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About 911dark

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    Phoenix, Az
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1999 Porsche 911 Coupe blk/blk
  • Future cars
    '86 Porsche 930 turbo
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    '05 Subaru Impreza STi (stolen)
  1. Have you ever seen a mechanic place a screwdriver near a bearing location then put his ear up to the handle and proclaim a bad bearing? A localized vibration sensor with a tuned DSP to watch for the failure harmonics would be an interesting diagnostic.
  2. I'm such a sucker, I couldn't help but reply to them. It's simple for me, my Porsche is so much fun I feel guilty for the rest of the poor slobs driving to work every day.
  3. I've got 5,500miles on a set of those V12s over the summer. (Phoenix) No track days yet so I can't answer your direct questions however so far I have been very impressed with them so far.
  4. Just bought some inexpensive Hankook tires, wish me luck.

  5. I have both the wind noise as well as the problem with the window when fully up is interfering with the stationary rear side window. In fact I have to lower the driver side window just to open or close the door otherwise I'm afraid the glass will shatter hitting the rear glass. Time to tear the door panels apart. [Edit] Took the door apart, looks like the rear window clamp was too loose and allowed the window to drop down about 1/3 of an inch. That tilts the window back enough that it was hitting the stationary window at the top when fully up. I raised it up and re-tightened the clamp
  6. I believe the 160 degree thermostat is recommended because there is an assumption that there is enough cooling capacity for the system to keep the water temp below 180 degrees. If that assumption is true (given specific conditions, speed ambient air temp, ...) then the lower thermostat would translate into a lower maximum operating temperature. I too see 218 degrees (c6 display) while driving in traffic and we've only just started to hit 90 degrees ambient here in Phoenix. I've used the car for my daily commute for the past three years but was until recently unaware of the c6 ODS display.
  7. Got the regulator UPS today from Sunset and got it installed. Thought I had an issue but Renntech saved me again... http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...646&hl=stop the shipped regulator had the two stops installed and I didn't notice so the window wouldn't go all the way down. Thanks again for the help all. :renntech:
  8. I left my office and got on a freeway and was cruising along for 5 min when it just felt wrong. I pulled over and everything looked ok (visually) so I got back in and as I took off I could tell something was very wrong. On closer inspection I saw it was flat so I tried to put some air in it with a small electric pump but it wouldn't take air. It was the right rear. I'm not sure if I got the nail on the freeway or if it was already flat when I left the office.
  9. Thought I'd share a photo I took of one of my rear tires that failed on a freeway on the way home a couple weeks ago. I knew something didn't feel right but those wide 25 series tires are impossible to visually inspect, the outer sidewall looked flawless. We found this when we dismounted them to see why they wouldn't hold air. Worse they were only a couple months old. There was a big nail hole in it. Do yourself a favor check the tire pressure in all your vehicles today.
  10. Just hit 86,000 miles Drive it to work 5 days a week at 50 miles round trip and average 22 mpg. At least one WOT on ramp per day. :)
  11. Passenger side window just failed on mine. Thanks for all the great info on how to get it repaired. I'm assuming my motor is fine as I can see some failures on the regulator. Some of the plastic cable attach points are broke and it looks like the steel cable jumped off one of the pulleys.
  12. Had to repair mine today. The cable end at the lever had pulled the loop out of the metal so all I had to do was rebend the loop and reattach it to the lever. It's suprising that the metal that is clamped to the cable is so soft. I also took apart the latch and added some more bend to the spring since it was just a bit too loose. It still 'feels' tough to pull the lever no matter how much adusting I did with the latch and with some lube. I'm sure if will fail again at some point. I also found that the forward most bolts on my front Cross coil overs were holding the plastic covers (o
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