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  1. Starter Remove/Replace


    I hate tutorials where people just post a list of instructions... I can read, but I like pictures better.     I have attached the Porsche instructions for reference.  This is an easy repair in terms of technical difficulty but the physical difficulty is up there unless you have arms & hands the size of a 5-year old.  You will never see the upper bolt until it falls out.  You will see that I have remove the counter-weights from the shift lever - this is not necessary for the starter

     


  2. This thread is here to replace the one that was on 6SpeedOnline but deleted because it was considered a "Group Buy".

    The whole synopsis is described here: http://www.comtech.ws/scripts/GroupBuy.dll/home but here is a quick recap...

    The initial thread was created to show vendors the interest in a product for which no vendor was willing to commit to production because vendors thought there would be no profit in it. I had approached CarGym and asked what kind of numbers would be required to make the project profitable for them. I expected that other vendors would require the same participation to beat their bottom line as well.

    Originally, CarGym stated that they needed 250 orders at $600 each before they would consider going forward. (Apparently the cost for producing the mould is upwards of $120K.) After the great response on 6SO, they said they would start development immediately. So, in Jan 2013 they started working on the project. They are currently developing the drawings. They said that they expect about 6 months from start to production.

    I have been maintaining a list of members who are committed to the purchase when the product is available. This list should identify the first people to receive the LEDs before they are available to the general public. The list is available at the link specified at the start of this thread. If you want to be included in the list, please state you commitment here and I will add you to the list. Please don't put your name in unless your are ready to pay $600 for a set. I will be evaluating the prototypes and detailing product reviews as they become available. No one will be happy if the quality isn't there, so I will be very critical of the first products to make sure they will meet or exceed OEM quality.

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  3. So let's get the facts perfectly clear - you set the memory as described above. Then you move the seat. Then, when you press 1 (all by itself - no "M") any time the ignition is on - the seat does not move back to the memory location. Is that what is happening?


  4. I have started a thread on 6Speed to get a feel for who is interested in rear LEDs for the wide-body 996. Currently there are absolutely no vendors who produce a light that will fit. Sure, you can get rear LEDs for every other model 996, 997 and 20 different other cars, but Nada for us. I found a manufacturer who is willing to produce them (they already make LEDs for a bunch of other models) but we need to have 250 commitments in place at $600 per pair for them to do it. So far we have 82 on 6Speed, but we are not getting the numbers fast enough.

    So, I'm expanding the search to get people from as many forums as I can find. For clarity, I'm trying to collect the numbers all in one place.

    The 6Speed thread is here: http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996-turbo-gt2/287568-996-rear-leds-vendor-sponsored.html

    Please have a look and participate if you would like to update your rear lights, either because they are damaged or just to modernize the look.

    Thanks,

    Karl


  5. DIY - Replace Coolant Reservoir


    This is a DIY to replace the coolant reservoir in an 996 TT. This procedure is fairly easy but what bring the challenge into it is that everything is very tight and hard to get to. Take your time - give yourself a good 6 hours to pull this off. The second time, you could do this in two.

     

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