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    Lakewood, WASHINGTON, U.S.
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1997 RED PORSCHE BOXSTER
    2000 SILVER PORSCHE CARRERA
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    997 Porsche GT3 RS

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  1. UPDATE: I found out that if you own a 996 you have to get the suspension tuned to handle 19" tires. On my previous post I mentioned that I did not know if my suspension was tweaked or not, I found out that it was. It was tweaked to handle 19"/295 tires. I have no rub in the inside of my wheel well and it does not hit my suspension or make contact when I go over bumps or corner really hard duing autocrossing. In fact I took off my rims for winter ( where I am they put salt on the roads) and put on 18"/255. The ride is the same, however 2 things happened. One, for the first mile my PSM would kick in everytime I turned left or right I guess the computer had to re learn the smaller tires. The second thing that has happened is now my car reads me going faster than what I really am, it shows I am going 4mph faster than my actually speed. Which was backed up by a certified radar. When I acquired about the speedometer being off 4 mph as soon as I change the tires and a look at my suspension. I was told my suspension was tuned to handle the tires it was orginally riding on and along with my ECU. The meat of this story is, you can use 19" or 20" tires but you will have to get the suspension tuned to handle the extra size. The 996's originally came with 17' tires, with the option of 18" and the 997's come orginally with 18" and the option of 19".
  2. What fault codes am I looking for the only fault code I have recieved from my car is open circuit converter switch from my transmission and one from catalytic converter o2 sensor. What code should I it say if its a bad AOS OR AOS bellows
  3. I have clean the butterfly of the throttle body and there was this grease looking stuff on the outer edges of the butterfly. Were am I look for oil
  4. Where is the idle control valve my car does the same thing I have a 996 2000 as well. When I am driving around on the highway no problem but when, I am at the light, sometimes not everytime it stalls, then it takes several seconds for it to turn over. I have to hold the key down for almost 3 to 5 seconds, this episdoe happened last night 06 Dec 2012. Five months prior to yesterday it did this in a 20 min period, I was driving and it died around 3000rpm. i turn it over and go and it would die again. I am thinking fuel pump and or fuel filter. If the fuel pumps dies then it does't work at all right or if the fuel filter is clogged or something stops the fuel from moving is there such a thing or chunk that could do that. my last notion is water, is it possible that there is water in my fuel tank where I am at is rains a lot and when i get in the car in the morning there is condinsation in side the car, is this possible for the same thing in my fuel tank
  5. Okay from what I read and understand is this. The part you cap off has to do with sound resonation, meaning as the engine is sucking in more air and the engine noise becomes louder. This box helps by keeping the noise down and air intake noise down as well. In sport models this same box has a valve attached to it and when you put it in sport mode the valve closes off that port and makes the engine sound louder. You ask why would someone not have it on sport mode all the time. If you are being considerate to your neighbors and letting the car warm up, haveing the sport mode makes it louder some what. When the sport mode is off then it sound like regular exhause note for a stock vehicle. Basicly all your doing is making the engine and air intake noise louder or having it permanetly in sport mode. The peek of the noise is when you have the engine open at full throttle while your driving. In the driver seat you cant hear it as loud or clear, but the cars next to you or around you can. When I downshifted to 3rd gear and stepped on the gas. The people around me turned their head in my immediate area. So my engine noise and not speed is what got their attention. As far as performance gain none, however as far engine noise louder, a definite yes. Im thinking about using the RED TUBING for air intake, instead of stock tubing for air intake. it suppose to give a little performance gain because the tubing is smooth and gives very little restriction to air flow induction. To where as the stock hose intake is not smooth and has some type of air resistance or air dams to it. Like i said i have been researching the best air intake for months now and from what I concluded is any air filter that has oil on it, you have a 50/50 chance of messing up your MAF sensor. As you know these cars are tough but sensitive, one sensor can throw off another sensor and next thing you know you have ghost problems in your car all because one sensor is off. So to alleviate that I am going to keep the stock air box and filter and maybe change out the stock air intake tube to RED TUBE.
  6. Then your not a poser, not that you need any type of comframation from me. I plan on doing the same thing putting an Aerokit on mine too. Im still a little shaky on lowering my car for two reason. 1: I bought the car used of course and I suspect it may have the x75 suspension in placed. the codes on my trunk lid are unreadable and im going off of a protective plate that is put on your oil reserve if you have the x75 suspension put on. So I may not need to get it lowered. 2: the ride is really nice even over bumps its nice, i have some people tell me that when they hit a bump in their stock 996, it feels like a tahoe going over bumps. My car does not feel like that and when I get the car pass 100mph it feel like it hugs the road and the ride becomes frightenly smooth.
  7. Yeah don't think so, it does look good however it will not perform as a GT3. There is nothing worse then having a POSER car. I have a 2000 996, I am going to put the Aero kit body on which is a new bumper, sideskirts, rear bumper and put the wing on that looks like a double banana. It may resemble the old school 996 GT3 but will not be a GT3. Instead of putting a GT3 crest on the back, I am going to take off the CARRERA and put 911 in cursive style chrome. That way I have sportier looking car but not posing as something it is not. I saw a few pics of people taking their 986 Boxster and putting a Carrera GT kit on it, looking like a mini Carrera GT. You may fake out the non-Porsche poeple, however the real Porsche people are going to snicker behind your back. I do believe in enhanceing your car but not makeing it look like something it isa not. How silly would it be for someone to take a base ford mustang V-6 and put a ford mustang saleem body kit. Are you really going to look at that guy and think he is super cool, or super stupid, the choice is yours
  8. UPDATE: Today I rechecked everything made sure all hose clamps were secure and tight and made sure that my RED CAP was pluged in the hole snuggly. Everything was in place except my main hose to the throttle body was a little crooked. Before repositioning and clamping down the hose. I checked the throttle body and cleaned around the edges of the flap. There was a little but of extra grease around parts that move. I repositioned the hose correctly this time and reclamped everything. I took it out on the highway (I-5) when there was no cars around and switched it to manual. OH BOY it started singing especially between the 5 and 6 rpms. I have to admit I had a little chubby going. As far as performance the torque seems the same, however it got up to 90Mph alot quicker then I remembered. If this is the same performance and sound I will get using the other after market air intakes. Then yes this is way cheaper (FREE) and safer for my car, because im still using the OEM parts that will not damage my car. I Love my car even more and love this site for Porsche lovers like me, RENNTECH IS THE TRUTH.
  9. UPDATE: Today I rechecked everything made sure all hose clamps were secure and tight and made sure that my RED CAP was pluged in the hole snuggly. Everything was in place except my main hose to the throttle body was a little crooked. Before repositioning and clamping down the hose. I checked the throttle body and cleaned around the edges of the flap. There was a little but of extra grease around parts that move. I repositioned the hose correctly this time and reclamped everything. I took it out on the highway (I-5) when there was no cars around and switched it to manual. OH BOY it started singing especially between the 5 and 6 rpms. I have to admit I had a little chubby going. As far as performance the torque seems the same, however it got up to 90Mph alot quicker then I remembered. If this is the same performance and sound I will get using the other after market air intakes. Then yes this is way cheaper (FREE) and safer for my car, because im still using the OEM parts that will not damage my car. I Love my car even more and love this site for Porsche lovers like me, RENNTECH IS THE TRUTH.
  10. Okay I recieved my RED CAP today and followed the instructions off of RENNLIST. I capped the secondary opening in the Holtzsresonator Box and made sure all the fitting were tight. I gunned the engine and heard no noticeable difference. I found an open deserted street and floored the gas pedal for about 100-200 meters and still heard no noticeable difference in sound from either exhaust or air intake. Like I mentioned before I have an after market headers and exhausts. My car does not sound like a stock 996. Did I do something wrong or this will only work for 996s that are all stock and not for 996s like mine which already have some modifications. If I have done everything correct, K&N Air Intake modification sounds really good now. P.S. I have a second red cap, if someone wants it let me know it yours.
  11. Okay I recieved my RED CAP today and followed the instructions off of RENNLIST. I capped the secondary opening in the Holtzsresonator Box and made sure all the fitting were tight. I gunned the engine and heard no noticeable difference. I found an open deserted street and floored the gas pedal for about 100-200 meters and still heard no noticeable difference in sound from either exhaust or air intake. Like I mentioned before I have an after market headers and exhausts. My car does not sound like a stock 996. Did I do something wrong or this will only work for 996s that are all stock and not for 996s like mine which already have some modifications. If I have done everything correct, K&N Air Intake modification sounds really good now. P.S. I have a second red cap, if someone wants it let me know it yours.
  12. Go to the link in #2 above. and look at it. In that link (the one referenced in post #2 above) Post #1 has pic of the cap, post #11 has pic of where to put it. Thank you, I was being lazy and did not want to register to RENNLIST kind of feel like a Porsche website hooker. Dont want to spread myself around, I did go there and register so that I can see what you and everyone else was talking about. I went online and orderd it so cant wait to get it and see if it works. So let me get this straight, this will work as good as the K&N Air intake system right, as far as sound goes.
  13. Oh okay I guess the first thread on this was deleted and RE THREADED. I am very new, what is ORANGE CAP and how does it work, can someone send a pic or diagram on how to use. When It comes to the 996 stock airbox what is this Hemholtz box is that the air intake box. If yes how did you bypass it to get a better sound. I also have a 2000 C2 Tiptronic S, with after market headers and mufflers. The exhaust note sounds good and want to make it sound better. Please I need help, ohh that link only works if you have a log on with rennlist site. Can someone please post more helpful links and / or pics to show what to do and how to do, thank you
  14. Wow, thank you for your input. I am really confused, how can I get better power from my air intake without killing my MAF. I don't feel like needlessly spending thousands of dollars for nothing. Plus i do not want to turbo or charge my intake either, I love the sound of the naturally asperated engine and would like to have more of that sound and a little more power at the same time. I am really on the bubble about K&N Air, i have heard people with MAF problems and i have heard people with no MAF problems. I really do appreciate you guys input and will research this further. i want the best performance for my vehicle without unnecesarry damage.
  15. Thank you, I will check it out, I plan on doing my own maintence No One cares for your car more then you do.
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