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jsoto replied to chaser's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I forgot to open the yellow cap (vent line) and almost overflowed the pan. The Black oil pan does just fine as long as the yellow and center are open. ;)
steve - I would take it to Modena Autowerks off of W. Bellfort. They do great work.
jsoto replied to tac27's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)No. Loren - what is your suggestion regarding the 30k check-up? Most of the Ind. dealers will not do the check-ups only. I just want someone else to look over the car besides myself. (I live in Houston).
jsoto replied to tac27's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)The local dealer is charging $250 just to do the inspections for the 30k check-up. I have already done the oil change, filter change, and pollen change-out. Do you think this is reasonable?
jsoto replied to TommyMambo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My 03 does not use any oil between oil changes (maybe a little, but not noticeable on the stick). I usually change oil between the 7-10k range. The Mobil One certainly does not break down in that range and could probably last a lot longer (oil gets dirty, but does not wear out in between oil changes). Changing every 3k is a waste of money & an environmental issue (as said before).
jsoto replied to jsoto's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Everyone - thanks for your info. I usually fill up at either a Shell or Chevron station. I seem to get the best mileage from the Chevron gas. I was in a hurry a couple of weeks ago and filled up at a cheap place. I got about 50 miles less per tank than my average. I think it does make a difference where you buy your gas.
What brand of gasoline do you use? Does anyone use the so-called "No-name" brand at the local corner convenient store? I would like to know why you use your particular type of gas. I am not referring to Super unleaded and such, but the type of filling station you buy your gas from. I would appreciate your response.
jsoto replied to TommyMambo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Very nice - welcome to the club
Loren - Here is the picture (look at far right on the warning lights)
jsoto replied to jsoto's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks Neptune - I will give them a try. I need to get my 30k mile check-up fairly soon.
I was replacing my air filter this past weekend and decided to clean the TB since I was already there. There was a little build-up on the outer edges, but nothing significant. I cleaned thoroughly and put back together. Immediately, my car started much better and I did not have any hesitation while accelerating. What a difference this little job made. I will probably make this a periodic maintenance check.
jsoto posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Does anyone know of a good Houston repair shop other than the P-Dealers? Anybody taken their car to Euro-Werk?
Light sensor for instrument cluster
The other (Cruise) light is to the right of the "Q" light. It looks just like the one in the speedometer cluster, but I have never seen it lit up during the start of the car. I don't see it in my manual, but it is there.