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    1999 996 C2
  1. Hmmnn...odd that there isn't another number on the bumper cover. :huh:
  2. Minus a RoW P/N (996-505-211-00), there are no other P/Ns on the item (see pic). Perhaps they made some bumpers with a different number originally?
  3. Hi. I'm trying to cross-reference the P/N in the topic. Please advise... Rotor
  4. I sure would love to get my hands on this TSB. Please? Rotor sends... :renntech:
  5. In the spark plug DIY, Loren mentions a 4" "wobble" extension. Craftsman makes a 3" type of this. Would this be adequate or is the extra inch important? Please advise... Rotor
  6. Sure there is. The method that I describe which is done day in and day out in every Porsche workshop world-wide. Keep in mind that the time that the car is being supported this way is just the time necessary (like a minute or two) to get the rear jack stands under the car. This process subjects the engine and motor mounts to far less stress that the they receive under normal road use. Because of this short duration there is absolutely not an issue. Keep in mind that the engine is normally hanging off of the chassis by the rear motor mounts, and the lifting of the engine simply puts compression on these mounts in exactly the same way that they get compressed in normal road use (like when the car hits a bump, or is driven on rough roads). Now some will chime in that after lifting their car this way, that they experienced a ruptured motor mount. In those cases, the mount was going to fail anyway due to operational fatigue and it better that the mount failed during maintenance rather than unexpectedly where it might not be discovered for many miles. How about the round jack pad adapters...are they necessary? Please advise...
  7. I've heard of busted motor mounts when trying to lift the back of the car this way. Any truth or experience with this? Also, is it necessary to use the round jack pad adapters? Please advise... Rotor
  8. I'm so sick of hearing about engine problems. I think a class-action suit is in order! Rotor
  9. Juniinc, I had a 17 year-old back into my 996 in a parking lot (no internal damage). So, I'm having both sprayed for the same cost as just the rear from Porsche. The dealer wants nearly $900 for just the rear bumper cover.
  10. I don't have a way to cross the sub-assembly. maybe a dealer could by checking the numbers on their stock. Loren, I should have posted the pictures of the bumper covers earlier (see edited earlier post). Is it reasonable to assume that if there are sub-assy part numbers then the equipment is OEM? The seller says they are off a '99 996. Rotor
  11. Loren, Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately, the covers are in Boston and I'm in Olympia, WA. The seller states the items are OEM and I'm simply trying to "trust but verify." I've asked for photos of the part numbers and what you see is the result. Otherwise, they appear to be in great shape and off a car w/less than 30K miles. Any way to cross the sub-assembly P/Ns? Rotor
  12. I'm thinking about purchasing these covers for my '99 996 C2 Cab. Problem is, I can't seem to confirm the part number. Please help if you can. Thanks! Rotor
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