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Everything posted by AceOfAces

  1. 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 ^_^
  2. 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:
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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 :)
  6. 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
  7. Perhaps a good cleaning is what the doctor orders! :king: Mine still look pretty good, I have the full on colored Porsche crest caps.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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 per
  12. 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
  13. 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 we
  14. She's a beauty!! It's rare to find one with the X51 Powerkit option installed, congrats on the great find! :notworthy:
  15. 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 troubl
  16. Update: Ever since I had this problem and it went away, its never come back, I suspect the computer just went sideways and fixed itself in the course of a few days later. Yesterday I went to my mechanic and had a routine oil/oil filter/drain plug change as well as a full scan and checkup for my 997.1. They couldn't find anything error codes out of the ordinary, aside from a couple of engine misfire codes. Aside from that, a near future water pump/rear brake pad replacement, everything checked out fine. The winters coming so we'll see if I ever get that weird problem with the tempe
  17. Thanks for the update shocky, I think I'm going to spring for one as well upon your success with the battery installation. My battery seems to be on its way out as its not holding a charge too well. Thanks once again for the update :)
  18. I saw that in the papers the other day, let us know how it goes with the installation and if there were any problems. Good luck! :)
  19. Wow 12 and 4 Porsches, very lucky mates! I'm still on my first! @leocanto I'd definitely go for the C2S, there is very little difference in the 06 - 08 version's, you can practically call an 08 an 06 + 36 months! I got a 3 year 60,000km extended warranty plan for my 05 C2S, with a $150 deductible for repairs of the engine/cars value. This just gives me the frame of mind to sleep well at night, after hearing some horror stories with engine replacements and such. Though my Porsche tech tells me these engines are built like bullets, they can handle a lot! It's been an exhilarating drive
  20. An update: I drove around a bit tonight and interestingly enough the temperature gauge error display disappeared as soon as the car warmed up (roughly 5 minutes of driving). I noticed as the oil temperature rose (farthest left indicator on the dash) was when the error display cleared. I'm starting to think I have what Sam had, or is this some sort of feature in the 997.1? It seems like the sensors are pretty sensitive, but I think I'll have it checked out next week or so to be on the absolute safe side. I'll keep updating if there is something I can learn from the mechanics about this.
  21. Thanks for the reply and pointing me to your original post Sam! Checking this morning the "Indicator Failure" display is still there. I can see from the other post there are a few diagrams with where the temperature sensor is located. I wanted to know if you were able to get to it or was it in too small a space to have a tinker at. The cost of the part shouldn't be that expensive, but the labor cost can be ridiculous! Perhaps I'm in the wrong line of work as well! If I had to take an educated guess at what the issue is, I think the temperature sensor is ajared. When stalling there was
  22. Hi everyone! I'm glad I found this forum, seems like there's a nice group of Porsche enthusiasts here! I bought an 2005 Carerra S several weeks ago and have been getting acquainted with her, especially getting use to the 6speed manual transmission. I took her out earlier for a spin and stalled at a stop light. Immediately after that my red light indicator for my Cooling System Temperature Gauge came on and the "Failure Indicator" text is on the display. Being my first Porsche, I'm in quite the panic so I hurried home to have a look at it. I open the engine compartment to check the wate
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