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Everything posted by eso1968

  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
  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 thin
  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 m
  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
  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
  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?
  14. Thanks for your info. In this case, I think I better stick with the OEM oil. Possibly change the oil during my next service which should improve the performance.
  15. I have recently heard that there is an upgrade tiptronic gearbox oil/fluid available in the market which should give a better response for the Tip box. Does this really work? Have anyone tried before? I am interested to learn as I have realized that the tip at high revs seems not responding as good when compares to mid to low range revs. Thx
  16. Thx, this is a good suggestion. I will search for the intake to see. Thankyou
  17. Guys, One of my friend is urgently seeking for a set of Piston Rings for his 2006 997 C2S. I have been searching from the internet but found basically nothing so far. Can someone help by providing me some internet site which I can order quickly for him and arrange shipping within short period? Thankyou
  18. Recently I have been thinking of an exhaust system upgrade for my 2005 997 C2S which I have been driving for quite some time. Can any of you guy help by suggestion on this issue? My 997 is basically standard apart from a set of BBS forged wheels. I am hunting for something that product nicer sound plus hopefully better flow and performance. Any experience and suggestions on where to shop, please reply.
  19. I painted these in red and black myself by buying the silver emblem.
  20. Thanks for your advise and info. Does this stuff glue on the body panel and can be remove kind of without leaving marks just in case? Thx Eric
  21. I know how it feels. I used to have a 1998 996 3.4 which I think had the highest risk for IMS failure. I had the car for 2+ years and luckily no problem at all. Then I switched to a 997.1 with 3.8L engine which also some claim with IMS problem still there. I have decided to leave this behind and enjoy the car as much as I can. I think we should not worry too much about this. If it will happen, it will and we should not keep worrying and loose fun having the car.
  22. Hi Guys, My rear lid "Carrera" badge's sticker is kind of loosing with the sticky part, in order to repair it, I guess I will need to replace the sticker part, I know the whole emblem is available but as my badge is not damage, I would like to simply replace the sticker in between the emblem and the lid. Does anyone know whether this pre-cut double sided sticker is available and where can I buy them? Thank you Eric
  23. Dear All, I have a 997-1 2005 C2S Tiptronic model which I find steering wheel downshifting rather difficult. Over the pass few weeks I have been thinking of adding a paddle shifter kit onto the original steering, since it is just a matter of having a button to send electronic signal possibly using the original buttons on the steering wheel. Now I have been shopping for these shifter, may I ask 1st if any has done this before? Or if anyone knows there might a a shifter kit available for sale which can be modified and attach to the back of my original 1 gen steering wheel. Thank you
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