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    Miami Beach, FL
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    1998 Carrera Cabriolet
    2004 Carrera Cabriolet
  • Future cars
    Porsche 911 993
  • Former cars
    BMW 1988 M6
    2004 Cayenne Turbo

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  1. After a rather spirited drive this morning here in South Florida, I heard a strange noise coming from my engine. As my 911 is a Cabriolet, I first thought it was another car around me. When I got back to the garage I confirmed it was indeed me :( In summary: The sound goes on for 30 seconds then would stop. It would take another 2-3 minutes then it would come back on. Something that caught me by surprise was that I turned the car off and was going to turn it back on to see if it continued. When I just turned the key to turn-off the engine immobilizer the sound came on even though I had not physically cranked the engine yet. When I started the engine it did not come back on. I let it run for another 5 minutes but the noise did not return I checked to see if it was throwing any ODB2 codes with my Durametric, however, all was clear. Oil levels are fine I have enclosed two videos One is with the engine running (and the sound disappearing) The second is when I turned the key, but not yet cranked the engine. Any advice/insight into what it could be would be appreciated. Also would like to know can I drive it to my mechanic (assuming that I would need to), would I be causing any long term problems? Thanks - Steve Sound with ignition on only.mov Sound with engine on.mov
  2. Thanks Loren. I did a quick 15-minute ride yesterday and the codes have not come back yet.
  3. I just had my 1998 993 Cabriolet worked on by a local Porsche mechanic to fix a broken shift linkage. The engine had some leaks as well which we had spoken about a year earlier. I decided to have them repaired and since the engine was partly taken apart, they changed the ignition wires as they were the original wires and replaced the belts. After 50 miles on my first highway trip since the repair, the check engine light came on. I hooked up my Durametric and pulled the following codes: 107 - Supply Voltage 169 - IACV Make Winding 168 - IACV Break winding 35 - Oxygen Sensing range 1 (cylinder 4-6) I reset the codes, re-started the engine let it idle for about 5 minutes - the codes stayed off. Is it OK to drive the car in this condition or is it a sign of some bad stuff going on? Any insight into why these codes would pop after such a repair above? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks - Steve
  4. Well they had to replace the shifter rod as one end had disintegrated (hence the disconnection of the linkage), the other end was in bad shape. Total repair was $800.
  5. I decided to send the car to my mechanic to fix the ball & Socket issue as I live in a condo I don't have garage space to do the repairs. Thank goodness for AAA as is no cost to send the car to the mechanic via flatbed. Does anyone want to hazard a guess what the mechanic bill will be?
  6. Thanks for the heads up., I will let you know how it all turns out.
  7. Thanks JFP - A couple of quick additional questions: Is there a way to look under the car to see if indeed this is the problem, or do I need to pull/drop something? Is installing the new snap on ball joint a minor job or would you recommend taking to my local mechanic Is this the part that I would most likely need? 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible - Shift Linkage - Page 2 WWW.PELICANPARTS.COM Shift Linkage - 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible
  8. Hi JFP - Thanks for the reply, that makes sense based on how the transmission feels. However, upon further investigation, I thought that the 993s had shift rods, not cables? It is a 1998 993 if that helps?
  9. I have a 1998 Carrera Manual Transmission Cabriolet with 22K miles that I have owned for the past year. Been a fantastic car with no issues up until yesterday. Just took it out for a two hour highway run on Sunday morning. As I was reversing the car into my parking spot, I heard a metallic noise (not unusually loud, as the transmission does have a mechanical sound to it - in which I do love). From that moment on, it felt as if there was no connection to the transmission (cannot feel the H pattern). The car is stuck in Neutral and I am not able to put it into or find any gears. I turned it off and started it - but the same problem. The transmission feels the same with the car off as it does when it is on. The clutch feels the same as it always has. Any ideas of what I am dealing with here?
  10. Thanks for the update. Will see if I can purchase on eBay, if not will just wait until the manual arrives with the 993 :)
  11. Does anyone have access to a PDF of the official owners manual? I just bought a 1998 Carrera Cabriolet and would like to do some studying up on it before I get it delivered in January. Thanks - Steve
  12. I am in the process of buying a late 993 Cabriolet to replace my current 2004 996 Cabriolet. I love my 996 but have decided to go a bit old school :) I have found 1998 with 46K miles based in Colorado Springs. Prior to purchasing, I would like to have an independent Porsche mechanic take a detailed look at it to see if there are any issues/drama with the car. Does anyone have any recommendations for such a person/garage in the Colorado Springs? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks - Steve
  13. I am in the process of buying a late 993 Cabriolet to replace my current 2004 996 Cabriolet. I love my 996 but have decided to go a bit old school :) I have found a 1998 with 46K miles that is currently being driven from SF to LA this week. I have attached the CarFax and the factory option packs as attachments below (Thanks to Loren for sending to me!!) Prior to purchasing, I would like to have an independent Porsche mechanic take a detailed look at it to see if there are any issues/drama with the car. Does anyone have any recommendations for such a person/garage in the LA area? Thanks - Steve Porshce - WP0CA2993WS340604 .pdf 911 CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this 1998 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA2_4_ WP0CA2993WS340604.pdf
  14. Thanks for the reply!! I am heavily leaning to getting it done (assuming I can find someone local who I trust to do it).
  15. My brother (who is the mechanic in the family) sent me the following video of a person in the UK who converted his 996 stock exhaust with a bypass from the inlet to the outlet pipes. It claims that it is what Porsche has done with the sports exhaust option that was available on the 996 (though with the Porsche option you can turn it off/on) https://www.yahoo.com/news/simple-exhaust-modification-gives-996-212015583.html I have a 2004 911 Cabriolet and was thinking of doing the mod to my car, though I am a bit concerned that it may be a bit too loud. As I live in Florida, I try to drive with the top down as much as possible. Two quick questions to the forum: Does anyone have any personal experience with the sports exhaust option on their cabriolet? Specifically do you keep it turned on/off most of the time and does it depend on whether you have drive with the top up/down? Anyone done the hack in the video and are there any gotchas I need to be aware of? I appreciate any feedback.
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