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Posts posted by Rennsource

  1. For those of you who have a hard time getting to cylinder 1 and 4 plugs! I followed Loren's instructions and was able to change my plugs. However, getting to plugs of cylinders 1 and 4 was pain #@??)*... but I got it. The second time I had to do this I removed the mufflers. This gave me a lot of room to work with and made the job a lot easier for me. Took me about 20 min to take both mufflers off the car. Just loosen the bracket on the cat side and the 3 13mm nuts holding the muffler to the engine support bracket (see pic). You don't really have to do this, but if you have big hands and a only small collection of extensions and universals this will help you a lot. Good luck. attachicon.gifmuffler.png

    I can't wrap my head around how to remove the muffler. I will be doing my plugs and coils this weekend. (had the PO306 code thrown) hope it's just the coils and plugs.. #6 that i could see with the wheel off looked pretty rough, part of the plastic came off in my hand.

    Is there a good muffler removal tutorial?

  2. Wheels look nice. I noticed a long time ago that my speedo always reads 3 MPH too high when to pass one of those "Your Speed is ..." indicators on the side of the road. I was told that 996 speedometers are supposed to always read 3 MPH high at all speeds.

    i just noticed that yesterday! then stumbled across this post looking for wheel spacer info. however, looks like mine 'your speed is' is 4mph lower than my speedo -

  3. I have a 2002 996 with 51K miles. I read somewhere that the engine issues were not as prone to hit the tiptronic transmission cars (knock on wood) I drive in DC traffic, so while a lot of the time I wish I had the 6 speed, I went for the tiptronic and it's still a blast to drive. You can get amazing deals on '99 to '04s. They changed the headlights in '02 to bi-xenon which I think look better than the 'fried egg' pre '02 lights.

    Pick up Adrian Streathers 996 book for model year to year info.

    here's a nice 99 996: 99 996

  4. Filter, o-ring and drain plug sealing ring from Sunset.

    I don't know the their price on a metal oil filter wrench but you might find that locally (74 mm 14 flutes).

    'particle filer' is the same as 'pollen filter' or 'cabin filter'.

    No faults are always good - unless you have a check engine light I would skip until the next major maintenance.

    Going for the oil change this weekend. Sunset sent an entire new drain plug with the sealing ring. Any reason why I should use a new drain plug? - or just use the new sealing ring with the old drain plug?



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