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  1. Hi I have 2015 Cayenne. In addition to the bolts which holds the caliper, there are two smaller bolts which holds pads with what seems to be a spline head. I tried to use 10 and 11 mm spline sockets but either of them worked. Anyone know its size? Is it possibly SAE?
  2. Hello, I'm starting to prepare my 996 C4 for the track. Regretfully, I installed a set of all season tires on 18" OEM wheels. They melt like candy after a few laps. Anyone have recommendations for aftermarket wheels and tires for track use (only)? Thank you for your recommendation in advance,
  3. Here is an update. Durametric test showed communication problem with one of the doors. Turns out I misplaced a fuse when I was looking for a fuse to hard wire radar. Works fine now. Feeling a bit silly .
  4. Hi I just purchased a 2015 Cayenne Diesel. When I lock the car, it used to lock down AND made a chirping sound. After replacing a couple of fuses ("shuffling" as a matter of figuring out which fuse to replace), it stopped chirping. The door lock light comes on steady for several seconds then starts blinking. Thought it may be the "horn setting" but I can't find it in the manual. I suspect that one of the fuses I unplugged may have reset this setting? Does anyone know how to restore the original "lock and chirp" setting.
  5. Hello, I just returned to State side after ten years of living overseas. To jump into the winter here is Colorado, I need to get winter tires on my 1999 996 C4. Service manual shows the following as a starting point. My C4 has 225/40 R 18 for fronts and possibly 7.5J x 18 - 50 for wheel. Similarly 265/35 R 18 for rear and possibly 10 J x18 65 wheel. However, winter tire conversion may not be so easy. It seems to require 17 inch wheels: 205/50 R 17 89T M+S - 7Jxł7 - 55 for front. 225/45 R 17 90T M + S - 8.5J x 17 - 50. I haven't done anythig to brake caliper hoping that there wont be intrference with smaller radius. Any input or even insight into this is appreciated.
  6. Thanks for your input. I will post the results whenever I get to it.
  7. Thank you all. I'll try redye the seats again and see if it fails the second time. It is a significant cost savings compared to new seat cover.
  8. Talk to JoAnne at www.colorplus.com. You might be able to save your current leather. Thank you for your suggestion. Actually I treated the seats using a dye from Colorplus three years ago but it started cracking lately. They've done a fantastic job of matching color. I wonder if I should have sprayed the color instead of brushing or used some treatment afterward. I also stored the car for a couple of years right after.
  9. Thank you for the information. Yes, I would like to do it over this christmas sometime. Hope it is an easy job. Will let you know with some pictures. I apologize for response delay. I was on vacation.
  10. Hello Does anyone know of a reputable shop that sells new leather covering for Porsches? I would like to refurbish the seats on my 996 (MY99). I tried recoloring the worn part with a custom dye but it started to crack again after 3 years. It probably needs new covers (for Xmas project). Also if anyone knows the name or color code of the tannish seat I would be grateful. Thank you in advance,
  11. Awsome! I too was thinking to repaint the caliper. Could you tell me how the caliper paint from Tirerack (I think?) is holding and where you got the decal?
  12. Rear Wheel Bearing R&R for MY99 996 Some of you may be curious how well Sir Tools B90 works for rear wheel bearing removal and installation. Here are some pictures and comments. Although I bought the full Porsche kit, I didn't have to use the horseshoe piece. 1. Here are the picture of B90, new bearings and hub nuts. The new hub nuts use two-piece design instead of one. Sunset Porsche offered the best price for bearings. 2. First, remove the hub nut. I used a breaker bar plus homemade pipe extension. I have actually placed a jack under the disk to providebetter support but this picture does not show one (I forgot to take that picture). For reinstallation, hub nut torque is 460 Nm (340 ft-lb). 3. Remove two 10 mm hex bit bolts holding the disk brake caliper to the housing (85 Nm or63 ft-lb for reinstallation). Push back the brake pads first to provide some room for caliper removal. Suspend the caliper by a wire etcso you don't put any stress on hydraulic lines. 4. Remove4 bolts holding brake cover plates (10 Nm or 7.5 ft-lb for reinstallation). Press the drive axle out of the hub. I actually used a large gear puller. And the hub came off while doing this. 5. Disconnect drive shaft flange at transmission. A ball-tip hex bit socket (shown) makes iteasier to remove the six 8mm hex bit bolts (81 Nm or 60 ft-lb for reinstallation) holding the drive shaft flange to the transmission. 6. Disconnect the spring strut from hub hosing (100 Nm or 74 ft-lb for reinstallation) to clear space so you can slip the driveshaft out of hub housing. I also used a second jack to lift the hub housing so the shaft can be positioned to slip out. For reinstallation of strut,you also need to place a second jack under the strut to bring the bolt holes close to alignment. I used a couple of large flat-tip screw drivers to make the fine adjustment to fit the bolt. Be patient in this step. 7. (not shown but) Remove 4 bolts (37 Nm or 27 ft-lb for reinstallation) holding the bearing retainer plate and set up B90 tool. I used a large collar and fitting disk outside and small disk to catch the bearing from inside. For installation of the retainer plate, make sure that the groove is positioned at bottom. Here is the unit removed. The big collar (tubular) piece was just in front of the bearing but missing in the picture. 8. Installation is the reverse of above. Just make sure that the bearing retainer plate is installed before pressing the hub unit back in. Author Speedobird Category Carrera (996) - Common Fixes and Repairs Submitted 07/22/2010 01:12 PM Updated 12/17/2012 11:06 AM  
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