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About Y2K911

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    2000 911 C2
    2008 Rabbit
    2014 Volvo XC70
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    2004 Volvo XC70
    2001 Ford Focus ZTW
    1990 Jetta GTX 16V
    1987 GTI 16V
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    1979 Scirocco 5-Speed SuperSport
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  1. AWDGuy: Acknowledged! Good luck with the rebuild, whichever option you select. It is an eye opener for me as well as to how much those fasteners add up to rebuild an engine. One understands better why Jake charges that much for his engine work, expertise and final product.
  2. As Creekman suggests, I had mine checked for leaks (none found), emptied (as I was not sure what was used by a previous owner) and recharged early this summer with R134A at a VW dealer. Too easy and lots of cold air now!
  3. AWDGuy; You seem to be between a rock and a hard place at this time having followed your other thread on Rennlist and previously here. I believe Jake has taught a few of his classes in Canada so he might have someone that attended one of his classes that he would suggest to do this rebuild if you decide to go back to that option given the lack of documentation for such a finicky job. Last year, I had asked him about his best student in the Vancouver area and he recommended (was extremely impressed with) someone in Richmond (near Vancouver airport). I have not gone ahead yet with what I want to do but even today this shop was mentioned on Rennlist Canada as being most excellent for engine work. I understand Vancouver is a bit far from Ottawa but there might be someone in the Toronto area he would recommend if he had one of his classes there in the past. Bonne chance ... and for what it's worth, we are pulling for ya!
  4. Kim: Do you still have a picture of what you old one looked like? I could do a comparison with the graphite grey I have in my 2000.
  5. I second that or simply one picture of both consoles side by each in the car. My console is in sad shape as well (graphite grey).
  6. Thanks Ahsai and Creekman! Appreciate the assistance and the good story. Most techs love to work on our machines and not necessarily because of the financial gain but because of sound design and challenging work Porsche mechanical represents to them. I also had positive experiences at non-Porsche entities (VW dealer with experienced techs) so far, for work that I don't feel confident in doing myself. I got the torque values for these bolts so no problems there. Loctite 242 is suggested for this repair so I feel confident it is what is required. I will try to use it sparingly and fellow the few drops advice from Ahsai. Cheers! Martin
  7. I have to replace all 3 of my tweeting idle pulleys on my 2000 C2. Wayne Dempsey at Pelican recommends using Loctite 242 on the bolts at installation. How much does one use to make sure those bolts WILL NOT come out while in use but as importantly, ensuring they WILL come out in the future when dissassembly is required? Loctite website recommends using several drops. I'm worried this might make the bolt impossible to remove later on. How about a drop-drop? Would that be sufficient to prevent it coming out while in use? Any advice on how much your folks tend to use in similar applications? Thank you for your attention! Martin
  8. Given your call sign, you also could have said: Man, I hope I haven't creeked you up ...:-)
  9. But keep reporting those breaks, Creekman! We kinda like that about you! :thumbup: Cheers!
  10. I own a 2000, with a build date of 08/99. So my car is almost a 99 with the last 4 VIN numbers being: ... 0220; hence, I'm 99% sure I have a dual-row as I was very early in the assy line of the 2000 model year. So could we assume your car was built in the last assembly-month of the 2000 model year: ie, July? As such, you might be pushing it for you to sport a dual-row ... but, eh!, who knows? At any rate, your case would be interesting. Make sure you tell us what you have once you probe down there ...
  11. Wow! Thanks for sharing this nugget of deviousness, JFP. Forewarned, indeed!
  12. Good point! I meant 'fore-armed' from a buyer standpoint whereby, I would likely opt for an 06 rather than an 05 to stay away from the IMS unknown risk parameter. With respect to your last question as a seller, I would not agree to go as far as pulling the T-mission but I would be honest enough to tell the purchaser about which type of engine the car has: original, refurb such as AT, etc ... to the best of my knowledge.
  13. Thanks J-F! So the hard lesson is 05,s can't really be trusted IMS-wise, even 'S's ... and watch that AT or austauschmotor designation, which will likely mean it did receive a larger single-row IMS during that replacement build or rebuild. Forewarned is fore-armed as a potential 997 buyer!
  14. Merci, J-F for your fast triggering on this beautiful Friday afternoon! So, even an 05 'S' could have a smaller diameter, singe-row IMS bearing, n'est-ce pas? Martin
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