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Because of your low mileage, I would first bleed and evaluate the slave cylinder. How? Thread, topic, video you recommend? Thx. There is an extensive thread on the subject: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/7064-brakeclutch-fluid-change-and-bleeding-instructions/page-1?hl=+bleeding +clutch +slave Normally, most people bleed the clutch slave as part of the brake hydraulic system flush, which should be done at least every two years, sooner if the car is tracked. Both the clutch and brakes share a common hydraulic reservoir in these cars, so it is a great time to flush and bleed both systems if yours has not been done in a while, or if you do not know when it was done last. Not flushing these systems regularly can allow air to build up in the system as moisture collects in the fluid. IF that moisture is not removed, it can actually boil, leading to spongy brake and clutch pedals. The moisture is also absolute corrosive Hell on some very expensive component's in the systems. Thank You!!! Will do asap......
Because of your low mileage, I would first bleed and evaluate the slave cylinder. How? Thread, topic, video you recommend? Thx.
2007 Carrera 4S with 32k miles. Normally, the clutch grabs ("grabs=friction point") at about halfway from the floor. Just the other day, for the first time, the clutch grabbed only about 2 inches from the floor and it's very difficult to shift into 1st and reverse from a stop. It's been doing this ever since. I have searched the forums for a similar issue and it sounds like the clutch. However, I can't seem to find anyone who's clutch grabs so low.......the clutch engages almost immediately when you start to release your foot off the clutch pedal. Anybody else have this issue? Air in the line? Slave cylinder?
anthonycocca started following Muffler Install for the 997, Low Friction Point - Clutch Pedal Grabs Immediately with Tough Shiftin, Exhaust System Upgrade suggestion(s) for 997.1 and and 5 others
Darren Fister is really helpful and he makes a great product. I used to have a 996 C2 Cab with the Fister exhausts. I can't tell you how many people would roll down their window and tell me the car sounded great and they never heard a 911 sound like that.............
anthonycocca replied to Bk4205's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)If, by any chance, you have a 17' garage, you could try this set-up.......
My C4S has the same thing. It drove me nuts. So much so that I took it to the dealer!!! They weren't sure and had to keep it to diagnose it. They came to the conclusion that the Catalytic Converter was bad (one side only), a muffler was bad (opposite side) and the tips may be buzzing as well. I don't think it's that at all. I think the car has a very loud drivetrain - especially the transmission at the RPM range you note. Mine is especially loud when it's warmed up and hot. Is there any noise at idle that disappears when you depress the clutch pedal?
anthonycocca replied to anthonycocca's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Rats! You mean I have to read the manual??? I do have the Sport Chrono pkg as well. Thank you and I will read it and report back..........
anthonycocca replied to anthonycocca's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Got it. So, if someone moves my mirrors, pressing the seat memory button won't re-adjust them, true? That's interesting.....................
Do the side mirrors work w/the memory for the seats in an '07 C4S?
Niiiiiiiiiiice....... Enjoy it. I had a 2000 C2 Cab and traded for an '07 C4S. Yes! An amazing improvement indeed.
I had the Fister's on my 996. People would stop me and say they never heard a Porsche sound like that...... That modification was about $500 and I did it myself. With the Fister system If you keep the revs under 2,500-3,000 it's relatively quiet. Anything above that and it sounds terrific - and a bit louder. If you want to be able to switch quiet to loud, Fabspeed is the way to go. It's got a FOB w/a remote quiet/loud switch. However, with Fabspeed, you're talking maybe $2,500(?) then more for the install. I now have a C4S w/the PSE. It sounds great and you can turn it up using the Sport button anytime you like. Enjoy it - this is a "good problem"!!!!
Great write-up. I did it on a 996 w/out removing anything . . . I do have a question, though. How about the PSE vaccum actuators? I have a 997 now and I'm wondering how they come into play w/the exhaust swap..... Thx and again, nice job.
If you are interested in the Fister mufflers as an option, I have a set I pulled off my 997.1 last night and am about to post on eBay for sale (probably on 9/19). I'm switching everything back to stock in preparation for a trade-in and selling the upgrades separately. I love the sound under throttle, and at idle or gentle throttle they aren't that loud, are are just little more raspy/throaty. The sound isn't very far off what you hear on a PSE exhaust in Sport mode as long as you realize you can't switch these to a quiet mode. Look around for reviews or take a look on fdmotorsports.com web site for more info on the Fister mufflers. People have also posted video/audio on YouTube. The welding is all-stainless and of the highest quality. I'll send photos if you are interested. I won't be needing an exchange so you can keep/sell your current exhaust as you see fit. The change out isn't very hard as long as you are comfortable getting under the back with a socket wrench, jack, and jack stands. I did it last night in just over two hours without working terribly fast. You only have to remove 6 muffler bolts, loosen 4 slip-collar bolts where the slip collar joins to the cats, and temporarily remove one small fender brace (1 small bolt and 1 small torx screw on each side to make removal easy). A frame on the muffler itself switches out with only 2 bolts on each side, and the exhaust tips remove with only one bolt each. Installation is in reverse. Note that these Fister mufflers are from a non-S, but the S and non-S mufflers are interchangeable except the outlet tip on the non-S is a little smaller. I have the bushing needed for the S tips to fit correctly so it isn't really a problem. I know that the S (non-PSE) and non-S mufflers are interchangable since I am now running an non-PSE S exhaust on my non-S car (which has aftermarket S-sized tips) and the fitting was exactly the same (except the tips as mentioned above, but the bushing takes care of that). Sorry if that is confusing, but it is accurate. Beware of all of the other aftermarket solutions, all the others I researched often have people of the forums reporting drone. The Fisters do not drone, nor have I found anyone else claiming they've had a drone either. If you (or anyone else) is interested within the next two days, let me know before I put these on Ebay. I don't think we are allowed to discuss prices in the open here, so use "Send me a message" to send a private message and we can discuss. I'll be sure to comfortably beat the price you would pay straight from Fister for a non-exchange price... I will not consider any exchange. And BTW, if anyone ever wants tips on installation of the muffler for a 997.1, I've done it twice now and will be glad to share more advice above what I described above. It was much more straightforward than I expected. Just be sure to have a good low-profile jack and jack stands for your safety (I use the low profile 2 1/2 ton Craftsman jack and does a great job). Can I get the FD Motorsports cans for my C4S and still use the PSE "Sport" button to make it quiet/loud??? Thanks!!
anthonycocca replied to seahawkeye's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)997 C4S same problem. vacuum actuator had to be replaced only 21k miles on the car........