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About flyingpenguin

  • Birthday 07/18/1967

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    Wassenaar, the Netherlands
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  • Present cars
    1997 986
    2015 BMW F11
  • Future cars
    2004 Carrera GT
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    2013 VW Touareg TDI
    2007 997.1 GT3
    2012 MINI Cooper S
    2004 Cayenne S
    2006 BMW E90 325i
    1999 986
    2000 996 C2
    1995 Alfa Romeo 155
    1994 Alfa Romeo 145 Q4
    1990 Alfa Romeo 33
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  1. "As I surmised, I had managed to swap the cam and crank position sensors." It happens to the best! Several years back had the same issue, but male and female connectors are color coded (grey for crank and black for cams IIRC), so will pay better attention from the get-go next time..
  2. Did a traceroute to www.renntech.org using different ISP's and they all timeout with a hop at provider DATACATE in Chicago, IL.. No issues on VPN as stated before. Very strange..
  3. Hi, I am located in the Netherlands and using the Chrome web browser, www.renntech.org will not load (ie. it times out). Using the Opera web browser's built in VPN feature, and connecting through their US server, the site loads fine. Is this by design? Rgds, Joost
  4. Reviving this old topic. Recently acquired a '97 stuttgart built 986 that came with a hardtop (a first for me) that the previous owner had never installed. Figured out I needed to install the B-pillar receptacles (see below) but could not get the locking levers to fully engage in the rearmost position. After a lot of fiddling around, I managed to get them to lock all the way without using too much force (which could break the small 3mm pin that affixes the lever to the locking bolt) by loosening (just a bit) all 5 x 5mm hex bolts on either side, allowing the bracket to move around just enough that it would position the bolt correctly while making the final 20-30 degrees of locking twist. Not sure if the little squirt of WD40 helped, but don't think it hurt.. Once the levers were in place, I pushed down on the top - holding the hardtop down to properly seal around the tonneau, and fasten all 2 x 5 hex bolts. Going to leave everything in place for a while so it can settle and keep an eye on the seal over the next few days.
  5. Good way to diagnose is to hook up a code scanner. Sporadic misfires don't show up as CEL immediately but will get stored in memory. Durametric is a good option.
  6. 2000 cars are e-gas IIRC. The noise is normal. It is the tac motor holding the plate in position. It goes away when running because the throttle plate is always moving very very slightly to keep idle speed. Some cars are louder than others. The noise you are hearing is the h-bridge circuit switching back and forth very fast to keep the plate in place.
  7. Crank Position Sensors on the bell housing are known to go bad. These are cheap and easy to fix.. Not suggesting you randomly throw parts at the problem but had this happen on several M96's (my own and others').
  8. Are the NITTO NT01's available down under?
  9. 997.1 GT3 only has one radiator fan. Right side if I'm not mistaken.
  10. Although Spec Boxsters are based on the 2.5 liter 97-99 version of the 986 (and yours is an 3.2 liter S), you will find a lot of useful build info on the relevant forums. See here for an example: http://www.porscheclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/POC-2017-GCR-BSR-BSX-Boxster-Spec-Rules.doc.pdf I have driven a lot of street Boxsters on track and compared to full blown track cars (or very track focused street cars, eg GT3) the suspension always feels very soft. And stickier tires never hurt either. But once you start messing with these kind of upgrades, the slope get progressively slippery and before you know it you end up with something that's neither fish nor fowl. Your streetable track car ends up a horror to drive on the street, or your street car still leaves a lot to be desired on track. Something else to keep in mind that these M96 engines have top end oiling issues under higher lateral g-loading (in Boxsters that's bank 1 turning left / in 911's that bank 1 turning right), hence the allowance for an accusump in the race cars.
  11. Probably throw out bearing. These usually get replaced when clutch is done, so maybe verify that it was indeed replaced at 125k. Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk
  12. I'd do a little surgery first and remove the door panel for proper diagnosis, keeping previous post advice in mind. It could be that the glass pane has detached from its holder or a cable guide has popped out of its socket. Good luck and love to hear back.
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