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About lebow71

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    1999 996
  1. Thanks for your comments mffarrell. Cost is not as much of a concern (covered by insurance) as having one side of the car look different than the other as I have heard arctic silver is tough to match. I have not heard how much the factory paint differs from car to car though. I have purchased parts from DC Auto in the past and found them helpful.
  2. My '99 996 Tiptronic 32K miles got side swiped last week. Damage is limited just to the drivers door, but will need to be replaced as dents are too severe for repair. Exterior was perfect on the car. Body shop wants to order new door panel, paint and 'blend' paint into front and rear fenders as they say it is impossible to match the color exactly. My thought was to try to source a used door from a dismantler. My paint code (under the hood) is L92U - Arctic Silver. The code from under the carpet by left light assembly reads: 92U 8 Q Arctic Silver X1 Questions is, aside from the L
  3. I was experiencing the usual electrical problems (lights, fan, defroster not working) due to the ignition switch. After a quick stop I went to start the car and it did not turn over. Lights on dash came on and battery indicated lots of juice. After switching the ignition switch as outlined in the link above - still the car would not start. Looking for suggestions on what to look for next. (Car is 1999 996 tiptronic)
  4. Problem solved. It was the ignition switch - it would recoil to the left after starting but not all the way (needed another 2mm). All lights, fans & rear window defrost working.
  5. I am experiencing the same problem with my '99 996 Tiptronic. Purchased the car 2 weeks ago with 30,000 miles (50,000 kms). Fan for ac stopped working at the same time my daytime running lights (Canadian car) also have issues - I am only able to have the park lights illuminate - no low beams. High beams will work. Also noticed that the rear window defroster does not work either. (all were working during the PPI and for the first 2 weeks / 500 miles) No problems starting the car and no sticky ignition. Any suggestions?
  6. I have a 2001 Boxster 2.7 Tiptronic. Airbag fault codes: -195 Unknown Code -102 Unknown Code -3 Power Supply Dealer suggested replacing the airbag control unit. Also wondered the part number (US car) and if switching the part requires programming by the dealer, or if there are any DIY instructions. Dealer here quoted $900 for part & labour. Ebay has used ones on for $200... Thanks, David
  7. I agree, and have been looking for a while. My thinking is that the overall conditionof the car is pretty clean and the fact the new engine only has 12,000 mls on it seems like an advantage. It seems like the prices have not come down much over the past year and may have even gone up a bit. I am looking on the autotrader & cars websites. Any other suggestions for sourcing a car?
  8. I am currently considering purchasing a 2005 997S. It has 60,000 miles on the clock with the engine replaced 12,000 miles ago with new factory motor installed by local dealer. Dealer would not say why engine was replaced but Porsche covered 1/2 the cost even though the car was out of warranty so I am assuming it was the IMS... My question is - Are the replacement engines from Porsche updated with the new bearing? Car seems like a good deal at $39,000 as it is in good shape with lots of options. I have had a pre purchase inspection and nothing come up other than the engine mounts sho
  9. Thanks Loren, the codes are 47, 33 & 61. the problem are that the passenger window does not drop the 1/4 inch (intermittent) when lifting the inner or outer door handles. The lower door light does not iluminate when the passenger door is open but does when the drivers door is open. Windows function properly with the window controls and when raising and lowering the top. When unlocking the car I get 2 beeps of the horn and no flash of the exterior lights when locking or unlocking the car. Any help is appreciated. David
  10. I have this same problem (2 beeps when locking) but only intermittently. Are there any wiring harnesses that I should be inspecting? The doors lock and unlock properly, the lights sometimes do not flash when the car is locked, the red light on the door lock switch on the center console sometimes stays illuminated and the passenger window sometimes is a little slow (1/2 - 1 second) to lower the 1/4 inch when opening the door. I live in a damp climate and recently had to clean the wiring harness to the emergency brake in order to lower and raise the top... I'll see about adding codes to t
  11. I have a 2001 Boxster 2.7 with the 'tiptronic S' transmission. Is this the same transmission as the Boxster S (3.2) or are they different part numbers? I am looking to source out a used transmission and would like to know if they are specific to the Boxster and Boxster S. I have found a 2002 tranny from a 3.2 Boxster. The ZF Model number is 1060 030030 Thanks, David
  12. The Codes that were scanned are as followed: P1126 oxygen sensing adaptation-lower load range bank 1 P1133 oxygen sensing adaptation- lower load range bank 2 P0107 ambient pressure sensor P0102 Hot film maf sensor P1128 Oxygen Sensing adaptation idle range bank 1 -22 Load Signal, DME Control Unit(Transmission Fault) Alarm Codes -33 Passenger Compartment monitor Sensor -47 Control Locking Synchronization -61 Central Locking Limit Position Unlock Not Reached Airbag Faults -3 Power Supply -195 Unknown DTC -102 Unknown DTC I have since replaced the MAF sensor and the
  13. not sure what material the metal shavings are or from exactly but here is a photo. Car is shifting better since the fluid change but under high torque and low rpm's (usually going up a steep hill) I have had instances of a shudder. Other times it will sound like it down shifts and the rpms go up however it stays in the same gear. It doesn't feel like there is much slipping at the moment.
  14. I have just had the 90,000 mile transmission service on my 2001 Boxster 2.7 tiptronic. Mechanic found metal shavings in the pan and was suggesting there may not be much life left in the transmission. Has anyone rebuilt a tiptronic S transmission or can recommend a reputable rebuilder in US or Canada and what a reasonable cost would be to expect? thanks
  15. Replaced the MAF and the car drove noticably better... for 3 days and this evening the CEL came back on. Have to get back to a shop to have the codes scanned again. Thanks
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