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typhon replied to ninsei's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i got the rain-x 22" all around and they work great.
typhon replied to JamesD's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)+1 on that. what could possibly be the downside?
typhon replied to phillipj's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i have been running mine at 36 front 44 rear for about 2yrs now and no problems. now my f250 diesel runs at 70 psi on all four. that plus the heavy suspension and the fact that the tires are 10 ply, you need a mouthpiece to drive on some of the streets around here :o
success!! somewhat. ok, it's taken 3 months of tinkering, but i think that i have a solution. i don't know if anyone else had this problem or not, but here is what i did: after removing the top panel from the armrest, i drilled about 20 small holes in the back. with a hypo, i injected clear hobby cement (modeling glue) into the holes. i can't even remember how many tubes i used. could have been as many as 10 to 15. i just did a little each day and kept doing it until the top didn't flex anymore. then, i sanded the top and sprayed 3 coats of clear polyurethane, wet sanded to 1200, 3 more coats, sanded, 3 more coats, sanded. the problem i had was: now the wood grain look was gone where i had done the repair, so i took the finish almost completely down to where i started. i took an air-brush and blended in some dark ebony stain to simulate the wood grain color that was there originally and then went through the finishing process again. buffed it out and this is what i got. i know it's not perfect, but i can live with it. don't know if it was worth it, if you are just counting the dollars and time, but i learned a lot and hopefully someone else can use it too.
now that i have it apart, i'm going to give the repair a try. if it doesn't work out, i'll send you a pm. thanks
thanks. i'm going to do a couple of test spots on a piece of scrap wood that i have and see how it looks.
i had a problem with the cover of the storage compartment cracking. don't know exactly what caused it. i decided to just buy another compartment door. retail: $1100 :o sale price: $785 :o when i looked inside the compartment, i noticed that the cover of the door is attached by 13 small torx screws. i removed the cover and will now attempt to save a little cash and repair the original one. does anyone know what the clear finish on this part is made of? epoxy? urethane? as i get it done, i'll post pics and hopefully it will help someone else as well. thanks
there is nothing quite like a cool, crisp night, cruising with the windows down and the sunroof open. the moon is shining bright in the dark sky and the sound of my (still stock, but not for long) porsche engine is intoxicating. the chill in the air is invigorating for a short time. i press the switch for my heated seat and it activates for about 30 seconds and shuts off. i try it again...same result. i try the low heat setting and it stays on a little longer, but eventually shuts off after about 3 minutes. i think the problem might be the relay, but if so would the heating element activate at all? is there a thermostat that could be overheating? passenger side is working fine. thanks for any suggestions!
i had to remove my pcm on my 2000 c4. here is a link to some photos of the process. it may be helpful. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...st&p=108664
typhon replied to sylvan's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i ran into the same problem here in the states. you may actually want to look at some of the cool replacements that some of the users have posted on the forums. the stock units are limited at best. there are drop-in double din size replacements that are upgradeable, have touch screen capability, larger screen, etc. one unit is the kenwood dnx7120. it even has a remote control and ipod capability. there are others out there. i just thought that this one looked pretty nice. good luck!
typhon replied to mglobe's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)really? :unsure: i have a 2000 that has psm. i haven't taken my console apart see what it looks like underneath though.
typhon replied to juankimalo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)here is the link to the original problem that i was having. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...amp;#entry87478
typhon replied to FJCOURTS's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i had a similar problem that had me pulling my hair out for a while. the navi was working fine, but the radio, cd, and cassette were totally inoperable. here is the link to what i found and what i did to remedy it: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...mp;#entry108664 hope this helps.