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  1. Basically, mechanic found out it has something to do with wiring connection problem. Question now has been focus on finding out which wire caused the problem. Thank god its not engine problem.
  2. Thanks again, I will be more than happy if the problem being sensor / electronically related rather than mechanical issue, thanks.
  3. Thx for yr reply. No warning light at all so far. Am trying to get a full diagnostic done soonest to see. What's yr advise? Thanks
  4. Guys, I am seeking for some help on my 997.1 C2S (2005). 2 months ago, when I was driving my car in the city (low speed), after turning round the corner suddently all dash lights came on and followed by engine cut off. As there was no particular weir noise beforehand, so normal response I turned the key and the engine started but only for 2 seconds before it cut off again. From there, I realized that the rear floor was full of engine oil. The car of course ended up at my mechanic with engine off the car noticing that the IMS bearing was broken inside the housing but no visual damage seem to appear on the IMS itself. Anyway, to cut short I had the ims bearing replaced with taking the whole engine apart. After the repair I took the car for test drive, it seems running fine but when engine is cold, everytime I accelerate from zero, the throttle response feels a bit shakey and doesnt want to accelerate. However once the car has been warmed up, it is back to normal. Can someone please advise me what might be wrong with my car? Will it be sensor issue? It has only done 45,000km. Thanks
  5. This happened just few days ago with my 2005 997 C2S which has been well serviced with only 44,000km mileage. While I was driving in town at speed of about 34-40km/hr, after I turned at the corner, there was traffic in front, so I slowed down and just before the car stopped, all the lights on the dash came on and the car stalled, then I tried to start again which it did but immediately stalled again and from there it felt like the battery was flat as I could only hear click sound and starter motor was not turning. I then called the tow truck company (lucky nearby), from there the horrible thing that I saw from the back of the car really scared me, the road was full of engine oil from the back of the car. The car was then towed back to my mechanic and over the last few days, they have taken out the engine and realized that the IMS bearing has been completely broken into pieces BUT quite luckily according to my mechanic I was driving slow, otherwise the engine could have been completely damage without much he can do. My concern is according to various forum posts, IMS bearing failure usually have signs such as engine oil dripping in carpark which it didn’t occur in my case. The car was running well without any unusual noise. Has this kind of things been happened to anyone before? Now, my mechanic said as the rebuild cost will be very high, he suggest me to just replace the bearing, take off the oil sump to make sure no broken metal being left in the engine, I can avoid an expensive bill. Further to my case, I do suggest to have your IMS bearing check specially while you have your gearbox off the car. Thank you
  6. Based on my experiences with used Porsche or any other 2nd hand cars in the past years, 1st, do shop around more, test drive various samples and feel the differences, check previous records (prefer to buy one with full service records), although you might end up paying more but do choose the one in better condition, specially check if there is oil leak from engine bay (this cost quite a bit of budget to repair). Apart from these, make sure the car has "0" accident record as mechanical problems can always be solved by replacing parts (just a matter of money) but body damage has always been my major concern with their finish quality. I had a 996 C2 which was my 1st Porsche purchased from dealer, the price was quite fair but after purchase I had to spend quite a bit for oil leaks and bushings issue as I did not do much comparisions, 2 years after I decided to sell the car and was shoppoing for a 997. I test driven a few selling via 2nd hand cars website and ended up buying mine from my mechanic friend's client, my mechanic know the full history of the car and I know exactly what I was buying, ended up paying more than the previous sample I tested but 2 years owning the car now I have had only very minor problems such as water pump and sensors. I am sure there should be lots of price references on the internet to cross check. Happy shopping.
  7. Dear All, Can anyone please advise if the following data is correct for my recent wheel alignment job done? I don't have the original / correct data in hand, just want to make sure. Thx
  8. I have mine (997.1 C2S) for 2 years now with some minor problems such as watch pump, oil level sensor, door lock, etc. which has all been solved, no problem so far and I think once you have resolved the problem, it will be a nice ride for you, so don't let these problems stop you from enjoying the car. My previous 996 3.4L litre has more problem than you could expect but I still enjoy it the moment before I sold it. As a Porsche fan since I was a kid, I have had 2 so far (996 & 997) and I have driven my friend's 993 C2, I must say as a sport car, daily ride, 997 is the best I have driven so far. Of course, new 991 is even better (I have test driven one last month) but the price tag is way too much.
  9. Thx for your info. Will you be able to post a photo to share with us? This sounds like an interesting modification.
  10. Before I further consider changing the exhaust system for my 997.1 C2S, I have taken advise from the forum by installing a set of those silicon airbox induction pipe along with a BMC filter at reasonable cost. For the results, I have the following comments. In terms of sound, I can't really notice much difference but in terms of low revs torque and throttle response, yes it seems to have improved quite a bit. I have yet to try higher revs response when I get a chance.
  11. I have recently purchased and installed a set of front and rear "POWERFLEX" bushings kit for my 997.1 C2S and here is my comments. Regardless a few 996 type bushings were sent to me by mistake which my mechanic was able to solve with a bit of modification work done, the outcome seems okay so far with the ride feels quite a bit firmer than standard (of course lost a bit of comfort but can live with it). The major issue that attracted me was their kind of life time guarantee as the standard bushings on some areas doesn't seem to last very long. Anyway, I have noticed at the same time that from there every time when I drive slow on bumppy roads, the front end do have a slight rubbing noise which sound like rubber rubbing with rubber. May I ask if anyone who installed this onto their cars has similar issues?
  12. Guys, Thx for all your replies. I ended up doing it the more economical way by buying the silicon intake pipe + the BMC filter kit to see. Have yet to install it later to compare. On the other hand, I have another question, did 997.1 came in with an optional sport exhaust when it was launched? This is because I know the previous owner has kept everything standard always but I have noticed that my exhaust sound a bit different compares to most 997.1 C2S I have seen. Thx
  13. Hi JFERR, thanks for your reply. May I ask what kind of indication will it give when you have a fault cat? I need to make sure that the after market exhaust / cat can pass our tight government annual emission test when I renew my registration. How does this Fabspeed 200 cell sport cats sound like and how much do they cost?
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