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    2004 996 C2
  1. This is my suggestion. I'm running the S-04 on my car now, and love them. I can't give you any info on wear, as I've only had them a couple of months. Even in cold weather they do very well. That being said, you should really match your front and rear tires. When I bought my car last year, It had Michelin Pilot Sports on the front and the S-04 on the rear. The difference in grip was very noticeable, the front end would wash out very easily while the rear tracked perfectly. ABS also engaged very prematurely, making the front of the car feel very disconnected. After putting matching S-04s on the front, it's a different car. Turn in is very sharp, and I have to deliberately try to engage ABS in all but the extreme coldest/wettest conditions. Don't put yourself in a dangerous situation by running mismatched tires.
  2. I had thought about picking a Motive bleeder up, but it looks like I'll have to take my 996 somewhere that has the proper scan tool to flush/bleed my brakes, as my car is equipped with PSM. Doh!
  3. Awesome! I've seen the garden sprayers used for brake bleeding before, but not for transmission fluid, etc. Makes prefect sense. Thanks for the video. -Chris
  4. How long are you overlapping the throttle and brake? I've noticed when left foot braking, that after a second or so, the gas pedal becomes inoperative. After letting off the brake, everything returns to normal. This is a standard behavior that many automakers have implemented to prevent runaway automobiles. It sounds like your issues may be that the car is operating outside of that normal behavior. Maybe sticky TPS/throttle body, or failing rheostat in gas pedal.
  5. I've had alignment bolts stripped from the factory. The car held its alignment just fine, but when it was time to adjust after lowering the car, the bolt stripped right out. Not a common occurrence, but it does happen. At least you got a nice loaner!
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