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Old 01-26-2019, 11:17 AM
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Exchange the water pump for the composite. You may need a new light switch if the ignition doesn't cure the lights...I think I spelt that right
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For your possible cruse issue there's a micro switch on the clutch that may be the culprit.
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just my thought and I'm sure others will agree. Porsche's are not a car to be cutting corner with cheap parts. Most of the time if you use cheap parts like alternators, starters, MAF, and water pumps it will cost you tons more in the long run than putting the right part the first time. Factory parts or using the same OEM manufacturer is typically not much more than the cheap aftermarket. I really don't understand the logic of a cheaper metal impeller water pump to save money when the potential damage/risk is tens of thousand of dollars. Not to mention you won't know there is a problem untill its too late

I say this respectfully, cheap parts are fine on a honda or chevrolet. European cars are much more **** about parts put on them. But too each his own.
Point taken. I'l return the Gates and get a Hella (Behr). I didn't research this enough. Thanks for the advice.

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Exchange the water pump for the composite. You may need a new light switch if the ignition doesn't cure the lights...I think I spelt that right
Yes - I figured the light switch is more likely than the ignition switch. Will see soon enough.

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For your possible cruse issue there's a micro switch on the clutch that may be the culprit.
I assume you mean at the clutch pedal?


Regarding the service manual - I have one on CD coming. If it proves to be inadequate, I'll get the book.
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Got the plugs out. That was fun.



Looks like they were due.
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Bonus! It has a K&N filter. I knew there was something about this car that really made it hum.



Found something I've not seen before. Looks like a little storage "slot" to put a special package. I ended up putting the case for Steve McQueen's LeMans DVD in there. Evidently the car comes with a fancy multimedia device (Pioneer) that will allow viewing a movie on a little screen in the dash. So far I am unable to make it realize I am not driving the car, when it warns against it.

So is this a dealer installed option; or is it aftermarket? Maybe the owner's manual would go there. I did notice a lack of glove box.


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That is to hold the owners manual, yes.
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Owners manual goes in the slot under the dash.
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Got the plugs out. That was fun.



Looks like they were due.
are these aligned in firing order? #5 Looks (condition) different from the others?
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It seems both 5 and 6 are less oily/ sooty than the others.



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Just a quick note to say thank you and PLEASE keep this kind of thread coming. It helps those of us learning about doing our own maintenance.
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Originally Posted by 9964runner View Post
For your possible cruse issue there's a micro switch on the clutch that may be the culprit.
Hey Scott, we're not alone...
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Just a quick note to say thank you and PLEASE keep this kind of thread coming. It helps those of us learning about doing our own maintenance.
I have been thinking about it, and I plan to just continue this thread to cover what gets replaced/ repaired and discovered. If others gain from it, all the better.

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Hey Scott, we're not alone...
I noticed. He gets a free pass on this one.

So I found what I believe to be ride-height sensors on each of the left side corners. Both are broken. Are these for headlight aiming? Or some other function?
Left rear shown below.



Just after bringing the car in, on Friday....





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Of course I had to take her top off. It is our third date, after all.




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I don’t have those sensors on either of my
996’, but I think they’re for the litronic headlights (I have the base halogens).
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Until I get an owner's manual...



Performed a compression check. All are 125 psi, with the exception of one at 120 and one at 130. A lot lower than I would hope for, and expect. Engine was ice cold - actually even colder than that. Additionally the compression tester I used is not of the highest quality, nor is it new. Will plan on testing again when things are back together and I can warm the engine.
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