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    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 996 Cab since 2004
    1986 951 2008 to present
  • Future cars
    The best EV I can get. Or maybe, if a really good EV conversion becomes available, I'll convert the 951 to an EV.
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    1999 Boxster 2002-2006

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  1. I just installed the PCCM Plus today into my 1999 996 cab, and it's awesome! If there's one main thing I've learned while researching this process and performing the installation that I'd share with others that are thinking about doing this, it's that there are major differences between different cars depending on years and options, so no single installation procedure or video is going to have all the necessary details for everyone (unless you're really lucky and the video happens to show a car with the exact same configuration). You will need to do your research to determine what parts need
  2. Thanks for this info. I've received my PCCM Plus and and preparing for the installation in my 1999 996 cab. I only have the basic CDR-220 with four speakers (don't have either CAN or MOST, nor do I have a CD-changer or Bose system), so it appears I have the simplest path. I'm looking at the Porsche installation instructions hosted at NHTSA.gov. Due to a lot of different 996 stereo options over the years, (not to mention the switch to MOST), you have to figure out which parts of the instructions apply to your vehicle. They're not very good at outlining what should or should not b
  3. 119k on a 20-yr old car implies that it was not exactly a daily driver. If you don't have any history on it, assume that at some point in its life, it sat for weeks at a time - possibly longer. Hopefully you'll have a good mechanic advising you on this. They won't really know the condition of the bearing unless they remove that outer plate and take a look. The condition of the outer seal is not the end of the discussion. It could have been replaced in conjunction with a clutch replacement. The condition of the seal on the bearing itself is your first step to determining if the
  4. Lost the code and had to change the battery - please help. On a trip, and not having a radio is hurting! It's a CDR-220, and the serial number from the display is 25015588. Thanks!
  5. I've been experiencing these codes for a while too. I have new pre-CAT O2 sensors (within the last year anyway) and I can hear the pump coming on, so that doesn't appear to be the problem, but it occurred to me as I read your post that your codes appear to take much longer to come back than mine. Since everything else seems to check out, I wonder if you're experiencing intermittent pump relay problems? On my 951, when my headlight relay started to go out, it would work sometimes, and not others. It went on for over a year this way before it finally created a real problem for me and I tracked
  6. Koni FSD's (just now available for the 996) from Paragon Products are on the way. I decided not to buy replacement springs yet, I'm going to install these and measure everything per the factory manual. I will probably also swap the LR and RR springs (assuming they are identical) to see if that has an impact. Really looking forward to driving the car with these. I have great highways for the daily commute, but the last five minutes to my house off the highway is just ridiculous (that's just Naples - it's like that here). Also, the salesperson said he had an opportunity to test drive cars w
  7. I run spacers with the longer lug bolts as well. I can't attest to how much of an impact it makes with any real data, but I do want to add something that I learned from a dealer, because I don't see this written about the use of spacers very much: I was told that the reason there is so much space between the outer edge of the wheel and the fender lip, as the car comes from the factory, is to allow for the use of factory snow chains (look them up - they're available from Porsche as a factory accessory). The extra space doesn't have anything to do with any perfect engineering scenario, it's ab
  8. This sounds like the kind of thing I would do, so I wouldn't shy away from that at all. If the factory transmission doesn't even hold up for 100k miles, why have it fixed or replace it with one exactly like it? It would be very expensive and is obviously not that strong (or maybe it had a previous owner that couldn't drive a stick very well). I would also spend a few more $$ and upgrade like this owner did. I'm at around 55k right now. Don't have any issues with the tranny at all, but I have had head seals replaced at around 38k miles, the clutch, RMS and IMS replaced at 45k, and the RMS
  9. I'd like to do this too. There are Audi's everywhere here and the LED lights add a very significant presence. I'd think the only place for these is in the lower left & right openings - perhaps a horizontal strip of LED's in the middle.
  10. You might be experiencing a problem with the interior sensors faulting and setting off the alarm - that was the case with my 99 Boxster that was going off in the middle of the night at least once a week. The dealer advised me to double-click (hold...release.hold...) the lock/alarm - what this does is lock the car, but only set the alarm on the doors, disabling any interior sensors. When you correctly double-click the alarm, you will hear a single honk from the alarm horn. Once I started doing this, the alarm never went off on its own anymore.
  11. Is that dealer close to you? I'd bet that the dealer who replaced the water pump will top it off for you for free - one because they swapped the pump, but two, to probably try to establish some good will and make you a customer. Beautiful car! Good luck with it!
  12. How much time/how many miles have you given it? I have found that some tires, especially softer compounds, need a 'break-in' period to match the characteristics of the used tire. I know your other tire wasn't used much, but it was certainly past the break-in period. One way to know if the traction is substantially different is to force the ABS to kick in. See if it kicks in on the used tire before it kicks in on the new tire. Also, check the serial numbers on both tires and see if the manufacturing date was substantially different (don't recall exactly, but I think the last four numbers c
  13. You'll love it. I'm a closet geek - so I love this thing. Check out my post here http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=30198 I'm already out of the geek closet. Switched to IS/IT work years ago, forgoing a reputation I spent all my college years building. Oh well. Got the Durametric in this week and started playing on Thanksgiving. Pretty easy stuff, though I have codes P1123 and P1125 and for some reason the Durametric does not have the text for code P1123, had to come here to get that. Regarding the air bag light - confirmed that I have the same issue as this thre
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