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Fixxxer last won the day on December 16 2018

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    Lexington, SC, USA
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2004 911 Targa
  • Former cars
    2003 Subaru WRX
    1999 Pontiac Trans-Am WS6
    1994 Mustang
    1980 MGB

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  1. Hmm. I could certainly give it a try, but it'll have to wait until I can pull out one of my rear belts to get the measurements. I'll let you know!
  2. It just rests in there. There's a groove along the edges that the original piece was molded to fit into. My 3D print has some bits that fit into that same groove to hold it in place.
  3. Thanks! If you already have a 3D printer and filament, it's really only a few cents worth of material to print. If anyone here needs one, I'll happily make one for them for the cost of shipping. Only takes about an hour to print.
  4. If you have a 996 Targa you'll know that the little rubber piece that covers the rear glass' latch tends to degrade and fall apart. I designed a replacement piece that you can 3D print. Just make sure that you use PETG or ABS plastic so it doesn't melt when your car is sitting out in the sun. I'll probably get some filler primer and some matte black paint to make it match the rest of the trim, but I think it turned out pretty well. I don't know how much a genuine replacement costs, but it was a fun little exercise for me. Download for FREE here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3287876 Enjoy!
  5. Hey guys, 2004 911 Targa owner here. I just changed my oil at ~86,000 miles. I always cut the oil filter open and inspect it for debris - except for the last time when I didn't have time to do it, so I saved the filter and opened it up at the same time as the most recent one. So the debris in the attached photo is actually from TWO separate oil filters/changes. None of the material in the photo is metallic. It all appears to be plastic or maybe some kind of resin. The orange/red stuff is transparent. I'm actually used to seeing the orange/red stuff in my filters after oil changes, but I have no idea what it is. The black particles are relatively new though... I don't recall seeing them in this kind of volume before. I'm not too concerned because none of it is metallic, but there's definitely something shedding some kind of material in my engine that I'd like to track down. Do any of you know what this debris could be? Thanks!
  6. That did it! Thank you again! (Also, it's a fake speaker grille back there. WTF?)
  7. Thanks! Looks like there may be another screw behind the speaker grille... I'll check now and report back.
  8. Can anyone tell me how to remove the plastic trim piece that encases the rear seat belt tensioner on my 2004 996 Targa? I found/removed the screw at the very back that's under the rearmost piece of carpet. There's a clip or something else closer to the front of the car that's still holding it in place though, and I can't see it. I don't want to just start pulling and break it...
  9. My 2004 Targa has started leaking coolant. I've found the source, and it's the AOS. I called my local Porsche shop to get a replacement, and they only one they can get is the AOS that doesn't have any connections for coolant lines. Will this work in my car? If so, what do I do with those existing coolant lines that went to the old one? Thanks!
  10. FYI - I just added a second, more precise method to the original tutorial above. It should appear as soon as the Admins approve it. :)
  11. Update: I drove the car through a pretty intense rain storm today, then left it in the work parking lot all morning while it was still raining. No leaks!
  12. The adjustment bolt was in the middle of the "slider" channel before I started. I ended up sliding it almost all the way in (towards the vehicle.) It may be a bit too far, but I'm going to wait and see if I get any leaks or wind noise before I make further adjustments. Just a visual inspection of the gaskets seem to indicate that's it's still sealing though.
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