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  1. Hi Oscar..... I've recently had the same code for the same reason. And as you say, the pipe/cat for each bank crosses to the opposite side and muffler. In my case, I found a chaffed sensor wire that was grounding to the chassis. I have a Europipe exhaust system and it's larger pipes/cats make it impossible to deal with the O2 sensors without removing the whole system. Given that I was going to have to R&R the bumper cover and exhaust system, I decided to just replace all 4 O2 sensors while I was at it and not worry about it later. The sensors already had 60K mi on them. Good luck.
  2. There is also a factory LED optional headlight for the Macan. I have no experience with it other than seeing it advertised on the Suncoast Porsche Parts site. IIRC the price was >>$4K.
  3. Hi Oscar.... I can't speak to the fitment of 997 GT3 brake ducts to a 996 GT3, but, I can confirm that in 60K of driving the 6GT3 that the ducts are definitely a consumable item. I have used the 996 stock ducts and the 996 GT3 Cup ducts which extend downward a bit more. All have been scraped and hit and some have exited the car. I now use zip ties to hold them in place which can tear away.
  4. Hi Oscar..... I've not done this (yet) myself on my 6GT3, but, if you do disconnect the top of the strut, you will have to realign the front end. (to state the obvious). It would be a good opportunity to check the alignment all around to, since our cars are so sensitive to alignment.
  5. The '04 and '05 996 GT3 did come with only one fan on one side. That may be what the OP had read.
  6. I have an update to my post above about the jack stand points for under car work on the Macan. To do an oil change, you have to remove the rather large fiber composite under tray from under the engine/sump. The under tray extends back and right around the inner mount points for the lower front control arms where I recommended putting jack stands. Depending on your jack stands, it may be difficult or impossible to remove the under tray after the car is resting on the jack stands since, in my case, the hockey pucks overlap the under tray. My solution is to use ramps to lift the front, then remove the under tray, then if necessary lift the whole thing to jack stands. My driveway slopes down from the garage so putting the Macan in the garage backward and putting the ramps on the down slope leaves the car near horizontal for a good oil drain. Alternatively, if the RennStand ever comes to the market, I'll be using them. I'm on their notify list. It's a better, height adjustable, version of a jack point stand. http://www.rennstand.com/
  7. For 2004, 996, GT3 Searching for the part number of the 4 quarter-turn plastic rivets that attach the black plastic trim piece over the front hood latch release, between the front bumper and the trunk gasket. Thanks!
  8. Hi Ford... I use jackstands under chassis mounting points of the inner ends of the lower control arms. I first lift both sides of the front end fairly evenly with two floor jacks under the factory provided lift points on the rockers, then place the jackstands. I cushion the jackstands with hockey pucks before placing them under the control arm mounting points. I use the same process for the rear end. If you have air suspension, don't forget to disable the self leveling action by holding down the suspension lowering button with the ignition on for about 30 seconds until you see the deactivation message in the driver's info display. When you are done, another 30 second push will reactivate the suspension.
  9. Hi All..... I am sourcing a new set of TPMS sensors for a second set of wheels for the new 2016 Macan Turbo. I can find a OE part number listing for the '15 but no one has the '16. It may be the same as the '15 which I think is 5Q0 907 275. This shows for a variety of recent Porsches. Two recent TPMS sensor readers I've tried do not list what's in my wheels now. Can you confirm what the OE number is for the '16. Thanks!!
  10. I just did a quick GPS comparison with the displayed speed in my '16 Macan Turbo..... Mine reads +3MPH vs GPS. Same as the OP.
  11. Hi jzwu.... I have no personal experience with lowering a steel springed Macan but can offer a couple general observations. All lowering spring kits will change the spring rate somewhat inorder to prevent bottoming out. Given that, the PASM has been calibrated to the original spring rates. So, there may or may not be some different spring-damper interactions with different PASM settings. I've seen lowered Macans on the 'net and they do look good!
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    Rear Wing Gurney

    Hi Chris.... As you know, the US didn't get the MKI GT3, but the wing parts are the same as the early 996 Aerokit which I did acquire and install on a '99 C4 that I used to own. As I remember, the Aerokit included a tube of black adhesive with which to install the Gurney. I don't remember any included instructions on locating the lip. I just glued it on centered and a mm or two from the rear of the lower wing. Today, I would use 3M Trim Adhesive as it is clear and sets flexible but holds firmly. Let us know how it turns out.
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    London 996 GT3

    Welcome Matt! We look forward to sharing. Just looking at the pic of your car.....is it missing the front spoiler lip?
  14. clord

    Oil Filter Lid

    Hi Curand... The plastic stanchion that goes through the middle of the filter element does snap into the lid before reassembly. The filter element often stays in the filter body when unscrewing the lid. My process is to get all the parts out on the bench in a pan for cleaning and then discard the old filter element. You will find a small pool of oil left inside the filter body on the engine. you may or may not want to get that oil out with a turkey baster.....I don't bother myself. Clean up the lid, plastic stanchion on the bench and then replace the TWO o-rings. One is on the lid above the threads and you usually get a new one with your new filter element. The second o-ring is on the small end of the stanchion. It's less than a centimeter across. It is Porsche part number 999 707 465 40. They are stupid expensive from Porsche and you may be able to duplicate them from another metric o-ring source. I've been known to reuse them when I'm out of new ones. For reassembly push the new filter into the filter body on the engine first. Snap the stanchion with the small o-ring into the lid, then spear the lid-stanchion through the upward end of the filter. It should feel 'bottomed' just about when the threads of the lid meet the filter body. Then start the threads and feel it all push together inside as you tighten the lid to 19 lbs ft.
  15. Loren, congratulations on 10 years of serving our community as an informative, resource unavailable on other sites. I remember your calm, accurate posts on other sites before you started renntech, and I eagerly followed you to your own creation. I'm proud to be your 13th member and a modest moderator on the 996 GT3 forum. I wish you another 10 years as successful as the last.
  16. Dave... Any update on the oil leak?
  17. Wow... I've not heard of this happening to a Mk II GT3. How many miles do have on it? Please let us know what you find out.
  18. Impressive! Thanks for sharing this...
  19. Hi Tim.... Sounds like an ambitious project. Unfortunately I can't help. Maybe someone else on the forum?
  20. I would have Super Sports on my GT3 now....if they made the 295/30-18 XL. The N2,N4 PS2 spec for the GT3 comes only in a very unusual 8.5 32nds tread depth. I am speculating that Porsche worked that out with Michelin because they wanted minimum tread squirm on the GT cars, even with new tires.
  21. Hi Ryan.... I have not tried 285/30 on the rear of my '04 GT3, but, a few thoughts. The GT3 is very sensitive to all chassis setup. The original 996 GT3 had 285's rear, but with 225's front vs. our 235's. The factory spec 295/30 is an 'Extra Load' rated tire (98Y rated at 1653 lbs at 51psi) and the rear of the GT3 is heavy. The Michelin 285/30 is not SL rated and lists rated capacity at 1433 lbs at 51psi. For my money (and the difference isn't much) I'd stay with the 295's.
  22. Hi Jim.... In the 996 category, I've owned a '99 C4, and my current, '04 GT3. Put 50K miles on the C4, and have 31K on the GT3. I'm obviously biased, but, that's what you are asking for. The GT3!! It puts a smile on my face every time I start that race bred engine, shift the race bred g'box, and step on those brakes.
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