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    Porsche 996TT Basaltschwarz Coupé MY02
    Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor
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    Porsches, as many as possible
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    Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDi 143HP MY09
    Audi A4 Avant 1.9TDi 130HP MY04
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  1. Another one for Dido Tuning off the auction site 😁 Complements the other (original) alu bits nicely.
  2. 99% of car audio speakers are 4 ohm. The Bose system in the 996 is quite odd in that it is 2 ohm. If you connect 4 ohm speakers to a digital amp only ready for 2 Ohm, it will work, but the speakers will sound tiny and potentially overheat the amp and burn it. I'm sure people have tried that in the past, I haven't so I don't really know what would happen.
  3. Another update, there is another, smaller leak, more like a sweat. It's coming from the right side and is inaccessible due to the water pump manifold. To have a go at this, would require quite a bit of disassembly so I guess I will live with this, unless it does get worse. Or maybe with thin locking-pliers I would manage to give the bolt a quarter turn as another stop-gap measure, not best practice, I know but perhaps better than leaving it as it is? Any views? I changed the oil last week and changed from Mobil 1 0w40 to 5w50 which is more suited to my climate anyhow and maybe (a s
  4. Hi, The Bose setup of the 996 is somewhat non-standard: the headunit is connected via speaker-level cables to the Bose amp, which is connected to: 1. front dash speakers (2 Ohm) 2. door woofers (2 Ohm) 3. rear fill-in speakers (2 Ohm, working from a single channel, ie, mono) 4. subwoofer amp, via speaker-level cable. 4.1. the above is then connected via speaker-level cable to the 2 rear subwoofers (2 Ohm, working from a single channel, ie, mono) Unless you find a much better 2 Ohm amp that is able to replace the Bose amps (which I'm not sure suc
  5. As a quick update, I tightened the bolt by 90º and cleaned the engine bottom with brake cleaner. 300km later it's still clean. I don't believe in miracle cures so I guess this is only a temporary fix but it is working for the moment.
  6. 02 996TT 176000km, original engine and Tip tranny.
  7. After looking at the engine a bit more carefully, it appears it is the timing chain tensioner bolt that is actually visible in the photo. I was thinking it was coming from higher above but it looks like that bolt is the culprit. Looking at the parts catalog, I can identify it but can't see any o-ring. It looks like it has a crush washer rather than an o-ring though, unless there's one in a flange recess. In 911uk.com, another fellow has the same but does not know the procedure to change this. Looking at the manual, all the mention is taking the complete assembly apart, engine removed. It w
  8. Well, after my own digging, I found that the seat bottom cushion does not have a heater integrated, although it looks like it does in the photo above and also in the parts catalog: the illustration shows it with a lead and a plug dangling. So, to go ahead I just need the two mats, the two cable bundles from my original seats and the two control units and most importantly, find a way to fit the mats into the seat cushions which may not work, given they are segmented. Am investigating that.
  9. For years now (5+), I have a small oil leak on my MY02 996TT Tip. Oddly enough, It has actually improved after I replaced the engine mounts (were and are Porsche originals) and the transmission support, also with a Porsche original. I say the leak improved because I used to find drops oil on my garage floor and they were getting larger. After I replaced the above, they stopped... Anyway, I'd like to take care of this, thus I'm posting a photo, hoping to get some clues of what should I be looking for, what is the most likely culprit considering where the oil shows up and what should I do
  10. Nice. I've been toying with the idea of putting an Aerokit into mine as well. Original ones can still be bought from Porsche or from Carnewal or any of the other usual suspects. If my hydromechanical contraption in the back dies (it did once, under warranty, 10 years ago), I will go for the Aerokit instead of spending on a new cylinder set.
  11. That's a really beautiful and quite rare car, white is rare and even more so with the aero kit. It doesn't look like factory though, since the lower sill covers and the front lip are not in the body colour. Either that or the lower sills were replaced with plain plastic ones and the lip was painted black or is an aftermarket one.
  12. Hi all, Sometime back, I installed a pair of 997 foldable buckets in my 996TT. Whilst these are superb, I lost the heated seat function of the original Comfort seats. As the car has this option (M342), all the wiring and control units are there, I thought I could add the heating elements into the 997 buckets, reusing the wiring, switches, etc. Did anybody try something like this?I have identified, with the help of rosepassion.com, the heating elements, as per PET for MY02 996TT with M342, i.e., left/right heated seats. I'm intrigued with the fact that for th
  13. I had this a few years ago, coolant slowly disappearing. Turned out to be a cracked expansion tank. Had to replace it.
  14. Hi all, I've installed two 997 original bucket seats (the ones with the foldable backs) in my 996TT. I seem to remember reading that somebody made carbon fibre covers to cover the side airbags in the seats (that are irrelevant for a 996, as those have them in the door panels). Does anybody know anything about this? Would love to remove the airbags and put CF covers on top, instead of those plastic covers with the AIRBAG lettering.
  15. Semi dead topic, but I've had these same codes over the years, that I ended up solving with on one occasion by replacing the MAF plug, that was cracked and lose and on another occasion, by replacing the famous ignition switch. On this last one, my typical symptoms (I've replaced it 2 times with aftermarket ones) are: both windows suddenly open during driving, whilst the cabin lights turn on and the car unlocks, after starting, unable to turn on headlights, if idling for a while (red light, jams) ABS/PSM lights turn on. As I'm having all of those currently, I have just b
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