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  1. Hi all, new to this forum and not big on posting let alone searching for the correct place to post this info. I have been searching for an age to find a seat to fit the rear of my 996 C4S 52 plate. I finally resigned myself to putting my 18 month old in the front only to find the seat I bought actually fitted in the back. For all people who have had the same issues look no further. http://en.recaro-cs.com/child-seats-details/recaro-monza-nova-is.html this also has isofix should you wish to place in a different vehicle. I'm very fussy when it comes to fit and don't like having to alter anything
  2. Hello, I have some worries about my Porsche 994 C4. I have had the engine replaced last year because of a cracked cylinder, since then the car has been a pleasure to drive. I recently noticed the oil pressure, when fully warmed up fully, has been dropping to about .2 - .3 BAR. The car makes no strange noises, and the warning light never comes on. After a recent oil change at the dealership, I was told there was nothing to worry about, but I think that there still is. I read it is never supposed to be that low. I changed the pressure relief spring, nothing changed. I changed the pressure sender
  3. hi I am considering buying a low mileage aug 2004 registered C4S cabriolet. It is a light metallic blue/silver I think it might be Horizon Blue. I don't see this colour in any of the 996 charts - any thoughts?
  4. I have a 2003 911 cabrio (no PSM) with the Carrera 18" wheels and need a new set of tires. I have decided on the Michelin Pilot Super Sports based on reviews and price. Unfortunately, they do not make stock sized rear tires (285/30 ZR18). My choices for rear tires are: 285/35-18 - (taller) or 265/35-18 - (narrower) My choices for front tires are: 225/40-18 - Original size 235/40-18 - Seen others recommend... not sure why 2 questions: 1) Which rear tire size would you recommend? 2) Why should I change the size of the front tires from the original size? Thanks for you input.
  5. '99 c2 6spd 167000mi Okay guys, Finally got my new water pump up on the engine. I go to torque the bolts and I get around to the last bolt only to have it bottom out! I jump back into the porsche parts Katalogue and sure enough it lists a 30mm and 25mm long bolt! can somebody illustrate for me which locations receive the shorter bolt? they all looked the same when I pulled them out :( rookie mistake for the old guy! :D thanks in advance all!
  6. I'm down to deciding if it makes sense to take out all the typical road rash chips on the front bumper cover and up the front hood on my 996 MY00 coupe RWD, 6 MT Blk / Blk. Previous owner had been diligent with touch up blobs, but it obviously would be esthetically better to have the front clip redone with the exact water base L741 paint. Rest of the car is perfect. Black is easier to match than light colored cars, so I'm tempted. OPINIONS PLEASE : The car is original paint. Since values of our 996 ain't going up again for sometime, does a " re- spray " hurt potential future sale: Than
  7. 1999 C2 6spd Hey guys, I have known of this connector but recent repairs let me finally get my eyes on the plug itself and some wiring. The plug is the same plug as is found on the vacuum control valves. (both valves have wires plugged into them) The wires come out of the engine harness bundle between the vacuum reservoir and the driver side intake manifold, with the wires extending forward to the point that the wires can be seen coming forward of the AOS and the cylinder head, when viewed from below. I didn't have my phone on me to snap a picture sorry! Thoughts on what this connector is
  8. I own a 1999 carrera I opened up the top everything went fine. When I got home my hand brake would not engaged so I performed the "emergency operation" for the top as stated on the manual and got the top to close. Found out later a piece of paper got stuck between the hand brake and the switch which prevented it from engaging. So after getting the hand brake to engage again I tried to open the top it is just stuck. You can hear a clicking noise, indicator light would be solid then blink. Do I need to reset the anything or reverse the operation for it to work??? Mind you it did work before that
  9. I am wondering if anyone has experience with front bumper tab repair. When I bought my 2002 996tt I did not realize that the lower air dam lip had been replaced a number of times. After rubbing a dip an a cross street, the lip came off on the highway. Multiple central tabs are broken off on the lower edge of the bumper cover. Does anyone have a good fix to attach an "ebay style" lower lip? Thanks. Frank
  10. Planning a small overhaul of my 996 C2 Mk1 suspension/wheel/tires Current: Suspension: stock Wheels: OEM Sport Design 2 (bbs 2pc- wheels)(mk1 gt3 wheels) 18x7.5 et50 18x10 et65 Tires: Sumitomo HTR Z III (225/40/18- 285/30/18) Plan: Suspension: H&R Street Performance Coilovers + H&R Sway Bars (front and rear) Wheels: OZ Ultraleggera 19x8.5 et53 19x11 et65 Tire: Hankook Ventus V12 235/35/19 295/30/19 Any thoughts on the new set-up, issues i may have? experiences with the coilovers,wheels, tires?
  11. Greetings Renntech members. I'm new to Renntech and Porsche. I recently purchased a 1999 Carrera 996 (36K miles) and the alarm system has never worked correctly. I did not know that a single horn beep after remote locking was not normal until I had a chance to read the manual. (My American cars normally beep once after remote lock.) Symptoms: After remote locking the car the horn beeps once and then the dashboard LED goes into 2-flash mode, which I understand means one or more issues exist. I bought the Durametrics unit and hooked it up. This is where I'm getting confused. No fault cond
  12. Hello, I hope this is in the correct forum. I have owned a 2008 Boxster S since new in '08 and it has been a great car, close to 11,000 miles (not driven that much). I have the opportunity to trade the Boxster for a 2004 996 TT Cabriolet with 29,000 miles. This opportunity came up yesterday evening and I've been trying to research everything I can on the 996 Turbo. Basically I will have to give them my car and a check for approx $XXK to do the deal out the door (996 is $XX). I've always wanted a 911 turbo, but never thought I would want to spend the money or contend with the potential added u
  13. Didn't find any TT or awd specific posts regarding this, so I was hoping I could get a quick walk through of the front control arm replacement procedure. My car is an '01 996TT. I found this, and the control arm and track arm look very similar in the picture so I am guessing it is closely resembling ours? ( http://kevingosselin.blogspot.com/2009/08/boxster-control-arm-replacment-in-total.html ) But that link doesn't deal with any front half shafts. Do I need to remove the hub assembly to do my front control arms? Should I have new CV boots/clamps standing by? Thanks for any pointers! -Conn
  14. Hey guys hoping somebody on here can fill me in on capabilities of the dealer software: Can you adjust the wheel size/speedometer pulse count in the computer? I have owners manual sized tires and the speedometer is WAY off, to the tune of 5mph fast. The speed doesn'tbother me so much as the odometer being way out of proportion to actual miles driven. I am also considering going away form the stock size tires so this would be extremely helpful for that. thanks!
  15. Found a small spotting of coolant dead center of engine at rear under cats and in front of pulleys . Thought it was water pump related, but turns out its the part that the coolant drain plug is cast into. Picture attached should help identify this. What is this pump housing part called? For now we JB welded it. Hopefully this patch will hold until the correct piece is located along with a new water pump probably since I'll be in there. As always, much appreciated for the help. Phil B
  16. I have a 2002 996 C4S and the memory seats don't work. The electric motors in the seats work to adjust the seat but if you follow the instruction manual to reset/clear/programme the memory buttons or keys nothing happens. Can anyone suggest what I should look at to address the issues of the memory panel essentially not working? Many thanks in advance
  17. Can any one assist with determining if it is possible to retrofit Park Assist into a Mk1 996 GT3? I understand the control module is under the left seat, there are 4 sensors in the rear bumper and the wiring will need to be run from the cabin to the rear as it will not be in situ. if I understand the ECU (?) will need to be set for Park Assist, my first question is can the Mk1 GT3 ECU (?) handle Park Assist? Thank you, Great Site. I am not yet convinced that i want to depart from an original spec, but parking will be tight end to end in the garage. I will use a bump stop on the floor as I reve
  18. Has anyone used europeantransmissions.com for a transmission rebuild? They seem very customer focused and knowledgeable, but I'd like opinions before I take the leap. Thanks!
  19. Heya, So i was wondering if anyone knew off hand if the decklid size for the C4 and C4S were the same size? I know the C4S is a widebody car, but I am not sure that would necessarily mean a change in the decklid size. Any help would be much appreciated Thanks and Happy Holidays
  20. Heya, So I wanted to see if anyone on here had run into this, and get some opinions or ideas. I have a 2000 996 C4, love it. I bought the EVOMS cai, and installed it. I noticed while installing it the fitment from the filter to the pipe connecting to the throttle body did not have any method of being sealed. The pipe sort of fit semi-snugly inside the filter. I contacted EVOMS, to make sure I was not missing something like a clamp or some such. They did respond quickly and we very nice, but they assured me that is how it was supposed to be. Looking at other installs of this I see the
  21. I'm wondering if it wouldn't be smarter to tear down my MY00 996 C2 coupe RWD, 6MT now and have a reputable shop rebuild it instead of continuing to fix issues as they come up? Car has 96,000 on it. Current crate motor has 51,000. There is nothing major wrong now. I'm up against a cracked oil pump housing fix that is a bit of a pain. But the cost and time to get at it makes me wonder if having Jason ( ufo motorsports ) shouldn't just rebuild it. Over the last year, I've done coolant tank, hoses, plugs, and a blown coil issue that seems solved for now. Car is running perfectly except for the
  22. I'm sure this has been covered, and maybe I'm blind, but I've got quite the cold start rattle and want to look into changing out my tensioner's, the car is an 01 c2 cab, factory IMS, 97k miles and runs great. Is there any guide or maybe some tips to doing this? help would be appreciated!
  23. Just bought a '99 Carrera w/ 28K miles. My intro to Porsche ownership hasn't been smooth, but I love the car so I'm determined to whip it into shape. Bottom line, there's milkshake in the coolant reservoir, and I have to top up the oil every day. My mechanic (whom I trust) flushed the thing out a zillion times, but the problem hasn't gone away. He says the engine is shot and needs to be rebuilt by a Porsche specialist. Asking around turns up the notion that it's either a cracked head, cracked cylinder, or slipped cylinder. So I need a good rebuilder in the NYC area. Actually I'll go anywhe
  24. I have a strange problem with a completely stock cdr-23 MOST audio system and I am not sure what to try to solve it. For a day or two after a rain, my driver's door woofer will pop when I open the door. I removed the door panel to see if the speaker was getting wet, but everything appears to be dry. I checked the amp, and everything appears OK there. Any suggestions?
  25. Need help here. My 2000 996 coupe RWD, 6MT has a weird coolant drip issue that seems to heal itself. Last week after taking the car out for a brief run, I noticed a coolant drip hitting the dirver side exhaust tip. Knowing that this is the prime indicator of a coolant tank issue, I took the car over to my techs. The car cooled down, and showed NO signs of a leak anywhere? After a visual and finally a pressure test of the system, we came to the conclusion that the cap was the problem ( old cap ending in 00 ). We got a new cap the following day, topped off the tank, re checked and went on
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