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Thanks for all the input. I removed the piston and tapped the center for a M6 bolt. I used a socket with a fender washer and tried to draw it out, it did not budge. The piston came out of the caliper easy, but the damper inside was welded in. No way of getting it out except for using a grinder. I just bought a new piston and boot, put it right in. One problem out of the way! Thanks again. Jeff
Thanks for the info everyone. I'm going to pop the piston out today and soak it overnight. I'll post my results! Jeff
JeffKay started following How do you tighten top (window frame) console piece on C2 Cab, Brake damper stuck in piston.. what to do?, Coilovers for daily driving and and 2 others
I was doing the brakes on my 06 C2 Cab. They probably have not been done before, the car has 34K on it. WHen I did my 996 brakes. the dampers fell out. The dampers were difficult to remove and one is outright stock in the piston. They seem to have rusted together. The inside of the piston seems like surface rust or some buildup. Any ideas? Last resort is a piston rebuild kit. If so where should I get one? One vender has single piston rebuild kits… I think. Thanks Jeff
JeffKay replied to JeffKay's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Ohlins.. 5 grand.. Um.. Yea thanks.
I sold my 996 cab and I’m getting a 06 997 C2 Cab non PASM I want to install coilovers for better daily driving and appearance. I did this to my 996 as well. I will never track this car. I have a Lotus Elise for that Yea, the PSS10’s would be great, but I don’t want to spend 3K+ I've seen K-sport (early reviews not great - but seems to have worked it out) and D2 Any suggestions? Thanks Jeff
JeffKay replied to jimmy3530's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I got my car with 75,000 miles on it. I did the lower control arms, lower control arm link, Steering rack tie rod ends and the bearings. It tightened up the front end a whole lot and it was a fairly easy thing to do. Pelican parts has everything you need.
My PO put a 996.2 Turbo Look bumper and headlights on my car. (1999). The fitment was never quite right. Is there more to changing 996.1 to a 996.2 look then headlights and bumper? Was the hood or fenders different? Thanks J
When I lower the top, the passenger window goes down automatically, the drivers does not . It does go down if I click it. I held both switches in the up position for 10 seconds to calibrate them (from the Bentley book) Any suggestions? Thanks Jeff
Ok, it worked great! But.... a few caveats.. It was soooo frustrating! My goodness I cursed like a sailor. Getting those pieces out of the original hole was impossible for me. I made another access hole on the other side of the windshield. I used a wire and pushed the pieces through. I have no idea how he got them out. I recommend keeping them all and reassembling them on your bench to see if you got them all. Otherwise they could rattle and be annoying. Also, the tool to press the rivnut. I bought that tool pictured in the PDF. I gave it to a bodybuilder friend and he could not crush a steel rivnut. Maybe the guy in the pdf used aluminum or brass, steel cannot be crushed with that tool by a mortal man. I ended up sticking a three foot piece of pipe on each handle for more leverage. But.. it worked and it's fine! - Thanks everyone.
JeffKay replied to Rapewta's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I replaced my drivers side with a URO. It works fine.
Wow - thanks! https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/randrcenternuts Awesome solution!
Loren, I edited my post, but I could not change the headline. I took off the IR covers (the dark plastic thingys) and there are 2 4mm bolts. Unfortunately, the receiving end is cracked as in the pic. I can see of no way to replace this. It looks like it's sealed in the window frame. Any suggestions?
If that is what it's called... I attached a pic. I have a 99 C2 Cab. I was checking the rattle when my top is up. This piece, the console the convertible top locks into is loose. The PO broke the threads.. how is this fixed? See pic. It's in the top of the window frame.,. I can't see any access to it. Thanks Jeff
JeffKay replied to JeffKay's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Good idea.. When I jack it up this weekend, I'm going to check that too.. Thanks
JeffKay replied to JeffKay's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I ordered 000-721-961-91 Kurt. The 996 one was one digit less 000-721-961-90 I'm picking it up today, so I will be able to verify it later.