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Everything posted by judgejon

  1. wir brauchen ein video deiner abenteuer. und von deiner freundin auch. the switch is in the fuse panel, and comes through the fuse panel cover. I'll try to attach a photo of cover and fuse panel.
  2. welcome to the forum. glad this was an easy fix for you. sometimes....well, sometimes for somethings there is an easy answer. Cheers, ps: the switch actually comes through the fuse box cover, unless it was optioned to one of the blanks up on the horseshoe around the radio/ac.
  3. I bet your right about the sensor being on top of the gas tank. Good luck with all this. With the racing fuel cap and a big tank you will soon be running full out at Thunderhill.
  4. Thanks. I will be taking your good advice. I'm aware of the 6/75k thoughts on the retrofit bearing. I drive a 2003 C4$. I had the retrofit installed in 2011 at about 40k miles on the car. Mileage now about 60k. My plan is to change to the Solution at around 70k miles. Does this fit with the various situations you've seen in the shop? Cheers, jl
  5. Or, if you do as provenance, keep your repair record from the shop that did the work. This is probably ok if the shop is licensed by your state, like CA through the BAR. And as a related digression, Jeff, I have about 25k the retrofit on my 2003 C4$. I'll be getting another put in after about 10k+ miles. Is it still your thought to go with the solution instead of another retro? I've thought otherwise, but am coming around to the solution as, well, ..the solution. I did the carerra tensioner hydrologic update on my 911sc, and then never thought about tensioners again. Same with the s
  6. I recall that you take out the battery and remove the battery tray, and that the valve is right on top of the fuel tank. I had to do this due to a mouse nest and nibbled wire in this exact location. Great inde shop started top down when I was having your gas issue. There's a thread on the forum about this. He had to reconnect a chewed through wire and voila problem solved. Must tell you the wire was cheap, but the time spent on the actually job did not come cheap. Good luck...
  7. Makes sense. Glad you found it, and hopefully not too pricey a fix. Cheers.
  8. were the tires broken in properly? how many miles on the car? how long have you had it? history of front end issues? could be a defective tire, or front end suspension issues. control arms? has the car been tracked? does the issue occur on a good straight paved road? are tires properly balanced? check tire play on a long straight good smooth roadway. sometimes a bouncing effect can happen if the tires are not properly balanced, and this might not be apparent at 50mph but would be noticeable at 65. good luck.
  9. Still possible small cracks are doing you in. What happens after you wash car, or hose it off? Is car outside in rain, or garaged? What you described sure seems like classic coil pac issue. Good luck.
  10. Thanks for this information. Thumbs up! I've actually done the lubrication of the front to rear bearing. It's not an easy access, but with some bending, more difficult as I get older, you can get to both seats from the back. both have to be fully extended upward to do this. I'm assuming that the height adjustment mechanism is on the same side of both seats. Porsche has done that with other stuff for years. Does this sound right to you? Also, I think there will likely be more room under the passenger seat. Did you unbolt both seats from the floorboards to tilt them back
  11. Hope you have solved this mystery. Curious to know the answer.
  12. I know you've looked at the posts and checked your hoses, etc., but take a look at the wires on the top of the gas tank that go to a gas tank vacuum switch. Sure sounds like a switch is not opening to release pressure in the gas tank. Yes, I was the "mouse nest" guy that learned about this little switch the hard way. Others have mentioned that 996 cars do tend to fill very slowly, esp as the tank gets full. So a bit of gas overflow is not unexpected. Your issue as described is more than the usual situation. Good luck. Post up when you find the answer.
  13. Yes, luck has a lot to do with it. The fuel system is a bit bizarre, but you, and the forum, have figured it out. I would not have a clue. 3 related comments: the gas tank will not fill as quickly as with other cars. common problem is the valve that opens when the pump nozzle is inserted. If the valve does not open, check the wiring on top of the gas tank for rodent intrusion. Yes, I had a mouse chew through the wires. PITA to fix. I had a fire in my 911SC when a pebble caused the front A/C condenser fan to overheat. Explosion avoided because gas tank was full,
  14. It's way more expensive, as expected, but I would likely go for the Porsche part. I have memories of replacing the turn signal switch in my older Porsche. Same issue, and in same price range. Having seen it come out of the older car, I might be tempted to try it DIY, but in reality would take it to a reputable shop. Good call, Loren. Good call, Joe.
  15. Here's a possibility, though slim. Could overflow gas have leaked out of the drain basin and/or tube that drains the gas, and collected somewhere in the body of the car instead of draining out to the ground? Maybe there's a place that still smells even thought the spilled gas would be long dry by now? could there be any gas-soaked insulation in there somewhere?Re the dealer issue, is there such a thing as a permeable fuel tank in any car? pm on the way
  16. Found the answer in a post from Maurice (1schoir) dated Oct 10, 13, in a thread titled Window drop passenger side. As Loren has always said, "the search engine is your friend." Question: Am I correct that to get the door panel off the battery must be disconnected to avoid an airbag issue? Maurice, if your still willing, a DIY would be great. My good inde would likely be able to help me with this. I'd like to avoid a visit to the closest Stealership which is about 160 miles away in Mill Valley, CA. Cheers,
  17. gas smell is not normal. maybe for a little while if you have some overflow when filling the gas tank. but that disappears after a short time. if you only notice the odor when the tank is over 1/2 full I'd wonder if there's a minute leak somewhere on the upper seams of the tank. Or maybe the fuel filler line clamps are loose? good luck.
  18. Friends, I posted this to the 986 Boxster forum, but realized I should also post to the 996 side of life. My drivers window is now only dropping a fraction of an inch. I think the bicycle brake adjuster fix will solve the problem. I found the pics of this once, but can't seem to locate them again. I'm reactivating this thread to ask if either of you, or others, might have the link or thread with the pictures of that great fix idea. thanks in advance. jl
  19. Friends, My drivers window is now only dropping a fraction of an inch. I think the bicycle brake adjuster fix will solve the problem. I found the pics of this once, but can't seem to locate them again. I'm reactivating this thread to ask if either of you, or others, might have the link or thread with the pictures of that great fix idea. Thanks in advance.
  20. 1st gear synchro issue? as an aside, older, air cooled Porsche cars did not have synchro for first gear. never needed 1st when racing was the philosophy. same for ignition key being on side of steering wheel opposite of shifter. one hand for key, other for shifter, saves a second or two when starting engine for racing from standing or parked positions. good luck with this.
  21. Good. You will have piece of mind. i did my IMS retrofit at 35k, and wii do it again at approx 70k. Only real consideration is whether to install the pressure-fed "solution." Costs more but likely worth it. Good opinions on forum about this choice. Best to do clutch and RMS at same. But for sure get the IMS done. Cheers,
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