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Posts posted by moondoggy

  1. 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 wear if car has been raced (not sure if DE and/or "tracked" included in that defintion). Suggest you ask them for a copy of one of their invoices to read their "fine print."

  2. 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 problem for them.) The AS2s have 45k warranty which is 45k miles for Costco and, since won't be rotating again, 22.5k miles for Michelin.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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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