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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2003 Porsche 996 Carerra Coupe
    1999 Spec Boxster
  1. Thanks for the info - I ended up having my dealership replace the unit.
  2. Yes - those are the ones I tried. The 4.8mm terminals are too wide and the 2.8mm terminals are too small. They don't look like the Porsche ones either. I appreciate your response - youu wouldn't think this would be so hard!
  3. I have a Spec Boxster that I'm wiring some extra items in (cool suit, blower, camera, etc) and want to tap into the fuse panel from the back rather than the front as it has been relocated in the footwell and I don't want any dangling fuse jumper wires that could get accidently kicked out. I have several empty slots in the fuse panel that I want to use. What I'm looking for is some fuse terminal inserts that I can insert into the empty slots in the fuse block from the back (simlar to those pictured below). These are the terminals that each prong of the fuse slides into from the front. I cannot find a Porsche part number or any reference anywhere to these terminals. My dealer says they are only available in very large quantities. I could buy a salvage fuse block, but I only need two terminals. I've even tried a Volkwagen part that I was told was simlar, but it did not fit correctly. Does anyone have any ideas where I get a couple of these for my 986 Boxster fuse panel? ...
  4. Thanks for the link, logray. I'll definitely look at that part. Loren - do you know if there are any major challenges to know about ahead of time if I try to replace this part myself. It appears that it is just a lot of unbolting and re-bolting. I'll use fresh screws and nuts and get an alignment afterward. Also - do you know where I could find the appropriate torque values for the nuts?
  5. Loren, If I look at used parts, would either 986.331.052.06 or 986.331.052.08 work? Do you know what the difference are? What about the part number that is stamped on my part (986 331 152 7R) - is that a real part number? Thanks Kevin
  6. I have a 99 Boxster with a cracked suspension piece that is termed either a “Right Rear Wheel Carrier Inner Support F” or a “Side Section F” piece on the online parts sites. It is shown as item #3 in the diagram below. Two questions: The part on my car is physically stamped with two numbers: 986 331 152 7R MBF 34102 I cannot find that part number anywhere – all the online catalogs insist the part is either: 986 331 052 06 – about $500 (ouch) 986 331 052 08 – about $700 (double ouch) So I can’t tell which if the two above I need (06 or 08) and also can’t figure out why the part number stamped on my actual part does not show up anywhere? 2. Does anyone know how difficult this part is to actually remove and replace? It is bolted directly to the tub and I don’t know if it will be just a simple matter of unbolting or if the attaching stud (part #11) will need to be replaced, etc. Is this something I want to attempt myself or should I take it to the shop to do? Obviously after everything is replaced, I’d get an alignment. Thanks in advance, Kevin
  7. Thanks guys - exactly the info I needed. One question remains: do you think I will need to make any adjustments to the cables when I reinstall? The throttle works great right now and I'd hate to have to readjust without knowing what I'm doing... Thanks again everyone. Todd - I sent you a PM...
  8. I've searched for a while and couldn't find the answers to my questions, so I apologize if I missed them... I've got a non-e-gas accelerator pedal with a hinge that is ripping free of the base unit. The hinge is broken and the base unit screws are also stripped so it looks like I need a new base unit and hinge at a mimum, so I may have to just buy and entirely new aseembly. My questions: 1. I've seen several DIY's (with pictures even) for the e-gas version of the unit, but not the wired-throttle version. Is the throttle cable difficult to remove and reattach to the unit? 2. When I replace the assembly, will I have to re-adjust the cruise control or throttle cables or do they just pop back in with no adjustment required? 3. Loren - can you tell me which part number I need? I've seen many part numbers online for mutliple versions of the assembly and it looks like they may have been revised over time. I have a 99 986 with cruise control and 5-speed. Thanks in advance!
  9. I accidently filled up with regular unleaded (87 octane) rather than the recommeded super unleaded (91 octane). I know the computer will adjust the timing so that the engine will run on lower octane (albeit with less HP), but will the prolonged period of running a full tank of 87 hurt the engine in any way? The 996 owner's manual says that the car will operate normally on at least 95 RON (I think 87 octane is about 91 RON?), so that doesn't sound good. Should I siphon out the gas?
  10. A couple of weeks ago I was tracking my 2003 996 at a DE at MSR outside of Ft. Worth. It was a very hot day (104-106) and during one of the afternoon sessions as I was driving through a high speed corner, my check engine light came on (solid). I drove back to the paddock and one of the other drivers had an ODB reader and it reported three codes: P0300, P0301, P0306 I looked them up on the net and found that they were random misfires, cylinders 1 and 6. We reset the codes, but I wasn't going to risk taking the car back to the track. I drove it to a local dealership the next morning (the CEL light never came back on). The service manager told me that if the light wasn't blinking and didn't come back on after being reset, then the problem was probably just a random event, possibly related to the high heat and track conditions (maybe a bit of vapor lock) and not to worry about it unless the CEL light came on again. Since then, I've driven the car another 200 miles with no CEL. Any ideas what could have caused this? I do have an EVO cold air intake system and I noticed the air filter is looking pretty dirty - could a dirty air filter cause this? Any thoughts would be appreciated - not sure if I have a problem or not...? I have another track event coming up in September and want to make sure everything is in good shape before I go. Thanks in advance! longhorn911
  11. Thanks again Loren. I'm going to contact Evolution Motorsports to ask about mine since their web site claims their current shipping model is designed to keep intake air cool. But you've got me concerned - what are the ramifications with drawing in hot air?
  12. Thanks, Loren. Is it just a 3rd party air filter or is it more than that? It appears that a large part of the normal air intake housing has been removed and replaced with the smaller air filter. Also - what is CEL and what kind of sound difference does the unit make? It's interesting that you found a flat spot between 4-5K, because my car pulls very hard through that range. Sorry for all the simple questions, but I'm a Pcar newbie...
  13. I bought my 996 used and the air filter looks very different from factory. Can anyone tell me what this is? Is this a good thing? Thanks, Longhorn911
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