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Everything posted by A34735

  1. http://stuttcars.com/technical/option-codes/997.1/ This site has a complete list of option codes. I can't see how to convert this to a pdf on my ipad (intuitive on my old PC!) FWIW, an awful lot related to leather trim,
  2. I found the same when I swapped my 996 for a 997. Dealer said the key in door cabrio retract was deleted for the 997. I can't remember why....
  3. I'm embarassed to show only 16K on my 2007 C2S. But that's 5K more than when I got it 3 months ago.
  4. My dealer service manager is a veteran P guy (Gunther at Porsche of Fremont) I trust implicitly, so I doubt he's full of crap. But I have ignored his blessing and keep the revs below 4K till the oil is hot. But if oil temp is what really matters, ditch the water temp gauge and bring back volts. Having oil temp and pressure close would also be better ergonomics...
  5. As the bearing cannot easily be upgraded, removing the rear seal will allow continuous splash lubrication by the sump oil, eliminating the "trapped oil breakdown" pathway to bearing failure. We have several customers running this way with no problems. Hi JFP in PA, I believe my engine has the IMS version that requires splitting the case to access it. Can you say if just prising off the cover (to allow splash lube) is a realistic option for me? As always, with thanks in advance, Nigel Yes, but it requires doing nearly all the work required to do an IMS bearing swap on an earlier car.
  6. My first Porsche was a 1999 C2 cabrio, 300 hp, bought in 2010 with 64K miles for $24.5K. It was just the base model, came with a lovely matching hard-top. And though 11 years old it was immaculate, inside and out, full dealer service history. In fact smelt and sounded 'newer' than most new cars. For 3 yrs it was my 90 miles/day commuter car: the thought of driving it helped get me out of bed at 545am, really! Then at 115K I had a mishap avoiding a deer, and wrote the car off. I topped up the insurance payment ($21.5K, thank you State Farm!) and got a 2007 997.1 C2S 6-speed manual cabrio, 11.5
  7. As the bearing cannot easily be upgraded, removing the rear seal will allow continuous splash lubrication by the sump oil, eliminating the "trapped oil breakdown" pathway to bearing failure. We have several customers running this way with no problems. Hi JFP in PA, I believe my engine has the IMS version that requires splitting the case to access it. Can you say if just prising off the cover (to allow splash lube) is a realistic option for me? As always, with thanks in advance, Nigel
  8. Isn't this a well-known 'issue' for GT3s? I'm sure I heard there's a cable in the driver door that harmonizes around 3000 rpm (I think it was most pronounced at 3300 rpm). BTW I'm a 996/997.1 driver, so a large sack of salt might be advisable!
  9. Thanks again JFP.If memory serves (I'm away from the shop at the moment), the C102 may indicate that a controller needs to be reset or possibly replaced. This cannot be done with the Durametric, it needs a PIWIS.
  10. JFP, Silver TT and Spiffyjiff, Thanks for your answers - I'm reassured the dealer likely didn't mess with the logs! And another question: I've a persistent 'C102 Seat Memory CAN Single Wire (Comfort)' error code? (This is a 2007 997.1 C2S cabrio). Which might be something real, as the seat memory buttons don't seem to behave the same as they did on my old 996 (even after reading the manual) With thanks in advance, Nigel
  11. My Enthusiast Durametic cable arrived last night: I wanted to check the over rev history, if there was any. Surprisingly (to me at least!), IR1 and IR2 had a few events, but nothing in IR3-IR6. The car is a 2007 997.1 C2S cabrio, had 11,400 mileson it when I got it a month ago. Questions are: 1 is no over revs in IR3-IR6 suspicious of someone having gone in and cleaned up the log file? (This came from a P-dealer whom I don't fully trust...) 2 any ideas where I can find a PDF list of all the codes and some idea of how to interpret them? As always, with thanks in advance, Nigel
  12. Hoping someone out there knows the answer to this one. I'm the lucky new owner of a 997 C2S cabrio, without satnav, with Sport Chrono Plus package. Though I can find references to ability to change some functions (like the lights off delay), can't for the life of me find the menu tree for these preferences. Is there an ALT-CNTRL-SHFT-DEL equivalent I need to know about? With thanks in advance...Nigel
  13. This wasn't In Livermore, CA was it? Sounded eerily similar to my experience: won a free valet at a PCA event. When I picked the car up the OBC was fried: they wanted $3700 to fix it! I got PCNA involved, and it was eventually resolved satisfactorily.
  14. Blue, 6 speed manual (I miss the tiptronic!). Lightly loaded - though the heated seats are great in the morning with the top down...These are beautiful cars!
  15. Thanks for all your good replies. Turned out I found a 2007 Cabrio S with only 11,000miles. CPO'ed for another 18 months, and I added a warranty for 6 years/100K....so feeling good. Amazing improvement of the 2007 Cabrio C2S over the 1999 Cabrio C2... And thanks again for all the good advice, Nigel
  16. Hi there, I totalled my 996 (avoiding a deer) on Monday, have just been to see a lovely 997.1 C4 Manual Cabriolet as potential replacement. It's 2006, has only 15000 miles on it. The local Porsche dealer gave it a clean PPI, looks like new to me. Are there any issues with such a low mileage car? Should I consider the L&N IMS retrofit? I'm guessing my 996 hard-top won't fit on the 997....can anyone confirm? All advice will be much appreciated. With thanks in advance, Nigel
  17. Added 12 Feb 2013.Now at 103K. Still going strong....
  18. Touch wood...echoes my experience. My 13 year old 996 feels newer/tighter than any other car I've had. Sure it costs a bit more to maintain, but I, like Steve, seem to have been lucky so far. Or maybe not luck, just those Germans really do know how to make cars...
  19. She sounds special... :clapping: Even after 27 years together, she certainly is! :thankyou: Now 16 months later, I'm at 91,000 miles. At 75K I bit the bullet and had the L&N IMS upgrade installed (by Porsche of Fremont, who I trust completely. Unlike another local rascal...). They also replaced the RMS and a couple of other parts that could only be done with the engine out. But hand on crotch (touch wood!) the car is still purring like a Swiss sewing machine. I drive as fast as I can whenever it's safe to do so (which is not often, I have no wish to endanger fellow road-users)
  20. Ive added 10K to the '63K on it when bought in Sep 2011. Changed the oil 3 X since then. Still seems to running very well. Blackstone oil report came back clean, but dealer thinks water tank is leaking - levels haven't changed to my eys, nor has temperature increased... Will post again if and when I get to 83K... I'm now lulled into a sense of security (4/5 experts - Porsche Dealers, independent repair shops - have advised they wouldn't do the IMS upgrade to their own cars at similar timepoints, mileages. So I'm going to keep plugging away... PS my missus called me a 'race-car driving, sky
  21. (as the idiot who lost a bit of plastic tubing in the engine)...I'd go with the 'do not drive' recommendation. The tow cost can be claimed from your insurer. Whatever the ultimate cause, driving this one to the garage is only likely to make it worse...take the tow!
  22. Thank you everyone...especially 'JFP in PA' Had the car towed to Kahler's. They put a scope down the dipstick tube, couldn't see the missing piece. Dropped the pan, and got it! I felt (and am) stupid, but felt better once I got behind the wheel to drive home. Moral of this story? A good chunk of my maintenance expenses have are self-induced. I'm going to stop worrying and stick to driving. Will post the Blackstone results when they're back. Thanks again..... :D
  23. Folks, I've lost a piece of plastic tube in the oil system. Here's why and how... Why? My 996 is 12 years old, I worry about the IMS. I heard having the oil tested might reveal early wear of the IMS bearings (elevated copper, I think). So I ordered a test kit from Blackstone How? The Blackstone kit needs about 3oz/100mL. If the oil isn't collected during a change, they suggest poking a tube down the dipstick holder, and aspirating the oil with a syringe. I got the tube in about 2.5 feet, then felt some resistance: but I managed to push through, and get some oil out. But: when I wit
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