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Posts posted by bhussung

  1. I'm not sure about compensation, but I use tire rack all the time. The preferred installer in my area doesn't carry the tires that I put on my p car. The $10-$20 per wheel they get to mount them is still money they wouldn't have had otherwise. They have corporate insurance to cover any damages that may occur. I'm sure that isn't much of a worry for them. They are just glad to get another customer out of the deal, and some free (or cheap) advertising on tire rack.

    If your feeling guilty, I'm sure the installer would love for you to come back any buy some tires for the wife's car...

  2. The dealer that imported the car is most likely to work with you.

    I was the second owner of my 2000 C2 Cab. I didn't buy it from a dealer, but I always had it serviced there. When I had the intermix problem, they looked it up, and found out that they had imported the car originally. They worked with porsche and decided to cover the re-man engine. I paid only $2k for some of the labor.

    Good luck! Goodwill is out there... Don't give up without a fight!

  3. Tried a search on this topic but most answers pertained to boxters and 944s, where there was much discussion, but very little pertaining to the 996.

    I have a 2000 porsche 996 cabriolet in San Francisco CA. I have noticed that sometimes during especially hard rains, water will build up in the right hand side rear passenger footwell, beneath the carpet. I have checked the roof pretty thoroughly and everything seems quite dry up there. Where could this water be coming from? The walls seem to be dry as well.

    I have found some discussion in other forums suggesting that 944s have a problem with drains clogging up underneath the battery box, but do not understand how this could leak into the rear right passenger footwell without soaking underneath the carpet of the front passenger footwell ;-) Is there some sort ventilation system that stretches to the back seat area?

    I removed some leaves from the drain area under the battery box and will report back if that stops the leak. BUT, any other ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated. I am hoping to avoid spending money unneceesarily if this is something that I can fix myself ;-)

    thanks much!


    There are other drains in the back on a Cab. Take a look at this: http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=7791

  4. Make sure the plastic cover that surrounds the metal hook on the closing mechanism is still glued to the hook. If the top over stresses, the plastic cover is designed to detach, and it won't activate the micro-switch. That would make the windows not function correctly, and the light would stay on.

    If that is the case, you should be able to push up on the plastic cover (after it has retracted... don't lose a finger) and activate the micro switch. That should allow the windows to activate. You will then need to get the top calibrated, and a new plastic cover for the hook.

    This problem is very common in colder environments, if you put the top up while it is too cold. The canvas and plastic window shrink slightly in the cold weather, and can make the top too tight to fully deploy safely.

  5. I switched to the Kumho Ecsta's. I was running SO3's, but decided to look for a cheaper alternative after they were discontinued. I have no complaints after almost 22k miles and 2 DE's, rears will still last me through the fall and spring months. Great handling for road and track. They are somewhat more noisy, but at almost half the cost.... $109 and $207 for the fronts and rears (respectively) at tire rack.

  6. I am on my second set of Kumho SPTs. The price/performance is great. They are 1/3 the cost of the Bridgestone counterpart, and wear twice as well. I bought a new set of SO3s when I purchased the car, and the nylon was showing at 8k miles. My last set of Kumho SPTs lasted around 20k miles, and I have about 14k on this set, and they have about 8mm of tread left on the inside of the rears.

    My only complaint about the Kumho's is road noise. They are definitely louder than the Bridgestones, but not to the point of overbearing the exhaust ;)

  7. No matter what model year you purchase, an extended warranty is always a good idea. I have a 2000, and have been through the replacement. No fun there, but at least with the extended warranty, you can get back on the road again for less that the $10-$15k replacement cost.

    There are actually multiple issues that you may read about with the 3.4, from a slipped cylinder sleeve to a cracked head, or even a bearing failure. I believe each problem was fixed at a different time. I know on my rebuilt 3.4, the bearings have been beefed up to prevent that issue.

    Others may be able to comment on specific modifications made to the 3.4 over the years, but honestly, most of us don't know what caused the engine failure, due to the fact that Porsche will not give you the core reimbursement if you open the block.

    Bottom line... Get the carfax, a ppi, and an extended warranty if your worried about it.

    Happy shopping!

  8. I now run "Kumho Ecsta SPT"s on my 2000 Cab. After I went through a set of SO3's in only 7,500mi, I decided to look for a less expensive tire. The road noise is a little louder than the SO3s, cornering and wet traction are about the same, but I get around 12,000mi(19,000km)/set and they only cost me about $550USD for all 4. I am now on my second set of Kumhos, and would recommend them to anyone, even thought they are not OEM for Porsche.

  9. Hi, i did a search for this and couldn't find an answer. I have recently purchased a 1999 996 cab and i noticed that the rear window bottom was coming unglued. Well, today, i noticed a section roughy six inches has come completely unglued. Does anyone know what kind of glue i can use to fix this?

    Had the same thing happen to me.. Here are a couple of posts that may help you. The technical term for the issue is "Delamination"



    There is also a TSB on this issue called "Convertible Rear Window Bonding Loose". I believe you have to be a contributing member to download the TSBs.

    Good luck

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