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creekman replied to Mike Blaszczak's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Mike, Obviously it's something, I installed a short shift kit in my '03' and don't remember any wiring attach to the the shifter? But then again I can't remember what I had for breakfast. On a rare coincidence have you checked the lamps in the tail light housings.... I doubt that the back up lights are on their own fuse, but have you checked that? Keep us posted even if it means embarrassing yourself... Mitch
creekman replied to BM_'s topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)BM, When you say the A/C kicks in what does mean... The first thing I would check is to be sure the clutch on your compessor is engaging, Stick your head under the back bumper close to the A/C compressor then have someone turn the A/C on... You should hear the pulley coming together with the clutch plate. Also, if it's working you can no longer turn the clutch plate.. And you're sure that you have the correct amount of Fregon, I believe our system takes 1.9 lbs. of R134 Freon... Also, it's good to include the year and model of your car. There's a lot of posting on the blowing insulation. I have it and it doesn't seem to have made any difference. I share your frustration as I have a delayed start with my A/C after a cold start of about 5-10 minutes, once the car is warm up the A/C fires right off... I'm sure you'll get some good input from the other members... Good luck and Welcome
I love the looks and hips on the wide body... I had a '84' Turbo Look, with original paint to sample, but got tired of the whales tail. I think the 996 is a great design and will hold it's looks for a long time. After all the test of good design is how will it age and look 10-20 years out. I think the 996 will do well, it checks all the boxes for me. I see you're from CA, where is Mendonesia California... LOL
Might be an easy place to start, although I replaced it about 4 years ago. I'll give a close inspection and go from there. I replaced the bumper cover with a modified 997 GT2 bumper cover. It was an aftermarket fiberglass piece. It was so far off from fitting, not even close. I already had the wrong one sold to me sold to me by another dealer so I was a concern buyer, the guy swore it would fit. I probably have over 40 hours in fiberglass work to get it this close. The big advantage is for the 3rd water radiator to have good flow through air... Plus, I like the LED DTR lights.... Also, I have 3 front directional lights, 1 in the headlight unit, the LED DTR light has an amber turn signal light and we wired up the fender side marker light to also be a directional light. Thanks all for your help... Mitch
356, Good suggestion, that might be a good place to start... It's not under the plastic dome in front of the battery? I don't know if my wide body trunk layout is the same? I had a '53' BeeHive coupe, 'Yr.? Cab, '58' 4 cam speedster, '64' SC. If we had some of these older cars back we would be sitting a little higher on our wallets.
Thanks Jon... First off I can see you're a man of many interests and good taste, whether marriages qualify I don't know, ask me how I know. If I remember you get to the valve by removing the trunk upholstery on the passenger side? I hit the search button for fumes, without any success, I'll follow up as you suggest... Mitch
I'm getting gas fumes in the garage, but nothing on the floor. I've made sure that the cap was turned tight or it had ratched tight.. Is it possible that the charcoal canister is bad? I might add the fumes are easily detected, but not overwhelming... Thanks, Mitch
creekman replied to Tim W's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)This is not quite on subject, but along the same lines... I found out the hard way on my 2003 C4S, if you start the car and let it run, then reach in the open window and turn the key off and walk away the interior lights will not turn off until the door is opened and closed... Which leads to a dead battery...
creekman replied to limron's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Sorry, I saw the "K" and took it for 1,000. You're still spending a pot full of money on a high mileage engine I would really be sure the rest of the engine is worth it. It's obvious you've taken good care of the engine to date. Keep us posted on what you're going to do...
creekman replied to limron's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Have you done a leak down test to see if the cylinders and valves are in good shape. Not sure since you've come this far you might consider rebuilding the engine. Another 60K failure is the water pump. It just seems like a lot of money in parts and labor to put into a 230,000 mile engine. I appreciate we're talking a lot of money either way...
What has your Porsche Service Center said in regards to the rust... No question the rust is extreme, are you sure the shocks are original equipment? I think you'll have to suck it up and have the shocks replaced at your expense. There's always associated cost with owning any car, let alone a Porsche. Wayne Dempsey's book "101 projects for your Porsche" says you could spend up to $3,000 and 20 hours to replace the shocks, bushing, tie rods, , sway bar and associated hardware. If you're a DIY hands on it might be a good project. Dempsey's book would would walk you through the task.
Liberato, I think your expectations are rather high... Porsche can't be responsible for how a 15 year plus car has been maintained. Are you the original owner, or have you just recently purchased the car? Either way I think your observation is correct, replace the shocks. Looks like a nice car, enjoy it...
I would clean your air controller and MAF sensor.. I had occasional dash lights on my Escalade and the mechanic said he would clean the controller and sure enough it cured the problem. No more error lights and it also remedy the rear cargo door witch was non-op about half the time. Can't hurt anything, I used brake, fast dry...
I see you have an LS3 996. I have a 997 with a pile of scrap metal in the back, and was considering replacing it with an LS3. I've been trying to find some decent and honest reviews as to the drive ability and character of the car once the swap has been completed. Most of what I've found is from half assed conversions from budding you tube stars or from the guys that profit from doing the installs (renegade hybrids).
Any thoughts, concerns, cautions, encouragements ect from you will be very welcome information. Thanks in advance.