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About tatzoo

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    Panama City Beach
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    2001 Porsche 996 C4 Cabriolet
    2005 Cadillac Escalade
  • Former cars
    1974 Porsche 911 3.2L w/915 Trans - Steel Slant Nose
    1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet - Fiske wheels
    2004 Gallardo

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  1. Loren, Thanks for the response, I ordered the headlight assemblies today.... hopefully no fender changes needed, the headlamp assemblies injured the wallet..
  2. I recently purchased a newer bumper cover for my 2001 Porsche C4 Cabriolet, I believe its a 2002 & up Turbo front bumper cover...I have heard mixed things that I will need to uses this bumper cover on my 2001 996, my question is... Do I need the 2002-04 headlight assembly or will my 01 headlights work with this bumper cover? Do you know what other parts may be needed to complete the facelift?
  3. I sent the pic over to one of the parts guys at Pelican, its stock. New IMS on the way now too...
  4. So as some of you know Im in the middle of a huge undertaking and have a 2001 C4 Cab and the motor and trans are currently out of the car... I have ordered a ton of replacement parts while the motor is out and replacing the tiptronic transmission... Im stumped at the IMS bearing... All my research points to this is an aftermarket bearing in my motor already... if there anyway to verify by the picture? it seems that the center bolt in the mounting flange indicates this is an aftermarket bearing. when pulling the motor, it was obvious the motor and trans had been out of the car previously... while the motor is out, I want to do the IMS but if its already been done I dont want to throw $700 at something thats already been corrected... Please help....
  5. I ordered a complete seal/gasket set, mechanic suggested resealing the motor... exhaust gaskets, valve cover gaskets, spark plug tube seals, timing chain seals, cam seals and so on... ordering new water pump, drive belt, thermostat.... whats the AOS?
  6. I took the car to another specialist, took a sample of the ATF... BLACK...I mean black black... found out the previous owner bought the car with 3rd out of the car and instead of fixing it the idiot just kept driving the car... the clutches in the tranny are toast... so motor and trans came out yesterday... Next Question... What should I have them do to the motor to service and preventative maintenance while its out? new water pump? reseal the motor? new drive belt?? Suggestions?
  7. They are in the pan submersed in ATF. The car just had the trans fluid changed and they put in redline trans fluid, fluid is full, cleared the code and tried to drive it, still a major slip under power in 3rd, but no check engine light. I'm going to change out the TCU trans control unit and see if there is a change. Assuming no change, drop the trans pan and have the valves cleaned, new filter new fluid... no change, Im ordering a used trans on Monday...
  8. Loren.. I pulled the code myself this morning P0734 "gear 4 ratio incorrect".... Any suggestions?
  9. if anyone has any idea where the unit is located I would be a huge help to have a general idea where to look for it...
  10. Thanks for the welcome and quick response Loren :) I wish I had the fault codes to share with you, however the pcar specialist who saw the car has yet to return my phone calls to tell me anything or deliver my detailed repair estimate after calling for 2 1/2 days and leaving messages... All I was told was to start with the trans computer, so I ordered one from specialized german recycling in Rancho Cordova, Ca. I received the computer yesterday and have free time to try and swap it and see if it works. The part I ordered was an electronic computer module or TCU transmission control unit..
  11. recently purchased a 2001 C4 Cab, turns out the car is a total basket case... took the car to a local pcar specialist who advised changing the tip computer. 3rd has serious slip under any power conditions. if I shift past 3rd the car wants to go back to 3rd and slips and smells like burning clutch... sometimes the car will flash 4th gear light and "d" light locking it into limp mode until you turn off key and restart car. I ordered used tip computer, but need to know location of it to swap out the old one to see if its the computer or the actual trans thats bad. From my reading the computer does not need to be programed and should plug and play... anyone have any insight to the location of the tip computer? Thanks
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