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    Washington D.C.
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2003 Carrera 2 Cabriolet
  • Former cars
    BMW M3
  1. I currently have 205K on my 99/996. Just got rear ended a few weeks back.....picking the car up tomorrow 9/30/2011 at the dealer hopefully, all is well and she's still purring like she did before the accident. Only problem, needed new bumpers, and a new AC Compressor and a few minor parts replacements. Can't wait to test drive .....Updates to follow.
  2. 99 C2 Coupe - 189,000 miles and running.....replaced tranny at 125K. Runs like a Champ..just had it serviced and the technician said that I have many miles to go..
  3. 1999 Carrera 178,000 and still running. no major problems....however, I did swap the tranny at about 125,000. Lovin it!!
  4. I have a 6 speed tranny..I was driving at approximately 65 mph and as I drove over a bridge..the stick came out of (6th) gear. At that point I knew I was in trouble. I had a porsche service center look at it and the result was......I had less than 1/2 quart of transmission fluid in the transmission. Scorched the internals beyond repair. Costly mistake...Please always check your tranny fluid....

  5. Hi Phil. Just saw your post. What happened to your tranny? I've got 130k on my 99 C4 and just wanted some info on what went wrong/warning signs etc. Auto/manual?

  6. I'm trying to replace the alternator on my 99' Carrera and I need some assistance. Can someone please send me a link or instructions on how to perform this DIY. thanks in advance!
  7. I have a 99' C2 with 155K on it and still running strong. I did had to drop a remanufactured tranny in her at ($5K) at 125K and a new clutch, but other than she's still purring!
  8. Rear Spoiler Does anyone have instructions on how to relocate the manual rear spoiler switch on a 996/Carrera. I would like to have it relocated to within arms reach. Please Advise....Thanks!
  9. After speaking to the shop manager, I'm beginning to feel that I'm being taken for a $pricey$ ride. It's apparent that when I mention to clean the ICV and throttle body he said that it'll idle by itself some of the time then it just dies out. I really don't believe that he's being honest with me.
  10. The tranny is a 6 speed C/2 Then start by cleaning the throttle body and idle control valve. I just spoke with the shop manager and he says the vehicle isn't presenting any fault codes. Therefore, he would like to swap out my ECU to verify if it's working properly. Please advise!
  11. I own a 1999 996 Coupe that has been in a local shop for approximately 4 months with this problem. The initial problem was I had the transmission replaced and since then the vehicle will not idle proper. The vehicle will start and run but, not without continually pressing the accelarator. I had the oil separator replaced and the MAF sensor. Can someone please offer some helpful advice. Thanks in advance! Concerned Porsche Owner
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