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  1. I found this on CPO: http://www.porsche.com/usa/pre-owned-vehicles/approved/faq/ - sounds like the CPO is transferable.
  2. Thanks guys. I ended up passing on the car since too many small things felt a bit off so they added up to a red flag. Back to looking. Also considering a 2003 Carrera Turbo since its in the same price range and always wanted a 911 turbo =p
  3. Found a used 2007 Carrera on my local CL with 22,000 miles. Seller says it comes with CPO warranty that is transferable to new buyer. Lapis Blue, Tiptronic, Bose, Leather, and not much more above standard kit. 2nd owner only had it for 6 months and less than 4,000 miles but is moving so needs to sell. Its in pretty good condition - just a bit dirty and she did not service it while she had it since it was only 4,000 miles. I am wondering if $44k is a good price for it. She says she got it for $48k from the dealer in November and same dealer is offering her $44k for it now. Seems like its goo
  4. Only reason I thought that I would need a new engine is that Bob at RMG said that a new engine was really the only way to fix it. Has anyone got a failing head gasket replaced before and know of how much that runs generally?
  5. Coolant cap ends in 01 They should have done the proper procedure - RMG used a vacuum tool to flush and fill it. They ran a tech session on the coolant system a while back so that is why I went to them. I have not yet checked to see if the coolant is still overflowing, but after the overnight cooling the level was above max so I am thinking something is not right. Well that plus the hissing / popping sound.
  6. After trying to sort out my coolant issues I finally took my car to RMG in Sunnyvale. Bob was great and flushed the system - couldn't find anything wrong with it. But before I had a medium to strong sound of air coming out of coolant cap (it would stop after a while or open the cap to let pressure out). Went away for a day after the flush, but now its back. Air sound will be strong and then I hear a pop from the cap and the sound will stop (new cap was installed during flush). Flush was done due to coolant overflow after new tank(s) - long story - was put in by another shop. Didn't trust the
  7. After have 2 new coolant tanks installed by an incompetent shop I finally emailed Porsche_Joe over on PPBB about the write up he did a while back since I was confused. He was super nice and gave me some useful tips. So I did the procedure with his new information and took some pictures so everyone can share in how to solve the quite common coolant condensation on the inside of the trunk lid problem. ENJOY! COOLANT BLEEDER VALVE O-RING REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE (from Porsche Joe) Parts: 1 999-707-370-40 Rubber o-ring 1 999-707-371-40 Rubber o-ring Tools: Ratchet 1/4" Sears No. 43187
  8. Some images and new information. Any and all help is great appreciated as always. The drain whole steams when I stop after a 10 minute drive and it looks like there is fluid coming from the bottom of the bleeder valve area. Not sure if it was leaking down from the bleeder valve or just somewhere from there. Is it even possible for a tank to lank from there? Also are all coolant reservoirs OEM? I am beginning to think the shop I went to used some aftermarket one since it has no Porsche markings or numbers on it anywhere and is from WorldPac (in San Jose, CA). I think I will be taking it
  9. Hm... now it seems that I can see vapor rising from the drain hole even after short drives. I felt a bit of fluid near the back of the bleeder valve, but couldnt see any anywhere else. Strange since it looks like there was a lot in the drain hole. Its definitely time for a trip to the dealer. Now I just wonder how much this is going to cost. :o
  10. What are the Porsche caps suppose to test at? The black cap was what the shop said they got from the dealership for their 996s and it tested at 15psi. I guess it can't hurt to buy another blue cap at the dealership. More caps the better.
  11. Hm... that is the bleeder valve I have. But here are the instructions I was going from: http://www.ppbb.com/scgi-bin/boards/986/mu...es;read=1092331 Also the parts diagram over at pelican parts shows two o-rings in the bleeder valve cap.
  12. Yep that is the exact cap I have. What kind of lubricant should I use if I decide to try to replace the O-rings again? I am thinking the shop just installed the tank as they got it from the supplier without even bothering the lube them up.
  13. haha yeah I learned that lesson last time when I did that and snapped a few of them. That is why I needed to get a new tank as I couldn't get them drilled out. But now that I have that tank I was able to take them out since my drill worked better with tank out. so now i have a almost brand new tank just in case it cracks again :-) Ok the bleeder valve bolts are on tight, but I still think the coolant is somehow leaking. I guess a trip to the dealer is in order since the shop that I went too seems to be pretty incompetent and has no idea (after 7 trips and 2 tanks on what to do and I dunn
  14. haha yeah I learned that lesson last time when I did that and snapped a few of them. That is why I needed to get a new tank as I couldn't get them drilled out. But now that I have that tank I was able to take them out since my drill worked better with tank out. so now i have a almost brand new tank just in case it cracks again :-)
  15. Yes, the shop put on a brand new black cap with the tank. They said it was tested at 15 psi (i think that was it) while my old caps were only getting 8 and 15. I guess I could just buy another new cap from the dealer since that would be cheap.
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