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  1. Hi guys... is this sound similar to mine? https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73239086/VN-20150315-202426.m4a
  2. Thanks JFP: I'm going to post the link to the audio file in that thread as well, just to be sure the sound is the same!
  3. Hi Guys, cheers from Italy. Sometimes I hear I strange intermittent sound coming from the right front wheel arch of my 986 S. Only if I drive the car for more than 30 minutes can it be heard. I attach an audio file: at the beginning of it, I'm standing behind the car; towards the end of it, I'm approaching the source of the sound; right at the end, I'm holding the mic under the wheel arch. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/73239086/VN-20150315-202426.m4a Thanks in advance for any advice and sorry for my English. G.
  4. Thanks Timbo, it was exactly that. Perfect! ;-) Cheers!
  5. Hi Guys, cheers from Italy! Today I went for a drive after a few months.. my 986 S is a real garage queen LOL. I got a little bit confused when I saw the left wiper (left looking out from inside the car) resting some twenty cm high on the windshield. I attach a few pics. The wiper works ok but when it goes up it reaches the A-pillar!!! It seems like its range has gone from 0-80 degrees to, let's say, 10-90 degrees... What should I do in your opinion? Thanks in advance for your advice and sorry for my poor English.
  6. Hi guys. yesterday I went to pick the car up in order to put some juice in the tank. I started it and the problem was still there. I managed to drive it to the petrol station but on my way I decided to go through some gears and found that in first gear I could do 20 kph, 30 in second, 40 in third and so on. So I decided to upshift and downshift a few times and something better seemed to happen but then... I reached the station. I put 20 liters in the tank, then did the 1-minute procedure with the key, started the car and... ...BANG! White smoke and oil all over the place!!! Just kidding!!! I started it and she was perfectly fine! I drove it for half an hour, then came back home. Turned it off, waited for a few minutes and then started it again. Everything ok. Tomorrow I'm going to check her again but for the moment I'm very, very pleased! What do you reckon? Fuel level too low? Bad fuel? Who knows... But, as far as the problem doesn't appear again... who cares!!! I'll keep you updated, thanks again for your help!
  7. Hi guys, unfortunately I've goy no access to any Durametric or diagnostic tools. :( Till the day before the cluster job it was running perfectly and so it did when the mechanic managed to let it idle normally. I drove the car for 30 minutes and everything was fine. It seems like the guy thanks to his device managed to clear a fault which woke up again on the very next ignition.
  8. Thanks Harry. Unfortunately I've done that procedure a million times without any improvement... :(
  9. Here's a video of the car at idle... as you can see, if I floor the throttle pedal, it revs just up to 2k.
  10. Hi guys, I’m writing from Italy, owner of a 2000 986 S, 84.000 km on the clock. First of all, I have to apologize for my poor English. Recently I had my cluster bulbs replaced thanks to the good DIY guides found over here, so, thank you so much for helping us all with your knowledge and patience. In order to do the job, since my car features the optional alarm, I previously disconnected the negative cable of the battery while leaving the ignition key on position 2 as read on the board in order to avoid the siren to scream (is this correct, BTW?). With the cluster back in place, without touching the key nor the gas pedal, I connected the negative cable and found everything was fine, then I waited for a few minutes with the key still in position 2 thus letting the e-pedal to reset itself, and eventually removed the key and left the place. Two days later I picked the car up but the engine was really strange at idle. No fault lights on the cluster but no power at all, it hardly reached 1600 – 1900 RPM with the aircon switched off even if I floored the pedal. The whole car shaked violently but the engine didn’t stall. If I pushed on the gas pedal, it revved a little making a smoother noise and behaving normal, but just up to 1600 – 1900 RPM. It seemed there was something at work avoiding the engine to rev. Tried several times to do the 1-minute procedure, tried to fire it up and swich it off a million times, then called the local PD but received nothing but a “shame on you for having disconnected the battery”. Called an indi whose suggestion was to blindly replace the MAF (...even though the problem was showing itself at idling and not over 4000 RPM). Eventually phoned another indi; this nice chap came, attached a small diagnostic device to my car and told me there were no error codes displayed. After half an hour the engine got warm and everything was perfectly normal, so he invited me to drive the car for some thirty minutes and so I did. Problem is, though, yesterday the issue came back again and didn’t go away even after a million 1-minute procedures, dozens of key-on-0-to-key-on-2. I haven’t got access to a Durametric. When I set the key on position 2 I hear a very low “buzz” which goes on forever, until I fire the engine. I’ve got a GPS from my Insurance Company on the positive pole which I cannot remove. What do you suggest? I’m really struggling… Shall I disconnect the negative cable and leave it aside for a few days, as read over here? What must I do when disconnecting the battery in order to avoid the alarm to wake everybody up? Thank you in advance for your help, I really need it! Cheers, G. P.S. If you reckon it would help, I can record the engine noise and attach a file...
  11. Ciao Alex, e grazie ancora... my car is actually a daily driver, I use to drive it every other day and the battery's always been in perfect shape: I'm just concerned about this particular situation I mentioned before. I'm going to follow the tips you all kindly gave me, I'm pretty confident nothing bad is about to happen to my little "culona" (which sounds more or less like "big a-s-s" in italian... :-P even though over here the real "culona" is the 911 Turbo/4S due to its larger flanks). Thanks! Ale
  12. Thank you everybody! Just a further note... I think I have a red switch inside my front boot... well, sort of: it isn't quite a switch, it's a... uhm... red-piece-of-plastic :-P which allows the owner to simply disconnect the battery during car storage. Actually, that's what I've been told. Is that standard? Shall I disconnect the battery? @londoner: thank you so much, that's very kind of you, I just try my best ;-)
  13. First af all, I'm so sorry for my poor English: I'm Italian, so please, be patient! I'm a newbie... even though I've been reading your interesting posts on the board for a few years. Here we are: on December 13th I had an accident while driving my 986 S on a highway. Since then the car's been taken care by an independent dealer but, as far as I know, the engine hasn't been started more then twice for short trips around the garage. So far, almost nine weeks have passed by and my doubt is this: shall I start the engine and let it run for a few minutes? Is it bad for the car to just sit there and wait? What must I do? I reckon they're going to bring it back to me in a couple of weeks and I do not want to have issues when I drive it again for the first time. Moreover, I'm pretty concerned for my 986 S has got 70k km on the odo, and we all know this is the "dangerous range" for problems to occur. This leads me to take every precautions during this period when the car isn't running at all. Your suggestions would be welcome. Very kind regards from Italy. Ale
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