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Posts posted by ESK

  1. Hey Eric.  (I'm assuming it's you from 6speed)

    I posted this exact question on the 996/997 DIY forum.

    The response was that it's pretty much the same.  I'm removing my bumper this weekend to clean out all the stuff that gets back there.

    As for the sideskirts, I don't know.  I'd also check on 6speedonline because there's a lot of Turbo people over there.

    Yeah, it's me Scott! Thanks!

  2. I'd like to remove the front bumper so I can get the grills painted body color. I think I've seen instructions for a 996 (installing the center radiator), but not for a TT. Is it relatively simple? Any instructions out there? TIA.

    I'd also like to do the lower side skirts too. Any chance of getting instructions for these too? Thanks!

  3. Hi Loren,

    I purchased a Techart Type 1 rear wing blade to replace the OEM piece (the part that raises on the two stainless arms). I noticed there are 2 small holes on the inside of the arms when the wing is in the up position. I assume there are set screws inside that hold the wing in place. Do you instructions explaining how this part is removed? Also, what tools do I need? I would like to do it myself.



  4. Just did a test on the top. I pushed on the soft top and was able to duplicate the sound on both sides of the car. It appears as if the squeaking is being caused by the roof rubbing against the metal boot. I put the top down and then back up and the sound is now gone. It will probably reappear once I go over some bumps/heaves in the road the next time I drive.

  5. Two issues with my TT Cab:

    The top started squeaking horribly today - at all speeds/road conditions. The car has about 700 miles and it's the first I've noticed it. I had this problem on a '99, but not on the '01 and '03 and thought it had been fixed by Porsche.

    The problem only occurs while the top is up. It sounds as if it is metal on metal and I'm wondering if it has something to do with the metal boot cover rubbing against the top components. Are there any TSBs or other solutions for this problem.

    The second issue I have is with a squeaking clutch. It only occurs during the last 1/3 or so of engagement. I've read about this problem before. Is there a simple fix or is this a dealer fix?



  6. Clear Side Markers

    I just installed the clear side marker's on my father's Cayenne that I ordered from Gert. It's a lot simpler than I'd heard. First off, his truck has the 20" wheels and I did not need to remove the wheels. Here's a simple "how to:" 1. Turn the steering wheel completely so that one wheel is facing in. 2. Remove the 4 torx screws below the light and 1 torx screw above the light (size 20). 3. Pull back the wheel well lining and hold out with one hand. 4. Remove 1 torx screw holding in


  7. Couple of more Q's:

    1. I bought the upper center console/A/C surround. It is a one-piece unit. Do you just just pry out the old one and put the new one in its place?

    2. I also bought the door handles/storage covers. Can I assume the whole door panel doesn't have to come off to change these? Loren, I know you sent me detailed instructions of door replacement.

    Thanks again,


  8. Loren & Don:

    1. I am about to order the Carrera rear spoiler from Gert. His kit does not come with the wiring harness to deactivate the spoiler light. Is this necessary to fool the computer and not get the warning light? Do you have a part number?

    2. My center console just arrived. Do you know what size Torx drivers I need for this project?



  9. Loren and Others:

    My Cab came with a damaged door panel. The dealer pulled one off another car temporarily. They've sent me the new parts and now I'm wondering if this a DIY project or do I need to take it to the dealer? Also, I'm thinking of upgrading the door handles and storage bin covers to CF or alu-look. Do you have instructions to complete this project, PDF or other? TIA.


  10. I've read posts about polishing up the standard exhaust tips. Since the tips are just held on with 17mm bolts, I figured I try it before I ordered OEM stainless ones. Well, I just saved myself about $300. I used Flitz metal polish and the finest steel wool I could buy and hand rubbed each for about 15 minutes. They polished up to near mirror finish, almost as good as the factory ones. The whole project takes about an hour. Unfortunately, I can't upload the pics.

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