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About nic996

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    Munich, Germany
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    1997 996 C2
  • Former cars
    ´89 E30 M3
    ´64 Mini Cooper S
  1. When I replaced my stereo it started doing honking. The porsche dealer sorted out for me and as my German isn't very good I basically nodded and paid the guy. I think he said there was damage to the connector or it wasn't quite fitted correctly. Still taking the German lessons..... ;)
  2. Hi folks I just got my car back from it's 80 000Km service with a few jobs to do. Firstly I need the clutch replaced, the CV boots are cracking, requires new discs (rotors) and pads all round and also the front driver side damper sounds like an old mattress!!. Also when I picked it up from the dealer I broke the oddment tray cover!! :huh: Typical that these jobs always come at once. Never mind, it's a passion at the end of the day and I am looking forward to doing some of the work myself. I have, however, a few questions. 1. Is it worth going for aftermarket brake components? I have
  3. Sounds normal to me. My gauge reads just above the 80deg C mark. I am in Munich with fairly similar weather to you. In the summer it reads almost identical just above 80 as it should do.
  4. My car has the same and is going to the dealer for its 80000 km service next week. There is no coolant loss and the oil pressure is normal. I don't want to give false hopes and I have no Porsche experience, however, from other (ordinary) cars I have owned and from my short time as a mechanic many years ago, it was often due to condensation building up in the filler pipe, particularly as I live in a reasonably cold and wet climate during the winter. It usually looks worse in cars with a reasonably long filler tube for the oil as there is a greater surface area for condensation to build up on.
  5. I had the same problem and got fed up with adjusting the mats at every traffic light. I replaced the discs (about 2€ each) and ripped the useless (and in the wrong location!!) pad off of the back of the oem mats. I bought some heavy duty velcro pads and glued them onto the mats with a glue gun. Problem solved. The new velcro is rock solid and the mats don't slip any more. That was around 5000 km ago so I can't gaurantee the lifespan. Cheaper than new mats though!! :)
  6. "We're not perfect and we admit it. Are all of you and the companies you work for so perfect? " This is a quote taken from one of the "rants" in the link posted by LA Porshe. I speak only from personal experience. If our company doesn't supply the parts (in our case component designs) correctly, then we are expected to supply the corrected parts or drawings without extra cost as we have made a contract-binding promise to the customer. We rarely make mistakes because we are proffessionals supplying proffessional parts and designs. If you are offering components that you describe in an adve
  7. Brilliant!! Thanks to both of you for the replies!! I will try and find some time to extract the part and take a trip to the dealer this week. Hopefully that should stop my girlfriend complaining in the cold mornings... well partly stop, perhaps there is a Porsche part no for miracles too :P :renntech:
  8. I hope someone can help. Partly a silly question. The passenger heated seat on my '97- 996C2 switches on but I can't switch it off until the ignition is turned off. I checked the switch and it is fine. I am assuming that there is a problem with the relay(confirmation of this would also be good!!). My main issue is, however, where are the relays!!! I can't find them and in the owners manual it refers any issue to the dealer. Surely a plug in item like a relay doesn't require a trip to the dealer?? Cheers!! :)
  9. Nic: Were you at the local Drive-in Theater by chance? 99C2 Yes, but don't tell my girlfriend, she still believes the pollen filter story.
  10. A good and valid point however in my case the humidity in Germany is very low and particularly in winter. That said it may be wise to use the AC from time to time throughout the winter anyway as it keeps the AC system from deteriorating.
  11. Hello all, As I am new to Renntech I am not sure if this topic has been an issue for anyone or has been covered already. Recently I had a problem clearing misted windows on my '98 C2, without having the aircon switched on. I was convinced there was a leak in the heater matrix as the windows would mist-up completely and very quickly without the air on. It didn't even have to be particularly cold outside. After a short conversation with a kind Technician in Edinburgh he suggested that the pollen filter may be old and restricting the air flow. I was a little sceptical but changed it anyway.
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