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    2001 Porsche 996 C4 Tiptronic Coupe Black
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  1. Is it Orange County in California? If so, can you please provide the name and telephone number or address of this porsche independent shop? Thank you in advance.
  2. Great input! But how do you keep your engine that immaculate? Do you use any special cleaners? Thanks. mtorr in LA
  3. You need to DETACH all the rubber tubes and metal fuel lines that are around the coolant tank. You need to painstakingly wiggle the coolant tank from its top mount first. Once it is detached from its mount, it cannot be easily taken out from the engine cavity, thus I resorted to removing the injection valves. Hope this helps.
  4. Mine started that way, however, it got worse with time. At first, I could not even see the leak but I can smell the coolant when I drive. That is exactly the area where it would leak since the coolant expansion tank is right on top of the exhaust pipe.
  5. I had the same problems as you guys when I worked on this project. I have a 2001 C4 Tiptronic Coupe and I had read somewhere in this forum that MY2000 and later have less wiggle room than its older siblings. Anyway to answer your questions (based on my experience working on my car): 1. No - there are no connections at the back of the coolant tank that you need to disconnect in order to take the tank out. There are however tubes and fuel lines that you need to detach and they are all visible from the front side. See pic arrow 1 - fuel line attached to the fuel collection pipe on which the
  6. Porsche 2001 996 C4 Tiptronic Coupe. In the process of removing the Coolant Expansion tank, I inadvertently pulled out the fuel injection valve from the main engine receptacle and forgot how it looked like before I pulled it out. My questions are: -Is the valve secured enough in its receptacle or should it be further in (pls see pic)? (I tried pushing it as hard as I could but it won't budge). -Will the fuel leak and catch fire if the fuel injector valve is not replaced properly? Thanks in advance for your inputs. I found the answer: The fuel injector valve is secured as i
  7. There is an extensive write-up on "Replacing the Coolant Reservoir on a MY99 996". See http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...&hl=coolant. Good luck.
  8. I have a 2001 996 C4. I had followed all the instructions of disconnecting all the tubes and fuel lines from the Coolant Reservoir tank. The tank is totally free from any connections but I cannot get it out from the engine cavity (see attached pic). My questions are: 1) Is there a step I am missing? 2) As mentioned in this forum, should I lower the engine? 3) How do I lower the engine? This is my first time posting and tinkering with my car. I truly appreciate your inputs. Thanks in advance.
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