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jroberts38 replied to BM996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)thanks for the info!!
jroberts38 replied to BM996's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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
jroberts38 replied to Loren's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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.
jroberts38 replied to scottyb's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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
jroberts38 replied to jroberts38's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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
jroberts38 replied to jroberts38's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Many thanks Loren.
jroberts38 posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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
jroberts38 replied to Loren's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)thanks
jroberts38 replied to Loren's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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.
jroberts38 replied to goldgun's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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.
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.
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
The head unit is CDA 9886 and the amp is PDX-4.100.