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Opinion of Difficulty of OBC Hack...


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Hi All- I am a mechanical klutz, really not very good with few tools. I would love to have the OBC working, but am afraid I'd end up towing my car to a dealer once I messed up something serious. I've a 2000s.

My question: How hard is this hack, and how much time does it take?

Also, have any of you heard of independant shops that might be able to do it instead?

Thanks-

Ric

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Hack is a 1-2 on a scale of 5. Takes ~30min if you use a dash switch. 45-60 min doing the four stalk.

I am sure you could get an independent to do it. It is only money...and since they are probably not up to speed on this hack it may cost you dearly$$$$

Hi All-  I am a mechanical klutz, really not very good with few tools.  I would love to have the OBC working, but am afraid I'd end up towing my car to a dealer once I messed up something serious. I've a 2000s.

My question:  How hard is this hack, and how much time does it take?

Also, have any of you heard of independant shops that might be able to do it instead?

Thanks-

Ric

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Also, have any of you heard of independant shops that might be able to do it instead?

Hey Ric -

Where in MD are you? I live in Woodbine (about 30 min west of Baltimore along route 70, just east of Mt. Airy).

I've been considering this hack for my '98, but haven't gotten to it yet.

While I'm no mechanical genius, I've rebuilt a few (non-Porsche) engines, and I have a couple of tools and a garage. I wouldn't mind giving you a hand if you're not afraid to try it - the posted directions seem pretty straight forward.

Feel free to email me or reply here.

BTW - I'm planning on doing a 45k service in the next month or so, and was going to see if I could find some other local owners that were interested in doing the same. Kind of a 'Work on Cars Day, East Coast Edition' (I hope Toolpants will forgive the shameful plagiarism). Let me know if either interests you.

Thanks.

- Pete

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