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I've replaced the regulator with a genuine Porsche unit just to make sure I have a quality product installed. Everything seems to be lined up and moves freely in both the top seals and window guides. I've also set the "rake" back to where the original settings were and will adjust from there. Problem only seems to happen when it's hot outside. At night or when it's cold works with out any problems. I've tried to polish/wax the window but didn't see any difference. I'll give RainX a try, hopefully what will help. Anything beats replacing the gasket. Thanks for the advice!
Hey everyone, Need help on window regulator and window gasket issues. I've currently replaced the regularor in my 996 (MY 99) 3 times...WTF!!! (1st) plastic compression fitting near the motor failed. (2nd) The regulator cable got frayed. (3rd) Regulator cable jumped off one of the roller wheels. I believe that the issue is my outer window gasket getting pulled inward as I roll the window down causing certain items on the regulator to fail. BTW, it only happens when it's hot, I have no problems with the outer gasket when it's cold or at night. Is there any fix for that other than replacing the entire gasket assembly? Also, the two bottom nuts that adjust "rake" angle, what exactly do they do? I set them both inward & outward and didn't notice a difference with how the window sealed. Am I missing something? Thanks, Ron
How about the front trans mount. While the car is on a lift do the fuel filter also.
RSrocket replied to RSrocket's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Just talked to a KW distributor and found out that the warranty is for the original purchaser and is non-transferable. When I end up doing the install I'm hoping to put together a long term evalution on and off the track. Once again, I know it's agains the "norm" but I'm willing to give them a try.
RSrocket replied to Marcus Vitone's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)As far as a simple DIY job goes you might be out of luck :( It looks like your problem is with the front "LCD" display not the back lit "incandecnt" globe (which is an easy fix). You'll have to send it out to get if fixxed. :thumbup: on Palo Alto Speedo. They are a lot closer to you than North Hollywood Speedo :)
RSrocket replied to Rapewta's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I got my window regulator from "Siera Madre Collection" just because they were local (SoCal) to me and I had a chance got meet the staff. It is an aftermarket product, but unfortunatly I don't remember who makes it. BTW, I noticed during the summer time that when I would roll down the windows it would occatoinaly "catch" the weather stripping and "roll" it under itself. I now clay bar and use JetSeal 109 everytime I detail the car. If you haven't already replaced your regulator here is a photo of where the door panel fasteners are, that way you don't have to "fish" around in there with your panel popper. http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee384/ndasgruv/Porsche%20996/IMG_09382_zps8bf58dae.jpg Hope this helps.
I'm running the same size tires that you are on 8"F & 10"R wheels. I believe that the tire pressures of 36F/44R are for a full load and 32F/36R are for a 1/2 load. IIRC, Porsche issued a TSB about tire pressures. I'm currently running 32F/36R PSI (weekend car) with stock alignment settings and so far find it a good compromise between ride quality and tire wear. I'm keeping a close "eye" on the rears for cupping and camber wear, so far so good. This wil all change soon since I'm in the process of replacing spings, shocks, & front LCA's. Hope this helps :) Ron
RSrocket replied to dakar's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I'm no exepet here :) but from my understaning is that "clunk" you are hearing from the front is due to the spirng "loading up" when the front wheels are turned and then releasing the pressure. There should be some kind of thrust washer/bearing that releases the "loading" on the sping that lets that sping spin freely. As far as the rear goes. I can't remember if the the rear coils (H&R) are "progresive" or not. But, that noise you "might" be hearing could be the "progressive" part of the coil spring making contact with each other. I had to deal with this issue many times in the past with my previous cars. Hope this helps.
RSrocket posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hello everyone, I know I could call KW and find out on my own :) But, I really wanted to know from users that have KW's what exactly does "Limited Lifetime Warranty" mean, and have you had to deal with that warranty? (i.e. questions regarding replacement, turn around time, etc.) I know I'm kind of going against the "norm" here. All of my car's in the past/pressent have used Bilstein. (except for my W211 which had Brabus, made by Sachs). Bilstein has a great warranty and great customer support. (street & track side). The reason I thought about using KW V1's on my 996 is that i can get a pretty good deal on them :clapping: and that they are relatively new (June/2012?) for our fitment. If I decide to go with KW's I would like to put together a short term/long term evaluaion on a 996 that is using them on a DD/DE/track day car. Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks, Ron
RSrocket replied to violaGT3's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Just turned 100k miles on my '99 coupe! Just changed the H20 pump and all is well. Might have to change bank 1 (1-3) Vcam unit soon, starting to make noise. Other than that, she is running strong. Next on the list, new shocks and spring. (maybe a Christmas gift to myself)
I would probable go with aftermarket LED tail lights. I feel they give the rear of the car a more aggressive look. For the headlights, I prefer my stock "fried egg".
RSrocket replied to boldstep's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Had the same problem with my car. I actually clay barred and waxed the window, that seemed to do the trick. The rubber strip still gets pulled down in the channel if I park my car in the sun. BTW, take care of it soon, I let mine go for a while and I ended up blowing out my reugulator :(
RSrocket replied to chomper129's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I live in the SoBay. What ever work that I can't DIY i take to Art at Arredondo Motorsports :thumbup: That's the only shop that my 996 has gone to. Hope this helps :)
I have a MY99 with about 99xxx miles on her. I have replaced a few items along with some upgrades. Daily driving I shift anywhere between 4k & 5k. When getting on the freeway I take her just up to red line. When cruzing I try to keep the revs above 3k. I do drive her pretty hard but I don't abuse her.
RSrocket replied to Deftones1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)16 - (914-4 project car) got from my brother-in-law (gone) 32 - (69 911E) 73RS clone project car (sill have) 41 - (914-4) track car (still have) 41 - (996) DD (still have) Hopefully one day a 356 :)