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    Finance, Dogs, any exotic cars, Exotic women, Motorcycle road racing, F1 racing. Tropical islands.. Fitness & trying to keep good friends.

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  • Present cars
    2007 997 Turbo
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    997 GT3, Aston Martin Vantage, Porsche Turbo
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    BMW M6, M3
    1999 Carrera C2 in Glacier White (awesome)
    2000 Carrera C2 Cab with 3.6 engine (nightmare)
    2006 Carrera "S" Basalt black (awesome)

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  1. I have the same issue and refuse to give Porsche $3500 for the parts. There is a poor mans fix using Lucas power steering stop leak. Haven't gotten around to trying it yet. Others have done this with great success. This was done by a poster on Rennlist 1. Open rear deck-lid with spoiler in down position 2. Put towels/plastic over the engine to keep fluids from dripping onto engine or body parts. 3. Remove approx. one dozen bolts that retain shroud/fan to deck-lid 4. Loosen and remove 4 retaining acorn style nuts that hold pump onto shroud 5. Cut tie wraps that retain electrical wires and hydralic lines so pump can be removed 6. Lift pump off shroud, loosen and remove banjo fittings on driver's side of pump watch for fluid to leak out and catch in a paper towel or rag. I held pump with channel locks for a good hold while loosening 7. Remove the positiive and negative wires on the opposite end of the pump. 8. Unplug sensors on passenger side ram carefully as they are sensitive. They are under a plastic cover that pulls off 9. Turn pump upside down in proper waste recepticle to empty the fluid remaining 10. With 12 volt power source, connect positive and negative to pump connectors. You will feel the torque and hear the pump motor turning, have a towel ready to catch any remaining fluids 11. With pump in hand, slowly add fluid. The Lucas product has a snout that you can cut and place into recpticle. This took approx. 20 minutes of adding, waiting for it to seep into pump, add more, wait, add more, etc...until bubbles stop coming up. Pump should then be full 12. Carefully attach banjo fittings with pump held upright. A small amount of fluid will seep when attaching banjo bolts 13. Torque the banjo bolts snug 14. Place pump onto shroud, tighten acorn nuts and connect wires 15. Connect sensors to ram (I used a tie wrap to hold sensors in place) 16. Place shroud in position on deck lid and snug up the dozen bolts 17. Tie wrap the electrical wires to the shroud 18. Actuate spoiler from dash with key on to see if you get the warning light I have actuated my spoiler several times by button and driving and works great. Good luck! __________________ Mike
  2. Call Sunset or Suncoast Porsche Parts. Those guys are really helpful. They should be able to help you out..
  3. For the track it may be worth doing.. For the street no. I did a cat delete on my 996 and it drove horribly (on the street.) No low end torque. But I have heard for the track where you are on the top end most of the time it can be a benefit As far as your mufflers go I really doubt these will be any performance gain. It sure will be loud..
  4. If you do so you will be the first one.. And God pitty your pocket book...
  5. The AOS on a Carrera is mother of a job... Not 2 hours.. It's located on the back of the engine.. Not exactly ideal for a DIY..
  6. If you are going to buy the car have the LN Engineering IMS (Intermediate shaft bearing) upgrade done. Will cost you about $1500. Well worth the money to prevent a catastrophic failure. The shaking at 70 to 80 mph is definitely a tire/alignment problem..These cars are very sensitive to alignment. Based on the history of the car sitting (for long periods of time) the tires may have "squared" as well. Probably a good idea to get new shoes for it.. I recommend the Michelin Pilot Super Sports if they have your size. I would change the oil as well as the plugs. At 90k the tranny oil may be due. Actually all fluids including coolant and brake fluid (flush/replacement) would be a good idea as well. Add up the numbers to get this car back in shape and see if it makes sense.. Porsches DO NOT LIKE to sit... Good luck!
  7. I would take it to the dealer and have them look at it. It may just be a setting. Is your car under warranty? I have had 2 PCM's fail on my 07 TT. (both under CPO warranty) If the car is under warranty take it to the dealer.. They will just replace the whole unit. That will fix your radio problem.. :king:
  8. I hope you get to the bottom of your problems.. And just to put your mind at rest the cars are incredibly trouble free as long as you keep up the scheduled maintenance. I have had 4 now and only one was a problem. But I never should have bought it (because I knew it had issues) so that one is on me. Totally agree with Loren .. The coil packs dont all go bad at once. If this shop cant help you perhaps you should see another tech.. Good luck!
  9. My pleasure.. Let us know what the tuners recommend and what you decide to do.. You may just want to go with sway bars and springs. That car handles pretty dam good stock! Sway bars will get rid of almost all your understeer. And lowering springs will help a lot as well..Just depends on how deep your pockets are! Coilovers are quite pricey.
  10. Creekman, It's a result of aging.. I'm sure it looked pretty flawless when new. It's very difficult not to get fine scratches and oher flaws in the material over time.. I have tried to polish them out but it doesn't react like paint. But one thing I know is that the paint is perfect underneath!
  11. I have the entire front bumper cover, front fenders, entilre hood, mirrors and rear flares, rocker panels and air inlets done with "clear bra" film on my 2007 TT. It was done at the factory when the car was ordered. The car is black and yes it looks pretty bad (orange peel and fine scratches) after 5 years on the car. I'm going to get it re done though as it has saved my paint. And a repaint would be a lot more expensive..
  12. I would give a call to GMG, Evoms, and Sharkwerks. Let those guys know what you're looking for. Sounds like you're looking for coilovers. And no...There wasn't even a ROW option for the 997 let alone the 991..
  13. Agreed. It shouldn't make that noise. I would take the car to another shop and have the oil level and filter looked at. There are two 'O' rings on a TT's oil filter. If they are not installed properly it can cause a problem...I wouldn't drive it until I had it looked at.. A Turbo engine is about $50k..
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