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    99 Carrera 2
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  1. '99 c2 6spd 167000mi Okay guys, Finally got my new water pump up on the engine. I go to torque the bolts and I get around to the last bolt only to have it bottom out! I jump back into the porsche parts Katalogue and sure enough it lists a 30mm and 25mm long bolt! can somebody illustrate for me which locations receive the shorter bolt? they all looked the same when I pulled them out :( rookie mistake for the old guy! :D thanks in advance all!
  2. I tried looking through the wiring diagrams in my Bentley to no avail. I went down and cut back a bit of insulation and the wires appear (to me) to be Violet and Violet/Blue. Another look over the wiring diagrams and I didn't see any two wire sensor the feeds the ECU with that color combo? Could be red, it looks like red/violet is the 5V feed out of the ECU?
  3. give the head a couple good whacks with a small hammer, right next to the actuator, while idling... :D I did actually do this and haven't got the code since! (actually I did more than that but the impacts are what seemed to sure the code)
  4. 1999 C2 6spd Hey guys, I have known of this connector but recent repairs let me finally get my eyes on the plug itself and some wiring. The plug is the same plug as is found on the vacuum control valves. (both valves have wires plugged into them) The wires come out of the engine harness bundle between the vacuum reservoir and the driver side intake manifold, with the wires extending forward to the point that the wires can be seen coming forward of the AOS and the cylinder head, when viewed from below. I didn't have my phone on me to snap a picture sorry! Thoughts on what this connector is supposed to be plugged into? Engine runs just fine without it connected (or as fine as it always has!) thanks all!
  5. I have had good luck with the CRC MAF spray on other vehicles. Haven't had a reason to try it on my 996 yet.
  6. I have never bought anything craftsman or sears via the interwebs. ****ty that you had such a poor experience! :cursing:
  7. True about Craftsman/sears quality, but just the same: They are still better than the crap I see a lot of people trying to use from Northern and other "discount" tool outlets.
  8. I use Green coolant because I can get it anywhere in the USA...which is good when there is a high risk of having road side problems, which is likely when you are me! LOL :jump: I use it in all of my vehicles even though it is not on the "recommended" list. the only coolant I would strongly avoid is Dex-cool at this point.
  9. I get that all the time when I am out running errands. All it means is that if you want an accurate reading, wait a long time. If you are using the dash as your primary oil indicator perhaps you should wait? Sorry, that is a flamer comment but I could not resist the urge to type it! Seriously though- non-issue unless that happens every time you start your car.
  10. Craftsman had their 3/8 and 1/2 clickers on sale right before christmas. They are great for the shade-tree mechanic. Keep in mind that they are cheaper and should be calibrated once purchased. The high accuracy torque wrenches cost way more than most "recreational" mechanics are willing to pay. Avoid the really cheap quality ones that you can buy at Harbor Freight or similar. They have *****-poor precision AND accuracy.
  11. If your able to check that would be great. So I forgot all about this. Just sold the rims a week ago too. If memory serves correct the rears were 19x11 with an ET65? Dont recall the front ET. My 996 is not lowered at all and is a 99 so I can't speak for other years or modified suspensions.
  12. Loren, and others- If the MAF is not reading at all, as might be the case when unplugged=same performance, have you seen that not CEL-out? I think I am going to go try with mine unplugged as a test as well but curious about CEL as I only get P1123 right now. I really wish my move was over so that I could get my durametric out and pull some numbers! :D
  13. Being a Parts professional at major parts chains for several years while in college I would strongly suggest you avoid anything re-badged by Beck-Arnley. When companies like RCInjector and Marren are easily reachable through the internet I don't think anything besides cleaning the injectors off your engine make any sense. I used to have access to an injector cleaner at school and I brought back injectors that were so bad that they didn't react to any pulse at all. (I got that set to flow within 10% so it is very doable) Just my input. :)
  14. Yeah, that is the sound of your Bendix not retracting in time and over-spinning the starter mechanism. complete agreement with fixes listed above!
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