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  1. thanks amcleod1 for the post and videos! Great work. My noise stopped since it's above 0 degrees now and I don't bother till it stops again next winter :)
  2. That's exactly what I hear when I push the panel, glue that cracked most probably due to the very low temperatures. Thanks!
  3. I have exactly the same issue but I cannot find the TSB you refer to. It feels like the number 7 on the picture is normally glued to the roof and now got loose. The result is a very annoying squeak noise. This happended last week first when it got really cold here in Switzerland (1° F or -17° C) where I live. The cold weather that we have for two weeks is not doing the car any good. Did anyone of you take down the roof liner? Big job? Thanks Ronny
  4. Interesting...what oil did these cars use? What fuel is used? How have they been used during that time? (race track, sunday drives, commute). What tuning stage do they have? My car's oil life: - As a day to day driver I rarely use the power the car has to offer. - I only use 98 octane or higher fuel. - I only fill up with the same Mobil 1 0W40 oil that is used during oil changes - I never use the car for short distances, usually it's 30min or longer drive, a lot high ways - I never rev the car over 3000rpm before it is warm
  5. I checked my FillPro App on the phone, in average over the last 30'000km it was just one liter (1 quart) every 5000km. For this particular sample over 20'000km it was 1 quart every 4000km.
  6. Wow, these guys are fast. Here is the (german) test result, the interpretation of the test result and the Bing Translation of it: Diagnosis of the current lab results Iron has slightly increased. Copper due to wear or non-ferrous metals corrosion increased slightly. These changes are not uncommon, they should however be observed further through trend analysis. You should observe the further change with the next analysis. All other data obtained are within the allowed or expected values. Overall Score: Normal Details in Attachment. OilCheck.pdf
  7. As promised I took a sample at the last oil change in december and sent the sample to an oil test service to analyze, I'll post the result as soon as I get it.
  8. Trunk Latch Replacement Recently I noticed that the trunk does not open as high as it used to, it's difficult to get the hand to the mechanism to release the trunk. Closed Trunk Open Trunk After studying the part that is responsible to push the trunk up (part number 996-511-053-02 Front Trunk Latch, 150 USD) I figured that the spring must have worn out in the past 9 years and ordered a replacement. Installation of the new trunk latch is straightforward: 1) remove the plastic cover by releasing the 4 plastic screws and carefully
  9. Recently I noticed that the trunk does not open as high as it used to, it's difficult to get the hand to the mechanism to release the trunk. Closed Trunk Open Trunk After studying the part that is responsible to push the trunk up (part number 996-511-053-02 Front Trunk Latch, 150 USD) I figured that the spring must have worn out in the past 9 years and ordered a replacement. Installation of the new trunk latch is straightforward: 1) remove the plastic cover by releasing the 4 plastic screws and carefully pull it out. It might go easier if you re
  10. And in terms of maintenance: mine broke last year after 9 years and 120'000km (75'000mls)
  11. Thank you guys! @Sunny: if it was there the posting was not from me, I only post here and in rennlist.
  12. As quite some time passed since my last posting here and in my blog I figured let's write something about 2011: Almost three month have passed since my last posting - incredible, nothing special happened in all this time. The car ran smoothly, a regular maintenance was done at 140'000km (86'800mls) in December 2011. So the 996 Turbo year 2011 in Numbers: - 24'100 km covered (15'000mls) - 3'314 liters of fuel burned (875 US Gallons) - Avg of 12.9 liters per 100km (18.23 US mpg) - Peak at 30.8 liters per 100km on the German Autobahn (7.64 US mpg) - Low mark at 10.6 liters per 100km
  13. Nice mod :) Have you changed the gear ratios? If not what where your revs at 200mph?
  14. thanks will do, very curious about the outcome :)
  15. I'm with you with the oil, no kidding there but I add 1 liter every 3000km so by the time the car hits the 20'000km maintenance interval almost 7 out of the 9 liters of oil the car has are relatively new so I cannot imagine a big issue with a high quality oil. Nevertheless of course it makes sense to change the oil more often...
  16. An out of the box kind of question.... If you run your 996 TT as a daily driver summer & winter, you do not track the car and rarely use the full power the car offers why should you stick to the 20'000km (15'000mls) maintenance intervals? What harm would it do to extend it by 5000 (3000mls) or 10000km (6000mls)? Any thoughts appreciated ;-)
  17. I could not find a direct answer to your question Kevin but based on this posting I guess it has a lot to do with what options the seat has. Based on this thread in german PFF it is not plug and play for the 997 sport seats with adaptive side walls. What it says is that positive and negative of the new passenger seat have to be modified and from the driver seat the cabling needs to connect to the passenger seat as it has no ECU there. This is for the complicated seats, I guess it's easier if you have a manual seats with just seat heating...
  18. Hi all Something that applies to all 996 including the Boxter. Did anyone hear of a similar issue that I have where water enters though the cables that go from the mirror into the cabin? I thought I had fixed it by sealing it with silicon but it didn't work. Pictures here: http://porsche996tur...ing-though.html and here: http://porsche996tur...in-through.html Thanks Ronny
  19. Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it and gives new energy for more posting :) It's great that I can give something back to the community because me myself I take all knowledge from forums like this one in addition to the workshop manuals. If you think about the efficiency gains of Internet search for your issues compared to reading books and talking to mechanics in the past...incredible! Ronny
  20. Thanks! A little, it got reduced by changing the drive shaft, the flex disc was work out. But the clack is related to the sports clutch from Sachs that I fitted, it has no springs. I have a standard clutch ready for mounting and hope it will be gone then.
  21. Porsche recommends exchanging the fuel filter every 80'000km. Mine was last done at the 80'000km service, since then the car has done 55'000km. Some symptoms that I had, non disturbing but still sometimes annoying: - engine stuttering after startup - engine stuttering at 3100rpm in 6th gear on the highway - engine sometime just went out, specially when reversing with warm engine After the fuel filter change today and some long test driving all these issues seem to be gone. Fuel filter change how-to in addition to the instructions found in the workshop manual (they didn't really he
  22. Air conditioning condensor replacement step by step including A/C dryer (for which strangely no entry exists in the Porsche Workshop Manual): http://porsche996turboblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/ac-condenser-exchangereplacement.html
  23. Thanks for the good feedback - I'll keep on working on it...tomorrow updates on condenser exchange and also fuel filter.
  24. Hi there With adding the green fluid it was easy to find the leak in my AC system. When the mechanic pumped out the AC fluid there was a certain amount of oil coming with it. He then filled it up with 900g AC fluid and the amount of oil he pumped out including the UV sensitve green fluid. Now a few weeks later (the AC worked about a week) I could replace the condenser and dryer. For that the mechanic took out the fluid: 20g AC fluid left, 0 oil. When he filled it up again he added the 20cm3 of oil for the condenser and 900g of AC fluid. Was that the correct decision or did some oil vanis
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