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  1. OK so I pulled the assymbly and fixed it. How do I put it back together though??? The bolts need to go in on the collars and it doesn't seem so easy?
  2. OK so I was able to remove the assymbly. However how do you put it back together with the bolts???
  3. mine died as well. I sent it to bekker and they wanted 200-300 to fix it, so its sitting there.
  4. Hey Loren can you please check the rennlist discussion on the tranny fluid as there seems to be some uncertainty regarding the amount, i.e. whether to fill it until it comes out of the fill hole- which is always more than the diy states or to simply put the diy amount in and call it a day. Thanks Sean I am going to change mine again and exchange whatever the hell I have for the correct stuff from that dealership. Maybe I should have them check my tranny beforehand etc.? Any suggestions? Again, I am worried they did sell me the wrong stuff and some damage might have occured?
  5. SPR

    GT3 clutch pedal

    I have this exact same problem on my 996. Is your gt3 a mkI? I have had the slave cylinder replaced to no cure. I am told that there is a TSB for replacing the clutch arm as it wears poorly creating a wierd recess that allows uncertain engagement as you describe..
  6. Hey Loren, what's your take on the 0/40 v. 10/40 oil, or whatever the previous weight was, 5? I would think that the lifter bleed down requires the 0 but since it doesn't get that cold here in CA and because we have 99's that more protection is needed that 0 doesn't give? The reason I ask is because I am going to do an oil change soon
  7. Thanks guys. I don't have a chirp from the alarm. The car is currently in the body shop having some minor things fixed after I had the front end replanted and roll bar installed. I seem to remember when I noted it the first time that the plunger wasn't moving at all but I think it made noise. I will check it out in detail when I recieve the car back. Wierd! He may be experiencing the same thing I have run into: The locking mechanism that pushes the locking plunger into the locked position for the gas door IS, in fact, actuating properly. Thus, no beep when setting alarm. The entire plunger assembly was missing on my 99 C2 (bought used in 04) when I picked it up from the dealer. This was discovered during customer orientation - quite embarassing for the sales guy. I didn't notice a problem with alarm though...no chirps even with the assembly missing. The locking mechanism was replaced under CPO warranty a week later. Good luck.
  8. Pretty cool. It would be great if you could bleed the brakes just like the real deal for the diy guy. The price seems reasonable and is usb and not serial which is great. FWIW I had the deal from obdII.com and it made my laptop crash and didn't work, that was with the correct one - after they sent me the wrong :(. Needless to say as a student I could not have that instability- I only have a laptop- Loren please delete my other thread, sorry I didn't see this. Now all we need to do is get a giac copy that is flashable via the motronic loader :)
  9. I just noticed the other day that locking the car no longer locks the gas door. This might have been why I have noted previously a different noise when my door locks were locking, it might have been the gas door solenoid craping out! Any ideas or tsb on this? Thanks Loren!
  10. It would be my guess that much like mercedes esp, the psm is coupled with an open differential that merely breaks the wheels like the porsche traction control however it uses yaw sensors to do the input instead of a wheel speed sensor - also maybe using the wheel speed sensor as well. That would be nothing like a LSD. LSD transfers power to both wheels whereas the esp function and maybe psm would merely brake a wheel to limit slip- again, more like traction control I didn't know that you could get the LSD on a 996 on anything other than GT cars and my 99.
  11. Saw this on ebay, Comments? What do you think of this Loren? Looks pretty cool, but appears it would limit you to only P cars listed, i.e. not other obd2 or obd1 cars? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-Too...614409443QQrdZ1
  12. my second gear engagement has been pretty crappy lately unless is HOT, i.e. I drive the car hard for a while HOT. So I was worried it might not be the right fluid and really I have been worrying about the diff. I wouldn't even want to know how much that would cost to replace. I will probably go to the dealer and give them what I have left which is enough for another change and watch them give me the right stuff and then change it again when I change my oil next weekend. Thanks again Loren.
  13. so does that mean 1. that the container that I took a pic of is fine to use and is the same as that part number, or 2. that the fluid is maybe something different than what the container says? Thanks.
  14. So Loren I checked my invoice to try and figure out whether or not the fluid would cause any damage to my tranny. The part number listed is: 000-043-204-71 I noted that this part number is obviously different than that listed as approved. The dealer tried to tell me that that part number was approved for all P cars from 98-07???? It appears that my second gear and 4th are a pita to shift now. I don't know if the fluid is too slippery and is not letting the syncros engage or what but when I shift it into second say, it tickles the teeth and then goes in. I am wondering whether any damage occured and then it would be something to take up with them. Please let me know what the part number is for. I checked my pet5 and it didn't come up. Thanks sean Yes, there is a list of "Porsche approved" transmission oils as well as motor oils in the (Contributor's Only) TSB section.
  15. Mosfet has almost nothing to do with power output other than maintaining it better. It merely describes a type of power supply. Most amps in the head units are junk because they have high thd regardless of power output- that is why most people go to outboard amps.
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