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About ggilligan

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    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2001 Porsche 996 Cabroliet
    2012 Honda Accord
    2007 Honda Odyssey
  • Future cars
    2014 Panamera
    2010 911 C4S
  • Former cars
    1965 Jaguar 4.2 E-Type Coupe
    1961 Triumph TR-3A

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  1. I have a 2010 997.2 and I noticed before I purchased the car from its first owner, his records indicated there was a Factory Recall on the high pressure pump. Check with your dealer to see if your car was done. George
  2. From one Gilligan to another, I also have a 2001, a Cab, and noticed your last name. Not many Gilligan's around with Porsche's. If you have time, send me a PM. I'm interested to know from which branch of the Gilligan clan you may be. Thanks. gm.gilligan@comcast.net
  3. I recently picked up a 2010 4S coupe with the Sport Chrono pkg., PDK, etc. and was wondering about the change in the exhaust note when I go to Sport or Sport Plus. The car doesn't show a Sport Exhaust on the build sheet, however, there is a definite change in the exhaust note according to other Porsche drivers who have followed me on some of our sporting rally's. Perhaps it's just a function of the re-mapping of the fuel system in the two different modes. Comments welcome.
  4. I was stopped by the sheriff outside Ann Arbor, MI recently after dusk because he said he couldn't see into my 2010 4S coupe as it went by! He asked if the car was from out of state and I said yes, I just bought it in Miami. He didn't give me a ticket but suggested I check to see if the windows had tinted film added as the law in Michigan says the top four inches must be clear, no tint. I did and sure enough there is a film on the side windows that was not very apparent. My question is how to remove the film without damaging the glass. Is there a simply way like just pulling it off or will it require steaming, or something else? Thanks.
  5. Just picked up a 2010 C4S with 13,000 miles which is new to me. I'm putting it away for the winter and will use my Battery Tender to maintain the battery. My question is whether I can use the cigarette lighter socket as the plug-in point without a problem. On my 996, I've used the cig. socket for years without any problem but I don't know if that will hold true with the 2010. Suggestions would be helpful. Thanks. George G.
  6. Thanks for the responses. Putting money aside for anticipated repairs is a good idea. I also plan on speaking with my local Porsche dealer to see what warranties they honor, the warranties they prefer to work with, and the relationship between them and the warranty companies. The last thing I want to do is get into a situation where I have to fight with some out of town warranty company. George G.
  7. I recently purchased a 2010 Carrera 4S Coupe with two months of factory warranty left and 15,000 miles from the original owner. I have been looking for an aftermarket warranty and so far have found many horror stories. I would like to hear from Porsche owners who have/are experiencing good results from their after market warranty and who those companies may be. Costco no longer offers warranties on Porsche. The local Porsche/Audi dealer offers Fidelity Warranty Services, however, in checking the Web for reviews, they have received some very bad press. I would appreciate hearing some success stories as I want to get coverage soon. A CPO warranty is out of the question as I bought it from the original private owner. Thanks. George G.
  8. I recently bought a 2010 Carrera 4S Coupe with 13,000 miles and many options. It has PCM with Nav, Phone, Tuner, Sat, etc. The PCM manual explains the Voice Control operation and the "turn on" button on the computer control stalk. I don't have the button or decal on my computer control stalk. I would think if its in the manual, Voice Control would be integrated into all PCM units or was it a separate option within PCM? Answers would be appreciated. George G.
  9. I have an '01 996 Cab C2 and recently replaced my tires with the all new Michelin Pilot Sport AS 3(all season). I went with 225/40ZR18XL on the front and 265/35ZR18XL on the rear. I couldn't be more pleased with the choice. The grip is excellent and the price was right. I live in Michigan and planned on driving this winter on dry roads but we haven't seen the grass 12 weeks!
  10. My manual shifting has become a little more "notchy" than it used to be. I'm wondering if there is an adjustment for these cables and if so, if there is a TSB on how to do it. Thanks. George in Ann Arbor
  11. Pedro: You mention Mobil 1 in a grade of 10W-40W. I didn't know that Mobil 1 was available in that grade except for a motorcycle application. If Mobil 1 is available in a 10/40 what is your source or do you use the motorcyle oil? Thanks for the information on the above topic. Very informative!! George
  12. Good eyes! There's a point where more oil does no more good and we kept searching for the perfect amount into the bearing. Working with three different bearing manufacturers the consensus was reached that 300 - 500 ml/min was optimal, so we split the difference and went with 400 ml/min at 60 psi. We changed the size of the restrictor to accommodate for the new flow. That's why you saw the two numbers. This measurement was done using Mobil1 10W40 at 200F and 60 psi. When cruising, 60 psi is about average. Happy Porscheing, Pedro
  13. I have a bad rattle inthe left rear panel, below the left rear window. The rattle is there whether the left rear window is up or down. I would like to remove the panel (where the seat belt goes thru) and fix the rattle. I don't have a clue as to how to remove the panel to get in there. It's a Cab2, with only 26,000 miles. Can someone please advise me on how to remove this panel? Thanks. Topgun
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