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    Sarasota, Fl
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2004 Carrera , 2011 E-Class MB, 2012 GMC Sierra
  • Future cars
    997 or 991
  • Former cars
    Bimmers, Mercedes, GMC trucks
  1. Small suggestion here: Never clear check engine lights before reading and noting the codes. Far too often, when people pull the battery cable and clear what they think is a single code problem, they actually clear multiple codes that could have proven critical in quickly and correctly diagnosing and permanently fixing the problem(s). And when the light comes back on and they take the car to a shop, the tech now has very limited data to work from, which then ends up costing the owner more money (and aggravation) then it should. When the check engine (or other MIL's) light up, your car is trying to tell you what is actually going on, and may have stored multiple codes that took some time to trigger the light; by disconnecting the battery, you have permanently thrown all that data away............... We see this happen far too often, and it ends up costing you more money. Thanks! I was under the impression that the current error was cleared.
  2. Did you check with Porsche to have the car certified? A 2008 under 100000 miles still qualifies and the cost 'may' be about the same as an aftermarket warranty.
  3. I had a rough idle on startup one day and didn't think much about it. A week later it ran rough again and the 'check engine' light came on later that day. I couldn't figure it out.. So, I opened the engine compartment and my hand swiped the oil cap.. Yes, the oil cap was loose.... Which causes the engine to lose vacuum (rough idle) . A month before I did an oil change and apparently didn't tighten the cap enough. I tightened the oil cap (AND Double checked that it was as tight again... ), reset the Check engine light (Disconnect the battery)...... It never ran rough and the CEL never came on again!!!! Check the oil cap....
  4. Suncoast now has a full conversion kit to upgrade to 997.2. They also have the wiring kits from FVD .
  5. Sorry, but that is complete nonsense, Tips had IMS failures just like the manual gear box cars, just in smaller numbers because there are fewer Tip cars. Go to the lawsuit's site, they have a place where you enter your complete VIN and it will tell you if your car is involved in the suit class or not. I know it is! It's unreal that they would turn away the biz. They are installing the LN bearing on the manuals and turning away the Tips? .. BTW: My VIN falls within the law suit. I'm planning on having Flat 6 install the IMS solution. My car has 19,500 miles and is beautiful. It will be worth it. Perhaps because the Tip cars are harder to do (take more time).............. Then give me a higher price to do a TIP. I'm sending it to Jake Raby for the "IMS Solution". I'm not loosing sleep over the IMS, but I'm surprised at the pCar dealers lies and mis-guidance. There are more things that I have been told by the dealers that I'm not listing here, but I'm disgusted by the service reps attitudes. Fun Fact: The 80's and 90's BMW 2.5 6cyl engines (the 325, 525, etc) had a belt for the timing that had to be replaced every 60K miles. If you didn't, you risked losing your engine. I see the IMS as the same thing. Just replace the bearing on a schedule and enjoy.
  6. Sorry, but that is complete nonsense, Tips had IMS failures just like the manual gear box cars, just in smaller numbers because there are fewer Tip cars. Go to the lawsuit's site, they have a place where you enter your complete VIN and it will tell you if your car is involved in the suit class or not. I know it is! It's unreal that they would turn away the biz. They are installing the LN bearing on the manuals and turning away the Tips? .. BTW: My VIN falls within the law suit. I'm planning on having Flat 6 install the IMS solution. My car has 19,500 miles and is beautiful. It will be worth it.
  7. You should call the Pcar specialist back and ask him if he could give you the part number for that IMS assembly so that you can compare it to the non-TipTronic IMS assembly. I say "assembly" because Porsche only supplies the IMS bearing as part of the complete intermediate shaft. Tell him you want to educate the lawyers who extracted a settlement from Porsche. I'd like to hear back about the response he gives you because I'm reasonably certain it will be entertaining. :jump: Regards, Maurice. That's a good idea! I did call the lawsuit and I still have not heard form them.
  8. Okay, I spoke to the Pcar dealership this morning about the cost of an IMS replacement. The Pcar specialist asked me if I had a triptronic, and I said yes, he proceeded to tell me that my car would *not* be covered by the lawsuit because I have a different IMS than the cars with a manual tranny...... :huh: !! He said that TripTronic equipped cars did not experience the failure for 2004.... :huh: . I asked him directly, "So, the cars with an Automatic trans were built with a different IMS?" Porsche Specialist "Yes, thats correct.". WTF? Seriously? He also told me to call the lawsuit and they will tell me the same.
  9. Thanks! I was looking on Ebay and there were a couple available unlocked. I did find out that I would need to buy brackets and the navigation disks for PCM 2.0 are dated. I'm going to stay with the CDR23 and enjoy the exhaust notes of my C2.
  10. Thanks anyways, I checked on clearbook.com and it would increase the value by 600 bucks.
  11. I have an immaculate 2004 seal grey 996 C2 with 19600 miles in Florida as well. Are you sure you don't want to shoot down here? From a local Cars and coffee event:
  12. I'm thinking about selling my 2004 seal grey 996 C2. It's immaculate with Tip, Xenon lights, PSM, Power seats, Bose , etc.... I can get a PCM very cheap and add original equip navigation to the car. Would it actually add value being orig equip navigation?
  13. If you go a little further, if you bought a non-cpo'd used car then you only get a 25% reimbursement otherwise they give 100%. As long as it is within the 130K mile / 10 year parameters. This lawsuit won't help me anyways for the 25% of 25-40K engine replacement.
  14. Million dollar airplanes break too. I've seen cars of all makes and models have engines blow up. All parts are eligible to fail. I've watched a friends Harley fail right before my eyes. Piston rod failed on the rear cylinder. 2011 MB E class engine blew. Why would anyone think the Porsche would be bullet proof. I love my 2004 and it's sold as a rock. I'm sorry for those that have suffered the failure, but I don't lose sleep at night over it. I would just buy a new engine from Jake Raby. People replace engines in Airplanes, Truck and cars everyday. Why not the Porsche?
  15. Just one more piece of info... Am I Part of the Settlement?5The settlement only impacts Class Members. The Class is comprised of: All persons in the United States who currently own or lease or previously owned or leased a Class Vehicle. A “Class Vehicle” is any: Model year 2001 – 2005 Porsche Boxster vehicles manufactured with an IMS between May 4, 2001 and February 21, 2005 with VINs in the following ranges:WP0CA29851S620508 – WP0CA29831S620619 WP0CB29811S660405 – WP0CB29801S660492 WP0CA29821U625959 – WP0CA29891U627644 WP0CB29861U664289 – WP0CB29841U665473 WP0CA29892S620061 – WP0CA29802S620238 WP0CA29832U620061 – WP0CA29892U626107 WP0CB29802U660062 – WP0CB29892U664319 WP0CB29862S660062 – WP0CB29852S660344 WP0ZZZ98Z2U602762 WP0ZZZ98Z2U640813 WP0CA298X3S620068 – WP0CA29853S620222 WP0CA29813U620061 – WP0CA298X3U625002 WP0CB29803U660063 – WP0CB29803U663240 WP0CB29853S660068 – WP0CB298X3S660227 WP0ZZZ98Z3U604185 WP0ZZZ98Z3U640971 WP0CA29854S620061 – WP0CA29824S621085 WP0CA298X4U620061 – WP0CA29854U621568 WP0CB29804S660061 – WP0CB29834S660555 WP0CB29854U660061 – WP0CB29834U661824 WP0CA298X5U710067 – WP0CA29815U711852 WP0CB29885U730069 – WP0CB29835U731310 [*]Model year 2001 – 2005 Porsche 911 vehicles manufactured with an IMS between May 4, 2001 and February 20, 2005, excluding the Turbo, GT2, and GT3 models, with VINs in the following ranges: WP0AA29991S622763-WP0AA29901S623641 WP0CA299X1S654064-WP0CA29971S655284 WP0ZZZ99Z1S644465 WP0ZZZ99Z2S603927 WP0AA299X2S620005-WP0AA29922S624193 WP0BA29922S635067-WP0BA299X2S635740 WP0CA29932S650004-WP0CA29952S655611 WP0AA29903S620063-WP0AA29993S624175 WP0BA29913S635062-WP0BA29983S635639 WP0CA29943S650062-WP0CA29913S653887 WP0ZZZ99Z3S641690-WP0ZZZ99Z3S644167 WP0ZZZ99Z4S604191 WP0AA29974S620062-WP0AA29934S623041 WP0BA29984S635061-WP0BA29974S635231 WP0CA29904S650061-WP0CA29924S653818 WP0AA29935S620061-WP0AA29925S620245 WP0BA29965S635061-WP0BA29995S635085 WP0CA29995S650061-WP0CA29995S650254 WP0AA29905S715077-WP0AA29905S717475 WP0AB299X5S740081-WP0AB29955S742109 WP0CA29935S755064-WP0CA29935S755209 WP0CB29915S765072-WP0CB29925S765212 WP0ZZZ99Z5S731099 WP0ZZZ99Z5S701444 To determine if your vehicle falls within this range, please find the tenth digit, which should be a 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and then determine if your VIN number is in the range of the last six digits. If your Class Vehicle’s VIN meets these tests, then you are a member of the Class. - See more at: http://www.imsporschesettlement.com/faqs/#qq5
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