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what tools do i need to replace the seals of my calipers? does anyone have a diy on this? would appreciate it. TIA
boxstermao posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i recently fixed the rattle from my left muffler. I drove the car today to air my tires and got a CEL coming home. my durametric says code p303, which i understand is a misfire. i noticed a small leak in cylinder 3 when i looked under the car. this is the first cel i got since acquiring the car last year, advice on how to proceed pls. TIA
boxstermao replied to boxstermao's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)loren, essentially which brake system component distributes brake pressure to each axle/wheel? thanks again
boxstermao posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)does anyone have a pic or diagram of where the brake proportioning valve of my 99 996 is? the copy of the factory manual i downlowded doest show it. TIA
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A little more context would probably help us to advise you. Have you been driving Porsches for years or is the '99 C4 new to you? My experience is that Porsche brakes are not heavily boosted and do require a lot more pedal pressure than many other cars. I think this is a good thing. It allows you to modulate the braking more precisely and makes heel-toe down shifting easier than a car with a lot of brake boost. If the pedal feels stiff and you can activate ABS with a firm application of the pedal, I would say everything is fine. If it is almost impossible to activate ABS and feel the pulsing of the brake pedal, then you may have a problem with the brake booster or other components. yes this is my first porsche and yes i am firm believer that great brakes should exibit good feel, etc. i have yet to notice if i have triggered abs in my runs. my brakes are stock pads, rotors, ate brake fluid. what i do have is at speed (60mph and up) is a firm pedal that doesnt slow down the car proprotionately to the pressure i apply to it. im pretty sure that the car brakes longer than it should from 60mph and up. once my brother was driving he was able to lock up the brakes and we stopped short of 8 feet from the car ahead that stopped (abs faulty?) can i check with my durametric if my brake booster, proportioning valve or whatever brake component is fuctioning normally? no lights appear on my cluster nor any malfunctions when i hook up my scan tool. :help: again ur help is most appreciated. thanks to all who responded.
boxstermao posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i'm still trying to analyze what is causing my 99 C4 to exhibit inadequate braking at speeds above 60mph. i have flushed the system twice with a powerbleeder, the pads and rotors are fine. the tires are good. is there a component in the braking system that i have to check? at speed the brake pedal firms up but does not stop the car proportionately to the pressure i apply. im hesitant to replace the seals of the calipers as they look intact. suggestions pls on what to do next. TIA
boxstermao replied to boxstermao's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i figured using the rule of thumb in kilometers...my car probably has run 47,000kms and not 11,000kms when we got it. looks like i may need those kali sticks. :cursing:
boxstermao replied to boxstermao's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)ive recently been to the dealer where i got my car and test drove an 05 997s. it only had 2,300kms on the odo but had a service now reminder(!) on the lcd panel on the speedo. i understand that that reminder will come on depending on distance and how the car was driven, does that mean the car was driven very hard for 2,300kms then sold? my car is a 99, and i find that 900 operating hours is too low for an 8 yr old car and im no math whiz by any measure.
boxstermao posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)i hooked up my durametric tool to my 99 C4 and discovered that the car has run 900+ hours. when i got the car last year it showed 11,000kms. i am aware of the practice of many sellers (here in manila) to have their cars odometers tampered for about $100-120. but i wasnt expecting a car like my 996 to be tampered. is it possible that if the seller who i bought the car from tampered the mileage and thus resulted in the low operating hours i saw with my durametric? does this number mean the total hours the engine has run since new from the facotry to the time i plugged my scan tool? :(
boxstermao replied to boxstermao's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)thanks for your replies appreciate it :)
boxstermao posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)a gas station here in manila is selling ethanol blended gas that they claim has an octane of 103. wud this fuel harm my 99 c4 in any way?
boxstermao replied to boxstermao's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)after pouring hours trying to figure out the problem, we insolated the problem as a fuel delivery issue. and we went back and removed the fuel pump we installed earlier. we noticed that the fuel hose was not properly installed as we only copied how the old one was installed. i ran the car hard twice afterwards and let it sit for about 30 mins to simulate the problem, and she starts right up. hope this helsp other guys with the same symptoms.