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Everything posted by cibergypsy

  1. Lost the code to my Becker CDR-220 on my 2000 996. The serial number is X5037979. A 24/99 came up after turning the knob on the radio once more: I don't know if it's relevant or not, but posted it just in case. Thank you for your help!
  2. Got 110,141 on my '02 S... doing a clutch job at the moment.
  3. Funny that you mention that... exactly what I've done since then! LOL. Thx!
  4. Thanks for the reply. My car has the self-dimming mirror option. Any idea where in the mirror it should go? Maybe to hold the wires that come down into it?
  5. I had the windshield on my 2006 Carrera S replaced over a year ago and saw a tiny black plastic part on the passenger side floor the next day while vacuuming it. It has part number 996.610.222.00 and I checked with the dealer and they couldn't tell me anything about it. It looks like some sort of clip, is in black plastic and also has PA6-GF30 below the 996 part number. Thanks for any help!
  6. Zötz Garage in Winter Park is the only one to work on my cars for the past 8 years, if you don't mind bringing your car all the way there.
  7. Mussberger, it's too bad I only found this out today! The kit has already been sold and it is exactly the one I was looking for. TRE sells it for a lot more at their website. Thanks for posting your reply, though.
  8. Both MKI and MKII Aerokit rear deck lids look almost identical except that there is a gurney flap on the MKII that is not in the MKI - you can buy the gurney flap from the GT3 and then both rear deck lids would be even closer. The biggest difference is in the front and is not one that is so different as to undergo a lighting upgrade and maybe a rear bumper also with the respective lights just to make it coherent. If you really also want to do a lighting upgrade, then the MKII route would be the one but, otherwise, there is really no point in doing so as both versions are very, very similarly looking.
  9. Thanks for the info as this will surely save me some $$$. I think I'll try the brake ducts sold at Automotion... have you seen them and, if so, what is your opinion on them? Thanks again. When you got your displacement increase and different camshaft, who programmed you the chip?
  10. Hello, Does anyone know who sells the adapters, proportioning valve (if needed), lines etc. - minus the calipers themselves - in order to upgrade the brakes on my 87 Carrera take the calipers from an early Boxster 2.5L? I read about this on various British magazines and one gets to keep the front rotors of the Carreras but needs to change the rears to those of an SC. Sounds like a good upgrade, specially if one wants to have more power by increasing displacement or by other methods, so that the car can cope and brake as it should. Thanks for the info. if found.
  11. Their website is www.griffiths.com and there you can find everything needed to make the car a true, year round car. I live in FL and the heat here is unbearable in the Summer. I have no problems leaving my car in the Sun at noon for a long time and then getting in it, turning on the A/C and have to bring it down from max after a while because it's too cold. Sorry for not responding sooner but I haven't visited until now. :)
  12. I have an '87 Coupé that I bought in 2007 with 68k miles. It was in immaculate condition and I just did a few things to it, as soon as I got it, to ensure everything was the way it needed to be as far as mechanicals are concerned. I have stuck to the book when it comes to maintenance and you can expect about $400 more or less every 15k miles for the service that includes the valve adjustments. Other than that, add some oil when needed (it is very important to regularly look at the oil level) and rear tires every 12-15k miles and twice those many miles for front ones depending on how you drive. My car now has 95k miles and it is my daily driver. No complaints at all! If you find a good one, there will be no regrets. I have taken it to about 5 or 6 DEs and it hasn't let me down once. My tire consumption figures I mentioned earlier take this into account as I use the same tires I have both for the street and for DEs. If you live in a hot state like me, I'd invest some money in the A/C as it really is a joke as it comes from the factory. I bought the Griffiths system and have 0 regrets or complaints. My car cools just as good and as fast as my 2006 Carrera S with this system on. I wouldn't have even considered the car as a daily driver if it weren't for the possibility of upgrading the A/C. I hope this helps.
  13. Just picked up a new 08 C4S Cab. No Plate. Car is stored on a lift. Love to look at the engine. Mine is a 2006 Carrera S that I ordered from the dealer and it came with no plate. I had the plate installed afterwards and it is NOT an aftermarket part but a Porsche part sourced from my local dealer and carries a 996.xxx.xxx.xx number, so it is a 996 part but, of course, perfectly compatible with the 997s. I bought it as insurance but don't know if I really needed it. I guess it could help if you go over debris on the highway and that's why I bought it. There is no detrimental effect on the warranty and it is a genuine Porsche part. Cheap insurance, I guess.
  14. Hello, Does anyone here in the board have DIY instructions/illustrations on how to change the engine air filter on an X51 Powerkit Carrera S? Also, my dealer told me at the 20k mile service that the 2006 Carrera S has an activated carbon cabin pollen filter that doesn't need changing at 20k miles but at 40k miles - is this accurate?
  15. The question says it all... can the X50 Turbo Powerkit be retrofitted to a standard 996 Turbo, as the X51 is on a regular Carrera? I know the dealer said this option had to be ordered from the factory as there was no retrofit but, as all you know, the X51 IS available for retrofit on normally aspirated Carreras. Why is this so? Or is it possible? Thanks for the help.
  16. If you try to brake while the throttle is depressed, you'll find the engine cutting out regardless of wether or not PSM is on or off. It's annoying but unavoidable. The only way for you to brake while giving gas is to be on the brakes first and then go on the gas, as when heel and toeing. Now, as far as trail braking, I haven't done it and the only car with PSM I tracked was my ex-996 C4S. I only braked on a straight line and did my heel and toeing before entering the turns, never trail braking (I come from an old school 1987 Carrera that I track). Therefore, I know you can blip the throttle braking first but cannot tell you if the engine won't cut out during trail braking. For sure it does cut out if you are on the throttle first and then brake while keeping it depressed. Sorry about the previous version of my post as it was done late at night and I reversed my train of thought.
  17. I don't know if they will work on your car but, if you upgrade to those or to another kind of brakes, please, let me know as I have a 1987 Carrera and would like to improve on its brakes. They are fine as is but maybe they could be better?
  18. I agree with you, but it is another option. Plus, I never suggested it was "just an ECU (proper term is DME) and filter thing". The dealership does the following: carbon fibre air filter housing revised, race tuned camshaft & cylinder heads different exhaust manifold Sport exhaust Factory warranty 381 HP 306 lb/ft torque 4.4 0-60 $18,699 The x51 doesn't use new camshafts.It re-uses the old ones. I have the X51 retrofitted because it wasn't available in January to February of 2006 due, according to the dealer, to the fact that Porsche ran out of kits because they were allocated for the Club Coupé. I have had ZERO issues with the retrofit! By the way, there are NO camshafts in the kit - the old ones get reused. The kit comes with throttle body, carbon fiber airbox, cylinder heads, aluminum intake manifold, exhaust manifolds and a third radiator for the center of the front bumper. There are NO camshafts in the 997 kit. There were, though, camshafts for the 996 car. This caused a lot of confusion at the beginning because on the 997 brochure I had read that it also came with camshafts... it was that the brochure did not have the updated information for the 997 series. I have with me the actual technical printout that the dealer used for the installation with every single part that is included in the kit and the camshafts are not part of it. I hope this clarifies and puts an end to the debate since I am an actual X51 retrofit buyer and was there when the kit arrived and went frequently while it was being installed. The mechanic at my dealer had done a few 996s and a 997 before he did mine, so I felt confident. Besides, the full warranty is in place. By the way, I ended up paying $13,000 for it including installation. I think I actually saved money as opposed to having gotten it from the factory.
  19. I am also thinking about installing a limited slip differential to my car but only using factory parts, because of warranty issues so far. I found on Porsche's PET catalog that there is a transmission with LSD for the North American cars but it is not offered at ordering time. The part number is 997.300.020.01 for the Carrera S and 997.300.020.31 for the Carrera 4 S. These transmissions are in the Porsche Cars North America PET catalog but I don't know why we cannot order them with the car when at the dealer, checking out the option boxes. I called the guys at Champion Porsche to find out if there will be issues with PSM and with the original manufacturer's warranty since this transmission, while being offered in their catalog, was not a factory option for USA or Canadian cars. I found the price to be quite agreeable if this indeed proves to be a transmission I can buy and that doesn't void the original vehicle warranty or causes any other issues wether with PSM or other systems. The transmission itself carries a 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty which proves fine for me because my car is 2 years old. Therefore, if it doesn't void the warranty on the car, I would still have my 2 extra years but would also have unlimited mileage on the transmission, whereas the rest of the car will have only until 50k miles. As soon as I have an answer, I'll let you know, as well as the price also. Regards.
  20. No, it stays the same. I had mine done as a retrofit and there's no change in compression ratio. Also, unlike the X51 kit for the 996, there are no new camshafts either, as the original camshafts the car has get reused.
  21. I just paid $2161 for a very outstanding job at painting and fitting the complete factory Aerokit on my 2001 996. It included the two rocker panels, the front bumper, the rear deck lid and putting in it the complete hardware (fans, wiring, etc.) from the older lid on this one and, lastly but not least, the GT fins at the bottom of the rear bumper. Not only that, this company also painted my black rubber bumperettes and, in the interior of the car, also painted the instrument surround, rear center console (the big one that holds the shifter and parking brake) and the "horseshoe" area, which is the part where the radio, A/C vents etc. are located. All of these parts were painted Speed Yellow, which is a standard color and may be cheaper than the color you might want. Therefore, if you are using a standard color, I think $2900 for just the Aerokit is a bit high. Otherwise, find out how much more is the metallic paint, if this is what you'll be using, and compare this to the price I told you to make a decision. I hope this helped a little bit. Good luck and let us know how it turns out. :)
  22. I think the 930 doesn't have a Motronic system on it. Its fuel injection is like the one on the Ferrari 328s. I think this system doesn't have a DME since the fuel metering is not done by a computer but by a fuel distributor together with the air flow metering unit - which has a plate that hinges almost frictionless and has a cone shape funnel in which it moves and the air entering into the system is controlled by this mechanical system. That cone shape is made for each model car specifically and there is no computer to meter the amount of air or fuel coming into the intake, this is something which is mechanically done and already set with no easy way of tweaking it. You need to look elsewhere and, since I am not a specialist or a knowledgeable mechanic, you should take it to a specialist to find out. This system is all about fuel pressure and has some check valves and other mechanical-hidraulic systems that need to be checked. It is a very reliable system and I found it more to my liking in my Ferrari 328 than the Motronic I have on my Carrera. It's just not as fuel efficient and not as "green".
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