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About BReyes

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    Orlando, FL, USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2006 Cayenne (Black/camel). 1999 996 Carrera Coupe/Sunroof Tiptronic (Black/Blk). 1987 Carrera Targa (Guards Red/Blk). 1969 911 2.2l Webers.
  1. I just removed battery etc to service (ie clean) in there. Not a lot of leaves in there but a dozen or so.. The drain holes are plastic -careful- hard to see.their in and out. Cabin filter more dirty than I like.Everything looks clean so far, eg a/c, heater hoses. The heater core is deep in there. Regards, ..
  2. The dealership who serviced the vehicle may be of good service to you especially initial information received. They may service the car for you as may the dealership in Milan. Later on you may find a specialist. A pre purschase inspection. Usually use an independent tech from the one who serviced the vehicle, but in this case of limited availability of a tech the original dealership may be the best option. Regards,
  3. Chris, What kind of a mechanic specialty? Did he have other Porsche experience? What types of Porsche cars around? Perhaps of a different school, of Italian sports car? If no, wrong mechanic. The dealership who serviced the car? What is the service history? Provenance? Pre purchase inspection (PPI)? You are experienced tech with this make? Another make? If you are, I'm sure we could find some checklists to help you but PPI puts experienced local tech to work and give buyer some peace of mind. Regards,
  4. I would service/run the 01. Any compression numbers on each? Regards,
  5. Why didn't you believe your tech when he advised you? I've had a good experience with Loren rebuilding a DME for aircooled Carrera. Swiapping it with a known good one is another idea. What codes did it throw? Regards, Bernard p.s. not easy to solve, as more troubleshooting may also be needed. It can be solved.
  6. You did it now. You may as well slap a pic in here to shut m up. :) Show us your new brakes while you are down there. Your car didn't wake up the guys at the facility but a few times. Yet, you can probably drive the car here and back having left with a perfect PPI. I like the 1950's mechanics responding to who is going to fix the new Pcars, 'they don't need service.' Any ways you have some good reading to add to your prior readings. I like to flush out the coolant as oil gets changed out. My tip, has fluid that has to be flushed routinely. New brakes will keep you pouncing or prancing you call it there. Either way when you change your fluids, you will get a look at it components and you'll learn about other things like the relays, the lights, etc. Remember both your front radiator fans should work with A/C on (so you can drive it with A/C on Manual setting or turning a/c on any time h2o temp over 180 deg). Mine has a third radiator under front valence. Oh and clean the TB and MAF annually. Service is mostly routine or replacing something (just like on other German cars) if it goes out. It is as bullet proof as most its older siblings have been. Hit it hard, heat is not your friend. Drive her nice, she is best in the heat of the summer! Oh BTW, hope you change your mind and sneek her out up into the mountains sometime this winter. Lastly since you mentioned oil. I have found suppliers like to play regional games and over time brand loyalty has no bearing as several brands are equally good. Regards,
  7. Prepared with a couple gallons of antifreeze so I could flush the system (third time in three years), I first inspected the system. I previously noticed a hairline crack in one of the return coolant hoses and am replacing the hose before it begins to leak. Took couple trips to the dealership, they are still trying to get me the correct hose. So I changed the fuel filter and after removing the access panels had a good opportunity to inspect all the hidden hoses and lines. Looks like new under there. No leaks. Found one area with crud on it and will be looking into resolution. Attached pic shows (macro) of rear of vehicle forward of engine. The "crud" was dried corrosion looking stuff (and slightly pink [so coolant] with the consistency of dried dirt, surrounding what appears to be a small (looks like dark pink plastic in the pic 1/4 inch wide) plastic lever that works a diaphram inside the little plastic piece pictured. The hoses pictured (elbows) are approximately 1 inch in diameter and one of them is a unque hose 1 inch 90 degrees and fused (vulcanized or molded into) a larger 2 inch or 1 3/4 inch hose (larger hose that this little hose pictured goes into is not pictured). Question: Do you know what is this, and what it does? What happens (what does the car do)when this part becomes faulty? Thank you. Regards,
  8. I am inspecting mine under the access panels for potential fluid leak problems. Your pic looks like oil on the floor. If you remove the access panels underneath 996 you will get a unique view unlike past 911s . It should all look like new underneath when you remove the access panels. Any wet areas will be easily identified. Hard to remove them if in a hurry, otherwise start at the back, the aft panel will probably give you (tech) access to what are looking for.
  9. Gorgeous example at Reeves in Tampa. Syke.... its gone? Too me the size of such a Porsche compared to the Cayman is remarkable, and the color was a nice earthtone green metallic with cork interior. Wanna see one on the track. Regards,
  10. BTW thanks to Loren for valuable info and quality rebuild service on my Motronic ECU and distributor. On my 996 I was able to identify a fan issue immediately after it stopped working and am now making certain it is the fan. When I saw the temperature rise into the zero of the 180 on the gauge for the first time, I went straight to the front where fans are, and discovered driver's side fan wasn't working. Knowing what to look for helped me identify an issue before it became a problem, not let it get too hot. I threw in a new resistor and no change. Left nothing right side works on low and high. Have continuity at the fuse. Didn't replace any relays. I bought one but haven't used it. I swapped around the relays from left to right, high to low, and vice versa. No change. Never let it get to 215 degrees. Ran the jumper wires under the relays. No change. Passenger's side fan works on, both, high and low speed, but the driver's side doesn't work at all. I read about putting 12 volt to it direct yet haven't removed enough parts to where I can test the fan. Regards,
  11. As i understand it if faulty it prevents it from running at low speed. The fan runs at low speed (which is not that much of a slower speed than when on high speed) with A/C on (fans turn off when A/C turned off). Runs at high speed if water temp becomes greater than around 215 or if A/C high side pressure is greater than 1.6 bar. A resistor (Reeves $110) replacement did not solve the problem on my driver's side fan (which did run at all). Passenger's side fan worked at both speeds. I am thinking about cleaning between the rads. So bumper cover comes off next... Regards,
  12. Topics get closed? Come on, kidding right? This topic should be closed, but as we would like to show our support to noobs we will continue to help them. yes, whats been said is enough. It is really up to you and what you seek for your dollar. PPI is your only insurance on a used car. History provides added transparancy. Obviously on the PPI. Choice of who does it. This is where people mess up. I know I have. I have been lucky, and am thankful. You can too. A well optioned/maintained/upgraded 996 is a very nice ride. If you want an inexpensive 996 and seller is truthful, then it passes PPI, you can find a nice car. Good luck!
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