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Thanks Ross, have you tried this yet? I assume that you spot poaint the repair, and DO NOT clear-coat the complete wheel? Seems to me that removing the wheel from the car will make things much easier too.
:soapbox: I am so pissed off. I was driving the 911 tonight and rubbed the driver's side rear wheel when pulling into a parking lot (to pay the attendant). The rash is about 4' long, on the bead of the rim, just where the tire meets the wheel. Other than replacing the wheel, is there anything I can do to fix this? I was thinking just some Artic Silver touch-up paint, but the wheel will never be the same, and I am fussy. And it's on the driver's side of the car. The wheels are the standard Carrera spoke wheels. Any idea on the cost of a new wheel (part and mount/balance the tire)? Is the dealer my best option if I have to purchase one? I don't drive the car too much, and forgot that the rear is a bit wider than the front track. Thanks guys :cheers:
Yep, I have a Porter Cable 7424 ROB with Lake CCS pads and Menzerna polishes. Whenever my dark color cars start to show the swirls and cob webbing, out comes the buffer for a day of section by sectioni polishing.
Real nice Cab, love the color combo. I agree on the dark blue, looks great all the time, you just need to be careful and not swirl-up the paint. I have a 1964 Daytona Blue Corvette and it's hard to keep the paint 100%. Enjoy the new ride!
So my new 911 has about 1800 miles on the clock and the electronic oil gauge is starting to read about 1/2qt low. I ran into the local auto parts store tonight to pick-up some Mobil1 and was able to find Mobil1 0-W40 and also 5-W40 but the 5-W40 said for turbo diesel trucks on the front of the bottle (this scared me). My car is driven in the State of NJ (weather is above freezing most of the year). What do you guys recommend adding? Thanks -Chuck
I agree, one your drive a 911 - you always need to have one.
Sorry Danyol, was not referring to your 2003 TT X50 (now that's a different story vs. a C6-Z06). However, I believe that PeterC4 asked about a stock 997 Carrera S (355hp). Put that side-by-side with a 505hp Z06 and something bad will happen to the car from the father land :) Now, some day, if you have the time and we can rent a track, your 03 TT X50 vs. my 700hp Supercharged C5 would be a great time :cheers:
This greatly depends on how you compare the two cars. As the owner of several Corvettes (including a 2001 Supercharged Coupe with 700HP), IMHO - the 505HP Z06 will eat a Carrera S for breakfast in an all out drag race. Now, it you want to compres the two cars from a handling standpoing, my 2008 Carrera is so much tighter than any of my Corvettes, including the new Z06 I had the liberty to drive. So, sorry to hedge, but the answer is that it depends :cheers:
I have followed the owners manual for my 2008 997 with no luck. Any tips?
Looks like a body shop repair to me, and probably some paint work. If the ding were on the door, you could have probably called the Dent Wizard, provided that the paint was not broken.
I wish you the best. However, if it gets down to a legal battle, you should contact Kimmel & Silverman in Ambler, PA (about 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia). Both Craig Kimmel and Robert Silverman are high-end car guys, I am sure they can help you if it comes down to a legal issue. Kimmel & Silverman Best of luck. -Chuck
I love the Sport-Chrono Package on my 2008 Carrera. I turn it on each time I drive the car. To be honest, the throttle just feels very lazy to me without the SC active. Also, you may want to look at a new 997. The market is very soft right now and dealers are willing to provide deep discounts to move cars. By the time you do the math on a used 911, a new one may make better sense :)
Guys, here are some pics of the new 911.
When I picked up my new 997, the dealer provided me with (2) key/fobs, the owners manuals and some nice "Porsche" key chains (and even a hot breakfast at the dealership). However, there is a spot in the glove box (2 clips) that look like they should hold a pen or tire pressure gauge - nothing was there. What did everyone else get on delivery :)
Does anyone happen to know how many Porsche built and send state-side in 2007? Was showing a friend of mine the new 911 tonight and he asked. Thanks -Chuck