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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    Porsche 997.2 Carrera S 2009
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    GT3 Touring
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    Audi A3 Sport, 2006 Carrera

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 around 16) and, with the car stopped, watch it continue to drop until I turned the car off (at around 14.2mpg.) So, any ideas? I got the Bosch FGR5NQE04 plugs (did not make any adjustments to them as I think they come pre-set for the car.) Not really sure what is going on. Is the car actually using this much gas or the system is going crazy?!
  3. 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?
  4. 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 car (see pictures). It is just a question of replacing it. Here are some pictures of the part and location. After the part was removed we used the durametric tool to check for errors and everything was back to normal! http://www.renntrack...-Bumper-Removal Airbag sensor - blue part below headlight
  5. 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/
  6. 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 don't know). So I have these two errors: 805A and 80F9. My mechanic said that I need to replace the passenger sensor...does anyone know the part number for this? Is this a simple fix, I'm guessing remove the bumper and replace the part (and pray for nothing new)? Thank you for your help!!!! Cheers, Leonardo.
  7. 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 here are a few pictures, not much since the link above give you a very good step by step explanation! Thank you very much for all your help!!! My next step is to fix the airbag error, I will be placing the link below as soon as I have the topic started. securing the car. removing axles securing transmission Pressure plate, clutch disk and flywheel (we actually believe that the pressure plate was the problem) Engine - IMS happy to see that it was dry, only clutch dust New seal New clutch and pressure plate in!
  8. 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) and an additional 4-5hrs dealing with clutch, bleeder, brake fluid, getting a new bleeder, etc... So, whatever you do don't disconnect the slave cylinder and tubing unless you are ready to deal with bleeding the system. I will post some pictures later, the process is very similar to the 996... One final issue...after everything was complete, the day after my air bag light decided to come on!!!! Probably because battery was unplugged for a long time...anybody near Houston with a durametric tool that I could use to turn it off??
  9. 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,
  10. 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:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648 ), what is the catch...if I order separately I save almost $190?
  11. Thank you gentlemen! Steen, should I look for a alignment tool? Is this a Porsche specific item? Cheers!
  12. Aaron, Do you think that I should replace the flywheel seal and intermediate bearing flange seal even if I don't have to replace the flywheel (I'm hoping not since I have not driven the car since I realized that it was slipping)? And if yes, do you know part no. for them or a link? (I could not find on pelican parts). Thx!!!
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