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  • Present cars
    996 GT3 Manthey
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    996 GT2
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    993 C4
  1. ^^ yeah, what he said :lol:
  2. I'll let Manthey, JZM, and the Rupert Lewin Racing team that they were wrong on filling the coolant with the engine running ;)
  3. It's fine to fill up when the engine is at normal operating temp. No need to wait until it is cool.
  4. Don't forget that topping up coolant requires the engine to be held at a steady 5k rpm or so whilst filling... this will charge the system correctly and eliminate some of the possibly trapper air). At the same time, check the hoses at the back of the engine... the jubilee clips sometimes have a way of working themselves slightly loose thereby causing leaks (at high pressure often). I understand the GT3 engine is filled with coolant at the factory by a process that rotates the engine whilst filling to ensure air leaks are fully removed... sadly not something we can do easily!
  5. Tar remover to begin with. Alcohol to prep.
  6. I have the Manthey Uniball strut tops and am running over 3 degrees negative camber on my front. The real benefit of the monoball strut tops, however, is the increased caster provided (currently set at about 8 degrees). The additional caster provides much sharper turn in, increased stability on the straight ahead, and zero lateral deflection mid-bend.
  7. In the UK, Densions are very popular and are also retailed and installed through a major car-parts chain (Halfords). They are available through a number of online retailers, and they also come up on eBay quite often. the Icelink doesn't have a big control box either: for pre-MOST cars (pre-facelift 996), it's just a cable and inline module that is about as discreet as it comes. This is handy as you can stsh the iPod in a number of places: under the carpet, under the seat, in the glovebox etc.
  8. That's strange... because my iPod has been controlled perfectly fine by the CDR22 (Becker) since using the Dension Ice-Link. Do a bit more research: www.dension.com
  9. Assuming the CDR220 is the same as the CDR22 as branded in Europe, I have a Dension Ice-Link hooked up between the iPod and CDR. The iPod is recognised as a CD changer by the headunit. Limitations are that you only have direct access to the first 5 playlists via the headunit, and to access the other playlists you need to use the iPod clickwheel. All in all, it's a painless setup that took 5 minutes to install. The Dension also charges/powers the iPod when it's attached. I believe that Dension also supports the MOST bus.
  10. Hi, It looks like the PET you have does not cover all the models :unsure: . Namely, it doesn't seem to account for the Mk1 Clubsport as a separate model on the 99-01 model years. The PET you have is correct in that it seems to cover (using your interpretation of the '-01') the Mk1 Comfort as having the DMFW, but following that logic the PET also omits the standard Mk2 Comfort model... :unsure: and also the RS... :unsure: what is the M004 "Street" version?
  11. I'm not sure what you are saying... All I see in that picture of your PET is that the "M002" and "M003" both had the DMFW (which is what I said that the Mk2 Comfort and Clubsport both had the DMFW). Your PET doesn't indicate the 1999-2001 Mk1 GT3 which is what I was clarifying for the OP. The 996 GT3 RS definitely came with a LWFW as standard. If you don't believe me, ask any of the 996RS owners here in the UK or feel free to call any of the specialist dealer garages. Cheers -
  12. Your PET doesn't cover all the car models. The Mk1 was never Federalised for the North American market. I was merely clarifying the difference between the Mk1 CS and Mk1 Comfort - that they had different flywheels as standard. The Mk2 came as 2 models: Comfort or Clubsport spec. Both had the DMFW. The 996 GT3 RS (which I don't believe was Federalised for the US either) came with the LWFW.
  13. As it has already been pointed out, it really depends on where the nail is, and how 'clean' the entry of the nail is. The 'best' you can hope for (other than not getting a nail in the first place!) is that the nail is in the middle of the tyre carcass and the nail is in the middle of a tread block. This is where there is least lateral movement in the tyre. I was at the 'Ring a couple weeks ago, and late on a Saturday I noticed a nail in my left rear causing a very slow leak. Local garages were out of 295 tyres, so I brought the car to one of the local race garages. They plugged the tyre
  14. Almost... The GT3 Mk1 came in 2 versions: Comfort and ClubSport. The Mk1 Comfort came with a dual mass flywheel. The Mk1 Clubsport came with a single mass flywheel. All versions of the Mk2 came with a dual mass flywheel. The RS came with a single mass flywheel.
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