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The labor involved in just replacing the window is a bit more than replacing the whole top because in both cases the old top must be removed. Plus you can't fit a glass window that is the same size as the plastic. I would replace the top with a Gahh A-5 German canvas top (OEM). You can chose between plastic or glass(more money) for the window . I went for the plastic window because it looks more like the lines of the coupe. The glass window is significantly smaller. It's a personal choice.
Thanks. I'll wait until after the inspection to clear them.
MY2000 C2 Tiptronic, stock intake. Probably the original MAF I have a few questions regarding codes that I found while using a Durametric., 1. I see a P1671 Porsche fault code 407 - Control unit faulty Signal implausible. Last year I forgot to reattach the MAF connector after doing some maintenance. I got a CEL for ABS and PSM and quickly found and corrected the problem. Could this be related to that event? 2. Tiptronic codes - 3 years ago I brought my car to a transmission shop recommended by my trusted Indy because I felt a bit of slipping in 4th gear. They replaced the valve body and did a full filter and fluid service. They told me that one of the clutch packs is leaking and that eventually I'll need a rebuild., but it's not that bad now. It hasn't gotten any worse and I think the service actually helped a bit. The Durametric is showing these Tiptronic codes. 82 P1823 Pressure regulator 3 81 P1818 Pressure regulator 2 Do you think these are residual codes from earlier problems? These codes don't show up under normal ODB-II interrogation. If I clear them to see if they return, would that reset my system readiness status? I have to get my car inspected in a few weeks and don't want to mess around with the readiness status.
wyovino replied to Jkienzle's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Bore scoring? Cylinder 4 is textbook bore scoring victim for MY2003.
wyovino replied to RAGINASIAN's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)$3000 is not unreasonable if he's replacing the AOS and RMS, and upgrading the IMSB on a Tiptronic.
wyovino replied to mbronsell's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Do you have the factory original radio or is it an after-market system? The remote locking/unlocking may be a separate and common issue. I would focus on the manual locking and unlocking first.
wyovino replied to Fixxxer's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Very cool! I have great respect for people who not only can do this kind of thing, but are willing to share the results of their effort. Well done sir!
wyovino replied to thormann's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I've never seen any posts about jacking from that point. I wouldn't do it. Either get lift bars like ttdocs said or take an extra two or three minutes to jack up each side from the back.
wyovino replied to thormann's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Don't lift at the front. Lift at the rear jacking point and the front will come up too. That's how it works with my C2 and I have not heard anything different about the c4.
wyovino replied to KK911C4's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)There is a high probability that the coolant leak made it down to the coils. I had a CEL for Cylinder 1 misfire after replacing my coolant tank. My coils were actually fine but I replaced them anyway because the effort required to remove and check them makes the cost of replacing them trivial. In my case, coolant (and/or fuel) from the tank replacement procedure eventually seeped past the rubber seal and caused the misfire. The coil shaft was just a little wet. I tested all of the old coils with an ohm meter and they were fine. There were no cracks. There was a significant amount of coolant left in the hoses after I drained the tank and it all came out. I also had to disconnect the fuel lines to remove and replace the tank. There was a lot of fuel spilled in the process as well. After replacing the coils it was fine. I replaced the plugs too even though they weren't due yet.
wyovino replied to b3freak's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Not something I would ever attempt but it was interesting to watch. I'll leave it to the experts.
wyovino replied to wyovino's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I'll answer my own question based on a reply I received from FD Motorsports (the Fister exhaust mod people). MK-I Tiptronic mufflers will work on all MK-I and MK-II cars. MK-I Manual Transmission mufflers will NOT work on MK-II cars. MK-II mufflers will work on all MK-I and MK-II cars, regardless of transmission type. Also, my car is repairable and is currently in the shop. Yay!
MY2000 C2 Tiptronic I have read that MK-II mufflers will fit an MK-I car but not vise versa, which doesn't make sense to me. Outwardly, the only differences seem to be the accordion folds (which MK-i Tiptronic mufflers have) and a slightly different cap. What would make MK-I mufflers not be suitable for MK-II cars? The reason I"m asking is that unfortunately my car was just totaled and I'm trying to decide whether to keep my original MK-I mufflers (with accordion folds and 37k Miles) or keep the Fister-modified MK-II mufflers with 70K miles. If my next car isn't a 996 I'd like to keep the ones that are easier to sell.
I was able to fix mine just by replacing the black plastic ring that centers the locking rod. The rod was moving but was retreating into the hole and not securing the door . It turned out that a plastic bushing was missing. See if the rod moves when you lock and unlock the car. If it does, then that's probably all you need and it's a very quick and easy fix. If not, then it's probably the actuator. This is what I bought to fix the problem. I hope your issue is as simple as that. See "Guide Bushing for fuel door release rod" https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&description=fuel+door
The cause of the intermix can be several things but the MY2000 is known to be susceptible to cracked heads. If everything else is good and the coolant hoses are flushed, you can probably get the car back on the road for about $3k. The heads can be repaired.