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About rbrindley1

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    Wayne, PA USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2001 Porsche 911
    2006 BMW M5
    2014 Porsche Cayenne
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    BMW M5
  1. I recently made the purchase. However, have not installed. I’m interested in learning from someone who has installed as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Yes, it was clear the plug was loose. Apparently, I had not torqued to spec. I got my torque wrench out and made sure I 22ft lbs of torque on the plugs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I agree with DBJoe996. I changed my plugs and coils and a day later had a ticking sound with no performance impact. I never would have expected a loose plug. However, I got back under the car and checked each plug in the bank and that turned out to be the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Ahh, the wonderful feeling of accomplishment in keeping the 996 maintained. Thank you for sharing your experience and tips! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Spark plugs are a maintenance item. For my 01 C2 the maintenance schedule for the sparks plugs is 50K miles. My plugs and coils had a little over 48K miles when I replaced them last weekend. The plugs looked pretty good. I had a crack in the number 3 cylinder coil pack, which were the old 996 version. I’m the type of person who enjoys doing their own maintenance within skills and abilities, therefore, I stick to Porsche’s maintenance schedule unless I read about experiences and advice on our forum (i.e., scheduled water pump replacement). Also, like yours, my car is not a daily driver. So, wh
  6. You’re on the right track from my perspective. I had my jack stands at the lowest possible height, therefore, no worries about roll or other movement. Also, working from my back, I did not want to have to reach up any higher than necessary. I have tubes, so I’ll defer to the other great experienced minds on our forum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I just replaced my plugs and coils this past weekend. I utilized jack stands as Loren described. You will want to get the tires off to have the needed access. Also, recommend replacing the coils while you at it. I had misfire on cylinder 3, which was caused by the coil, hence my fun over the weekend. The older style coils are prone to failure. Good luck!
  8. Since you are going to make a purchase, you may wish to consider the LN Engineering oil filter adapter. It provides full flow and utilizes a traditional spin-on oil filter. I convert several years ago and have been very pleased. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Installed the Bosch 150amp. Order from Amazon as JFP suggested. Took a little time to remove the old 120 amp unit but the new 150 amp dropped right in as direct replacement. Been driving for 2 weeks with no issues. Could not be more pleased at the value of this alternative unit. Thanks guys for the great find!
  10. Yeah, the rear bolt is a challenge. I had success by removing the temperature sensor, it slides out to the right, and then using a 3/8 drive with 6 inch extension and universal joint extension. It's amazing how just a little more room makes all the difference, and a little extension mirror to see the bolt location.
  11. Dhara55, did you figure out how to remove? I have the same configuration on my 2001 C2.
  12. Thanks for sharing, guys! Perfect timing, after 80K on my 01 C2, my alternator is starting to make noise. Made the purchase today.
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