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  • Present cars
    2000 996 Carrera - Ocean Blue with blue leather
    1986 BMW E30 M3 - winter project
    2007 Ford Mondeo TDi Estate
  • Future cars
    60's Beetle convertible
  • Former cars
    VW Type 2 Camper
    Ford Sapphire Cosworth
    BMW E36 M3 coupe
    BMW E36 M3 Evo saloon
    BMW E34 M5
    BMW E39 540iA Touring
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  1. You got 30k miles out of a set of rear tyres - you must try harder ;)
  2. I have just replaced the CDR22 and amp in my 2000 996 Carrera with HiFi Sound System (Option code 490). I was looking for a unit that had seamless integration with iPod and also excellent bluetooth connectivity for hands free phone calls. In the end I narrowed down the list to Becker Grandprix 7992 R with iPod link and the Pioneer DEH-P8100BT with iPod link. The Becker has a red display which better blends with the stock orange/red Porsche dial lights and displays however, the Pioneer sounds better, has better bluetooth voice quality for phone calls and has an OLED display (albeit a nasty bl
  3. I believe that the number of total engine failures is well below 1% of the 3.4 cars sold. Of course, if it happened to you, you would be very vocal about it, hence the high profile that this rare (but costly) problem attracts. Similarly, the problem with the RMS affected a small proportion of the 3.4 cars produced but, again, people do not expect this sort of problem with a Porsche so if it affects them they tend to complain and post to the forums about it. Generally people post and complain about problems much more than about how good and reliable their car is - so rare issues get blown ou
  4. FWIW, I used that in my Boxster and it made the shifting much more notchy. I had spoken to Redline on the phone twice to clarify that this was what they recommended. I replaced it with the factory fluid and the shifting was good again. Well, the car is booked in to my local independent in two weeks time and I will be trying the Redline. I will let you all know how I got on.
  5. Currently on offer from UK OPC's at £535 + VAT (about $980) but I understand that each dealer only has 2 kits to sell.
  6. 92,000 miles 2000 C2 manual. Just about to go in for an oil change, transmission fluid change, brake fluid change, pads, discs and braided hoses all round, new throttle cable, shock absorbers all round and a 4 wheel alignment setup. Should be like new when all done :)
  7. Loren, thank you very much - I don't know why my search failed to yield the results that you linked but they are very informative. It looks like I will be giving the Redline 75W90 NS GL-5 a try.
  8. Er... I did and came up with http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...&hl=redline which didn't really answer my question. If you know of a thread which better answers my question perhaps you would be kind enough to share it with me?
  9. I am going to change the gearbox oil in my new (to me) 996 Carrera soon. I know that the recommended oil is SAE 75W-90 Mobil (Mobilube PTX) or Shell (Transaxle) - thanks Richard for the superb technical article - but I was wondering if anyone had tried any other brands? The car has done 91,000 miles and the change to 4th is getting a bit notchy. I am currently using Redine (Red Line?) gearbox oil in my track day E30 M3. There was a noticeable improvement in gearshift quality from cold and a reduction in notchiness when I switched to the Red Line in the BMW but as the 996 is my daily driver I
  10. My head is hard up against the roof lining even with the seat in the lowest position. The seats are standard seats, with manual height adjustment. Is there a was to make the seats drop a little further - 1-2" would be perfect? Or is there another way to increase headroom?
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