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  1. Thanks so much. Do you suggest I just wait until I get a misfire code or some other issue before changing them out? Its not my daily driver so I can so its not essential that it stays running.. These are my original spark plugs, but as I said I am having NO issues and car is running great..
  2. Ok so rear jack stands, wheels off, front wheels chocked. I worry about the car slipping forward if I raise the back too high. Maybe thats unwarranted fear with good jack stands. How high are most people comfortable getting the rear end up without putting front jack stands to level it out? Also as this is an 02' it doesn't have spark plug tubes, but there are seals. Are these necessary to replace or just if I find oil on some of the plugs? Thanks guys!
  3. Thanks Loren I did read that. So ramps are out then if you have to remove the rear wheels. Can i just do 2 jackstands on the rear then with the front wheels chocked for this or do I actually have to get underneath the car? PS I don't like the idea of getting under a car!
  4. Hi everyone. I have an 02 996 C4 cabriolet with relatively low mileage, 100,000 km. It has never had its spark plugs done. There are no issues with the car, but it sounds like it might be a good idea. I have read all sorts of threads on this. Some people say it is so easy and they can do it in like an hour without removing anything from the car. Others say its really difficult and they take off the mufflers, bumpers, etc just to get access. I am not someone that has done a lot of work on cars, and I don't have all sorts of ratchets, etc to work in
  5. Ok thanks! Was beginning to worry that no one has done this DIY. I just dont' want to get to a point where I can't go forward or backward.. if you know what I mean..
  6. I posted this on Pelican Parts because I thought Wayne Dempsey may see it there, but didn't get much response... Hi Guys My 2002 996 C4 needs a new starter... I have Wayne Dempsey awesome book 101 Projects for Your Porsche 911. Project 85 seems easy enough -- at least from the descriptions and pictures. But it is listed as Expert Level - 5 wrenches. Now I have very basic skills and tools... I was easily able to change mufflers, and do a window regulator. But I certainly wouldn't do an IMS (another 5 wrench project).. So am I mi
  7. https://www.renntech.org/loren/images/obc_stalk2.pdf I found this, but don't know if it applies to my 02'. It looks like it was made to install an OBC stalk. MM
  8. So have to remove the steering wheel, etc. Are there any photos of this, where the screws are etc. Thanks MM
  9. I have an 02 C4 Cabriolet. Recently I have noticed a rattling in the steering column. It sounds like there is a loose screw moving around inside. It sounds like it is coming from the section that the wiper and on board computer 'arms' comes out of. When I accelerate or slow down something rattles around inside. Is this a known issue or has anyone ever heard of this problem? How hard is it to disassemble this part of the car to see what is rattling around? THanks Mike
  10. I have a question regarding the 996 control unit under the front seat (996.618.262.03). If I am able to find a replacement unit, can this just be swapped in or does it need re-programming? Thanks Mike
  11. My 02 996 C4 has been kicking out of second gear occasionally. The Porsche dealer did some tests, and then told me I needed a new transmission. This will be done under warranty. Is this a good idea? Is there any down side. Thanks MM
  12. Does anyone know what are the big differences between the Porsche battery maintainer (98061198100), which sells for about $76 bucks, verus the Porsche Charge-o-mat which sells for over $100 dollars. Does it matter which one I get? Thanks
  13. Had a brand new Porsche battery put in by dealer 2 weeks ago. Went to start car today, completely dead. Cannot even pop hood. There has got to be something draining my battery MM
  14. So my 02 996 was consuming oil and I was getting 'oil failure indicator' lights at a regular basis. My dealer took the vehicle and drove it for a week, confirmed oil consumption, confirmed the oil failure indicator lights. Initially they felt I needed a new engine, but Porsche wanted them to put in a a new oil separator. The new oil separator SEEMED to have solved the problem. I had very little oil consumption and no oil failure indicator lights for about 1 month. However in last few days oil consumption has increased and I am again getting 'oil failure indicator' light coming on at ra
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