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    2000 911 Carrera
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  1. Well.. i was really hoping i wouldnt have to write one of these posts... but based on past similar postings i did a days worth of poking around to see what was up... - There are Oil "Drops" in the coolant, it isnt a small amount - The car was losing coolant, one day the coolant light flipped on and thats what lead me to find it. There are no signs of coolant leaking? - Did a compression test, 160 - 170 across the board - Spark plugs are in great shape - Oil Cap is IMPOSSIBLE to remove while running. - The oil looks clean on the dipstick - i am going to drain it and see what the rest looks like Any thoughts are appreciated!
  2. Interesting, it does make sense - i will order it on monday and see what happens thanks!!
  3. did a quick search but didnt see anything related... I was driving at around 70km/h coasting when the engine suddenly cut out without any indication of a problem what so ever.... So i coasted to the side of the road as quickly as possible. After giving everything a quick look over i tried cranking it over a few times with no luck, it was just acting as if the crank position sensor was acting up again. I let it sit for about 15 min and it fired up again. I drove it the short way home and hooked up the durametric. No record of anthing... So i let it idle for a bit, and again it shut off with no indication what so ever.... Currently i have been having an issue with the crank position sensor causing the ocassional starting issuse when the engine is hot - could that cause it to shut off while driving as well? Also, after it cut out i noticed a tiptronic fault p0740... which was not there before... But is now recurring Any thoughts on these new issues would be appreciated
  4. that looks to be correct.... but the part number on mine is deffinitly 793 and not 394.... :huh: Chris
  5. Hey guys, I have been trying to track down part number 996504793-01 (Black plastic trim infront of the rear wheel well, driver side) Has this part number been discontinued? a search lead to zero results.... Chris
  6. On my 2000 C2 I had a really rough time starting when it was hot. Everything sounded healthy, it would just never "Catch" ; No check engine light or anything.... So I decided to bite the bullet and purchase durametric's software/hardware. It found a recorded fault - which i cleared and waited untill it happened again. Sure enough it was there again after the next failed starting attempt... Crank position sensor was toast - so i would add that to the check list if you havent solved it yet :) Chris
  7. If it is not the maintinance, it will be the gas mileage and a heavy right foot that will get you over that budget. I probably put 10 - 15K Miles a year on my C2 and it deffinitly isnt cheap filling it constantly with Chevron 94... Tires arent so bad Falken FK-452's seemed to work pretty good (30K+ Miles and almost 3 years)
  8. i imagine the softer glass has to do with pedestrian saftey if anything? Regardless, both my 911 and Z4 have terrible pitting on the windshields
  9. I have the exact same problem on my front driver side (but mine are black) - it appears to be a clear coat that is peeling off. The repair should be pretty simple - remove the rest and respray with high temperature clear coat again
  10. Could be a rock stuck between the brake dust shield and the brake rotor...I had that happen on my front driver side and it sounded terrible!
  11. i had a similar issue with my 2000 911 as well... similar squeeking when the engine was warm allthough i noticed it most of the time when the window was down while sitting at traffic lights After months of chasing the problem it ended up being one spark plug half way off... did you notice any that were too easy to get out by any chance? haha
  12. Not yet... i have been contemplating getting an 04 GT3 ... and giving the C2S to the wife (hard for her to complain then :lol: ) Judging by the prices of 996's now days ... i am doubtfull i could pull off the swap for less than selling the auto and purchasing a standard ...
  13. Hey guys, I have a 2000 C2 , Canadian car - Ultimately I was looking for a standard from day one, but I could not pass the deal up... long story short... I miss a standard gearbox. I have done a quick search and have not seen any indication that anyone has documented the swap from Tip to 6spd .... so... does anyone know if it has been done before...? If I were to sell I will be taking a hit due to 100K miles, and the fact it is a Tip... so the second question would be: Is it going to be more cost effective to do the swap (Parts only, I will be doing labor) or sell and buy a standard? Any insight is appreciated :)
  14. Interesting - I will take a look at that as well - Turning the heat setting to high does stop the servo sound - As the temperature is reduced from high the servo sound starts becoming intermittent - The servo sound becomes more continuous as the temperature is lowered Chris
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