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  1. Although this might be an event for a financial loss...think of it this way...time to upgrade to a 3.4 or 3.6 Liter engine!!! No better excuse.
  2. If it is anything like a 2000...at the top left and right, there are two latches. Open these up towards the center, pull out the windscreen. Pretty simple.
  3. I am going to have to agree. Although the colder air is technically better for combustion...you will likely feel very little to none. It might sound different being less restrictive. The only real way to know is to do it and see if you feel or hear a change. Without remapping the computer, it is still going to control the MAF and the flange to make the fuel to air mixture the same. The other thing to think about is that the cold air intake likely has an oiled filter that may adversely affect the operation of your MAF, causing it to become dirty and possibly destroyed. Periodic cleanin
  4. Not to scare any pure porschphiles...but a windshield is a windshield. As long as it looks the same and in installed properly, it should be fine to use the less expensive ones. With my insurance, if I am unhappy with the chip repair...they take my deductible that I paid ($15) and apply it to the $50 deductible for winshield replacement. The insurance picks up the rest and does not change my rates. I think the key thing to look for is the dark "shading" stripe at the top of the windshield...make sure it is the same color as the original, or it may really bother you. <_<
  5. I believe that TireRack has a recommended installer aspect to the website that even includes the possible charges by the installer. Locally, I have a TireRack installer that does mine for $15 a wheel...including the rears. So for me $60 installed, balanced...with an agreement not to mar the wheels. The picture idea, is indeed an excellent precaution. -Alan
  6. I've recently pulled mine off to dry-fit some gt3 side skirts for my '00 Boxster...it was three screws underneath and one screw in the wheel well...but that last one is covered by the wheel well plastic guards. Those come off with the unscrewing of two hex head bolts. It is really easy...and while you are under there you might want to clean out all the gravel, sand, and dirt that is sitting in it. I probably released two handfuls of trapped debris from each of the "gravel guards".
  7. Three places I can think of...all indie dealers/mechanics...will probably all charge a fee to do it. 1. Eurosport in Virginia Beach. Great mechanics...somewhat pricey. 2. Auto Haus in Yorktown. OK mechanics, not Porsche specialists...but better pricing. 3. Bob who owns Stuttgart Service in Williamsburg. Excellent mechanic, a true Porschephile...expensive. Some of the racers down in Virginia Beach probably have one...I'd call/email "Carrera Mike" because he knows a lot of the people personally. He is the website manager of the First Settlers Region of the PCA. Just go to fsrpc
  8. I believe that all 986 front ends are interchangeable since the headlights did not change as did the 996. However, the vents in the front bumper for the 986 did change in the first facelift so parts of the front bumper are not interchangeable (such as the grill louvres or aftermarket grill mesh)...just the bumper as a whole. -Alan
  9. Agreed. Just too wasteful and expensive to do it this often. And...of course...Mobil1.
  10. Two group buys.... so should I put you on the list for both items young Toolpants? Everytime I look up something for a body kit on eBay, that crap shows up. I hate that fender "vent" magnet. :cursing:
  11. I'm not sure about the 50K miles, seems little absurd to me.... Once a year (since it will run you probably $150-$250 per oil change, or more depending on where you live) OR 15K miles is the standard that I use. My Boxster and your Carrera probably use a similar amount of synthetic oil (~10 quarts). Your maintenance schedule is probably every 30K miles for normal car wear and tear. OK, I'm an idiot...I thought you wrote Carrera, not Cayenne, I have no clue.
  12. I'm not sure about the 50K miles, seems little absurd to me.... Once a year (since it will run you probably $150-$250 per oil change, or more depending on where you live) OR 15K miles is the standard that I use. My Boxster and your Carrera probably use a similar amount of synthetic oil (~10 quarts). Your maintenance schedule is probably every 30K miles for normal car wear and tear.
  13. Can I ask why you feel the need to do that manually? It seems like you may be unnecessarily putting strain on the running gear. I'm not trying to be an ***...literally just asking why! I do it sometimes if I want to take off in 1st rather than 2nd. If the traffic lights look like they are about to change then can change down to 1st and roll along slowly as you approach waiting for it to turn green. I'm not talking about engine braking from high revs or anything like that, just changing down when I am already going quite slowly to get ready for taking off quickly again. Got ya.
  14. Can I ask why you feel the need to do that manually? It seems like you may be unnecessarily putting strain on the running gear. I'm not trying to be an ***...literally just asking why!
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