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About lmritter

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  • Birthday 05/28/1950

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    Flyfishing , CARS!!

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    North County San Diego, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    5 series BMW 04
    997 C2S 06
  • Future cars
    If the wife goes along with this.. A trip to RUF in LA for engine redo...not likely
  • Former cars
    1977 911 S
    1976 914 2.0 ( Fastest car in 1st and 2nd I ever owned !)
  1. Thanks. I'm going to have to locate the connections.......any buy a replacement wiring section. Larry
  2. Greetings: I have a 2006 997s and would like a drivers side tail light wiring diagram. Believe it, had a rat problem and they like wires...thanks. PS this is war rats!! Larry. North County San Diego 2006 997S Carrera White
  3. Greetings: Besidesmyself, the guy that drove my C2S off the boat and a SA, I'm the only one who has driven my car..A STICK..so the wife CAN'T drive it...just a thought. If I was to purchase a used Porsche I would get a certified used one at a Porsche dealer. The warranty would be well worth it If it was a private party purchase,I would require that the car be taken to a dealer & have a " stage " readout done. It would give you a great idea about how the car was driven. We Porsche ownerstend to " work " the car a little.....some may have abused the car...andmaybe that is the reason for it
  4. Sir: With just the headers, I didn't expect any " power " increase,.... does sound a little " throatier " though. I am running about 94 octane here, mixing 100 octane racing fuel and 91 octane crap gas from Union 76 .. 94 octane net really makes a difference. I plan on adding AWE cats and mufflers next month or two.. will keep all informed. The sound has change though and it seems a little smoother overall... Chromedome 2006 C2s Carrara White...coupe... my dream car
  5. Greetings: Check the bulb.....no joke....start at the beginning and move back...also check to see if the unit that contains the bulb on your trailer is grounded. I've towed boats and trailers for 35 years...this ALWAYS WORKS. The bulb back......, ie bulb,....grounding,.....break in wirings, harness etc Good luck Chromedome
  6. Greetings: I received: 2 hats, a great heavy Porsche jacket and a small " Porsche " box..... and 2 leather key fobs. I bought my 2006 C2S from Hoehn Porsche in Carlsbad, CA....Top rate outfit and they were more than nice. A great experience. L. Ritter...North county San Diego
  7. Any pics of old and new? Hi, No, sorry...if you go to the Europipe website you can see the x51 headers there...they claim the x51s are as good or better than anything you can buy so.... rather than making their own, they use the X51's Chromedome
  8. Greetings: I have just installed x51 headers on my 2006 C2S. I am convinced that the car runs and sounds smoother. They are an exact replacement for stock. There are six bolts that hold each header to the block. The bolts were removed easily. The only snag I had on installation was some difficulty with the aft most bolt...it was not lining up correctly. I simply loosened the cat clamp to the muffler and the bracket clamp on the cat.....whala...Do yourself a favor and lossen the cat brackets and clamps first..the bolts will easily line up for you. Have fun chromedome
  9. Greetings: As Bill Clinton says " I feel your pain ". The moral to this story is read the fine print. I would gather that this switch is very likely to give out while the seat switch is very less likely. The clutch/ starter switch is used every time you start the car... the seat switch...how often? I plan on buying an extended warrany when my original warranty is close to the expiration date. My service manager advised I purchase just the powertrain warranty. I have a 997 C2S. He said the car is so good the other warranty is a waste. For $2K for 3 years I'll take my chances on the " Platiu
  10. Greetings: I plan on removing the rear bumper because I didn't want to remove the rear tires to remove the mufflers or put the car on jack stands. I've looked on the AWE sight and they have pictures with the rear bumper removed. It's just seemed that it would be easier to remove the top cat/muffler pipe bolt and the mufflers as well as align the cats and remove the cat bracket bolt...with the bumper removed. Once I do the installation I'll post my impressions on this forum. Thank you for the input. I'll be doing x51 headers, AWE cats and mufflers. Chromedome 06 C2S
  11. Hmm, don't take this the wrong way but I wonder what he based that claim on given that no 997 have been around longer than the 4 yr warranty yet? Greetings: I beleive that the 997 has been available since late 2004 ( for the 05MY ). My service manager said that he has seen very few problems with any 997 as of yet. One would extrapolate that in 3 and 1/2 years of availabilty and some individuals driving 15-20k miles per year, you'd see 997's coming in for service that had anywhere from 50 to 60k miles on them. He said the 997 is that good. I'd expect that in 50 to60k miles some issues
  12. Greetings: I have a 06 C2S with 3150 miles on the clock. I talked to the Porsche dealer here in San Diego. They have different levels of an extended warranty program which basically covers another 3 years ( after the original 4 years ) and up to 100K miles. They told me that I should come in at least 30 days before the original warranty expires and have at least 1k miles lasting on the original warranty. ( like that will be hard ). I talked to the service department manager for about 30 minutes. His advise was that the 997 is so good that I would be wise only to buy a powertrain warranty and
  13. Sir: I don't know what area of the country in which you live. I live in San Diego and have kept my front end " clean " on my 2006 C2S by not placing a plate on it, it came from the dealer bracket and plate holder not attached. If I am stopped by a police officer for a " fix-it " ticket, I will double tape the plate to the front bumper and get it signed off, then remove the plate No ticket fee here in San Diego... just a fix-it ticket. Others have used the towing portal in the front bumper and have rigged plate holders from that opening....good luck. I like the look of no plate. Chromedome
  14. Sir: Thanks for the immediate response.... the diagram confirms my overview, visual assesment .... this is what I expected , relative to fastners. Having the rear panel removed will make the exhaust installation much easier especially when it comes to bolt/ nut access. Again ...Thank you very much!!! Chromedome
  15. Greetings: Does anyone have a diagram of the rear bumper assembly for a 997. I am planning the installation of an exhaust system and it seems that it would be a lot easier if the rear bumper panel was removed. Thanks. Chromedome
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