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Everything posted by violaGT3

  1. Could it be a dead battery? From the owners manual: Key Stuck in Ignition? * Do not insert the ignition key into the ignition if the vehicle battery is discharged: the ignition key can no longer be removed. * The key cannot be removed until the vehicle electrical system is supplied with power again. Hmm You learn something new everyday here!
  2. Hi I like mine just fine. I have black Porsche mats I use instead of my gray so they do not get stained. Also I too have space gray with full carbon fiber.
  3. HOLY CRAP! Please STOP, do for the love of your cars not put sandpaper on your headlights. They are treated much like camera lense filters and if you remove this coating your headlights will start turning yellow and clouding (look at a 5 year old Ford, Dodge,etc.). If someone is truely having a problem with their headlights Post a pic and I will check in from time to time with a remedy. The best cure all for Polycarbonates is metal polish, use either Meguiar's, or Eagle One paste in the little round container. First clean the headlight with soap and water then using moderate pressur
  4. Hmm You know I found myself chasing an odor like burning oil or something. But I have come to believe it is actually the clutch. My car has had the suspension tuned by Champion Moto. and it sits tucked on 295-30-19's. It is a little more difficult to start my car rolling then other porsches that I have driven. I just think that the amount of torque necessary to keep it going and the fact that I get on it sometimes overwork the clutch a little. = ) Besides I have never had any oil loss, ever. I guess I'll find out when I hopefully get the clutch changed. I've been planning it for over a
  5. This is what I was finding time and time again while looking for RMS issues and it had me thinking do I want to put money into the engine with replacing all these items or just do a 3.8 swap? I am glad you made it through rough waters hopefully it'll be smooth sailing from here on out.
  6. WOW! I am shocked this thread is still going. It's really great to see all the survivors. I ended up doing some searching to learn what I could about the engines after the RMS issue sparked my interest. I was shocked to see all the catastrophic failures. To add myself to the role call I just turned 80kmls on my 99C2 GT3 Clone. To answer the question about me playing the viola, no I do not play. The name was a typo that I never bothered to fix. My car is a Violet Chromaflair But the name in the paper work voilametallic. So I put the voila and GT3 together and it became VoilaGT3. I li
  7. The cars are great to drive as long as you don't have a droning exhaust. But one killer thing is make sure that the wheels shop who put your new Bridgestone R960's on put the wheel lock key back in your car! The only flat I have had in 10 years and I got stuck in a hole in the wall called Lebo KS. The town closed @ 9pm and no one would tow me, not AAA, no one. My insurance called everyone in the area but since my car is lowered they would touch it. So I sat in the car from 9:30pm till 10 am the next day where the owner of the KC tire shop came down and brought me the wheel lock key and he
  8. I agree with RFM. These have an air pump on them, add that to cool dense air and Voila' you've got lean steam.
  9. I'm thinking of removing the back seats in my '06 997. More of a GT3 look. Loren suggested I reach out to you to see how you car came out. I want to remove all including seat belts and bottoms. I look forward to hearing back from you! Thanks, Don Hi it is really easy once you've done it. Keep that in mind as you walk through these instructions. On each side you see little black plastic bolt covers, snap them out/off, and you'll see a bolt holding an adjustable bracket for the seat back. Now remove the bolt and do the same on the other side. In between the backs you'll see a little
  10. Hi, I have a Viper system with the proximity sensors "motion Detectors". I sincerely doubt that Porsche makes a system like that. Most High end cars run a Lo Jack system that'll deter thieves from damaging the vehicle, if they steal it as it'll kill the car where it sits after a set period and they are more concerned with getting away from it than anything else. But it does nothing to prevent a retard from being jealous or having enough respect not to swing open the door on their 85 Skylark into your car. Honestly I disabled the warn away feature, as people today will just chuck a rock at
  11. Oddly I have experienced a odd bump and dragging/rubbing sound when reversing. It is part of the large scale maintenance I am about to tackle on my car. With my experience in racing and other cars(not Porsches) I associate it with a failing/damaged ball joint. It seems to be that when reversing and that the passenger wheel makes an odd knock and then its like the tire has an incorrect toe and drags a little. I do not notice while driving forward only when reversing bring the car out to the left. I'll post if I find a definite result. HTH
  12. http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z130/Vi...T3/PICT0998.jpg Would you call the entire skirt the retaining strip? I'll have a look at my Parts CD. But the kit is factory installed and it never had all these screws in it like this. P.S. sorry about the dirty picture but had the car out in the messy roads and haven't cleaned it up yet. = (
  13. Hi, I have the new All Season pole positions (RE960's?) on my 99 C2 and they are quieter right off the bat. They have good traction all around for driving. I sometimes hit freeway entrance ramps @ 50mph or better for grins, and I have not once felt unsure or nervous about loosing traction. I would have to say they have better wet traction than the P-Zero's I had run for the past few years. They definitely have better lateral grip on wet roads. They are good in the snow, not on ice, but that being said they will tend to lateral slide during turns in the snow. HTH
  14. It is gorgeous! I would look for some white and chrome wheels set up like the GT3 color match wheels. Probably some multi-spoke like 18 spoke eurosport wheels they would look good with the rear end vents. IMHO Here's a wheel I think would look good, mind you that they should be white wheels with chrome or polished lips. = ) http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseU...&sort=Brand
  15. ViolaGT3, Based on your description of the body shop using self-tapping screws I share your concern for future possible corrosin/rusting. DId the shop tell you if they used a silicone like sealer on the threads of the the screws before assembly?? Are the screws stainless steel?? If the answer is no to both questions, then you could request they reinstall the srews with the silicone sealer and that should help prevent future problems, although I don't understand why they wouldn't have used the clips or adhesive tape I understand Porsche recooends for the installation if they are a "high-end
  16. I had the front end redone as well as the ground effects. I went to put the under-body panels back on the car that I had off to do some work and get the car painted and I saw that they let loose with an automatic self tapping screw gun all the way along my side skirts! I am really looking for someone with some imagination. I am mortified and speechless. You could probably add a little pissed to that. Has this happened to anyone before. Please give me ideas here can they even repair the metal to prevent rust? I sincerely doubt it as factory holes for ground effects cuase premature rust.
  17. I''m very new to my 996, it smells like burning rubber - previous owner says it has always smelled like that. Is that what you describe? Danny I have been hunting down a smell I had associated with my tires rubbing, but they were not, I thought maybe it was them cambering in as my suspension is tuned and it has a stout camber, the tires were found to be cool and without issues of rubbing or grinding. I will be knee deep replacing the RMS, clutch, and other goodies in the next couple of weeks and I'll see if there is something out of sight causing this. Good Luck with it. I have not h
  18. Hi All! I am looking to do my own clutch replacement as it is that time. I was looking for a DIY on it but did not locate one and wondered if someone knew of a good resource. Also I am needing the part numbers for a couple of parts in the clutch setup. They are apparently a common replacement/upgrade when doing the clutch. I am pretty sure one is the actuating arm? and the other is directly linked to that. The problem is the arm bends and makes depressing the clutch more difficult than normal. TIA!
  19. Im not really a muscle car guy but I believe the old smog pumps were driven by the fan/accessory/serpentine belt and thats why they were removed to 'gain' power. The boxsters system is basically an electric fan, so removing it would do nothing for you other than make a nice check engine light pop up. Hey I'm an old muscle car guy and the point of pulling all that mess out was to stop the vacuum loss in the system. All the crazy little hoses and valves and bypasses really did a number on tuned carbs. Anyways has anyone ever replaced it to see if it is just a worn out thing? My
  20. Cool I did not find that searching, but it still doesn't tell me if there is a difference between the CDC-3/4? I have him ready to ship it and I know it is original Porsche and that makes a difference to me. Thanks though Loren!
  21. Hi All. I am looking to buy a replacement CD magazine for my daily which has the CDC-3 changer. I am talking with a guy selling a Magazine but he's not sure if it is for a 3 or a 4. Can anyone tell me if there is a difference and if so how to tell which one it is. TIA
  22. Here here, I would have to agree on this one. I have a Optima Red Warranty replacement new in box sitting in my garage. The original one died after my car was parked for 6 months. I went to Advance Auto and bought their gold battery and I have not had the same problem. Including a 6 month period in my garage only being started for 10 minutes every 2 weeks same as before. So unless you really want 20,000 CCA or a 5lb battery just get the standard replacement, it even has the vent tube thingy. If you do go with a parts haus I would get their gold line as they stand by their warranty and i
  23. Thanks a lot guys. I have been trying to figure it out for some time. I definitely only hear it on start up. It does not do it from place to place. Only on the first start of the day and not every time then either maybe it has to do with the amount of time between starts. It is definitely a unique sound. Loud like a rod but more busy/methodical if that makes any sense? I have not had the pleasure of hearing an anchor drop but, yea, I could say it would be pretty darn close. Again Many Thanks WVICARY and PTEC!
  24. Hmm, I guess I need to look at the layout of chains. It does not happen every time, I can say that if I go from place to place it does not do it but occasionally when I start the car in the garage it makes this noise. Never quite paid attention to the time span between starts when it does this, but I will now. Thanks
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