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Bellmore996911 replied to jakkay968911's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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 snow but a dusting I do not mind and there are no problems. Bottom line I bought the car to drive and enjoy, not to sit in a garage gathering dust, having the seals die out , have a heart attack, die and have my widow sell it to someone like me. Asfor re-mounting -- the people who sell tires on the internet have a different point of view from normal people. They want to sell tires. Ask an experienced Tire guy -- Mine, here in Long Island has 30 years experience and he knows his stuff. Just invest in a top of the line tire gauge pressure gauge (about $8) and make sure that your tires are up to spec - 44 rear, 36 front. Please note: if anyone disagrees with me, PLEASE write responses to my message - I am after all a newbie.
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?
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?
Bellmore996911 replied to jakkay968911's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)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 makling fun of me for smelling the rear wheel wells every time I take my car for a drive.