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    2012 Audi Q7 Premium Plus
    2000 Porsche 996 Cabriolet C2
    2003 BMW X5
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  1. Haha - yeah. A lot of effort for something that is easily and relatively cheap to replace; maybe I can gut it and get something for the aluminum. Appreciate the help and insights.
  2. I can send you my old one if you want to polish up on the skill and rebuild this one, otherwise I'm sending it to the dump. Thanks for the part # and the price tag. I checked Sonnen and they have it listed for $118. Not a bad savings difference. It should be here tomorrow or Saturday.
  3. Update: I removed the slave cylinder last night and saw I had hydraulic fluid on the arm side of the cylinder. It looks like I have a bad slave. Since I did not see any hydraulic leak on the ground (or very little), I imagine it leaked into the bell housing and the leak drops came from where the bell housing bolts up to the engine. Leaking: IMG-4537.mov
  4. Thanks, It looks like I'll be removing they hydraulic slave and checking it out. I followed the clutch bleed DIY and I wasn't able to bleed the thing after about two hours. I applied about 18 PSI positive air flow from the reservoir side and nothing but a couple of drops came out of the bleeder end with no change in the clutch pedal feel. It's acting like the slave arm that rests against the fork inside the bell housing is non-existent. I started the car to see if I could get it into gear with the clutch to the floor, and it didn't happen. Thanks flatjoe - I'll take
  5. Thank you Loren. I'll give this a try when I get home.
  6. Thanks Loren. I did check the pedal mechanism and nothing seems to be binding or sticking. A follow up question: When I use the pressure bleeder (Motiv), depress and hold the clutch pedal down and open the slave bleeder valve, should the positive pressure push/force fluid through the line from the reservoir to the bleeder to have a constant flow? This is what I expected to happen, but I did not see it.
  7. Loren - yes, I did. I'm going to try it again tomorrow. When I got to step 2, there was some air that came out and a very small amount of fluid, but nothing continuous in the collection tube.
  8. 2000 996 C2. About a week ago, the clutch would engage, but not return to normal position. I was thinking air got into the line and I decided to bleed the line. I pressurized the reservoir, depressed the clutch and opened they hydraulic slave bleeder valve. When I did this, a little bit of air came out, but fluid trickled into the collection tube. Now, the clutch goes to the floor and will not recover to normal position. I can manually pull the clutch pedal up, but when I depress the clutch, the pedal springs to the floor and does not recover. when the hydraulic line is press
  9. Update: Problem resolved. I replaced the accelerator position sensor under the dash. I've been able to drive without power loss; I even noticed a little quicker acceleration.
  10. I'm looking for some help to diagnose an intermittent engine power loss problem I've been having over the pass several months. I have a 2000 996 C2 with ~180K miles. Problem: The 996 runs great typically on short drives, <75 miles. With prolonged driving the 996 will suddenly lose power with the engine bogging down as if going into limp mode for about 5 seconds then full/normal power is restored. After the first occurrence of this event during the drive, the event will happen again about 60-90 seconds later, then lose power again for 5 seconds. As I continue to drive the 966
  11. Just a quick update - I put in the new Y cable and it fixed the low voltage issue I was having. If you have a low voltage reading, check the cable before buying new parts. The first picture is the voltage reading prior to fix. Second picture is after the fix (under load - A/C), Third picture is with no load.
  12. I want to share an experience I had with my 2002 996. For the past several months, after a cold start, my initial volts held steady at 13.8v indicated. As I drove around, I had problems with the voltage dropping to 12.5-13 volts without any accessories turned on after the car reached operating temperatures ~180 degrees. Once I turned on the A/C, the volts dropped below 12. This has left me having to jump the car a few times. First thoughts typically range from a bad battery, alternator to starter. Like many, I headed to the local parts store to have the battery, alternator and starter te
  13. Thanks rockhouse66. I agree with you as an option. In 1999, C4 996s had something called Traction Control, which was the predecessor to PSM. In 2000, I believe Porsche officially called it PSM which was an option as you said except for C4 where it was a standard. I'm trying to get more info from the seller at the moment, or find the previous owner to ask him directly. Thanks for the '0' correction. Ken
  14. Thanks for all the information. JFP - I did check out the website, but I will have to look at it more closely this evening. My gut is telling me there is a greater than 50% chance it did have PSM, but then again, I did have Mexican food last night and my gut readings could be a little off. Keith - I'll have them take a picture of the rear side fuze panel so I check the terminals. Loren - That is what I thought as well. When I did the conversion 3.4 to 3.6 I did get a 2002 main wiring harness. After I installed it and started connecting all the connectors
  15. I'm looking for some help identifying if a 2002 996 is equipped with PSM or not. The problem is that the 996 is salvaged and stripped leaving only the components. I am interested in the main wiring harness. The seller no longer has the scrapped car so going back to the original car is not possible. Neither is driving to see the harness in person as this is an internet purchase. What I do have is the VIN for the 996 and a picture of the fuse box. The VIN is WPOCA29932S654036. According to the fuse box, Row E, positions 9 and 10 are the fuses for PSM. In non-PSM equipped 996s
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