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SparkyRacer replied to Loren's topic in DIY Articles - Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and RepairsI just finished doing this myself, had the same problem and thought I'd clarify a couple of points for future readers. The pump comes out the bottom. I had the car up on jack stands with a jack supporting the engine. I completely removed the two bolts from the rear engine support but left the two nuts just barely on. You could probably completely remove the nuts too, it just isn't necessary. The two ends of the support are attached to the two rear motor mounts so the thing isn't going to go anywhere. With the bolts removed and the nuts loose you want to pull the bottom of the support towards the rear of the car to give yourself a little more room to get the pump out. If you pull and nothing happens, you may need to adjust the jack to raise or lower the engine slightly; it shouldn't take much force to move the support. Separate the pump from the engine (gently pulling on the pulley should be enough) and make sure that the metal gasket is not stuck to pump. Once it's free from the engine you'll probably have to rotate the water pump a bit to get it out. If it doesn't rotate then part of the gasket is probably stuck to the pump, most likely at one of the two locating pins. It takes a bit of wiggling and the pump will want to get hung up on one of the metal coolant lines, but you should be able to work the pump out past the hoses and rear engine support. I actually removed two of the mounting clips for the metal coolant line on the left side of the engine so I could push the silly thing out of the way a little more. Not the easiest procedure in the world but far less of a headache than installing the Techquipment roll bar!
Do you happen to know the highest milage 996 GT3 in the States (or North America)? Anyone else? Loren? There's a car on ebay with 56k miles, and one on autotrader with around 55k. These two may or may not be the same car. I've seen a few in the mid 40s also. Ahmet Your cars are crying; they want to be DRIVEN!!!!