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Everything posted by steve_wilwerding

  1. They are two different cars - I guess my question is, is that rod still adjustable on the 981? This is what it looks like on a 986:
  2. On my 1998 986, I had a mechanic adjust the travel of the brake pedal - if I recall correctly, there is a shaft that is accessible underneath the brake reservoir. I absolutely loved the change - you had to push the brake pedal very little to get pad engagement. My new to me 981 has pretty long travel with the stock pads. Is this still something that can be adjusted?
  3. The seller's mechanic stated that it was due to low voltage from the battery, but they tested the battery at the time of the inspection, and it was charging fine. I really appreciate the advice - as you say, there are plenty more out there, so I'll keep looking!
  4. Thanks for the quick reply - I'm assuming these sorts of codes are atypical?
  5. I'm looking to buy a 2014 Boxster S, and I had a shop do a full inspection. They sent me the following OBD codes - are these anything to be concerned with, or are they just hiccups (or a battery change)?
  6. I'm in the process of replacing the fuel vent line from the throttle body. Just above where it connects to the line on the car, it (along with three other lines) runs through a clasp. How do I get this open? It looks like the hinge is on the right side, but I can't see how to open it. This pic is just in front of the rear driver's tire looking up.
  7. Yes, for the 996 engine. I suppose at this point it's a guessing game, and I may as well change the part and see if it helps
  8. I don't have a reader, Durametric or otherwise. Would a generic one work?
  9. I have had this issue for a couple years. The main symptom is that, after driving awhile, and especially on less than half a tank, there will be a moaning sound coming from the gas cap. If I remove the gas cap and open the fuel filler, air will rush in. The other issue I'm having is that, on cold starts, the car will kind of buck like the fuel is cutting out - it goes away after a couple minutes when the car is warm. I have already changed the valve on the gas filler neck and the valve on the charcoal canister, but neither fixed the issue. I'm now targeting the fuel vent line conne
  10. I traced the lines - unless it is behind the carbon canister (I would have to take the canister off to get to it), part number 8 is not in there. Where should it be in my pics?
  11. I replaced number 6 on the canister already - I still have number 9. Do you think my car doesn't have part 8?
  12. Following up on this thread from three years ago: I changed 996.605.201.01, but I still get a very loud, throaty noise when I drive for long distances. I finally decided to take the car apart again today, and darn it if I can't figure out where 996.605.213.01 goes. Everyone says it's behind the headlight, but I don't see anything. Here is what my car looks like. Should I be changing the part with the orange cap just behind the filler (http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/106-FUEL-Replacing_Your_Fuel_Line_Vent_Valve/106-FUEL-Replacing_Your_Fuel_L
  13. I have a 2009 Cayenne that, the day it hit 60,000 miles, started getting a serious thumping under the center console. I ordered the new EPS bearing and took it to the local Porsche shop. They removed the driveshaft and installed the new rubber front and the new bearing. However, the car is still shaking somewhat right around 30 mph. I suspect they did not reinstall the driveshaft the same way it came out, and it is out of balance. Couple questions - does that sound reasonable? How would they rebalance the driveshaft? Or, do I need to replace the driveshaft as well?
  14. I'm looking for both a tumbler (similar to this one): and a plastic water bottle that would fit in the middle cupholders of my 2009 Cayenne. About the only thing I have that fits is the plastic Starbucks container: Any help or ideas are much appreciated.
  15. I know that this has been discussed before, just looking for some BTDT stories. Sounds like Phillips is the way to go: http://www.philipshidkits.com/h7-xenon-philips-slim-ballast-hid-conversion-kits/ What options should I pick? Probably go with 4200K as I want as white a light as possible. Do I need a relay cable? I assume not, since I don't think the 98s have the fancy sensors that care about headlight wattage. Anyone use this kit and have tips?
  16. I had been using the iPod interface for my 2009 Cayenne, and it worked great, but the wife wanted the Nano, so I just went and bought a 16 GB stick to use in the Cayenne. It mostly works well, but there are certain tracks that it sees, but will not play - it will just skip over them. I've reformatted the stick and dropped the music on again to make sure it wasn't an issue with the stick, but the same songs are still having the issue. Can the PCM 3 play VBR MP3s - I'm not sure that that is the issue, just trying to figure out what might be different about these certain tracks. Any other ideas
  17. Fluid got changed on average every 15K miles. 47K total miles on the transmission. I didn't notice any metal fragments during the last fluid change, but I didn't look closely either. No grinding or mechanical issues. However, based on how the gears looked, there obviously WERE at least metal shavings in the oil, because the spider gear was losing chunks. I hit DEs a few times a year, never drag the car, so yes, it does seem odd.
  18. I've had the 3.4 in my 98 for four years now, and maybe have 4,000 miles with it in the car. I had a Quaife installed yesterday to cure some wheelspin, and the mechanic showed me that the original OEM differential was starting to eat into the spider gears, and he said it was lucky that I changed the differential when I did, because it was about to get much worse. Would something like that be caused by the extra power? My mechanic didn't think so - he thought it was a manufacturing defect. Has anyone else had similar issues?
  19. One other wrinkle - I have traction control, which I turn off every time I drive. I assume I don't want to leave it on when I have the LSD in. I've heard varying things about getting it removed - some people have told me that I can turn it off by re-programming the computer, others have told me I need to swap out the entire ABS unit. Anyone know for sure?
  20. One of the things I've noticed somewhat on the street and A LOT on the track after swapping in the 3.4 996 engine is that I get a lot of rear wheel chatter putting the power down out of a corner. I have been advised that installing an LSD would cure that problem. So, it's between a Quaife and a Guard. I am leaning towards the Quaife - the car is still mostly a street car, and it sounds like that is the best for the street. However, I am hoping that it would help on the track as well. Thoughts? Anyone BTDT?
  21. For the last couple years, I have had a very slow leak between the thermostat housing and the block. I figured this year I would just replace the whole housing and gasket, as well as refill with new coolant. Everything went fine today, and I got all of the bolts on the thermostat housing tightened. I filled up with coolant, and before I even started the car or bled the system, I noticed that the new thermostat gasket was leaking as well. So, I drained the new coolant. What now? Is it a matter of getting some sealant and using that instead of the gasket? I'm sure the block is somewhat warped
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