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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2007 997 TT Coupe GT Silver/Blk int
  • Future cars
    The turbo will be in my hands for some time.
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    2005 997S Coupe Arctic Silver/Stone Grey int.
    2002 BMW M3 Coupe
    1997 Corvette C5 Coupe
  1. Loren, go to page 15 in the 997 Turbo training manual. I read it somewhere else too but can't remember. Its basically a comparison of different features that the 997 TT has over the 996 TT. This is the document that compares the 997 TT with Gallardo, F 430, Austin Martin, BMW M6, etc in the last section. Anyhow I have no idea where all these pumps are.
  2. Thanks again guys, that pretty much explains the whole procedure. I just have one more question: Is the procedure for replacing the oil on a true dry sump motor (pouring the oil in the engine compartments oil filler cap) the same as a 997S? I just want to be sure that I don't have to fill a seperate tank somewhere? I'm assuming the engines 9 oil pumps will take it from there. I just want to make sure that the engines crankcase has oil at all times or is there a few seconds where the oil pressure light goes on (like in my 997S) and then goes off. It might sound like a stupid question but I don't want to take any chances. My car is 2 days away from delivery and I am really excited. I plan on doing a 2000 mile oil change right after breakin and then every 5k-7k miles after that or once a year.
  3. Thanks for confirming that for me. The torque for the oil filter is 19 ftlbs. I have a few quick questions: The FIY oil change on a 997 TT is identical to the 996 TT or 996 GT3 but is the procedure to replace the oil on these cars the same as the 997S? In other words you just add new fresh oil and replace what you removed directly through the engine oil filler cap all at once (1 quart at a time of course) and it will automatically get to all the areas via pumps from there? I think the 997 TT has 9 oil pumps total. I ask this because the 997 TT is a true dry sump engine and the 997S is not. I just want to be 100% sure when the time comes to do the change.
  4. I went over that question time and time again and the deal breaker for me (I ordered the turbo) was no available rear seat option for the GT3. I have 2 neices that tag along with me on the weekends (10 and 13 years old) they would be furious at me for purchasing another Porsche without back seats. The next thing I thought about is how the GT3 would be driving around in a city full of potholes and constantly entering my sloped driveway. Both cars are low but the GT3 is lowered to a point that scraping up my driveway would be unavoidable. I have to go at an angle with my 997S or face the same consequences. Lastly, I do not track my cars and the older I get (will hit the big 50 next year) the more I appreciate a bit of comfort in a spors car. I truely beleive that the GT3 is much more direct, more fun to drive, and the sound of the exhaust is unbeatable. It wasn't an easy decision and I would never say never with regards to a future GT3 purchase!
  5. I've searched pretty much this entire site and came across the DIY for a 996 TT engine oil change and 996 GT3 engine oil change but am wondering if the DIY for the 2007 997 TT engine oil change is the same? I would imagine so but not 100% sure? Also would the torque numbers be the same for filter, oil tank drain plug, and crankcase drain plug? I am not planning to remove the drain plugs for the turbochargers but want to know also if the procedure for adding oil is the same as my 997S (putting fresh oil directly in the engine compartment oil filler)? I ask because the TT is a dry sump and uses a seperate tank and although we drain the oil from 2 different areas under the engine, there probably is not 2 seperate oil intakes in the engine bay? Just want to be absolutely sure, I regularly changed my engine oil in my 2005 997S and want to do the same when my turbo arrives in a few weeks. Thanks for your help.
  6. I just received Porsches OEM aftermarket spare for the 997S just a few days ago and from what I was told it is supposed to become an option for the 997 and 997S. I have a 997S and it does fit in the trunk but I am still waiting for the jack and the kit to secure the tire. Talk to Jeff at Sunset Porsche (ask for parts dept) in Oregon (1-800-346-0182) and he will set you up with the whole kit minus the compressor which you already have. The complete cost including jack is around $700.00. This is probably the same spare tire (collapsable type) that a 2004 996C4S has (the rim must clear the turbo brakes on the S model). The rim is alloy and painted red, its made in Germany and the tire is made in Holland. Remember your adding about 30lbs+ to the front of the car and reducing the little trunk space you have to more than half but for some like myself its worth the "peace of mind" especially on long trips in remote areas. If you have faith in the "liquid bottle" then its not for you and would simply be a waste of money. I've already pumped the tire up and the diameter of the spare when pumped matches the diameter of the 19" stock wheels so it should work. Also the rim is deep enough to easily clear the stock "turbo" brakes and the wheel lug bolt pattern matchs. The part number for the spare tire is: 996.362.020.02 Other info: max Psi is 40lbs, size is 185/60/17 93 P, DOT DVKV 4103. Stamped inside rim is: FR=6200N , GK AlSi7, Made in Germany, and the part #996.362.120.02 Please note that the part # stamped on the rim of the tire has a "1" in the 7th didget, not a "0". This probably represents the tire itself and not the kit? You will need to talk to Jeff regarding that. I will try to attach a few photo's. Cheers.
  7. I have a 997S that was already optioned out at the dealer and I don't have the auto dim option on my rear view mirror. This is insane on a $90,000 + car! It shoud be standard and is really a pain driving at night without it. I wear glasses and with the glare I already get from headlights both in front and now in back really bother me. Flipping the lever just blackens out everything and I like more feedback on who is tailing me especially if I have to slam on the brakes. I've managed a few rear end misses on occasion when I need to hit the brakes hard and side step the car to a safe side in order to avoid a rear collision (you know how good Porsche brakes are). By all means get the option from the factory! Now in order to replace my standard unit it it will cost 3 X more than if it were ordered as an option from the factory (there is a $300 or more dollar harness that I must get also, not to mention the installation). Total cost will be well over $1000. My $20K Silverado pickup truck comes standard with this option. On the bright side I love the car and with 2500 miles have not had a single problem to date. But Porsche, why does this luxury car come with a transmitter that will "learn" your garage door opener and house lights codes yet not have a standard safety item like an auto dimming rear view mirror? Makes no sense to me at all. Cheers! :(
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