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i've always just removed the caliper then tackled the brake pads. i'm in no rush and it allows you to do a full detail job on the caliper while it's out. just have some small caliber tubing available so you can put it on the end of the brake line and then you can clamp the tubing an inch or so away from the brake line - helps prevent losing all that brake fluid and making a mess
i'll call tomorrow and get the part numbers for the different adhesive tapes. i found out one part is a double sided adhesive tape that costs approx $55 per side. the other part is listed as an adhesive kit that costs approx $215
Corey just bought another 996 that has the GT3 package already on it but the sideskirts son't seem to fit flush in a couple of places due to sparing use of tape by the installer. so i'm going to reinstall them myself but don't have the instructions - you think you could make a copy of them and fax them to my home? shoot me a PM if that's cool and I'll give you my number i'm hoping they say something about the adhesive tape pasrt number as Sunset Posrche Parts has located several different adhesive tapes varying in price from $50 to $215 so I' dlike to buy the right on the first time thanks!
Lizard1 replied to juankimalo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)great find! i've bought the other aluminum type gauge rings for my last 3 996's and each time shook my head in disbelief of the $140 price tag. i don't think even makes aluminum gauge rings?? right? but these companies are trying to fit in with porsche and charge outlandish prices just because it's a Porsche. out of curiousity, how are these in comparison to the $140 variant? do these fit well and don't have any straggling pieces of plastic where the cut was not good? and go on with epoxy resin? i need to buy some rings for my dad's new ride - fathers day gift that he has deserved for the last 30+ yrs :D
Lizard1 replied to bjcarrera's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)all i want to do is put on new door grab handles - so are you saying that is easy?
Lizard1 replied to bjcarrera's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)how hard is this to do? Our "new" car has savanna beige and I'd like to chage it all to black. Just curious about how hard it is to swap it out???? Thanks for any help!
well know i'm back on the other side. few cars later and find myself with a 996 GT3 aero but this time wife wants the wing off since it'll be here primary fun car. So anybody have any leads for a decklid of a 996C2 (2003 if that matters?) Red would be ideal but I 'm interested in any color Thanks!
Lizard1 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Gary Almond just dropped off my "new" car for my wife (2003 GR/SB) tiptronic but has the GT3 aerokit package. Only problem is that the skirts do not seem to be seated flush against the car. You can drop a credita card or two down the crease between the top of the skirt and the body panel of the car. Now the skirts can easily be pushed to the proper position and sit flush with the car but they just don't hold the position. Adter reading the TSB, I'm geeing the body shop who did the installation in FL either forgot ot use the double-sided epoxy tape or used none at all. Any ideas on where I can get this so I can take care of this issue by myself or is there more than meets the eye and let a "pro"handle it? Thanks!
I'm doing some preventive maintenance on a newly purchased car for my wife. Pre-purchase inspection indicates the pads are about 50% worn and the rotors have some "grooving" but the note siad it's consistent with the mileage and year - 2003 with 19K miles. So I'm putting on new red calipers and going ahead and changing the brake pads while I'm at it. Should I change the rotors as well since I'm there or is minor grooving not that big of an issue?
I'm about to install a garage door switch/hack into the ashtray piece and looking for a power supply to tap into just so the switch would light up when i have my lights on. I found a light blue wire and brown wire just sitting underneath the ashtray(or what used to be - replaced with non-smoker's package). Wondering if anybody knows what these are and if i can use them for my purpose or i should just tap into another switch. The window control switches i was going to tap into....well i'm having a tough time figuring out which wires to tap. The ones that physically correspond in location, one of the switches has two brown wires coming out of the same end and one blue on the other while the other switch has one brown wire coming out of the end and two blues on teh other end. sorry if this is confusing(haven't set up camera yet) and thanks for any guidance!
What are you asking for the it, I may be interested if your buyer is worried about fitment and does not want it. don't want to break any rules on this forum so i'll just refer you to the for sale section :D here's the link: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=6976
that's what I thought - both are C2's
Lizard1 replied to wdlong1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)it may appear that your tires have plenty of tread left but i'd bet if you look on the inside of the rears that they are smooth. porsche's rear tires are notorious for fooling people because the predominance of the wear is on the inside, not the outer visible edge
Lizard1 replied to AG996LV's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)the 3 spoke has roughly the same size diameter as the 4 spoke but there are 2 different options for the grip. there is a somewhat rare option of the thick grip steering wheel that some prefer but you usually don't see on eBay