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You have some great videos and pictures on your site, it's always a pleasure to hear that throaty roar of a 911 zooming by. Looking forward to seeing more! Enjoy ^_^
Hmmm good question I guess I have really never thought about being in this scenario. I would imagine buying a portable air compressor for the small hole leaks, just stop every 4-5 blocks and pump more air into those flat tires! Maybe having around some really strong tape as well for those leaks that you can spot might be handy as a temporary solution to getting you home. Anything more serious to the tires I have about 4-5 phone numbers of 24 hour flatbed tow truck drivers handy. Curious to what other solutions anyone here would have :cheers:
I have yet to test drive the new 991, the looks are extremely exceptional, thought I could do without the overbadging at the rear. The cockpit looks sharp and well designed as well. However, I'm not so sure about a few things such as the new electro-mechanical steering, and the abundance of driver aids. I've had mixed reviews about the new steering, some say its better some say you lose that feel to the road. Being on the same boat as philipj, I find myself a "confused traditionalist" as well. I love my Porsches to have the driver's feel as in the older 911's. The ones that are not the easiest car to pick up and drive and there is that in between feeling of intimacy with your vehicle, learning her curves, how she likes to be driven, how unforgiving she will be if you don't give her driver's respect, and also that rewarding feeling when you master driving her. These are all the things that make the experience of driving a Porsche unforgettable, like a mistress in the blue light evening. I do applaud Porsche though at their evolutionary steps towards the 911, it's extremely hard to please the Porsche "traditionalists" and at the same time evolve and utilize 21st century technology to keep their sales high. All I know is I can't wait to step out of my 997 and test drive the 991 in hopes that my I will still be baffled and overwhelmed with indescribable emotions from my experience driving the world's best driver's car! :cheers:
You had me thinking after cleaning out the deposits of rocks, leaves and other organisms sitting inside my bumper, a wired mesh grille would be fantastic addition and should look great. I did some research and found this these guys: Rennline Installing the wired mesh grille kit on a gt3 bumper: The wire mesh grille kit for 997, 997S: http://www.rennline.com/Front-Bumper-Wire-Mesh-Grill-Kit-997_997S-2005-2008/productinfo/E89.93.95/BLACK/ You might want to confirm that the kit is for the 997S and not the 997 GT3 as the pictures are for the GT3. Watching the video, it looks even simple enough to put on as a Do It Yourself project, provided you have the correct tools and some garage space to work in. Hope that helps you, and if you ever get around to doing it please post your experiences and some pics! I'm thinking about the kit myself but I'm still in debate as to whether I will turn my C2S into a track project car or buy another car for that purpose. All the best luck to you friend! :cheers:
You're a lucky guy Sam to be able to drive around the Nurburgring! That is on one of my to do's before I'm 30, I can imagine it being the greatest feeling alive whipping around the corners. Sticking to the 911 until the end, I plan to do the same haha! Good luck, hope to hear soon about your experiences :)
I'm glad you wrote this thread, my 05 C2S occasionally doesn't crank as well which connecting my 12v battery charger helps. My trips around town are usually quite short since I live in a small town, I know the car's computer system and any peripherals are still drawing current when the cars turned off. I had the battery and alternator checked at my mechanics, they said it was okay and I shouldn't need a battery change for another 2 years or so. I've read a lot about that thin cable that connects the battery to the alternator as a known issue in early 997's, I think I'll ask them to check it out and test it on my next service. Thanks for all the suggestion, this is a really useful thread to help others troubleshoot their issues. Wish you all the best of luck :king:
AceOfAces replied to PAULSPEED's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Perhaps a good cleaning is what the doctor orders! :king: Mine still look pretty good, I have the full on colored Porsche crest caps.
Haha I had the same experience. On a cold start, my 997 gets this rattle sound and when I went to Youtube other 997 startups they all sound the same. After months of listening to it, it really does grow on you. I have the Fabspeed Cold air Intake kit on mine so the engine gets more air and I disable the the flapper valve completely. Everywhere I go I want her to sound beastly!
Mine has 110km's on it and it rides very smooth and tight as if it were brand new. I've been told by my Porsche Mechanic that this car is pretty bullet proof if you keep to the maintenance schedules and deal with any issues you may get right away. The 911 can last a very long time depending on how you take care of it.
AceOfAces replied to erik_plus8's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I've never driven a C2 but I can't vouch that the C2S with the sports package is an insane feeling! With sport mode on the thing becomes an entirely different beast, you won't regret it. Another plus is the C2S has a higher resell value of course, when that time comes if it ever does to sell her. @brendel Have you had the PZeros on your 911 before? I was thinking of those as my next set, I'm riding on Toyo Proxes 4 right now, they have great grip for non N rated tyres, but I'm starting to get a bit of tyre noise and the wear is pretty fast as well. I have been in debate as to whether to get the Michelin PS2s or Pirelli PZeros.
AceOfAces replied to Ponch's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I have heard this many time. Is it really better for the car if you drive it hard? can you guys please explain more?? Since I had the intermediate shaft problem and got the engine replaced on my MY05 C2S I've been very careful how I drive it and always trys to drive on low RPM. I push it rarely and only drive it on weekends please advice. Thanks H your advice is really appreciated Sure: moderate RPM's during the break-in period, but with the new motor and its revisions that addressed the IMS problems, you can then drive it even HARDER! I'm guessing that higher revs at longer periods means reduced sludge and better lubrication all around. Besides, these are honest-to-goodness SPORTS CARS! Don't be afraid to DRIVE it! I'm gonna track mine this Sunday at a high performance driving class. You'll be the first to know if I had to walk home! Cheers! I couldn't agree with this more! The 911 was developed to be driven hard at high RPM's. I'm not saying to go blast it all the time, but its a sports car, it needs to be driven hard. It took me awhile to get out of the babying phase and start driving her the way she was meant. Its the best feeling in the world, you won't regret it. Also this was advice my Porsche veteran mechanic gave to me, the engines bulletproof, have some fun. :cheers:
AceOfAces replied to Ponch's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I bought an 05 C2S last year, and haven't been happier! I did get an extended warranty, paid about $2500 for 3 years or 60,000 km, it covers almost anything that isn't wear and tare. My biggest advice is to have it checked out by a Porsche mechanic before you buy it, they can usually estimate what jobs will be needed and a general timeline of parts that will need replacing. You can also use this information to negotiate the price. Either than that I don't have any of the major problems you see online with the 2005 911. Just like every car, there will be some bad batches or lemons, but if you do your own due diligence you can find a winner for the right price. Good luck mate
I had a good laugh reading your post too. I guess we've all been through this one time or another at an authorized Porsche Dealership. My mechanic I have is a Porsche Expert and had many years worked for Porsche. He's since then opened his own garage to service exotic cars in my town and charges a third of the price for what I would have paid at the authorized dealership. All parts are genuine and he strictly only installs genuine Porsche parts. He's an honest family guy, with a family run business. He's always a pleasure to talk with and works on my car with great passion as if it were is own. I trust the man 100% with my baby. On a side note, his side project is a full rebuild from scratch on a 930 that is almost complete. Just goes to show if you do some research around town you can always find something that works for you. I believe in a maintaining a good relationship with experts you work with, weather it be your mechanic, doctor, hair dresser, lawyer, etc. Sorry for the long post, but the point is, put some time into a bit of research and I'm sure you'll find something that works great for you. Getting ripped from the authorized dealership for your hard earned money is not the only option! Thanks for the post Sam, its great knowledge for other Porsche owners! Cheers!
She's a beauty!! It's rare to find one with the X51 Powerkit option installed, congrats on the great find! :notworthy:
AceOfAces replied to leocanto's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Congratulations Daniel!! I would have to agree with you, the PCM wasn't easy to figure out just by staring at it. I had to play with it, read the manual extensively to figure out all the cars controls, options and features! The garage door opener was a nightmare to program since my 05 C2S came with every other manual but the car one lol I found one online and that made programming the garage door easier. The 997 so far is quite a joy to drive, I've never felt so much power and throttle behind the wheel in my life before. Have fun enjoying your car, try not to get into too much trouble :)