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  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    81 camaro z28
    mazda323
  • Future cars
    ~2001 carrera c4
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    porsche 944
  1. Hi, my story is a standard one. Just bought a new (for me) 2002 P911 C2 and had to put a new batery in. Radio code is gone. Please, help, my radio is CDR-220, type# 4462, sreial# 15001500. Thank you Andy
  2. Welcome. I brought a US spec 996 Cab to Canada about a year ago. The Daytime Running light fix is easy and works like a charm. The speedo and dash issue was solved with a quick trip to the dealer (Calgary). They charged $37 to switch the dash to metric. It took about 10 minutes. When you download the manual it will also tell you how to change the speedo reading between miles and kilometres. Good luck. Thanks very much for the replies, I switch the miles to kilometers using the right top stick on the instrument cluster, but the farenhaits stay there. Will the dealer or myself be able to change them to celcius? thanks, Andy K
  3. Hi, I am a sesoned (3 days) Porsche owner. It is 2002 C2 coupe with manual transmission on 19 inch wheels. I live in Canada and I would like to know if it is possible to change the computer display to read in metric. Kilometers, deg Celcius etc. Also I need to have an all day lights. Can I do it myself? Car is fantastic, I am 6'5" and I fit in it OK - it is like a very confy glove. It is a pleasure to drive it, to look at it, and I hope the engine will stay running for many years. Also I do not have the manual for the car. Is there any place that I could download owners manual? Thank you, Andy K
  4. Hi, as I said in my first post, I am going to buy a 911 ~2000 year. I already decided not to drive it back to Canada. But I want it and I can not believe that I will be buying car that I am afraid to drive 1000-3000 miles!! It might not make it. Am I crazy? I started another topic about swapping 996 engine with corvette engine - this is nothing more than a cry of frustration. Maybe it would be wise to buy the cheapest P911 possible (~$20 000) and have financial cushion for a new engine? By the way, are there sets of new valve springs and piston rings available? From what I found here after about ~90000 miles next problem after moving cylinder sleeves and broken intermediate shafts are springs and rings. Thanks, Andy
  5. Hi everybody, I wonder how heavy the 996 engine is? I had P944 and it had shot engine. After I found how much it cost to rebuilt it 4cyl 16 vlv inline 4 I decided to put chev 350 in it. Got the engine from crashed Corvette, and it was only 50 pounds heavier then Porsche 4 banger. After swap it became fantastic car with P handling and weight and over 400 horses. My friend is tracking and using as daily driver 3 series BMW with corvette under the hood. No issues for two years!! How about this solution for 911? If the two computers would not work together - one to control the engine the other for ABS PSM and whatever else then scrap P computer and go back to basics. No ABS and all this electronic junk. And if the chev engine is lighter than 996 (quite possible) the car might be better then any 996 car out there. Imagine P-911 with 450 horses and better balance front to back. Any opinions? Thanks, Andy_K.
  6. I am ready to buy a ~2000 year carrera c4 or c2 coupe, do not like the ragtop. I live in Canada and have some snow every year, that is why I would prefer AWD. From reading about the porsches 911 reliability I was sure that after I will find one I will fly there, do the inspection, jump in and drive back home. If it will be car from Florida for example I will have to make almost 3000 miles home. I do not mind driving long distances, and I was confident about the plan. I have done it once when I bought my motorhome - that time it was only 1300 miles. But since I found this site I am a little scared. What if my P will die somewhere on the way? It is realistic to expect P-car to make 4 000 kilometers without problem? My question is how big chance do I have to run into some of this horrors other guys experienced? Should I not attempt to do it? I compared the reliability statistics between P911 and Corolla. Porsche has better statistics!!! I have always dreamed P car and now all this issue makes me really angry!!! Any thoughts about it? Thanks Andy_k
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