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Everything posted by judgejon

  1. If it’s a Porsche, it’s not cheap to properly maintain. But regular or early maintaining pays off in the long-run. Carrera4$, as we say.
  2. Great pic. Remember the old 911sc, actually had, I think it was called, “mechanical linkage.” This was back in the day before e-gas. Sucks to get old, my friends.
  3. There you go... “the man” has spoken. Cool, Jeff. Right on the money. I remember that my RedLine was engine oil. Everything was only oem Porsche.
  4. I always used Redline, but never had the issue you are experiencing. Are you “speed shifting” it? My issue was missing the shift from 2nd to 3rd when I “speed shifted” which has never been a Porsche thing. Smooth shift motion, then never an issue. Not sure if this helps you. Hope your issue is not the synchro or throw-out bearing. That’s one reason it’s a C4$.... Good luck.
  5. Greetings Simon. i don’t think the self locking can be disabled. Others might have better information. Where are you in the UK? I was at Merton College at Oxford. We miss riding the bus into London and taking the tube everywhere. Cheers, j
  6. My memory is the car will attempt to lock itself. Leaving front up could trigger alarm. Also, after about a week locked, door will only open with key, and alarm will go off. Why don’t you back car into garage? Also, get a trickle charger that plugs into cigarette lighter, leaving window slightly open for cord to go through. Lighter is not switched, and saves you trouble of connecting charger to battery. Good luck.
  7. I don’t really have a knowledgeable answer. But there are some skilled folks on the forum who might. good luck
  8. There is just too much on this to cover quickly in one answer. As Loren would say, “the search engine is your friend.” that said, my similar problem was caused by the wiring to the switch on very top of gas tank. You have to go down to it by pulling off everything above it, like the battery tray, etc. Took a few hours to get there, then 5 min to reconnect wires and remove nest of the mice that has chewed wires apart. there could be other solutions. Search away. Have fun. Good luck.
  9. And I recall that Porsche part numbers often change for update designation to the same part. I remember this from the radiator coolant tank cap and other part numbers as well.
  10. Agreed. A trip to your local stealership seems to be on the horizon. Good luck.
  11. No idea on cost of getting piwis, only that, I believe, it can only be done at a $tealership.
  12. Sorry I can’t help. But Joe, Loren, or Jeff will probably know. Alternative is a visit to your local stealership for a piwis and wheel removal. Again, good luck.
  13. Or as Loren and Jeff suggest, time for a piwis at your local stealership. good luck.
  14. Yep, adding the name Porsche to anything also adds some cost. All part of the deal. What’s your 996? Mine was a C4$. And there’s that old saying, “if you have to ask the price you probably can’t afford it.” The issue, imho, boils down to spending big bucks now to avoid spending monster bucks later. Owning a Porsche means keeping up the maintenance without hesitation. Best not to learn that the hard way. I had the LN replacement ims bearing, and following Jeff’s good advice would have put on The Solution when it was time to replace it. Oh yes, ya gotta replace your replacement ims at sa
  15. Yes. I think most on forum would agree. Right, Jeff? Like replacing the old sealed hydraulic chain tensioners with oil pressure tensioners. (That’s for those of us who might have had an air-cooled 911.). I think LE calls it “the solution.”
  16. I don’t intend to start the “tire wars” up again, but I ran on Michelin PS2’s year round. It’s not a winter tire, not m+s rated, but rated aa and great in wet weather. 295/30 on the back.
  17. My memory is that the 285 is an all-season tire, and the 295 is a summer only, not M&S rated. Look for tire sizes on inside of gas flap.
  18. Another thought. Can you access the fuel tank on top where the sender goes in? i remember changing out the sender on my ‘79 SC. Easy job then, not sure on 996, but maybe there’re a gasket or something that’s cracked? The filler switch wires are under the battery tray. I don’t think you would get too much odor from filler check valve, as problem there would be more likely not opening to allow a gas full up. I remember a mouse nest up under there once, chewed through the check valve wires. it’s on the forum somewhere. Valve wouldn’t open, but a quick solder job on wires was quick
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