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Everything posted by Doug_B_928

  1. Thanks, guys. I was referring to the underbody plastic covers. I'm surprised that there are actually bolts on the car for which Porsche doesn't have a torque value :) . Not being critical though, I love that they provide torque values for so many things.
  2. I searched the WSM and this forum for "pan" but didn't see any specification for the proper torque for the belly pans on my 06 C2S. Must be in the WSM but I guess I'm not using the correct search word. Can someone please point me to these. I want to know the proper torque values before taking them off to have a look around. TIA Doug
  3. I've never had 4 prong plugs before, but salesman at Pelican said to check the gap and, according to him, one can gap each prong the same as if there were only one. Doug
  4. Thanks, Paul. So, in your experience the Bosch plugs come with a 1.6mm gap? Doug
  5. Thanks, Loren. Interesting. I'll google how to run xp mode for specific programs. What is POSES?
  6. I've ordered Bosch spark plugs from Pelican. The salesman said that he thinks they are pre-gapped for the 997. FWSM says the gap should be 1.6 +/- .05mm. On the bosch website it says that they come gapped to 1.4mm. Do most people just install them as they come, or do you ensure that they are at 1.6?
  7. I love that the pdf version of the Factory Workshop Manual is linked so that one can click on the link and it jumps straight to the relevant section. However, some topics have longer codes and are not underlined/linked. What does that mean? E.g., I'm trying to figure out how to take apart the parking-brake lever (the little button on the end is loose and makes a very annoying rattle on rough Canadian roads). the WSM refers to "466119 21 Removing and installing parking-brake lever" but it's not linked and I can't find it in the WSM. I also looked through all of the TSB's on this site, thinking that maybe the longer code was for a TSB, and didn't seen anything about it. BTW, does anyone know if PET6 will run on a 64bit OS? I installed it on Win7 64 but it didn't work.
  8. As long as the key is off and removed you should be fine. Excellent, thank you Loren.
  9. Thanks very much logray (again :) ). Do you have any idea why Porsche changed from using oil on the 996 O-ring to Optimoly MP3 on the 997?
  10. In reading the Factory Workshop Manual I noticed that it does not appear to advise one to disconnect the battery before replacing the spark plugs. I also see that there are a lot of things that need to be reset after disconnecting the battery, so I guess one doesn't want to do so any more than one has to. Is it true that spark plugs should be changed with the battery connected? TIA
  11. I have been reading the Factory Workshop Manual about changing the oil filter (pp. 524-525). A few clarifications: 1. The WSM calls for placing a thin smear of Optimoly MP3 on the O-ring. I looked at the 996 DIY and it says to smear some oil on the O-ring and the threads of the filter housing. Is the latter okay for the 997, or is something different that requires the use of Optimoly MP3? 2. The WSM says to "Insert a new filter element." Does that mean to insert it into the part of the housing attached to the car, or into the housing that unscrews? I'm guessing the former, but having never done this want to be certain. TIA
  12. That's exactly what I was hoping for!! Thanks, Loren! Doug
  13. Are service covers available for the 997? I also have a 928 and was able to get a really nice set of service covers (completely covers both fenders and front bumper)from 928sRus. I'd like to have something like this to protect the paint when I'm working around the engine compartment. I went to the local store here in Canada which tends to have everything one could ever think of (Princess Auto), but no luck.
  14. It's a "dumb" charger, but I would only use it to charge a dead battery (i.e., not leaving it on indefinitely). Just wondered if there was something special about the battery such that one should only use the Porsche charger.
  15. I have a larger charger that connects directly to the battery terminals. Is there any reason why this would not be good to use on a completely dead 997 battery (with the negative cable off, of course)? If not, then I'll definitely go with the maintainer.
  16. I just bought a 2006 997 C2S. PO said he would use a battery maintainer during winter storage. Looking at Pelican Parts I see a "Battery Maintainer" and a "Battery Charger & Maintainer." I'm wondering if anyone has experience with either of these and which one you suggest and why. Thanks, Doug
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