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About achillies

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    Tannersville PA
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2003 Boxster S
    Speed Yellow
  • Former cars
    00 911, 99 911 Cab, 60 356, 03 986S, 91 E30 MTech
  1. I had a shop activate my cruise control about 8 month ago. I needed Loren to describe the steps as the shop was not able to figure it out. I then installed the wiring. After the green dash light lite up. Can I assume that this means the CC has been activated in the cluster? The cruise did not work. So I bought a new (used) column switch and had a DIYr on 986Forum make a harness. I installed the new switch and harness. Again the green light comes on but no cruise. The one oddball thing was the fact that the car was able to climb a hill in 3nd gear at 5 mph but I was unable to accelerat
  2. I put a set on my 03 and hope to handle winter with just these. I can avoid driving in and just after any storms so I hope these will do it. Tire Rack says they will.
  3. As alway...you the man. They just got it and they are the only ones except dealers (that don't want to bother) for 50 miles. So hopefully they will get better. Anyway..thanks again. Bob
  4. I took my 03 986S to my shop today to get the cruise activated. They use a KTS650 w/Porsche software. The cruise was able to be turned on in the DME but in the Cluster area/Coding the module returned a message requiring the Order Code. They did not understand what that was and just said there was a problem w/ my cluster or wiring. As I re-read the Pelican DIY it seems for my year the order code is 986320. Can anyone tell me where the shop needs to enter this so I can try it again? Thanks
  5. I had a cluster that"spydered" over the time area last winter and as summer came the spot whent away. Now I have a spyder over the 1st number of the odometer. Do they "fix" themselves?
  6. Anyone know what a 996 partial leather/partial electric seat weighs? I need to ship and cant weigh it. Thanks
  7. This is the best forum. I really appreciate the response for this and other items in the past. It never fails that someone has a solution to the problem. I used the gasket material and it worked perfectly...no parts to order and the car was back in use the next morning. Thanks to all.
  8. Yesterday I put a 4 spoke steering wheel on my 2000 996. It went on fine and I screwed in the airbag. But the horn is very sensative...sometimes just honks with a turn of the wheel sometimes when Ipush the airbag...just way to quick to honk. Do I just back out the screws a little or is there a larger issue? Thanks
  9. Is Loctite 5900 the sealant to use when replacing the oil pan on a 2000 996? Thanks
  10. Sorry if I am hijacking this thread but I have the opposite....readings of 5 bar when cold and above 3 when fully warmed at idle moving to 4.7 at any RPM above 3000. I use Mobil1 0w40. I have replaced the sender. Does this seem ok? THanks
  11. The latest TSB says that oils that are Porsche approved and of the same specifications can be mixed but warns that each oil brand can have different formulations, etc. It reads like they are talking about during and oil change....it dies say that top offs should be the same as what was in the cr.
  12. So maybe it is the Falkens being overwhelmed by the brakes? Better tires would solve this? Thanks
  13. I have a 2000 Carrera it has new rotors, pads, fluid flush. When I apply the brakes hard I seem to activate the ABS very early..the pulsing starts way before the car seems to be ready for lock-up. I hope I am describing this correctly. The tires are Falken 452s with less than 4000 miles. The brakes did this before the new pads and rotors. The car stops ok but doesnt seem to have that "porsche" braking. Thanks
  14. I had a B&M but found it very notchy so I switched to a 997 shifter and I like it better but I think it is hard to tell if it is really "shorter" than the stock 996 shifter.
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