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  1. How much life can I expect on the clutch for a 997-1TT? Looking at an '08 with 45K and trying to determine when the next big expenses will occur.
  2. Thanks...very helpful. As I compare 997TT vs. 997C4, it appears the maintenance/operating costs are largely the same with the exception of the more frequent spark plug changes in the TT. Is that the only major difference? Tires, oil changes, brakes, clutch, etc all appear to have similar profiles.
  3. Thanks Loren. So I'm clear....there are stage 3,4, and 5 over-revs but you are saying that the numbers are low enough to not be of concern? I've missed renntech. Since I sold my 996 C2 Cab I've come back from time to time. I've been dabbling in the market and hope to rejoin the P Car club again soon.
  4. I'm in discussions to buy an '07TT with 36K on the clock. I just got the DME results (see attached). Shows one over-rev in 5, but only 1 ignition. 43 ignitions in 4, 478 in 3, and 4500 in 2. They were all in the last 20 hours. Any concern with this? Also..what are the other things I should watch out for? Clutch should last a while longer as long it it hasn't been abused, right?
  5. Thanks kgoertz. A follow up question...do you find any rattles/squeaks in the body? One of the reasons I de-selected a cabriolet is due to the rattles and squeaks that come after a few years of driving the less rigid chassis. I know the Targa is based on the cab chassis so thought this may be a risk.
  6. Been away from Porsche for 5-6 years since my '99 C2 Cab. Considering an '07 Targa 4. Didn't see anything after searching the site. Any thoughts on this model, or things to look out for? One I'm looking at has 48K miles.
  7. I left the Porsche family a few years ago and getting the bug to get back in. Looking at 996 despite my original bad experience with intermix. I'm looking at some 996s now...how can I tell if it's a C4 vs. C2 that just had a C4 badge put on the back? Shouldn't the VIN tell me?
  8. I've seen a couple comments on reman engines replaced for $8-9k...is this with labor? Seems lower than I'd expect.
  9. Without hesitation I say NO! You can see my experiences online...unless you ahve a catostrophic failure it doesn't make sense, and even then it can be very difficult to get them to hold up their end of the deal. Email me for specific details.
  10. Try 9185 or 9193 Thanks for the quick reply, Loren. Neither of those codes worked...any other suggestions?
  11. Had to disconnect my battery and now the radio is locked. CDR-220 4462 X5025056 Thanks in advance.
  12. That was my first thought, however in the cancellation section there is a clause that states that any claims must be deducted from the pro-rated refund, so since they paid $11K i wouldn't get a dime back, but I still have coverage on the rest of the car for another 3 years (electric, HVAC, etc).
  13. Well, my saga has hopefully come to an end. I'll recap the entire story for those who haven't been following along. I bought my '99 C2 Cabriolet in May '06 with 40K miles. 100% stock. Porsche PPI was great...all dealer maintenance per schedule. Out of curiosity, I inquired about aftermarket warranties. Given the condition and maintenance history of the vehicle I decided to pass. 18 months of worry-free driving and no issues whatsoever. Carchex continued to try to sell me a warranty this whole time. In February 2008 I started getting worried about these stories of intermediate shaft
  14. I think I've seen that before...it's the controller for the ejection seat. Don't push that mysterious red button on the dash.
  15. For those that have been following my trials and tribulations....it appears my warranty company is covering the cost for a new engine. I will have final confirmation tomorrow hopefully. My question is, while the engine is out, is there anything else I should repleace proactively? The car has 49K miles and is on the original clutch, so if I save some labor there it may be worth it. Any other thoughts?
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