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Check out this website for a video of the VarioCam plus other cool 911 vids. http://coochas.com/porsche/911vids.html
I think it is the VarioCam kicking in at 3200 rpms.
My local Pcar dealer had a PCA special in march - 25% off labor and 15% off parts. I got the exhaust and pse tips installed for ~2075 + tax. This was without the switch. To add the switch would be approx. another $500
UPDATE: Took it to the dealer, they indicated that the cam cover wasn't properly tightened. Resealed it and it shouldn't leak. Hopefully, this is it. On another note, while it was at the dealer, I had them throw on the PSE without the switch (always on) and love it. Can't imagine having a 911 without it now. Well worth the $. Dealer experience was very good too.
Thanks! I sent the pics to the dealer and they think it might be the cosmoline or a small leak from the cam cover or spark plug area. I am bringing it in later this week.
gleek48 posted a topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I noticed a few drops of oil or some oily liquid leaking to the garage after certain runs around town (not all times though) after only 1500 miles. This probably isn't a good thing. It is on the left side of the car and looks to come from above the left header side. Any ideas? Is it Oil or the cosmoline? I tried taking some pics from the ground (attached) and think I see some oil collecting up. I cleaned up the oil to see if it would re-accumulate there - seems like two small area as shown on the pictures. Any idea what part this is (RMS)? Is it worth fixing now or waiting to see if it gets worse? Update: I have an appointment later this week with the dealer. Thanks!
gleek48 replied to river123's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)River123- Did you get the dealer to diagnose? Please let us know what they say. Thanks.
gleek48 replied to dcooper's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)The Porsche website says it will fit in all 911 except the C4's
gleek48 replied to Karl's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I am in the same boat with a non-bose 2006 997 C2. SInce these cars have the PCM 2 built in, it sounds like a similar install. Where are your installers tapping into the output to route it to the outboard amp? I am getting a few contrasting reports of how to do this (and if it is even available)? Do the speakers use a MOST connection too or is it just a regular analog connection? Thanks!
Greetings: My experience with these " is this normal " issues is that this may all be new to us and an exploration for what is normal, is normal. I had a tendancy to be a little careful with the " break-in" period and the one thing that really bugged me was the vario-cam hesitation. I have since come to the 2000 mile point ( actually I have had the car for 17 months and have all but 2200 miles on the clock ) and have come to realize that these cars want and need to be " driven ". They respond more favorably and are much more fun if the are pushed. Now, since I push the vario-cam hesitation point by keeping the revs high at shifting, the car responds like a sling shot and is the rear engined **** slot car that I expected. Enjoy you car, they are a kick! PS you may find some " deiseling ", or " chugging " when your fuel tank is below 1/4 full also, happens to most of us Chromedome 2006 C2S coupe white/sand beige full leather, bose, 6 cd, xenon etc Thanks. Do you notice that at warm idle, your tach gauge bobbles a little. It just seems a little more uneven (both the gauge and by feel) than some of the other 996 and 986's that I've driven.
Thanks Loren. I may have misstated when I said I cannot feel it. I can feel it - just feels like a lumpy idle. Can't seem to feel any ill effects from it though. Thanks again, Rich
gleek48 replied to river123's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)My 06 C2 does the same thing but idles a little rough at 700-733 (warm idle). The tach needle bounces a little bit and the engine sounds/feels a bit rough. Haven't been to the dealer yet. Are you going to take yours?
It is basically a new car - only 1200 miles. The only way i notice the slightly lumpy idle is that the tach needle bumps around a little. Other than thay, I cannot notice it. Is this something to be worried about? Thanks again!
Thanks Loren! I searched but didn't find anything that matched my issue. Other issues were a large range of idle. Would a potential Vario Cam small idle variation (713-733) be a serious issue? It seems to run fine other than that? How is it fixed?
I just got a new to me 06 C2 yesterday and love it. One question though - What is the normal warm idle? I noticed that the tach needle bumps around a little and it seems a very teeny bit rough. I do not notice any hesitation when revving through the powerband though. Is this normal with the needle. When I attached an OBDII tool it read a range of 713-733 for the warm idle. Is this normal or should it be more consistent? Thanks!