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About James-Australia

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    Porsche 911 996
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    Mercedes 300E

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  1. Hey guys and gals Ive created some healthy debate with my query. Please dont argue everyone has there own opinion. Well I've booked the vehicle in for a cooling system service and $500.00 later I hope my baby works well. Call me an idiot but the fear is already in me and its like my girlfriend sais 'i know everywhere you go and see everything you do' so better play it safe :P . All in all I still dont understand why the Germans would design a sports car and place a 100ml rubber coolent house at the very base of the engine at such a vulnerable position. The coolent 'pipe' could have continued
  2. Hello and thank you for the 2 replies. The question I still have is if I can top up the water and drive it to my nearest service centre or advisable not start it up at all so as not to cause damage on start up. You see when you contact your service centre they put the fear in you to a point where you have to relly on forrums to get an open opinion. So some feedback would be helpful. Thanks
  3. Hi to all, well it had to happen to me. Did a good deed by taking an older citizen out for lunch and while leaving and reversing to drop him of, I reversed slightly into a footpath divider. Well, got out more like jumped out to check and saw liquid gushing out and first thought turn of engine :blush: . For a minute thought is was petrol and my friend the old codger in my car was about to turn into barbecue bill. Relized quickly was water pouring from the the disconected coolent hose. Got towed on a tilt truck (flat bed) with more water out as tilted on an angle. Ok sorry to bore you all :huh
  4. Fantastic thank you. Clears that up for me. All the best
  5. Hi all, could you please give me a hand in clarrifying a parts query. I am wanting to purchase a Porsche Bra and need to determine if an April 2002 delivered 996 has 'Fender Guards' or not? Thanks
  6. Hi, thanks for the link great steps. Pretty easy to change the oil I guess but I must say you need the tools to make sure the correct tightness is applied. Funny how Porsche insists on Mobil 1. I managed to buy a box (3 X 5litre) for $180.00 through a wholesaler but now his gone and the cheapest I found was Supercheap auto at $95.00 per 5 litres. Expensive oil for city driving. I wonder if anyone uses another brand like Caltex, etc? Thanks for the link.
  7. Hi, yes I managed to buy a torque tool prior to doing the job but I didnt have the proper filter wrench which I have ordered yesterday. I guess I tried to run before I could walk and not use the correct tools. When I took the oil filter housing of to replace the o ring the thread seemed ok and went on easily by hand until the last few turns. Once i recieve the wrench in a week or so I will use the correct torque and see if that all works out. Will post the outcome.Thank you for the input. :eek: :wrench:
  8. Thank you all for your coments. I am a little unhappy today as afer re fitting the o ring correctly and driving the car carefully for about an hour I came home and left the vehicle parked for 4 hours only to go out look under and notice oil droplets hanging of my sump at the rear of the sump right side. More or less the corner in front of the filter. I hope I have not done any damage. My oil pressure also sits just under 2 bars now at warm idle so god knows. Today I got under again and drainned some oil as I noticed the dash reading read full bars. Obviously to much. That is a littl
  9. Thank you Loren for the information I appreciated your a gem. I actually came on to edit and include a question that is if I can remove the filter housing and refit it without draining the oil all over again. I assume from your comment to 'top up' the oil that I can remove the filter housing without a total drain correct? Thank you again
  10. Hi all, well I may be the biggest idiot or just a lack of brain cells from not enough meat/tofu in my diet. I decided last Sat being a wet and gloomy day to do my oil and filter change. I did the usual, drained tank, removed oil filter housing and oil filter. After half hour on the drip and replaced oil plug with new oiled washer, fitted new oiled o ring up to the end of the housing to the lip, oiled filter, fitted filter and housing and job done. Started car and have to say my sporty grunty motor now sounded like my girlfriend,<asleep> no noise. Ok I guess I cant complain. I
  11. Ohhh I didnt know about the limit. Your a champ what I say thank you. Ok Ill have a look at Pelican Parts and check there prices, much appreciated.
  12. Hi, exactly right. Prices here are extremily expensive compared the other countries so I guess have to source them elsewhere. I will investigate Type 911 as well and see what there prices are. Thank you for the reply.
  13. Hi, thanks for reply. I have looked at there site and from what I can see there prices are much the same. Ill give you an exemple, a set of genuine brake pads for standard 996 cost $380.00 for front. Its about 30% dearer then an abroad rate. If I am wrong please correct me. Thanks again.
  14. Hi everyone, I have a matter of concern that has been on my mind now for some weeks and I cant seem to decide and need your help. In view of currency changes it is cheaper to buy some parts overseas. I have contacted Des911UK and after the initial query with Karl and his redirection, when I presented further queries (approx 2 follow up emails) I did not recieve a reply. I need some help in the sense that if I placed an order it would be by visa (no PayPal or other offered) and would amount to approx US800. I dont know if I am pouring my money down the drain. Has anyone dealt with this company
  15. This topic has been covered many times, the short answer is no. Whatever the difference, the hundreds you'll spend on the upgrade may net you a small "butt dyno" payoff, and maybe not even that. You're better off spending your money on a driver education program. PCA has one of the best out there, look up your local region and sign up. Mark Hahhahaha thats funny, Thanks Mark your right. You know the first time I looked at buying a Porsche the seller took me for a drive and I dont know how he did it but the way he changed those tiptronic gears on high revs and speed was face blowin
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