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  1. No, but within a week I'm going at my dealer's for the 80.000km maintenance. Meanwhile, I won't drive, not wanting to increase the risk on something serious happening... Again I can only hope costs won't be too big, wouldn't be the first failure on my 996... :censored:
  2. Since I've only got an appointment with the dealer within a week, this question : Recently, a noise is coming up in my MY02 996 4S. It begins after only a short driving distance, and at higher speeds, it's almost louder than the PSE ! It has got nothing to do with the engine, it's something like a winding noise, coming from the front (axle ?) and it's like I feel something - although very slightly - when pressing the clutch. It's like some part is rubbing against something, but I can't see a thing. The noise changes with the speed, like making rpm's. Driving is as usual : no problem while
  3. If I'd do that, do I have to have the lights installed by a professional, or is this farely easy to DIY ? If I'd do that, I'd take xenons (now I have "normal" headlights). On teile.pl there are used xenon headlights for 500 euro each (new = 845), nevertheless they mention feb. 2005 as date of construction...
  4. So you're saying that my only good option is to buy new headlights ? This teile.pl site, is it reliable where it comes to selling used parts ?
  5. I'd like to remove the headlight covers on my 996 4S. They seem to be "glued" on the normal headlights. I have no idea what they used to attach them, but it sticks very good, there's no movement at all when I pull carefully. I also like to keep these covers, so I want to remove 'm without damaging them nor the headlights (off course). Any hints ? see pic
  6. This makes sense. I checked the water level and it's clearly UNDER the minimum level. I wonder how this happens, since the car has got his servicing only 5000 kms ago !? Can I safely drive to my Porsche-dealer (25 kms) without adding water ? It seems one should fill up with water and coolant mix, but I don't have this (and all shops are closed today and tomorrow).
  7. Last night I noticed that the indicated water temperature was slightly below the usual 80-85°C, about 75°C This morning, it took 8 minutes before the temperature reached 60° and after a 20 minute ride, it wasn't still on the usual 80-85, it was somwhere around 70-75°C. It's the first time I noticed this. Is it dangerous ? I hope not, since it's the oil temperature that is important. Can I go full throttle up to 6000rpm with the indicator below 80°C ? I've got a 2002 4S.
  8. I finally did it last weekend, and indeed it's very easy with the clear instructions of my fellow belgian Eddy. Sounds so much better without the huge sound falling away at 45 km/h ! :jump:
  9. Interesting, sounds easy ! You say it's located under the dashboard. Meaning inside the car ? Sorry, but I ain't technical at all :notworthy:
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