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  1. My 996 is finally in the shop for replacing the AC evaporator and the engine coolant. Dyes will be added both the coolant and the AC refrigerant. The instructions for the Uview coolant dye that I have purchased call for adding one FL ounce of dye to a ‘standard automotive radiator system’. It seems to me that the radiator system of the 996 is anything but standard, because it has a capacity of about 3 times the capacity of a typical 2 liter car. I plan on adding three FL ounces of dye instead of one. Does this seem right? Unfortunately Uview does not provide a dye/coolant ratio. Thanks
  2. Next week an independent shop will replace the leaking AC evaporator of my 996. This will be an opportunity for replacing the engine coolant. Since the car is more than 20 years old, leaks in AC system and in the engine cooling system may occur any time and I am considering having dyes placed in both systems to facilitate leak detection. I don’t know, though, if Porsche approves the use of dyes and, if it does, which dyes are approved. For my other vehicles I have purchased the AutoPRO dyes made by Energizer Auto (2 separate products, one for the AC system and one for the engine cooling system), but I am prepared to buy other products, if necessary. Any help on this will be appreciated. Thanks
  3. I recently changed the engine oil and I have now an oil leak from the oil filter cover cap that is quite noticeable with the engine running. Everything looked normal during the re-installation of the oil filter cover cap after changing the oil and initially there was no leak. I torqued the cover cap to 19 ft lbs as I normally do and when I re-checked the torque after noticing the leak this morning, the cap moved just a little bit. What could be the reason of the leak? I intend to install a new ring on the oil filter cover cap. I assume that it is not necessary to drain the oil completely to do this. How much oil should I plan to put in the engine? Now the oil level is at 80% of the distance between the min. level dot and max. level dot on the dipstick. Thanks
  4. The refrigerant leak, mentioned in a previous post, appears to be in the evaporator, which will need to be replaced. I am interested in the following procedures: Procedure for completely draining the coolant from the cooling system. After the evaporator has been replaced, I would like to refill the cooling system with the latest version of the Porsche coolant and I would prefer not to mix it at all with the old coolant, even if it is also from Porsche Procedure for flushing the AC system with nitrogen after evaporator replacement , apply vacuum for checking for leaks and remove any fluid from the system Procedures as the ones described above are available online, but could somebody kindly provide links to existing procedures that are specific to the 996 and have been successfully used by Renntech members? Thanks
  5. 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 the oil? I am concerned about the compressor getting damaged, if the quantity of oil in the system is not correct. Thanks
  6. 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
  7. 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. Thanks to All
  8. 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 somebody let me know? Thanks
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Thanks, Loren. Would you recommend to use contact cleaner, compressed air or a product specifically designed to clean printed circuit boards?
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