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About red_smeg

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    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    Porsche 911 (997) Carrera
  • Future cars
    Tesla Model 3
  • Former cars
    BMW M3, Range Rover 4.8 HSE, Discovery TDi,

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  1. Thanks folks, I ended up taking the car to Orbit Racing and I couldn't be more pleased with the work they did. The car looks like it is new, the paint is like glass. They also repaired some of my interior items and rear brakes.
  2. Hi, im kooking to restore my 997 can anyone recommend an independent mechanic or restoration shop in the Boca area. I’m not rich so I’m looking for the work to match the price. It needs paint it needs a rear bumper repair as someone just backed into it (on my drive) that would be insurance. it needs the carpets replacing or a redye it needs a new center interior lighting mount it needs the window lifter switches looking at it needs the pax seat electric adjust fixing i would like to get the wheels powder coated A short shifter TPMS added window tint done. Brake cailpers repainted i would like Bluetooth added or a complete replacement of the PCM it might need new pads All fluids replacing (except rad coolant) Does anyone know someone who could do all that work for a fair price.
  3. I had mine done at the shop. The tank was cracked due to the plastic becoming brittle after 13 years. I didn’t have the confidence to do it my self. I had the front suspension done at the same time as it was about knackered
  4. Oh and add a failed water pump to that list as it just took a dump in my driveway last night X-(
  5. Is it possible to add TPMS after the fact. I'm looking at working on my 911 997 2005 and this is one job i'd like to do.
  6. Hi folks, I live in Boca Raton, I have a 2005 997 - 911 with 93k miles. I'm not a rich man. I'm looking for recommendations for service and repair in the south Florida area ideally someone who would like to work on a gentle restoration or a recommendation for a reasonable shop that will do good work for a reasonable price i.e. not dealer rates. I need a replacement alternator i think as the bearings have just gone (sounds like that anyway) and all the belts should be due by now. Anyone with experience in maintaining this vehicle who wants to earn a little extra please contact me or if anyone has a show they would personally recommend I'd be very grateful. Mark.
  7. I have a 997 2005 carrera. with 93K miles 90k of which are mine. only issues i've had during time of ownership are. 1. Failed alternator. ($900 refurb has lasted 40k miles so far) 2. Failed battery twice (florida heat, replacement) 3. Snapped gear select cable 4. Aircon foam disintergrating (did nothing) 5. Cup holder door closure failed 6. Sun visor mirror covers breaking Rest was wear and tear New disks and brake pads Tyres fronts every 40k rear avery 15 -18 K (had rear camber adjusted to give better life on rears as mostly highway driving) I just started the car this morning and i think the alternator bearings have just failed. I have only done the servicing according to the schedule no more frequently.
  8. I have a 911 997 basic Carrera. It does not have PASM and so it doesn't have the shock absorber button it does have PSM (stability mngt) it looks like yours does have PASM
  9. Hi I live in Boca Raton FL. although I'm not the typical money bags 911 owner. I have a 2005 911 - 997 Carrera I have owned since 3k miles. Now has 90.3k I'm looking for a good shop or mechanic who does things right but charges reasonable rates per hour I am getting ready to get a thorough service done. Can anyone advise me of such a place or person who is qualified and honest. Best regards
  10. Hi, Folks I have a 2005 997 75K miles. I was pulling out today and went to change from 1st to 2nd when I heard a big ping sound inside the cabin and now i can't change gear :(. I limped the 1 mile home thankfully I pulled the console apart and the gear changer has two plungers one blue one black. the black (on the right looking down connects to a red cable and the other to a gray cable. I think the blue plunger is the reverse gear and this doesn't really move. I noticed the connector was loose and that a black plastic (give me a break) fastener was missing from the eye hole connecting the plunger to the white block and refitted that. The black lunger moves freely (too freely) and does nothing. I suspect my gear change cable has come loose at the engine end as the console looks ok. Anyone think i have got this correct ? if so does anyone know a mobile mechanic in the Boca Raton Area who could come around and help me out. :help: Thanks, Mark.
  11. ok I got some info from the unit... SW version is 1.0 Unit PCM Target 04202JD1/3004 and system software target 04113AD1/1104 I do not have a NAV head or Telephone module. What would i get if i moved to the new software version any benefit for me??
  12. Whoops, Sorry I honestly thought it would be a downloadable update not a copyrighted item. Do i have to go to the dealership then ?? My Bad...
  13. Does any one have .DMG or ISO CD image files for these updates ??
  14. Hi, I had to pull the rear seat base out of my 2005 911 the other day. How do I re-secure this with the plate on the underside of the carpet.
  15. Hi, I saw somewhere a topic suggesting it's possible to buy a cheap wrench from pep boys to remove the filter for the 997 911. Is this so. If not what is needed for the porsche adapter to use it. Also does anyone have the complete list of parts needed to do an oil change on a 997 2005 and tools required.
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