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Everything posted by judgejon

  1. Agreed. A trip to your local stealership seems to be on the horizon. Good luck.
  2. No idea on cost of getting piwis, only that, I believe, it can only be done at a $tealership.
  3. Sorry I can’t help. But Joe, Loren, or Jeff will probably know. Alternative is a visit to your local stealership for a piwis and wheel removal. Again, good luck.
  4. Or as Loren and Jeff suggest, time for a piwis at your local stealership. good luck.
  5. Yep, adding the name Porsche to anything also adds some cost. All part of the deal. What’s your 996? Mine was a C4$. 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 say 30k miles. So spending more now for The Solution makes better sense to me. Good luck. Most of all, Enjoy the car!
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 fix. Problem was the time to access the switch under battery tray. Seemed lots of stuff had to get moved out first to get under there. Keep striving. Good thoughts...j
  10. I’d trust LN, but you might be able to use a different shaped substitute line or a pendable flex line.
  11. I’m pretty sure you would have seen any gas leaking out from small cracks in hoses. Maybe worth another check for worn hoses, wet spots, etc. Mystery for sure. Good luck, Mitch.
  12. Well Joe and Mitch , all I can add is the thought that “she’s real fine, my 409.” good luck with this, the Chevy is supposed to be pretty reliable. The conversion must have been a challenge indeed, but I’d call the conversion a transgender switch to “bride of Frankenstein.” Best to all y’all, j
  13. Good sound move. When in doubt do the suggested fix. Cheaper in the long run, and nice peace of mind.
  14. Good report. I think I also did a prophylactic water pump replacement at some point. Had an outstanding Porsche mechanic at Inde shop and we kept records and immediately addressed any remotely needed possible repairs or advance parts replacements. I always did that and never waited to see what might happen. I do recall a water pump replacement done on that basis. Also little stuff like fuel filler cap update, etc. Porsche expensive to maintain, but major issues can be avoided by regular attention to service details. I sold the C4$ at around 65k to avoid future unknowns, just because. Loved the car.
  15. I think a lot depends on the mileage on the car when purchased, and how many previous owners there were, how much attention was given to regular, routine maintaining. And, certainly, how hard the car had been driven, or tracked, or auto crossed. History of how many over-revs also important. I sold mine at about 70k miles. It was my daily driver. It was fun to drive every single time. That said, it’s a Porsche and does cost to maintain. The 996 does not have the greatest repair history, but folks on forum have noted lots of miles put on them without major issues. I sold my 911sc at about 325k miles. Took good care of it. Oil change at every 5k. Used Red-Line 10-40. Did have a main bearing go out around 160k which lead to engine tear down. But the air-cooled basically just came right apart. Engine body on the 3.0 was essentially glued together with 6 individual jacketed piston cylinders bolted onto it. I’m confident I might likely have put another 100k on it. I know the fellow who has it now and seems it’s still doing ok. But, Porsche’s just ain’t cheap to maintain.
  16. I feel your pain. but just curious, would a Durametric check have cleared the codes? Is this just a freak occurrence? I’ve never read about this one. New Porsche mystery to me. Others will likely have some substantial answers. Good luck.
  17. What year? Consider IMS history. With too many over revs could mean car was tracked (auto cross) or abused on the street drag racing. Caveat emptor.
  18. Isn’t the fuse box itself grounded? When I did this I don’t recall a separate ground wire. Ran telephone wire from fuse pigtail up A pillar to over rear view mirror and plugged in to V1 at left of rear-view mirror. I recall a good post on this with good pics. Sorry I don’t have a better recollection. Also wired a phone plug for use with remote display mounted on batwing where seat heater switches would have been.
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