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Keith Upson

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About Keith Upson

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    IG @keith_996.1

    2001 996 Cabriolet Carrera, Tiptronic

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    Naples, Florida USA
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    1983 944, 2001 996 Cab / Tiptronic

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  1. Thanks, Loren - per other threads here, I've cleaned the MAF sensor and checked its actual values via the Durametric (V did increase with RPM, as expected), and I've run a tank of Techron to see if I could cheat and easily clean the injectors. New fuel filter, too. None of which are dispositive on those issues, though, of course, and I haven't done anything to test fuel pressure or flow rate or for intake air leaks, but Next place I will look is the exhaust, because I took the mufflers out when I did the coils and plugs, and these codes weren't happening before. Simples
  2. 2001 Cabriolet, Tiptronic. Got a whole handful of codes today after the car had sat for five hours in Florida shade - maybe not a 100% cold start, but not anywhere near temperature. Notably, the secondary air pump did not come on. New Beru coil packs and Bosch plugs all around. Start up / idle RPM only: 600 - 1,100 rpm. Based on my searches only, it seems I'm looking at two different things - the secondary air pump and 1128, 1130 can be connected to the misfire codes. Lots of threads here just on those codes by themselves. But the 134
  3. Thank you Loren, I swear I looked longer and more times than I’d care to admit. 🤪
  4. Rats. Well I haven't yet figured out the magic solution to having a post signature ...
  5. I should have said, it's auto. Good point, if I was shifting (and I wish I was), it'd be flying all around the inside of the car, without a seat back on my back hahahahaha There's probably a way I can put all that info in my signature, so it shows up in every post ...
  6. I'm driving it now (well, not right now), I just get "low rider" stuck in my head every time, because I have to lean forward to sit upright.
  7. See, these are the types of things that wake me up at 3am in a cold sweat 🤣 And I get your point, because the position my seat is in is SO AWFUL that if I can just get it somewhere closer to where I'd want it, I'll bump this project to the bottom of my list. But it is SOOOO BAADD - the good news is that if I wanted to sleep in the car, I'm all set!
  8. I'm sure the answer to this is somewhere on the internet, but I've tried and tried and haven't found it. So I apologize in advance if this is stupid or I've just been searching incorrectly. Or maybe I just already know the answer and I'm trying to ignore it, hahahahaha. The left power seat doesn't work, in any direction. The fuse is good. I took apart the switch assembly, nothing visibly remarkable there - no obvious oxidation or visible deterioration. Is there any way to manually adjust the power seat, or is my option just to take it out, take it apart, dia
  9. "You moron, 14%!? The head for cylinder 1 is clearly cracked and you are a cad. Do not attempt to drive the car under any circumstances. IMS. Bore scoring."
  10. I just did this last weekend as well - the door handle spring had broken, at the inside handle end. I was able to bend a new hook, pull the spring out (to account for the fact it was now shorter) and put it all back together while I wait for my $8 replacement spring. But honestly, without that photo, gonna be real hard to answer your question. 🙂
  11. Hi, first substantive post. I've been lurking a lot the last couple of weeks. About a month ago, I brought a 2001 996 carrera cab / tiptronic home. 164,000 miles, and needs some love. No visible signs of abuse (for what visible may or may not be worth) and no wrecks. Its just been neglected the last few years of its life. Drove it about 20 miles, half an hour, to get it home - coolant temp normal, oil pressure normal, no CEL. In fact, the only light is the convertible top light, which I know doesn't work. No smoke, runs and drives as I'd expect. The first we
  12. Thanks! I've been lurking in the how-to sections here a lot, and I have started some documentation on instagram, @keith_996.1.


    About to start a thread on my oil analysis and the tests I've run since ...

  13. 164,000 '01 cab with tiptronic. New to me, and I've just started giving it the maintenance and love it needs. 🙂 Would never have bought an automatic, but the price was just too low for me to pass up.
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