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rbrindley1

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Dhara55, did you figure out how to remove? I have the same configuration on my 2001 C2.
  4. Thanks for sharing, guys! Perfect timing, after 80K on my 01 C2, my alternator is starting to make noise. Made the purchase today.
  5. The Airlift tool is great. You will need an air compressor. Used it this pass winter to perform a coolant change, water pump/thermostat replacement, and the center radiator cooling system upgrade.
  6. Welcome to the board! Every time I drive mine it's like a mini vacation. Enjoy!
  7. Hey JFP, how do you feel about the LN IMS Solution for the single row? Have you done one?
  8. I concur that the front and rear should of the same make and model. With that said, I've been running Michelins Pilot Super Sports the past 2 years and just ordered replacement rears.
  9. I concur that the front and rear should of the same make and model. With that said, I've been running Michelins Pilot Super Sports the past 2 years and just ordered replacement rears.
  10. JasonStern makes a great point. The 996TT is based on the GT1 engine, therefore, it and the 996 GT3 do not have the IMS issue of the M96/97 engines. The price point for what you get really makes these a great buy.
  11. Provost Motorsports is located in Bordentown, NJ and is owned and operated by Robbie Provost a Schattenbaum Porsche Club member.
  12. On the west coast suggest checking out CallasRennsport. Tony Callas and Jake Raby have done a lot work together over the years. Good luck!!
  13. Great pics of a sweet ride...you must be a photographer. Welcome to Renntech!
  14. heat exchanger. For emission purposes the exchanger heats the oil during warm up and helps cool the oil after warm up, therefore, this one of key reasons in slow driving conditions you will see your coolant temps raise. The advice above to test your thermostat to ensure it is working properly is right on, replacing with LN 160 is even better. Continuous Oil temps at 200+ F i is pretty tough on your oil in these engines.
  15. Sweet looking ride. I have the same wheels...they were a difference maker for me on the purchase of mine. RB
  16. I concur with JFP. If you have the transmission out you should do the IMS. As JFP stated you need to check the IMS flange as my '01 3.4L has a dual row. I replaced mine during a clutch/RMS replacement with the LN dual row and have put 30k miles on with confidence.
  17. Jake Raby, Flat 6 Innovations, recommends Joe Gibbs Driven DT40. His engine warranty requires its use.
  18. Kim, Jake and team will take care of you. I recently attended his and Tony Callas M96-101 class in New Jersey. Learned a lot, but gained even more respect for these two guys and the work they do. Good luck!
  19. Ouch, is right. Have you checked the oil filter for metal bits. Also, drop the sump and check for metal debris. Classic signs of IMSB. A new problem with the 5 chains is timing chain failure. Good luck and hoping it is nothing serious.
  20. Agree with the above...get composite impellers and do the low temp thermostat. The oil/coolant exchanger heats the oil which leads to premature oil breakdown.
  21. Welcome to the forum! I suggest getting the history regarding pervious repairs, if any, regarding the IMS and RMS. Assuming you can not get or history is not available, I suggest pulling the oil filter and cutting open to check for metal specks. Using a black light will make it easier to see. If metal specks are present, I would have my car transported to and LN a Engineering LN Engineering authorize IMS installer. Sorry for the break in reply...fat fingers.
  22. I agree with JFP. In addition you have made the choice to go with the LN retrofit, the industry leading solution, therefore, follow through with the best practice for installation. They develop the procedure for a reason. You do not want to find out the hard way the cams shifted for some reason....a preventive expense in your investment will become a reaction expense.
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