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  1. My dealer up here pretty much said the same thing. "...you'll love what Porsche has done with this car". I was there ready to go, cash in hand for a 2013. But when I drove the 991 it was a total let down. I'm not slamming the 991. Its just that the car has become so much more than I think it needs to be particularly with its gratuitous over use of techie gee-gaws, buttons, and switches and the steering is just plain to weird, even for Portland. I know this isn't the 991 forum...so Thanks Phillipj...appreciate the comments. I am actively looking for a 997 now.
  2. I have been in the market for a new Porsche for the last three months. The new 991 is a major disappointment to me. With an interior just this side of the Lexus it has become in my opinion a bit "over the top"… but not a bloated corpse like the PanAm. On my last test drive I counted 41 buttons on the center console, 8 on the drivers seat, 4 on the driver's door. I stopped counting somewhere around 50 and I had more to go. There were something like 14 different screens on the PCM which really isn't that much different from the 997 from what I can tell. PDK is quick but it is still an automa
  3. Have been thinking about buying a new one for the last year or so. Took the S out for a spin at Sunset. The old girl has gotten fat, a bit soft and spongy and she is wearing lots more jewelry and acts more refined. Her edge is missing. She is big into video games and tech now. Sadly, she even has her name tattooed on her backside P O R S C H E. Its like seeing your old 112 pound high school girlfriend at a 30 year class reunion with all the added years of cheese burger chubbiness embracing her once athletic figure. Very disappointing.
  4. More than likely, the noise you hear is the window ratteling in the frame. Take a look at tech bulletin 6475. Replacement of a $2.00 rubber spacer did the trick in my car. Took about 15 minutes and its a snap to do. Yours is a bit newer, but it may be the same problem. I don't think they changed the seating of the window in your series, however. Hope this helps... Jim
  5. I had the same problem until Del from Las Vegas helped me out. I pasted the entire discussion about the switch/lighting instructions...I hope this helps you as it did me. Del knows what he's talking about. Jim Switzerland Quote: Originally Posted by Mitty I did the garage door mod and the non-smoker swap at the same time. The only problem is I think my switch is defective. It will not light up when I put power to the 2 outside prongs. Darren, what switch did you use for the garage door? If you used the targa shade switch then I have a fix for you. It is not the switch that is bad,
  6. I need to store my car this winter because of extensive travel. Is there any benefit to having someone start the engine once a week and let it run in place till warm, then shutting her down? Or would it be best to let her sit on tire cradles, with fuel system "stabilized", etc. etc. I've heard a couple of stories about running it in palce and not running it, both, obviously conflict with each other. Pro's/Con's? Thx...
  7. thx Richard... What is CAN compliant? I'm looking into the CP9145. I think it would be a bit more beneficial to scan live data... Thx... Jim
  8. I want to replace my laptop based OBD-II scanner for a hand held unit. Been thinking about getting the Actron CP9135 for about $180.00. Anybody have one or could recommend a hand held model? thx... Jim
  9. I want to put one of my cars up this winter and not drive it. Has anyone used Stabil? Would you recommend it, not recommend it? Anyone used it in their P/car? Thx... Jim
  10. All cars consume oil. Its as plain and simple as that. Some faster than others, some hardly noticeable others quickly noticeable, however, if you are consuming a quart every 1000km or so, its probably no big deal as far as the car is concerned. What grade and type of oil are you using? Are you using the recommended factory fill?
  11. You might want to try and save it to a directory first. Then open Adobe. With Adobe up on your screen go to file open and pull it up from the saved directory. It worked for me. BTW Thx Loren for the reprint. I think it places the issue in perspective reasonably well.
  12. Do you have a cell phone close by? They will do exactly what you said.
  13. NXT is all I use. Just threw out my Rejex and P21. IMHO, that stuff is low tech with lots of marketing hype. Well, NXT has lots of marketing hype as well...but it makes Rejex look like you polished your car with Comet kitchen cleanser. Again, just my HO.
  14. Just replace the mirror insert. Unlighted ones are about 12.00 at Sunset and lighted ones are about 50.00. Install is a snap for the unlighted ones about a minute and the lighted ones about 10 minutes.
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