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  1. 👍 better late than never... Nice sentiment 😊
  2. The 911 is known for it's stiff chassis (obviously the Targa and Cabrio aren't quite as stiff as the coupe's and C4's/turbos - but still quite stiff by most standards). I'd be more concerned if the front wheel wasn't "lifting" (it's not really lifting - it's staying level with the other front wheel)) and conforming to the ground (which would mean the chassis was twisting)...
  3. If you haven't already, it'd be a good idea to get a hold of the Bentley service manual (101 projects for your 996 by Pelican Parts - not as thorough as Bentley). I've only removered the intake runners after I dropped the engine, so I can't speak directly to your situation. I can tell you this - it's going to be a pain in the butt! You might be better off dropping the engine at least a few inches...Good luck
  4. It's certainly a good/fair question. FSI tends to be extremely attentive to detail. I doubt something as simple as this would get by them - I know when they do a Stage II rebuild they check/balance all the turning masses (crank, fly-wheel, etc.). I'm sure they'd be willing to give you a definitive answer if you give them a call.
  5. Sunset Porsche has always come through for me. My only complaint is that their shipping seems a little high sometimes... Not really a big deal. I find it a little hard to believe that with today's package tracking systems it would be very difficult to resolve a situation where you didn't receive something you paid for...?
  6. Sorry, I can't help you with the operation - ie. "going bananas". My suggestion would be to either replace those "plastic wheels" or replace the light with a known working one and see if it seems to work properly. There are "level sensors" on the front drivers side and the rear passenger side that feed the Litronic adjusters.
  7. I think the Michelin PS2's or PS2 Cup are the defacto standard for (warm weather) track use.
  8. The "mechanic" clearly knows little or nothing about the M96 (as JFP has pointed out in a low key manner). When you say "Heads actually look good, but at a minimum I would have them done along with..." What exactly do you mean?
  9. I did my "IMS Solution" myself (as well as cam chains, pads, clutch etc.) pretty straight forward stuff. When it recently became obvious I'd need a full re-build, I decided to send it to the Pro's at Flat6 (the act of inserting the wrist pin clips and properly gaping the rings made me a little nervous). I decided on the "Track Performer" motor. While my bank account will be considerably lighter, I'll sleep well knowing my engine is fixed for the life of the car...?
  10. I just sent my engine (actually whole car) to Jake/Jud for a "Track Performer" update/upgrade ? I can't wait 'til April to get 'er back !
  11. I agree - That's why I said "Litronic/HID replacement" for our lights ( I have Litronics, so no "conversion kits" for me... I would think given today's manufacturing capabilities, a comparable Litronic replacement could be produced for far less than $2k apiece (or whatever ridiculous price Porsche charges for them) while still including a tidy profit margin.
  12. ^^^ Bummer! You'd think with a base of somewhere around 125 to 150,000 996's out there (not to mention all the boxters) someone (in the automotive lighting business) would manufacture a reasonably priced Litronic/HID replacement for our lights... Seems like a fair sized market to me. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation why they haven't...?
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