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    '99 996
    '74 911 RSR DE Project
    '87 944 Father/Son project
    '93 BMW 525i
    '96 Suburban
    '91 Winnebago
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    '84 Carrera targa
    '84 944

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  1. Start by removing the air filter/metering unit. Two clips hold the Air Fuel Meter cable in place. Disconnect AFM connector and set aside.Remove single bolt holding AF assembly (13mm) and tilt unit back to remove. Set aside. Remove 2 bolts and 1 nut (10mm) holding air pump. One nut holds the Coolant Reservoir. Set aside. I used some string to pull it away from CR. Drain antifreeze by means of drain plug at the bottom of engine. Drain just enough to empty CR, then a little more. I used an aluminum turkey tray to hold antifreeze and reuse. Loosen 3 spring clamps holding hoses to CR. There are two fuel lines that will prevent you from removing the tank from the engine compartment. Loosen (17 & 19mm) them and tuck away (see picture). Disconnect tank sensor. In my car, it seems like it was leaking... (see picture) Slide tank towards engine and maneuver tank out. Be careful with other hoses and electrical connectors. Reverse the procedure to install. Add antifreeze, purge and check for leaks.
  2. Replacing the Coolant Reservoir on a MY99 996 Start by removing the air filter/metering unit. Two clips hold the Air Fuel Meter cable in place. Disconnect AFM connector and set aside.Remove single bolt holding AF assembly (13mm) and tilt unit back to remove. Set aside. Remove 2 bolts and 1 nut (10mm) holding air pump. One nut holds the Coolant Reservoir. Set aside. I used some string to pull it away from CR. Drain antifreeze by means of drain plug at the bottom of engine. Drain just enough to empty CR, then a little more. I used an aluminum turkey tray to hold antifreeze and reuse. Loosen 3 spring clamps holding hoses to CR. There are two fuel lines that will prevent you from removing the tank from the engine compartment. Loosen (17 & 19mm) them and tuck away (see picture). Disconnect tank sensor. In my car, it seems like it was leaking... (see picture) Slide tank towards engine and maneuver tank out. Be careful with other hoses and electrical connectors. Reverse the procedure to install. Add antifreeze, purge and check for leaks. Author ninerguru Category Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and Repairs Submitted 02/10/2006 01:41 PM  
  3. Driver's side from rear to front of car are 1, 2 and 3. Pass side from rear to front are 4, 5 and 6. You are looking for the center cyl on the pass side. Lou
  4. One of my neighbors was cut off and ran into a curb. He's looking to replace the right rear wheel on a 2003 C4S. Can anyone provide a part number so he can shop around for it? BTW, the car was a gift from his wife for his 60th birthday! Thanks! Lou
  5. Kevin, at least in the US models if you twist the clock adjusting knob (I think to the left) and hold, the units will change from US to metric and viceversa. Don't know if it is a worldwide feature. Lou
  6. Between the lower suspension trailing arm and the actual chassis, right below the CV joint, you just want to gently lower the suspension arm... Lou
  7. When I did mine, I used a long breaker bar to gently push the lower suspension arm down in order to install the bolt. Good Luck! Lou
  8. Jonny, I also have a '99 that I drive at the track and experienced the same problem. I believe it had something to do with the tank and not the sensor. Porsche updated the tank a couple of times. I had a leak in the original tank and replaced it. Since then, I had not had problems with the flashing light after driving at the track. I posted the tank replacement procedure a few months ago. Search for it if interested... Lou
  9. I'm in the process of installing some Cobra aftermarket seats on our '99 C2 that is used for Driver's Ed. I had one of the OEM seats removed for fitting since I was able to obtain a set of used frames to use for mounting. Since my wife also drives at the track, the idea is to retain the power seats and memory functions... Anyway, my ABL came on. I noticed that there is a connector that goes into the seatback. I am assuming that it provides some info to CPU to let it know when someone is sitting in the car. I put an ohmmeter and read 8 ohms... Has anyone installed aftermarket seats and found a way to dissable the ABL? I will get an 8ohm resistor and attach it to the empty connector to see what happens. Will disconnecting the battery clear the light or does it need to be reselt with the P-tool? Thanks for any input! Lou
  10. Abe, I installed H&R springs on my '99 Carrera without undoing the ball joints. Search for my screen name "ninerguru". I'm pretty sure the Boxter will be the same... Lou
  11. For what is worth, I had one of those lights go out on my car also... I was able to find one at my local Volvo dealer. All you have to make sure is that they are of the correct wattage. Light bulb should have a number telling what the wattage is. My Porsche dealer did not have one in stock, took my chances at a VW dealer and finally got lucky at the Volvo place... Lou
  12. On a 996, you first remove the airbox held in place by a 13mm bolt towards the back of the car. You also need to unplug the MAF sensor and dislodge its cable from two clips that hold it to the airbox. Once you get the air box out, use a wrench as shown to loosen the auto tensioner. Replace belt and re-assemble. Airbox has two pins at bottom that fit in holes to position it in place. Oh, you must loosen the air tube clamp that holds it in place by the throttle. Make sure that the belt is properly seated in the pulleys. Should take about 20 minutes. Good luck! Lou
  13. On my late '99 C2, I was experiencing the flasing light during track events. I also had a tank leak that was dropping antifreeze on the exhaust. After replacing the tank, the light went away even while tracking the car. I think that I read somewhere that the latest tanks had a redesigned "window" for the sensor. BTW, the sensor just plugs into the tank using a bayonet lock. No coolant loss if you remove it from the tank. Lou
  14. I'm quite happy with my H&Rs. Went with them after riding with another instructor that had them on his 996. My car was lowered about 3/4" all around. Just enough to lower center of gravity, but not enough to cause problems going up and down my driveway. My next step is to go with the H&R sway bars. I found my set on the web along with the M030 shocks. Shop around on Ebay since they usually come up... You can see my car at http://basketcasemotorsports.bravehost.com/ some before and afer shots. Good luck! Lou
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