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About dch475

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    2007 GT3
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    930, 968, 2003 911 cabriolet, 2006 911 S

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  1. Don't believe Pagid pads should be used with ceramic rotors. In this case I would consult Porsche about pads to use.
  2. Thanks Loren, but I am aware of the spacer ring. We've been there and done that. I should get some feedback from Porsche this week. I'll post another note when I get the scoop from Porsche. I am trying to be optomistic. The dealership is on my side but we'll see what the 'head-honchos' say. Don
  3. I would be interested to get some feed back on rear main seal leakage in GT3s. I have a 2007 that has had the RMS changed twice and it is sitting at the dealership now after again noticing a daily oil drip. Service technicians are apparently awaiting communication from Porsche in Germany as to what should be done. I have gotten a preliminary message that this may be "normal." I have a lot of trouble buying this. I have had five Porsche before this including an 86 930 and a 92 968 among others, and have never had a drop of oil on my garage floor. If I am told that I have to keep cleaning
  4. Amen to that. I don't even grimace much anymore when I scrape the front lip. A big black marker in my glove box to touch it up or some fine sandpaper to smooth a tattered edge helps. When it looks too bad I'll replace it.
  5. If anyone is interested is interested I have like new 997 Turbo owner's manual that came by accident with my GT3. Now that I have finally gotten the GT3 with much delay, I have no use for the Turbo manual. I'll be glad to ship it to anyone for $10 including the shipping. Please contact me at dch475@gmail.com
  6. ES, I have stopped trying to touch up myself. If you are as fussy as I am (however my GT3 is no garage queen and I track it) I would get someone to do it professionally. I live on the east coast so I am not familiar with your area. I might suggest that after getting your finish as you like it, and before you have more chips, invest in a clear bra. Xpel is the latest and probably is better than the previous 3M that I had on my previous Porsches. It has a longer guarantee and is not supposed to yellow like the 3M did. I drive more in peace with the clear bra. dch475 quote name='ericsh
  7. I consider the TPM to be a royal pain, and I wish Porsche hadn't bothered. Recently on the track this summer with large fluctuations in tire pressure I received all kinds of hate messages including that I had a flat tire. It was aggravating that I could not reset it and had to put up with the distraction until the next day after the car had set overnight. I wouldn't be caught dead without a gage to check pressures manually.
  8. c_potato. You were correct. I got the guts to go ahead and update my system today. I tried the PCM update disc ( but got a message that it was invalid. I therefore put in the Update CD Navigation MY08 and all went exactly as described in the tech bulletin, finishing with the Navigation DVD 997.044.901.51. Thanks. Although I have a good Porsche service center, I am satisfied to be able to do something myself and not pay them an hour's labor for something so easy to do. It's about time I joined RennTech. :P I was in essentially the same boat as you (other than the
  9. I too am wanting to install the lastest navigation update (997 044 901 51) in my 07 GT3. In fact I bought the software and am cautiously trying to learn more about the installation so I can do it myself. I have read the tech bulletin 32/07 on installation. Checking my software version of the PCM in my car I get 4505 which is not listed in the bulletin. Is this level B or C? According to the bulletin if you have level C only the map update needs to be installed. Thanks for anyone who can help me with this. By the way, my local dealer wanted over $500 plus tax for the software. I was abl
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