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MartinJF

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    My kids, Opera, Beatles..., a nice walk, fine food and wine, 4 workouts a week (when I am being good!), driving in the twisties...

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    Nevada City, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2008 Carrera S Cab
    2001 Mercedes Benz CLK320
  • Future cars
    Maybe a Tubo Cab or an F430...
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    06 Boxster S, various Benzes a BMW or two, and a Mustang.
  1. Try http://www.bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html
  2. Max change interval IMHO is once per year or every 12,000 miles. I change mine every 6 months regardless of mileage but that is just me.
  3. You might want to look here: http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant...e=CarreraSSport When I had my wheels off these GT3 ducts look very similar in size. The GT3 RS duct are huge - and expensive!
  4. Thanks Loren that would be good. Do you think it would be possible to install some AWE cats and AWE headers at a WOCD? Martin
  5. Many thanks to all it was a great event. Looking forward to another one - just got to think of what to do next (maybe some headers...). The B&M short Shift in the 997 is more complex than the 986 or 996 (according to our expert Loren), at the mid point I had a lot of interior trim pieces out of the car, the difference is that you have to remove more trim in the current models than the 996 and in the cab you have to remove the Bose Woofer. The job took a while but we learned a lot and if I did one again it would be fairly straight forward. The shifter is very nice I am very happy; I no longer have to do a long distance haul going from 1 to 2, 3 to 4 or 5 to 6! The mechanical effort has increased a little but the whole thing is very smooth. Next mods may be headers and I am thinking about an X51 air intake, I just like the look of it! Nice to meet all of you!
  6. I put a post on Babblers on 5/14/08 and gave it a Bump Today. http://www.babblers.org/forums/showthread....50241#post50241 I also put a post on PPBB and one member said he would show up. I put his project in this thread. Looking forward to it, I have my B&M short shift kit ready. Might try to remove the Bumper if attendance is low, car is new so I don't expect much junk behind the radiators but seems like a good learning opportunity. See you all there. Martin
  7. Hi All I have a friend who like to bring his 986 Boxster along for a Bumper removal and Radiator clean - there will probably be a few others who want - need to do that as well. I assume that will be okay. Thanks
  8. Thanks to Loren, Mary and David. Looking forward to it. I have a B&M short shift kit on order for my 997 so that will be my project. I am willing to help others do a few things, my experiance is limited (oil changes, brake and clutch bleeds...) and I would like to get a few pointers on swapping brake pads - they seem to put up a fight when I do it! I will bring some tools and show up in the morning.
  9. I would like to add a short shift kit to my 997, I don't want something as short as the B&M the Porsche one is a possibility (I had that on my Boxster) any suggestions? I may also need to replace my front brake pads, 2 DE days so far this year and they eat pads. I am not looking for something really aggressive (so maybe stock) I want to use the car around town so I don't want the squeal of high performance pads - suggestions welcome. I can bring jack stands, a motive power bleeder, a jack and some tools. The last week 2 weeks in June and the first week in July is no good for me.
  10. Just a quick note for 997 drivers. I have a 08 997S cab. everything is the same except that the bottom of the engine has a skid plate covering it. Porsche thoughtfully made a hole in it to allow drain plug removal BUT if you drain the oil without taking the skid plate off you end up with oil on the topside of the skid plate (ask how I know!) the oil drains fine to start with but near the end it tends to swirl to one side of the drain plug and end up on the top side (under the engine) of the skid plate. You can poke a rag in to clean it (I did - until I got the tools to remove the skid plate) but that is not how I like to work. The fix is simple the skid plate is held on by three External Torox bolts, they are located at the rear of the skid plate (2 off) and one in the front center. You need an E10 9 star socket to remove them, the space is small so a socket with a 1/4 inch drive would be great but I could only find one with a 3/8 drive. At first I could not get the socket in place, so one more trip to the parts store and I bought the thinnest (lowest profile) 3/8 driver I could find. After that it was simple to remove the plate (note how it fits before taking off) clean it and put it back. I do not know the torque settings but they were not that tight so I just snugged them up when I finished.
  11. Just a quick note for 997 drivers. I have a 08 997S cab. everything is the same except that the bottom of the engine has a skid plate covering it. Porsche thoughtfully made a hole in it to allow drain plug removal BUT if you drain the oil without taking the skid plate off you end up with oil on the topside of the skid plate (ask how I know!) the oil drains fine to start with but near the end it tends to swirl to one side of the drain plug and end up on the top side (under the engine) of the skid plate. You can poke a rag in to clean it (I did - until I got the tools to remove the skid plate) but that is not how I like to work. The fix is simple the skid plate is held on by three External Torox bolts, they are located at the rear of the skid plate (2 off) and one in the front center. You need an E10 9 star socket to remove them, the space is small so a socket with a 1/4 inch drive would be great but I could only find one with a 3/8 drive. At first I could not get the socket in place, so one more trip to the parts store and I bought the thinnest (lowest profile) 3/8 driver I could find. After that it was simple to remove the plate (note how it fits before taking off) clean it and put it back. I do not know the torque settings but they were not that tight so I just snugged them up when I finished.
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