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    2008 Porsche 911 Carrera
  1. Hi Luke, After all my questions and doing research and going back and forth in my head I decided to go with Motul 8100 X-cess Synthetic 5W-40. I bought the oil in the 5 Liter jug in a case of 4 each jugs which will allow for 2 oil changes. I purchased it through Amazon and paid $144.94 U.S. for the case of 4. I am going to change my oil every 6 month regardless of miles as I do not drive the car 6,000 mi in 6 months so that should be fine. Regards, Brad
  2. Luke, Thanks for the great feedback and explanations as to what you use and some others as well. My car like many 911 sees a considerable amount of garage time as I typically drive my Tundra to work which is all of a 20 mile round trip 5 days a week. So in one respect I do not get a lot of miles on my two vehicles and thus change oils a lot sooner then by mileage, no harm no foul just how it is. Oil is cheap, 911 engines are not. Appreciate your great inputs! Thanks, Brad
  3. Thanks for the replies to my question as to Mobil 1. Another product comes to mind that I have found, Amsoil "European Car Formula 5W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil". I have used Amsoil synthetics in my previous Toyota truck for years with good success and am thinking about running it in the 997 as it gets the Porsche A40 approval. I just do not feel comfortable running a 5W-50 weight when 40W is spec'd in Porsche's manual. Feel for raps or replies.
  4. I just bought a 08 Carrera and had an 02 before. I used Mobil 1 0W-40 European Blend before but since I live in Northern California where temps are not too low I could use Mobil 1 5W-40. Only issue being I can only find Mobil 1 5W-40 in the Diesel variety? Any comments as to that. Thanks, Brad
  5. JFP, Thanks for your very informative and in depth reply, much appreciated. My garage has a 12 foot ceiling height and a 6 inch slab with rebar in both directions. I have been told that I will need to have a concrete compressive rating of 3,000 psi as well. I don't think there will be any issues with that but am concerned about the hanging suspension issue more than anything else as I do not want to cause damage to the car over time by improper storage as well. I really like the idea of being able to work on the car elevated with wheels off and the two post non obtrusive approach is
  6. Well I have a situation that many folks might share, a two car garage and three cars that need to be housed inside. I have been looking into purchasing a car lift for my garage and always get to the same juncture, two or four post? I know that the four posts have ramps to drive up on and are more stable for car storage. Two posts take up less space but give the ability to lift the car and remove the wheels, etc. Main function of the lift would be storing the 08 997 Carrera so that my girlfriend can also park her car in the garage as well. The 997 would be stored with all wheels off the gr
  7. I have just made a purchase of an 08 Carrera with 14K miles on it , a one owner car. I purchased an 02 Carrera my first Porsche (68K miles) in June of last year and traded it and some $$ for the 08 which I am picking up next week out of Southern CA from a small Import car dealership. I did a lot of work on the 02 and of course will not get the money back that I put into it which is just a reality check in the exotic car world. I am going to purchase a 4 year 50K mile warranty when I pick the car up to maybe protect my investment? I plan on doing oil changes and general maintenance like
  8. I am purchasing a 2008 997 Carrera out of the Laguna Beach CA area in a few weeks and have been looking for a good service manual for the car but see none available? I now own an 02 996 which I have the hardback Bentley Manual for and is chalked full of torque values, disassembly procedures and the like, a really good book for me. I am basically looking for the same type of Shop or Factory Service manuals for the car as I will perform most of the maintenance to the car. Regards, Brad
  9. XMAC, Thanks for the great post, much appreciated. I have a cloth material head liner in my Carrera and believe that I am going to let my family friend at the auto body shop deal with this issue. They said it is a piece of cake for them to do this. Going to have a "boomerang" Stainless Steel front bumper skid plate protector installed at the same time to protect my new bumper from low driveways and the like. Bought this car used and have been going through it installing new Bilstein shocks, Michelin tires, wheels refinished, brake fluid changed out, Tiptronic tranny fluid changed out
  10. I have lately developed a rattling noise in the headliner of my 996, it appears to be coming from a flexible support rod that is located just behind the aft portion of the sun roof opening. Every time I hit a bump in the road it starts this obnoxious rattling sound and will not stop until I reach back with my hand and push up on it slightly. Mind you I have the sun roof closed when this occurs. I believe that I will have to have the headliner removed to get to this support. Have any of you out their had this issue with your 996 Carrera's?
  11. Hi Creekman, You are exactly correct with what you stated as to saving the bumper from being torn off. Yes, as you say it will keep the spoiler from getting scuffed when coming in contact with asphalt and or concrete. The forum has been a really wonderful spot for help and comments from others, really nice to hear from you with your comments as well. Take care of that C4S, thinking of maybe adding a Cayman to my 1 Porsche fleet? Take care, Brad
  12. Hi JFP, You pointed me to the exact item that I saw awhile back and is exactly what I needed for this issue of scraping the 911 nose on low depression out on the road. The "Boomerang" was found at AutoAtlanta.com for $336. Really appreciate your time to answer my question. The forum has been good to me once again. Best Wishes, Brad
  13. Hi to All, Probably all 911 owners have pondered the idea of a front end skid plate to protect their plastic bumpers from damage after scraping them on a street/driveway juncture. I did a much worse incident on the first day that I purchased my 2002 996 Carrera. I was driving back from Southern California to Northern California where I live after picking up the car in L.A. I learned about low cars the hard way when I pulled into a diner several hours up the coast from L.A. When done eating we pulled out of our parking space not knowing that the front bumper had quietly slid over a concre
  14. White987S, Just the kind of info I was looking for. Appreciate your comments and time. Brad
  15. Hi, I happen to be relatively new to the whole Porsche car thing and have been a long time fan of the 911 since I was a youngster. I purchased a used 2002 Carrera with the Tiptronic tranny last June and have loved the car's drivability and ease to work and service the car as well. I have recently become rather fond of the Cayman model but know nothing about them and their ability to be worked on by a home garage kind of person. As I said the 911 has been pretty easy to work on and parts are relatively ok to access. My question goes out to any Cayman owners as to their experiences as to ge
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