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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:
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.)
By Scott D Troy
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.
I have a 2007 C2S manual with about 132K on the odometer. A low oil pressure light has started to show up at idle after the car is warmed up. It seems as if the light is gradually coming on more frequently. The pressure gage on the dash reads around 0.5 bar when the light comes on. When the car is cold the starting pressure is around five bar and is about 3 bar at 3000rpm. As it warms up the pressure drops to about 2 bar at 3000rpm. I always run 0-40W Mobil 1 and change the oil every 5K miles. With the engine off and turning the key one click the pressure gage rises to about 0.1-0.2 bar.
Can anyone help me diagnose this issue? Would be a sensor or something mechanical?