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jyoteen

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  1. I'm pretty sure someone over tightened the bleeder valve the last time the brakes were bled. They shouldn't be really all that cranked down.
  2. It´s total, 100% sure. If you are interested about the wreck, make an offer to the insurance company. In this kind of cases, they would, quite sure, accept few thousands of $. wow, what year is that car and how many miles? I'm asking because there is a large probability that I'll need a 3.6 engine, and well, if it's totalled, then it may be worth it.
  3. Iback: Your profile does not say where you are located. If you are in California, your dealer may be relying on the state law that only mandates coverage for 7 yrs/ 70,000 miles. However, federal law (specifically The Clean Air Act, which can be found at 42 U.S.C. 7541) trumps any state law and requires coverage for 8 yrs/80,000 miles for the catalytic converter, electronic emissions control unit and on-board diagnostic device. A manufacturer may not refuse warranty repairs under the Clean Air Act's performance and defect warranties, unless it can prove that an aftermarket part is RESPO
  4. Welding and filling and painting. Thanks ,but can it be done the dealer tells me that the support panel underneath is different on coupe ,turbo and gt2. i think it can be changed as its a cover really ,on the 997 its bolted on with 5 bolts. but is bigger than the turbo 996 panel looks welded to me.
  5. the turbo decklid and the c4s decklid are different. The difference is that the piece right below the rear window is narrower on the turbo. I bought a complete rear turbo decklid and it was pretty obvious that it'll not fit. To make it fit would require lots of surgery, so your best bet is to go 3rd party solutions.
  6. yes, I got renntech aluminum mats. No more sliding and w/ the aluminum pedals, looks great. I got so fed up after buying OEM mats and the mats sliding around.
  7. I think if you get one of those 9volt cigarette lighter things from autozone, etc, you don't have to do anything. AAA changed out my battery when my car refused to start not too long ago, and they used this gizmo so no CEL, etc.
  8. 83k miles on a 2003 c4s. It's truly my one and only daily driver and so far the only issues have been catalytic converters. I'm on my 3rd set, all covered under warranty. Also RMS failure when the car was in the 25k mile range but otherwise I have no issues with the car.
  9. You can contact Stoptech to see if they'll sell you individual pistons/seals. http://www.stoptech.com/
  10. You know, I know it's a popular mod and a lot of folks have had overheating issues (maybe '00 specific), specially on the track, but I've NEVER had overheating issues, let alone high temps in my car with the standard 2 radiators, even on the track during the middle of the summer at places like Buttonwillow and Thunderhill, which get 100 degree temps in the summer ambient. I will say though, every time I wash the car, I spray high pressure water at the radiators to keep them clean. Oh, and it's a C4s.
  11. On Thursday, my temp gauge decided to not function temporarily. The needle was buried at '0' and the red light was flashing away accompanied by a warning on the central display. I should have snapped a picture, but oh well. I restarted the car at the traffic light, but proceeded to have the same malfunction. This is, I guess 'lucky' since my CPO warranty runs out this week. After some time on the return trip, the temp gauge worked fine. Now, I wonder if the circumstances of parking on an uphill incline, at an odd angle with it also leaned to the right due to the nature of the uphill, wou
  12. Seems mine is cracking and it's a rubber part. It's been mentioned to me that Porsche used to sell this separately but now you have to purchase the entire driveshaft? Doesn't sound right but who knows. Part numbers/Diagrams/Photos most welcome. Is this a wear item? Car is under CPO and currently has 78K miles.
  13. My main problem is the HORRIBLE OEM mat retaining system using those velcro pads. My plastic disc that goes into the carpet has been ripped out so I must put up with adjusting my mats every traffic light. The OEM mat backing material gets stiff over time. Anybody have adapted a mat or are aware of another way of mat retention? I had an Audi and it's snap in holes on the mat worked infinitely better. thanks.
  14. Callas Rennsport recommends 93 ft-lb on the bolts and around 53-56 on the wheel lock bolt because of the aluminum. That's what I have and it has no problems.
  15. relax. I was just being a smartass. I secured a Turbo OEM Speed Yellow painted Tail with the hydraulics for $700 off ebay, so I was figuring it'd take at least $1K to do the install if it involved any bit of modification to that metal strip + paint. There are mods that are worth the money in my book and ones that aren't, and there's a cost associated that goes over that magic checkpoint of feasability. Unless you have endless funds, I'm not so sure it's 'worth' it. That's all. :D
  16. On that note, can a Carerra GT lump fit a 996 C4s? I want more power.
  17. my car consumes about 1 qt every 1K-1500mi. My VW and Audi both consumed 1qt every 1K miles, and per manufacturer, that is normal. Although, you gotta wonder that since the oil change is every 11K miles, why do a complete flush as the original changed oil would have completely burned off. I have no leaks, but I don't baby the car at all.
  18. No way. Unless you're willing to cut sheet metal. I bought an OEM Turbo tail and decklid with hydraulics complete for the C4s, but quicly found out that the part right below the backlight before the rising wing is different in height between a normal C2/C4s and the Turbo (where the 3rd light is). On the C2 variants, that part is much taller (maybe due to the need to accomodate the 3rd brake light). There is no such beast on the Turbo as its third brake light is on the secondary wing. And unfortunately, this part on the C2/C4s is metal. And it's not bolted, but welded, so you'd wind up spen
  19. I'm doing it today, of course, if the rain stops for a couple of hours. It's no big deal in terms of helping me. I've swapped out tons of brake pads on Audis and even calipers. I just basically wanted to find out what tools I need before I start tearing in to my only ride to Home Depot. hehe. Oh, I'm located in Highland Park/Mount washington area, and headed to the track tomorrow (Buttonwillow) Thanks!
  20. Does anyone have an image from the tech manuals on removal/installation of the front rotors for the C4s? I got replacement OEM ones. I think I've taken off the calipers (long time ago) but forget the tools necessary, but most important of all the torque specs, if they're specific for the screws. I'm hoping that the screws aren't jammed. do I use anti-sieze on the hold down screws? Are they really needed? I doubt that, but just making sure. Thanks. Jyoteen
  21. it's the variocam profile switching over at 3250 rpm. I have a 03 C4s and I can replicate it at will. I doubt it's the egas because it doesn't happen when you accelerate rapidly. It only happens when you are coasting and then decide to accelerate. The cam's duration/lift changing would explain the change in the power curve and the not so subtle engine output.
  22. are you talking about the city lights? That's a european thing (similar to parking lights).
  23. Just got the notice in the mail on Friday for my 2003 C4s (build date is around December 2002) ------ Recall A309 Model Year 2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Dear Porsche Owner: This notice is being sent to you in accordance with requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Porsche AG, the manufacturer, has decided that a defect and noncompliance relating to motor vehicle safety exists in certain model year 2003 Carrera vehicles. Our records indicate that your are the Owner of a Porsche 911 Carrera type vehicle involved in this recall campaign. Unfortunately, front
  24. So, as some of you know, my ContiSport Contact 2 are shot. I noticed yesterday that I have cords showing. No big deal....time to replace them. I was going to go with a set of Toyo RA1 because I can get one set free at this time. Cool. I was set on getting a set of RA1s all around, until I noticed that Toyo doesn't list a comparable size to the 295/30 width found on the C4s. The 2 closest potential candidates are 275/30 and 335/35. Now, the 335 aint gonna fit. Too wide. The GT2 has 315 wide tires, but that's the max. I was hoping that the 275 may run a little wider since it's an R compoun
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