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About mobil1nsx

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  1. Had same thing happen to my C4S.....2 weeks on vacation, came back car sounded like didnt want to start....started drove couple miles and stopped for gas...car sounded like didnt want to start but did. Got the lights mentioned above plus Engine light(fixed) and Drive to dealer warning..... drove it home, charged battery for couple hours...tested voltage off @ 12.6 and running at 13.8.....I tyipcally leave all my cars on 2 am battery tenders since dont drive them but every few weeks due to travel. Hooked up DMetric, had abunch of misfire codes on various cylinders and cleared fault codes Op
  2. MY central locking red light came on again. Didn't do it when I had it in at dealership in DFW despite fact I downloaded the alarm codes for them and left with service manager. It came back on again about 50 miles after leaving dealership on way to Houston. Probably a door micro switch or regulator. Since it's under warranty, I want to take to dealership for repair and would like to know if anyone can recommend one in the Houston area. I am down by Galveston so Momentum Porsche and Katy Porsche/Audi are closest with Woodlands/N Houston Porsche farthest. Anyone recommend one over the other?
  3. Oh, I forgot to answer, I don't Track this car, C4S is too heavy for my taste for track car. I have a highly modified dedicated track only car for that fix, not Porsche related but it's a highly modified NSX down to ~ 2200lbs and ~ 520HP, all aluminum and CF. They all said :"You can't improve what the Honda F1 engineers designed for power and reliability". Recurring theme you hear with car clubs for Porsche/Ferrari/Lambo...what have you.... if you are determined and don't have to follow a corp. budget to get a product out the door at X dollar, it's amazing what you can do. This is the first
  4. Thanks for good wishes! I don't have kids so I have always had a Plethora of exotic cars all with their own unique set of problems waiting to bite you 8-) It's all part of car ownership at this level, porsches are actually not as bad cost wise as other marques in the 75-200K price range. I don't expect the C4S not to leak since they put the same exact parts back in to stop it...come on!!!, they were just filling the extended warranty requirements and getting a little revenue in the dealership and I am aware of all of this.... When it bleeds its final precious porsche body fluids on my
  5. I must say, based on your story you are handling this situation far better than I would in the same circumstances.................... Kind of scary to me that you needed a third seal/IMS seal after only 5K mi'les from previous one?? Do you track your car at all?? When I read your story, as a mechanical engineer I wonder if there is a more significant "run-out" of your crankshaft that causes these seal failures?? I guess I am just lucky as my 02 C4S is still on the original RMS and IMS seals with 39K miles. Thanks for sharing your story and I hope this is the last "seal" incident you have of
  6. I always see post about Extended Warranties and of course, RMS/IMS. This may help others...... My 04 C4S just had it's 3rd RMS/IMS reseal yesterday. First covered by Porsche during initial warranty and two times now with extended warranty. FYI, I bought the car from Porsche dealer as well as extended warranty when original ran out. I also made it a habit to have dealership change oil/filter regularly. I felt it might help if in the future should the car develop a 2nd RMS leak, under extended warranty, to have Porsche dealer deal with the Ext Warranty company. Original RMS at 26K miles
  7. I Have a 2002 C4S and last year (early 08) the Porsche dealer noticed oily engine during routine oil change and diagnosed RMS (44K miles). I keep a sterile garage and never even noticed a drop on the floor. Since it was still under after market dealer warranty, they replaced the seal for small decuctable and offered a new clutch kit R&R for parts cost only. One year and less then 2,000 miles later, I know have a pronounced 25cent drop of oil from RMS. It was nice getting a clucth for $800 but I traded it out for a more pronounced RMS leak. I will take it back in for oil change here shortl
  8. I always wondered if a 996TT engine can be installed in my 02 C4S 6 speed. Does anyone know if the C4S manual tranny is the same as the TT since both are AWD? I would think among others items to address would be side venting for coolers, etc. It seems an interesting option.
  9. I have searched numerous forums for fitment of a 02 OEM Turbo Decklid/Spoiler install on a 02 C4S. Looks like several have done this on "CAB's" but nothing noted on the"Coupes". I noted the hydraulics on Turbo decklid require modification /relocation on C4S air intake. Anyone know if the OEM turbo decklids fit on the C4S COUPES? Thanks in advance for your assitance :D
  10. Did you try pushing the volume button? that turns mute on and off. For your code try 0968 or 0966 Thanks Loren for the suggestion.....It was not the MUTE switch.... When I replaced the battery...I was hoping that if I R & R'd the Battery quickly enough with the help of another person (<30 sec), maybe there would be enough capacitive charge or luck to avoid the radio code issue.... I'm not sure what happened but looks like the radio "locked up" in "MUTE" mode.....Volume/Mute switch would not toggle between Mute and Volume states. At any rate, I re-disconnected the bat
  11. Hey Loren, I searched thru other post but could not find a solution. Radio Code Issue after battery replacement: 2002 C4S Becker1 4362 #15004153 24/99 Problem is...radio only says "MUTE" and does not ask for a code...which I don't have anyway.. It allowed me to get SN's and radio type after holding TP but then returns to MUTE when radio is turned OFF and ON... Any suggestion? Thanks a million! jon
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