List of common FAQ/fixes/issues etc. - Rennlist Discussion Forums



List of common FAQ/fixes/issues etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-09-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Question List of common FAQ/fixes/issues etc.

This list is work in progress for now. I'll update and build it up as time goes on. Please send me your proposed links and topics in this thread or just PM me.

Thanks to all Contributors!! -> DTMiller, Cuda911, DBJoe996, alpine003, jasper, sjg1138

Common Issues and FAQ

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

Goo in oil filler tube
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...to-my-oil.html

Different IMSB Remedies

LN retrofit bearing
http://imsretrofit.com/ims-retrofit-procedure-overview/
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...t-bearing.html

IMS solution http://theimssolution.com/

FVD bearing http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...w-release.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

Coolant and 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

Key Fob Not Working
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...t-working.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

Alarm - Why no audible confirmation?
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...09-post26.html

Sunroof has a mind of its own?
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...41-post30.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...14-post31.html

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

Window doesn’t drop
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...door-open.html

Convertible Top Issues:
https://sites.google.com/site/mikefo...andrcenternuts
http://www.welton-village.org.uk/porschesofttopp.pdf
http://images.wikia.com/boxster/imag...Canvas_R_R.pdf
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...t-a-997-a.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...more-pics.html

Hitch:
http://www.willwoodsystem.com/

Horn:
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-problems.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...orns-pics.html

Water Leak:
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...o-cabin-2.html
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...cowl-info.html
http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic...43#entry181443

Spoiler:
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...r-spoiler.html
http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutor...-rear-spoiler/
Lubricating http://rennlist.com/forums/997-forum...y-rebuild.html

Cup Holders:
http://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/...CUP_HOLDER.pdf
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:292359

Cruise Control:
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...l-failure.html
http://workshop-manuals.com/porsche/...ce_and_repair/

Sun Visor
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...r-lid-fix.html

Upgrades

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

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

Short Shifter
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...y-996-c4s.html

Short Shifter DIY instruction http://www.bmracing.com/bmnew/pdf/45135.pdf

Clutch Booster Spring Delete
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...matically.html

Single DIN radio install http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...lkthrough.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

Xenon bulbs http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...non-bulbs.html

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

Radar:
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...r-dummies.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...rt-9500ix.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...tallation.html

Center Console:
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...also-pics.html

Radiator Protection (Mesh):
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...protector.html


Relocating Heat/AC Controls
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ke-it-out.html

Engine Ground Strap
http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic...trap-location/


DIYs

Where to get Parts
www.sunsetimports.com
www.suncoastporsche.com
www.pelicanparts.com
www.ecstuning.com

Parts Diagram
http://www.autoatlanta.com/

How to jack up 996
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ck-stands.html

Changing the Oil:
http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutor...-instructions/

Transmission Fluid
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ual-996-a.html

Changing the Belt:
http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutor...-polyrib-belt/

Coolant Flush
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...pump-tips.html

Window Regulator
http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/window/

Sticky Gas Pedal Fix
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...oved-feel.html

Brake Pad and Rotor
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-tutorial.html

Brake Fluid Flush
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...e-bleeder.html

Ignition Switch Issue
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...mechanism.html

Spark Plugs and Tubes
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...a-1999-c2.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...placement.html

Radiator Cleaning
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...radiators.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Um-h2aUJHY4

Battery Replacement
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...questions.html

Engine Rebuild/Refresh
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...res-later.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ad-repair.html
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...-of-these.html


MISC.

Used Oil Analysis
http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...ysis-here.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...ll.html’

Last edited by Ahsai; 11-20-2014 at 08:25 PM.
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

MOD, could you please let us know if this idea is doable and can it be a sticky? TIA
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 03:58 PM   #3
alpine003
Super User
 
alpine003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 7,932
Default

You need to add a few more including:

"What color to paint my caliper?"

"Can you use Home Depot Behr interior paint to paint interior Porsche parts?"

etc...

But in all honesty, that would be a great idea and a way to reduce the clutter some of us guys been seeing over and over again on here.
alpine003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 04:00 PM   #4
DTMiller
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
DTMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Randomly spraying WD-40 on things
Posts: 3,354
Default

I think a Google doc would probably be easy enough to use. I'm not at home. I will post what I had started working on when I get there. Or just use this thread to have people propose content and then edit the first post to include worthwhile contributions. To be useful it will need to have the information in the first post where it can be found right away. If the perfect post on a topic is post #56 in the thread it might as well be on page 17 of the forum.
DTMiller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 04:03 PM   #5
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

LOL, I think all topics are welcome as long as there are interests. I also want this to be a collaboration so people can suggest new contents/links and get involved.

BTW, I think adding quality links will be the starting point. If people want to write about a specific topic, that can be added to the list as well.
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 04:04 PM   #6
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DTMiller View Post
I think a Google doc would probably be easy enough to use. I'm not at home. I will post what I had started working on when I get there. Or just use this thread to have people propose content and then edit the first post to include worthwhile contributions. To be useful it will need to have the information in the first post where it can be found right away. If the perfect post on a topic is post #56 in the thread it might as well be on page 17 of the forum.
Great idea! Can't wait for your doc.
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 05:11 PM   #7
Gator996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Gator996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gator Nation
Posts: 1,454
Default

I'm in. Great idea!
Gator996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #8
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator996 View Post
I'm in. Great idea!
Thanks and we need those avartas back!!
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 05:37 PM   #9
Cuda911
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Cuda911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oceanside (N. San Diego County), CA
Posts: 9,348
Default

Here's a link to my post regarding relocating the engine cover release cable.

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...e-measure.html
Cuda911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 05:46 PM   #10
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cuda911 View Post
Here's a link to my post regarding relocating the engine cover release cable.

http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...e-measure.html
Added as the very first link. Thanks! keep them coming guys.
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #11
DBJoe996
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
DBJoe996's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
Posts: 1,798
Default

Two good sources for DIY technical articles are Renntech and Pelican Parts. Another site I use quite often is the parts diagrams at Auto Atlanta. Really invaluable for looking at how everything goes together along with all the original Porsche part numbers. A while back someone posted the link for the Porsche technical manuals in pdf format and I downloaded all those.
DBJoe996 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #12
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
Two good sources for DIY technical articles are Renntech and Pelican Parts. Another site I use quite often is the parts diagrams at Auto Atlanta. Really invaluable for looking at how everything goes together along with all the original Porsche part numbers. A while back someone posted the link for the Porsche technical manuals in pdf format and I downloaded all those.
Added and thanks. Just want to say even though those are excellent technical sites, I think we have very good and technical threads here as well like Dharns, Lograys, Immo's etc.
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 06:33 PM   #13
DTMiller
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
DTMiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Randomly spraying WD-40 on things
Posts: 3,354
Default

At the risk of being imperial, I don't think a general referral elsewhere answer a specific question which is what I think should be the goal of this sort of thread. I do think a link to a pelican parts page on removing the rear mufflers is useful in connection with a discussion of a related topic lime changing plugs.
DTMiller is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 07:04 PM   #14
Cuda911
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Cuda911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Oceanside (N. San Diego County), CA
Posts: 9,348
Default

Was thinking the same, DT. Lets keep this thread to SPECIFIC items. Specific questions that are common for 996's, and specific answers or direct links to the answers.
Cuda911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2014, 08:17 PM   #15
Ahsai
Addict
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
Ahsai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,756
Default

Ok, let me structure it differently. To me, it's a fair newbie question to ask "Where to buy parts?" Or even that you guys think are too general?
Ahsai is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
996 Turbo DIY thread repository LVDell 996 Turbo Forum 33 03-14-2017 06:36 PM
America GS Consolidated Thread Wachuko 964 Forum 268 01-06-2017 06:12 PM
997 DIY and Tech Index USMC_DS1 997 Forum 61 12-23-2016 01:55 PM
Must read GT3 threads 911SLOW 996 GT2/GT3 Forum 42 07-27-2014 11:46 PM
GTS Center Lock Wheel Change: Tips and Tools unclejosh 997 Forum 23 06-15-2011 09:24 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Copyright ę 1998 - 2015 Rennlist.com
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send