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Even with a valet key, a valet could still open the hood with the inside door sill switch.
jhbrennan replied to d0lph1n's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)But the PSE ON works accordingly: - better throttle response - faster gear shifting - gear shifting at a higher rpm - full pse solenoid control - the steering wheel is more responsive - more aggressive engine break (i think) etc In reading your various posts I think you might be confused (or I am) about your PSE. What you described above for "PSE ON" is not PSE but "SPORT" mode. You say you don't have PSE mufflers so I'm thinking you don't have PSE at all. One external indicator would be to look at the tail pipes - do you have dual quads with the inner pipe with a smaller diameter than the outer pipe.
Good dealer...and good for you! Sounds like you have an extended warranty not a CPO though since I've not heard of separate pricing for CPO - the cost of CPO is built in to the selling price of the car and is a Porsche warranty - but it doesn't really matter since you got your problems taken care of.
jhbrennan replied to Blue911's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)You can go here and plug in your OEM widths and offsets and then your "new" wheels to see the impact. Spacers will move the wheel out - also if you go to a bigger tire remember that half the increase will move the tire out even further. http://www.1010tires.com/WheelOffsetCalculator.asp
7 years on your battery - wow, now that is living on borrowed time. Most batteries last 4-5 years. Yes, you can donate using a credit card. Just click on the "Continue" link that says "Don't have a PayPal account?". My first Porsche battery experience was in 1975 - just bought a 71 911T from my brother. He left the country and then the car wouldn't start. Went to the dealer and found out that there were two 6 volt batteries to be replaced - one in each front fender well. Maybe $160 ($80 each??) but in 1975 that was a lot of money to me. that's a ton of dough for batteries esp given that a brand new 996 battery 2009 costs $120. I replaced the battery in my MY99 in 2004 - so I was lucky and got 5 years. At that time I paid $69 for an Autozone battery. It is now just about 5 years later and the Autozone battery is still fine - still I expect to replace it by the end of the year. And the price is now $89. Interesting that the install is characterized as "labor intensive" - obviously Autozone isn't familiar with P-cars :)
7 years on your battery - wow, now that is living on borrowed time. Most batteries last 4-5 years. Yes, you can donate using a credit card. Just click on the "Continue" link that says "Don't have a PayPal account?". My first Porsche battery experience was in 1975 - just bought a 71 911T from my brother. He left the country and then the car wouldn't start. Went to the dealer and found out that there were two 6 volt batteries to be replaced - one in each front fender well. Maybe $160 ($80 each??) but in 1975 that was a lot of money to me.
I've seen a couple of reports recently where battery looked good but really had a dead cell. New battery solved the problems. Anyway for you to really get a good test of battery?
Assuming measurement was on level ground, try adding only small amounts at a time (200 to 400ml) until you get desired level on stick and on electronic gauge - don't dump in 1/2 quart all at once.
jhbrennan replied to CellN12345's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Join Renntech and download the 996 owner's manual for your reference. It's an 03 but most info applies to 00.
jhbrennan replied to BlackC2's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Save your money and avoid potential MAF problems. Stock air filter and airbox is OK.
jhbrennan replied to Benjamin Choi's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)The current setup looks great. When I analyze wheel changes I start with the OEM widths and offsets and then use the offset calculator at www.1010tires.com to see what impact changing offsets, wheel width and tire width has compared to OEM. Then the fun begins.
Pushing the lawn tractor would be easier for me than lifting the P battery in and out of the trunk every winter. Battery maintainer is the way to go.
jhbrennan replied to moosey's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Why a "couple" of battery maintainers? Also, I think I've read that tires should be over inflated and/or maybe even put on some device that keeps them from getting flat spots.