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  1. Yes it is quite difficult to get to, and I have long arms. Try putting a crow's foot wrench on the end of a long extension. You can slide it up along the bleeder tube to get it close. I think that's how I finally got mine done. Next time I'm going to weld a socket to a bar with just the right bend, then slide it up over the bleeder tube; that would be the ticket. Good Luck. PB
  2. Sometimes a twisting load on the chassis has caused a pop that sounded like the panels in the roof shifting relative to each other possibly buckling. May be the same thing you're talking about - strange but not alarming.
  3. no prob mate - I did the same thing about a month ago. I just wanted to get to work and the Porsche was parked in the way of all my other vehicles. :oops: Lots of great info on here.
  4. Not sure if it's the same but on a 997 there is a red terminal inside the fuse box that you can grab and pull out. Hook the + side of a batery charger or jumper cables to it, and the - side to the door hinge or something solid metal and you will have enough juice to open the hood. Maybe easier than fishing for the cable. Good luck PB
  5. Here's some of the best advice I ever got - YMMV. I always apply the 60/40 rule when deciding if I can afford something: 60% of gross income must cover all recurring monthly expenses including taxes, housing, food, car, insurance, gas, power, phone,etc etc. things you NEED to get by. The other 40% is split into 4 categories: 10% retirement savings 10% long term savings/investment (this is where down payment for your house will come from) 10% short term savings/emergency fund/new engine for the Porsche haha 10% fun/screwing around/travelling etc. This can be difficult when you
  6. I bought the cheap plastic filter wrench from NAPA a while back. It seemed pretty loose so I ended up putting a couple of layers of fiber tape inside to shim it up. This time I bit the bullet and bought the Porsche metal one. I have never been one to spare cost on tools though, and for the most part I'd say its been worth it. The Porsche one has a big hex boss on it, maybe 19mm? I used a metric crescent wrench (heh heh) but be careful not to overtighten it. Oil change is a piece of cake, but a few more tip for you: One thing is getting the car level. I use homemade ramps made from 4 la
  7. Strangely enough I had the same experience after changing the pollen filter, but I never thought about it until now. I have no explanation why this would be but... can't deny that the window fogging problem is gone - strange!
  8. I'm not sure if it applies but I'll relate a story that happened to me years ago. I had an old truck that was making a heck of a racket every time I went over a bump. I got under there probably a dozen times tugging and tapping on things trying to find it. Finally I said to myself that I'll just find out what it is when it falls off. I drove it for probably another 6 months like that and never got any better or worse. Finally my buddy got under there and noticed that the little rubber isolator between the sway bar and the frame had slipped out of its holder. So there was no way to replic
  9. After bleeding my brakes tonight I got up on top of the mufflers with a rag soaked in some alcohol and wiped the rubber/road gunk off of them as good as I could. After a fairly spirited drive, the smell has decreased considerably.
  10. I just put 265-40's (RE050) on 18x10 Carrera III rears (stock 997 C2) and I kind of wish I would have gone to 275's. It could definitely take it.
  11. Yeah I think its pretty much worthless - bring it down to San Diego and I'll dispose of it for you for free! Seriously, that is a nice looking car for that kind of mileage. I have kind of the same dilemma with my DD. For what I could get for it I know I'll never find a better car so.. as long as there is room! Heck even if you have to buy a new engine in another 50k its a pretty good deal. The cars seem like they are built to last forever - esp here in so Cal. PB
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