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Everything posted by Cesarfl

  1. Should I stay with the 0W-40 or should I go to another viscosity.
  2. I was under the impression as posted here so many times that Mobil-1 0-40W was the correct oil for 996
  3. I always use Mobil One 0-40 W , what do you recommend
  4. Almost everymorning when I start my 1999 Carrera 996, I hear this rattling noise, it sounds like chains or something like that, Are the Variocam chains and tensioners a maintenance item that need to be replaced, My car is now 76,000 miles and runs very good, I track the car about 8-10 times per year any sugestions on what this sound is, it only happens when I first start the car in the morning, any subsequent starts are fine.
  5. Don't waste your money, not much you can do to the engine, other that supercharger upgrade about 10K, or buy a turbo 996 instead, other than that you are going to spend a ton of money for no more than 10 HP.
  6. I am now getting a very loud sound , like heavy rattling when I start the car cold, I dont know if is a broken muffler or are the timing chain rattling like crazy on start up.
  7. I just hit 75,000 miles not a problem, and I am tracking the car monthly since 03/08, added some extras ,like x51 oil pan with baffles and GT3 adjustable sway bars
  8. I have Mo30 suspension with H&R springs, for street use is a litle harsh and somewhat bounces more, but its great for DE, my car really sticks very good and is very settle when turning, the only thing is that on our track in Cameron County, TX, is an old airport and we have very long straights were you can hit over 130 mph before braking for a turn or a sweeper, I have noticed that when braking on a uneven concrete track with H&R's the ABS reacts or better said overreacts and if you hit the brakes hard it takes much longer to brake than if you apply them slowly and avoid the ABS to come in. I guess the harder suspension and uneven track makes the ABS computer a litle crazy.
  9. Dude more than half of the stuff listed is regular maintenance, wear and tear items, Do you think oil and wiper blades are related to reliability of a car, then you should buy a horse or something like that all you have to do is feed it.
  10. I had the same issue with my 99 C2, the problem you have is just the start of what is to come anyways, you will need a new window regulator in short time, it may take 1 month or 6, in any case the problem is the faulty regulator, you are looking at parts about $185.00 plus labor, if you are a level 5 (out of 10) mechanic you should be able to do it yourself, if you want an indy to do it calculate about $200 for labor.
  11. How big of a DIY job was that, k996c4s? Did you have to have a special spring compression tool? Im not sure Ive seen any pics on this DIY and wonder if this is something I could do myself with normal tools... You will need a compression tool to remove the springs and shocks, I have ROW030 with HR Springs and the car tacks very well, specially at the DE , is a ltle rough on the highway but the control is awesome
  12. $800.00 for a MAF, that's a whole lot of money for a part that only takes 5 minutes to replace.
  13. It can be done with the proper tooling as I understand from Loren, you will need several speciallized tools to keep the motor level and measure certain parts.
  14. Stop by Vertex Auto this morning quoted me $900.00 with Porsche Original parts and in the extremely rare case that I need a flywheel another $700.00, Now that will be $1,600.00 Total vs. $3,000 from the Collection. IMHO, The collection is just ripping people off, and doesn't make much sense, Porsche's and Audi's are the brands they sell the most, and by scaring the customer base away all they are doing is not making the money they should be making. In the other hand, maybe they are just happy with the newer cars and the warranty service they offer and after the car is out of warranty they just don't care in retaining that business. Is a shame, Mr. Ken (CEO) at the collection should know that the boom in Miami is over, there are more foreclosures in Broward and Dade than ever, and many more to come, money is not flowing in town the way it used to be, and sure enough less Ferraris, Aston, Porsches, Lotus are hitting the road, he knows this, just my two cents.
  15. I jst dropped a line to Mr Ken at the Collection, I hope he reads it.
  16. I just visited the collection in Coral Gables and spoke with a tech-advisor, He is quoting me a clutch for a 996 C2 the price of $2,000.00 and another thousand if I need a flywheel. Question 1, is the clutch replacement at the dealer really $2,000 bucks Question 2, How often flywheels are replaced and do you really have to do it because tech says they go bad everytime a clutch is replaced. I don't want to get ripped off by The Collection. Any comments
  17. I know, I hope is not the engine, , I think is really something to do with the clutch, the minute I step on the clutch it goes away, anyways when I get bacjk frm Indianapolis Monday I am going to visit The collection and see how much and what the problem really is. I hope is the clutch or flywheel
  18. I guess that as I go and check, I should replace the clutch as well.
  19. My 99 C2 with 70,000 miles has a very ugly sound coming from the transmission area, when the car idles you can hear noises like loose bolts on a can, as soon as I depress the clutch noise stops, if I let the clutch out it starts again. The sound is on and off and only at idle. Anyone with a similar sound. I have the original clutch on the car
  20. I Own a 2004 Toaureg and a 99 996, the toaureg has been a very reliable suv, specially when mine has all the electronic details, air suspension, damping and nav. just over 40k miles
  21. Felicidades Juan, es un coche muy bonito, Have fun and run it hard on autovia 7. Cesar
  22. Will 19" wheels and tires work on a 1999 C2 and will the ride get too hard since I hace M030 suspension with H&R springs. I would like to hear from members that have 19" Thanks
  23. 99 C2 with 60,000 miles, just replaced the water pump, other than that fantastic
  24. I have 99 C2 MO30 WITH H&R Springs, car is lower and a bit bouncy, other than that it rides excellent
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