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Posts posted by CellN12345

  1. I am looking at a Baby seat for my 996 and 997 and have heard mixed results but the Porsche dealer reccomended the Recaro Vivo as it is built to fit 996 and 997 models. My dealer and the next closest one is sold out as there is some back flow problem with Recaro baby and child seats. Does anyone have any experience with this model on EBay. Looks to be the best deal on Ebay.


  2. Thank you. West Texas is 80MPH, soon to be 85MPH Posted Speed limit, but at 11PM and a clear horizon so's not to endanger another motorist I gave it some gas..

    Thank you for the advice. Someone emailed me that they tought the Cabriolet top (which was up, not down during my drive) contributed to the shaking and it is a known issue with carreras from 99-05. Never heard of that before and will just keep it below 100 for safety going forward.


  3. My original post was slightly incorrect in the MPH. I had the car at 115 not 155.

    Had the 911 up to 115MPH on a deserted Highway (completely deserted) and got to 115 at which point i let up on the the throttle. Immediatley the the steering wheel shook rapidly and very strongly. I tapped the gas and the shaking stopped until I let up on the gas again and the MPH went below 85. I took it to a dealer in the town I was working in and he said the tires are perfect at 80% tread and wheel balance is right in target. Anyone have this issue?

  4. Had the 911 up to 115MPH on a deserted Highway (completely deserted) and got to 155 at which point i let up on the the throttle. Immediatlt the the steerong wheel shook rapidly and very strongly. I tapped the gas and the shaking stopped until I let up on the gas again and the MPH went below 85. I took it to a dealer in the town I was working in and he said the tires are perfect at 80% tread and wheel balance is right in target. Anyone have this issue?

  5. A neighbor came over last weekend to look at my Porschesince he is an x owner and a supposed aficionado.. He told me the easiest fixin 996s is to replace the air filter. Iwent to the Porsche Dealer this week bought one. My neighbor came over lastnight, popped the hood and put it in the car. Only problem was that he said “giveit a start” and did not put the cover on the Air filter. The car made a loud Warbling noise and I shutit down after 5 seconds. Now my checkEngine light is on and according to my Neighbors ODB Device I show warninglights for codes # PO410 AND P1411

    Does anyone know what the problem could be?

  6. The German Technical Inspection Association (TUV), together with the German car magazine Auto Bild, have released the result of the 2011 used car reliability report. The study is based on 7,253,709 general vehicle inspections performed by TUV's independent engineers, covering all the strong and the weak points of a large number of vehicles.

    We'll start with the cars that would make excellent second-hand purchases, a category dominated by Toyota and Porsche. The German car maker managed to win five age categories.

    One of its champions is the 911 (we are talking about the 996 generation, which was produced between 1997 and 2005), which managed to claim the top position in the following age classes: 6-7 years, 8-9 years and 10-11 years. The current incarnation of the Boxster (987), which has been around since 2004 shares the number one position of the 4 to 5 years of age with the Toyota Corolla Verso.

    We'll move on to the Japanese automotive producer now. The second generation of the Prius, which was produced between 2004 and 2009 manage to become the first hybrid vehicle included on the list of winners of the TUV report. The company's Auris, RAV4, as well as the aforementioned Corolla Verso are other Toyota models that managed to secure a top ten place in the 2 to 3 years of age category.

    At the other end of the reliability scale we find the Kia Carnival, which went down to the last place, just like it did last year. The flaws registered by the car include faulty brakes with corroded pipelines, oil loss and rusty exhaust. The same can be said about the Ford Ka (1996-2008), with the vehicle performing extremely bad especially in the 10 to 11 years of age category.

    The study's overall conclusion was a negative one, as the rate of cars with serious problems has increased from last year (19.5 in comparison with 17.6). However, this is also due to the fact that the TUV stations have made more complex checks.

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  7. Does anyone have a reccomendation for a Fuel Stabilizer to use? I was told by a colleague that Fuel Stabilizers with Methanol can be very harmfull to the 911 Engine. I went to PepBoys auto supply and none of the fuel stabilizers notate Metanole and the service people could not tell me. My local Porsche dealer has none of their brand left so I am out of luck there.

    Second question: I will be filling up the gas tank to the top, how much of the fuel stabilizer should be used?

    I have never winterized the car and will be doing so this weekend for the next 3 months. Any assistance would be appreciated!:help:

  8. You're funny 'I don't need anymore Turbos". Too many Turbos....That's a good problem to have.!!.

    I have a freind who years ago bought the last generation 996 Speedster new from the factory. To this day it only has 300 miles on it. That is a worth quite a bit of money.

    Just seems hard to imagine how a base 99 996 Carrera could be worth anything. Even if it was one of the first ones in the US. But the collectable market is ever changing and it seems like you have done your research.

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do with the 996.


    Thanks. Yes I agree a lot of times I chalk it up to the "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder category" Have a good one!

  9. Agreed,

    I don't think any 1999 996 will ever be worth anything in the collectable market. Spend the money on a 997S or a 996 Turbo..


    Already have a (original) 930 and 997 Turbo don't need anymore Turbos. Spoke to a Rep at Christies that I have worked with in the past and they believe the 996 price in the market overall has bottomed out. He relayed they believe the first 20 models will apprciate specifically for the collector marketplace. They also relayed 16 of the first 20 models are now owned by Porsche delaers and they have been contacted over the years and since the US Introduction of the 996 model in late 1998.

  10. I am looking at purchasing a 996 C2 that is #9 brought to the US in 1999. The person is asking $54,000 for this car. Can anyone offer any guidance on this price? I have spoke to Auction houses and there is very limited information on the first 996 models sold in the US or where to price them. Chrisities has not auctioned any that are first models. Please note I do know that the $54K price is high for this model but I am looking at it as a collector (that will be driven).

  11. A friend of mine was suprised to find out I had been paying $350.00 (before taxes) for an Oil Change and "service"? I have only taken it to the Porsche Dealer and he said he paid $210.00 at his Indy Dealer. I asked Main line Porsche if there was any reason for the much higher cost and they said they are doing other services beyond what an Indy was capable of . I was being really nice to them and followed up with "what other service?" They put me on hold and transferred me to a service manager. He got on the phone and said "we also check the Air in your tires." :eek: I just laughed..... Good bye Porsche Dealer.


  12. I have two Porsches a 1999 C4 Cab and a 2006 Carrera. I love the C4 Cab the BEST and just started to fix some small things like headlights, and cabin Air filter myself. I changed the cabin Airfilter in the front of the car however did not have the cap on and started the car. It made a TERRIABLE Warbling grumbling noise for 30 seconds before I could shut it down and determine that I left the cap off the cabin Air filter. Since I have done that the car has used a Quart of Mobile 1 synthe in only 1100 Miles? Could these be related?


    Soon to be X Handyman:D

    One last note regarding the above topic. I do not drive the C4 hard at all.


  13. Are you sure he was not reffering to a HARDTOP for your car? I went to get a hardtop and the Porsche dealer (Main Line Prosce) gave me a price of $7,995.00 (sounds like an infomercial). They came to that price as they would purchase each component of the hardtop seperatly. I went on ebay and bought a perfect one locally for $900.

    Rep[laced my CabTop last year for 1,200.00 Total with all parts included.

  14. In my view and probably most of yours, Porsches are the best car to drive. I have owned mine for 4 years and still do not know how to articulate that I just love getting out on the road with me and my car.

    So with that said everyone has their own opinion about Porsches. I am looking to see how "you" the people who know porsches and focus on the intricacies of a Porsche think are the top 10 Porsches of all time...The topic could be broken down into hundresds of categories but for the sake of this poll the question is simply which Porsches are the all time best.



  15. Why no choice for BMW's?? They are the worst around here, they can't even park straight without taking up two or more spaces and never seem to use their indicators. But on the other side of the coin, I'm sure I've upset a few drivers over the years with something I've done and made them curse Porsche drivers.

    I actually recieved two emails from people asking why I did not include BMWs. The one gentleman, Paul said "did you not include BMWs because at least those drivers have enough sense to not compare themselves to Porsches?" I don't know that I would go as far as his comments but I just don't think they cause many annoyances..I think the Bimmer driver might be the closest in mindset to the 911 driver.. just my opnion..

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