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There is a straight trim panel piece along the back underneath the back window. Mine got severely water damaged by the guys who detailed the car. I need to remove it and refinish or find a replacement. Does it just "tug off"? It seems to be attached along the top right at the window. I was just going to yank it, but figured I should ask first. Thanks
CDN_Stig replied to CDN_Stig's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I ended up keeping it charged over the winter ... worked out fine. I just trickle charged it once a month till it was 100%.
CDN_Stig replied to CDN_Stig's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)It's very likely as it appears only one of mine was actually broken. I'd also notice it mostly on certain potholes or manhole cover in which only one wheel is affected. Something like going over a speedbump head on wouldn't normally cause it. It was a dull clunk/thunk type noise. They are reasonably cheap to replace and only 2 bolts. It was a bit more of a pain getting it to line up again, but now that I've done it once I'd consider it very easy if I had to do them again. If you can get it on a hoist it was easier to tell by pushing up on the swaybar, I couldn't get it to move on the driveway. If you are doing it yourself, plan on using a second jack to support the control arm, otherwise you'll have a hardtime getting it back in (and even out for that matter). Mine sounded like the drivers side, but it was actually the passenger side that had the play in it (the boots were torn on them as well). Once they were off you could pop it in and out by hand.
CDN_Stig replied to CDN_Stig's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks, I figured as much. From the design it makes it looks like it is, but then I was thinking, how can anything this "flimsy" be holding the alignment. :) At least I no longer have a clunk!!! wooo ... I lived with that for a year, wish I had changed it sooner.
CDN_Stig posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Do you need to do an alignment after replacement? Stock bar on a 99 c2
I'm about to park it for the winter. Last year I left everything and it started fine in the spring, but I was considering disconnecting the battery this year. Is there any problem with disconnecting it for that length of time? I don't want it to lose memory of the immobilizer keys in particular. What do you guys normally do?
CDN_Stig posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Anyone used NPN brake pads before? They are super cheap... I suppose you get what you pay for. Just looking for an OEM replacement for the front. For me locally: Pagids $140, NPN $59 Should I just buy the Pagids? Thanks
CDN_Stig replied to CDN_Stig's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)The shop topped it off with G012A8G1G Audi/VW coolant. is that ok? I had the original yellow/green in there. They claimed they called the dealer and said it was ok ...
CDN_Stig replied to MissakT's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)<limited knowledge> I think I read somewhere that if a key doesn't get used in a long time the ECU forgets it or locks it or something like that, and that you should use your spares every now and then so the programming doesn't get lost. </limited knowledge> This could be BS because I can't remember the source, but I use my spare every now and then as cheap insurance. (No local dealer to reprogram)
CDN_Stig replied to CDN_Stig's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks my friends ... It actually looks like it has the newer cap and newer bottle already. Apparently the newer designed ones still don't last.
Noticed the 2001- overflow bottle is significantly cheaper than the 99-2000 one. Is it interchangable or do I have to get the older one for a '99? Thanks
CDN_Stig replied to jtraol's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I have no experience with A/S on a Porsche, but A/S on just about any car are a waste of time. However, for legal sake you'd probably have to if you do drive it in the snow. I remember watching an episode of a car show where they took a C4 out in the snow in Toronto. With all the traction control aids they said it was one of the best cars they'd ever driven. I can't remember what they had for tires on it, but I think they were stock...] but I digress...
CDN_Stig replied to CDN_Stig's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)It seems to be height dependant, its pretty firm still if its not low. If its as low as it goes it rocks pretty good. When I get a chance I'll fiddle some more. Frame rail boltsare definitely tight, its something in the seat itself.
I believe fuse 9 is for a seat heater, if your car does not have one, that fuse will be empty. If you put a fuse tap in to it, it is live when the car is running. Perfect one to use for DRL's. I currently jumpered 6->9 on my US-spec 996 (6 is low beam) to get through inspection as we require DRL's in Canada ... which reminds me I need to clean this up before something bad happens.....