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Jvc300

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  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 tryi
  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 c
  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
  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
  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
  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 – WP0CA
  16. Looks like if you had a failure Porsche is paying up. We are also covered if you have a failure have July 17, 2013. http://www.imsporschesettlement.com/faqs/#qq13
  17. Love this topic. It just proves that the 996 is a survivor!!! I have a Seal Grey 2004 C2 with 16K so hopefully I have a long way to go. I love the car, the styling and it's like new appearance with the low mileage. Hopefully this thread keeps going because I love reading it.
  18. I know this is an old post. I was wondering how the LNE bearing has performed over the last couple of years.
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