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    2001 996 turbo
  1. Glad to see we didn't lose all the members names interested. But are we able to make contact with all these people since the post has been deleted as I don't imagine they are all on renntech. Hate to see guys miss out.
  2. thanks guys but a local vw dealer helped me out big time. They removed the old wiring without destroying the original plug and matched up the original wire and made the plug like new again. Porsche said too bad so sad $200 for new harness just to use only the small plug. They also said the motor has to come down no other way to access it. Its impossible. So I guess I did the impossible and again recieved no help from my local dealer. But thank all of you for your help this website is such a great resource
  3. thanks guys but a local vw dealer helped me out big time. They removed the old wiring without destroying the original plug and matched up the original wire and made the plug like new again. Porsche said too bad so sad $200 for new harness just to use only the small plug. They also said the motor has to come down no other way to access it. Its impossible. So I guess I did the impossible and again recieved no help from my local dealer. But thank all of you for your help this website is such a great resource
  4. Mouse chewed end off connector that plugs into the drivers side knock sensor. I need a new connector that has a short length of wire on it so I can patch into the cars harness. Do you know if that connector is commonly used in other electrical connections (like O2 sensor or crossreference numbers with vw cars, so I can cut of the sensor and just use plug) or if you can just get the plug any kind of info would be great thanks.
  5. thanks for the pics they were a big help, and sure as hell the harness that plugs into the knock sensor was all chewed up. No nest or droppings but the bugger chewed the end off right at the connector and now I need a new connector that has a short length of wire on it so I can patch into the cars harness. Do you know if that connector is commonly used in other electrical connections (like O2 sensor or crossreference numbers with vw cars, so I can cut of the sensor and just use plug) or if you can just get the plug any kind of info would be great thanks.
  6. hey guys I need some help. I have a 2001 996tt with 19k miles on it. Beautiful, love the car but for some reason I can't keep boost? can only maintain .4 .5 bar at most. I checked all the boost hoses for leaks and already replaced the diverter valves (made no difference). I am sure its the knock sensor, either its broken or loose just not sure exactly what it looks like or its location on the engine. My durametric tool keeps bringing up p0327 Porsche fault code 210 - Knock sensor 1. I am assuming its on the drivers side but I don't want to start pulling off parts without knowing its location a
  7. i am located up in vancouver canada and yes the white plastic ring are on both the drivers and passangers sides rear shocks. Wouldn't a blown shock/strut be covered in leaked oil? And how would you know if a spring is shot, I didn't even know they could. Also my spoiler isn't moving at all and I get the light if I go to fast or hit the button on the dash. Have you ever heard of one just sticking down from lack off use? Because it doesn't move at all. Thanks Loren and hope you know a good shop up here.
  8. sorry I forgot to mention that this was pics of both the front and back struts/shocks, but I am sure you already realized that. :D
  9. hey Loren here are some assorted suspension pics please let me know what these are (factory?) and if there is any adjustability. thanks [attac hment=17723:IMG_0384.jpg]
  10. here are the pics its kinda hard to see the slant its sitting at, much easier in person as well as the plastic looking toothed ring on the top of the rear springs if this is an adjustable peice or not and if someone has a pic of porsche adjustables they could post to help me know the difference. thanks await your reply.
  11. hey everyone I have a 2001 996 turbo that is sitting lower on the whole drivers side than the passenger side? :huh: It doesn't look bend or twisted, the bottom of the car looks exactly what you would expect for a car with 19000 miles on it. Just looking at the rear of the car I can see its sitting higher. Has anyone else heard of this and is it something easy to adjust. I looked at the sway bar end links, perfect. I think it still has the factory struts i.e. not adjustable. But the rear has a white plastic looking toothed ring at the top, not sure if this is an adjustable coil over in the rea
  12. jpflip yes i did reset the codes but if i hit the dash button it just comes back. funny that it doesn't notice there is a problem unless you try to run it. i guess the computer doesn't check that its operable on start up like it does with airbags, abs, traction control etc. or it does and the spoiler is just stuck (from lack of use) car only has 19k on it and i am not sure even the last time it was drivin (bought at auction).
  13. the remote light works perfect on the key. This is my second turbo I have owned and the key response to the buttons being pressed is the same as one my original car which had no fob issues. The alarm light on the dash can be activated by turning the key in the door and it does the usual, stays solid for a couple of seconds and then turns to a continuous flash. Again same as my original car. So I can only assume that it needs to be re-paired to the car. I am surprised to think that the car would lose the remote code for the buttons but still work for the ignition. And shouldn't the dealer have
  14. thanks for reply. the fuse is fine, looking at step 2 and i dont know what pst2 is. I assume its a porsche diagnostic tool. I just got a durametric tool but not sure how to check if it has this ability , anybody know out there. please respond soon thanks
  15. hey guys just got my new to me 2001 black on black 996 tt with 19k miles on it. but for some reason my spoiler won't move at all. You push the button on the dash and you get the dreaded light. Tried listening for any hydraulic pump whine (like its trying to lift it) and hear nothing. It doesn't seem like its leaking or corroded. My durametric tool came up with 9150 spoiler control status: present. Not sure what that means but any help will be greatly appreciated. Also my key remote is not working, I know this is a common problem but i've tried everything (turning battery around trick, trying
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