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  1. I like what wwest said, also : break in you car aggressively and you will be rewarded with low oil consumption over the mid and long term. How? Warm up the oil before getting on the gas The age old recommendation: don't drone at constant revs or pussyfoot around with the car - the internal surfaces need a bit of a challenge to mate properly. Exercise the revs up and down by upshifting and downshifting - find some twisty roads and have at it OK to exceed the break-in rev limit by 2-3 K RPM for very short bursts I did this with my 997.1 C4S - ate 1 qt in first 1000 miles, then only
  2. I love everything about my 997, except for the OEM horn note, which is a combination of a 412 Hz and 355 Hz horns IMHO, the horn note sounds like a Chevy Citation or similar, not an iconic supercar, so I thought it would be "charming" to fit a proper retro sounding beep-beep euro-horn. I found such a horn at Summit Racing of all places, and it is plenty loud at 116 dB, and sounds like a VW/Porsche horn of yesteryear: http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.a...mp;autoview=sku The Hella part # is: HLA-002768082 As shown below, the two horns live behind the front bumper cover or fascia. I
  3. Old School Beep-Beep Horn Install (not airhorn) I love everything about my 997, except for the OEM horn note, which is a combination of a 412 Hz and 355 Hz horns IMHO, the horn note sounds like a Chevy Citation or similar, not an iconic supercar, so I thought it would be "charming" to fit a proper retro sounding beep-beep euro-horn. I found such a horn at Summit Racing of all places, and it is plenty loud at 116 dB, and sounds like a VW/Porsche horn of yesteryear: http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.a...mp;autoview=sku The Hella part # is: HLA-002768082 As shown belo
  4. Valentine 1 Dome Light Hardwire Install Disclaimer: As per previous threads, this is a simple and easy install, but, tapping into the domelight hot wires will cause the detector to turn-off and on when you open or close the doors, for example. If this bothers you, then hardwire to fuse box as per other threads.. ( I think Coochas on 6 speed recently posted and fuse box hard wire DIY). A) Remove dome light console by gently popping out 2 remote buttons with a small flathead screwdriver. Two phillips head screws are revealed. Look in manual if you are unsure about this. B) Remove the screws a
  5. Yet Another Valentine 1 Dome Light Hardwire Install Valentine 1 Dome Light Hardwire Install Disclaimer: As per previous threads, this is a simple and easy install, but, tapping into the domelight hot wires will cause the detector to turn-off and on when you open or close the doors, for example. If this bothers you, then hardwire to fuse box as per other threads.. ( I think Coochas on 6 speed recently posted and fuse box hard wire DIY). A) Remove dome light console by gently popping out 2 remote buttons with a small flathead screwdriver. Two phillips head screws are revealed.
  6. I am very pleased with the unit. BT syncs seamlessly with my BB 8130 and performs flawlessly. My only complaint is 225 contact max. in phonebook - but this is a Porsche OE restriction, not MObridge Parrot mic near dome light works well, as reported by others on other end of the line - low noise and clear communication. The Ipod interface works well, but sometimes does not respond instantly to button input. A 1 second pause before response to input is observed sometimes..... Otherwise perfect. mObridge links: http://www.mobridgeinc.com/vehicles/porsche http://www.mobridgeinc.com/node/63
  7. MObridge Bluetooth Ipod Install and Impressions I am very pleased with the unit. BT syncs seamlessly with my BB 8130 and performs flawlessly. My only complaint is 225 contact max. in phonebook - but this is a Porsche OE restriction, not MObridge Parrot mic near dome light works well, as reported by others on other end of the line - low noise and clear communication. The Ipod interface works well, but sometimes does not respond instantly to button input. A 1 second pause before response to input is observed sometimes..... Otherwise perfect. mObridge links: http://www.mobr
  8. Hello Larry, I was fortunate enough to get a deal on a set of Tubis- wow, they sound great, no drone. Regards, Josh Nice article Josh. What did you install PSE?
  9. The following is a DIY Muffler Install for the 997. Very similar to the 996, but details might not be obvious or posted. Here I will key off what is known already about the 996, and will assume reasonable shade tree mechanic ability. First, I refer to the fine threads: Removal of the rear bumper cover and muffler: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16935 996 sport exhaust and bypass pipe install: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...p=6entry6 Here are some items to consider and watch out for: 1) Find a safe stable way to jack up the car with fail-safe in case of
  10. Muffler Install for the 997 The following is a DIY Muffler Install for the 997. Very similar to the 996, but details might not be obvious or posted. Here I will key off what is known already about the 996, and will assume reasonable shade tree mechanic ability. First, I refer to the fine threads: Removal of the rear bumper cover and muffler: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=16935 996 sport exhaust and bypass pipe install: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...p=6entry6 Here are some items to consider and watch out for: 1) Find a safe stable way
  11. I am on my second set on RE05As - been very good for daily driving and track. N-rated. I must of nailed a pothole though as I developed a bubble or hernia on the sidewall at 10K miles. Lots of wear left despite 2 track days,one AX, and daily commute. Keep up the pressure for those low profile tires on 19s. Regards, Josh
  12. My V1 has saved my a@# more than a few times. Call V for 100.00 off refurb. units in perfect cond. with full warranty !
  13. Hi Loren, I am looking for that classic beep-beep sound ala alarm horn. Does Griot offer that sound ? I went to the Porsche dealer and inspected both horn types. They take different connectors, which is not a big deal. I need to investigate the dBs and electrical needs of the OEM alarm horn vs. standard traffic horns.... Regards, UJ
  14. Hello Group, I am enamored with the "old school" tone and pitch of the 997 OEM alarm horn vs. the OEM generic traffic warning horn sound. Q: is it possible to replace or swap the two 2 traffic warning horns for two alarm horns ? Regards, UJ
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