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  1. As far as I have heard, it's fairly common to only the MY05 cars. dan
  2. Replaced my second WP not too long ago. All OEM parts. They have fairly poor service life. (106,000 miles at the time). Did the job myself but had considerable help from Rennlist member who had done it a bunch. I took off my left header to make access to the thermostat easier (which I also replaced). Parts all from the Porsche dealership in Portland. I also used a special vacuum system to help purge the air from what is a fairly convoluted system. Dan
  3. The early 996 tops have to be altered as well from bayonet to screw posts.
  4. Another great suggestion is to soak your new serpentine belt in a coffee can full of Aerodpace Protectant 303--will last well over 100,000 miles then! see You tube video on it. dan
  5. I used to routinely go past 100,000 miles on 911 clutches but my 997S pressure plate prematurely failed around 65,000 miles. Of course, Porsche won't stand behind it. Just a bad pressure plate. It happens more than you know. So, parts are a big factor. dan
  6. TPMS became an option on all 997 cars in 2005, but became standard in MY07. I had to order it for my 06. dan
  7. My 2006 S redlines as all other 3.8 997.1 engines (save the X51s) at 7300 rpm. I have no idea where people get this 7000 rpm redline figure. dan
  8. Here's the real question for you. Where do you put the bad (let's make it harder) rear wheel when you put the spare on? dan
  9. Some bad some bad information being put out here. the Carrera S with the 3.8 engine, aka M37, has a larger water pump than the 3.6 litre engines (M36). When Porsche produced the larger S engines they up sized the water pump because it was needed. dan
  10. I've had good luck with Eli there at Wheel Dynamics. i had them straighten and refinish a set of XRR Carrera Sport wheels for me. dan
  11. With about 108,000 miles on my 2006 Carrera S cab I'm pleased to report that I'm still on my original factory fitted pads. PCCB rotors don't appear to wear your pads out at all. dan
  12. Go to Rennlist and their 997 forum and do a search. I posted some shots of my 997 in the air around 2007. Dan aka "Edgy01" on Rennlist
  13. In MY06 TPMS was an option. It became standard on the MY07 cars. Few ordered it in MY06 for some reason. (I consider it mission essential information). Dan
  14. Was doing 180 during my Euro delivery. Never would stoop to taking a photo when running at those speeds! I was looking WAY down the autobahn during those runs!
  15. I'm going to make a few observations from the limited information you provided. First of all, Porsche transmissions are robust but they should not be abused. I'm guessing that this is a used Porsche that you purchased, so you can't say how abusive the other owner(s) were. They may have contributed to this. I have several hundred thousand miles in Porsches (mostly 911s) and never had to replace a synchro. It may be someone's style of driving. Installing a short shift kit will only make this worse. What a short shift does which you must know is to reduce the distances needed to move the stick from one gear to the next. The time it takes to make that shorter move is thus less, and hence the quicker shift. However, synchros take a certain amount of time to synchronize. When you shortcut that time with a short-shifter you are automatically going to challenge those synchros even more. This is not a good thing. Frankly, I'm surprised your dealer offered to do that installation under their dime,--they are only trying to sell parts. They are not interested in solving your problem. Not knowing how synchros works is unacceptable from a dealership. The only way to know what 'aggressive' is for you is to see you drive it. For them to be in that shape by 26,000 miles is absolutely abuse. I have had a couple of 911s well over 100,000 miles (of my driving) and they never had a problem with synchros. Dan
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