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You could go with sport clutch and light weight flywheel (LWF). I did this on my 2003 cab. This is a costly upgrade. It took a day to relearn to drive the vehicle and the car did spin up faster. 30K on the setup without issues, mechanically speaking. However this assy did make lots more transmission noise and a very loud clackity-clack noise (diesel truck sounds) that could drive you crazy. Looking back for a street only vehicle, I would go with replacing the clutch with the original assy. It was a lot of fun. Replace the flywheel seal and upgrade the clutch fork while you are in there. If the RMS is leaking, have it fixed. If the RMS is not leaking, I would leave it alone. (if you replace the RMS it adds one hour to the repair plus $40ish in parts). As a side note, if you are attempting burn-out driving, this is not the vehicle!. I would not suggest driving this way. The tranny is the weak link and that type of driving will cost you a ton of money. Shift slow, drive fast and be safe. Mookster
mookster posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)2003 996 Cab CEL came on this evening. Codes: P0300 and P0304, misfire at #4. Coil pack(s) going bad? Diagnosis and input appreciated. Thanks in advance
Thank you for the responses thus far. I am familiar with Porsche automobiles and a long time subscriber to excellence Magazine. My goal is to get some real world owner input. I like the C4 body lines but is it worth the extra money form a performance stand point? Can anyone share some pricing points bought or sold? I appreciate pros or cons. Weight has been mentioned. Additional feedback is appreciated.
Sold my 2003 C4 cab and looking to replace it with a '02-04 model C4/C4S coupe 1. What are some of the problem areas I need to know about the car? 2. Are they reliable daily drivers? 3. Current pricing on 2002-2004 in the area of 40k miles? 4. Any special servicing compared to the C2 I can anticipate the obvious; brakes, tires and rotors but what else do I need to know? Feedback is appreciated
I need an independent shop recommendation at/near Duluth GA to complete a PPI on a 2002 996. Please include the name of the shop address and telephone number of the shop if you respond. Your help is appreciated in advance.
Time to finish the thread. The final problem was a leaking vacuum reservoir (part 933 110 140 03) behind/lower then the alternator. I would never had found this leak as a DIYer. The shop smoke tested the system and found the leak. The leak was not obvious thus the post and part number. part $27 Diagnostic prior to repair 1.5 hours Alternator R&I 1.0 Retest 1 hour
2003 996 Cab, 68k miles I have the Durametric code reader software The check engine light has come on 2 times with the following codes P0491 Secondary air system bank 1 P0492 Secondary air system bank 2 And 9114 PCM control unit. The software does not allow me to clear this code Any help with the codes and cause is greatly appreciated.
Closing this thread. The motor did not have to be R&I to remove cam sensor on the right side. Diagnosis for the problem 1 hour, repair time to reach and R&R the sensor in the vehicle 2 hours, 996 606 106 03 is the part number. Thank you to everyone who replied.
Just off the phone with the mechanic: Cam sensor is bad on the right side of the motor. Only code pending is T0349. The T0335 code has been cleared. Shop claims repair time to replace sensor is .8 hours. Shop claims they need to drop motor/trans assy for 10.5 hours 1. Does the motor/trans need to be dropped for this operation? 2. What is the book time for motor/trans assy drop. Mitchell book with a/c 8.1 hours for drop plus 1 hour with ac, 9.1 hour for R&I. 3. If a partial drop is warranted, what is the fair time to to complete this operation? if partial drop is completed what will be the labor time to adjuster to replace the sensor? Any help is appreciated
The drama continues: I just received a voice mail from my mechanic. One of the culprits causing my CEL is the cam sensor. It appears the motor will need to be R&I. Is that correct? What is the the estimate labor time to R&I the motor. Anyone have a part number for the sensor? Any reasonable "while you are in there" projects I should be aware of while the motor is down? Any advise or input is appreciated.
Loren, Thank you for your timely replay. Where are the sensors located so I can look into this further?
2003 996 Cab, 67,000 miles My first CEL experience P0349 Phase sensor 2 camshaft, sub code 113 hall effect sensor P0335 RPM input circuit, sub code 110 9114 Cluster I did clear the codes and when I took the car down the street the codes reappeared. It appears ignition related and most likely a sensor(s) gone bad. Any input to to what may be involved or parts needed? Thanks in advance
mookster posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)2003 996 Cab The battery in my key fob went dead. I changed the battery. The key fob does not remotely unlock/lock the doors at this time. Does anyone know how to reprogram the key fob? Thank you for your help in advance. Mookster
2003 996 Cab, standard suspension, Bilstein components I just replaced my shocks, springs, struts, and sway bars with a oem euro-spec suspension assembly. I did save the old parts. The 911 suspension components could be rebuilt to an owners specifications. Can the 996 shocks and struts be rebuilt to the euro specs? Who/what shops complete this service? Estimated cost? TIA for your help.
mookster replied to bgwvdave's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I just replace both struts and rear shocks -Parts for M030 kit, Euro suspension $1403 (springs, struts, shocks, sway bars and misc parts) -Labor 7.5 hours -The alignment is separate -The only surprise parts I encountered was I needed to replace the strut mounts -The shipping of parts was extra I have 2003, Cab just for the comparison