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Everything posted by judgejon

  1. What year? C2 or C4$? All season or summer tires? my C4$ ran 295/30 stock for summers. Check tire size on chart on inside of filler flap.
  2. Welcome to the forum. Yes, you are certainly right. But you can still go 125 mph and know you could go faster. And do curves too. The keys likely have to be coded by your local stealership and not for cheap. Enjoy. It’s truly an earned pleasure.
  3. No, don’t wait. Guaranteed that you will sleep better at night and feel better at speed on the highway.
  4. Amp in front in spare tire well? Factory set up or after market? check wiring at back of Becker 23 in dash as well? Maybe pull footwell panels to look. If not loose wires, likely a transistor or component in the amp unit
  5. the tire shop I have used for my C4$ places 2 hydraulic jacks at front, and then at rear. Its really fast. the jacks are usually in place when I turn around to look after getting out of the car. I think the points are under the shocks. Porsche was famous for the side lift jack. back in the day there was a special tool that fit in the jack placement fittings that allowed a standard garage jack to be used to lift the side of the car. most German car garages had one or two on hand. I bought one and kept it with the car.
  6. lots of information about this on the search engine. the search engine is a good friend. check this out and good luck:
  7. Hey Red, Long time no see. thought it was the light connector. My inde relies on me to remember to plug it back in. Cheers, j
  8. I think this is for either the third brake light in the spoiler, or more likely the engine compartment light. The spoiler light is only activated when the spoiler is in the raised position. The engine compartment light should come on when lid is open. Alternatively, it could be the emergency speed brake parachute release connector. Chute deploys at hard braking from above 145mph.
  9. Ok, smog check VW style emissions checker cheater plug? still could be drag chute factory option ?
  10. Ps: filler flap is only locked when car is locked. Otherwise just push on right side of flap to open. There is no push and release type latch like on Bmw.
  11. Search engine will be your friend. Threads on this one I believe. My car had a flimsy plastic emergency cable at right side inner door jam. It broke off, of course. I made my own emergency tool with a coat hanger which is neatly stored in right door handle pocket. Hope this helps. Cheers.
  12. Lots of good information here. Thsnks, as I will be looking and shopping around in a few months. 03 C4$. Liked and would likely again put on PS2. 220 AA A rating also pretty good. I live in wet coastal climate with all roads in/out twisty and over hills. Good Porsche country. Little or zero snow. So I can use summer tires all year without changing to all-season M&S. Especially like PS2 AA traction in wet conditions. How do other tires noted compare on sidewall ratings? Spouse drives X5 with Pirelli Scorpions, rated 520 A A. That’s ok on big suv. Wear important to her. My former 911SC ran great on Potenza’s, as I recall rated 180 AA A, again year round use. I’m often on the road in hot country in summer playing music. Grip in heat and wet conditions my prime consideration. If we do get very cold, snow conditions and ice, which is rare, but does occur on the mountain occasionally, C4S stays home. Comments on PS4S treadware, traction, temp ratings will be welcomed and appreciated.
  13. Appreciate your take on the tires. I can say that I used several sets of tires by other makers, changing all 4 at a time, liking Pirelli P Zero rosso a lot, and Bridgestone Potenza as well. But when I ran on the Michelin PS2 they were just simply the best. I don’t even search for others now. I’m curious as to the basis of your comment re PS4S. I haven’t thought about other tires in years. Difference might be that my car is all-wheel drive 4$. Cheers,
  14. Sorry, I don’t understand the question. I run almost the same tires as Loren noted on my 2003 C4$. Michelin PS2, N3, 295/30 on the rear, 225/40 on the front. Porsche specs. What’s the problem?
  15. Yes, exactly right. when spouse lost keys it meant trip to stealership with car and remaining key. Had to order key in advance giving vin info etc. once at dealership only took about 30 min. Only problem was we live about 4 hours from dealer. Made a nice day out of it though. for Lexus key lost at same time, I had our second key with me and we simply stopped at Lexus dealership on way home from trip and they did up a new key in under an hour. And for under half cost of 996 key. just something to factor into Porsche ownership necessities as needed.
  16. You need a trip to the stealership. I had to replace a key earlier this year. Bring your credit card and a hanky. Look for about $400 or so. (ps: folks at Sonnen in Mill Valley were great and very helpful)
  17. No personal experience with seat removal, but I have seen threads on the forum about this. The search engine will be your best friend on this issue I'm sure. good hunting...
  18. Info only. Just found out there is an updated version of Durametric to download. I believe it is to allow Macan interaction, but I believe it best to always be current. Found this out only because of classic air bag light that I had not seen in some time. I think Durametric is now
  19. wish I could help with this, but I am stumped. how about checking for an in-line fuse on motor connection or anything else loose under the seat? good luck with this. I'd be interested in the solution. If it is a seat motor issue, I'd bet the passenger seat motors are interchangeable.
  20. Wyovino is right I believe. This would keep some tension on the slider piece. But, still could be drag-chute release.
  21. My best guess is that it serves as sort of a dustcover to prevent stuff falling into the shift track. slides back and forth with gearshift I'd bet. Could also be a sort of lock-out or pressured spring to prevent you from accidentally going into reverse. There was something like that on my 1968 Camaro. Alternatively, it could be the safety lock-out for the ejection-seat mechanism. Alternatively, it could be the parachute release lock-out for quick stopping assist when hard-breaking occurs over 145 mph. I think this was another of 573 options available on the car. Good luck from up northwards of you. Very cool to post the diagram and pic.
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