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About rsfeller

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    Boating and cocktailing on lake erie, computers and anything that goes "vroom"...

    I currently manage at a ski resort in Ohio.

    Former vehicles:
    1984 Corvette
    1974 Super Beetle Convertible
    1984 Saab 900S
    1987 Saab 900 Turbo
    1990 Saab 900 SPG
    1990 Saab 900T Convertible
    1986 Vw Vanagon Westfalia GL
    1993 Vw Eurovan GL
    2000 Vw Jetta GLS 2.0L
    1988 Saab 9000 Turbo

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    1996 Vw Passat Tdi
    2001 Volvo V70 T5 (vroom!)
    2004 Volvo XC70
    Porsche-less at the moment!
    1983 Tiara 3100 Convertible
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    996 for myself
    Vw Syncro Westfalia Vanagon (wishing hard!)

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  1. It's fun to see after nearly a decade my original procedure is still going strong...if not hard to find! Wish I had all those old school files presented in a way better! I miss my 986 and hope to be back in one in the near future...just hope I don't need to cut open the air box again!
  2. Sorry but I have no recall of the specific ways things were attached in there. I dug up my write up with the terrible and small photos and it was little help to me. I don't know what I ever did with the original photos but they are nowhere to be found. I do recall I stumbled on this fix 100% on my own and I"m not usually thrilled to cut something open without a plan. So I must have found some good Porsche drawings that explained what was going on in there and then looking at the design from the cowl made it logical. I've seen guys of all years on the 986 thanks me for this fix so
  3. I got nothing for you as to many years removed from this project. Rather surprised it would not look the same. Did you get the servo off the bottom?
  4. Wife grew up on south end of Cow-lumbus. I have no issues shoving the great LS engine in anything that fits and makes sense but best watch this topic around those PCA types...they turn us in. I would worry about about the foam vs hole. My guess is it's a very over engineered theory or weight saver. Have my Porsche 5 more years after doing this procedure and never and issue. Sold with 120k miles and old did plugs, belt and fluids!
  5. You are simply access the doors that divert the air from hot to cold. At first I figured the large holes were a weight savings philosophy that Porsche would utilize on any model but once i saw the same design on a 1997 Passat Tdi I had to help remove a heater core (the kind you have to remove the whole dash to access) I saw the same design. My other theory is the foam covering large holes allows for minimal amounts of air to flow which may help with movement or slamming of the doors..who knows. Could be a overly connected German think for all I know. Also...all makes
  6. Hi

    so, i've got a 996 911 and getting the foam bad. does this mean that my heat is eventually going to go away?




  7. any chance there is a new link to the DIY for the ventilation/foam issue? or can you send me the file(s)?

    need to clean mine up and prepare it correctly






  8. Looking at couple 2006 Cayanne S in my area...all have the CDR23 with Boss and thus fiber MOST. Read 101 painful posts on expensive fiber converts and to be honest I cannot remotely understand what product to buy from those supplies with their compliated and messy websites (MOBRIDGE, DENNSION, etc). So poking around on ebay because a buddy put a China Nav unit in his 2010 Vw Sportwagen and I"m seeing several units on there in the $500-800 range and all claim something like this... 1.If your car come with the BOSE optical fiber system, you need to pay 25USD for the extension cord.I
  9. Note for those who keep finding this...I'm not hosting the write up any more but if you go back and look at my first post you'll see the attached PDF that covers all you need to know although the photo quality is very limited.
  10. Ouch, i would have hoped they improved this design but considering my 87 Passat Tdi had this issue there are a few thing VAG won't give up...but I digress, It will eventually deteriorate enough that the foam will be gone and assuming your heater box is the same design leave large exposed holes in the mixer door. These hole will keep your heat and ac from being optimal based on your primary need. Since the ac on these small cockpits is large considering the space I didn't notice an issue but the heat was lacking. Once fixed my heat was great and the ac was disturbingly cold if needed. It c
  11. CPY, if you want proper answers you have to create a new post. What you did is called highjacking and although slightly annoying to those who know how forums work...more importantly you are writing to a very small audience of people that have already posted on this older thread. Try a new thread with your question and you may get better comments. Good luck.
  12. Guys, thanks for the comments. Didn't set the notification to tell me. The brother-in-law just got a quote for 12 hours of time...but I still don't understand what the concern is. he said the manifold needs to come off. Funny that I did the plastic pipes for him in 6 hours but the tech is telling him it's 5 hours just to get the manifold off...I'm in the wrong business! I'll pass on the T-Pipe to him to see if this is the concern and report back!
  13. This pertains to my brother-in-laws 2004 Turbo...I did the 2 piece aluminum water line kit for under the manifold for him about a year and a half ago as he was a bit short on funds. He was getting quotes of $2000-4000 and I did it for $350 in parts in about 5 hours... We'll he called over the weekend and stated water was pouring out of the manifold area again and he believes it also took out his starter. His shop he usually goes to actually started to tear it down assuming the work I did was faulty only to tell him that it wasn't what they thought. They are telling him there is a turbo coo
  14. 2004 Turbo S about 100K miles I got this email from my brother-in-law today and thought I would toss it the way of the experts to consider. I know he's had "some" coil packs replaced and I believe they are common failures on the Cayenne. I'm going to go over there tonight with a cheap OBD2 just to see if there is a code related to a cylinder but I'm telling him my guess right now is a bad coil pack is not firing, gas is getting dumped into exhaust and the cat is giving off the sulfer dioxide smell. Any thing else common to the following issue? I've been helping him maintain this the las
  15. Thanks for the great answers. That idle value is low compared to older cars I've owned but I also know this car would be throwing codes if that idle wasn't right...so thanks for confirming the 500-600 is OK. Could you explain a bit more in detail what you mean about "park brake pedal can weaken" and "against the upper stop"...not sure I'm catching how this system is setup. I supposed if it was my ride I'd obsess a bit more about understanding everything! Make note it only takes 4-5 clicks to get a good hold on my inclined driveway and under mild load it's not moving...so I know it's worki
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