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About silotwo

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    Allentown Pa
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  • Present cars
    2004 Porsche 996
    2006 Lexus RX330
    2002 Oldsomobile Aurora 4.0
  • Former cars
    1968 Porsche 911L
    1969 Corvette
    1970 Mach I
    1980 Saab 900T
    1966 Mustang GT
  1. Just thought I'd add that the CPO warranty does not appear to cover mufflers, sport or otherwise. If it is covered under another warranty (which would likely be the case only if recently installed), you may have a shot. And you can always drop into another dealer, my experience is that most dealers love doing warranty work when possible/excusable. You may want to ask the dealer's service manager to research this. Thanks everyone. The car is CPO until 1/2010. I'll check out the warranty question as I assume that it is just going to get worse over time.
  2. My o4 996C2 has had exhaust rattles since I bought it, the dealer tried to fix it by adjusting and tightenting the exhaust tips with no success. The rattles, and now noises, have gradually gotten worse and most lately their is a pinging sound from the left side when going around a hard right. The ping sounds very much like an ignition ping but the dealer said that it wasn't possible because of the knock sensor. A few days ago I started to drive with the PSE turned OFF - and viola - no rattles, no ping. My question is if it is possible that the PSE valving is the problem? My dealer tends t
  3. I have no idea what the statistics are, but I'm willing to bet there are a lot more folks like me: I bought a 5 year old car with 32K on it, and, 4 years and 50K miles later it has required ZERO unscheduled maintenance in a shop, indy or dealer. Sure, I've had to adjust the hood latch, clean out the water drains, and, finally, replace a cracked coolant tank. I hardly consider that record, over 50,000 miles to represent excessive maintenance nor an inadequately engineered car. I am glad to hear this! I am hoping the service writer was just having a bad day when he spoke with me. I cou
  4. Be grateful for CPO and take the new motor and go enjoy the ride. The advice I was given by the P dealer service writer on my 04, was "drive the hell out of it while under CPO, and if the IMS fails take the motor under CPO and enjoy the car, if it doesn't go, trade the car one day before CPO expires". The discussion came up because I had my car in the shop and while I was there they were replacing an RMS on an '05 997. About a week later I stopped by for a coffee and visit the shop, the same 05 997 is in the air and I watch as they jack a crate motor into it. I asked what happened and was
  5. I don't have TPMS, but I would've assumed that they checked the pressure when I went in for my 2 yr service?? Thanks for your reply. I would not assume that the dealer correctly inflated your tires at service. At my 30k mile service I noticed the car making loud noise on the way home, checked my tire pressure the next day when cold and they were an honest 5lb underinflated at all 4 corners. I properly inflated the tires and the noise instantly disappeared. I am not saying tire pressure is the cause of your noise, I am just saying it is better to check than to assume dealer has things co
  6. Thank you. Interestingly enough I read through the thread you recommended and considered that the seal could be the problem and that even though it is brand new a good cleaning and lube might be worth a try. I just picked the car up from the dealer because they called and said "we made some adjustments". Because the problem only exists when the sun is not out, I agreed to test drive it tonight. Anyway, when I got there I checked it out and I could see an oily look on the roof at the windshield seal so I pulled it back and sure enough the sprayed the heck out of it with some penetrating oil.
  7. Does anyone have the specifics on installing a windshield in an 04 996C2? I had a new windshield installed from the dealer, they subbed the work to safelite, and now when the sun is NOT out it sounds like hail hitting the windshield. I had the luggage lid open while driving back in april, dealer replaced the hood and windshield and during the painting process they removed the roof rails. I never had this noise prior to the repair. My contention is that when the sun is out it is generating heat through the windshield and thus making the seals more pliable. When the sun is out the noise is
  8. 04 C2 36,000 miles purchased as a CPO in 8/07 with 24,500 miles. Service records show previous owner had all scheduled maintainance performed on time and new N spec tires installed at 20k miles. No records of any unscheduled repairs done by previous owner. RMS, clutch, and battery replaced by dealer during CPO certification. Dealer said clutch was "okay" but decided to replace it while they were doing the RMS. Engine is completely dry and uses no oil. I had 30k mile service done with no issues I had the starter interlock switch at the clutch pedal replaced and this is the only i
  9. Well, the car is back in my hands but it goes back to the Porsche dealer in Allentown Pa next week as nearly everything they touched needs to be done over - had I not seen the car in progress at their shop I would swear that they subbed the work to Maco, again, this is the Porsche dealer in Allentown Pennsylvania, I highly do not recommend their body shop. As for the luggage lid warning light, it now works perfectly. The service department swears that they didn't touch it, it simply just operates at "manufacturer spec". I did notice however that now it is impossible to lower the lid with
  10. I can certainly identify with the "stupid" part. When it happened in my TR3 (you have to be old to remember that little roadster), I had failed to use the big T-handle to lock down the two front corners of the hood after having worked on it for an extended period. There was no safety catch. Just plain stupid. That steel hood probably weighed 5 times the 996 hood, if not more, so it did not lift until speed was up on the interstate highway (285 for you ATL area guys). Then, it went very quickly, snapped off the chrome hinges, smashed the windshield and sailed off behind me like a berserk fris
  11. By no means do I mean to minimize your experience or your horror while it was happening. In fact, it happened to me in a TR3 many years ago and frightened me silly. At the same time, I find it hard to accept that not having a light to warn of the lid being less than fully latched is a "safety hazard" .... if that is what you mean. I have never owned a vehicle with a light to warn me that the front lid was unlatched. My 996 (MY00) does not have one. I have always understood that this is what the safety catch / release is for. When the 996 went to the electric release in 01, surely they did n
  12. My owners manual cleary shows and describes the function of the warning light in the dash, mine is an '04, and yes, it is definitely a safety hazard. I feel very lucky that I was able to get off the road with out hitting another car or anything else. Also very fortunate that I have a great insurance company. I had the car towed to the shop on Wednesday and a check for total amount less $100.00 deductible arrived at my home yesterday. I also found it interesting that the insurance company considers it a comprehensive claim if the hood remains attached to the vehichle, apparantly they have d
  13. I am trying to find out how the luggage lid warning indicator works on an 04 996C2. I had an accident where I must have failed to engage the latch and a few miles down the road the lid blew open and on top of scaring me nearly to death it caused about $3,700 in damage including breaking the windshield. I have a habit of checking the indicator lights with key on and the dash indicator is not burned out. The indicator does not work with the car running and the lid open. The dealer tried to tell me that there is no such warning light but I know it worked when I bought the car because I checked
  14. :rolleyes: Agreed, paying the $134.00 wasn't at all painful, I am just perplexed at Porsche's logic. They tout buying Certified Pre-owned and the benefit of full factory warranty, and the literature sure leads you to believe that other than squeaks and rattles your fully covered. I spent months battling a clutch slave issue and finally asked the dealer to simply install a new one as I was more than willing to pay for it. The dealer actually refused saying "oh no, that's a warrantied part" long story short I finally got it replaced and they did it under warranty. The good news is that the war
  15. I have an 04 996C2 and a few weeks ago the car developing starting problems in temperatures below 34 degrees. It would either make a growling sound or no sound at all but after 6 to 12 attempts she would finally start. Whenever temp was above 34 it would start no problem what so ever. Last week it wouldn't start and I got a littly annoyed and slammed the clutch pedal down and noticed it started right up. So, I dropped it at the dealer this week as the weather called for some artic temps. First day they called and said no problem, starts all the time. I asked them to keep it overnight again
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