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Everything posted by norton-sp

  1. @ loren yes i know its an exchange, the price quoted from porsche in hamburg was 12,200 euros including all labour costs, plus fluids.. too expensive? a new engine without exchange is over 20000 :o
  2. sounds real good...how come the engine was so cheap?..im still waiting to hear from porsche. if they would help a bit with the cost of a new engine thats the way i want to go...i get a 2 year unlimited milleage garantee with that aswell. keeping my fingers crossed that they will have mercy.
  3. no indication at all...i have mobil1 0W? in the car. the car ran beautifully. it even ran good after it happened..no vibes no noticible oil loss or pressure loss, just a small loss of power and a horrible noise...i didnt even notice when exactly it happened..it was only when i stoped a the light that the noise became apparant. at speed it wasent audible at all.
  4. the chief mech will be contacting porsche to try and get them to contribute to the cost of replacing the engine..but he said there isnt much hope because of the age of the car. he then went on to recommend a porsche specialist that is in hamburg and might be able to rebuild the engine...im going to wait for the probable big "no way" from porsche...im really dissapointed, i really loved driving the car, now i am beginning to think porsches are a big bluff.
  5. a short horror story.... .....starts with beautiful blue sky and a sunny winter thursday morning in northern germany, around 120km of 3 lane autobahn ahead before i get home to hamburg. most of the autobahn has no speed limits, and i knew there would be little traffic so i was in a great mood, behind me about 20 km of country roads which had warmed the engine and myself on a rather cold morning ..4°c...with a smile on my face i accelerated onto the autobahn, taking the rev counter needle up to around 5000 before changing up (tiptronic)...still a bit wary that the mobil 1 oil (which was 2000km old btw) might not be at full operating temp. after a few high speed km i had to slow because of a short part which is limited to 120kmh listening to my V1 for any bogies ... ;) as soon as the eagerly awaited no speed limit was in sight i went down a gear and accelerated..changing up short before the red line...a great feeling. with my foot flat on the floor i reached a speed of 279 on the digital speedo...had to slow for some twit blocking the left lane which was a great opurtunity to go down a gear again and repeat the "red lineing" once the "twit" had noticed the xenon headlights and the typical porsche silouette which causes 90% of drivers to rapidly vacate the left lane. (its not allowed to pass a car on the right) i kept the car at max speed for a few minutes before slowing again for another car (bmw) who himself was traveling at rather a high speed but was probably one of those poor "ba...rds" that has his max speed limited to 250kmh .. :P ..the process repeated itself a few times and was great fun, and i felt like a :king: after a while i noticed my top speed was down to 270kmh which puzzled me a bit. getting near to hamburg there are speedlimits which i kept to because its only right... coming off the autobahn and stoping at the red light at the end of the slip road i noticed a "clanking" noise..looking around for an east european truck with a big russian worn out diesel engine i was supprised i was the only one around :oops: i headed straight for my official porsche dealership which was only around 8km away...they diagnosed a valve problem in the right hand cylinder head... got a call on the phone today. in cyl. 6 a piston ring has disintergrated and left bad marks in the bore and probably damaged other parts in its wake..this they diagnosed by removing the spark plug....an exchange engine is the only way to rapair it they said..12200 euros which is around 14000 USD is the price...plus fluids. (im looking for a crying smiley) im not rich...i made a dream i have had for many years come true when i bought the car a little over 3 months ago...a 99 carrera2 with 78000km on it...now 82000. it had the big inspection at 80000. its a nightmare now...... i would be very gratefull for thoughts and views..maybe some good tips. do i really have to replace the engine? did i damage it myself just by driving it like it should be driven...i rev the **** out of my motorcycles and have never had any trouble, and they are italian!!! thanks in advance cheers kelvin
  6. thanks alot, i just been and bought the changer (ebay), cost me 179 euros (about $215) maybe expensive but im happy about it. im still thinking about the ipod, i might go for that someday, but im just happy to be able to play my cd´s at last..well soon anyhow :D ..i bought the 996 c2 coupe tipronic only 2 months ago. its my first porsche and i am really happy about it, somthing i have been thinking and dreaming about for many years. i bought it privatly without a garantie with 78k km (am i mad?) with full service history. its still on its first engine and it doesent leak a drop of oil. there are a few squeeks im going to track down and destroy and a strange noise that periodically comes from behind the dash somehere, but only in idle and not always ..it sound like a pump which has got noisy, (water pump, heating?) but when i rev the engine or drive off it disapears. any ideas? another thing that im going to have to sort out is the flashing temp light (slow flash), it comes on when i drive a bit more "energetically" as normal, ive seen 280kmh on the clock a couple of times when there is enough room on the autobahn and it comes on after i slow down, or after a fast blast over the country roads, but never in town driving! i have read here that it is the coolant level or the engine comp fan. the coolant level is fine so i guess i will have to check that the fan is working. its cold over here in north germany right now so it does supprise me a bit, especially that it never happens in town (hamburg) when the engine should get its hottest :unsure: but im waffeling off topic now so ill shut up or open a new thread :rolleyes: :cheers: kelvin
  7. thanks for the reply ...i would have no problem with the mounting as i would build a bracket or whatever it needs myself. is the space provided big enough?
  8. hi everybody im a noobie here..and this is my first posting :help: .... i have been reading up a little but havent found anything to help me in my quest to buy a cd changer for my 99 996C2 with pcm 1. i have found a silverstone 2630 10 cd changer thats for sale but am not sure if it will work, can anyone help? i know some people will say dont bother with a cd changer and that a ipod is the better way to go, i agree, but im a bit dumb when it comes to electrickery. i do have a ipod mini and have been looking at that ice-link thingy but its sounds to me from what i have read on this board that no-one has really managed to hook it up properly yet. ie. where to install the ipod, music lists, and all the other uncertaincies with the ice-link system, and i ask myself will it actually work like i want it to at the end of the day? is it a big deal installing a cd-changer on a car that never came with one from the factory? i will have no probs from the mechanical side of it. (im not quite as dumb on that front) as far as i can make out i just have to hook up the corrct cable to the connection that is on the back of the pcm and mount the changer under the hood in the space provided on the right hand side next to the amp. how do i get the cable from the pcm to the changer under the hood? anything i have to watch for? thanks for a great board :clapping: and thanks in advance to anyone who can give me some good advice. cheers kelvin
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