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    Porsche 996 C2 S 2004
  1. Yours is a C2, so you won’t have the known issues caused by a split tank that the C4 has, however there are a few anomalies with the readings for fuel which are well discussed if you do a search. If you have a handbook and follow the rule of thumb they advise you shouldn’t have any problems, if you do, your sender might be at fault. Fill up as soon as possible after the warning light comes on, and don’t try and squeeze every last ounce into the tank once the fill nozzle knocks itself off. The fuel gauge indicator gives an estimate of mileage left not an accurate figure and if you only put a
  2. Few issues here I feel I have to comment on. Firstly, the yellow mayo stuff at the top of your oil filler pipe is a red herring. They all do that, caused usually by a build up of condensation at the top of the pipe during cold/humid weather or when the car is only used for short journeys. It will probably be less evident during the summer months in a dry climate. Check your water, if there's any oil in that, start to worry. Water in your engine will most likely be identified by plumes of steam exiting your exhaust pipes! Secondly, oil pressure gauges fluctuate, they all do it. Mine is at 4
  3. Have you done this yet as i'm fitting the second cubby in mine this weekend, Pics would also be cool and an explaination how you wired it...
  4. They all do it mate, don't worry about it, you've just got a bit of the classic "porsche paranoia" Ask your mechanic next time it's in for a service. If it reads 0 and you have a warning light on then start to worry, otherwise, enjoy! :)
  5. Yep! Plus one on this one! My wind shield has a number of stone chips and has a sand blasted appearance in certain lighting conditions. No amount of cleaning makes any difference and my Mercedes C220 was even worse! Must be a German car trait! The solution for me will eventually be to repace the screen as the roads over here in the UK mean that before long I'll have a cracked wind shield and will be able to then have it replaced under my insurance scheme. The excess is usually only about 50 UK pounds and it doesn't affect your no claims bonus... :beer:
  6. Thanks PorscheFever, and welcome to the forum! I’ve still not had the car in for its promised service and check over so I’m none the wiser, but me and a few buddies have come to a similar conclusion. It’s got to be either the cable or possibly the shift tip selector lever which, I think, is part of or near to the gearbox? Or at least attached to it in some way…And has been highlighted as a problem before… I hope you sort your problem soon, and let us know on here maybe? I’ll be sure to post a full run down of the solution when I’ve done the deed. Best wishes, Gus… :thankyou:
  7. Ah I see, for some reason, it has been suggested that this is not normal by a few people over here in the UK. I hadn't noticed it before, and thought perhaps it should only rise if the system was OVER pressurized, possibly highlighting a problem. If Loren says it's normal, thats good enough for me. I will question my friendly UK forum members for some clarification on this one! I will drive it happily this weekend and as usual, keep an eye on my temperatures and fluid levels. Many thanks for your help everyone. :thankyou:
  8. Hi everyone, Quick question, I've recently noticed that the black plunger type relief valve (the one with a sort of spring clip on it) located just forward of the water reservoir cap on my 2004 C2 tiptronic appears to rise when the engine is at normal running temperature (as if open) and falls back down again when it's cooled down. I'm not losing any water (that I can see anyway) the car has no visible leaks and never goes higher than 82 degrees on the temperature gauge. I'm led to believe that this shouldn't be happening and am not sure if it is safe to drive this weekend. My water leve
  9. Thanks very much RFM for that info BUT I’ve been told that the shift was re designed for the later cars and there isn’t any rectangular box on the side from about 02 onwards. However If I find that there is one I will surely update the post and carry out the service. Once again, thank you for your input…. :thankyou:
  10. Hey there Dirtydonki! The reality here is that as yet I've done nothing about it, apart from change my shifting style to get the car to do what I want every time, which is positively engage in each position on the gate. This isn't an ideal fix but till I actually determine what the problem is I can't really give an answer here…it's such an uncommon problem (I too have had problems finding any relevant posts). My next move will be to clean and freshly lubricate the lever and all moving parts under the shift cover then attempting to lubricate the cable. Currently I suspect this is being
  11. I’m afraid they all over read speed but only by a fraction. They are meant to for reasons touched upon above (so I've been told) Personally, I wouldn’t worry about it. Just look at your sat nav if you want a more accurate speed but why would you? As for tyres, whatever the stock size is for the wheels that came with the car, assuming that the wheels are original to that car are the ones you should stick with. That’s what years and years of research finally settled on and in a car capable of post 150 mile an hour speeds you’re only risking killing yourself if you start meddling with the s
  12. Might be worth checking that the mirror is seated correctly in its housing. If the lugs holding it in have popped out in some way the mechanism might think it’s fully returned when it hasn’t. But now that I’m saying it, would it allow you to adjust it further if it had popped out? Not sure…
  13. We've seen these here in the UK and discussed them at length including a survey to see how many people like them! Checkout this post on 911uk.com and see what you think. http://www.911uk.com...pic.php?t=60470 You can also get a modified version to accomodate the headlight washers. If you study the pictures where they've been fitted to pre and post facelift cars it is clear to me that they look daft on pre facelift (996.1) cars as the mould clearly follows the design on the 996.2 facelift cars and the pre facelift design is different. ( IE the indicators particularly look obscured by th
  14. After 1600 miles of driving since purchase the symptoms have now changed slightly. The starting issue (or lack of cranking) still happens but not as often. Now when moving the shift from drive to reverse, the dashboard light makes a clear positive move to R, but the gear does not seem to engage and no beep from the parking sensors, this happens mainly if I do it slowly, the shift seems to be in the correct position but the car fails to engage Reverse, presumably remaining in N (the next nearest position that it goes through to reach R) Occasionally the “in-between gears” or something, wa
  15. Thanks Den, on reflection i'm pretty sure it wont let me go into reverse from neutral, (I didnt try that because I was afraid of forcing something, it seems alien to go from N to R without my foot on the brake in any instance! Habit I guess!) My point was that you could get into N from D or R without the brake depressed. That alone was what i wasn't sure about... Thanks a million for all your help, kingd regards Gus... :thankyou:
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