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About dakar34

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    San Diego, CA, USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 996 Cab<br>1991 318is
  • Former cars
    1998 M3 Sedan
  1. You do have to adjust the stereo based on whether the seats are up or down, as it affects the sound coming from the rear speakers. Oh life is just so difficult in my fast and beautiful cab ... :thumbup:
  2. A quote from another site regarding floating rotors: "The larger Euro M5 brakes came standard on the Canadian model M540i. They weren't included on the U.S. 540i Sport model for litigious reasons, i.e. the aluminum floating rotor that requires periodic inspection for cracking. It was deemed US owners would ignore that service and end up maiming themselves and suing BMW."
  3. I never found my e36 M3 sedan's brakes to be a problem, though I did eventually switch to the floating rotors. (I've heard many things, but I believe the cheaper rotors were used to help keep the price down because of concerns the car wouldn't sell well here.) That car was awesome, could do pretty much anything you ask, and the fact that you can buy one for the price of an SC makes it the German performance bargain rocket out there, IMHO. Not that I don't love my 996 cab ...
  4. If your friend loves the car the way it is, then it's a mistake to walk away over $2K of $65K. If there are comprimises about the car (color, interior, etc) then keep looking.
  5. If it's sitting at 5 (max) at idle, I'd bet there is a problem with the sensor.
  6. Annoying rattles in my cab on small pavement irregularities. mechanic thought it to be the side vents. A little searching & I found the rattles in the sunshade mounts. Each one has two screws. Two of the threaded pieces these screws go into had cracked (one on each side) and the screws sitting rattling around in there. (Perhaps over-torqued at some point?) The threaded pieces do not appear easy to replace, but as my extended warranty should cover them I guess I'm ok. It's much quieter with the loose ones out and the other two mildly snugged down. Now it seems there's a slight rattl
  7. I find there is very little wind noise in my '99 cab. As to the quality of the interior, that depends on the options originally ordered. The plain Boxster sound system is rudimentry, so I would look for a better one on the 996. You will miss the rear trunk, I wish I had it. You will love the power exiting corners w/the 996. the boxster is a better inherent design (mid- vs. rear-engine), but the 911 is the signature Porsche and benefits from decades of engineering work and refinement.
  8. When I lock my car (1999 6spd C2 Cab) using the remote button on the key, the horn often honks. I believe this to be due to a trunk sensor falsely indicating that the trunk is not properly closed. Does anyone know where this sensor is, and if it is adjustable?
  9. your noise could be a bushing in the front end that is not tightened properly, though one would really have to be there to make a truely informed guess ...
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