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stevencr started following 2000 996 Porsche mystery coolant disappearing...............
Loren, Thanks for checking. I've found a couple of pics/posts of the front bumper removal and a WSM page from a 991 third radiator so I'm 99% sure I'll be able to get the new one in with the new plumbing pieces. I will take some pics during to process to help the next brave soul. The Service Information book for the 981 specifically states that the PIWIS should be used for the bleeding process but I know several others have successfully bled the system without it. I'll be using one of the vacuum tools which supposedly makes the job much easier. Might you have a WSM page describing the bleeding process steps? (WSM 190107 ?? ) I'm curious if the PIWIS is absolutely necessary and if I can achieve a successful bleed with some patience and several cycles of bringing the car up to temp to remove the small bubbles. Thanks for your input.
Has anyone installed this kit yet? I'm preparing to dive into this project and am trying to gather as much information as possible. Does anyone have a copy of the WSM or even a parts diagram showing the 3rd radiator? Tips and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
stevencr replied to swynn97's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Taking it in next week to ask but I'm not very optimistic.
stevencr replied to swynn97's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Resurrecting an old post. Have the same issue on an 2014 model. I applied some tape to my headlights to "protect" them during a DE event. Removing the tape after the event apparently lifted off sections of the UV coating so now I have multiple defects across the headlights. Will the sanding kits remove the remaining coating so that I can apply a real clearbra or Xpel type product? Thanks.
While preparing for my X73 suspension upgrade I discovered how to access the engine. Remove the two rear trim pieces on each side of the storage area in the back. Remove the center aluminum cross piece and the two round covers. The carpet and foam can then be lifted and slid towards the rear of the car to access the engine cover plate.
I recently bought a '14 Cayman S and will need access to the top of the engine soon. It seems as though the top cover isn't quite as easy to pop off like the 987. If you've done this or know how please reply with tips or instructions on how to remove this panel. Thanks.
Jermmy, Thanks man. I've already done that exact thing and using a little geometry (inverse Tan) calculated a couple of angles. For peace of mind I was hopeful someone might have the actual angle published from Porsche. I found the data for 997.1 RS but still no official numbers for 997.2 RS. I'm getting 5.6 degrees and 9.14 degrees with my crude measurements. These were calculated with 18in rims with hoosiers but they do have similar OD as OEM.
Hey guys, Quick help appreciated.... I'm pouring a new driveway tomorrow and need to know the approach angles for the 997.2 GT3RS. I have the front axle lift so I'd really like to know both angles: with lift up and down. I've done a few crude measurements but wanted something more official so I can rest easy after the mud goes down. Thx.
The vent tube for the battery dumps to the right front. Do you run a trickle charger on your battery?
Beneath the seat belt height adjuster covers are a metal and plastic piece that I gently pried off the seat belt bolt. The plastic piece then unclips from the upper button. Once these were removed the GMG bar fell back into position! No need to remove the b-pillar cover or rear panel. Bar is now bolted securely in place. Working on seatbelt and harness attachments and then I'll have the seats back in.
2006 997S is getting a new GMG Roll Bar installed but I ran into trouble....As I tilt the bar back toward its final resting position it hits both of the upper seat belt adjustable mounts. I removed the covers and shifted them up and down trying to get past with no luck. bar attachment points are very snug so there's very little wiggle room below to maneuver the bar around. Would someone help with instructions/pics on how to remove this upper mount? Is removal of the entire rear speaker panel necessary to remove this pillar cover and belt attachment? Thanks.
I chose Delvac after doing a fair amount of research. I was under the impression this was OEM fluid. Could be wrong though.
Duh! Sorry about that. Thanks so much Loren.