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Mike, looked at mine and I can't figure out which hose your talking about. If you are going to be around next week, either I can run over or you can come by and we'll try to see where it goes on my car. Let me know how I can help. Randy
rdoine replied to Bk4205's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)For my four post lift, the bridge jacks were a must have, IMO. Make sure they are converted to pneumatic so you can power them with your air compressor or you wear your arm out pumping them up. Get two and you can lift the entire car and remove the wheels for maintenance. You would be hard-pressed, I think to drop an engine or transmission with the four post but you can do most normal type work. I store a 996 Turbo above and a 944 Turbo S underneath. The Vette or the 911 Convertible get the single space during summer months. It's hard for me to imagine not having made the decision to make the purchase. It makes cleaning and polishing so much easier on this old body. Sitting or standing is preferrable to crawling on the ground, lol.
FYI, my 2004 TT Cab came with two keys plus the valet key. Both main keys have two buttons. I don't know if the third button for the remote operation of the top was a US option. I never open the top with the key in the door nor would I likely use the button on the fob. I just start the car and push the console button. Just seems to be less load on the electrical system. Nice looking car. Hope it works out for you. Mine is certainly my weekend stress reliever.
Rational does not always enter into the equation. I've owned my 04 996tt for some six years. I've done only routine maintenance and enjoyed the car thoroughly. These cars are a blast to drive. That being said, when something breaks, none of these cars are cheap to repair. But, you can do some things yourself. If you have always wanted a turbo, check the car out throughly and, if clear, just do it. I've owned about nine Porsches and always wanted a turbo. I do not regret buying this one and do not intend to let it go.
rdoine replied to Tnathan's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I would have never thought of using a magnet to solve your loose nut problem. That was very inventive! I'll have to try to remember it for future reference.
Having helped remove and re-install a friend's rear bumper on his 930 several times, I can say there is an aluminum heat shield immediately behind the bumper. It is not exactly thick aluminum and it does rust. So, your's is probably gone.
rdoine replied to jimmy3530's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I changed the silver crest on a 2000 996, that I owned, to a colored crest. It turned out that the silver crest was secured to the airbag cover with a pin through the cover. I did not know this when I started prying the badge back and forth. Eventually, the pin broke off and the silver crest was removed. I guess, in retrospect, I'm very lucky I did not get hurt by an unanticipated airbag deployment. The replacement color crest had a sticky backing that adhered to the airbag cover for the rest of the time I owned the car. Bottom line, be very careful. I don't know if you can remove the airbag and then the cover to remove the silver crest but, that would seem to me to be the safest method. Good luck and be careful. Randall
For researching prices on p-cars, I always start with Excellence Magazine. Look for the latest issue with updates on Boxsters. These numbers are supposed to be reflective of prices paid across the country. At least they are a good starting point for reference purposes. Good Luck Randall
The process I described is what a Canadian dealer told me they would have to do in order to ready an older Porsche for export to the U.S. So, it seems like it should work just as well for a replaced odometer. Good Luck. Randall
I THINK what they should be doing is placing the old unit in a box with a statement regarding the changout and logged miles. You can also keep a copy of the statement with the vehicle docs. The box should be sealed with tape that somehow identifies the dealer/organization that did the work. The box should go with the car whenever it is sold or traded. At least, that's what I THINK. Randall
Again, Thank You. Got the car up on my lift this morning and pulled the shroud off so I could get a good look. I had hoped a simple belt replacement might be in order. I also looked at the broken belt and realized that it really was in good shape and should not have broken. My inspection turned up an A/C compressor with a pulley that wobbled and did not turn smoothly. I also hoped that there might be a way to run just a belt for the alternator but that will not work because the tension adjustment is on the compressor. I'll be the guys who track their cars have found a way to run without keeping the compressor in the circuit but I don't have time to see what they might have to say. Maybe next time. I guess the A/C repair/upgrade that I hoped to put off till spring is going to happen now. The car is now at the shop which is backlogged. So, it will likely be a while before I get cost estimates. I can do many things on the car but evacuating and recharging the A/C is not one of them. I let you guys know what happens.
Timing belt was replaced some ten years ago but has no more than 5,000 miles on it. But, no reason no to follow your advice and check the timing belt while I'm at it. Bought the car several months ago from a friend in PCA. Tons of records. I know two of the three total owners. So, the belt that broke just drives the alternator? And, there's another belt that drives the A/C compressor? By the way, thanks for your quick response.
Just got home from a week long business trip to have my wife tell me that there were dash lights on in her daily driver (944 Turbo). I went out and found the battery indicator down to about 10 volts and the ABS light on. Of course the "!" light was on. I discovered a broken belt from the alternator. So, now I have to determine what's going on. Is it just a broken belt? Does that belt also drive the water pump (I'm a 911 guy so I've got some learning to do). If the belt also drives the water pump, is the water pump shot? I guess I'll spend my weekend trying to figure out what happened. Sorry, just venting. But, if anybody has any input I will certainly appreciate it.