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    Rochester, MN
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 911 C4 Tiptronic S
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    996 GT3
  1. MY engine went at 43k miles, 13.5k to replace. Get a warranty although apparently it's now getting harder to get 996s covered at all.
  2. So The dealer called and said it's been fixed. The problem is the transmission linkage moved out of alignment slightly and this caused the problem. They said it could have been engine flex or other things. They did some adjustment and the car is working fine again, no charge. Gotta go pick it up now.
  3. It didn't CEL on me yet which is not to say there was no code. I have an OBD II reader but didn't plug it in. It's at the dealer now anyway so we'll see.
  4. The car when shifting from P to D doesn't seem to engage the gear with an audible thump anymore and the D light flashes. Moving it to M works sometimes, doesn't work other times. I brought it to the dealer this morning and of course, the D went solid just before arriving. I told em to figure it out anyway. Apparently, the gear indicator LEDs and the D can provide information on faults. The dealer asked me if 4 was flashing also for example. Anyone any idea what the lights mean? The car is a 99 C4.
  5. Was it injectors? or cams. Mine ticks also when it's cold and I have a new engine in my 99, 2k miles old now.
  6. An alignment at a dealer is usually about 150 bucks. They can put about 0.5 degrees of camber on a stock 996 as far as I know which helps a little. More camber would require GT3 lower control arms or camber plates or a suspension with built in plates like JIC Cross. Next time it understeers try lifting briefly on the throttle which should move weight to the front and make it hook up, don't do this if you have been putting more and more lock on in a vain attempt to get rid of the understeer as once the weight shifts to the front, you'll spin in no time.
  7. There is no way a NA 996 engine is overengineered, they are failing with stock power levels. Ask me how I know? The only overengineered engines are the TT and GT3 blocks. The stock one is designed to be cheap to make.
  8. Pay for track time, best way to be faster, very few of us can drive what we have at the limit regardless.
  9. I have a new tip, that failed 200 miles before the engine went.
  10. Final cost was 13592USD. I need to keep RPMs under 4.5k for 2000 miles. Engine was 8200, core was 2300 and then 2400 in labor.
  11. Those prices are good, 280 from tirerack for my pads and 160 a rotor from the dealer. The dealer is expensive for pad installation.
  12. Yep I've changed my rotors. Take off the wheel, take out the pads, unbolt the caliper (2 long bolts), slide caliper off rotor, I supported it then on top of a jack stand in the wheel well, two allen bolts remove the rotor then. There are torque settings for rebolting the caliper, maybe Loren can provide them. Shouldn't be any issues with brake fluid unless you drop it or something and it tears.
  13. I used frozen rotors which cost around 190 a wheel, pads were 280 (HP+).
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