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white99c2

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  1. I live in Arizona so my mix is 70% water 30% Collant and I added Water Wetter in there also. It really helps lower the collant temp on the gauge with more water than coolant. Dont forget to burp it, over and over the next few days
  2. Added refrigerant on a whim without knowing how much is in the system is a crap shoot. Over change will not blow cold, under charge will not blow cold. JEP is exactly correct, pay a few bucks and have it done right and you'll have ice cold A/C.
  3. Send me a PM with your email address and I will send you a wiring diagram for the front amp. You will have to run 2 sets of RCA's from your new front amp to the JVC head unit, it's easy. All of the speaker wires are color coded at the front amp location (right front +, right front -). It will take you a couple of hours to replace the amp. The dash speakers and rear speakers are a snap. Remove them with a torx screwdriver, cut out the old speaker with a razor blade and use epoxy to secure the new speakers in place. I have a write up on this as well that I will send you. I added coaxel 5 1/4 door speakers and got rid of the awful subs. I wired the door speakers into the front channel. The wires are right there with the front amp already, you'll jist double up the dash and doors into the front channel, easy. To add the icing on top of this, you've got to add a sub. If you don't want to build your own box you can add an amplified bazoka tube, very easy to do just run a hot from the battery through the interior and a ground is easy, use the rear shock tower under the carpet behing the rear seat. One RCA set from the Bazoka Tube back to your JVC and your done.
  4. My '99 first hit the streets in May of 1998 in the Southwest. I drive the car daily for the past 2 years and have upgraded everything I could to keep it looking "showroom brand new" and it does still look and drive like a car thats maybe a year old. I do not push it. Don't get me wrong, in Arizona the average speed on the highway is 85, I do drive the speed of the traffic with the radar detector on. For street driving I shift around 4K RPM's. My car is now 14 years old and I really love it and I dont want to kill it.
  5. The stereo is the easiest mod you can do. Any single DIN system will work. I picked an a Kenwood KDC X995 when it first was released and paid $299.00. It has HDFM, a Parrot Bluetooth System, CD and rear cable iPod USB. Get the Porsche wiring harness cable and plug it into the harness from the car the wire the harness from the new head unit into that. I went crazy and changed eveything, all of the speakers, dash and rear seating, doors are now full range in my car. New 6 channel Rockford Fosgate amp in the front trunk fror ---> dash speakers 4", doors 5 1/4" and rears 4". Then made a mock up box that looks like the Bose rear sub box and added a Rockford Fosgate 2 ohm 8" Sub with a tiny little Rockford Fosgate 400W Mono Amp for the Sub. I did it all myself and spent just about $1000 in parts. I sold the factory radio on eBay for $325 and the factory amp for $50. All in all I'm into a whole new everything that sounds 1000 times better than the factory system for $625.00. I also removed the cubby and CD holder below and added a 7" Magellin Navigation System I picked up at Sams Club for $160.00. I'm very happy with the look, fit and sound of everything. I'm a cheap XXXXX so this worked perfect for me and it is SUPER LOUD with a nice adult sounding bass THUMP. http://www.amazon.co...enwood kdc-x995 <--- Amazon now has it for $160, its a steal for that price. I love the HD Radio, 100% Static Free and CD Quality Sound not to mention many additional stations!!! Not the bust pic but you can see the new head unit and the Nav.
  6. Sounds odd but if I was you I would disconnect the negative terminal on the battery for 5 minutes and let everything re-set. Reconnect and use the spoiler switch to lower it. The switch is located on the fuse box cover near your left foot.
  7. I live in Phoenix where we have almost 100 days a year over 100 degrees. I've tried 5w40, 10w40, 5w50 and 15w50. My temp gauge is at its coolest with 0w40 and the oil pressure goes down when I'm stopped. I really experimented with all weights and the car runs it best with 0w40 and an oil change every 5k mles. Mobile 1 is all I will ever use with K&N oil filters.
  8. I had the car detailed and the yoyo that did it wet sanded a small tiny scratch on the drivers door and sanded right through the paint. I went to another idiot that painted the door with a blend did a great job but the guy must be color blind because it did not match, complete waste of money. On to the next guy, did the job perfect except he decided to blend the front fender and drivers door. Color is spot on but the paint got into the seam in between the door and front fender and that black strip is oversprayed with white. I am so flipping mad over this whole mess! How do I remove it so I can clean it? I tried to pop out the 3 little fasteners and cannot get them out.
  9. I did a pretty good job wearing them in last night and have to say they are really quiet and the big deal to me is the dust is way down. The feel of the pedal is great, the brakes grab way better than they did, my rear pads and rotors were tired.
  10. I had the front rotors and pads replaced at Porsche 2 years ago for a wopping $1150.00, never make that mistake again. Yesterday one of the techs at the Cadillac Dealership I work at repaced the front pads with ceramic enhanced semi-metallic with Kevlar Pads. The front pads I took off were really still 90% there after 2 years and 20K miles. I saved them and we just put in new pads. I bought Balo Coated rear rotors that I picked up at Pelican Parts for $117 for the pair including shipping, amazing. I used the ceramic enhanced semi-metallic with Kevlar also on the rear. I spent $190 for everything and gave the tech $100 for the install. After one day of use, really quiet and dust is down by 75%. I have black wheels on the 996 and the dust from the factory pads was really bad. I had to clean the wheels every day. Here is a link to eBay where I got the pads: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Brake-P...91560661388863 Here is a link to the pads: http://www.ntadi.com/galaxypads.htm Write to the seller and tell him you want both front and rear pads. I paid an unbelievable $73.88 for pads for all 4 corners with free shipping.
  11. I had P1530 it ended up being the passenger side Vario Cam and Actuator. I have a warranty but it turned into a fist fight between me and them. I won and they paid the claim. North Scottsdale Porsche did the repair, it cost the warranty company $2800 ouch, I had to pay $100 for the deductable. My car had the code for about a month, I kept clearing it and it came back on every 30 or 40 miles.
  12. I wrote to the seller and asked if he would sell me the Spyder Brand lights he had listed. He replied with $275 and free shipping. My car is a '99 and they were true plug and play. As I wrote above they make the back of the car look brand new. I sold the stock lights on eBay for $140. Write to the guy and ask if he'll give you the same deal he gave me, my bet he'll say yes. I had them delivered by FedEx 2 days later. Ebay Store: evolutionautopartsusa evosport11@gmail.com Here is my car with the new tail lights, I took it with my iPhone, not the best image:
  13. Buy the ones made by Spyder on eBay, they are a perfect fit and finish. Plug and play, no resistors, it took me 20 minutes to install both and they make the rear of the car look so much more modern. I paid $275 on eBay and I had them in 2 days, here is his email. evosport11@gmail.com
  14. Stay on, you may be back. If you decide on another Porsche don't save it for someone else. I drive mine every day and rarely have an issue. I'd bet that if we took a survey the daily drivers are less prone to repairs than the cars that just sit. A car in motion stays in motion ----->
  15. You've got to go down the passenger side of the car, it's very easy. The unbrella holder near the passenger sill plate loosens up and you can jam it behind all the trim to behind the rear seats.
  16. I have a related issue on the drivers side. The seam of the front and rear windows is tighter at the top of the window than the bottom. I'm gtting wind noise so I adjusted both of the settings on the front and rear of the underside of the door to all the way in. They both seem to adjust tilt for a tighter seal against the weather strip. I need to know as the poster requested where is the adjuster for the seam (left/right) between the 2 windows, it is not either one of the adjusters under the door..
  17. Exactly what my starter started doing once the engine got hot. I had to replace it.
  18. I just had it done to my '99 C2. After a 13 day fight with the extended warranty company and complaints filed with the Texas Attorney General and The BBB in Texas where the warranty company is located they paid the claim, $2800. Porsche North Scottsdale in Arizona did the job and loaned me a car for 13 days at no charge. It cost me $100 for the deductable. If you have a warranty never accept, "We are denying your claim".
  19. I looked in the classifieds and could not find them for sale. I'm in the same boat with really early '99 head lights. I want a fix for them or new headlights.
  20. It's an easy job if you do it the right way. Disconnect the battery. There are 2 or 3 torx screws on the backside of the steering wheel that hold the airbag in position. Now that the airbag is not secure, unplug it and replace the crest. The airbag cannot deploy without power so do not worry.
  21. I'm glad my guess on the expansion tank was correct. I agree it sounds overpriced, last year my warranty covered the expansion tank, the passenger seat switch and a horn at Scottsdale Porsche. EFG paid $1650 and I paid $100 plus 4 hours at $10 per hour. My warranty will only pay $135 per hour and North Scottsdale Porsche charges $145 per hour. I am really happy for you and feel good about the guess!!!!
  22. I'd bet your coolant expansion tank is leaking right above the drivers side muffler. My can did the exact same thing. Get under the car and see if there are stains under the exhaust tip.
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