehsani

    My new GT3

    I must clarify the following: The 4100-4200 RPM limit is always the rule when the engine is cold and is not within the normal operating condition. This rule applies to all Porsches, all the time, and regardless of how many miles the car is driven. I think most of the Porsche owners are aware of this rule.
  4. I had the right side gasket replaced by the Porsche dealer under extended service warranty; the estimated work was listed as 2.4 hours; of course that was done in conjunction with replacement of the starter
  5. I would go with Factory recommended tires (N-spec), Michelin PS2; they were are great, expensive though..
  6. I got mine from Suncoast Porsche, Florida; great service. Traded the Car (996) for a new GT3.
  7. aehsani

    My new GT3

    Mijostyn "I drove a white one but the Blue is terrific! Good luck aehsani" Thanks
  8. aehsani

    My new GT3

    Root, "After 500 miles I went to 7500 routinely. After 750 miles hit 9K a few times. Since 1000 miles I go as high as conditions, traffic etc. allow.. Master techs and others in the know say I have been too cautious." Thanks; that's very helpful.
  9. aehsani

    My new GT3

    Root "A beauty, enjoy. Mine is a month old now; 1400 miles and several trips to 9K. The sound and whiplash in PDK-S manual between 7.5K-9K is a whole new world" Thanks; looking forward to experiencing 7-9K RPM. At what miles did you start to exceed 4200 limit? Currently I have 5600 miles, and have begun to go up to 4600 occasionally. I recall the late Bruce Anderson, a real Porsche guru, suggested that after 300-500 miles, drive the car aggressively, "drive it like you stole it" As you know it is very difficult to adhere to 4200 limit if you are shifting manually because, in lower gears, the RPM rise is incredibly quick.
  10. aehsani

    My new GT3

    White987S "How Does Voodoo Blue compare to Riviera Blue or Mexico Blue in real life?" Among the 3, Riviera blue is the lightest, Mexico blue is medium, and Voodoo is the darkest with varying hue.
  11. aehsani

    My new GT3

    PICS of voodoo blue; and the adaptive changes to ambient light
  12. So, what you are saying is that there was no problem with your PSE, correct? I have used PSE on my GT3 many times. It is slightly louder at idle, but noticeable in a quiet environment. While driving, the only difference in sound is detectable during rapid acceleration (up to 4200 RPM, of course; it may become louder at higher RPMs), compared with baseline.
  13. aehsani

    My new GT3

    Hamad, Thank you; congrat; enjoy your car
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