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Everything posted by judgejon

  1. Interesting. Can windows be “reprogrammed” or “retrained” like sunroof? If not, you probably need a piwis fix or dealer reprogram. Good luck.
  2. It’s a Porsche, so it’s a given that it would costs money. Often lots. I loved my C4$. If not already done, do the IMS right away. Figure that into the price of the car, +2k-3k. Regular service will be higher than most cars. Especially the rear tires. Re the 4 wheel drive: I loved my air-cooled RWD 911SC. Fun to drive. Had to really pay attention though. First time I drove the C4$ and then every time to the last time it was just awesome. Top end is a bit lower than the rwd, but who cares. It’s a very short leaning learn re the 4wd. Very smooth through turns at speed, once you learn to trust the front 40% ratio of pull. You can go smoothly and very fast through turns. I never had issues with the 6-speed or drive-train. Rear tires will get replaced about 2-3 times more than the front. Michelin ps2’s were the best for me.
  3. Ps: unless you plan to turn off a few systems, the enthusiasts Durametric may be a better deal. It will for sure turn off your false air bag light. Or, check around, there may be someone around who will let you use their pro. Again, good luck.
  4. Agreed. Immobilizer likely trashed. Common problem with water under driver seat. Good luck.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Trying to post a pic of my 996C4$ A8550697-902C-416E-8DAD-93E4B35040C9.heic
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Ps: at 72k you are in danger zone. IMS, yes!!! Just because. Valves are not right.
  15. No, imho not normal. Change oil, even overfill to test. Adjust lifters, timing, etc. Don’t wait to do this. All, imho. Good luck.
  16. Do you notice any noise or vibration now? I used paper matches, heads removed, to deal with a bass speaker vibration issue once, so the rubber gasket thingy is not out of the question. Hope you consider this a “solve.” Carry on...
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