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Everything posted by ggilligan

  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
  14. My headlamp washers don't work and I'm puzzled as to how to fix them. They're supposed to work with the headlights (litronic) on but they don't. In an earlier post it was mentioned that the pump for these washers may be bad and/or the lines plugged or broken. My question is whether there is a bulletin on how to get to the pump and/or lines to repair them. It was mentioned in an earlier post the the pump was under the left inner fender cover and I don't have a clue as to how to access that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. George
  15. I have a garage queen 2001 Cabroilet with 25,000 miles on it in Ann Arbor. Artic Silver/Black Leather Not a coupe, so won't fit your specs. Too bad. George
  16. I got my '01 996 in October of 2012. It has the headlamp washer nozzles in place on each headlamp. However, when I activate the washers according to the owners manual, no fluid comes out. My windshield washers work fine. Is there another source of fluid for the headlamp washers? I assumed the windshield washer reservoir would be the fluid source. Can anyone throw some light on this for me? Thanks. George
  17. I ordered both the cleaner and the fabric protecter spray. Thanks for the recommendation! George
  18. I'll try to post a picture soon. Just ordered from Ragg Topp. Thanks.
  19. My '01 Cab. was purchased in Oct. 2012 with the hardtop in place and 20,500 miles on it. When I took the hardtop off, and raised the soft top, I noticed in the center of the softop has an abrasion about 1/2 " long and vary narrow. My question is if there is a sealant that could be applied to cover the small area to prevent any further wear. I've checked the softop cavity and can't see where there is anything to have caused the abrasion. Suggestions welcomed. Thanks. George
  20. My recent purchase of an '01 996 C2 with only 21,000 miles has been great fun and a lot of smiles. However, just recently after a 15 mile run I noticed a burnt rubber smell after I shut down and it puzzles me. The car runs beautifully and I have not exerienced any problems. Another question I have is; given the age of the car and low mileage, has it been the experience of others that perhaps the shock absorbers have lost their ability to rebound properly. I know the Porsche suspension is sports minded, however, my car seems to have virtually no rebound rate and the ride on anything other than a very smooth road leaves something to be desired. Would appreciate comments if you think they may be relevant. Thank you. George
  21. Dharn55: Thank you! It sounds like a real easy job once you find the person with the right know how!
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