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Everything posted by dphatch

  1. Shouldn't be any problems. Dealers sell that same wheel as an upgrade for the gen 1 car. Check 'em out at the Suncoast Porsche parts site if you want to confirm.
  2. Houston, we have a problem. If the vacuum line was detached from the intake manifold, and not the air filter housing it is not accessible from the engine bay as near as I was able to determine. If runs between two of the intake runners on the passenger side intake manifold of the engine. I could not reach the attached point as the space is too narrow for may hands and my fingers weren't near long enough. I could not see the attachment point either as the power steering reservoir is in the way. Would suggest a visit to the dealer or your favorite repair shop is in order. Might be a simple fix
  3. Oil temp of 225 is normal for these cars when it's warm out and they are fully warmed up. In cooler weather 200 or so for your oil would be about right. My '07 will run 200 or so unless the ambient temp is over 80 at which point I've seen 225 on many occasions without any issues. If your water temp is 175, that's normal as well. In fact my water temp has never been a degree above or below 175 once it's warmed up since I've owned it.
  4. Could be a function of a particular pump so the obvious question is.... Have you experienced this at other stations ?
  5. My C4S feels rock solid at speed. Though I can't comment on speeds above 140 mph as did the OP I can certainly confirm that up to 110 MPH my car is rock solid. The car is bone stock and running PS2's. I do make sure that my cold tire pressures in the front are identical and I mean as identical as I can get them with an accurate gauge. These cars are sensitive to variances in tires pressure and it pays to check them often.
  6. No way with the tires on the wheels. Find a friend with a pickup truck. As for fitting, any high end shop can do it. Your local Porsche dealer can do it and you don't have to worry about them screwing it up. As for OEM, the pictures should show the part numbers on the inside of the wheesls and the wheel size/offset info that's embossed on the wheel at the tire stem. After market wheels will not have this info. Look on your current wheels and you'll see what I'm talking about.
  7. Haven't experienced myself so can't help you there. PCM is the radio, trip computer, CD player, etc... That's a good question to which my initial response would be no because Porsche has a history of changing just enough stuff with each new model to make upgrading things difficult, or next to impossible. However, the folks at Suncoast Porsche are very good about giving you a straight story when it comes to these kinds of things and frankly might be able to save you some $$ on the PCM itself. I'd give 'em a ring, tell 'em your problem and they should be able to answer all your questions def
  8. Haven't used one but USP Motorsports is havin' a sale on 'em over on the 6speedonline site. Not sure if that's the worlds lowest price for what is definitely a lot of $$'s for an intake but you be the judge. As for the how it look's, it's got to be the best looking intake box ever made. Wonder how it holds up over time ? Would hate to pay that kind on money for what is eccentially engine bay bling to have it get messed up from being exposed to the heat and such under the lid.
  9. It is probably the way the shift cables are attached to the short shifter. The grinding occurs when the cables are attached at something other than the ideal points on both cables. When Porsche attaches the shift cables they use a very accurate tool that insures that the attachment point for both cables are dead on. If the car is CPO'd than ask the dealer to correctly adjust the shifter cables. If they won't do it or want to charge you lots of $$'s go to the B & M Shifters web site and download the installation instructions. They will explain how the cables attach to the shifter. From ther
  10. OK. Found the item I refered to in my earlier email. It's called Sprint Booster and attaches between the e-gas peddle and the cable that's attached to it. Supposed to eliminate the lag much like the Sport Chrono does but without remappng the throttle itself. SprintboosterUSA.com is the link. I have no idea if it works or not and being the worlds biggest sceptic, it sounds like snake oil to me. But if you wanted to try it and let us all know if it worked that would be great. I know I'd be anxious to hear what you think. Check out the link below if you want to read what one guy wrote concernin
  11. Disconnect the negative battery terminal for awhile to reset the computer. Some say 10 minutes, others say 3 hours. I suspect 30 minutes is more than ample time to wait before rebooting the cars computer which is what you're doing. Porsche board wisdom is that the computer sets the throttle map according to the way you drive the car. So if you're mainly driving in town stop and go it dumbs down the throttle map resulting in hesitation. It definitely won't hurt the car to disconnect the battery. You'll get a PSM fault code when you start the car after the reconnecting the battery but it will go
  12. If you're getting the rattle when the window is down raising it slightly will eliminate the rattle. My 997 cab does it as did my Boxster and I believe it's a function of the window down position being too low which causes the window to not rest in the frame properly. Raising a little, just above the window molding a tad, tightens up the window in the frame and eliminates the rattle. Not an official fix but effective.
  13. 's What size are you talking about ? Costco just quoted me $616 each for 305 / 19's, so I'm looking at $ 1232 + whatever for mounting, balance, etc... Unless yours were much smaller or had been kicking around their store for awhile I'm havin' a hard time with your $ 550 total installed cost for 2 tires.
  14. change your own oil. at last change I did 6qt of mobil1 15w50 plus 2qt of mobil1 5w50. for winter I will do 4qt 15w50 mix with 4qt of 5w50, same mobile1. Am curious why the "witch's brew " on the oil ? ( Couldn't resist the pun) Assuming you feel this mix is better than either of the multi weight oils you're using, how are you making that determination ?
  15. Might be for PASM wiring but not sure where that enters the wheel well. In any event, the hole should have a rubber plug over it. Would check the hole itself for rust first. If it shows any signs of rust it isn't a factory issued hole. If it is rusting I would deal with that first before capping it but I would definitely cap it properly.
  16. Try this place or do an internet search. Lot's of options here. Must be a similar supplier closer to you but if not.... http://www.motobins.co.uk/displayfinal.php?q=optimol&go=GO
  17. Have experienced this one time and until your post thought it was the gas pump. There is a small vacuum tube in the pump handle that runs down the spout and has an opening near the tip. Pumping gas produces suction on the vacuum tube and when gas gets high enough in the tank to cover the end of the tube it increases the vacuum on the other end of the tube which trips the shut-off. My thoughts after it occurred were that I may not have had the nozzle fully inserted in the tank neck which would interfere with the shut off mechanism in the pump nozzle. As it only happened to me at one station I c
  18. I think that one way that you could put your mind at ease would be to clean out the milky white substance and the drops of water, then take a nice long drive and see if you get a different result. Then, if you make some short trips, check it again and see if the moisture problem reappears. If so, that should put your mind at ease. If that is the case, it's because the condensation will have had a chance to burn off as the engine stays in the operating temperature range for an extended period of time during the long drive. Regards, Maurice. I understand that short trips that don't a
  19. In the spirit of sharing...I had a Les Schwab XTreme Power Battery installed yesterday in my 06 997c2 - it was recommended by a Porsche Service Manager. It cost $99 plus $10 install. · 24 Month Free Replacement Warranty · 84 Month Pro-Rata Warranty · 590-900 Cold Cranking Amps http://lesschwab.com/batteries/xtremepower.asp Have never heard of Les Schwab Tire Centers. Are they local to you ? They don't make their own batteries so could be the model you bought was made by Interstate for them and explains the similarity of the two. I'll reach out and provide any relevant updates.
  20. Take it back to the repair shop and tell 'em to fix it as they obviously did not fix it the first time. If they guarantee their work and the reason you brought it in for repairs is clearly stated on the work order than they didn't fix. So they get to keep trying on their dime until they get it right. If they refuse, and its a Porsche dealer you take it to next level with Porshce and have them give it a try. If it's not tell everyone you know the name of the shop so they can avoid them. As for what it might be, if it's not the transmission its the linkage or somewhere in the shifter and cab
  21. dp: The confusion with the Durametric information you are interpreting from Durametric's web site may be due to the fact that there are two completely separate Overrev Schemes that apply, depending on the year of your car. The earlier cars have only 2 ranges, whereas the later cars have 6 ranges. Range 2 overrevs in the earlier cars are the ones that are not acceptable. On the later cars, it's ranges 5 and 6. Regards, Maurice. Thanks, that helps.
  22. Loren; Am I reading the data correctly if I interpret it to mean that over revs 1 & 2 occurred at the same time as did 3, 4 & 5 ? Actually it looks as if 3,4 & 5 were all during the same event. I have read the explanation on how to read the data but have forgotten it and am curious about the hours of what look like 2 separate events being the same. I do not know that you can tell the event time unless they have different hours on the record. Durametric explains it as follows "Notice the section for "Ignitions (Range 1)." This vehicle shows "13958/917h" which means
  23. Check out Sylvania Silverstar lights. The Sylvania site is very informative in this regard and has a specific bulb replacement chart for Porsche cars.
  24. Loren; Am I reading the data correctly if I interpret it to mean that over revs 1 & 2 occurred at the same time as did 3, 4 & 5 ? Actually it looks as if 3,4 & 5 were all during the same event. I have read the explanation on how to read the data but have forgotten it and am curious about the hours of what look like 2 separate events being the same.
  25. I have PS2's on my C4S and love them. Contrary to some of the responses you received I don't find them noisy on anything but grooved concrete. As for ware, I've got 10K spirited miles on em, no track time, and the rears are about ready to be replaced. Fronts will go another 10K miles. Price for the 19" rears for my car will run $ 1200 plus mounting. Have heard that Bridgestones are favored by quite a few folks on various boards and are a cost effective replacement. I'll be sticking with the PS2's when I replace only rears. Once they're all shot I'll look into the latest offerings from other ma
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