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    2008 C2S
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    2005 BMW M3
  1. With all due respect, PLEASE consider not driving any more. I know you feel you may be able to get your condition under control, but all it takes is for you be wrong once and you could end up a statistic. What if you had hit a cyclist or pedestrian? I attended the funeral of a man who was killed by an driver who suffered an epileptic seizure, he was killed in front of his wife and young children.
  2. Precisely what I had done at Farnbacher-Loles, with the results as mentioned above. According to the dyno (MULTIPLE runs, temperature and density corrected) my car produced 357 hp as delivered (on 93 gas), when we were done, we had 393 (on 93) gas. Replace entire intake, air box, and exhaust system from headers to tips as well as custom software for the mods. The car drives perfectly at all rpms and throttle positions. I recently drove the 997S-2 on the track at Porsche driving school, my car feels about the same, but sounds better. Total cost for me was 10k, which, in comparison to the Factory X51, was worth it to me at the time. Today, I would just order up a 997S-2. I drove it on the track with PDK, if you are tracking the car, that's the way to go. For every day use, I enjoy moving the gear selector and clutch, even though it is slower. It's just fun to me. BTW, I have a perfect, stock 997S exhaust with the stainless steel tip option, 2300 miles. If anyone is interested, please pm me. Next car will be the 2011 GT3.....
  3. Well, yes, just push your right foot down further, the sound will improve markedly;) Seriously, I think our cars are a bad environment for listening to music, it seems that porsche does not really put too much effort into soundproofing, rather the cars are as light as possible. Enjoy the wonderful symphony right behind your head;)
  4. Paul Miller has done very well for me. There is a dealer in central Jersey who I will not name, in the Edison area, that has done a horrible job and Paul Miller was able to repair the damage done to my car by them. They ended up cutting a check to PM to do it. R
  5. I had Farnbacher-loles install a complete system on my car, everything from headers right out to the tail pipes. At the same time, they upgraded my stock air box to the X51 and dyno tuned the car. This even included such details as changing the oil filler tube to the correct length for a perfect stock look in the engine compartment. According to Kip at F-L, the final results on the dyno were run # 26, with the engine heat soaked after multiple passes and tweaking the software. The results: Car came in at 357 HP, went out with 393 HP. Torque went up 35 ft-lbs as well. I have over 300 ft-lps or torque availible from about 2100 r.p.m., so the car is responsive in almost every gear. The cost for all this was just a shade under 10K, installed tweaked and with a lifetime warranty. (Nice to know that the engine met or slightly exceeded spec, kudo's to Porsche here;) I believe this to be an excellent value, especially in light of the X51 kit. My car sounds the same, but more so, if that makes sense. There is no drone, no buzz or vibration at any engine RPM. I have never seen a C.E.L., or had any hesitation, backfiring or any other unwanted behavior. In short, the F-L mod to me is what Porsche should be offering as the X51 kit from the factory. I highly recommend it. Cheers, Ron
  6. Hi Pete, I have a 2008 997 C2S, production late September that I bought New in November. I have racked up 4100 miles so far. Early on, I noticed the same thing you see; more soot on the left side. After about 2500 miles, things evened out. Oil consumption steadily declined up to about 2500 miles; at first it used oil at a rate of about 1Q/2000 miles, not it is a rate of 1Q/3500 miles. I think you may not yet have the motor broken in. During the first 2000 miles, I always drove the car long enough for the oil temp to stabilize at 200 for at least 15-20 minutes. Pretty much never drove it less than 1/2 hour per start. I think this may have helped. Best of luck and enjoy the car, Ron
  7. Hello everyone, New here, just took delivery of a 2008 CS. I notice the tire pressures are set (cold) to exactly the door sticker recommendations, yet the on board system is recommending to release 4 PSI per tire. I checked the pressures with my gauge, and they match what the computer is reporting. I have it set on 19", summer tires, partial load and the outside air temperature is about 50. I also noticed the manual said the ire pressures are calculated at 68F, could the 4 PSI be related to the difference in temperature, and do you think it would hurt to deflate the tires? Tires are OEM Bridgestones (Tread wear 140!!!!). Thanks in advance for your help
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