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Everything posted by Edgy01

  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 s
  16. By the newer 997.5 cars,--they redesigned the rear lights which fixed that problem.
  17. I have been using 1 quart every 1000 miles since it had 4 miles on the clock. Now at 14,000. I get a little soot on my pipes but nothing that bad. I have read elsewhere that it could be a separator. Dan
  18. The least expensive way to get PCCBs on your Porsche is to order them on the car from the beginning. The second generation PCCBs are far better than the problematic First Gen. I have 14,000 miles on my PCCB-equiped car and haven't seen a bit of wear on either pads or rotors. I've heard I could see 200,000 miles on the rotors used on the streets. Dan
  19. I think you mean the X51 package. Those who have spent the $17K felt it was worth it to go from 355 to 381 hp. It's a personal judgement call. Dan
  20. I use 1 quart every 1000 miles. I broke it in per factory guidance. Am at 14,000 miles today. It has used oil at that rate from the beginning. Dan
  21. There is no firm method to guaranty anything when it comes to breaking in an engine. I went through the whole break in routine per the factory direction (under 5000 for 2000 miles) and have continued to use 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles. I have 14,000 on the clock now. It's gotten no better, or worse. The factory claims that you can get as bad as only 650 miles per quart of oil with these things and they are still considered acceptable. Dan
  22. If you have a DVD navigation unit in your 997 you can do it. It requires the fitment (around $400) of an adapter. A guy on Rennteam or Rennlist did it for his car. Dan
  23. 996 owners are midirecting 997 owners. The installation tools were deleted from the tool kits upon introduction of the 997. Porsche requires you to buy a couple of these if you want to keep from damaging your rotors/wheels. Two are needed to do it right on the PCCB equiped cars,--you can probably get by with 1 for the iron brake cars. I slip my two into the end of the tool kit (where presumably they are SUPPOSED to go). Dan 06 997S Hardtop Cabriolet Turquoise, brown, PCCBs
  24. I'm sorry, but I don't get what you're doing. I mounted my Valentine 1 remotes inside the little cubby hole at the base of the center PCM display. I put my Razor Motorola in my ashtray when underway. See pictures for how my remotes are mounted. Dan
  25. I have not had a problem with my factory fitted hardtop (2006 997S Cab) despite not torquing my allen bolts to 34 ft/lbs. The factory told me to crank it down 'good' and that was that. What keeps the top from rubbing where you had the damage are about 3 large silver-dollar sized rubber/foam pads that provide that separation between the top and the cover. Dan
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