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About Brad Bedell

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    Dallas TX
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    Toyota MR2 with V6/supercharger and IS300 with a supercharged v8.
  • Former cars
    (2)996 TT
  1. Don, That's the thread. (and Thank you again for your exploration on the other topic we recently discussed) A few years ago, I retrofitted factory navigation and factory heated seats into my 09 Minicooper and have retrofitted nav into '07 and '11 BMW 3 series. It took quite a bit of coding and educated guess work to make all the components and diagnostics happy. However, without coding, it all just worked. The nav/radio unit was happy and dumb with the canbus signals, even with mis-matched VINs. I suspect most Porsche stuff is the same/similar for coding/recoding as BMW Techs are
  2. This is an old thread, but There's a pretty decent writeup on the web. I asked this question to myself prior to purchasing a vehicle. The one I settled on came with a compass, so I don't get to do a DIY. :) Not sure if I can link another forum, so I won't. A quick google search will give you the page at the top: dash clock retrofit cayenne 958 basically, it was a 6 wire plug which only uses 4 wires. Power/Ground, CanH & CanL, you tapped into the PCM wiring. (note the type of taps they use) The clock just worked, without coding. I suspect a compass wou
  3. Oh, it's completely crazy. And financially doesn't make a ton of sense when the 996tt is worth $30-45k and won't really depreciate more at this point. I'm just not sure why it hasn't been done, especially by a 'bored' Porsche shop owner or shop fabricator. I see people spending 30-40k on these engine swap projects when they pay someone. A used TT engine can be hand for around $8-12k. (I paid $10k for mine, 10k miles documented) Transmission $4-8k. So, 20k in parts pretty quickly plus the cost of a car and paying someone or one's self 200-400 hours of labor. But the thought of
  4. I'm still digging. I see mention in older threads that the transmission will bolt to the block and also see mention that it won't. I know for sure. It won't. (based on photos I'm seeing) Not without an adapter plate. So 996tt transmission, flip it around will be the only solution. Does anyone know of a reverse ring gear or if the Boxster 6 speed ring gear will fit? *or* if I could hybrid a 996tt transmission front housing to the boxster transmission case? (I did this with the V6 Mr2) To clarify above: When I say transmission front housing, I mean this piece, #1, AKA the front transm
  5. Thanks for this! Hopefully Todd will chime in, but this might just have answered my question for the 987. *bummer* but at least it brings the car cost down a bit. I'd likely have to go to the 997 electronics on the engine to make it work on the 987 chassiswork. (I seem to recall an electric wastegate, dual air flow meters, different air pump/etc) I intend to omit the air pump system as code is available for the 996, but I'm not sure how 'hacked' the 997 stuff is just yet. The 997 electronics would be easier as I wouldn't have to build a 'y-pipe- to feed the inlet of the turbos. I
  6. Indeed good points and always are worthy of considering when shooting for a well balanced package. I've been called insane several times by my peers. The turbo is the most financially sound choice from an investment standpoint. They really won't depreciate much from here. A highly modified Boxster will be lucky to see .50 on the dollar. If I'm considering an 05 987 and it follows the trend of the older Boxsters, it will even be more so true. A higher mileage 01-02 996tt is well within 'reach' of the money. I recently sold my 02 996tt and had an 01 TT, I bought both right an
  7. I'm in a bit of an 'unusual' situation as that I have a low mileage 03 996tt engine, Tial turbos, accessories/harness, etc laying around. I'm looking for something unique to do with it. Since I don't have the car yet, I have the luxury of finding the car that is best suited to the swap. That said, I've searched and am either using the wrong search terms or can't find the facts for the noise. I've read Todd's 3.4 engine swap pdf (now out-dated) and have read most of Wayne's book via google-online. I'm currently waiting for a copy to arrive for the final reading. Ideally, I'd like t
  8. Please do a Search here - it is the same for any 996 series car. This has been covered many times before. This is old, but a linkback to the post that's needed; be sure to also read the FAQ listed several times in that thread. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=14539
  9. Try 1536 or 1534 If you have not already read this FAQ - please do so... Lost Radio Code - FAQ, PLEASE READ THIS FIRST So I can find it if I can't find my paper copy next time: The code was: 1538, thanks! (search terms: brad bedell radio code) -B
  10. Looking for a radio code: Model CDR 220 Type: 4462 SN is 15088516 Then 24/99 2001 996 Turbo Thanks!
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