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britdave

"Porsches deadly sin" 1999 911/996 ?

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Interesting article about "Porsches Deadly sin" The 1999 911/ 996 read this >>>> http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/porsches-deadly-sin-1-1999-porsche-911-996-3-4/

It was an interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

I don't necessarily agree with him, but I don't have a lot of experience driving pre 1998 pcars. One thing for sure, I'm enjoying the heck out of my 996 and am happy that the prices are in the mid-20s, much to the chagrin of the article's author. The PSM has saved my butt more than once already, the interior is very plush vs what I remember about my brother-in-law's 70ish 911.

It may be that the author considered his purchase of the '99 996 as a "golden investment opportunity" he could cash in on it, but is less than happy that it did not turn out as planned. He did mention that he owned 3 Porsches, BTW.

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Wow! Think this author is a little angry. All I know is that I love my 996 and like many of you, have not had alot of mechanical problems. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but as for me, I'd purchase another 996 in a second!

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I'm such a sucker, I couldn't help but reply to them.

It's simple for me, my Porsche is so much fun I feel guilty for the rest of the poor slobs driving to work every day.

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I think the point is they "supposedly" made them better when I got mine " back in 2005 @ 2002 911/996 C2 with only 12000 miles on it ) Now, this is FOUR "4" years after the First water-cooled version ! Which

according to what I have read and seen, is HORRIBLE owners night mare ! But > "A GEM" to quote my sales man. Within a 3-5 weeks , after purchase the infamous black drip began,on the garage floor (oil leak) when I went back to the dealership (Porsche of Orlando) the moron that was my service rep , informed me this is the "norm for a 911 owner" , 'Hey you got an 911, this is what they do " he said.cursing.gif "Leaking oil",

yea it's the norm ! What an AH ! Obviously that was overlooked ,and it was taken care of (Usual RMS replacement ,which it should be > "Shame on Stuttgart" , shortly after that time, I thought it was cured dry.gif

Today I went in for a coolant flush ( I do not believe that "lifetime" rubbish, I have a BMW M-3, they tried to feed me that "lifetime crap" and now BMW calls it it's "extended life" LOL ) I would have done it myself ,but with

all the drama I have read about leaving air in the system I decided to let the "PROS handle it, even though I had to educate them about using "distilled water" I brought my own, otherwise they would have used that lousy mineral filled Orlando water soapbox.gif ! Even my cheap American cars get distiled ,when I do a coolant change,what are these guys thinking ? And guess what they charge $$$$ for this service.

Fluids break down, PERIOD ! Anyhow, guess what , the "INFAMOUS" RMS was once again defective, the oil spat ,was once again,very apparent, but of course "out of warranty "

YES only "about" 6500 miles passed,and once again the RMS has let me down. What the hell is with this issue ? I truly try to love my 911 , but this stuff is getting old. Can anyone expound on this issue ? I have a 1997

BMW M-3 with over 125000 miles on it , which runs like a champ,and has NEVER drama issues like this . Why does this stuff ,happen over and over again ? ? ?

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Today I went in for a coolant flush ( I do not believe that "lifetime" rubbish, I have a BMW M-3, they tried to feed me that "lifetime crap" and now BMW calls it it's "extended life" LOL ) I would have done it myself ,but with

all the drama I have read about leaving air in the system I decided to let the "PROS handle it, even though I had to educate them about using "distilled water" I brought my own, otherwise they would have used that lousy mineral filled Orlando water soapbox.gif ! Even my cheap American cars get distiled ,when I do a coolant change,what are these guys thinking ? And guess what they charge $ for this service.

......"

You could easily avoid at least some of this drama by investing in a UView Airlift tool for about $100 on Amazon.com. You can even purchase it by following a link from RennTech.org.

Fantastic, well-machined, foolproof tool that will make any future air bleeding from your coolant system easy as pie, all in less than 1/2 hour.

The other obvious benefit is that you don't have to permit any of those "Pros" to do what they will to your car, and you can make sure that it's done exactly according to your standards. beer.gif

Finally, you will also have that feeling of satisfaction and security in knowing that the job was done right and that it's one less thing to worry about.

Not having the car out of your hands also has some additional benefit which is plainly evident.

Regards, Maurice.

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