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Congratulations AP997S. Just had my eyes on the 2014 Cayman S, I though it was a new 911 until I saw its rear. Beautiful Cayman! I used to hate the Cayman cause I owned the 996. But the new Cayman has changed my mind :D Time to get my Porsche back but this time will be the 2014 Cayman...but it will not happen until Summer 2014 when the last kid graduated :thumbup:
nghiaho58 replied to redcab's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I had the same problem with my 2000 C2 Cab a while back. What I did to fix it was to lubricate the contact points at each corner of the top and also their mating parts with silicone lube. Good luck.
nghiaho58 replied to seamichael's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have the same problem on my 2000 C2 cab. Window drops just a little bit not enough for the glass to clear off the plastic frame on the top. I did many searches and it seems like my car has stretched cable which can be adjusted or replaced with the new regulator. I have not fixed it yet....due to tight budget. What I do is remember to lower the window a bit before open the door :-(
Hi. I have the same quarter window problem on my 2000 C2 Cab. I would appreciated if you could give me the information of where you bought the part and where you had your car fixed. I live in Riverside. Thanks. Nghia Ho email@example.com
Hi all. My 2000 C2 Cab has passenger rear window problem; it does not move up or down as I push on its switch. It last operational was when I close the top in the 105 degree heat in Palm Springs. The window came up (but not all the way) and the top was closed fine. I checked the window and it seems like the window is disengaged or broke off from the regulator cable or belt, because I can grab the window and pull it up or push it down. I need help here. Does anyone know here I can find the instruction of rear window removal or has done this job before which will share the information. I searched Renntech for the DIY or threads about this topic but had no luck. How difficult is this job or I should bring it to the dealer or independence shop? I like to do the repair job myself to save some bucks. Thank you in advance for your help. Nghia Ho
nghiaho58 replied to mdillian3690's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I agree with Logray. I had the same problem on my 2000 C2. I fixed it with four nylon washers but it works for about few months. I then bought a new horn cage from Sun Set and the problem is fixed the right way. Don't waste your time with washers or silicone. If you love your Porsche then fix it right
nghiaho58 replied to Gyorgy's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Congratulations! It is like a newly wed...you will get to know her secrets if you drive her more often and of course hard like someones here said "drive it like you steal it"
I beleive it is normal. My 2000 C2 does the same thing.
If you can drive the Porsche then you got know how to change its oil. <$100 in parts,15 minutes job and you know it was done right.:drive:
nghiaho58 replied to tanny02996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)It is a simple replacement process. Open the hood and locate two nuts right below the emblem. Use a 10mm socket to loosen and remove the nuts. Remove the emblem and gasket. Clean the emeblem area and install new gasket, emblem and tighten two nuts. Honestly, I have not done the work but by looking at the way the emblem was installed I figure the steps above will work. Good luck! Nghiaho58
nghiaho58 replied to smak's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)You can read the coolant temperature in the diagnostic mode that shows on the display at the console. I use it to monitor the engine temp while driving. Here is the info I got from Rennlist forum. ----- To access diagnostics: Hold down the Recirculating & Air up buttons for 5 seconds. The + - buttons go up and down through the list of "c" codes. The center vent button switches the left display between the "c" code and its actual value. Press the Auto button to exit. I have yet to verify all these, this info was copied from wonderful people on PPBB! Here is a list of what can be seen: 0c - ERL 1c - Oil Temp? 2c - Inside temp. Sensor mounted in the aspirator assembly at the side of the dash. 3c - Outside temp. Sensor located inside the air inlet of the A/C unit. 4c - Outside temp. Sensor located in front grill of the radiator. The data is fed to the Climatronic from the instrument cluster. When not moving, the instrument cluster OBC temp display retains it's last setting until moving. This is to prevent heat emanating from the radiator affecting the temperature sensor. The A/C unit uses the lower of the two outside air temp values in determining fresh-air temp. 5c - Outside temp. (matches OBC outside temp display) 6c - Coolant temp. 7c - Footwell discharge temp. 8c - Sun sensor (dash top) 9c - Sun sensor. 10c - Passenger compartment fan speed. 11c - Passenger compartment fan voltage. 12c - Temperature mix Flap command 1=COLD, 100=HOT 13c - Temperature mix Flap position 14c - Central Flap command 15c - Central Flap position 16c - Footwell/Defrost Flap command 17c - Footwell/Defrost Flap position 18c - Recirculation Valve command 1=OFF, 100=RECIRC 19c - Recirculation Valve position (feedback) 20c - Vehicle speed in kph, updating only once per second. (real speed, not speed+safety margin as in the speedometer) 21c - Engine RPM in hundreds. This too only updates once per second. 22c - ? 23c - ? 24c - Sun sensor, exterior lights switch & panel lights control (term. 58 & 58d voltage) - used for A/C panel display illum. 25c - ? 26c - ? 27c - ? 28c - Fan speed? 29c - ? 30c - Engine run time in seconds (255 max.)(=0xff) 31c - Timing counter 32c - Displays test 33c - Software version? Mine states 3.4 34c - ? 35c - Outside temp. from inlet sensor (filtered?) 36c - temp?
nghiaho58 replied to scottyb's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Try this link http://www.c-speedracing.com/howto/996rms/rms1.php
nghiaho58 replied to jdearth's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Use Silicone lube to lube all joints on both sides of the top movement mechanism. This may help. My 2000 C2 top was having hardtime (jerking) to close and it works fine after I did the lube. Nghia
From the Porsche Maintenance Schedule: · On vehicles with annual mileages of less than 9,000 miles (15,000 km), an annual maintenance must be carried out once a year. · Maintenance with oil filter change must be carried out at least every 2 years according to the mileage, if the mileage for a major maintenance has not already been reached. · For an annual mileage of more than 9,000 miles (15,000 km) it is recommended to carry out the next maintenance as soon as possible. Thanks Loren. I will perform an annual maintenance and delay oil change to the next 5000 mile (65K miles). I just checked the oil and it still show full with honey color, not brown or black. By the way, I did not see fuel filter change required in the maintenance schedules. Should I do it at 60K miles? Car is running great...My first Porche and love it so much! Your car is MY02? If so, then you do not need to change the fuel filter (ever). No, My car is MY00. I missed type in my last post.