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About bobgollihur

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  • Birthday 09/22/1950

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  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    04 Cayenne V6 tiptronic, 05 997 Coupe manual
  • Former cars
    71 911T
  1. The surround setting on mine ('05) does seem to improve the overall sound, but it is far from being the best system in cars I've owned. I'm frankly astonished at the lack of precision tone control. The subwoofer sucks IMHO. The boom-boom character ruins anything below a certain frequency point, turning formerly musical notes into indistinguishable cannon mush. It's crap, and it disturbs me that the this trend in popular music is allowed to color everything else.
  2. It sounded like it was coming from the glovebox area, but 355bhp put me on to the sunroof as a potential source and he was right on target. (thanks again 355bhp!!) Wish I could help but I never saw the parts or the sunroof when it was disassembled so I can't say. I know when I was exploring routing my Sirius antenna into the back of my Cayenne a kind wizard on the board sent me some exploded view drawings of the back end from a Porsche manual, perhaps someone has a similar doc for a 997-1 sunroof to help you out.
  3. This interests me, but wanted a direct user opinion-- is the increase is sound annoying when just cruising. I don't want to have to turn up the radio of give up conversation at 2-3K revs. TIA.
  4. :o Oh, man, geez guys, what are you doing to me!! I saw all the warnings elsewhere about 996 engines, which scared me into the direction of a 997. I bought a 2005 coupe last year that went out of warranty last month. Now I need an extended warranty on it!?!? I bought a '04 Cayenne V6 new, and all I read is "stay away from 2004 Cayennes" — I've had nearly zero problems (knock wood) with mine. Does that mean I'm universally lucky or a sign that the odds will catch up to me with the 997?? :eek: ****!
  5. I picked it up last Thursday and thankfully, no sunroof rattle, even with the new 19" wheels/35 profile tires I put on coincident with the fix. The service record says "Sunroof panel missing rubber buffers. Road test vehicle with client to locate the source of noise. Remove the closing sunroof panel and inspect the trim panel. Remove and replace the inner trim panel along with the side trim panels. Install the sliding sunroof panel and adjust. Engage the trim panel and road text vehicle, ok." I should add, parts were 996-564-021-04-T44 AS SUNROOF CEILING and 996-564-0241-00 and 996-564-024
  6. THANKS for the steer to the right direction! While I still can't isolate the origin of the sound, when I tilt or open the sunroof the sound stops. We visit the dealer tomorrow morning. Much appreciated! thanks, Bob Just remember: it IS a proper sports car and not a Lexus. As I posted once before; I put my foot down, and all little clunks, rattles and squeaks are forgiven. And if one keeps the revs in the stratosphere where they belong, one can't hear them anyway! Cheers. Suspension thunks are forgiven, as is road noise, the rough ride from low profile tires on a tight sus
  7. I think it looks very sharp; I've seen photos of that color in a Cayenne photo (I liked it). This is the first time I've seen it on a 997. Mine is Carmona Red; I just ordered a set of 19" black Moda rims to remove any doubt of its gender. I'm not going for Bad Boy, just a custom touch that I think will enhance its look. I think black rims could do the same for yours.
  8. THANKS for the steer to the right direction! While I still can't isolate the origin of the sound, when I tilt or open the sunroof the sound stops. We visit the dealer tomorrow morning. Much appreciated! thanks, Bob
  9. Weather permitted me to do this job yesterday. My objective was to de-uglyfy the calipers, not sex them up with red paint. My wheels look great, but that graying, weathered mass of brake mechanism behind them detracts from the look. I cheated and painted them without removing the wheels; mine are stock 2004 18". After rolling the vehicle in steps I could see that I could reach all points of the calipers, and I used the kit's cleaner with a rag to prep the surfaces. The kit has a small can of paint plus a little bottle of "activator" that completes the epoxy, it's ready in five minutes. I han
  10. I've had a rattling noise in my '05 coupe that has been bugging me since I bought it used (off-lease) late last year. It occurs only when I hit a pretty rough patch of road, and from the driver's perspective it sounds like a loose glove box mount or front right door. Porsche service said "removed items from glove box" in response to my complaint, but that's not it. However, it does sort of sound as if it were a loose glove box or item inside bumping up and down along with the suspension thunks. I had my son drive while I sat in the passenger seat yesterday so I could narrow it down. However,
  11. FYI, I found a source for caliper paint that looks pretty good, see http://motors.search.ebay.com/G2-BRAKE-CALIPER-PAINT-EPOXY for one source for the G2 BRAKE CALIPER PAINT. I bought a set in black and it has arrived, though the weather will not permit me to use it for a while. What drew me to the kit was that it is a two part high temp epoxy paint, and the kit includes a spray can of cleaner, too.
  12. I haven't done it but am considering doing it for my '04 Cayenne, as repeated detailing (I assume powerwashing wheels) has made my calipers look crappy. Wandering at Suncoast I ran across http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant...y_Code=997logos (PORSCHE logo for caliper) and http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant...ode=v6955brakes (caliper paint) though I'm not sure I want red. :o
  13. I put tires on my '04 Cayenne (it will be five years since I bought it in Feb), did all scheduled maintenance including recent 40,000 mile list, and mine is just 50 miles shy of 40,000 on the odometer. I had pretty much insignificant warranty issues during my ownership. Just this week I spent $500 on my first out of warranty non-maintenance item, bad sensor(s) in the radiator, which threw up the check engine light, and reset a bad key. Hoping this post won't jinx my Cayenne... I didn't feel the need to make it look or perform beyond what it is - stock was ok with me. If you are going to t
  14. Do you or others have a recommendation for a "brand" of this service? I just bought a used 997 and had my first windshield chip in thirty years a week after I got it. It's very small and in the passenger side, so a repair is the way I want to go. Thanks! Bob Most windshield replacement shops should offer this service, some even do the repair for free (mine did) as they want you to remember the service and come to then when the windshield needs replacment. The shop I called that chraged for this service wanted $85 to repair one chip. I ended up buying a Permatex windshield repair k
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