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    Porsche 997.2 Carrera S 2009
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    Audi A3 Sport, 2006 Carrera

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  1. Any updates on this? Did you buy a new unit? I constantly have issues with mine restarting on its own, or turning off. I am hoping Porsche will launch a updated version with Apple play soon (like they did with the 996 and older ones). The other option would be to replace with an aftermarket but I heard that it isn't simple and I prefer to keep it original.
  2. It is resolved. I lifted the car, checked all bolts, tied them (found one or two not properly tied due to a last minute rush - lesson learned) and had to replace one. All in all, the car is running better and the MPG issue appears to have been solved. Not sure exactly what created the issue.
  3. Hello, Two weeks ago I replaced my spark plugs and, other than the car adjusting after I started it for the first time (rpm was dropping, then it would stabilize, then back to normal...this only happened this once), everything seemed well. Today when I was driving I noticed my mpg average at 11.x mpg (I haven't driven the car much since the replacement.) I was not concerned but decided to reset it. It started showing a MPG at around 19.4 and then began dropping as I drove it (all my driving was at normal urban speed and acceleration.) I parked the car in my garage (at this point mpg at ar
  4. I think that I am having the same issue. Can you please clarify what you mean by "'rear' end out from the dash." Do you mean on the top part near the windshield?
  5. First of all, Joost (flying penguin) thank you very much for your help! The process went well! Removing the front bumper is an exercise of patience with all of the screws, underbody/ wheel area covers, etc... but no major issues, the car is very well built and engineered. I would say that the only "unique" part of it was a long metal clip (the last clip to be removed before bumper comes off and the first that you need to place back) that holds the bumper to the body of the car (pic 15& 16 of the DIY below). The airbag sensor is located under the headlight a bit towards the center of the
  6. Here is the link for the airbag light post http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/40582-porsche-carrera-997-manual-c2-57k-airbag-light-after-clutch-replacement/
  7. Hello, So the day after I replaced my clutch (http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/40310-diy-clutch-replacement-997/page__fromsearch__1) I had a very nice surprise!!! My airbag light decided to blink to welcome a new day and a new project...you can only imagine how happy I was!!! Long story short, I took my car to my local mechanic and he told me that sometimes after the battery is off for a few hours parts that are near the end of life can be damaged after a new juice (I guess, they work if nothing happens but after the battery was off for nearly 12hrs the part did not take the power...i
  8. Ok, sorry for the delay on uploading the pictures...but after holidays, NYE, etc... I'm finally ready! As for the steps, the link given by Steen (http://www.c-speedr....996rms/rms1.php) shows everything that you need, with minor differences (for example the shift cables are slightly different but not much). As I mention on Dec 20th, the slave cylinder is a "lovely" piece of engineering and it will give you trouble...whatever you do don't take it a part, it won't help....try to have in place before the transmission is all back, if possible, if not you will have to work to get in place. So her
  9. Ok, so I replaced the clutch!!! Not the easiest thing but not impossible, just a lot of work (a friend of mine that have a good understanding of cars helped me). The biggest issue was the clutch slave cylinder...we had a hard time putting it back after transmission was in place. We had to disconnect the tubing for better handling...then had an issue placing into the cylinder. Then, we took the cylinder out again, was able to put it all at once but then had to bleed the system...with a bad bleeder...long story short, the transmission work was around 6hrs (with lunch and getting some extra parts
  10. Hello, I'm getting ready to replace the clutch on my 2006 997 and I'm having a very hard time finding a DIY online (to be honest, I can't even find a decent service manual online to buy). I have even searched for the 996 but the link that I found isn't working. Any help?? If you know where I can find for the 996 that should work also! Thank you very much!!! Cheers,
  11. Ok, so I have a question. I'm finding the pressure plate and disc for $ 238 ( http://www.carpartsshed.com/Catalog/Default.aspx?Make=Porsche&Model=911&YearID=2006&Part=Clutch%20Pressure%20Plate%20and%20Disc%20Set&sModel=CARRERA&engine=6%20Cyl%203.6L ) and the release bearing for $190 ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sachs-Clutch-Release-Bearing-/390362410785?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3APorsche&vxp=mtr&hash=item5ae369af21 ) But the kit is $615 - Pressure plate, disk and release bearing ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/330609005358?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:I
  12. Thank you gentlemen! Steen, should I look for a alignment tool? Is this a Porsche specific item? Cheers!
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