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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.
Irksome replied to jeneric996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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.
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.
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! =)
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...
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.
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?
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 garage for over 6 months. To my knowledge, that is the only time the car saw a mechanic. The car seems to be in fine shape, drives well, pulls hard, etc. What items should I be considering changing out in advance of their 'mileage' recommended cycle? Spark plugs? Brake fluid? Coolant? Air filter? ?? Sorry for such a newbie question, I'm a complete novice at maintaining my own vehicle, and definitely a novice regarding maintaining performance cars. Thanks in advance!