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tanny02996 replied to GTF's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)This looks like a complex solution for what would seem to be accomplished by simply removing the outer cover of the IMS bearing so that it can get lubrication from the oil bath that it's already sitting in. No?
These cars are jacked up from only the rear jack points. The front will raise when you do this. Many people also simply drive up on one or 2x10s to get enought room to access the drain plug and filter. If you are concerned about keeping the car level you can put a couple of 2x10s in the front as well. Hope this helps.
i typically remove the wheel to get at the fender liner - it can be a tight fit - I'd be that you can do it though - once the liner is off you will have room to work
The last time I found myself with a dead battery I try to power up through the fuse block - i just manually opened the luggage compartment using the cable "hidden" in front of the passenger side front wheel/fender liner (the cable is behind the bumper). Once opened I changed the battery and was back in business. Hope that helps.
Thanks everyone for the tips and insights - i would never have had the confidence to try this project without Renntech! :thankyou: I tackled this project today. Went as expected except when I went to re-install the heat shield on the passenger side. My bolt sheared off (under pretty light pressure...grumble). Now I have part of the shaft in the receiver and the rest in my hand! Anyone ever face this situation? Thanks in advance for all your help. -tanny02
great insight - thank you so much for the response!
Hi all, I'm normally in the 996 forum, but have a friend with a beautiful new 991. When turning the car off he prefers to turn off any accessories and has noticed that at start-up, the A/C seems to come back on (even though it was turned off when he last shut down) - is this typical or an error that he should have checked by the dealer? Thanks as always, -tanny02
Interesting approach. 1. Key blade (the metal part) will be reused. 2. The new part will include the key head (black plastic), internal board, and the "pill" 3. If I recall correctly, I paid $125 for programming at a dealer. You will need a new key head if you do not have the 40 digit code that originally came with the key that you have, if you do have this code, there is a chance that the key can be reprogrammed.
2002 C4...Just changed my oil this past weekend - must be the third time with the LN drain plug - no issues at all.
of course, about 8k miles. Also, FWIW, the folks at LN Engineering are extremely friendly and helpful - you should really consider speaking to Charles over there, he is the expert. When I spoke to him he did explain that there is at least one shop in the UK that has successfully been using the seal removal technique for years and he did support this as a solution - frankly, I found it refreshing that he didn't recommend that I buy and install one of his bearings since I already removed the seal - he seems like a very forthright and honest person.
It was in good condition with no visible signs of degradation...also, it had sufficient grease, indicating that the glue holding on my seal had not yet begun to break down.
Oil can break down fairly quickly, especially in cars that don't have an opportunity to get hot and burn out the condensation that forms as the oil comes up to temperature. While I always try to drive long enough to get the oil up to temperature, it's not always possible so I change the oil frequently simply to avoid having any condensation remain in the engine for too long and cause issues (oxidation). Again, its really cheap insurance. I can change to oil twice a year on my own for less than the cost of one change at the local dealership and frankly, it saves time (who has the time to coordinate dropping off and picking up from the dealer...).
Yes, that is exactly what I had done when I did my clutch and RMS. No issues so far. In fact, I spoke to Charles Navarro at LN Engineering about this alternative and he indicated to me that this option does address what many believe to be the root cause of IMS failure (the glue that holds the seal on breaks down,allowing oil to get into the bearing and wash away the "lifetime grease," but there is not sufficient oil to keep the bearing lubricated; removing the seal keeps the bearing lubricated). In fact, he said that since I did this, there was really no need/benefit to retrofitting with his IMS bearing. On top of this, the consistent advice that I have received, and follow, is to change the oil every 6 mos or 5k miles - its really cheap insurance! One thing to keep in mind though, check out the cost differential between these two options, when I did this, the cost differential was about $1,500 factoring in parts and labor, that was meaningful to me especially since I had confidence that removing the seal was a good alternative. However, if the cost differential is not material to you, you might make a different decision. Hope this helps, -tanny02