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Old 04-09-2014, 09:12 PM   #16
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^^^ Fair enough question.

For new parts, I highly recommend TC's Garage. It is owned by Tom and Bev Gould. They are both very active in PCA, and Bev is our former San Diego Region PCA President.

Every time I have ordered parts, Tom matches or beats any other price I can find, including internet-only prices at other places. Here's a link to their site.

http://www.tcsgarage.com/
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:29 PM   #17
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Here's what I came up with through the first 8 pages of the 996 forum at the time, which was February 12th at 2:07 a.m. (I was truly sleepless in central PA). Some of these might not be worth anything, but I felt at the time that these were fairly common questions and pretty good responses.

I don't pretend to have independent expertise. Roughly 99.9% of what I do know I learned from this board. That's why I started compiling this, as some way of trying to give back to the forum. So, if some of these links are facepalmingly worthless I won't be offended if they are omitted.

Buyer’s Guides
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...diligence.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...he-dealer.html


Oh No, White smoke at startup!
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-start-up.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...st-thread.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...questions.html

Radio Issues
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...installed.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...s-in-here.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...o-install.html

Lights
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...did-searc.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ns-please.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...eadlights.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...aillights.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...aillights.html


Motor Mounts
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ns-needed.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...dorsement.html

Suspension
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-or-sways.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ein-b6-b8.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...eplacment.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...nsion-kit.html

Trunk/Frunk Release Cable
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...e-measure.html

TFIWWP (This FAQ Is Worthless Without Pics)
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...s-of-them.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...s-in-here.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...snow-pics.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-install.html’

Exhaust
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...e-install.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...placement.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...dyno-pics.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...er-delete.html

Coolant & Coolant Tank
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...k-leaking.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...t-leaking.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...olant-why.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...level-and.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...w-airlift.html

Water Pump
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-or-metal.html
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Old 04-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #18
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Excellent and thanks for sharing! I'll incoporate them into my first post.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:36 AM   #19
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I really like the direction and intent for this document/thread. This can pull the gang together on common issue.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:55 AM   #20
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I too like the idea of this document/thread. I think the idea of focusing on "what is wrong with my car?", and then "how do I fix it?" is a good one. I was suggesting the other sites (RennTech and Pelican) for technical articles related to "how do I fix it?". Besides the good ones listed I would add one for the common repeat questions of (all I can think to add at this point):
Key fobs not working
Key electrical switch replacement
Window regulators (window drop, etc.)
Battery replacement
Drain cleaning
Radiator cleaning
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Old 04-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #21
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Thanks guys for the support! I would need you help to build up the content for sure. How about I put the list in Google doc so anyone can pitch in the content?

The info can be as simple as a few quality links like DTMiller sent out above or it can be as detailed as an article if you feel passionate about the topic. Just put your SIG after the info you provide to get credit.

If this plan works, we could end up with a Bible of "How to Fix Your Porsche 996" and the best part is it's evolving as people discover more new issues/fixes/features, etc.

What do you say?
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #22
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Great list, DT!

I think the following video is good for this thread. How to remove the front bumper cover to clean out the radiators, etc.:
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:29 PM   #23
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MOD, could you please let us know if this idea is doable and can it be a sticky? TIA
Can make it a sticky no problem, lets fill it with facts and info and keep the conversations to a minimum.

Thanks!
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:34 PM   #24
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Can make it a sticky no problem, lets fill it with facts and info and keep the conversations to a minimum.

Thanks!
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Thanks for you support Marc! Will take me some time but will keep working on it from time to time.
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:51 AM   #25
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lets fill it with facts and info
I figure I'd post this here too in response to another member I just posted in another thread.

Pretty comprehensive SSK install instructions: http://www.bmracing.com/bmnew/pdf/45135.pdf
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #26
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Some posts consolidated regarding the alarm:

Q: Who was the genius that designed the 996 alarm with no audible confirmation of arming, disarming? It is annoying. I thought I read somewhere you can do something with the console switch so that the car thinks it is open which will then give you a honk. Anyone do this? advantages, disadvantages?

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(thanks to many for these answers... too much of a PITA to cite the proper member credits)

1. There is no way to set the horn to activate when locking the car (no dealer programmable option either). An audible sound indicates one of the sensors is open. Hit the button twice quick you also get an audible alert, but it deactivates the IR sensor inside the cabin.

2. If you leave your center console unlatched the car will honk when you use remote to lock it.

3. If you partially remove the center console and disconnect the wire that connects to the latch mechanism for the lid, it will make the car honk when you lock it.

4. On my '04 C2 when I lock it the lights blink twice. If I hold the key button down longer it will honk. Nice to have the option.

5. Pressing the button a second time gives you a honk, and disables the interior motion sensor alarms (in case someone is in the car or something). Holding it down probably does the same thing?
I use this feature when I put sun shades in my car when it's parked. Sometimes they will shift and set off the alarm.

6. As it's been said in several permutations, if it honks when you arm the alarm, there's a non-critical circuit open (like the center console). If a critical circuit is open (like a door or the hood), the alarm won't arm.
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How about adding the malfunctioning sunroof threads. I don't think anyone has solved the problem, but that in itself is useful information.
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Some posts consolidated regarding the alarm:

Q: Who was the genius that designed the 996 alarm with no audible confirmation of arming, disarming? It is annoying. I thought I read somewhere you can do something with the console switch so that the car thinks it is open which will then give you a honk. Anyone do this? advantages, disadvantages?

Some answers:
(thanks to many for these answers... too much of a PITA to cite the proper member credits)

1. There is no way to set the horn to activate when locking the car (no dealer programmable option either). An audible sound indicates one of the sensors is open. Hit the button twice quick you also get an audible alert, but it deactivates the IR sensor inside the cabin.

2. If you leave your center console unlatched the car will honk when you use remote to lock it.

3. If you partially remove the center console and disconnect the wire that connects to the latch mechanism for the lid, it will make the car honk when you lock it.

4. On my '04 C2 when I lock it the lights blink twice. If I hold the key button down longer it will honk. Nice to have the option.

5. Pressing the button a second time gives you a honk, and disables the interior motion sensor alarms (in case someone is in the car or something). Holding it down probably does the same thing?
I use this feature when I put sun shades in my car when it's parked. Sometimes they will shift and set off the alarm.

6. As it's been said in several permutations, if it honks when you arm the alarm, there's a non-critical circuit open (like the center console). If a critical circuit is open (like a door or the hood), the alarm won't arm.
Thanks Cuda911. Looks good. Are we sure 6 is accurate? I seem to remember my car honks if my hood or door is open when I arm it.
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How about adding the malfunctioning sunroof threads. I don't think anyone has solved the problem, but that in itself is useful information.
I did a brief search on Rennlist and couldn't find any long threads on the topic and I'm not familiar with the topic myself. Any pointers you have?
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Sometimes my sunroof seems to get Alzheimer's or something, and forgets how to properly operate. If you hold the button in for awhile, it seems to reset itself.

Here's a more detailed reset sequence you can try:

Teaching lifting/sliding roof drive:

1. With the ignition switched on, press the lift button and move the lifting/sliding roof drive to the "raised" limit position.
2. Press lift button again and keep depressed. After around 10 seconds, a complete cycle takes place from the raised limit position to the positions "lower open close". Teaching of the characteristics has been completed after this process.

Note: The lift button must not be released during the entire process. In the event of a restart, the
lifting/sliding roof must always be moved to the limit position first.

3. If the lifting/sliding roof drive should move back in Item 1, then the closing force limitation function has responded (lifting/sliding force drive was taught). The open button must be re−taught in this case.

Teaching lifting/sliding roof drive

1 Press the open button until the sliding roof stops. Then release the button. Press the open button
again until the lifting/sliding roof drive stops again. Then release the button.

2 Press the open button again and keep depressed. The entire process takes place after approx. 10 seconds: "close − lift − lower − open − close.".

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