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    96 993 TT Yel/Blk
    03 BMW X5 4.6
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    89 944T (951)
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  1. Lots of threads on pad choices over on 993 Forums on Rennlist. In general, popular solution is favorite OEM pads / shims on street and dedicated "track" Pads for DE. Once done (a few times) swapping the pads in and out for a DE can be a 30-min job or less. Also gets you close to the car for pre DE service inspection of tires and brakes. Also, DE stress on Brake Fluid can be addressed by a short bleed cycles after swapping in the DE pads. If you continue down the DE slope, dedicated DE tires are also in your future. The combo of swapping tires and pads, and close up inspection can then b
  2. Lots of info over on the rennlist 993 and drivers education forums on trailing a 993. Load nose forward to balance tongue weight, do not back it on. I have rented a U-Haul trailer multiple times for interstate towing. U-Haul has an over the wheel tie-down method (widget) that works well. Others with their own trailers use tie-down methods / kits that loop thru the wheels/rims front and back, but may scuff the rims if not down correctly. There doesn't seem to be any "good" underbody points to "hook" to without concern of alignment / damage if too tight or movement / bounce if the traile
  3. If it is orriginal, then the Porsche delar can help, but sice the code with the car isn't working, then . . . When I picked up a use CD player (CR-220) at the Hershey swap meet to replace the original in dash tape player at, the previous owner of the CD unit wrote the "radio code" on the case of the cd/radio. So if all else fails, try pulling out the unit from the dash and look to see if it has a 4-digit code written on it by a "previous" owner. Good luck.
  4. Go to the stealership and they can look it up. They will want proof of ownership (title). They will also be very happy to sell you a second key and have the service center reprogram the key for lot of green backs. On 993 rennlist forums there are lots of threads on how to reprogram a new key with code, and here http://p-car.com/diy/remote/ on P-car DIY. Tricky work, very complex detailed Rube Goldberg (got'a love German Engineering) procedure, but many have done it successfully. A few have given up and paid the stealership prices for the piece of mind. Good luck.
  5. Check out http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/993-forum/511403-anyone-have-the-wiring-diagram-for-the-993-shop-manual.html
  6. Like others have said, change the oil and store with clean oil. Also when you do take it out of storage, pull the DME fuse so you can crank over the engine without the engine firing up to get a coat of oil back on the metal with minimal stress. Then after 30-secs or so, put the DME relay fuse back in. Also carry a spare DME with you in the glove box for when it goes out on you. Low speed idle and put away isn't really good on the engine. Fire it up and drive it to get up to operating temp before putting it away.
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