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    2000 996 C2 black convertible
    2005 Cayenne S Teal Green

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  1. 1999 996 convertible Manual ROW (Melbourne, Australia) Car runs a little rough yesterday (cold weather?). Found a small pool of liquid on garage floor under the engine this morning. Not oil, nor water either. no smell, a bit thicker than water with a little greenish tinge. photos below. Would someone pls suggest possible causes? plan to bring it to the mechanic next week. Thanks, gaoo
  2. Thanks for the explanation. I may need to go through your explanation several times more in order to fully understand. ;-) I just purchased a Durametric Diagnose Tool and havnt tried on the Cayenne yet. So I need to toggle the switch 5 times within 5 sec to bypass the mObridge to enable Durametric, and once done, to toggle the switch 5 times again to return normal mObridge operations, correct? Not sure about 'Once the bypass feature has been activated, the MOST bus will be broken for 2 seconds and the feature cannot be activated again for a further 10 seconds.' Please explai
  3. Thanks. Anything to do with Mobridge ipod system? That's the only after-market installation I knew. gaoo
  4. Hi All, Can someone please tell me what this switch is for? (see photo) It's next to the data port under steering wheel. 2005 Cayenne S, ROW Many thanks. gaoo
  5. Happened several times in 2nd gear, once or twice in 1st gear, no problem in other gears. Doesnt feel like clutch slipping, nor there's any grinding. Was just lack of power for a second or two ( felt like there's a 1 or 2 second 'delay' when depress the pedal, then all become normal again). I'll see if they can find anything when the car's been serviced next week.
  6. Hi there. Help needed! Have had 99 996 RHD with me for couple of years as my daily drive. No major issue so far (touch wood). but lately experienced a 'problem' several times: change into 2nd gear, depress the pedal, no instant response ( better to say, car still pulls, but very much lack of power), then a second or two later, the response comes back, car accelerates as normal. Happened in the past month 5~6 times, never twice on the same day, felt once in 1st gear. more under cold engine condition but not all. Car was due a 120,000km service 2 months ago (delayed simply been lazy and too bu
  7. thanks loren. spoke to my panel shop and a porsche mechanical specialist today. was told that chassis, real axle, suspension/brakes will all be checked. rear right quarter panel and wheel be replaced. and any other things found along the way. will run a diagnose as well. last similar job they did on a 996 totaled AUS$35,000 (body work + mechanics). Guess i'd find out in 4~5 weeks time about mine :-)
  8. help! 1999 996 C2 Manual convertible. Right Hand Drive. was hit by a truck last Friday as i was driving through an intersection. The truck ran through the red light and hit me on rear right wheel area. the rear right quarter panel / lights /wheel were damaged. I drove the car 2 blocks back to my garage and only then found the rear wheel was bent out an angle. Now the car was towed to the penal shop. My question is: apart from the obvious body damage, what mechanical damages maybe caused by the accident, and how to find out more? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Hi there, would some one help me with the part number of the rubber 'curtain' thing underneath the back deck lid on my 1999 996 convertible (3rd item from left in the photo)? mine was torn. thanks, gaoo
  10. thanks to all for the help and to 'Porschelibrarian' for email me the font. The actual font I'm looking for are those on later model Carrera996/997/Boxster/Cayman ... something like this:
  11. could any one please tell me what font does porsche use and where can I find it? thanks
  12. mayb this is the solution: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=2949 gaoo
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