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About boeykew

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    996 Carrera4 3.6 Tiptronic S
  1. Thank you. I meanwhile ordered the microswitch assembly and got a proper tool for the 8mm special fasteners holding the lock. Indeed using a 6 mm Torx (T40) is tempting but it is loose fit and I imagine you cannot transmit a lot of torque. One more question: what is the best product to restore the original seal between the door and the foam waterproofing membrane between doorframe and door panel? Some sort of glue or a silicone bead? Grds...
  2. On my 996 C4 one of the door micro-switches must be faulty as when I open the door, the window opens correctly with 1cm, but when the door is open and releasing the exterior door handle the windows moves up again, which complicates the closing of the door as the upper part of the window enters in conflict with the rubber seal in the roof. During a ride on a bumpy road ( famous Belgian concrete slab b-roads) the electronics do intermittently and randomly move the window up and down with 1cm, quite annoying. I removed the door panel, but the access to the exterior door handle and the door lock w
  3. Many thanks for the constructive feedback. First sensible explanation of what Calcium batteries are. Thanks for that! Got a new battery and new (revised) alternator. Read the 997 DiY alternator replacement on this site first and was apprehensive about the amount of stuff that has to be removed before accessing the alternator. Well not on a 996: took me one hour and 15 min to replace both. Straight forward. Now I notice the difference: althought the old battery was not faulty ( no shot circuit in one of the cells) the starting power (revs made by the start motor) is much higher. The battery
  4. Many thanks, the alternator is equipped with a simple straight pulley, so it must be the alternator or regulator. I'll take it out and have it exchanged. There is a specialized shop in our village and you can swap a faulty alternator for a reconditioned one for less then 100€. Maybe I change the battery too. 6 yrs is already something for a lead-acid battery. They now offer "Calcium-calcium" batteries, without lead. Anybody any experience? Grz...
  5. The voltmeter from my 996 3.6C4 Tiptronic. from 2002 shows since 3 weeks a strange behavior. The engine starts easily when cold in the morning, the voltmeter indicating 12,5V before cranking the engine, when it runs warm it indicates nearly 14V. Once warm and at idle the voltmeter stabilizes slightly below 13,5V. Until there everything is normal. Now it comes: when running the engine flat out, it will shift @ 7000rpm and then immediately the central info panel turns red with the message that the battery tension is critically low! 5 to 10 sec later it disappears and the voltmeter is showing 13,
  6. We drove the car longer and since then and about 1500km further down the road, there were no new signs of white/yellowish deposit anymore in the oil-filler pipe. I guess no-one needs to see a picture of that ! Many thanks to the members for their re-conforting words.
  7. I'm breathing again ! :jump: I did review all the engine removal and dismantling manuals and read all te topics about "intermix" on this forum, and I was cold and warm at the same time ! Fortunately I'm missing most of the symptoms of a severe intermix problem. Nevertheless, I will monoitor the evolution of any futher mayo in the oil filler cap and we will take in the coming weeks the car out for a couple of longer trips. Many thanks for those re-assuring words! I'm adding a picture I took when I removed the filler cap. Cleaned it up now! Rgds..
  8. Hi my wife bought last July a 2002 996 Carrera 4 with 96 000km. The full maintenance history being supplied with the (German import) car, and being a hobby mechanic, I did the maintenance incl changing spark pugs, oil (Mobil1), filters, etc... all according to the maintenace schedule provided on this site. By the way great site ! Now 7500km later, my wife tells me she got an oil level warning message. First time since 7 months I open the lid and pull out the oil dipstick. The oil level is just at the minimum mark. So I decide to top-up with some Mobil 1 and remove the oil filler cap. I was h
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