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  1. My spring broke last week. I will order the part from Sunset Porsche.
  2. I have a friend with this problem. A common problem is the drive shaft bearing. From whit I have read, You need to buy a $800 drive shaft from Sunset Porsche. The bearing is not sold by itself. Paul
  3. You should look for used cats. There are used Porsche junk yard in Los Angles and Arkansas. I am sure there must be Porsche junkyards in Germany. Paul
  4. Maybe your nav CD needs to be reloaded. Do you have any repair shops to go to check if you have any error codes. Paul
  5. So it is the gauge on the left. Looks like a large water container filer next to the needle. I will look at the radiators. I will also get a price for new radiators. I heard that you need a negative suction pump to fill it. I also heard that you can just fill it and keep adding fluid for a while. Thanks for all the replies. Paul
  6. Went for a spirited drive up to the top of Mount Hamilton. The car water temperature is normal at 210F. Near the top of the mountain I was looking at 240F. Is this too hot. I have cleaned out the radiators a few years ago. The car has 130,000 miles on it. I blew up the motor at Buttonwillow Race track. I had a new factory rebuilt motor installed around 60,000 miles. Should a 70,000 motor take these 240F temperatures. Luckie for me it was only near the top of the mountain. Thanks for any replies.
  7. Just tried the key in the ignition switch and unlock the doors. Key works fine know. Thank you for your post.
  8. Thank you for your reply. The oil sender is broken. He bought a new one for over $140 his costs. He is going to lift the car and then lower the motor. He hopes he can get his hands up on top of the motor to remove and install the oil sender. Wish there was a easier way to do this. Paul
  9. The problem with the car is when you turn on the ignition (engine off) the oil pressure gauge goes to max pressure. We know it is not the sender because we disconnected both wires and still the same problem. We also know that it is not the gauge, tried another and the same problem. So most likely it is a grounded wire somewhere between the gauge and the sender. I also disconnected all wires to the engine so the short is not on the engine. Most German cars usually have the same kinds of problems so if someone else has had this the short may be in the same place. Thanks in advance for any help. This is my friends explanation on what is wrong with the car. Thanks for any replies. Paul
  10. My friend is having problems with a 1997 993. When you turn on the key, the warning lights stay on and the pressure switch shows high. He has replaced the instrument cluster and replaced the oil pressure switch and this still has not fixed the problem. He thinks that a wire is being pinched to cause this. Has anyone ever have this problem? Thanks again for any responses. Paul
  11. Anyone have the wiring diagram for a 1997 993? Loran does not have one. Thanks, Paul
  12. I just broke another one. There is not much you can do to improve the life of the links. The banjo bolt produces a lot of vertical stress. The threads on the nuts wear out. I have to dig under my car but I think the banjo bolt sheared at the threads. Yes I have a bigger a thicker sway bar to reduce roll. Paul
  13. The tires shoud be 19 and not 18. See if you can test drive another similar car. Paul
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