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Everything posted by wyovino

  1. Mine were to the point of being soft like gummy bears so I 3D printed replacements. Here's the link to the file if anyone wants to print their own. Replacement Knobs for Becker CDR-220 Radio by BillRVC - Thingiverse WWW.THINGIVERSE.COM If the knobs on your Becker CDR-220 have become sticky this is an inexpensive way to replace them. Mine became so malleable I didn't even want to try any of the remedies that people suggest. Replacements were definitely in order in my case. Factory originals...
  2. 2000 C2 Tiptronic, Factory HiFi option CDR-220 I figure this is a long shot but does anyone know what could cause this? This has happened a few times in the last month and twice this week. The radio is playing (FM) and emits 5 loud beeps, then powers off. Sometimes it comes back on if I press the "On" button. Sometimes it might take a few minutes before it responds to that button. I checked the CDR-220 owners manual but there is no information on the beeps. Solution: Remove the faceplate and clean the contacts on the faceplate and on the radio with rubbing alcohol or electronics cleaner. Snap the faceplate back in securely.
  3. It' a touch of old school and not to everyone's taste. It looks better in person. As far as better options for hounds tooth fabric, I think I checked every website there is. I'm thinking about doing the horseshoe as that's starting to look a bit tired, but I might just replace it with an unpainted black version that some years used. I'm tired of touching these pieces up.
  4. I'm looking to replace the metal clip that attaches to the airbox and holds the oil filler tube in place. I've tried searching for it and the crude illustrations on the parts sites don't look correct. Plus they say they don't fit my car. Is there really a difference between 2000 and 2001 airboxes? I think I found it, I'll see when it arrives. Air Cleaner Assembly Clip - Porsche (996-110-224-50) | Sunset Porsche Parts WWW.SUNSETPORSCHEPARTS.COM Porsche part # 996-110-224-50 - Air Cleaner Assembly Clip
  5. I took my ashtray to Home Depot and had it color matched in a latex enamel. I don't remember if it was satin or semigloss. It worked well. Then I painted it in silver PlastiDip and that looked good for a little while. Eventually I got tired of touching it up and covered it in fabric.
  6. I designed a cup holder for use in a 996/986 with the ashtray delete mod. The files are available on Thingiverse (free). I also have files for the little plastic disks that cover the rear attachment points for the hardtop on a cabriolet, and seem to vanish every now and then. The cup holder is in two parts. The bottom screws into the existing holes in the ashtray delete, using the existing screws. The top part narrows the opening a bit so that a can or bottle won't move around. It's easily reversible - just remove the two screws, pull out the cup holder, replace the screws. Designs - About BillRVC - Thingiverse WWW.THINGIVERSE.COM
  7. Get a cheap Bluetooth or WiFi ODB-II reader and an app on your phone like DashCommand or Torque. They can display the engine compartment temps and much more in real-time. I have the iCar II from Vgate. I think it was about $30, which is more than some. What I like about it is that it turns on and off automatically so you can leave it plugged in without worrying about draining your battery. I have the WiFi version which works with iPhone. The bluetooth version works with Android. I'm not sure if those restrictions still apply. I have the DashCommand app but a lot of people like Torque.
  8. From what I've read, replacing the entire top (including frame) is a job for the pros.
  9. Even if it can be rebuilt, it will probably be cheaper to put a used engine in it. Of course that could be a crap shoot too.
  10. I don't really understand the question. There are several choices as far as fabric and window type that will fit your car.
  11. I bought a bluetooth device for my CDR-220 from CAI. They provided the exact connections to make it completely plug&play.
  12. You can test whether the fan is working if you have a Durametric.
  13. Likely not Porsche OEM but they are nice looking. Congratulations on the car!
  14. Mine all bit the dust around the same time and I replaced them with cheap Chinese knockoffs. They're not nearly as good but from a few feet away it's hard to tell the difference. If you didn't lose the crests, I would re-glue them. I think the originals are something like $60 each.
  15. That's not something I've ever heard or read (about Tiptronics). Regarding the $5k quote, that's likely for the IMS Solution, which is the one that never needs to be replaced.
  16. If the replacement IMSB is one manufactured by LN Engineering, you may be able to verify it on LNE's website. They have a database of replacements. But, if you don't find it in their database, it doesn't mean it wasn't done. Many early replacements weren't logged and newer replacements are only logged if the shop doing the work follows through after the installation.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Bore scoring? Cylinder 4 is textbook bore scoring victim for MY2003.
  20. $3000 is not unreasonable if he's replacing the AOS and RMS, and upgrading the IMSB on a Tiptronic.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
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