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    2005 Porsche 911 Carrerra (997)
  1. I am going to move my 997 from Texas to Indiana on a U-Haul 'Auto Transport' trailer. I am concerned about low-ground clearance of car and getting it on the trailer. U-Haul has instructions, but wonder if anyone has experience and tips for best practices. Also, since I will be new to snowy climate, looking for recommendations for all-season and/or snow tires. Thanks
  2. Seeking advice on buying Cayenne for daily driver in Midwest. Turbo is out - too much $. Is 'S' worth the extra $? Is V6 adequately powered? What options are 'musts haves?' Can someone recommend a good, comprehensive review for the 08? Thanks
  3. Porsche dealer says that Porsche recommends five (5) V-rated (?) tires for 997. Which one is the most quiet? Thanks
  4. If I disconnect the negative terminal to my battery that will 'disconnect' power to the car. When I start it again, what happens? Does dealer have to reset anything or is car (electrical systems) back to normal? Thanks
  5. Dealer say its o.k. to disconnect battery for 2-3 months, but will then require a 're-set' of the electrical system by dealer (100 miles away). Has anyone done this? Potential damage to electrical system, if any? Cost to 're-set' system? Alternative is to use charger. What's best? Thanks.
  6. Seeking information on changing out brake fluid myself. How difficult? Needed tools? Have seen brake fluid siphons in several catalogs. Do these work? I have done oil & filter, & air filter, so think I should be able to do this level of maintenance. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks
  7. O.K. Thanks for advice. My plan is to: Battery maintainer Tires @ 50 lb. Full tank of gas
  8. If batter is removed from 997 for extended period of time (2-4 months) does this cause any damage to auto's electrical systems? At reinstallation, when must be done to re-set all the systems that have been discontinued? Is is better to use charger? Thanks
  9. For those of you who have used the Porsche manufactured battery maintainer that plugs into the lighter socket: The wire from the charger to the lighter plug is a smaller diameter that the wire from the charger to the power source. Because of this, it appears that it would be better to leave the charger outside the car and run the smaller diameter wiring into car via bottom edge of door. What's your advice? By the way, one post on this subject noted a notch/indentation in the rubber weather strip along the door bottom to accommodate the charger's wire, but I see no such thing on my '05 997 driver's door. Any comments? Thanks
  10. Any suggestions for car cover for indoor storage? My garage is former cow barn (for real) and it not airtight. Lots of dust. Thanks
  11. Am going to be storing my '05 997 for 60 - 90 days. Have just ordered Porsche battery maintainer (Sunset $105). Assume it plugs into cigarette lighter, not power outlet in passenger foot well. It this correct? Also, how do you run cord into car - crack window? Any input would be welcome. Thanks
  12. Just did this on my '05. Some important tips below: There is NO bolt. Once you remove end of large air intake hose, you pull the entire air clearer house UP, with a BIG tug, and the entire unit pulls out. Also, the 7 screws holding the two-part housing together are NOT phillips head, but look like a torx (???). I happened to have the right size of flat head screwdriver that fit into the torx opening so I could screw in/out. I was lucky I had something that fit. Filter itself goes in easily, but be sure it is SEATED. I used a blunt flat head screwdriver to press filter edge into housing - ENTIRELY around the OUTSIDE edge. Just setting it in the housing did NOT seat it. I also spent about 10 minutes cleaning the outside of the housing. While doing this, I cleaned what appeared to be stretched SILK on one end of the underside of housing. I used a VERY SOFT detail brush to do this and a good deal of grit-like debris came off. I did this at 5,500 miles. Not much dust in filter from the looks of it, but when I banged the used filter in the sunlight, a lot of dust came out. the entire process took me about 45 minutes, but that includes a lot of time sorting the process out and the cleaning. If I did it for a lving, I could probably do it in 10 minutes. Hope this helps
  13. (I put this on the 996 Forum in error.) I have 2005 911 with chocolate brown leather interior and vinyl sun visors. Can the vinyl sun visors be replaced with leather sun visors? How much? Best source? Do the leather sun visors have stickers all over them like the vinyl? If so, can they be removed? Thanks
  14. I want to get this sorted out before I order parts, tools, etc., so a few questions: Does the car need to be level to properly change the oil and filter, or can the rear end be up on low profile ramps? If it has to be level & I don't have a lift, is there enough room under the car to remove the drain plug & filter? (I would be doing on my back under car.) If it has to be up on the low profile ramps, do you get complete drainage? Thanks
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