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    2004 911 Carrera c2 manual
  1. I bought a heavy duty large c-clamp and tried it. It didn’t work on my bolts. I then went to a machine shop and they heated and hammered them out for $20. Thanks everyone for your support on this issue. I'm so glad I got this resolved quickly.
  2. Wow okay RFM. Thanks for the info. Seems like you removed these bolts before. Is a hydraulic press easier or the torch and hammer is the preferred method? I may try to find a machine shop that would do it for me if the torch method is still difficult. Do you think a big steel C clamp could do the trick, without torching?
  3. The replacement Porsche bolts now have a hex head.
  4. My catalytic converter bolts are in bad shape and I want to replace them. These bolts seemed to be welded onto the cat. Have any of you ever removed these? Do you know how I will get these off without damaging the cat?
  5. Manual Transmission Oil Change Instructions By Loren How to change your manual transmission oil Note: Part numbers sometimes change without notice. Always double check with your supplier that you have the latest part numbers. Parts you will need: 3-4 liters 999 917 546 00 (Shell) Shell Transaxle (75W-90) or Mobil Mobilube PTX (75W-90) Approved Manual Transmission Oils 000 043 204 20 Mobil (Mobilube PTX) - 20 liter container 000 043 204 19 Shell (Transaxle) - 20 liter container 999 917 546 00 Shell (Transaxle) - 1 liter container Note: All are synthetic GL4 and GL5 rated (or "non-conventional processing") oils. GL oils have good light running properties because of their light low-temperature viscosity as well as a high level of temperature stability. Hi Porsche community, Here's an update on the transmission oil for the US market. Shell Transaxle Oil 75W-90 is now called Shell Spirax S5 ATE 75W-90. Fluid Part number 999 917 546 00 has been updated to 000 043 305 49 Now I have 2 questions for you all regarding Manual Transmission Fluid / Rear Differential Fluid for my manual 2004 996 Carrera 2 It seems that the 1 Liter Porsche container 999 917 546 00 is the Shell Product in the USA. Suncoast Porsche sells both the Porsche oil (which should now be the Shell Spirax S5 ATE 75W-90) and the Mobil Mobil Mobilube PTX(75W-90) which is originally intended for European markets. They are roughly the same cost. 1. Is the Mobil Mobilube PTX(75W-90) preferred and superior over the Shell(75W-90) Porsche part # 999 917 546 00? 2. When I called Suncoast Porsche they said that Mobil 1 Delvac 75W-90 and Mobil Mobilube PTX (75W-90) should be almost the same. But when searching through many 996 transmission fluid forums, it seems that Mobil 1 Delvac(75W-90) is better for track use and the Mobil Mobilube PTX (75W-90)/or Shell(75w90) is better for shifting when gearbox is cold. Since I don't track my car, I am leaning toward this fluid for extra protection during cold starts. Now I would need 2.7 liters for the Transmission/Rear Differential. I could buy 3 liters of Mobil Mobilube PTX(75W-90) or the Porsche 999 917 546 00 Shell(75W-90) for a total of $120 + tax and shipping. Or I could buy the Mobil 1 Delvac(75W-90) which is sold in 1 gallon for $55. Money wise Delvac wins. But the main thing is I want to put the best product in for the vehicle and my usage, money aside. Loren and others, how do you feel about Mobil 1 Delvac (75W-90) for street use on my G96/01 transmission? My gut always tells me to stick with Porsche part 999 917 546 00(Shell) or maybe the Mobil Mobil Mobilube PTX(75W-90). I would like to here the Porsche communities arguments for and against. Best Regards, Leonidas
  6. I have some questions regarding the Clutch Bleeding portion of this tutorial. How do you know if you need to bleed your clutch? Are there signs that this needs to be done? 3 weeks ago I bled my brakes with the Motive Power Bleeder but I didn't do the clutch bleeding. Should I go back and do this? Or is there a test I can do to know if my clutch needs to be bled? I have a 2004 996 with manual transmission. And just so I get a better understanding...the clutch uses brake fluid and the brake system master cylinder to operate? Thanks in advance. Both the clutch and the brakes share a common fluid reservoir, so when you bleed the brakes, you should also do the clutch at the same time. Hi JFP in PA— Ok, but since I just did the brake bleeding and brake flush 3 weeks ago, should I do it again to get the clutch bled? How do I know if i have air in the clutch?
  7. I have some questions regarding the Clutch Bleeding portion of this tutorial. How do you know if you need to bleed your clutch? Are there signs that this needs to be done? 3 weeks ago I bled my brakes with the Motive Power Bleeder but I didn't do the clutch bleeding. Should I go back and do this? Or is there a test I can do to know if my clutch needs to be bled? I have a 2004 996 with manual transmission. And just so I get a better understanding...the clutch uses brake fluid and the brake system master cylinder to operate? Thanks in advance.
  8. Hi everyone. I just called my local tire shop to purchase some rears (285/30/R18 Pirelli P Zero Rosso N4 Porsche Spec) for my 996 and they told me that they are going to be discontinuing this tire next year. Has anyone else heard the same? Just for thoughts, what will you ride for a daily driver tire (wet/dry performance?)
  9. I did an oil change on my 2004 996 Carrera using the correct amount of Porsche specified oil about 1,500 miles ago. Now after running and car and letting the oil settle back to the oil pan the dash computer level and dipstick are reading the same. The oil level is half way from the min/max levels. I know that the oil level is in the acceptable range now, but is considered having low oil? The reason why I am asking is because I brought my car to get diagnosed (and fixed) for a faulty oil pressure sending unit problem that occurs rarely when the dash warning pops up saying oil failure and the oil pressure gauge goes to 0. Then when I shut off the car the error disappears. I think it has to be the oil pressure sending unit, especially from other similar issues on this forum. Some history on my car. Well I bought the car from carmax and purchased the maxcare warranty. I was going to put the part and do it myself but it was too easy and I said let me use the warranty (since they would use Porsche parts) and I won't have to buy the part. So when I bring it in they tell me that if they can't find a fault they have to charge me a diagnostic fee. I said ok I know what the problem is and the oil pressure sending unit is covered under the warranty so go ahead. The call me back with the results and told me that their Alltel computer diagnostic system did not read any faults and the first thing they did was check the oil level and it was low. I was upset because I run the oil check every time I run the car and I never received a low oil light on. I ran over there because I thought the technician doesn't know how to read Porsche oil and we confirmed that the oil level was smack in the middle of the min and max lines and no light on the dash. My response was oil level is good. His response was that oil level is low and that could be the cause of the oil pressure sending unit. My first question is that oil level considered have oil that is too low? I need help because I feel Carmax just conned me out of a diagnostic fee because they didn't even proceed to look for a loose wire or anything. They said if the oil level is low thats the first thing that needs to be fixed. I would understand if the oil level is low. But it is in the middle of the dipstick in the acceptable range? Please let me know if my logic or theirs is wrong. Thanks.
  10. Hi All, I have a question that has been bugging me. I just purchased a 2004 911 carrera that has the 12 way power/ memory seats. The mirrors and seats move electronically. The problem I am having trouble doing is setting up the reverse mirror tilt. I just went to the local Porsche dealer and they said that they didn't have that function in the USA models in 2004 996's and they received them in future 911 models for the USA. Is that true? My manual says it should be programed and gives instructions but I cannot get it to work. Dealer said it was for European models only. Please give me any advise you can and if that option is functional in USA 996 models. THANKS. Leonidas
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