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Michael Laity

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  • Present cars
    2003 Porsche 911, Midnight blue
  • Former cars
    1987 Mercedes 300 TD

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  1. You can pry the housing out of the visor using pry tools on the bottom. I then cut the power wires so I can get it out of the car. If your mirror is fine, you can carefully undo the tabs for it and remove it from the housing. I accidently broke my mirrors because I was rushing. Click the mirror into the new housing and solder the wired to hook it back up to the car. Nothing to complicated, go slow and find all the clips Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  2. Welcome to the world of Porsche. It sounds like you can do most of the repairs so that's good. I am an amateur and have been able to do most of the repairs on my car, though I haven't had the imsb done. I live in Los Angeles, but I had the car in college in a small college town in NorCal. The 911 got a fair amount of attention there. In LA, no one looks at all. So it a depends on where you live. Mine is also a midnight blue. As for reliability mine has 45k miles on it. I've had some small problems(rats eating wires, air oil separator) and the alarm is acting up (door switches I think). Overall it has been a reliable car. I have a 2003, so some of the previous Gremlins in earlier years were fixed. If you think the 996 is for you then go for it. I'd be looking for a 996.2 because it is facelifted a bit from the previous years. As for turbo vs non turbo, well that's a tough one. I have a base C2 and it's quick, but I wouldn't call it fast. So I have wanted to get a turbo because it's much faster, but you have to think about your use. For me, the slower car means hopefully less tickets, the non turbo is less complicated and is cheaper. But the non turbo has the imsb issue, harder to get more power, and it doesn't look like a turbo. Unless I find a great deal on a turbo, I'm sticking with the C2. I'm a bad influence with too many cars, so I say go for it Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  3. Maybe he was confusing the rear fog light? The left side has it, the right shouldn't. Can't remember if the right has the hole for it or not Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  4. Which fan, the radiator fans or the engine fan? Mine doesn't run if I turn off the car. Maybe in extreme heat it is programmed to stay on after the engine is shut off. Sent from my GM1917 using Tapatalk
  5. Yea my car is currently missing one. I bought a set of Chinese knockoff caps,. But sadly you get what you pay for. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  6. Hard to know without knowing about the car. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  7. Yea I may reinstall the software and see if it fixes itself. I'll swap the solenoids as my next step. Thank you very much for the help. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  8. It wouldn't allow me to activate on bank 2. My software basically has two lines with buttons that say the same thing about activating the valve lift on 1 and 2. So I don't know why they aren't separate. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  9. I just drove the car to see if I could make it fail. It did go into limp mode and throw misfire codes and the valve lift driver bank 1 issue. I thought the issue was the variable cam solenoid so I already have that arriving but it seems I may need the valve control solenoid. I used the durametric to test the lift control and it didn't kill the car like it did earlier. The engine was stumbling like one bank was left on. So I assume that means the bank 1 solenoid was bad Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you very much. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  11. I got code Porsche fault code 579 valve lift control driver bank 1. Are the solenoids the same for the valve lift and the timing? Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  12. I have a durametric and a 3.6L engine in a 2003 996. I have been having variable cam issues I think. How would I activate the solanoid to test? I found an activation that says valve lift bank 1 and 2. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
  13. Just replaced mine this past weekend. Took 7 hours start to finish. I have an 03 996.2. I found loosening the AOS first was easier before trying to get to the last manifold bolt. Assembly didnt go as well because some bolts weren't lining up. But I got it done. Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk
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