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About swede-man

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    99 Porsche 996 C2. 01 Saab 9-5 stationwagon.

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  1. Thank you Loren for checking on that part nr. I will look in to getting it repaired as Logray suggested.
  2. My 1999 C2 has developed a rattle in the left muffler at around 3500 rpm and I think it has a loose baffle because it makes a noise when I knock on it with my hand. I have been able to locate a used muffler from a wrecked 996 but is has a different part nr 996 111 121 90. Mine has 996 111 121 56. Would this work? Thanks very much.
  3. As promised a couple of pics with my new wheels and tail lights fitted. I also had a wheel alignment done today, she drives and handles beautiful and I am very impressed with the Michelins.
  4. Wyovino,my car is MY1999 and the colour is called "Tannengruen-metalic" 22E 9 3. It's an unusual colour but I really like it and it looks stunning in bright light. I have seen the "smokey coloured" tail lights on a black 996 but didn't like them at all,it looked more like a dark tinted spraycan job. The red crystal coloured ones that I have look fresher imo. I have now decided to go with silver wheels.
  5. Yes Zee, I ordered my lights from Dectane in Germany for Eur.340.00 and on the inside it says "made in Taiwan by Depot" They fit and look fantastic and I am very happy with the new look. I haven't fitted my new Michelins yet because I have decided to get a new set of "Victor Innsbruck wheels" and I will keep the original wheels as a spare set with perhaps some winter tyres. I am just not sure whether I should go for the black or the silver wheels? the colour of my car is Pine-green. I would apreciate your guys opinion on these,thanks
  6. Creekman, I can't really see anything wrong with the plastic mounting tabs on the Dectane's. They look excactly the same as the original tail lights, I have just fitted them which was very easy and took about 5 minutes. Absolutely plug and play and they fitted perfect! The Michelins are 225/40/18 (stock) and 295/30/18 (not stock but I like the wider stance) :)
  7. Received my Dectane taillights today together with a set of new Michelins PS2 N3. The taillights look really good and could go for OEM if they had not "made in Taiwan" stamped at the inside. Will post some pics when fitted on the car.
  8. Y2K911, Yes those numbers look very similar indeed. My car has had 2 previous owners, the first owner on the title shows it was the local Porsche centre that owned it for 8 months. So it more than likely was there demonstrator back in 1999 I guess, which would explain the 'passionate' driving :) Anyway, I am glad it never reached range 2.
  9. Bonjour Gigi02, I opted for the 'Professional cable' as I have several friends with Porsches and I didn't want to be limited to only 3 cars. You just buy the cable and download the software from Durametrics website and the rest is plug and play. I am now learning to understand all the different data that I can read out of my car.
  10. Ahsai, thank you for your time and and easy to understand explanation.And you were wright that the engine was not running when I took the read out. I am starting to enjoy playing around with my Durametric and have now also discovered that by going into my instrument data,I could actually activate a digital ambient-temperature gauge that was never there before! but very handy to have.
  11. Received my Durametric cable today to clear my airbag code that I generated after disconecting the side airbags by mistake. It cleared all just fine so all good! Out of interest I also checked Motronic but can't make much out of all the info-values. Does anybody know if they are looking all right? The car is showing 129500 Kilometres. ============ECU Info=========================== Number of ignitions range 1 12801 / 2548.6h Number of ignitions range 2 0 / 0h Operating hours counter 2754.5 Data version 0041550737010527 Type ID DME control unit 996RDW01 ==============================================
  12. Jimmy, I got the H&R performance spring kit that lowered my 1999 C2 aproximately 1 inch. The spec sheet mentioned lowering 1.0 to 1.5 inch, but in my case it was 1 inch wich i am happy with. I also got the Bilstein (sport) schocks. They also do an (HD) version but I understood that the sport shocks were more suitable with the lowering. I have absolutely no problems with the 295 30 18 rubbing or touching, but remember that I have a C2 and not sure about you C4. I got the shocks and springs from Automotion.com
  13. I had 19 inch wheels with 245/35/19 and 275/30/19 on my 1999 C2 with standard suspension. They looked great but I prefered the handling with the 18 inch. I have now gone back to 18 inch with 225/40/18 and 295/30/18 and lowered it with H&R springs and new Bilstein shocks. Very happy with the handling, and the 295 on the rear gives it a nice stance.
  14. Just after some advise regarding which sideskirts to choose for my 1999 C2. From what I can gather there is a set for the MK1 and one for MK2. The later set seems to be a lot cheaper and is OEM. Does anybody know if they look ok on a 1999 C2, or should I go for the MK1 set ? Also any advise on were to order them from ? Thank you.
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