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USMC_DS1 replied to USMC_DS1's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)As an FYI for others... 16mm bolt on the back of the tensioner pulley can be tighten as you torque the 24mm socket of the tensioner pulley to solve this issue. I used a stubby 16mm open box wrench to accomplish this by wedging it against the tensioner arm. Apply Just enough torque to get it from freely turning on it's own.
Started a DIY to replace my water pump today. Got the airbox out and was about to remove my s-belt. Used a 24mm socket to crack right on the tensioner pulley and that's the problem... it did not move over and loosen the play of the s-belt. In fact, it just turns left and/or right w/o moving the pulley at all. Felt behind the pulley and found a nut to tighten from behind but could not get any of my openbox wrenches to fit in that tight space. Need some shorter wrenches to get in there... Looks like a 16mm(someone please confirm) but wondering if anyone else ran into this issue re the t-pulley and if it's just a matter of tightening(is there a proper torque setting) the front and back(nut and screw) or do I need to be mindful of something... BTW, I replaced my s-belt last year. The tensioner worked properly then... so wondering if I may have cracked on it too hard previously and loosen it... hope it's not a stripped issue. Car is an '08 997.1S with 51K miles. On a side note: I couldn't find my mechanics extending mirror... had to brake into my wife's make-up bag for a small mirror to get back there. You guess it... she came out to check on me and caught me with her "compact" inside the engine compartment. Not a good day for the weekend mechanic.
Let us know how it goes... I intend to do the same soon. Some don't like SS lines because you cannot see wearing of the hose under the SS braids... I just replace them every 50k miles anyways as a preventative measure vs. waiting for one to fail/leak on my prior cars.
USMC_DS1 replied to Flint's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I do my own maintenance for the most part. For example, oil change every 3k miles or 5-6 months... whichever is 1st. I'll have the dealer perform maintenance like the oil changed based on the standard Porsche maintenance schedule... at 24k and 60k miles just to have them inspect for anything I may have missed during my own maintenance jobs. It also helps with prospective p-car owners to show them dealer service records. For those who are really OCD about maintenance I'll share the frequent and numerous service items I've taken care off above and beyond the standard Porsche schedule such as spark plugs, air filter, coils, brake flush, engine coolant flush, etc.
This is normal... I look forward to it now.
Two of my Classics have some rash... I'm considering black powder coat. Cost the same as fixing(color matching) two wheels.