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Bruce in Philly

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    Philadelphia USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2009 C2S Coupe
  • Former cars
    1982 Datsun 280ZX
    1992 Honda Prelude SI 4-wheel steer
    2000 Boxster S

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  1. Never mind... got it. I soaked it last night in PB Blaster... then put I vice grip on it... no go... .then I sprayed some compressed air... the computer/camera dust blower stuff... if you hold the can upside down, it freezes whatever... so I shot some in the tube.. froze it, then put on the vice grips and it just moved fine... pop. Peace Bruce in Philly
  2. 2009 C2S 154K miles I am replacing the whole wheel carrier.... how in the heck to I get the parking cable off of the carrier? I really would like to remove the metal tube from the carrier as that goes into the new carrier. Both sides are stuck solid. My manual notes the cable should pull off of the tube.. it won't, but really that is only half the battle as I need that tube out of there too. Thanx much! Peace Bruce in Philly
  3. I believe it is fixed now ..... get the latest update. My version would hang clearing 996 and 997.1 and now it worked fine. Peace Bruce in Philly
  4. Thanx for the response! What were your symptoms that required (or make suspect) you to replace it? Thanx again, Bruce in Philly
  5. 2009 C2S 110K miles I am getting what I think are increasing erroneous oil level readings..... What finally tipped the scales for me was my last oil change, always DIY. My oil read two open bars under full line... I checked this twice when hot. I drained out just under 8 quarts...... I added exactly 8 quarts.... now my gauge read at the lowest line, all mid bars open, I checked twice again the next day with now a FLASHING underfill.... So... I added just over 1 quart... now my meter read one over full!!! Next day, exactly full. Hmmmm........ am I too paranoid? After I drained 8 and a
  6. Thanx Jeff, In my parts Katalog for my 2009, it appears to be a paper unit 997-201-501-00 ... check it out. When I see these types of paper filters, I think it has a limited life. Peace Bruce in Philly
  7. Anyone know the maintenance interval on this filter? I have a 2009 C2S with 105K miles.... time to replace it? Bruce in Philly
  8. 2009 C2S 101K miles I posted here a long time ago about hesitation I get around 2800 - 3000 RPM when accelerating mildly. Others have this but not all and it appears to be with our 2009 cars (although I've read it happens with other of the DFI years). When I installed my Sharkwerks x pipe, I even hear a slight Pssht like a waste gate. The car has done this consistently in my 75K miles of ownership and never threw a code. My dealer experienced it, didn't know what it was, said there was no TSB, and "keep an eye on it". great. A Porsche tech on the PCA site suggested it is the
  9. Hi Loren,


    I am having the same issue as Martin.... can't pull up a TSB.... looking for sun roof rattle on my 2009 C2S




  10. I need a recommendation for a home air compressor for filling my bicycle and car tires.... not much more than that. - Size? I don't want the motor running if I have to fill two 75 Lb bicycle tires - Hoses? Do I want a small unit that I can move around or a bigger one with long hoses? I friend had a small unit I didn't like as the hoses were hard plastic and not very flexible. - Accessories? Basic stuff I will need or want? Fill presta and schrader nipples. - Other uses for these compressors? I have a battery powered unit now and find it a bit of a pain... it is noisy (I really don'
  11. 2009 C2S I replaced all speakers in my car with Focal units in a DIY project. The results were good but not worth the effort. It was a ton of work and you will need to Dremel the heck out of your car, speaker mounts, etc etc.... Most don't believe this, but if you want better sound, you need to change out the electronics and not the speakers. These Becker-built electronics sound hard and harsh. I heard a 2009 C2S like mine, side by side, that kept the Bose speakers and replaced the head unit and amplifiers (one for speakers, and a small one for the woofer) and the sound was really gre
  12. Sorry about the nut size...... I could have sworn it was 20mm. The tie rod puller...... It was to remove a control arm but not the bottom one. You don't have to remove that lower arm, the one with the three bolts. The rear shock on the 997.2 is a little different on the bottom and there is a control arm really close. You just can't pull the bolt out without removing it. This control arm that is in the way, I just removed the near bolt with the puller..... then had a friend bend it away with a crow bar... the other end is rubber bushing and it will move. I remember I was tightening
  13. 20mm for the fronts for my 2009 C2S with PASM I don't know if the rears were different. I just replaced all four shocks and found it a tough job. One of the issues was the bolt sizes denoted in all the 997.1 were all wrong for my 997.2 and I had to run out and buy wrenches. In short, I needed every darn bolt size. They used every size that was NOT included in sets sold at Autozone... I had to buy a bunch of solo wrenches. I didn't inventory them, but just get like ALL of them. With PASM on the 997.2 you have this crazy washer under the nut. It is no problem in the rear as the sh
  14. Thanx Jeff, I think it is the little interface tube between the tank and pump also. Why? The tank wiggles for one thing, and second, the #6 screw is missing.... but there is no hole in the plastic flange!!!! Have you ever seen this before? There is no hole in the tank to insert that #6 screw. Do you have any access to pump/tank remove replace instructions? It looks pretty tight in there.... may have to remove the alternator.... yikes! Peace Bruce in Philly
  15. Hi Loren/Jeff: 2009 C2S 93K miles I have a Power Steering leak. I ran out of fluid, got the noise, refilled. Do you have any advice as to where these leaks occur? See pics below where I have one dirty and one cleaned up. The gunk was even on the side of the tank, above the pump. It appears heaviest around the metal hose fitting, but that may not be the source of course. The pump does not make any noise. The tank jiggles just a bit... I wonder if this is the issue. Thanx much, Bruce in Philly
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