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    02 986S
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  1. It would be a good time to consider getting the Bentley's repair manual, though Pedro's instructions are virtually the same as the manual. It's simple to do, but the vaccum is the best route as mentioned by 1schoir
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  3. Very nice man, thanks for sharing. It's a great addition to my favorite bookmarks. Out of curiosity, how were the lifters? any stuck? Again, awesome job and thanks for sharing. Jim You can tell right away just by touch. It is very loose. In this picture you can see the visual signs. Over time springs can become weak and break. Right now, as I wait out this cold weather, I'm trying to decide if I should go ahead and replace all of them, so there is an equal amount of presure across the board. -k
  4. Scratch X is a diminishing compound not a filler. A synthetic chamois isn't terrible for drying a car, so long as you don't have hard water and you wash thoroughly. If it's 10 years old it's time to buy a new one, regardless. :) ScratchX won't do anything but lay on filler without a lot of application and elbow grease. Get a real compound, it's easy to find them at the store. 3M rubbing compound is one that's widely available. Try a small spot, and if it works do the rest.
  5. It's not even 2/3 of a beer job. Like Phil said, it's cheap and simple to do. Beats having it break while you're driving.
  6. I do my changes at 8,000 kms, so about 5,000 miles. I also change the oil just before I put it away for the winter months. Use a fresh filter and crush ring. (I do anyways)
  7. It seems all the stuff aside from track events are Toronto-centric. Also, it seems to me that the UCR club caters more to the "wine spritzer" set. Little to no DIY articles in the club mag. I joined more for the Pano club mag than for the UCR. Wine tasting, How to catch a budgie (last months Provo mag) doesn't interest me at all. (I'm more of a redneck lol) Check out the Canadian section on Rennlist.com. It's more active and has some get-togethers etc. Jim
  8. Why wouldn't you pass? it's stock right? I get them to do a 2 stage test. (no rollers) My 02 passed 4 days ago. imho, I wouldn't put any of that crap in my tank.
  9. This site and a couple of others are great resources for DIYers. So far i've been able to do all my own stuff, mainly maintence stuff. In 3 years of ownership of my 02 S i've only had to do the dust boots on the half shafts and replace an alternator aside from regular maint. With proper homework on the Car you're considering buying it's not too bad. There are some good online places for ordering parts rather than having to pay dealership prices. If you are considering non oem parts do your homework. Ebay etc is full of chinese parts. Prices might be attractive but you are getting what yo
  10. I just use the digital gauge for kms. From what I know if you swap out the gauges you'll lose the actual milage reading of your car. The digital kms/miles window will pass the RIV inspection fwiw.
  11. With that subject header you likely just annoyed half the 986 owners. It's not a poor mans porsche. It's the only mid engine cab that porsche currently makes. Only the misinformed would make such a statement. Since you're asking, using discount china build parts is up to you, it's your car. Seriously, 100 dollar half shafts?. I guess you won't like to spend 80+ dollars to do your own oil changes every 5k. This car is not your hyndai, doing a proper job of your maintinance/repairs is going to cost money. You bought the wrong car to try and nickel and dime it. My overall sense of your
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