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  1. For anyone wanting to know how to remove the front and rear seats as well as the front driver/passenger seatbelts... this is the video for you! 😎 It was fun trying to figure out how to do this. Hopefully this helps anyone trying this. I would say removing the seats is 2/10 for difficulty, the side panels maybe 7/10 and then ultimately the seatbelts themselves a solid 5/10. Hope this helps! Should be more or less the same for the 996 and 997. Seats and Seat Belts Removal DIY for the Porsche 911:
  2. My 1999 911 Carrera started smoking at a streetlight. Very smelly blue smoke was coming from under the engine cover. I pulled over and popped the cover. Blue smoke was coming from somewhere under the engine (not the exhaust). The engine stopped very suddenly. We don't have a local Porsche dealer, but the Subaru dealer owns a bunch of 911s and he has a couple Porsche mechanics. I had it towed there. The C1 fuse ("Engine Electronics") was blown. They replaced it, but as soon as they turned the key, the "cam adjuster wiring harness" (I do not know what this is) began to smoke, and the fuse blew again. They disconnected the cam adjuster wiring harness (I don't know what this means, and neither did the service advisor), and the fuse stayed intact, and they got the car started. They were able to drive it out to the parking lot with no problems. They said I need a new cam adjuster wiring harness (again, no idea what this is), and this would require an engine out repair, which they could not do. They estimated this work at $5,000 to $6,000. Additionally, they did not know how drivable the car was with a disconnected cam adjuster wiring harness. So ... how bad is this? (Service report image attached.)
  3. In the last 2 weeks I bought my first Porsche - a 2001 Carrera 4 tiptronic coupe. 1) Is it supposed to say Carrera 4 or Carrer 4S on the back? 2) Is there a Porsche specific website where I can find a photo of the correct rear decklid badges for each 996 model? I tried Google for 2 hours last night. I simply trying to determine if my 01 Carrera 4 should read Carrera 4 or Carrera 4S on the back. Thank you!
  4. Hey everyone, i own a 2010 porsche Boxter 2.9L with the PDK transmission.. yesterday after leaving the car for a 4 days i started it and went for a drive.. when i turned it on again, i got a warning message “emergency transmission run” and the car became very jerky through gearshifts and wouldnt accelerate properly.. after turning it on and off the message went away and it drove just fine but then it kept re-appearing mid drives and becomes very jerky and clunky...ive noticed since i had the car that the gearbox was sometimes clunky or would make a noise when changing gear but the dealership said that was fine and normal since its a PDK, the car is at 59,000km so its time for a transmission fluid change... could this be a low voltage problem, or transmission fluid? The reverse gear works just fine.. has this happened to any other owners?
  5. Hello everyone, I am new to the forum. I own a 98, bone stock, manual Carrera and here is my attempt at scattering the clouds over 996. Hope you'll like & share.
  6. Hi guys. My car wont crank and i dont know why. On the start lock relay there is no permission signal from the ECU. Directly starter will cranks and engine work. I have fault code on bracke switch, but brake light work. And driver seat airbag. Please help. Sory for my English. Thanks, Kirill
  7. Hello, I have a '79 911 Targa. Trying to figure out two things: 1>Decoding the engine serial number. It's 6291078 2>Should my VIN and engine number share the same numbers? Thank you!!
  8. does anyone know where i can get the nut that attaches the seat to the rail mechanism. one of mine is missing and the seat won't move correctly
  9. Hi folks, I live in Boca Raton, I have a 2005 997 - 911 with 93k miles. I'm not a rich man. I'm looking for recommendations for service and repair in the south Florida area ideally someone who would like to work on a gentle restoration or a recommendation for a reasonable shop that will do good work for a reasonable price i.e. not dealer rates. I need a replacement alternator i think as the bearings have just gone (sounds like that anyway) and all the belts should be due by now. Anyone with experience in maintaining this vehicle who wants to earn a little extra please contact me or if anyone has a show they would personally recommend I'd be very grateful. Mark.
  10. Hello all, This is a continuing repair to what started as a camshaft deviation out of spec leading to the replacement of the chain tensioner pads / brake pads / chain ramps on my 2000 911 - 996 5-Chain engine. Seen here: That odyssey has since been resolved but I now have a new issue. Quick background: Removed camshafts, readjusted the camshaft chain timing "marker" positions, replaced tensioner pads, reassembled everything per factory specs. On first start up got very rough idle and bad misfires. At first I thought it may have been my timing was off but went back and visually inspected all and all looked correct (visually). Upon further inspection realized parts guy had given me Bosch 7403 plugs instead of Bosch 7413 (2000 Porsche 911). Current issue: Switched out and installed the correct spark plugs and no more continuous misfires / backfires. Did the initial reset (wait 1 min with ignition on / turn ignition off / wait 10 sec) On the first start up it did misfired / back fired once but I assumed that was left over fuel. Car now runs but very rough and threw 2 codes: - P0300 : Porsche Fault code 62 - Misfire damaging cat. converter - P0301 : Porsche fault code Cylinder 1 misfire damaging to cat. converter Also, took these readings: Actual angle for camshaft bank 1: -12.53 Actual angle for camshaft bank 2: 3.05 On positive note the main reason for doing all this work was the original problem / issue of tensioner / brake pad wear which was giving me a -10 / -2.92 reading is now: Camshaft position 1 deviation: 0.00 Camshaft position 2 deviation: 0.00 So the question is now are the Actual angle for camshaft readings within specs and could incorrect timing be attributed to these new issues? And... Do I have to give the DME time to "relearn"? Txs all
  11. Join two Porsche enthusiasts on the road to perfect vehicle control – a driving training with Porsche works driver Patrick Long. In our last episode, our two participants will put the knowledge they have gained and their driving skills to the test.
  12. Join two Porsche enthusiasts on the road to perfect vehicle control – a driving training with Porsche works driver Patrick Long. In the fourth lesson, our participants will learn how to find the ideal line on the Porsche test track in Weissach.
  13. Join two Porsche enthusiasts on the road to perfect vehicle control – a driving training with Porsche works driver Patrick Long. In the third lesson, our participants will learn how to heel-and-toe downshift for a perfect corner entry.
  14. Join two Porsche enthusiasts on the road to perfect vehicle control – a driving training with Porsche works driver Patrick Long. In the second lesson, our participants will learn how to counteract oversteer and understeer in the 911 R.
  15. Join two Porsche enthusiasts on the road to perfect vehicle control – a driving training with Porsche works driver Patrick Long. Their goal: complete a stage of the Tour de France Automobile of 1969. A homage to the legendary 911 R, which achieved an outstanding triumph in this popular rally event. In the first lesson, we’ll start with the basics: you will learn more about the correct seating position as well as proper steering and vision control.
  16. A awesome edit of the Porsche 911 factory's assembly line process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG0c7Giybng B)
  17. Car: 1999 C2 6spd, 158,000miles Okay guys, need some thoughts: Car runs terribly anyway, but I have been noticing more and more what I describe as "backlash" , or a kind of shudder from the driveline when going from coasting to on the gas and vice versa. It is very violent and obvious. feels the same on cruise control as well. I am leaning towards engine mounts? Idle is extremely rough as well which adds up in my book.
  18. Hello! My 2003 Carrera 4s has something tricky. It's a 2nd hand car... When you open the door the car's dome light does not lit, nor the doors... But if I put the key on the ignition the it turns on, both: Dome and doors.... I checked all fuses and they're ok... A relay removed perhaps because of the buzzer or something? Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  19. Hi all, I am new to the forum and the Porsche community! I am currently in the market for a 996 911 C4S. I located an EXTREMELY clean C4S with the following options and specs. Because I am new to the community, I am not exactly sure what it is worth. It seems there is a large discrepency between one comparable car to another on eBay (sold listings). 2003 911 C4S •75,XXX miles •Manual transmission •Little to no cosmetic or mechanical flaws - interior and paint look brand new •All services up to date (IMS issue not resolved...) •Carrera White Exterior •Natural Brown Leather Interior Options: XPA - Thicker Steering Wheel XE8 - Dark Burr Maple Gear Lever XE9 - " " Hand Break X45 - Colored Instrument Dials X99 - Natural Leather Interior 288 - Headlamp Washer 446 - Wheel Caps With Colored Porsche Crest 680 - Bose Sound Opinion on value? Thanks everyone for you time, BB
  20. Hey everyone, it's been a while since I've been on here. I'd like to thank everyone for their help thus far with my current Boxster fixes and issues. I am now looking at (upgrading?) to a '70 911t. I love the older styles and have wanted to get my hands on one. The one I am looking at is matching numbers, has been rebuilt, just needs a paint job. Let me know what you all think, what to be aware of/scared of, any input is great! Thanks so much
  21. PRESS RELEASE Porsche Celebrates 50 Years of the 911 with Exclusive Limited Edition Model 911 50th Anniversary Edition Atlanta. The Porsche 911 resolves apparent contradictions like no other sports car – such as between tradition and innovation or between exclusivity and high social acceptance, and of course between performance and efficiency. And so, Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt with a special anniversary model based on the 911 Carrera S: like the original 911, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is a coupé with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive. Its efficient performance, active sport suspension – and special body have current relevancy: the anniversary 911 features the wide body, which is typically reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models. This special edition will be limited to 1963 cars, a number that represents the year of the 911 world premiere. For the US market, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition will be equipped as standard with a Powerkit, which increases engine performance to 430 hp and includes the Sport Chrono Package. The 911 50th Anniversary Edition sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds (3.8 with PDK) and can reach a top speed of 186 mph (185 with PDK). The limited edition models will be available at Porsche dealers this fall and will be priced from $124,100, not including a $950 destination charge. Porsche will present the limited edition model in time for the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt, which opens its gates to the public on September 12, 2013. In 1963, Porsche presented the original model to the public at this leading international show for the automotive industry. Since its first presentation – initially as the type 901 – the sports car icon has excited automotive fans across the globe, and today it is considered the reference for all other sports cars. Since making its debut in 1963, the model series has progressively developed without interruption. In the process, the unique character of the 911 was always preserved. The result of this evolution over a 50-year period – which included countless race victories as well – is a sports car that fully embodies the authenticity of the Porsche brand. Its DNA is reflected in all Porsche models. This limited edition of the 911 Carrera S includes features that have contributed to the 50-year success story of the 911. For example, the limited edition includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with special tuning to complement its increased track width and to add support to the exceptional cornering dynamics of the 911. The sport exhaust system outputs a fitting emotional sound. Special 20-inch wheels are a visual tribute to the legendary “Fuchs” wheels and are finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centers. Chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine compartment grille and the panel between the rear lights emphasize the distinctive appearance of this limited edition model. Another technical highlight of the car’s equipment is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with bi-xenon headlights and dynamic cornering lights. Two unique colors are available for the anniversary 911, a darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. In addition black monochrome is also available. Each of the cars has a two-tone 3D-effect badge on the rear lid with the numbers “911 50”. This is repeated in three color embroidery on the headrest and in two colors as a logo on the tachometer and the aluminum door sill plates. It can also be found on the cup holder panel together with the limited edition number of the individual vehicle. Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and sport design exterior mirrors on the doors panels. There are tributes to the original 911 in the interior as well: green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, just like 50 years ago. Another special feature is the center panels of the leather seats, which are designed with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s. The full-leather interior is designed in agate grey or black with decorative stitching, some in contrasting color. The driver and front passenger experience typical 911 driving fun in 14-way sport seats or optional 18-way sport seats plus. The gear shift or selector lever – which matches the decorative panels on the dashboard, doors and center console in brushed aluminum – comes from the Porsche Exclusive program. About Porsche Cars North America Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), based in Atlanta, Ga. is the exclusive U.S. importer of Porsche sports cars, the Cayenne SUV and Panamera sports sedan. Established in 1984, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche AG, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, and employs approximately 220 people who provide parts, service, marketing and training for 190 dealers. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class experience that is in keeping with the brand’s 63-year history and leadership in the advancement of vehicle performance, safety and efficiency. At the core of this success is Porsche’s proud racing heritage that boasts some 30,000 motorsport wins to date. For Porsche apps: http://www.porsche.com/usa/entertainment/apps/ Note: Photos and video footage are available to accredited journalists on the Porsche Press Database at http://press.porsche.com/ ###
  22. Porsche GB launches Project 50; the idea to run a historic race 911 on a journey to some of the most famous racetracks in Europe. Stay tuned to the action this season and find out more about our illustrious drivers in the next film. Discover the roots of Project 50 as introduced by Porsche Cars GB Marketing Director, Ragnar Schulte. The historic race 911 will take part at the following race dates: 5 May - Test session at Donington 25-27 May - Brands Hatch Masters Festival 11-14 July - Goodwood Festival of Speed 26-28 July - Silverstone Classic 9-11 August - Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix 20-22 September - Spa Francorchamps - Spa 6 hours 11-13 October - Jerez Masters festival *Combined fuel consumption for 911 Carrera S models in accordance with EU 5: 9,5-8,7 l/100km, CO2 emission: 224-205 g/km
  23. 911. Three digits. Nothing more than a logo. And yet it represents a legendary Sports Car concept. Today's 911 still has many stories to tell. Of heroic race victories. Of a design that has become iconic. Of countless childhood dreams. And of a timeless idea. Experience the 911 50th anniversary edition in this video. For more information visit: http://link.porsche.com/911-50?pc=50Y911YT1
  24. At this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Porsche 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary with two sporty premieres: the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 Cup. Experience both models in our newest clip. Get all the latest news from Geneva at http://www.porsche.com/geneva
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