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  • Present cars
    2000 996 Cab C2 6sp
    Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 TwinSpark Cloverleaf
  • Future cars
    996 GT2.....yeah like I wish.
    Aston Martin Vanquish.....Oh I really wish.
    Ferrari ENZO....now things are getting really silly.
    But seriously I have my eye on the new Aston Martin AMV8
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    Audi A6 Quattro 2.6
    Aston Martin DB6
    Jaguar E-Type 5.4Ltr V12
    Porsche 964 Carrera 2
    Citroen Maserati SM
    Triumph Stag 3.0Ltr Manual
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  1. Hi Thanks for your response, however I have looked with the top in maintenance position on my 996. I can just about see the currogated tube at the side of all the linkage gubbins but there no way to access the water collection well. The only option I can see is to remove the side carpets but I dont know how to do that and was wondering if anyone does. The 986 convertible top is entirely different to the 996 so its not surprising. Cheers
  2. Hello friends, Long time no see. So I still have my trusty old 996, 21 years now and she's a darling. Iv'e giot the water in the back seat well problem so I am fairly certain its a clogged drain hole. Can anyone tell me how to remove the side carpet (below the rear speaker) so that I can get to the drain hole sump.Thanks in advance MY00 C2 Cab, UK spec.
  3. Been a long long time since I last posted. Still have the same C2 Cab but its getting old now :( Looking for part numbers for the front left and right side wheel hub/disc carrier. The thing the caliper is attached to with 2 x M12 T55 bolts.
  4. Just n 80,000 miles. Same engine. Purrs like a kitten. I don't know if its just me but it seems to be quicker than ever. Always driven hard. Almost 10 years. Yes, I know 8 RMS's and it still leaks But who cares.
  5. So, I figured it out. It is so simple it took me exactly 3 minutes to remove the parcel shelf from the hartop. Basically, it is just clipped in. All you do is undo the clips, push it up towards the window and slide it out. Refitting is reverse but I used a 6" nail to pull the clips back through. Tip: if you do this, its a good time to clean the window. If you intend cleaning the leather, do that first, followed by the window. My hardtop has been sitting in the air on a hoist for 3 years and collected an amazing amount of dust. This is why I had to clean it. Picture before and after tell the story. The marks are where I tried to get the vacuum between the window and the shelf. Impossible task.
  6. Hello folks, It's been a long time. I am still driving the same machine....with the same engine ;) I did a search for this but didn't come up with anything. Is it possible to remove the rear parcel shelf from the convertible top. It desperately needs a clean and I cant get into the corner near the window. Cheers
  7. Hi folks, Just to let you know I bought and fitted a 997.603.012.03 alternator and all works fine. Cost me £85 from ebay, a far cry fro £975+20%VAT from Porsche! And their quoted 4 hours labour is a joke. I found that when fitting the alternator if you screw the bolt in for the left arm first then use a piece of wood to lever the alternator down onto the arm it gos in like a dream. Took me about 1hr 20 minutes to fit. Cheers and many thanks Berny
  8. One final question, is there a difference between the TIP and Manual versions? Are they interchangeable?
  9. BTW, not a typo. My part number is definitely 996.603.012.02
  10. That's great info Maurice. I hope good news too as there are plenty of .03 parts available. So I just basically need confirmation that the .03 part will defo fit in place of the .02 part. I would hate to order t up thinking I got a bargain and i dont fit ;) Thanks Berny
  11. Can anyone help me with the difference between the 996 and or the 997 Alternator parts or even the 987 for that matter. Mine is 996.603.012.02 Can I use a 997.603.012.02 ? What about 996.603.012.01 and 996.603.012.603? Cant seem to locate a reasonable priced used unit with my part number but I can see lots of genuine OEM parts with other above numbers available this side of the pond on ebay. Any help appreciated. Cheers Berny
  12. Got the alternator out following Loren's "fair to moderate" DIY. Sorry Loren but it isn't clear from the instructs which bits are what. The diagrams have arrows to bits but no explanations as to where they are exactly . To the home DIYer it would be helpful to know which is the belt drive pully, vacuum switchover valve, etc. I did figure it out in the end but to be honest I would have had the alternator removed in literally 15 minutes if I hadn't had to scout around to figure which bits are which in the instructs. Just a bit of constructive feedback Loren. Anyway, in the end it took me about 45 minutes. I didnt have an alerminium mallet so I used a piece of hardwood and jammed it between the holding arm and alternator and prized it apart extremely easy. Also, I dd manage to fairly easily get the alternator off the holding arm COUNTERCLOCKWISE. The instructions say the alternator must be removed by turning it clockwise towards the crank case but it just would not move that way. The wood prizing took it the opposite way extremely easily then I simply pushed the alternator back, turned it so that the left attachment arm was free of its fixing and pulled the unit out. It is extremely tight but it is possible and personally I think easier this way. OK, so now I have it out, are there any instructions on how to inspect the brushes. I turn the spindle and it seems extremely silent. I dont hear any brushes at all. Based on the fault, this is what I am suspecting. Cheers
  13. Hi folks, Well, for the first time in years my porker gave me some trouble this weekend. Noticed the amp/volt meter randomly dropping and picking up and then finally it dropped out. All sorts of lights came up on the dash. It was nighttime and I had to limp home on the battery power but eventually even that gave up. So I had to get the AA to flatbed me home. The AA tested my battery and said it was good. He also did some tests on the alternator. Said it was reading about 13.7 at about 1500 revs. Said it was not marvelous but still should not be a problem. I am fairly convinced its the alternator but there are some oddities: * I noticed when the alternator faied, if I revved the engine hard with a quick kick, the alternator kicked back in but then failed again later. * I also thought I saw the alternator fail and kick back in when I hit bumps in the road. * This is the first time I have taken the car out this winter after hibernating for 4 months. The battery was dead, I boost started it and drove 40 miles thinking I could charge it. Was this enough time to charge? So anyway, me thinks I may have a faulty or corroded connection somewhere. Anyway, I took the car to my local Porsche service center. They want, get this, £975, plus 20% VAT to fit a new alternator. Sheesh! So I am seriously thinking of doing the job myself with Lauren's DIY instructions. My Question, for a lowly computer geek who can be dangerous with a few spanners (wrenches), is this really a DIY job or should I just cough up mullah to have it done professionally?
  14. Berny

    G'day from down under

    I am looking at buying an early 911 and the details are a bit sketchy.

    I have the VIN# and i am hoping you can help me with the decoding


    It is rhdrive but i believe it was originally a lhd car.

    It is being advertized as an "S" and i want to know it the vin says so.

    Its a hard top


    Christian (WA...

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