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About g8rdmd

  • Birthday 09/29/1974

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    2002 911TT
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    2000 Corvette Coupe
    2004 BMW 330Ci ZHP

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  1. Agreed that it sounds like you're headed toward a new regulator. I've replaced my driver side regulator...twice... Do yourself a favor and get the OEM Porsche part from the beginning, not the aftermarket ones at half the cost that claim they're just as good. They're not :censored:
  2. Any updates/pics? As you said, you're definitely not the only one with this issue. I'm curious to see the LED lights...
  3. I'll see what I can get picture-wise. Since the car is apart right now I'm going to change the plugs and coils, fuel filter and really give it a good cleaning to get the grime off. Then I'll put it back together, leave it up on jack stands and let it run for a bit to see if any oil shows itself...
  4. No CELs, no codes. With the airbox, y pipe and throttle body out, and the engine dropped, I've craned my neck in there with an LED light as best I can--for the life of me, I can't see any wetness anywhere. The oil pressure sending unit was a little gunky, so I replaced it since I had a new one standing by anyway. I'm hoping it's not a head gasket or something else that I can't see/get to without the engine being removed. I reeeeeaaaaally don't want to have to have the engine removed....
  5. Great link with some interesting tidbits. Thanks!
  6. Thanks again ;) I know we have a lot of cross-posters between here and 6speed--both of these sites are treasure troves of information for the DIYer :thumbup: I still don't really know where the oil is coming from, I'm hoping Loren will have some more ideas for me :notworthy:
  7. Today I decided to get into things to try and see where this mystery oil is coming from... I removed the rear bumper, left intercooler assembly, left tire and wheel well lining, air box, y-pipe and throttle body. Then I lowered the engine to give me the best view... Here's what I've found so far. The pipe coming from the turbocharger into the intercooler had oil in it (see pic). Not a ton, but it was definitely present and seemed fresh-ish. Shouldn't this pipe be clean? Is it possible for the turbocharger to have an internal leak which is introducing oil into the air system? That leads me into the second thing I found and that was gummy oil deposits in the throttle body. Again, shouldn't this be clean? It almost seems as if the deposits are gummy enough to interfere with smooth action of the throttle plate. In fact, the car occasionally stutters like it's starved for air and will sometimes stall--I wonder if this is the cause... Best way to clean?? The good news (?) is that I didn't see any leaks high up in the engine or coming off of any supply pipes. The oil pressure sending unit looks kind of dirty and may be leaking a little, so I will replace it (I have a new one on hand anyway). The side wall of the engine, plugs, O2 sensors, etc are clean of oil. So, my plan while the car is apart is to replace the plugs and coil packs (with 997 coils), clean things up as best I can and get back on the road. I'm just shy of 60,000 miles, what other maintenance should I perform while I've got my baby torn apart?
  8. OK, I'll start there--thanks a lot for the tips Lorern!
  9. Yeah, definitely isolated to the driver's side of the engine. I'll have to look over the service manuals--is the cam cover accessible without pulling the engine from the car?
  10. OK, all, I was under my car today for routine inspection and a little maintenance. I noticed that the left side of the engine had a coating of oil gunked all over it. I snapped some photos--looks like it's coming from the manifold?? It spreads all the way to the mid- line of the engine, but does not cross to the right. I have had NO oil on the garage floor, no noticeable oil loss according to the on board computer. This is the first time I've noticed this, and I look under the car at least on a monthly basis... Please help me, what am I looking at? What should I look for? What should I inspect? Is it possibly a manifold gasket? Please tell me it's not the RMS. These were the best pics I could take today, I can get more if you need different views...
  11. I have a 2002 turbo with the natural brown interior... My shift knob and boot are worn and I want to get a new one. I've looked at the parts diagrams and have narrowed it down to two: 996.424.075.05.VRF (says natural brown with silver, up to 02) 996.424.075.05.VSX (says natural brown with silver--sport, 03 and up) My question is, is the VSX sport one the boot that has the silver ring where it meets the center console? If so, will it fit my 02 or do I just need to get the VRF? Thanks for anyone who knows
  12. Hmmm...that does make sense... If it happens again I'll try that, may save me some frustration :huh:
  13. Hey guys...I am looking to replace the leather cover on my driver's seat, the upper portion. The outer bolster is tearing and cracking and looks awful. The rest of the seat is great, so I figure I can get a new leather cover and have an upholsterer replace it...? I found new, OEM ones for about $600 which seems reasonable to me. Here are the particulars: 2002 996 Turbo Natural Brown leather (code on the hood sticker is 04) Sport seats (perforated leather in the center panels) without the Porsche crest The part I narrowed it down to through the PET was 996 521 155 06 VRB Before I order it, I'd like to be sure that I'm actually looking at the right part. I'd also like to know if what I'm envisioning is even possible... Thank you all, :renntech:
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