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ivangene replied to seanmcr6's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)sucks man, good luck getting them to accept responsability....
ivangene replied to DaveFL76's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)ATE is great but can be hard to find locally... Castrol GT LMA is excellent and easy to find, we use it in all street cars that see duty like yours. I suggest 2 of the large bottles (maybe about 30 oz? I foget) for a complete flush If you have a power bleeded I also have found it way easier not to add fluid to the bleeded (only air) and add the fluid only to the resevour as it becomes low (watch careful or you introduce air into the system and have to start over) but it makes it way easier to clean up - also remove as much fluid as you can from the resevour before adding new so yopu dont have as much "mixing" (I use little syringes from the pharmacy, they are free and disposible) lastly any open unused fluif... recycle (discard) as it will absorb water on the shelf... the stuff is cheap so no need to take a chance later of adding bad fluid
ivangene replied to Alfieboy's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)hate to be Dr obvious... but how about calling the dealer and just asking them to mail you the parts - grand total will maybe set you back $20.. those things are cheap - I replaced both sides at once so they all looked new rather than hit and miss, those rubber things tend to break off anyhow... do both sides Sunset Porsche Oregon You can also look at Pelican IIRC they have full diagrams of the PET on file so as you search for your parts they show you the pictures
ivangene replied to my996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)awe, here it is http://gallery.rennlist.com/gallery/album651 note multiple pages (see top)
ivangene replied to my996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)looks like a lot of salt in there.. make sure and do a really good rinse!! if you look behind the drivers wheel, there is a hole... blow in it backwards and you will see where it comes out near the place you took the pics. the other side is ... darn, I forget... but its easy to spot, somewhere near the battery there is a hole.. they are both pretty easy to spot if you just stick your head in there and look (maybe use a flashlight) - remember its a drain, so it will be LOW....not up high
without going all postal on you - here is my advise... if you are going in there 100% replace the IMS bearing and check out cam/IMS chain and IMS/Crank chain tensioners - replace case bolts that can be reached (around 4 of them IIRC) and change your AOS leaks can be from these places and the IMS bearing is the #1 think on my list of things to do to any 996 that doesnt have it done
ivangene replied to Captain's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)the oil separator (also called the Air/Oil separator - or AOS) is located on the drivers side near where the motor and transmission mate. Its function is to remove oil from air inside the motor and return the oil to the case and the air to the intake this is a part that is know to fail. Many many have been replaced. Part costs under $200 and labor is about 6 -8 hours depending on the car (tip/manual, C2, C4) see pic
ivangene replied to topred's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)+1 for bleed your lines - air/moisture is a classic mushy pedal maker If you are near Seattle I will help you do it, I have a power bleeder you/we can you too
ivangene replied to beej's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)are there details as to how he checked them to determin they were bad? That would be useful. If you know they are bad, replace them with OEM is good unless you have wanted "more" out of your car and are willing to loose some things to get it. Be careful, its a slippery path :)
ivangene replied to greerj1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)DUDE! That worked perfect... now I KNOW its the resistor AND I dint need to pull the wheel well cover out. My car thanks you!! Ed
ivangene replied to Dwiggy's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)pretty **** nice !!
LINK to someone who did it here is a link with pictures of a conversion - (you might have to sign in to see the pictures) godd luck!
ivangene replied to agee11's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)IMO this is completly normal and well withing the limits of acceptable. - as long as it doesnt go below 1/2 at idle I would not worry - your car moves a ton of oil around..almost more than any other car out there... it is not an issue to see these numbers...
ivangene replied to Tnathan's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)yup, it just pulls off with quite a bit of force... you can give a gentle wiggle (twist) and then it will come off all ta once... be sure to protect it and your face as when it does cut loose it is rather quickly GL
ivangene replied to smankow's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I had the same issue, My socket was bad. The one that the bulb plugs into. There was rust in the bottom and the wires no longer made contact. I tried to fix it with some tin foil and wire pieces. It worked well but bothered me as I knew it would come back to haunt me. I started looking for a replacement. They are really hard to find !!! BUT I lucked out and DC auto in NY sent me a new one from a salvaged car (Porsche would only sell it attached to the headlight for like $900 !! ) SO if you can swap the socket from the right to the left (require removing both headlights, un plugging the socket and swapping sides) and it works... find a new socket... try junk yards and best of luck... report your findings too Ed