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jackchung

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About jackchung

  • Birthday 01/01/1969

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    Cars. My son's name is Enzo and I tried to name my daughter Porsche but the wife had a saying. Work at Kuni Lexus, Littleton, Colo in sales. I get the evil eye from management for driving a Porsche to work. They want me in an IS-F. Love that car but like the awd on my 996TT in the winter and plus the 100hp gain over the IS-F. Here in higher altitude, turbos make a big difference.

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  • Present cars
    2009 Nissan GT-R
    2005 Lexus RX330
    2008 Lexus ES350
  • Future cars
    Lexus LF-A (Wish List)
    Any Ferrari (F-40 is my all time favorite)
    997 Turbo
  • Former cars
    2001 Mercedes Benz CLK55 AMG
    2003 Mercedes Benz SL500
    2003 Mercedes Benz E55 AMG
    2003 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
    2001 Audi S4
    2000 BMW 328 Ci
    2002 BMW M3
    2004 Subaru STi
    2005 Subaru STi

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  1. LMAO...then she'll just go buy more shoes.... ROTFLMAO... And shoes are very expensive on a 997... Regards, Maurice. I am thinking of dumping her for a younger 997 supermodel!
  2. Can you provide the actual codes? Bank 1 is driver side, position 3 is closest to the driver. Can you flash it back to stock? I would be very suspicious of coil packs, but I don't see why they would effect just one bank? Why do you use those plugs? Are they recommended by your tuner? I use Bosch FR6 for my tune. The ones I just pulled were Bosch FR6. I thought since I was having issues, try a different plug to see if I get different results. The codes were from a generic OBD2 scan tool here at Kuni Lexus. I will take it in to Porsche for a full reading, I just hate to spend good money! Thanks and thanks for your suggestions on the key fob issue.
  3. there are several things you can try: 1. change the battery 2. reset the fob by installing the battery reverse polarity for 15 seconds and then re-installing correctly 3. get a PIWIS or PST2 and reprogram the FOB... Thanks Wross. The batteries are new, tried polarity reset. No luck. I guess the dealer is my next choice. I have been going to Stevinson Imports on Broadway. Any independent shops you would recommend in Denver? Thanks.
  4. For two years now, one of my key fob was not working. In the last week, the second went and lost its ability to lock or unlock. It's a pain. Do I need new keys?
  5. The mods on the cars has been running fine for years, the problems have just been more recent issues. I have not put any new mods that affected the car. I have had many turbo cars including 2 Subaru STi's but the issues with the Porsche is far more complex. Thanks for the reply.
  6. Sometimes, a dependable Ugly Betty is nicer! ...sometimes
  7. Driving and owning my 996TT is just like dating a Supermodel! You love the looks, best feeling in the world when everything is going great, but the high maintainance kills you. There are days that I just want a reliable car. Then you remember all the reasons why I drive a 996TT. I just want my car to run like it was supposed to. Here is the latest issue: 2002 996TT X50 6speed and FVD chipped, 100 cell cats and exhaust fropm FVD with 83,000 miles on it. Regular boost is 1.1 to 1.2 bars when the Porsche is running good. Daily driver, 20K miles per year and driven in sun and snow. Two weeks ago, car is misfiring again and the check egine light is flashing then going off at WOT above 3500 rpm. Now the CEL is flashing occasionally and staying on. OBD2 reader is showing misfires on all but cyclinder 6. I have always had issues with plugs so I pulled the sparks and coil to see. All 3 plugs on the drivers side was only 10k miles old but were completely black (running rich?) but the passanger side was nice and brown. Why the difference between driver's side and passanger's side? Replaced plugs with NGK iridium cool temperature range and two coils on the passanger side that looked fine but the numb where the wiring harness clips into was damaged. Car still misfires pretty bad. Just as a test, I put in 100 octane gas with no difference. Any ideas to why the dramatic difference in the spark plug wear? I was trying to think what sensor would manage the driver's and passanger's side differently and the only thing I can come up with is the O2 sensors. Any ideas? Also, which side is cyclinder bank 1 and bank 2? What is the order of cyclinder number? Is cyclinder 1 the driver's side (bank 1?) closest to the driver? I was hoping for some cures and/or directions before I take it to a dealer. Just like dating a supermodel, I know its going to cost me a lot. Hoping to save a few bucks before I am at the dealer. Thank you all in advance!
  8. I had the same problem. Check to see that the front tire's size is close to the rear. If one is off, the car thinks it is losing traction and the PSM kicks in. I was running 245/35/19 in front on 11 inch wide whees, and 315/25/19 on 13 inch wide rears. At on ramps at faster than normal speeds but no where near at speeds to lose grip, my brakes would come on and the PSM light will flash. Scary feeling! With the PSM off, it will not happen as often but it still kicked in at higher speeds around a corner while braking. I am now running 235/35/19 and 315/25/19 on the same wheels and it seem to do it much less. I think the ideal size for me is 225/35/19 and 315/25/19 but the front will not support 225 on 11 inch wheels. The dealer checked my ABS sensors and it seemed fine. Also, two different makes of tires in front and rear with different amount of traction can also affect it. Hope this helps!
  9. Thanks guy! In your situations, did the engine check light came on and flashed several times before it stayed on for good?
  10. Hello Loren. Could you send me a PM also. I am having the exact same problem right now. Thank you in advance!
  11. No problems with sound quality, it is actually great. I do have an issue with when I turn the engine off and come back to turn it back on. What happens is that the tracks are lost. For example, I have 60 songs on playlist 2. When the ipod is first plugged in, it registers 60 songs. But when I turn the engine off and come back and turn it back on, it might read an error and it shows that I have only 30 songs and it will only let me access the 30 songs. I have to disconnect the ipod and then reconnect to register the correct number of songs. A bit of a hassel but not too bad. I'd take it over a FM modulator any day.
  12. Direct from Solisto. It was not hard but shipping is not cost effective. I am talking to them about distribution in the US but I need to see what kind of a demand there is. If anyone is interested, please let me know. Thank you! Hi, i'm new here & this is obviously an old topic but i sure can use some help, i purchase my new 2002 996tt last week and drove it back home (1500+mi) loving every minute of it, but i've to admit that the AM/FM radio/cassette (got read of them years ago) was a diapointment, i first belived that the slot for nav cd would play music cd's, not so, there's no remote cd player in the trunk eather, when i push the buton "CD" i get "no cd player available" message :angry: So, is there anything new in this area?, i would love to be able to hook up an Itouch to my new toy jackchung, did you ever import the solisto units to the US, if so how much? thanks in advance for any input M I am not too sure if it will work on your head unit. My Solisto was for replacement of the CD changer on a 2002 Nav head unit. I am sure the plug in for the CD changer will be the same but not sure about the functionality. If interested in trying it out, contact me by email. $200 shipped to you in the U.S. with all instructions. Full refund if it does not work. You just pay for shipping it back to me.
  13. Is the Green 997 your 996 after the conversion? If it is, Wow, that looks great! Who did you go through for the parts?
  14. Just an update. I went in to the dealer again for another issue, grinding noise as I am turning the steering wheel, only on warmer days. They replaced the strut bearings last week thinking it was the issue but the noise was there as I drove off the dealer. Under further inspection, it is looking to be the ball joint. Good thing I have extended warranty. When I was there yesterday for the inspection, I did talk with the shop foreman about the boost issue. He and I went for a ride and he felt it right away. He thinks it is a fuel or spark issue from FVD chip. He is willing to switch out the ECU with a stock one just to see if it is the programming. He said a lot of aftermarket programming ignores certain codes and actually stop looking at certain perameters like pre-ignition. His first suggestion was to lose the Beru plugs. He said it was junk and he would not put it in his own car! He said his hands are tied at the dealer because it is stock OEM part for Porsche. He has to put it in cars for that reason. He suggested putting the cooler bosch plugs. I will do that sometime next week and see if it helps. Thanks wross996TT for the heads up on the plugs!
  15. I have an extra Solisto for a Nav 2002 996, brand new in the box with all instructions and cables. I am in Colorado and I have it in my car now and it took me less than 30 minutes to install it myself. You do lose your CD changer but sound quality is excellent. The controls are a bit weird. You get 5 play lists as CD1 - CD5 and CD6 is for direct control from your ipod. Sometimes when you turn the engine off and then get back in the car later, the ipod starts over from the beginning instead of from where you left off. It does charge your ipod so that is nice. If interested, do a google search for Solisto ipod for porsche and the site gives you a lot of info. Then contact me. It was about $200 including shipping.
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