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  • Present cars
    1999 996
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    2004 Nissan 350z
  1. Got a new Gahh sonnodek top installed over Thanksgiving. It has been up on the car since. We had a warm day here and I put the top down for the first time and could not get it to latch back. The installer said it would stretch out with heat, but it is unsusable now. It took me two people to get it latched and that won't work. What can I do to accelerate the stretching process without damaging the top? Thanks, :renntech: Mark
  2. Thanks again...I ordered them and will get to work this weekend. Wish me luck!
  3. I am changing mu AOS and Coolant Reservior this weekend. I have read the great DIY threads here, but I can't seem to find the tool everyone says not to do these jobs without. Can anyone direct me to an auto parts store that caries these or to a website that I can order one? Thank you as always. Mark
  4. Guys, Just wondering where is a good place to look to find a 986 hardtop arctic silver? I have looked in the parts for sale section and ebay as well as PCA mart. Is thare another place I should be looking? Any problems with looking for a used one? Thanks as always Mark :renntech:
  5. Thanks guys, I finally had a minute to look at the spark plugs and found that the middle one on the driver's side was barely loose. Tightened everything to speck and the chirp is gone. It is funny how such a little fix can make you feel very good about the car again. Now I am ready to tackle the AOS. Thanks again to all who helped!! :renntech:
  6. Has there been any other reports of the AOS causing chirping?
  7. It definitely sounds like it is worth trying. Any threads on how to access spark plugs and torque specs? I will report back after I tighten them. Thanks Guys Mark
  8. The noise continues and it seems to be mostly when the engine is under very low speed torque. I can be in 1st or 2nd, but as I am leaving a stop, but it is not speed related. Sometimes it is a single chirp and sometimes it is less loud and is a series of chirps that are at a consistant speed as if they are related to something spinning in the engine compartment that rotates at a constant velocity. I am interested in the loose spark plug, but i just cannot fathom how that would produce a chirping sound?
  9. It seems to chirp at low speed when accelerating in 1st gear as well as 2nd, sometimes it will have several chirps in a row? Maybe a loose belt slipping?
  10. Hey guys, I am new to the 986, but have been on the 996 board for a couple years. I have a new to me 98 5-speed 2.5L 986 with 65K miles. When I start the car up I often hear a high-pitched chirp, also under very slow speed acceleration. Like pulling into the driveway. It does not seem to be speed sensitive, nor do I feel the tranmission slip. Any ideas? Do you need more info? :renntech: Thanks Mark
  11. Guys, I need help from the brake gurus. I have tried different manufacturers of pads and have come to love Hawk Blue pads for my 99 996. These pads are rediculously good on the track. I have this awfull squeell at every stop. I know that these are track pads and there is some howl when they get to teperature, but this seems excessive. 1. Is there any way to quiet down the pads I have? 2. If I change back and forth to stock pads, do I have to change/glue the dampers every time? 3. Is there another solution altogether that I am missing? :renntech:
  12. I have 99 C2 and have never had problems. I track the car often and have 48K miles. Do I just have a good one, or am I still looking for a leak? Thanks :renntech:
  13. I am at work trying to order a lug nut socket that will not damage my new chrome lugs. What size socket will fit? Thank you for taking kare of me in my time of ignorance!! :renntech: Mark
  14. Does anyone know a good source for GT3 seats? I have comtacted Sunset, but have not recieved a resonse yet. I have heard of them being sold for $1300, but I can only find them for $1600. Any help would be great. Thank you, Mark :renntech:
  15. Thanks guys, I will give these suggestions a try and report back. Thank you also for not raking me over the coals for the rookie mistake!
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