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    Baton Rouge, LA
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2001 C2 Cab

    2003 Boxster S (SOLD)
  1. a17322a, thanks so much for the reply, it was pretty obvious once I knew where to look! This did fix my issue with refueling, but still have the check engine light and difficulty starting the car after fueling. Back to the troubleshooting! Thanks again!
  2. So I just replaced my fuel line vent valve but when removing the old valve I didn't take note of the sensor that is on the fuel neck (yes, my dad would now call me a shade tree mechanic for that). Where does the end of this sensor attach? Speaking of the end towards the top of the neck. Chasing down that darn P0446 code. 2001 996 C2 - Tip A little more. Now that I have replaced this vent valve I am experiencing problems fueling my car. It acts like the E6 fuse is blown, having to pump gas very slowly. I am attaching a pic of what I called a sensor, still not sure what this is.
  3. Apparently I didn't pay attention when I put the new valve in and didn't connect this sensor properly as now I am having issues filling my tank. Where is the end of the sensor supposed to be mounted or placed?
  4. Just a quick update. I did take the car to a very well established indie shop in New Orleans for the work. This shop has been in business longer than the Porsche shop both in Baton Rouge and in New Orleans. They replaced the AOS (without dropping the engine), changed spark plugs and serpentine belt all for $2200. Still a bit pricey but as I truly didn't have the time to do this myself I was pleased. Excellent work in a timely manner and washed my car....no complaints here!
  5. Just got my quote from my closest, trusted indie. Much more in line with what I thought. And the above is what I was thinking as well....a dealership taking 20 hours to drop the engine replace a part, that should take very little time to replace with the engine out and reinstall the engine. I'm not sure I want them working on my baby.
  6. Sorry for the rant but just had to get it off my chest. My local dealership just quoted me 20 hours labor to change my AOS. '01, 996 tip, C2. Total estimate, $3300. I don't blame them for wanting to drop the engine but good grief, 20 hours to do it??
  7. I had a wind screen in my Boxster. It didn't seem to really deflect that much wind. I'm wondering if the wind deflector for the 996 works better. Share you thoughts, please.
  8. MY 01 996 C2 tiptronic Just turned 100,000 miles. The only 2 "major" repairs I've had are, replaced water pump at about 63,000, replaced coolant overflow tank at 90,000, both DIY thanks to Renntech! DIY oil changes at 7500 mile intervals. I love this car. Daily driver and runs like a well engineered high performance sports car should.
  9. My MY'01 C2 just turned 99,000 miles. Only issues have been water pump (at 62k) and Coolant Overflow Tank (at 78k). Regular oil changes at 5000 miles. No issues.
  10. 2001 C2 Tiptronic Cab. 87,000 No major issues. Replaced water pump at 65,000. Replaced coolant expansion tank at 85,000 (both done by me with excellent DIY tips from this site!) Third owner, both previous owners had regular maintenance at the same shop in Plano, TX. Oil changes every 7500 miles by me. Purrs like a wild kitten, ready to run. Love telling my friends that she is 10 years old while standing outside the car and starting her. They shake their heads in amazement.
  11. Once again, Loren to the rescue. Cleaned the MAF, cleaned the throttle body hooked everything back up, running like a new car. Drove it to and from dinner last night with the CEL on, started it this morning, no CEL and been running like a top all day with no CEL and no other issues. Another DONATION COMING NOW!!!
  12. No fault codes yet, 2nd Porsche and have never had a CEL....so am just now having to buy/borrow one. The secondary air pump is plugged in, however the first time I started the car, I didn't have the air hose connected and it idled about 30 seconds until I noticed it. Could that have thrown something out of whack?
  13. Changed out my coolant expansion tank....not too much trouble (after getting the old unit out). Installed the new one, filled and fired it up for a leak check. One small leak, decided to wait until the next day to search for that leak. Next day I removed the air unit to do a visual on the hoses and make sure they were all dry prior to starting the engine. Went inside and then heard my car start, (had a friend over) the friend had decided to start the car with the air unit not installed, but sitting on the back lip. MAF was still connected but not unit was not connected to the throttle bo
  14. I used this tutorial, and had very little trouble replacing my water pump. http://p-car.com/996/diy/waterpump/
  15. That is a beautiful ride. I am catching the air-cooled bug......
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