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    911 996 C4 cab. 6 sp. 2001
    Aero Kit
    Meridian Metallic
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  1. Well guys you's are all going to laugh your ***'s off 3 days into my Range Rover ownership it's in the mechanics garage getting fixed. Suspension faults and electrical faults :-))))) In saying this I was one of the people who had Engine failure (AutoFarm UK sorted me out) with the 996 and regular coolant leaks and RMS failures and AOS faults and many many more things. But I do believe what white99c2 say's A car in motion stays in motion. I did one of 2 European road trips in this 996 (the other trip in a Boxster) and it performed amazingly it was like it was happy to be let lose on the open road! no over heating or coolant issues. But it's not a car for home to work 15 to 20 min city centre driving as soon as the engine got warmed up I was shutting it off not a happy porker... So I'm going for a world of luxury and chilling (It's only a 3 Liter Diesel I know the fuel of sinners) I was going to go for a Cayenne but in Ireland there is a terrible selection all are the boring base models some are even commercial vans (no rear seats for Tax reasons) In Ireland you really get punished by the Government with tax if you like a big engined petrol motor even more if you get options like leather or sat-nav madness!!! I'm sure I cloud be back in a Porsche someday but I am temped for try a Lambo too, maybe I should have went for the Rambo Lambo LM200 :-) Anyway guys until we meet again I'll check back on this forum from time to time to see whats going down. Maybe I'll be able to offer my own advice and past experiences to help other 996 owners. keep on revving :-) James
  2. I have decided to sell my beloved Porsche 996 C4 6sp. Cab. the other day and am going to replace it with... A Range Rover big difference but I have not driven my 996 for over a year as I found it too delicate (like most sports car) and always had an issue needing some sort of attention! (I know the RR has issues too) But when she was in a good mood and was behaving wow it was the most amazing car I've ever driven. I will miss her but keeping her locked up in a garage was just a waste! I have good memoirs of my time spent with this car but now it's somebody else's turn to enjoy her glorious flat 6 roar... I want to just say thank you and good bye to all the members and admin's on RENNTECH You guys have always been a great support for me & my old 996 I really think this site is a invaluable source of information to any Porsche owner!!! It's a must. The knowledge I have gained from this site is better than any so called Porsche experts I've talked to in person. I would like to say a special thank you to Loren you rule dude if not a little sometimes dry :) thank you for all the advice which always turned out right :) Thank you again guy Until the next time... James
  3. Well guys here's an update on the progress: 1. the leak from the rear left side was indeed the Power Steering hose, (which was dripping onto the exhaust causing smoke as it evaporated but only when in reverse gear for some strange reason!) 2. the loud screech sound on start up was of course, the Starter Motor which is been replaced, (I'm buying a brand called LUCAS over the BOSCH because of cost, it's from Porsche specialist! you know what they say buy cheap buy twice but I'm sure it be ok in this case) 3. as for the CEL/ check engine light, we still can't find the cause of the code's: P0430 code 45-Cat conversion bank 2 P1411 code 208- Secondary air injection system Any suggestions for these codes would be gratefully appreciate, as we currently have the engine out now's the time to look and fix. Also given the car a general service, filter's & oil. I was going to use 5W 30 oil as some say it's better suited to the 996 than the 5W 40 don't want to cause a tread post war about oil I'm just curious if anyone has tried it? More importantly are the cause of these codes so if anyone thinks they know please post. Cheers will keep you's updated. James
  4. Here is my YouTube video of the sound of the screech at start up:
  5. Ok will do, any idea how to post a video, I have a small clip I made this morning of the sound and it's pretty clear in it! WIll try later I have to collect the miss now, in a E-class ;( Thanks logray
  6. Why is that odd? p.s. I just checked the coolant + tank and all is ok it's actually pretty full? here are 2 pictures, I've had a good look around and from what i can see from the bay area there seems to be a leak coming form the hose (R.H.S) I have in my hand a dripping down thru the engine?
  7. Ok logray I'll check it out I did not open it I only did a visual (looking at the tank. 2 years ago I changed a whole lot of parts on this car the idea of them already failing is a bit annoying.... i.e. new coolant tank + cap, new coolant hose's, new AOS, the list go's on and on. I'll check back on line in a few hours and post my results. Thanks a mil for the fast replay.
  8. smell o vision be good :) Too bad there's no smell o'/tasteo vision yet.
  9. Forgot to mention the leak is on the right side of engine!
  10. it kind of feels like oil? No real smell at all but when it drips on the driveway it stain's like oil. I'm sorry I know it sounds like Im contradicting myself :)
  11. Wil do, but the AOS is only 2 years old and it's the new updated version?
  12. Hi all Yet again in the world of Porsche ownership I have another new problem. It's a numbered list so please fell free to answer any or all if you think you can help. Like always I really appreciate everybody's help and many thanks in advance guys. 1.Today while driving my CHECK ENGINE light came on. 2.Smoking out of left exhaust and from general engine area? (white with burning smell) 3.Liquid dripping from under engine it's dark in colour don't thinks it's oil? see pic's 4.Coolant's ok level as is oil, no mayo substance in either coolant tank or oil filler cap 5.Loud screech sound on start up (see video attached maybe related to CEL?) Durametric results are:
  13. I have used the Autoglym Engine & Machine cleaner works pretty well, I just spray on and then wipe/polish off with a damp cloth (I don't hose down the engine of course) Below is a cut & paste form there site. Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner is a powerful, non-corrosive cleaner for engines, components, wheels and machinery. Simply spray on, brush and hose off to rapidly dissolve oil, grease, grime and traffic film from all surfaces. It works as a combined detergent and degreaser. Harmless in contact with plastics, rubber, paintwork and metal, it cleans the complete engine bay quickly and safely. Autoglym Engine & Machine Cleaner is solvent free, water based and bio-degradable. Also use to clean anodised, non original or specially plated wheel finishes.
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