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About bBunny

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    2000 996 coupe RWD 6MT
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    Probably a 997 when prices get more affordable
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    69 green 912 soft window
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  1. Hi there. I retired from the Porsche business, but kept the 2000 996. My health is bad and I'd like to leave wife etc with fewer burdens. I brought the car back from Oklahoma ( Oklahoma Foreign - Gary & Matt ) in 2011 to Florida to complete the refurbish/rebuild. Jon and I did the typical things these cars need. The major stuff was done in Pompano Beach ( Vinnie at Gulf Performance ). New LN double row/RMS/AOS coolant tank/ MFI / coils /plugs etc. I redid the front clip so there are zero paint chips etc. ( paint was real German matching acrylic ). Car drives perf
  2. It's done all the time. There are very specific steps you'll need to take . If memory serves, you'll need to contact FL DMV and declare your intention. But you also have to apply to DOT and more important COB ( customs ). The Florida DMV website should be a good starting point. I presume you have a clean title , a current registration . I have no idea if your country of origin has exit requirements. Good luck.
  3. This is common for early 996. There are many thread devoted to this problem up here. That being said, Things wear out. I've done the left one on my 2000 C2 coupe, and recently my right window is acting up. The common issue is usually the window regulator. There a 3 micro switches I believe for each door? First try the relearning procedure on the window. It may have just forgot it's open and close parameters. If that isn't the issue, then isolate if it's acting only from the inside door handle or the outside door handle. If it fails on that, then it's likely the regulator is worn. Eith
  4. Try searching from this source www.pcarshops.com the car looks clean, and the owner has done a good portion of the things that need attention. For what its worth, shipping cars from long distances is common with Porsche. Ive done it 6 times and never had any surpirises I didn't expect. If the car checks out, I hope you plan on shipping enclosed/liftgate.
  5. Congrats on the 996. To answer your question, spend time on this site. there are good folks here. if you have a serious question, which you will, reach out to Loren directly.
  6. For what its worth, if you plan on keeping the car , then do everything an 80K car will need. 996, like any Porsche 911 has a fairly well documented history of things that break/wear out. At 80000 miles, you are at the point where stuff happens. So,,, yes, do the IMS, do the rear seal, the AOS, bellows and ALL the coolant lines, as well as the **** coolant tank, including a new sending unit and the blue pressure cap upgarde. Do the water pump, and thermostat while you are at it. Clean out the throttle body, etc. Yes do the clutch, etc. I doubt the flywheel is out of round or damaged. No
  7. Ahsai is correct on all counts. I had a similar mystery leak more than a year ago ( MY00 996 C2 coupe 6MT ). Florida is hot and any defect on water cooling will show up especially in stop and go traffic. after any normal drive around town drive, I noticed the tell tale sign of a coolant tank leak as I had drips of coolant dropping off the left rear tail pipe. then I'd notice sometimes a small spot under right front wheel. a normal pressure test showed everything to spec. so we over pressurized to about 18ppsi and found both a flex leak in the tank neck as well as a definite Rad leak. I repla
  8. if its motor meister in Downey, CA, they've had issues in the past. Google them and see what current reviews are.
  9. www.spoilerlights.com Good place to start. You've got options to replace or upgrade to a newer look etc. I did both the 3rd light as well as the spoiler light in clear with no issues. Freshened up the look and function since they're way brighter. If you've altered the wing/motor you may need the supplied resistors, but its an easy fix. Did mine ? 2 years ago and no CEL etc. if this is what you want you also have option to upgrade license plate light to LED's etc, as well as newer style 997 rear lens. All in all, these are fun projects to do and should put a smile on your face at night .
  10. thanks for posting this. If Im looking at the pictures correctly, those may be the drain tubes. I would love to know what and where the clear plastic tube goes to ?
  11. hey there. Tire choice is always a challenge somewhat. As I learned over the years from my own arrogance and stupidity , its really important to realize Porsche specifies components for a reason. This being said, your choices look correct for stock 18's. What I discovered on my 2000 C2 RWD coupe was the total rolling circumference makes a difference on handling and comfort at speed. After playing around on a number of web based tire size calculators, I settled on 225 40 18 up front and 295 30 18 on rears because the difference on outside circumference was less than 1/16". I presume your rea
  12. if I remember correctly last time I did this, it was far easier and better to remove bumper cover, since it gives you total access to everything up front. Easier to work on too, plus you can do maintenance on the rads and condenser, inspect them for any issues, make sure the lo tone and hi tone horns are working, etc. those hose clamps, if still factory are pressure closed, so be careful, or plan on replacing with similar spring clamps or screw type. if you're trying to keep OEM, Brian Farmer - Einmalig in Huntington Beach has pretty much all of that correct harware. its cheap and guaranteed.
  13. theyre a pain to do by yourself. if you can , try to start the fit in the center. those 4 screw points should hold its positions so the gaps at headlights etc are correct looking. Id then check to see if both wheel wells line up. and finally do the underneath points. hope this helps. I presume you are cleaning the radiators, etc. if you have the headlight washer, good time to check connectors and hoses. AND make sure to route the hood latch wire so that it pops out just under the right headlight unit. if you should ever need to use it, you'll appreciate this tip :-)
  14. While watching Olympics and scanning Gear&Gadgets, I stumbled on a couple of cool retro technologies that look promising for cars from 1996 to present. Fortunately for me, the previous owner spent some bucks ( $4G's) on my 996 installing JL audio amps, cross overs, alpine speakers, subs and a Kenwood 7" DVD, Sirius, XM satellite, iPod, Garmin NAV head. I always wanted to complete the trifecta and add Bluetooth, but the units are almost extinct and real pricey. A company called SUPERTOOTH has a neat little unit that clips on your visor , is self contained and pairs to iPhone and Androi
  15. Rich. Moving into an unfamiliar car and especially a 996 thats over 10 years old and 5 hours away requires due diligence. There are too many facets to evaluate via emails , pictures and phone calls with the seller. I would strongly suggest sourcing a qualified Indie Porsche shop to have a thorough PPI done. www.pcarshops.com is a good starting point. Find one in relative distance to the owners location and require the car to be dropped off. Address your concerns and wants with the techs. Among the things that should be done beside bumper to bumper visual inspection and normal fluid chec
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