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    2003 996 C2 Tip
  1. Here in Florida.. I had a talk with Pedro a month or so ago. He met with Mobil1 and found out the Mobil1 10w-40 high mileage formula has the zinc and additives back in it we always wanted from the original Mobil1 formula. The high mileage label is the only way the EPA would go along with it... Curious. Well, I switched back from Syntec 5w-40...we will see...
  2. Having recently replaced a headlamp via another drivers insurance... Is it not insane the retail on the MK2 Litronic headlamps... $2800/each. Are you !#$%*$ kidding me? Looking around I noticed aftermarket has started producing MK1 headlamps... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-986-996-911-Chrome-Housing-LED-DRL-Projector-Headlight-Headlamp-L-R-/230861255490?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3APorsche&hash=item35c0673342&vxp=mtr With the LED's...these are a nice option for the price. Does anyone know if MK2's are on the way?
  3. A good bodyshop can match and feather the color without a total repaint. If the scratch is all the way to a panel edge, paint will need to be feathered into the adjoining panel. Total repaint is pricey from a good place...Probably 4-5K.
  4. Hi, I just received my 2003 996 C2 Tip. back from the bodyshop...They replaced the right fender from a minor traffic argument. While I was standing there with the car running, the fender made a groan sound lasting 4-5 seconds. Is there a vacuum pump or something in there?? Thanks.
  5. Looking to find a seasoned pro to change my IMS bearing on my 2003 C2 Tiptronic. Looking between Orlando and West Palm. Thx..
  6. If you have a Tiptronic...service the tranny. 90K mile service interval is a joke. After 7 years and 15K miles...my tranny fluid was in terrible shape.
  7. What are normal values for Camshaft Deviation? MKI and MKII values the the same? Where do you start to worry about potential IMSB failure based on these values?
  8. Hello, If you missed my post "Oil Filter Exam"...check it out. I would like to know if anyone knows a lab that can give me an analysis of the metal flakes in my filter? If possible, a lab that knows the Porsche metalurgy. Many Thanks!
  9. @JFP, Thanks for the input... I cut my filter yesturday after 1k miles. Still finding some flakes...less flakes based on only 1k miles. What the hell...I changed the oil while I was there. Drain plug shows no sign of decay or flaking. There are no PST or Durametrics in my area. I have considered the purchase of the durametric for my personal use... If you strongly believe I should plug in and watch cam deviation on a regular basis... I will order one now... Let me know.
  10. Yes, flakes are attracted to magnet.... Stuck larger flake on my fingernail and moved a magnet over it... the flake moved back and forth following the magnet.
  11. I have been running Syntec 5w-40 and I change it every 12 months... Purrs like it was new...
  12. Hello, Here is my filter from a few months back. My 2003 996 C2 Tip. with 19,600 miles.... In the filter are these flakes of a very thin metalic film. They stick to a magnet and are soft and flexible to the touch. It looks likes electroplating is coming off something. There are no hard chunks...just these flakes. Is the the warning sign of the IMS bearing? Need your input...
  13. UPDATE: I spent 6 hours watching the Porsche of Melbourne Tech investigate my clunk today on my 2003 C2 996 with 19,600 miles. With collaboration from multiple techs... "It sounds like your right drive shaft may be in the early stage of failure" "But, we are not sure enough to replace it yet". Here is the real kicker.... They did not charge me anything. I will say it again.... THEY DID NOT CHARGE ME ANYTHING. No definative answer....no charge.... There are far worse 996 issues than a CVJ failing... and no charge??? I still am dumbfounded.... Thank You Porsche of Melbourne! Anyone else get an answer??
  14. MY 2003 C2 Tip(19,500 miles) has been making noises too. Upon a hard 1st gear start or reverse...there is a loud "tink"...metal on metal sound... Sometimes mutiple "tink" "tink"... I finally sucked it up and scheduled a visit to the Dealer (in 2 weeks)... A local shop cringed when I mentioned this and directed me straight to the dealer... Really gonna be #$%&*! if its the tranny...
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