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  1. I posted this on another forum, but did not get any response so far: I have too much rear toe-in with the OEM non-adjustable toe links on my 2006 CS with CR suspension, and need to install adjustable toe links. I do not track the car, and don't want the noise and harshness of after-market toe links with mono balls. Does anyone know of an adjustable rear toe link product for 997/987with OEM-style rubber bushings, rather than mono balls? Thanks, JM
  2. Thanks for that. But it might mean more work for me: I have the 2005 edition of the DVD (MY2006 Cayman S). Any links to the firmware update/"Level C operating system software"?
  3. So the new map DVD for 2013 is about to come out (997.044.90351). The dealer wants $300 for the disk and $130.- for the re-flash, or whatever they do to make the new disk talk with the existing PCM 2.1 nav system.That is about as much as a good stand-alone Garmin Navigation system costs.So my question: how can I reduce that price? Can I update whatever firmware or re-flash is needed myself? Are there third-party providers from whom I can get the disk cheaper (Porsche, buys its map DVDs from Harman/Becker)?Thanks,JM P.S.: No response to this inquiry on other forums. Map systems based on DVD drives seem to be hurtling towards obsolescence.
  4. I was sitting down when told by the dealer (better, monopolist in this case) that a spare key, even the one without the remote switches, would cost me in the neighborhood of $500.- ($350.- for the part, $150.- for the coding.) My independent Porsche shop tells me that, though Porsche technically complies with U.S. law (aftermarket companies must be allowed to provide the service), the factory makes it cost-prohibitive to non-dealers to cut keys by charging in excess of $20k for the machinery, and an additional monthly service fee to do that. Has anyone found a less expensive work-around to these outrageous prices? All I want is one of those smaller keys to put in my wallet, in case I lock myself out, or in case I lose the main key on a trip. Thanks, JM
  5. Thank you all. I found a copy of the (backordered) manual at a dealership and had it sent to me for a total of $38.- Best regards, JM
  6. I was quoted in excess of $100.- on eBay for just the PCM II booklet! But if I can get it from the dealer for around $20.- , I should not even have bothered any of you. Thanks for all you help! JM
  7. Thanks, I really appreciate the effort. But that one is a bit old (ca. 2002) and missing the telephone, sport-chrono and other features. As in my system many of the settings that are non-telephone related use certain telephone buttons, I would like to have the PCM manual that covers that. I will try to display on the PCM screen the version I have. After all, it's only about 10⁻ 13 possibilities with the various know combinations!
  8. It is a U.S. car. If this helps: the part number in the PCM's "Quick Reference Guide" is: WKD 951 224 06 and the part number for the full manual may be: WKD 951 324 06 (as of 10-2006). It is dated 01/05 and covers the Sport Chrono, Individual Memory, Logbook, Telephone, NAV, NAV Extended and Mail functions.
  9. Thanks, but I am afraid, the layout and functions on the sport chrono plus version of the PCM are entirely different from the regular PCM - the 3.0 download you cited. Here is a picture of my exact layout:
  10. Yes, I am aware of this, but did not see the PCM manual in question being offered in the index of downloads. I would gladly contribute money to this site in return for the download of the "Sport Chrono Plus" PCM manual for my 2006 Cayman S. Best regards, JM
  11. Of course, the only manual missing from the set of my newly acquired 987-1 is... the only one I really need- the PCM Manual! I have the 'Sport-Chrono-Plus' version, where a bunch of non-navi-related functions can only be dialed in on the PCM unit and its screen. I would like to learn all of the functions available, and would appreciate any hint where I might be able to either download the manual or buy a hard copy for less that the mega bucks the e-bay seller are asking. Thanks! JM
  12. As I have just found out, getting Porsche to assist you in learning a car's (or motor's) history is largely made impossible by Porsche N.A.'s refusal to release any engine or other historical service data if you are not registered with them as the owner of the car (which by definition you are not as potential buyer!) I tried to get from Porsche information when a '01 996 engine of a car I was interested to buy had been replaced, but they would not budge, and cited privacy issues. I said: This is a car that was auctioned off at a dealer auction two years ago, with no service records supplied! Whose privacy is being protected here? She said: "as soon as you buy it, you will get the information from us". Great cars, less than stellar customer support, if you ask me. JM P.S.: Compare this unreasonable behavior to Porsches' new acquisition, Audi- they have no problem recalling and communicating any and every last filter change that was ever made on any Audi, regardless where and when. All you need to give them is a VIN, and researching a car's service history is a breeze.
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