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Everything posted by JamesD

  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 ope
  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 gl
  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
  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
  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 eng
  14. Cheers JFP That's a relief I hope it really will be this easy :) I think I even have them sprays in my garage sweet. Thanks No, the Durametric system will not give you a "bad starter" code. Often, starters that are noisy have a problem with gunk and/or corrosion on the shaft of the Bendix drive, which causes it to stick and make this sound when the edge of the Bendix gear is grating on the flywheel; not a good thing. But it is easily fixable. Pull the starter and clean the Bendix drive with WD 40 or PB Blaster, then lubricate the shaft with DuPont Dry Teflon spray lubricant (
  15. 996 01 C4 6sp Cab 77500 miles Hi guys, it's been a while. Well after it's winter hibernation I decided to take out my 996 from storage to go for a drive in the better weather. Upon starting the engine I heard a loud Screeching Sound for like 2 seconds? I assume it's the starter motor? It was intermitted but now happens every time I start the engine not cool if theres on lookers! 1. Does the starter normally make this type of sound when it's on it's last legs? 2. It's only when starting the car ? 3. Is it a big job to replace a starter motor with a new one? 4.Will Durametric
  16. Just a quick though, the soft top uses a hydraulic pump to open/close it's not uncommon for it to leak and loose fluid or just randomly run low? The latter (low fluid) seems to be the some what easiest to solve, it involves actually using a syringe to inject fluid back into the pump! I'm not totally sure on this fix but there is lot's of info in the DIY section if you do a search. Hope this helps
  17. Yep I'm over here, Dublin 7 I've had the wheels refurbished by guys called AutoSmart they'll fix small scratch's and dents, that and there mobile as in they come to you. I was going to change the colour to matt black or gun metal but decided the original colour suits them best. I'm too in Porsche Club Ireland only problem I find with them is they always hold there events on Saturdays when I work :)
  18. Like once a year, I've even got caught in the rain with the roof down and driving fast does not stop you from getting wet :) I was thinking one day to get a Smart top control unit. Which opens and closes the roof while driving ahhh the luxury.
  19. this looks more like modern art than a Porsche exhaust system.... Very nice ! Thanks. With the heat the colour changed from chrome to this goldie colour, the exhaust is now about 5000miles old and still looks this good, ok I do polish it up sometimes....
  20. My 30th Birthday cake last August, for some reason I'm in a Turbo :) In the picture it was made from I was actually in my first Porsche a 986 Boxster.
  21. DesignTek exhaust was just about 2000 miles old in this picture.
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