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Everything posted by bhussung
bhussung replied to nylewis's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Don't give up yet... Did you buy it from a dealer? If so, call the service department there... They may be able to work out a deal to cover some or all of the replacement.. If you bought it from a private party, talk to the dealer it was originally purchased from. It can sometimes be a long shot, but definitely worth the time.
bhussung replied to tmc's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hang in there man, and keep pushing the issue with PCNA. It is entirely possible for them to cover the entire parts and labor bill. Depending on the findings of the postmortem, they very well may decide to cover the entire replacement (refurbished engine) cost. A similar scenario happened to me about a year and a half ago. I returned my pcar to the originating dealership, and seeing the potential lifetime customer, PCNA covered the parts and the dealership covered the entire labor bill. Hope it works out for you... Good Luck...
bhussung replied to bnewport's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I also bought from a dealer without CPO. It did happen to be the same dealer that imported/sold it originally. It is definitly worth a try. I have heard alot of stories about porsche paying for 50-90% of the total cost. My total bill was around $1,200 out the door.
bhussung replied to bnewport's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Did you buy the car new, or CPO by chance? If you contact the dealership where you purchased the p-car, they may be able to help you out with some of the cost of a rebuilt engine. I had 42k miles on mine, and my dealership decide to cover part (most) of the cost for the rebuild. If you have a good relationship with your dealer, it is worth a try! Good luck...
Unbelievably, my local dealership had a trade in that had two lug keys. It just happened to be the right one! Anyone have a good outlet to buy new lugs? I was told that they changed the design, and I need to replace all of them, not just the locking ones. (They want $6 each for the lugs at the dealer!!!!) Thanks Brant
No, I bought the car CPO... The key was already in the flat kit. I had already taken the other rear tire off of the car though, so I'll just take the other lock lug with me to the dealer. That should work..
That is EXACTLY what my key looks like. There wouldn't be a part number on the key by chance?
bhussung posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I went to remove one of my rear tires today, after getting a flat. I was able to nurse it home and get it into the garage, but when I went to remove the lugs, the lug key snaped in half! :cursing: Can I get a new key from any tire shop, or is it special to porsche? I really don't want to have to get it towed.. Any advice appreciated!! Thanks, Brant -MY00 996 Cab
bhussung replied to 911h20's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa):notworthy: Well, I was planning on replacing mine with the plastic window GAHH top in June.... I am definitely onboard! If you can wait that long, I'll let you know.
I was reading through past posts about the rear window de-lamination issue. I read a post by Kim on article: 996 convertible top unglued, Unglued where fabric/plastic window meet. The post indicated that a separation of the window, even at the bottom didn't expose the interior to weather. Is this true? I have been scared to death to take my car out with even a 1% chance of rain, until I can get it fixed. It would be a lot more convenient if I could drive it for the next month while I save up the money... :unsure: Thanks, Brant MY00 C2 CAB
bhussung replied to nick49's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I had a similar issue. I have a MY00 C2Cab. I am also the second owner, and have no warranty. I noticed oil residue in the coolant. I took the car to the original dealership, where I also have all of my work done. I authorized $2k for them to tear down the engine. They actually found a defect in the block, which caused it to crack. It had 39k miles on it. Long story short, I asked the sales/service manager to see what they could do. They decided to cover it under the original warranty, and fixed the problem for free. (referb engine) Take it to the dealer and try to make a deal. If you talk to the right person, you may be able to get somewhere. They would rather have a happy customer now, and keep a loyal customer for the future. Good Luck!
bhussung replied to 355Aloha's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)After you refill it, check to make sure it still has the right color after an hour or so of driving. I had the same issue twice. The first time it was the cracked coolant bottle. The second time it was a cracked engine BLOCK! Their should be no residue in the bottle if it is just cracked.