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About 996max

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  • Birthday 06/08/1954

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    P-Cars, motorcycle 1800CC Honda VTX, 27 SPD Bicycle.BMW 328I.

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    about 47 new cars later, finally got the P car :).
  1. Just curious, does anybody have some info on how long the original IMS will hold out, or when it should be replaced, if it did not fail yet. Thinking in term of miles/years, did Porsche recommend a time for replacement? Have 104000 on a 2002.
  2. Thanks Loren :renntech:, nowhere are you going to get the service but here.
  3. Hello Folks anybody who can lead me to a thread on this subject? Tried several avenues, no success. TIA Max
  4. Have to go to my indy shop, they have one where I can try it on, they are sure the front will fit, not sure of the rear.

    Have to find my 911 picture file, in order to send you more pics, should be tonight.

  5. Congrats, I've got a 02 I just bought 6 mo ago, with TIP and drive it approx 30K a year would like to break your record::D have now 86K I will get there. Good to know you made it. Good luck.
  6. In need of help, sometimes when I turn on my lights, turning to the right all the way, my Bi-Xenon lights won't come on, by returning the switch all the way to the left and quickly turning it to the right it sometimes comes on. I suspect it might be in the switch??? Is there another component I should check as well? I just tried it again, and after 4 times switching back and forth, it came on(both left and right) so it is definitely not the bulb. And after switching it off after having it on for a minute, I was not able to get it to come back on. HELP Thanks Max
  7. Thanks guy for the fast reply, I too think it's not a major deal, I'm just a bit lazy at the moment so when I have a bit of time I'll sort it out. Once it's not bad for the car it's ok with me! Although I wonder would the absent of this cover reduce the efficiency of the condenser in keeping the car cool in city traffic? I would think in your part of the world with a mild ambient temp it would not make a lot of difference, once you reach the upper 80 F I would replace the part to increase the cooling.
  8. 55 for 966, what took me so long???? There will be more!!
  9. Update: Thanks larez2 for your reply. Spoke with previous owner, there was a issue with the brake switch in the past, did not make good contact, and was resolved by cleaning of the switch. My guess was to revisit the brake switch again, since this was a relative easy task to preform, just reach up, turn the housing a quarter turn, drop switch and remove electrical plug, just mark what side of the plug goes where, in order to reassemble. The switch can be stripped down, by opening the housing, lift up tabs. The contacts can be pulled out individual (2) and one double set, do not lose the spring. Clean the contacts with fine grid sandpaper, and place a little dieelectric grease back in the unit. Reassemble, hook up plug and rotate quarter turn into housing above the pedal. Now everything works like it should, still going to buy a back up brake switch ($18) at the dealer, and place it in the glovebox, cheap insurance. This could leave you potentially stranded, and just think of the use this switch gets over the years. Hope this helps all DIY, it sure puts a smile on my face. Max
  10. Hello New guy on the block here, have a 2002, 996, coupe with triptronic and approx 70K miles. At times I have a problem getting the gearshifter to move from park. Have done all the right sequences, i.e foot on brake pedal, seat belt on, key turned on in ignition, etc. Even have P car owners with me and wittnessed this occurance, which leaves me vindicated that I did it right, but I would like to find a solution. After a few tries the problem disappears and everything is fine again. Loren came to my rescue, and suggested that "Sometimes the magnet on the selector lever comes loose and can jam against the housing" Anybody can help me out, and how do I get to the magnet?? Thanks in advance for any suggestions and tips as to how to fix this. Max
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