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    1999 Porsche 911 Carerra
  1. The fault ended up being resolved after changing out the ground cable at the battery. The problem was intermittent, but finally I was able to run some tests while the symptoms were occurring, and a voltage drop test from the battery ground post to the other end of the ground cable was showing there to be as much as a 1.21 volt drop with many other significant drops along the way. To try the test on your own, with the car acting up, get a multimeter and touch the black probe directly to the battery's negative ground post and touch the red probe to the other end of the ground cable that connects it to the chassis. Be sure to touch the black probe to the ground cable's metal end and not the bolt or post that secures it to the chassis. You can then monitor and see if there are any voltage drops. You shouldn't see any drops more than 0.5 volts. Much thanks to Ahsai for his extensive help on tracking down and solving this problem! Swaff
  2. I've been running 285x35x18 about a year now. The 285 rears fill up the wheel well nice in my opinion, and I've had no problems with scrubbing the fender. Switched to the 285 when I had a flat and got a used set of Michelin rears to try them out before getting new tires. Took me about 5-6 months to wear them down low enough to get a new set. Just recently went with the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 and have about 5k miles on them so far. Very pleased in this Georgia climate. So far, I've driven in heavy rain, sun, and some snow in Tennessee. I got the tires from Discount Tire and they matched the best price I could find on Amazon for both front and rears. Currently on 285x35x18 rears and 225x40x18 fronts. Stock 1999 911 Carrera C2 with stock twist wheels. Attached are some pictures so you can see the tire sizes in relation to the car.
  3. Keep on hauling! I have put the same amount on mine in about the same time...in the same make and model! I'm at 120k+ right now. Had 69k when I bought it a year and a half ago. Get ready for water pump replacement soon if it has the original still on there. Hopefully the clutch will be much later, depending on how the car was driven before you. Glad to see someone else enjoying the car the way it should be! :clapping:
  4. I did this trip in Fall of 2013 in a 1999 996. Check out my route and sights visited more in depth here: http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/996/319426-porsche-7000-mile-cross-country-trip-done.html The car had 81k miles on it. I just passed 120k last week. Dang, I am driving this machine! If you are interested, me and a few other Porsche owners are doing the trip again this Spring. If you wanted to road trip down to Atlanta, you can go 3-4 deep with us all in our 911's. Swaff
  5. P.S. I also smelled a burning smell for a short time after the fuse blew.
  6. Ahsai, Ok so C1 was blown. When I replaced it, the car cranked for a few secs, then that fuse blew again. What should I trace to find what's making it blow? Thanks for your help! Swaff
  7. I was driving home tonight when all of a sudden all of the cluster lights went off and the engine died. Once stopped, I was unable to get the car to turn over at all. Battery reads 12v with ignition on, I tried installing a new ignition switch, and I checked fuse 1 on the E row of the fuse box (terminal 86s). The lights all cut on fine, and I hear a little motor when I put in the ignition, then it stops when I turn it. The engine will not click or anything. No noise when trying to start it. The other weird thing is that I get "link error" when I try to connect to the DME via my code reader. I also tried disconnecting the battery for a while. No luck. What should I check that would both make it die whle driving and also make it not turn over when I engage the ignition? The clutch switch seems to be ok, but if that was bad, it wouldn't make the car go dead while driving would it? Thank you for any help and suggestions. Swaff
  8. When taking the car to 2 different shops, I was unable while there to get the car to have the dropout at either place, but I was able to catch a video of the problem at an earlier time: http://www.swaffproductions.com/porsche/PorscheFlicker.MOV You'll see the dash lights flicker a little, and then the dropout happens. Swaff
  9. Hi Loren, I don't think a wire was loose when I reinstalled the electrical portion of the starter. I did that last August and have since driven the car 25k miles with no issues. I took the car to get the battery tested and attached are pictures of the readout. I do not think I had the lights on when I had the power dropout on my radio/instrument panel with the car off, but ignition left in the "on" position. The most baffling part was the dropout with the car not running. Why does the reading say "Good battery," but the "Battery Health" is rather low? Swaff
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