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About Bellmore996911

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  • Present cars
    07 Toyota Prius
    03 Carrera 911 Cabriolet
  • Former cars
    '99 BMW M Roadster
  1. I like them but I do not have anything to compare it to. My previous sports car was a 99 M Roadster with 225/45r17 at the front and 245/40r17 dunlops and It felt like I was velcroed onto the road. I am not sure that I have the same degree of stickyness to the road but my front tires are mich sport's which are not designed for sub freezing weather so I will have a better idea of what's what once it warms up. But I did drive 100mph ( on a rarely used straight away with no civilians on it ) and the car was stable like it was on rails. As for snow - I don't take it out in accumulations of sn
  2. My 03 911 C2 - key on engine off reads 3 bars. When I start her up it pretty much stays at 5 until the engine temp needle is vertical ( just above 180). The manual says 3.5 bars at 5k rpm at operating temperature - but that aint happening. It doesn't go that low at 5K rpm. Is this normal?
  3. I have an 03 911 Carrera with 42k miles on it. Mine is the same way - I thought it had high blood (oil) pressure. It starts out at 5 from a cold start and then it gradually goes down. No way does it go down to 3.5 at 5000 rpm. Also -- what does the oil pressure gauge read when you turn the key WITHOUT starting the engine (*like you would do when you want to check the oil from the dash computer). I have pressure of "3" without the car even running -- is this normal?
  4. Interesting. I have heard something similiar to your description regarding the rubber from the tires. Could be the position of the mufflers too. They do seem very close to the tires. I have new Michelins Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires on. Amazing traction for winter driving in Chicago, but the compound may be very soft and can contribute to the odor. The Plus size may be getting the inside of the tire closer to the mufflers too. Not sure. Thank you for the reply though. I have the same exact tires on my 03 911 C2 and I have a not unpleasant smell. Thanks for the reassurance. My son is makli
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