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Everything posted by moondoggy

  1. The previous rears were PS2s and I've replaced them with AS2s. Alignment is fine. The AS2s on our 05 BMW 325 work well. Thanks.
  2. My Verizon phone charger is too narrow and too long for the short, fat cigarette lighter opening in my 2000 C2. They suggest internet, electronic stores, etc., for adapter and/or generic fatter, shorter charger. Anyone have same problem and found a solution? Thanks.
  3. I have same AS Plus on our 05 325i convertible and haven't heard any excessive noise. Just drove the 996 at 70 mph and heard routine noise upon acceleration but when took foot off accelerator at 70 to drift, didn't hear any tire noise. Need to test again with more air in tires.
  4. Yes, they're mounted on the car but the drive home yesterday with top down didn't give me opportunity to check for new noise vs wear bar PS2 noise. I'll check the noise level with top up at interstate speed. Thanks and I'll let you know the results. Although, at my age, my hearing isn't what it was 10 year ago. Maybe that's a good thing, not being able to hear some noises. If indeed I do notice a new unacceptable tire noise, I'll also try driving the car with more air/nitrogen in the tires (mabye 40-44 psi vs 36) to determine if noise the same. Also, Costco has a disclaimer to warranty w
  5. Need to correct tire designation: they're Michelin Pilot Sport AS Plus.
  6. My problem resolved. Michelin told me that if I got only 10k miles on the rear 20k-miles-warranted PS2s, that's to be expected for the Porsche and since don't rotate front and rear, 10k is their warranty. (An expensive $260 tire for 10k miles.) Costco warranty is 20k miles without exception, so since the tires were at wear bar, they gave me 50% credit towards new tires. I bought 2 Michelin AS2s and kept the good PS2s up front. Michelin's attitude unfortunately, would've lost this customer had Costco not come through with their warranty. (I appreciate that one customer lost isn't a proble
  7. It's a C2 and thanks for the info. Assume your experience is with mixing same manufacturer only. Maybe one reason dealers and tirerack are telling me no is that I didn't empahasize a C2.
  8. Currently have PS2s (N3) on 2000 C2; live in central VA. Rears are at wear bar; fronts like new. I would like to replace rear PS2s with all seasons. Porsche dealers and websites like tirerack.com have same answer to replacing rear PS2s with michelin all seasons which is shouldn't do it. Car is not raced or tracked. Any experience with mixing michelins. Thanks.
  9. Thought I read somewhere to check coolant level cold and that's when I have the low reading. Checked it hot this time but found level where it's supposed to be, so no distilled needed afterall. Appears I jumped the gun. Thanks again.
  10. Thanks Maurice and JFP for quick replies and yes, I read the DIY. I didn't know if the pentosin pentofrost G12 was porsche or after market. And, since appears I need less than a quart, will do the distilled water. Good info again.
  11. 2000 carrera2 w/56k miles. Is the antifreeze brand in the DIY tutorial recommended for my car? I'm a little low and need to bring level up to the MIN mark. No leaks or overheating. Is there a generic brand that can be bought at car store? Also, since I'm going to add a little bit, mix 50-50? and, use distilled water?
  12. How frequently is it recommended the coolant be flushed on 996 motors. My maintenance manual from internet source and surprisingly doesn't mention coolant. Thanks.
  13. Tried to replace filter Sat but only able to get car as high as jack stands and 4x4s under wheels, precluding reaching filter through hoses. Unless other advice, will have to get to garage with lift. My problem with 2 dealers probably due to breakdown in communication when I identified my car as a "2000 carrera2" and they only heard "2002." Thanks again for all. Walt M.
  14. This is maybe unbelieveable since both sources are porsche dealers. I'll have to call them again tomorrow and hold on to the filter from the west coast dealer. I don't have original owners manual for maintenance but have an internet printout that says to change the filter at 60k miles. Assume your input is based on the owners manual also. Thanks and more to come.
  15. Update on the "noise" in the tranny, notwithstanding what the dealer thinks. (They found a used tranny with 97k miles on it and will install it for $5.5k--no thanks anyway.) Still driving the car and am coming to conclusion that there's no problem afterall. Thanks for the input. I'm simply going to continue to enjoy driving the car and not worry about it.
  16. Topic title is part mailed to me from west coast porsche dealer/parts supplier for my 2000 carrera2/nonturbo. My intent was to replace the fuel filter with renntech assistance, assuming that with 55k miles, the fuel filter needed replacing. Called local VA dealers just to find out their cost for labor and both told me my car's fuel filter is integral to gas tank and, therefore, not replaceable (have to drop gas tank, etc.). Is my problem simply that I have to mail the part back and don't have to bother with replacing the fuel filter unless there are performance problems, which there aren't
  17. Should've provided his name and phone earlier. Hank Ware, PPI inspector, 2814136829
  18. Thanks Loren. Dealer wants one hour at $120 which is too much and not worth it.
  19. Car is 2000 C2 manual tranny. Currently, I lock doors manually via dashboard button after getting into car. If car has auto door locks, can this be a DIY?
  20. Have you tried nonethenol gas. Understand that it's better for all internal combustion machines.
  21. For those PCA members, an earlier this year PANORAMA magazine had article explaining how to professionally DIY for calipers any color desired. Instructions included baking the first painting of the calipers in the oven. This procedures obviously includes removing them and the car out of commision for 2 days.
  22. Dealer confirmed pinion gear/bearing but not a major problem in that as long as I can deal with the noise (which is louder with the hard top on but radio at normal volume eliminates it), drive the car, and that's what I'm doing. Dealer's mechanic referred me to an Oklahoma company, name I forgot, for used trannys. Anyone have experience with an OK company for used trannys?
  23. A belated congrats on your 996. Mine is a 2000 C2 cabrio bought from a TX dealer. Suggest keep a record of all the maintenance/tires/etc., done on the car, no matter DIY or shop. Some porschephiles (myself excluded) even keep records of every gallon of gas. I live in central VA and we have a few gas stations that have nonethenol gas and I buy it when I'm in the area because it's supposed to be good for any internal combustion machine. Enjoy the experience and drive.
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