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About CaptnCrash

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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2008 Cayman
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    2011 911-Turbo
  1. Very helpful member!

  2. The sport chrono doesn't do a lot on the C2 or C4s other than some suspension tweaks .. You will see a bigger difference with that option on the turbo as it adds some additional torque mid-range. My wife's DD is a 2011 911TT ... We test drove a 2011 C4s and the only difference was about 115hp and some pretty substantial torque, Other than that the cars were pretty much identical. All of these were 6MT .. We don't do slush-boxes. I am a firm believer that you don't own a modern P car without a warranty even if you're a DIY'er ... YMMV. --CC If PDK was not available, I guess it was a tiptronic. Is that not a good system? PDK was available in a 2011TT but we wanted no part of that, and to date there have been a number of problems reported. Staying with the tried and true 6MT has always proven to get the most out of the car and be by far the most reliable, not to mention it saves a ton of $$$ when talking about a P car. Staying with the iron brakes and 5 lug wheels is also good. --CC
  3. The sport chrono doesn't do a lot on the C2 or C4s other than some suspension tweaks .. You will see a bigger difference with that option on the turbo as it adds some additional torque mid-range. My wife's DD is a 2011 911TT ... We test drove a 2011 C4s and the only difference was about 115hp and some pretty substantial torque, Other than that the cars were pretty much identical. All of these were 6MT .. We don't do slush-boxes. I am a firm believer that you don't own a modern P car without a warranty even if you're a DIY'er ... YMMV. --CC
  4. Always demand the return of your old parts especially if you provided the new ones. Won't work with warranty items but in that case who cares. Having a return bag will answer these and other questions pretty quickly. --CC
  5. Softronic develops the flash, a lot of people resell them.
  6. Now don't I feel just stupid. I did look at the owners manual that came with the car and went right past that. Thanks! --CC
  7. You know what's funny. We bought our 2011 911TT from one of the largest dealers in the country. The dealer knowing we had a 250 mile trip home all of it via freeway had the following advice : Keep the rpm's below 4500, don't run for a long period at the same rpm, use 4th, 5th, 6th and vary the rpms ... After 350 miles drive it like you're going to. We've used this same philosophy on all the new cars we've purchased and never had one that had oil consumption issues. We pretty much followed that and we don't track the car, and don't red-line it. It's a 6spd manual so these things are very easy to control. I changed the oil at 2500 miles. I measured the drain vs the manual and came within .2 quart. This is the second P car we have owned, and we broke the first one in pretty much the same way. It used a quart the first change then tapered off after that to very near zero usage after 4000 miles. 2.7L in a Cayman with a 5spd manual. IMNSHO if you continuously red-line an engine, you will use oil, and you will wear it out sooner. Banging on the rev limiter continuously isn't a good thing regardless of how good the engine was initially. So I believe that in many cases consumption and/or early failure is largely a factor of use as opposed to quality. Before you flame me, notice I said "many" not most or all. Even race drivers can abuse or conserve their hardware. The really good ones conserve ;-) --CC
  8. I would be seriously careful about using any form of high pressure wash on a modern engine bay. Cars today, P included, have a ton of electronics and other crap that the cars in the old days didn't. Getting that stuff internally wet will spell disaster. In the old days if you got the distributor wet all you had to do was blow it out with some compressed air and on your way. Not so easy today. --CC
  9. Could anyone give me a clue as to where the microphone the PCM uses for bluetooth enabled cell phone calls is located on a 2011 911TT ? TIA --CC
  10. do you think its worth trying the whole air intake system by K&N? Thanks IMHO - no. It would make some difference on a turbo not much (if any) on a normally aspirated car. Lauren, Really not much of a difference on my GT3 RS, because the engine is normally aspirated. Thanks for the clarification, because I was going to buy an air intake system, but obviously not anymore after learning this. Regards, Dane While the intake "kit" may not yield much, the BMC or K&N factory replacement *filters* are worth it. They flow better than paper and will last the life of your vehicle. Easy to clean and reuse. Water doesn't bother them either. --CC
  11. too funny ! 2010 Porsche 911 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<--- yep it's a 911 they got that right -- NOT Style 4dr HB Turbo <---------------------------- yep they sure know it ... Price Contact Us for Pricing Special Price Contact Us for Pricing Exterior Color Platinum Silver Metallic Interior Black Leather Engine 4.8L <-------------------------------------really !!!!!!!!! Transmission Automatic Body Style 4dr Car <------------------------ really !!!!!!!!!! VIN Number WP0AC2A74AL090790 Stock Number 090790 Equipment ------------------------------------ Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e31' [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Timeout expired /vehicle_new_ext.asp, line 1617 ------------------------------------- and it looks like their web programmer is as good as their knowledge of the product ... --CC
  12. The 3.8l [9A1] engine has no IMS so no issues there. The only problem I've heard of was a failure of the gear drive on the oil pump on a 3.8l [ 9A1 ] motor. And I don't think that's very common. I don't think the 9A1 is mod friendly so if you buy a turbo don't think you're going to crank in another 150hp real easy without breaking it, those types of upgrades will cost you. The 6spd manual they use is pretty solid as well as the clutch so no worries there. IMNSHO I'd stay away from TIP or PDK, it's just a whole lot more that does go wrong. If you go with a 997.2 then you can probably get one that's CPO'd so if you do have an issue most likely it will be covered at least the first several years. I suspect the prices on the C2's and C4's will come down a lot once the 991 is released. --CC
  13. Here are emission tests. Check CO, that is 1.18 instead of 0 at idle and 2.05 instead of 0.29 at 2500 rpm. HC (unburned fuel?) is also double at idle, and 50% higher when running... My last experience with vivid was "vividly" terrible. Stay away, very far away. --CC
  14. Anything *after* the cats will not effect emissions. Some states do have noise standards though and they may get you there. Good luck! --CC
  15. We have 2000 miles on a 2011 911-tt. It has used zero oil since day 1. It's a 6MT so it's easy to vary the rpm's. We drove it home 250 miles from the dealership, highway speeds varying between 5th and 6th gear and stopping a couple times for gas. Wife uses it for a DD now and it takes the occasional 200 mile weekend trip. Dealer told us stay below the 4k rpm limit for 350 miles and vary the rpms then have at it. --CC
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