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bobbybailey replied to Deftones1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)31
bobbybailey replied to ratdog33!'s topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)One positive note on weight reduction though, after purchasing a clutch for my C4 last month, my wallet is $1600 lighter.
bobbybailey replied to bobbybailey's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I think my problem is that I have: The old locks (top is from a 2001): 996 563 403 01 996 563 404 01 and the new inserts (on my 2002): 996 561 657 01 996 561 658 01 Should I buy the new screw in hardware? Part numbers: 996.563.403.04 996.563.404.04 900.378.030.09 996.561.653.04 996.561.654.04 900.378.173.09
bobbybailey replied to bobbybailey's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have the older style hardware, but the same on the car and the top. I attached a photo of the hardware I have. (Photo credit to Orient Express from a thread on Rennlist!) If you look at the male portion of the twist pin, there is a hex bolt above and below the plate that looks to me like it can be loosened/tightened to let the shaft rise and fall. Mine looks like the passenger side has already been adjusted, ergo, the passenger side looks to sit 2-3 mm lower than the drivers side. I've looked high and low and can't find any documentation regarding this topic. I appreciate any feedback.
Simply remind her that there are plenty of girls who would love to be squired about in a Porsche. She needs to get on board or be subject to hasty replacement.
I have a 2002 Carrera 4 that came with the "hardtop delete". It still had the receiver hardware under the caps. Last week I purchased a hardtop from a local seller that came from a 2001 C4. I got it installed okay, but there is a pretty wide gap around the back of the top, easily enough to fit my fingers under. It is mostly quiet, but there is a rattle when going over rough spots in the road. I read the TSBs on here related to this issue, but didn't see any that addressed height adjustment on the twist pin latches. All it says it to replace them with the new screw in variant. It looks like there are bolts on top and below the twist pin that can be loosened to raise and lower it. Can someone confirm this and/or tell me what the ideal height is? I am hoping that proper adjustment will result in diminished rattle. Thanks, Bobby