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k996c4s

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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 rep
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Not sure about TX, but in S FL Shell is selling a mix with ethanol - not interested. I use Chevron or Sunoco.
  9. 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 c
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. "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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. I have a 2002 C4S with a Porsche short-shift kit in it. Occasionally, I miss second gear, especially when RPM's are high. I also miss it, though rarely, at slower speeds and low RPM. Is it possible it's a shifter adjustment? I'm hoping it's not a syncro issue. I don't hear any strange whine or tranny noise, and it's never popped out of any gear. Any thoughts?
  16. I just went throught the exact same issue with the exact symptoms on a 2002 C4S. I think you have a bad window regulator. I paid about $500 installed.
  17. I have a 2002 C4S. The window should move down about one inch when the door-handle is pulled to clear the seal. Passenger side is good.... driver side only moves about 1/16 of an inch. When the handle is pulled, there's a sound in the door like something is loose. The window seems to operate normally other than that, although it once made a "snap" sound when it was lowered - no other problems since then. Any ideas what it is? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. :(
  18. I just noticed that in your "switches" photo, it appears that the small black and blue plug may be the switch plug. Not the plug and wires you point to, but the one to the right of it. Mine has a third section that's white, but it is for the lumbar control. I can't tell from the picture, but if the black and blue plug has a total of six connections, then I'm pretty sure it's your switch plug. If you have a VOM you can confirm it by following the pin guide I gave and check continuity when pushing the switch. Regardless, per my previous post, these switches can't control the seat like the passen
  19. There's a module under the front of the drivers seat that controls everything. You identified the motor wires in your photos, but not the switch wires. If yours is the same as mine, the switch wires are connected to a white/blue/black plug that has nine contacts. The bad news is that from what I can tell, the switches provide a contact to the PC board that with logic and relays controls the motor and its polarity. The switch wires on the passenger side carry voltage to the motor and are fairly heavy gauge. The switch wires on the drivers side are much thinner, and don't appear to be designed t
  20. There's a module under the front of the drivers seat that controls everything. You identified the motor wires in your photos, but not the switch wires. If yours is the same as mine, the switch wires are connected to a white/blue/black plug that has nine contacts. The bad news is that from what I can tell, the switches provide a contact to the PC board that with logic and relays controls the motor and its polarity. The switch wires on the passenger side carry voltage to the motor and are fairly heavy gauge. The switch wires on the drivers side are much thinner, and don't appear to be designed t
  21. From what I've read and heard, it's the 99's that have had some problems, although rare, with catastrophic engine failure. I have owned a 2000 996 and a 2002 C4S, and both have been relatively trouble free. The C4S needed a RMS at about 30k miles, which was covered under warranty. I think it's common in that car. Other than that, I've done nothing but regular scheduled maintenance. The 996 is a solid car.
  22. Mark: My car is a 2002 C4S. The sport seats I installed are from a 2005 GT3. Your situation may be somewhat different. The passenger side was super easy. Because the passenger side has no memory, it turns out the plugs were the same. If you don't have them already, you'll need a special socket (external Torx) to remove the seat bolts that you can get at Sears. They only sold a complete set in my local store for what I think was about $39. If you can find singles, you'll need a size 12. Take out four bolts and unplug the electrical connection and the seat is out. Be careful pulling the plug
  23. Which seats are you taking out? Are they full power - with memory?
  24. OK, OK.... Maybe it was a ridiculous question! Got the sport seats today. They are manual forward and back as well as height, with electric backs. I did the most difficult driver side only tonight. The install was very straightforward and easy. There's a lot of wire and plugs under the stock seat due to the memory function. I left the seatbelt wires and plugs intact after pulling the large plug apart to gain access to the small seatbelt plug located within it. I plugged the wire and plug from the seat directly into it and put a wire tie around it to keep it together. The sport seats only r
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