Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)


Contributing Members
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


judgejon last won the day on June 5 2018

judgejon had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

27 Excellent

About judgejon

  • Rank
    Contributing Member

Contact Methods

  • ICQ
  • Yahoo

Profile Information

  • Gender

Profile Fields

  • From
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2019 X3 M40i
    2018 X5

  • Former cars
    2003 C4$ (sold)
    1979 911SC (sold)

Recent Profile Visitors

1,465 profile views
  1. Loren’s got it. I always thought of electric meter as a guide as to when to check dipstick. Overfill on air-cooled engines was deadly. Not really sure about 996. I did notice 996 does not burn off as much oil as 911’s, if any.
  2. Up on North Coast. Mendonesia is a locals name from about 40 or so years ago. We have family out in Pecos and Terrell Counties, TX. Have you ever been to Sanderson? Dryden? Sorry, I tried to post a pic of C4$ but it didn't open.
  3. Trying to post a pic of my 996C4$ A8550697-902C-416E-8DAD-93E4B35040C9.heic
  4. Totally agree. Had a fuel gauge sender issue in my '79SC. So... get new sender from Sunset, open hood, pull back carpet and thin cover piece, and there's the fuel tank. Out with the old sender, in with the new sender, and all done in about 10 minutes. Back in the day..... That's a great photo of a good looking 996. 2003? Headlamps are end of 996-model style. Cheers...
  5. Yes, I recall you go into through the right side of the front end, right at the fill tube. good time to fix that little plastic emergency opening pull as well. My issue was a wire chewed up by a mouse that had built a nest right on top of the fuel tank. Had to take out battery, and everything around it to get to the spot. Decided to go from top down. Took 2 min to fix the wire. Problem solved. Valve opened. Took $750 in labor to get to it. Really. The thread is out there on the forum somewhere. Good luck on this. Not sure where else the gas fumes could be coming from if not from the filler pipe area somewhere. Ugh, use a flashlight, ok? No matches. 😉 Cheers. Be well, j
  6. Hi Mitch. Check out some of the posts re the vent valve on the fill tank. I wonder if fumes could escape if it's somehow stuck open. I think the usual issue there is if that valve doesn't open to allow the tank to be filled. But it's a thought.
  7. Light candles and pray for rain. Sorry to read about this. Good luck on the project. I’d bet every one reading your story shares the obvious joy of driving those 996’s.
  8. Short block? I recall some posts from a fellow in Santa Rosa, CA, if I recall correctly, who actually put a Chevy 327, or possibly a 283, in his Porsche. It fit, though tight. He had to do some suspension work too I recall. Check search engine, it’s probably in there somewhere. How about a blower scoop coming up from the engine through the air grate? Good luck.
  9. i really never knew that. Good info. I’ve been known to almost literally blow my gasket once in awhile, but only did that once in a car. Pushing my hot Fiat 124 over a mountain years ago. Next rear car was the 911SC. Real car, not a toy car. Never looked back. Thanks, J
  10. Ps: at 72k you are in danger zone. IMS, yes!!! Just because. Valves are not right.
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.