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About Irksome

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    2003 Seal Grey 996 C2
  1. I just called my local Porsche dealership, and they quoted me $38 for the oil filter wrench. I'm going to try the cheaper tool recommended ('Flo Tool...') first, $38 seems a bit like highway robbery. But you might want to update the first post, $7-$22 doesn't seem to be correct, unless my dealership is just gouging me.
  2. Can someone explain what impact these two flaps have? I ripped one off at an autocross (death by cone!), and would like to understand what I'm living without.
  3. I was focused on MY needs, not YOUR announcements! ;) So, I contributed, how long til I gain access? Love your site, Loren. =)
  4. Ah, that makes sense. Loren, I would recommend you make that obvious, like make that list link non-paying members to a notice like you just posted. =) While this makes perfect sense, it was less than obvious from the TSB search function.
  5. Ignorant question, how do I see the actual TSB? I would like to review TSB 1701 (996 recommended oils), but I cannot find the actual TSB anywhere. I can find the TSB listed, but there are no links to take me to it. Help! =)
  6. Well, my car is a FORMER garage queen. I use it as a daily driver, and I've put on 3,000 miles in 3 months. Trust me, I drive it! I'm just trying to make sure the neglect from the past doesn't catch up to me unawares...
  7. Thanks for the maintenance link, that is awesome! I had already found and read many of the DIY guides, but had not discovered the maintenance schedules. It's funny, I read through the spark plug DIY last night, and felt up to that one. But the brake pad DIY scared me! I guess we all have our particular comfort zones, eh? ;) I'm definitely NOT going to attempt changing the belts myself, and the brake fluid one scares me a bit.
  8. I have been filling up exclusively with Chevron 91 octane (premium in California) since purchasing the car. Is that good enough, or do I need to buy the additive version? Thanks for the response, I'll look into the brake fluid, coolant, and belts. How can a novice check the belts? Is this something that I could look at myself and feel good about the results?
  9. I purchased a very nice 'garage queen' 2003 996 C2. On March 1 (4 years, 2 months after original purchase) it had 7800 miles on it. Today, I'm at 11,500 miles or so. 13 days after I bought it, the RMS failed badly, so I've had that replaced, and the clutch was evaluated to be in fine shape. Obviously, I had the oil (and filter) changed as part of that repair (it still had the original oil, nearly 5 years after manufacture!). The first two owners did literally zero maintenance on the car. The last owner did replace the battery about 6 months ago, when it died after the car sat in his ga
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