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    Chelmsford, Essex, England
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    911 Carrera 4 tiptronic (2000 model)
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    Mercedes E280 Auto Estate

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  1. Herewith my promised feed-back: Using Loren's instructions, my mechanic has yesterday positioned the left exhaust pipe in the correct spot, the two pipes are now perfectly symmetrical, thanks again dear Loren.
  2. Many thanks dear Loren for your super-fast response, that I shall pass on to my mechanic. Hope to be able to provide positive feedback soon...
  3. I know it might sound petty, but I noticed a few weeks ago that my left exhaust pipe in my 2000 C4 was lower than the right one by about 2 cm and I do not have a clue how this could have happened, but I recently had an air/oil separator and the water-pump replaced. To fix the sagging exhaust pipe, another mechanic removed the tailpipe clamp which was rusty with great difficulty and replaced it with a new one, adjusting the height to be in line with the exhaust pipe on the right. However, whilst level on a horizontal plane, the left exhaust pipe is sticking out by about 1.5cm (half an inch) in
  4. I have had a similar problem relatively recently. Mine is a C4 2000, so I suspect the same cause might be behind the a/c failure in your car, i.e. one of the two small radiators/condensors behind the front bumper must be leaking. I have replaced both although only one was leaking and it cost me around £500 but the work was done by an a/c expert, not by the Porsche garage. Prior to diagnosing the leak, the expert introduced a green fluorescent dye. Good luck!
  5. Daily driver, C4 2000, at about 45,000 miles air conditioning condenser leaked, battery went flat but otherwise no real problems (some irregular revs at starting till sparkplugs were changed and some squeaking noise from the belts on reversing after washing the car or raining). On the whole, a great car!
  6. So I'll need a new windscreen as well to get rid of the interference...interesting!
  7. What a coincidence! I have also replaced the battery this weekend, having gone flat, but there is no chirping. However, I didn't know about the trick with the key in ignition, hence I have been almost totally deafened by the siren till I got help over the phone from the Porsche garage...
  8. 2000 C4, nothing wrong with the engine at 45,000 miles, had to replace recently both air con condensers due to a leak in one of them (the initial quick fix of regassing the system proved futile) but otherwise hardly anything to complain about. The pleasure I get from driving it and showing off in it is immense!
  9. I realised later on that I had pressed the car key in my pocket against the side of the chair I had sat in and the radio signals from the key activated the unlocking of the door and beacause the pressure was applied for longer than a few seconds the windows also came down You mean I can open the windows using my remote? I have a 2001 US version. What do you have? Mine is a 2000 Carrera 4. Richard has already answered your query about actioning the windows through your remote, and he is spot on.
  10. I'm very happy with Dunlop 9090, but I have never taken my 2000C4 on the track...yet!
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