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Joel Pirela

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  1. Thanks! Got the template from Suncoast on saturday... the Intake is installed now. It's awesome! joel
  2. Hi guys, I just did the upgrade to the X51 carbon fiber intake on my car. The only thing I'm missing is the cutting template for the second air duct. Anybody has one that can email it to me? please let me know... my email is memi@bellsouth.net thanks in advance! Joel Pirela
  3. 2005 are great cars... not that it was the first time Porsche used that engine... it was on the 996 for 7 years... people tend to exaggerate the fears with the 2005's
  4. I also have a dension 500 that I got from Eric... easiest nstallation ever. control your iPod thru the PCM, now I have music for days. a dedicated iPod nano on the frunk, stats charged and doesn't drain the battery. best purchase ever!
  5. Hi Mark, see my post above yours. To take the AC apart, you first remove it from the car, place it on a table and remove 4 torx screws to separate the front panel of the unit from the back. After that, you just remove 4 more screws for the circuit board. Then you have the front face with all the buttons. Press some tiny tabs from the inside and full from the front. That's the way to remove the 2 main switches from the unit to get them painted...
  6. I didn't.... I got the constant power from the wire connector to the cd changer preparation tat you have on the left of the carbon canister. is a little plug that is hanging loose. you just tap to that and you are done...
  7. yes, that's the carbon canister.... try not to mess with it since the unit needs to be airtight for venting fuel gases... so, unless you drill a hole to this box, I think you are going to be ok... I had a similar install than yours... no cd changer and put the dension and iPod on the trunk. everything works great!
  8. Is the black box next to where the CD changer used to be? That looks like a Black Pelican Case? if so, it's the carbon canister. That box is connected from the bottom to the gas tank's lines.
  9. UPDATE: Well, it seems the problem was that simple. I removed the wheel and wheel liner and once I touch the fan, it was stuck somehow. moved it a little and it came loose. Now it works perfectly. good to check before ordering parts! thanks all!
  10. It's pretty easy to take the unit apart if you are careful and pay attention. 4 external screws and 4 internal screws. since you are only taking the two rotating switches, it should be pretty easy.
  11. That was my impression after checking the parts catalog... so the control unit was on the back of the fan in the passenger side, is that correct? thanks in advance! joel
  12. Loren, is the fan control unit on the driver's side or passenger side of the front luggage area? I never know what right or left means when talking about cars! :)
  13. I will probably do that, test the fan direct with 12v and see what's cooking! thanks for the suggestions!
  14. so, most likely it's a connector to the fan issue or the whole fan needs to be changed... thanks! joel
  15. Hi! I'm trying to trouble shoot a driver's side radiator fan not working and I want to check fuses or relays before embarking into replacing the fan... Anybody knows the location of the radiator fan's relays and or fuses? Car is a 2005 Carrera, manual transmission... TIA! joel pirela
  16. It sounds like a poor connection to the starter, not that the battery can't get charged fast enough via the alternator. You need to take the alternator out of the equation and focus on the starter. poor ground, corroded positive cables to the starter may be the culprit as the starters get really hot because of the placement and electrical components hates heat.
  17. Is it on the top of the transmission tunnel? or the bottom? I couldn't find it. Why is a very hard job to do? I'm at a level of doing my own oil changes and brakes... but not at the level of replacing a clutch or doing a RMS. what level is this? I cannot be that difficult... thanks! joel
  18. Hi! Where exactly is that little box located? I have a very slow crank when the car is hot (perfect in the mornings when the car is cold!) but I don't know where is that box... did you have to remove any airflow panels underneath? did it fix your problem? I was about to buy a new starter relay. thanks in advance! joel
  19. My mirror shells are peeling the clearcoat and the body shop is painting them but I need to bring the shells, not the whole car or the whole assembly. Do you know the process to take just the shell? TIA! joel
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