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    2003 Porsche 911
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    1999 porsche 911
    1997 porsche boxster
  1. I don't know what the percentages really are, but I can speak from my own experience. I recently had a IMS bearing failure on my 2003 911 with 59k miles on the clock. The vehicle has been well cared for and not tracked or abused. The bearing damaged the snap ring and welded it to the intermediate shaft, so the engine will probably need a complete rebuild, even though I shut the car down and soon as I heard the noise. As a more cost effective solution, I am considering Motormeister (no affiliation) in California to do the rebuild. Are there any other companies in the states that rebuild these engines? thanks, j
  2. I thought I would throw in my two cents on this issue. I recently had an IMS bearing failure while on a trip. Even though I shut the engine down as soon as I heard an unfamiliar noise, the bearing still damaged the snap ring ridge on the intermediate shaft. It looks like it will need a complete rebuild. I can't believe Porsche would design a sealed bearing for this application, when there is plenty of oil to be had in this location of the engine! I am considering Motormeister out of California. Are there any other quality rebuilders out there for this engine? I have a 2003 model with 60k on the clock.
  3. I replaced the clutch in my 2003 c2 this weekend, and used this site as a technical reference. It lists torque specs and the lengths and locations of the bell housing bolts so you don't get them mixed up. http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm J
  4. The clutch job wasn't too dificult, considering I had access to a lift and a trans jack. The only hitch was the slave cylinder that wasn't working properly, so we made a trip to the local Porsche dealer to pick one up. (That part has appearantly been update 7 times since my car was built). I bought the clutch assy from Suncoast, they were very helpful. That's one project I would not want to do in the garage at home. Thanks again for the specs Loren. J
  5. I'm going to replace the clutch in my 2003 996 C2 this weekend, and I need the torque specs for the pressure plate bolts and flywheel bolts. I've looked extensively and cannot find them. Thanks, J
  6. Loren, I know this horse has been beaten to death, so please forgive me. I am about to replace the clutch in my 2003 996 C2; the engine currently is NOT leaking. Should I replace the RMS and IMS, or leave them alone? I hate to fix something that's not broken.
  7. I don't usually chime in on these, but here is my two cents. I host cross-country driving tours for me and my friends. I used to do them with PCA in my area, but they started driving the speed limit several years ago, so we formed a group of our own. I have a passport 8500 AND an Escort laser shifter, which work well together. Being the lead car in the group, the ability to deflect a laser signal is a must. There are several V 1's and Escorts in the group. Most of the time the V 1 will pick up a signal first, but not always, and they do false a lot. If you chose to have a detector alone, I would go with the V 1, but for the greatest level of protection, I would go with a good Escort and their shifter.
  8. Per one of my previous posts. (The mids will bolt right into the factory location in the door.) So the original door enclosures were retained. The speakers in the quarter panels do not have a factory enclosure.
  9. Bob, The PDX 5 is larger, I don't think it will fit in that same spot. You could put it lower in the compartment, or maybe under the passenger seat. j
  10. The head unit is CDA 9886 and the amp is PDX-4.100.
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