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  1. I have the DR650GW 2 channel cams hard wired through the fuse box, but don't have the Power Magic Pro. I've had the cams installed for over a year now and have never had any electrical problems. (997.2 Turbo)
  2. I have driven in winter with Pirelli P Zero tyres and have not had any problem in 12 Scottish winters with snow up to around 8" deep. Cars driven have been 996 C4 and 997.1 C4S. I now have a 997.2 Turbo but will fit winter tyres this time around to ensure I have traction due to the extra power. Tyres have had at least around 5mm of tread left, anything less would cause problems. Winter tyres will always be better than all year round and summer tyres. You need to drive smoothly, with no sudden changes in speed or direction, using the gears to slow you down.
  3. This is an alternative IMS bearing solution that I have just come across:- http://www.design911.co.uk/fu/pt856_1748_-cma81-cmo110/Porsche/996--911--1997-05/Intermediate-shaft/ The website also provides links to the installation procedure.
  4. I am looking for some advice/way forward - I have an issue trying to purchase Porsche Warranty, in that Porsche UK state they will not perform the 111 point check and issue a warranty unless 3rd party electrical items are permanently removed from the car - these items are a dash cam and a Tracker unit, both of which are hard wired through the fuse box. The Story:- A few months ago I purchased a used 997.2 Turbo (MY2010, 29000 miles) from an independent dealer. (Actually deals with new Bentleys, Lambo's and Aston Martins. My car was a part-ex against a new Bentley.) I stated the car must h
  5. I have searched the forums and have read through the various views and recommendations but I still have a further question that I hope someone will be able to help me with. For the UK, I have been told that tyres must have an "N" rating, which indicates that the side walls of the tyres are of sufficient strength to prevent them from popping off the rims due to the high forces involved in corning. I am looking to fit winter tyres but non of the suppliers are able to provide this N rating, but have stated their tyres will fit the car (MY '99 996 C4). Tyres that "fit" are one thing but tyres th
  6. As mentioned above, the C4 is not a true "4x4". I guess the Audi was?? This will be my 4th winter with the C4 and apart from the minor inconvenience of shovelling snow from the wheels on my drive, it's been fine. I haven't noticed the front slipping/spinning but have seen the old "rooster tails" from the back but the PSM kicks in and transfers the power to calm things down. The car has remained on the straight and narrow, does not squirm about and feels in control. As long as you can drive in the snow, I don't think there is much to worry about.
  7. Am wondering if you have winter tyres fitted?? I also have a 996 ('99) C4 that I have run in the winter with P-Zero's, and generally it's been OK except for getting on the driveway. I have a fairly sharp turn, minor incline, and have found in snow more than 6" deep that the front wheels don't move but the rear spins. Gentle rocking back and forth and much shovelling of snow is requried to get the car on the driveway. I'm thinking about fitting snow tyres this winter as I am planning several trips to the hills for snowboarding (I'm located in Scotland). I have kind of convinced myself it's a
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