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  1. I have now a new AC compressor in my car, but unfortunately there is still a refrigerant leak in the AC system. The AC that was initially working fine with the new compressor is again not working. It was determined using a set of AC pressure gauges that there is still some refrigerant in the system, but not enough for the AC system to work. Refrigerant and dye were added (but not oil). Once the leak is found and repaired, more refrigerant will be added. How much PAG (I believe PAG146) oil should be added to the AC system and what should be the method to use to add t
  2. I am in the process or replacing the passenger side window regulator. I assume that the OEM window regulator that I have just purchased is ready to use and does not need any additional grease. But does the old motor that I am re-using need any grease and if so, what type of grease should I use and where exactly should the grease be applied? Thanks
  3. In reply to the posts received: The Mahle part number (OX 128/1 D) is printed on the filter itself together with other numbers and letters that are not readable. I measured the filter and the dimensions match the dimensions listed in the post of JFP My guess at this point is that the filter is safe to use. For the future I would keep in mind the suggestion of buying from Sunset, especially considering that the prices of the filters offered by the vendors on Amazon.com has almost doubled in recent times and there is no longer a price advantage.
  4. I usually buy the oil filters from Amazon.com. This time they sent me a product that is slightly different from what they have sent to me in the past. The filter is made by Mahle as the filters previously purchased. The box is definitely shorter, I could not tell if the filter is also shorter. The part numbers on the box are: OX 128/1 D and 996-107-225-53/67. On this forum I have read that the correct oil filter part numbers for my car are 996-107-225-52 and 996-107-225-53. I am not sure if the part number number ending in 53/67 is also ok for my car. Could som
  5. The fan should come on if the temperature measured by the engine compartment sensor is above a 176F or the temperature of the engine coolant is above 216F (see message of Loren on Sept.28, 2014 for more information) It will come on if you have driven in slow traffic in hot weather or if you have been doing sport driving with high RPMs . I don't think it matters if it was a long drive or not.
  6. I am looking for a VIN decoder capable of identifying my 2000 996 factory options. I have already tried a few without success. Does anybody have one that works? Thanks
  7. Thanks, Loren. Would you recommend to use contact cleaner, compressed air or a product specifically designed to clean printed circuit boards?
  8. Thanks for your reply. I thought that, if the red light on the key illuminates when pressing the button, the circuit board is not broken and is working properly. Is that incorrect?
  9. I have 2 keys for my 996. I have replaced the batteries in both and, when I press the buttons, the red lights illuminate on both. But only one key lock/unlocks the car door. The other doesn't. What could be wrong with the other key? Thanks
  10. It is like a roar (kind of...), pretty loud. I lifted the lid, I could not see anything, mainly because the airbox covers the A/C compressor. I plan on removing the airbox soon to see if anything has changed after the compressor was initially inspected. When I re-started the engine, it was immediately after turning it off without time for anything to cool off.
  11. Thanks for your reply. The compressor replacement is already scheduled for next week. I need to drive the car a few miles around here and then I need to drive to the shop that will replace the compressor, which is a few miles away. I am intrigued by the fact that turning the engine off/re-starting eliminates (at least temporarily) the noise. I was wondering if other members have experienced the same thing. Knowing what is going may help to make a determination on whether the car can be driven to the shop or it needs to be towed.
  12. The A/C compressor has seized and the compressor clutch appears to be disengaged, but sometimes I hear noise coming from the engine compartment and the engine does not run smoothly. If I stop, turn the engine off and re-start the engine, everything goes back to normal. This has occurred 3 times in about 100 miles. Any ideas on what is happening?
  13. Per my previous post in this thread, after adding refrigerant, the A/C worked normally. We then looked for leaks using sniffers, but we could not find any. After 3 months and a few hundred miles, however, the A/C stopped working again. Also, on the following day the A/C fan stopped working. If I press ‘+’ or ‘-‘, on the A/C console, I can see the fan speed indicator going up or down, but I cannot hear the noise of the fan. It is dead. I understand that the refrigerant leak may be larger than we had hoped and all the refrigerant may have leaked out, but why the sniffers were not able
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