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Everything posted by PILFILR

  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...
  15. Have Flat6 build a big bore upgrade... It might make him feel better about spending the money if he gets more horsepower with the new engine. I have run the same scenario over in my mind if my 996 blew-up... Take a look at Flat6's website... I would think you get more money for reselling a running car if he is done with the 996?
  16. I asked before to no avail... 1. Does anyone know the time involved to perform the LN IMS retrofit bearing on a 2003 C2 Tiptronic 996? *( LN's website only states it will take considerably longer than a manual tranny. ) 2. Who can be trusted to perform this for a "non-dealer" rate between West Palm Beach and Daytona Beach?? No problems yet...But, why wait. Thanks!
  17. Was this an extended warranty?? Also, is your 996 a 2002.5 (MK2)??
  18. How many miles does your 996 have? What was the bill for this repair? I wonder if this problem is common. My 2003 996 TIP has 18k miles and I get a bit of a low grade hum from the trans when making a right turn at speed. It could be the early stage of this problem?
  19. I prefer to keep it in "M". In "D" mode you will find how quickly it jumps to fifth gear when you are tooling around town at 30mph. Big jump to drop to 1st or 2nd gear to really get on it. I spend most time in 3rd. Unless the VariocamPlus gets annoying...then kick it up to 4th. Then just depress the shift buttons down on the steering wheel and press the pedal to the floor. And Smile real big. You gotta love the sound.
  20. Change your ATF and see if it improves. I changed mine at 15k miles and WOW was it a gunky mess. I change mine every year now. It comes out a little discolored. But, the first change at 15k... it looked like mud. No complaints from mine. Fast shift and really nice when you need to show off... just hold the the button down and punch the gas... it will do the rest. I have flown by much faster cars trying to down shift to catch up... it really is not fair :rolleyes: I just watch them get smaller in the mirror... Now, I wish it had a better launch from a stand still. It is curious that few of the chip tuners will touch the Tiptronic cars. Look around, even Giac does not have a retune for a Tip. I think the MB tranny is too complex to retune... Anyone else know?
  21. Car has 17k miles...and all boots are intact. No splits. What other check to perform?
  22. I have had this noise going on for months. The car: 2003 C2 Tiptronic. The problem: In first gear or reverse under moderate to hard acceleration there is a noticable "tink" or "tink-tink" metalic creaking noise when you start moving from a stand still. The sound is the same as when you crack a lug nut loose. I have removed and retorqed the wheels...It seems the more I remove the wheels, the worse it gets. This final time I took some high temp greese and put it on the five contact points on the hub. OK... it made it worse. I assume the wheels are slipping on the hubs. The design of the Porsche lug bolt has a floating inner ring that makes contact with the rim. This ring has play in it (side to side). So, it seems possible the rims could slip on the hub a little to make these "creaks" I hear. Anyone else have this problem?? Anyone have a fix for the problem?? Thanks!!
  23. thanks a lot for the help at least i know that they did change the engine how i can find out the specs of that new engine? i really want to know if it is S type and 3.6L like i was promised. thanks '03 ENGINE SHOULD GIVE YOU 320HP. I DON'T THINK AN "S" MODEL WAS AVAILABLE IN '03. IT MIGHT TAKE 100 MILES TO LET YOUR DME ADAPT TO THE CHANGES. GOOD LUCK.
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