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Got the car back today. it was simply a spring not seated fully in the strut perch. Hats off to Champion Motorsport. They're not cheap, but they are excellent. The car is riding quite nicely on the new HR springs and looks great.
I had a set of HR Sport springs installed in my 2014 Panamera S yesterday. The ride home was interesting. Going over bumps in the road (dips, sewer covers, etc.) it sounded like the bottom of the car was falling out with a very loud bang. I put in a call to the dealer to confirm the correct springs were installed, but if so, perhaps it's a bumpstop issue? Any thoughts on the cause? Thanks!
k996c4s replied to hi8ha's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I didn't get any with my new wheel, but it's a simple process. Disconnect your battery. In this forum John suggested waiting 30 minutes for the airbag's capacitor to discharge. Good idea. Two screws on the back of the wheel hold the airbag. Lift it gently off and unplug the two or three wires, taking note where each one goes. Take off the center nut, and the wheel will pull off very easy. Here's a link that will help: http://www.whiteson.org/boxster/mods/obc/obc.stalk.pdf Note: The pictures in the link go past simply taking the wheel off, so stop after the wheel is off, and if you're replacing the wheel, marking it for re-installation shouldn't be necessary.
k996c4s replied to hi8ha's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I've replaced the wheel twice on my '02 C4S. I disconnected the battery, removed the airbag, then the wheel. I didn't wait the thirty minutes that you mentioned, and have never had a problem with a warning light. One note: be sure to have your radio code handy. You'll need it after re-connecting the battery. Good luck, but you won't need it. This is an easy DIY project. Ken
k996c4s replied to k996c4s's topic in 9PA, 9PA1 (Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S)Thanks, but I assume you are speaking about the external CD changer, which I don't have. I only have the in-dash unit. Can you be more specific about the amp location?
I have a strange issue with the speakers in my '06 Cayenne S. I have the Bose system. When I drive the car with the sound system off, I occasionally get a very (I mean very!) loud "pop" out of the speakers. I haven't heard it with the system on. The system seems to work fine otherwise. It occurred only once over a big bump, but not the other times. Loose connection at the amp? I read in other posts that the amp is located in the cargo area, but where? Any ideas about the "pop" and what may be causing it? Thanks.
k996c4s replied to jsoto's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Shell or Chevron myself, but in a pinch I use a cheap place to fill up. But normally not more than once a month. Gary: The car looks great. Who did the turbochargers?
k996c4s replied to jsoto's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Not sure about TX, but in S FL Shell is selling a mix with ethanol - not interested. I use Chevron or Sunoco.
k996c4s replied to imsmoreno's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)How big of a DIY job was that, k996c4s? Did you have to have a special spring compression tool? I'm not sure Ive seen any pics on this DIY and wonder if this is something I could do myself with normal tools... It wasn't. I've always shied away from suspension issues, and surely can't do the necessary alignment after the spring install. I think I paid about $300 for the springs, and about $1,000 for the install and alignment from a local shop. I've found the local shop does the alignment best, and takes the time to ensure the adjustments on each side are not only within spec, but very close to each other. As I mentioned earlier, the ride is not harsh, but the car definitely handles better.
k996c4s replied to imsmoreno's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I lowered my car with HR springs. It's the second time I've done it on a 996. The first was a 2000 996, the second a 2002 C4S. The results are similar. In both cases I did not change the stock shocks. The car is an inch or slightly lower, and the ride is only very slightly firmer. Still a great ride but a definite improvement.
Anyone have experience with having a supercharger installed on a 996? I have a 2002 C4S and I'm considering it. I'm especially interested in the resulting engine longevity, and how having it installed affects the car's resale value.
Lined up as in front to back, or is it a parallel issue?
k996c4s replied to k996c4s's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)"Throw out arm" meaning the arm attached to the throw out bearing? I assume you are referring to decreased leverage now that it's bent? My dealer claims there's no issue with the tranny, so I'll probably start with the clutch and arm, though I'll have to wait a while until my recent exhaust purchase is forgotten by the wife. Thanks for the reply.
k996c4s replied to k996c4s's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Visited the dealer today. The pedal is somewhat heavy, but there's no slipping and no throw-out bearing noise. They stated that it's normal for the pedal to get heavy as the clutch ages and dirt (dirt?) builds up. The car has 38k miles on it. They think it might be the clutch failing to disengage fully when depressed. This sound plausible?
k996c4s replied to biomech's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Your first post sounds like an alignment issue. Highways often develop indents where car and truck tires contact the road in the lane.... meaning there's a high spot at the lines, and low where the tires make contact, and also high between the tire tracks. An aggressively set or perhaps out of alignment condition can cause the pulling that you are experiencing. I had an RS America that liked to change lanes at high speed for that reason - very scary. However, after reading your second post, I'm not sure if that's it.