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  1. I think we misunderstand each other here I was refering to factory parts and not aftermarket _Factory standard exhaust have a single exhaust pipe coming to the tips ( per side of course) with the option to have the oval exhaust tips in chrome for the Carrera or a dual exhaust tip for the Carrera S, option being also to have it chromed for the carrera S _The Porsche Sport Exhaust ( orignial porsche not aftermarket ) has dual exhaust pipe ( per side so 4 in total ) + the dual exhaust tips ( per side) this is what I have on my car Anyway the factory PSE can be recognized easily by the 2 d
  2. PSE = 2 exhaust pipe coming to the exhaust tips Standard = 1 exhaust pipe coming to dual or single exhaust tips
  3. I have been through low voltage symptoms like windows not closing fully when the door is closed, slow cranking I am sure you have done that already, but what about charging the battery for one night, if you notice a difference you know that you either have an alternator or a cable to change
  4. Hi Rik, Your post sounds exactly like what happened to me, my 997 C4S tiptronic was always serviced wtih 5W50 at Porsche ( 137 000 KM) At the last service, I had to change Porsche garage due to schedule issues and I noticed they put Castrol 0W40 ( approved oil...) Shortly after, 1 month, I got the ticking noise and it got louder and louder on the right bank 4-5-6 , an oil consumption of 1L every 1000 KM, normally I was doing 1L every 6 to 7000 KM+ a lot of carbon black on the left exhaust I went back to the garage that did the service ( knowing damned well what happened after reading th
  5. I looked up the mufflers reference number on Porsche.com, they are indeed different on the 96.05 and the 97.01 engines and that probably because of the exit pipe, I am not sure that the exit diameter would be smaller it is probably centered differently due to the different tail pipe design Cats have the same ref numbers for the 2 engines, therefore the inlet pipe will be the same diameter, also the connecting sleeve has the same ref number... and both engine can have the XLF ( Porsche Sport Exhaust ) as optional, and for this there is only one type of muffler ( actually 3 references for the d
  6. Hi, Please find pictures of the tools First is the Socket insert tool number 300 then is the socket tool number 14 Third is the extension bar tool number 15 I am quite sure that these are Hazet tools and you probably can find them on their website sparkplugtools.doc
  7. I don't believe that the special tools are necessary, but If you want I will send you the pictures ( I am in the office right now... :renntech: ) The socket is standard, The socked insert, is strange, I guess it is acting like a small extension to put on the plug side as the plug tubes are long and you don't have the space to insert a long socket in one go as you have the muffler holders on the other side The extension bar is special, it has a barrel connection, instead of a square one, I guess it is to avoid the usage of a cardan and therefore gain space and be able to have the right torqu
  8. Quick update to all, RFM was right, 99733104301 had play in it , you can feel it when the part is removed from car I changed them on both sides, the problem is now solved Thanks again
  9. No need to remove the muffler for the spark plugs, you just need the right tools, It is off course easier without, and it will be a bit of torture Below is the extract from the Porsche Manual, I bought a spark plug wrench with an integrated cardan shaft at Autozone, it needs to be in 3/8 and you need a 3/8 extension too, there is little space in there, you will understand when you will start Also, I did change the spark plugs at half the advised KM ( 45 000 KM) just to be sure, there were really looking good, like new...and there was absolutely no difference in fuel efficiency or engine
  10. You are reading in mind, though I still have a smile on my face despite the bad stories, I cannot get to the idea of driving something else, you know "cars with the engine in the wrong place", the front... I will see how it goes, maybe I make friends again with my C4S with a new engine
  11. I am going through the same story My differential is new as changed with the tiptronic under guarantee My sway bar links and bushes are new The transaxle ( I guess you mean the main cardan shaft between rear and front), has been replaced by Porsche without asking, as they have seen that the rubber spacer was worn, After all that the noise is still there I tend to think that most people don't care that is why it is seldomly reported I also heard the dual mass flywheel story, and that 1 car out of 5 does this without known reason I will be changing the control arms ( not the coffin one t
  12. Thanks RFM, I know about the longitudinal move on the rear ones ( about 3 to 4 cm move), but on the AWD 911 the front CV hardly have play The left one would have 1 mm where as the right side would have around 5mm The difference with the rear is that you hear this "Clonck Clonck" everytime you move the CV shaft, on the rear ones you feel that the movement is dampened by grease in the CV joint, it must be a different system Hence my question: is this normal ? My rear potential CV issue is all different, I hear a slight clonk when I give gas, the same noise can be reproduced when I lift up th
  13. Hi Everyone, Since I started to learn about CV joints ( see previous post), I tested the rear ones too as I get a light "click" whenever I give gas When I move the wheel and put my hand on the inner CV joint, I do fell that the noise comes from the joint but the differential is just behind and it is not very clear, the differential is new as I got my tiptronic changed recently, also there seems to be no play between the joint and the shaft, see attached video Do you think it is time to renew them, my car is 85 000 Miles, or is this normal The other side seem to be also making noise but the
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