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doug davis

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About doug davis

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    1999 996 C2
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    1978 911 SC
    1987 911 Carrera
  1. Yea thanks guys. Dhar55 I think you are reffering to 18" with the 65 offset. These are 17"s Porsche lists 17 rears with a 55 offset. Stock 17" wheels for NB 996 is front is 7x50/55 rear is 9x55 they also list a rear 8.5"x55 for winter tires. Doug Davis
  2. Yes thank you Loren, I read the TSB already. I know they are not the approved sizes Porsche lists. The wheels are Sport Edition Cup 3. These are probably what most people get when they call up Tire Rack and order a winter tire package for a 996. While shopping for used winter tires/wheels, I've already come across the exact same combination at least several times so there must be a lot of sets like this out there! People on this list and others are selling and buying winter sets all the time and since many were originally bought from places like Tire Rack, It would be useful to find out how they perform, even though they are not "approved" sizes. Thanks, Doug Davis
  3. I'm considering buying a nice set of blizzaks mounted on wheels I saw adverised on rennlist for a good price. My car is a 99 C2 (narrow body) USA with a M030 ROW suspension. The wheels are called "cup 3" made by some Italian Co. the guy bought them from tire rack. sizes are as follows: Fronts Blizzack LM25 205-50-17 rims are 7.5X17 ET 52 Rears Blizzack LM25 255-40-17 rims are 9X17 ET 47 From my research, the tires are the right size but the rims are slightly diffrent from stock Porsche recommendations. My question is will they work properly for my car? The guy had them on his car and he said they worked just fine. I'm inclined to buy them but just wanted second opinion from this list if possible. Thanks, Doug Davis
  4. Hi 1999 C2 coupe, USA 51,000mi I've had my car for almost a year and my aftermarket warentee is about to expire. Given that many here have had mixed results with warentee providers and the expense of a new one, I'm probably not going to extend it. My main concern is catastrophic engine failure I have no RMS or IMS leaks and the car has been a solid runner so far, but I suspect it might need a clutch soon since I'm getting a little chatter once and a while. I have two questions for any that have an opinion: 1) Do you think it is worth doing a IMS retrofit kit and a RMS as a preventative measure when putting a clutch in? I know very little about the maintenance history of this car. 2) Does anybody here know of a good independent shop in the Cherry Hill area (Southern NJ, USA) that would be familiar with the proper installation of the LN engineering kit? So far I've had all work done at Cherry Hill Hill Imports, which is my local Porsche dealer. I'm not sure they would put in a non factory kit even if they know how. Thanks in advance Doug Davis
  5. Sorry, for some reason the link didn't bring up the actual part. It is the Motive Products Black Label European adapter SKU 1109 Doug
  6. Does anybody here know if this: http://store.motiveproducts.com/shared/Sto...ount2=114417672 adapter fits our cars for sure? My old motive adapter broke and I need a new one. Thanks, Doug Davis
  7. 99 C2 USA Anybody ever put one of these: http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=730 Aux in cables on their CDR220? I did it and it works but only right channel (tried it on multiple ipods, mp3s). I don't think it can be plugged in wrong so I'm thinking the cable might have been defective. Hate to waste time and $ ordering a new one though so just throwing it out there to see if anybody else had a similar issue. Thanks, Doug
  8. Editorial: Dealer doesn't check the car our very well after doing work, do they. Yea that kind of stuff drives me crazy. It seems to happen to me all the time. I must say, however, this dealer has done a pretty nice job for me all in all. The original diagnosis was a cam actuator failure (i forget the code it threw now 1509 i think) which turned out to be an actual ECU failure (according to them). Anyway the whole mess was 4500$ which lucky for me was covered by an extended warentee. They fought with GE capital for me and I didn't have to pay anything. I'll forgive them one little mistake this time (although I have to admit not checking the engine oil pressure after a pretty big engine repair is a bit disturbing). Over all I've been pretty happy with them, Cherry Hill Imports in case anybody in NJ, USA interested.
  9. Update: Dealer said wires were indeed switched. All fine now. Doug
  10. Loren, Thanks. Definatley not that way before the work. It's going back tommorow. Doug
  11. 99 C2 usa 50k miles: My car just got back from the dealer where they replaced a right side cam actuator which had failed. Now my oil preassure guage reads above 5 bar at all times, even with the engine is stopped. The only time it reads zero is when the key is off. After a search, I found many posts about the oil pressure guage reading intermittantly or incorrectly due to a faulty sending unit. I did not find one eactly like mine though. I'm wondering if a sending unit failure can cause this, or did they not hook up a wire or somthing when they had the cam actuator out. Thoughts? Thanks, Doug Davis
  12. Hello, I am considering buying the rain sensing wiper kit for my 1999 996 coupe US version. I was able to find one post here where people commented on the effectiveness of the wipers. Some liked it some did not. Would anyone who has them comment on how good they are? I have only driven one two cars ( both BMW's) that had them and they were fabulous. If the Porsche system is anywhere close to being as good as the BMW one I'd like to have it. Just wondering if they are worth it... Thanks, Doug Davis
  13. 1999 C2. I switched from 18" to 17" for daily driving and found the ride comfort to be much better here in NJ, USA where some of our secondary roads can be pretty bad. I wouldn't hesitate to make the switch, especially since I found quite a few sets of reasonably priced 17" OEMs available here and on other lists. The set I bought even came with a decent set of almost new rubber on them. Doug Davis
  14. As stated before here - those "free" manuals are not up to date and missing most of the 99 supplements. As Loren stated those "free" or almost free manuals on the internet are the earliest versions from 1999 and have no updates, perhaps only one year wiring diagrams and do not include the OBDII manuals, Diagnostic manuals, or any information on the 3.6 L engine and on and on. If one is interested in workshop manuals please PM me and I would be happy to assist you. Thank you Thank you for all input. Just purchased from Porschelibrarian. An easy transaction and well worth it to any 996 ownwer IMHO. Doug Davis
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