Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

oversteerdawg

Members
  • Content Count

    11
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About oversteerdawg

  • Rank
    Member

Profile Fields

  • Porsche Club
    No
  • Present cars
    01 986S
  • Former cars
    '95 M3
    '94 Miata
  1. Hi guys, I just changed my trans fluid to Redline MT-90 and it has suddenly become more notchy. The shift itself doesn't feel bad, but the engagement between gears seems really notchy. Almost as if the synchros are having issue. Once I get past the initial effort, the shift feels great. Anyone have this happen immediately after changing their trans fluid? Only thing I can think of is that the redline is too slippery for the synchros to properly engage, although I've never had this problem in any other car (nor have I heard this as being an issue in the 986S box). BTW, this was several
  2. I'd consider going to a tiny bit (or zero) of toe-in up front. There's no reason to toe-out a street car. It just kills your tires and makes the car less stable under braking and at high speeds.
  3. Russ, I don't know about these particular tires but..... no offense guys, but I know I'm not strappin my butt in any car capable of over 150mph, thats outfitted with $29.95 J.C.Penny tires (or the equivilent). I agree that price doesn't necessarily = performance, but don't you think that if Porsche thought for one minute that they could get the same performance out of a $60 tire that they could a $200 tire, they would be outfitting the car with the $60 tires and increasing their profit margins....I do. One way or another....you always get what you pay for. The Falken Azenis RT-
  4. This is going to for a car that commutes 65 miles a day and sees the track once a month. I'm happy with how the car handles, but I wouldn't mind a touch less low speed understeer. I'm aligning it today to max negative camber up front with minimal toe-in up front. On the rear, I'm going to about a degree negative in the rear with a touch of toe-in. I'm mounting some new Bridgetone RE-01R's and I'll post my impressions of both alignment and the tires.
  5. Sure, lots of people. The first thing I did when I picked up my '00 S was set the front camber to max negative (about -.5 degrees, not much) and reset the front toe to zero. A friend with an '03 S did the same thing, yet his handles much differently. More push on turn-in than mine, even with the larger (Stock) rear swaybar installed on the '03+ cars. I believe this is because my car has less rear camber and toe than his car does. As soon as the weather warms up and I can install my US 030 suspension, I'll get the car realigned. The plan is to start with zero front toe and maximum
  6. I'm getting my car aligned and I was thinking of straying from Porsche's specs. Fisrt of all, am I reading it correctly that the factory spec for the front axle actually has 5 minutes of POSITIVE camber? I was thinking of going to about a degree negative (providing I can get there on the stock suspension adjustment) with minimal toe-in. Also, I noticed the toe settings fr and rr are 5 (plus or minus 5) minutes of toe-in. Does this mean it's safe to run nearly zero toe all around? I'm trying to reduce low speed understeer a bit w/o making the car too twitchy or killing my tires. Long stor
  7. What size hex key do I need to adjust the headlights? I can't see in the hole for a visual. Thanks
  8. My '01 S w/ 47k makes a loud squeal right when the engine fires. It sounds a lot like bearing noise from an idler pulley. It goes away completely when the car is warm. Is there a way to examine the pulleys? I can't see anything from above and, while I have yet to get the car in the air, I don't think that looking from below is going to help much either. Any ideas? Are pulleys a known "issue" on these cars? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance -Tom '01 986 S
  9. I wrote the codes down, but I can't find it now. The strange thing is they were all O2 related, but the O2 voltage readings seem normal.
  10. I have a 2001 S and the cel is on. Here's the weird part. The car was making a high pitched sucking sound near the fuel filler. I had an error code for the evap system so I figured it was either the purge valve or the bleeder at the filler neck. I changed out the purge valve and the the cel and noise went away. A week later noise and cel is back. However, this time when I went to scan it i got 4 codes that were all O2 sensor related. Any ideas? The maf has been changed and the car runs great, but the cel and sucking noise is very annoying.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.