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About Barchstein

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    Belgium. Brussels
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    996 c2 mk1 Tiptronic
  • Future cars
    not sure
  • Former cars
    Porsche, mini, audi, Mercedes,...
  1. I wanted to share with you my finding about my new 992. I just got it a couple of days ago and was annoyed by vibration I had while driving. I took it to the specialist for an " equilibrage" im not sure what the word is in English, but its when you put the little weights on the rims so that the weight is evenly distributed. The specialist looked at it and showed me that the rim actually has flat spots on it and the tyres have flat spots too. He also checked the pressure in the tyre that was really low, like 1,2 bar in the front and 2.4 in the back. The techie told me that its possible the flat occurred because the tyres were really under inflated. anyway, im I being cheap when Im thinking of repairing the rims? or its way too dangerous and they should be replaced? thanks for your feedback.
  2. so I did my maintenance yesterday... it was a disaster... for some reason, I didn't have an oil filter in my goodies bag... so that was it for the oil change. my mechanic looked at the tiptronic gearbox and said forget adding oil to it... its too complex... and finaly, he looked at the fuel filter under the car for 5 minutes, broke a hinge and said cant do anything with that fuel filter, its impossible to remove it... I challenged him a bit to try to find a build date on the filter and it turns out it was changed after 2013 as that's the build date on the filter... (not too bad but yet, it should be changed) we did manage to change the air filter but I didn't manage to clean the mass airflow... and finally, the simple job to replace the cabin filter was to complex for me as I dropped one of the screws that rolled in a small hole and its stuck somewhere in the car with no option to retrieve it... For the good news, I had the chance to have a clear look under the car and I was happily surprised to see no leaks, maybe one on the side of the tiptronic. ill show the pictures. but for the rest, it looks like its still under decent condition
  3. im doing all that tomorrow, ill take pics of what I believe is interesting.
  4. true. I'm hoping that the initial costs don't spiral out of control...(soooo much can/should/needs to be done on this young lady...)
  5. good points. ( I didn't mention the breaks because I visually inspected them and there is still material. The fuel filter is something odd, I keep on seeing that only C4 have one. anyway, ive addeded it to my list. ill have a look at the battery, I wanted to change the tiptronic gearbox filter and fluid butI have an error P0740, im hoping that its just the oil level that is a bit low. Any idea what the odds are that I ruin my gearbox by replacing the oil? (I cant decide if I just top it up or if I go full directly...)
  6. Hi all, I have just purchased a 996 C2 Tiptronic from 04/2001. I have zero maintenance history. only the selle that says he made all the maintenance... Because I like stupid challeneges, I purchased it... I want to start from scratch on the maintenance stuff. Im doing all filters( oil filter, air filter, pollen filter) im also looking at changing spak plugs and ignition coil. Im thinking of doing the tiptronic full maintenance, change the filter and replace the ATF fluid but I first want to top off the gearbox as I have an error P0740 and Im hoping that its due to low oil rather than all other possible problems... the belt looks good (and also the tyres…) Anything else I should do? or better idea for the priorities?
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