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    996 TT, 997 GT3, 997 TT
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    2000 Acura 3.2 TL
  1. Thanks Loren, I'm not sure how to inspect plugs, coils. Is there an easy way to do it? I'll connect in an hour and fire it up. If not I'll have to make a dealer trip again.
  2. They were all replaced at the dealer less than a year ago, should I try to disconnect the battery to clear them and see if they come back again? You don't think it's a gas issue?
  3. Loren, No, none, autozone, I believe it was duramatic. I had 0301 and 0304 before and that's when they changed the plugs and coils. Scanned at autozone too first.
  4. I'm getting a CEL, checked the codes at Autozone noew and it came out as P0300 (random misfire) I had a tune up, coils and plugs changed at the dealer back in November along with all fluids. Last weekend installed a new battery too. This morning I got the CEL, my bro says it's most likely bad gas as I had it parked since end of January as I was overseas. He suggests, fill up the tank, clear the codes, drive it for 20-30 miles and then see how it goes before another trip to the dealer, he said it worked for his Bimmer. Good advice?? and How do I clear the codes, disconnect the battery?? By th
  5. It's an '02. I'll keep it the cig-lighter charger plugged in as long as there is no harm to the car. Is there anything I should watch out for while changing the battery with the maintainer plugged in? TIA
  6. So if the battery is dead, then the battery charger/maintainer won't charge it? Also, should I leave the battery charger plugged in while changing batteries so I won't loose codes/settings?
  7. I haven't driven my car for about 3 weeks and forgot to put it on the battery maintainer charger, I tried it yesterday and it won't fire up, just hear a clicking noise and then lights flicker, my battery is 4 years old and I drive the car bi-weekly when I'm home, I think it's the battery, am I correct in my assessment? Can I use the battery charger/maintainer to fully charge the battery? Or should I just jump the car?
  8. No all original. I'll check the oil filler tube tomorrow.
  9. Thanks Loren, no it doesn't blow any smoke. Will an AOS trigger the misfire?
  10. So I went to Autozone today and got the codes read, they won't reset them though. Here's what they found P0300, P0301, P0304. Can someone tell me what's the problem, how severe and what's the fix with estimated cost please? Thanks.
  11. Thanks Loren, what's an AOS failure? Air Oil Seperator. Thanks. What's the fix?
  12. Didn't start my car for about 6 weeks while I was away. Started the other day and a lot of smoke came out at first for a minute or two then it's normal, when I got in the car the engine light came on. Any ideas? Where can I go to read the codes for free / cheap?
  13. Thanks Loren. I have an '02 C2 and heard it on a forum couple of times so figured to replace before it hits 90 and leak over the summer. It's pretty cheap fix now.
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