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The Beanster

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  • Present cars
    2007 Turbo
    2011 Turbo S
    2014 Cayenne Diesel
  • Future cars
    Acura NSX
  • Former cars
    2008 MX-5
    2007 GT3

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  1. I'm about to replace the driver's side radiator on the 2007 Turbo. The o-rings on the coolant hoses look ok but I'd like to replace them any how. Of course, Porsche only sells the whole hose with the o-rings. They don't have just the o-rings alone. Does anyone know what these o-rings are made of? Perhaps McMaster would have a comparable replacement but I'd like to order it with the right material.
  2. I have the same problem as the OP. Would someone be kind enough to point out where the starter is located on the 997.1 Turbo engine block?
  3. In your experience, how often is hydro locking happening because of a failed AOS?
  4. My 997.2 TT makes a "hooting" kind of harmonic from the engine area. It is most obvious at idle and when lifting off the brake (coasting from idle). I had the AOS replaced a year ago and thst solved the issue but it's making this sound again. Is it common for the AOS to go bad so quickly? Is this sound a symptom of an AOS that is in any way damaging the cats?
  5. I was finishing up the interim service on my CD and noted that one of the service items on the maintenance schedule is to read out the soot mass particulate filter. I have a Durametric tool but don't see this variable. And if I can find it, I'd need to know what is acceptable. Called the dealer and they never even heard of doing this during a service visit. Typical dealer... they got a bit nasty and very short with me on the phone when I asked and mentioned I was doing my own work. Getting so sick of Porsche in general... love the car, hate the company, loathe the dealers.
  6. As part of routine maintenance, I ran a Durametric short test on my .1TT and found a couple of errors. I reset the error codes and took it for a good drive. When I came back, I still had this code.... C144 Communication CDR (display). I've searched online and have no idea what is causing this. Any suggestions?
  7. Not matter what I try, I cant get the new dust shields onto my calipers. It is absolutely driving me nuts. What's the secret to getting these things on?
  8. Hey Loren, Thanks for the help but this link only discusses one of the two fluids in the front diff. There are two fill holes and two drain holes in the front differential assembly. The front is for the diff and the rear is for the clutch packs. The link is specific to the front half of the diff. But what about the second half? The replacement fill plugs and drain plugs are sold in two's... Oil Filler Screw - 900 124 013 01 (sold as a set of two) Oil Drain Plug - 900 124 014 01 (sold as a set of two) The PET diagram shows two drains and one fill hole though. So its more confusing now. Any thoughts on the second half of the front diff?
  9. Coming back for more information. It's been a while. Anyhow, there are two fill holes and two drain holes. The front is for the clutches in the diff and the rear is for the clutches. How often should the clutch pack fluid be replaced and what is the replacement fluid?
  10. DIY: 997.1 Steering Wheel Swap to 997.2 Sport Design Here's a little PDF file explaining how I swapped my old Multi-Function steering wheel with the newer 997.2 Sport Design wheel. Much thanks to Carl Mott at Isringhausen for the help and the sweet price! Enjoy Steering Wheel.pdf Author The Beanster Category Carrera (997-1) - Mods Submitted 12/21/2014 01:55 PM Updated 07/22/2016 06:15 AM
  11. Here's a little PDF file explaining how I swapped my old Multi-Function steering wheel with the newer 997.2 Sport Design wheel. Much thanks to Carl Mott at Isringhausen for the help and the sweet price! Enjoy Steering Wheel.pdf
  12. Getting ready to replace the plugs on my .2TT next week. Any one know the torque spec and the gap on the plugs? Thanks!
  13. I'm more familiar with these seats and the adaptive sport seats than any man should be. I can tell you that there is no easy way to raise either type of seat. However, you might gain a 1/2" in height on your seats simply by pulling up the bottom cushion and putting some extra padding under it. You'll need some velcro to do this right/safely. I would recommend replacing your seats with the adaptive sport seats if you really need the height. Even at the lowest setting, the AS seats are higher than the GT3 style seats you have.
  14. Any DIY's out there for changing the front diff fluid?
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