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Old 10-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #46
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The little tab on the gas flap holds cord and cap away from fender.
Cab top only leaks at the car wash
Panties do not automatically come off passengers.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:25 AM   #47
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*** I reserve the use of the "highest" seat memory PB to increase, slightly increase, the downward angle of both outside mirrors at night. Makes up for not having the self-dimming driver side outside mirror.

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I didn't mention battery posts in the front becuase I think everyone knows that the battery has posts.

Some times you can get a check engine light and want to reset it to see if it comes back. Cats or air sensors could through a code. So yes it does save you a few bucks instead of getting a OBDII reader

Meant unlock, though to lock you need ignition key out.

Hitting the PB still will have the fan/heat going. If you want to completey turn off the unit do you need to hit the fan button until it says off. Also the AC/Fans stay off even after restarting the car.
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:59 PM   #48
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Porsche AC Diagnostics
(undocumented, unsupported feature)

can the temps be converted, or do I have to do it... these are kind of useful if I can read oil temp and such
1c - Oil Temp?
6c - Coolant temp.
8c - Sun sensor (dash top)
9c - Sun sensor.
20c - Vehicle speed in kph, updating only once per second. (real speed, not speed+safety margin as in the speedometer) - OH have to try this
21c - Engine RPM in hundreds. This too only updates once per second. - cool, but slow
24c - Sun sensor, exterior lights switch & panel lights control (term. 58 & 58d voltage) - used for A/C panel display illum. This is cool, I will try the other sun sensors, its like a smile meter... the sun hits the window and the meter goes up - COOL!!
28c - Fan speed? - cooling fan maybe??
31c - Timing counter - FAST !!!
32c - Displays test - useful !
33c - Software version? Mine states 3.4 Mine says 3.5
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:15 PM   #49
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*** I reserve the use of the "highest" seat memory PB to increase, slightly increase, the downward angle of both outside mirrors at night. Makes up for not having the self-dimming driver side outside mirror.

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Oh dude, awesome use of the third button! I used the reverse/tilt feature of the pass mirror until I realized it didn't do much for me and was just wearing out my pass mirror motor! Lol!

But that idea of using the memory button for nighttime mirror tilt is clever.

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Porsche AC Diagnostics
(undocumented, unsupported feature)

can the temps be converted, or do I have to do it... these are kind of useful if I can read oil temp and such
1c - Oil Temp?
6c - Coolant temp.
8c - Sun sensor (dash top)
9c - Sun sensor.
20c - Vehicle speed in kph, updating only once per second. (real speed, not speed+safety margin as in the speedometer) - OH have to try this
21c - Engine RPM in hundreds. This too only updates once per second. - cool, but slow
24c - Sun sensor, exterior lights switch & panel lights control (term. 58 & 58d voltage) - used for A/C panel display illum. This is cool, I will try the other sun sensors, its like a smile meter... the sun hits the window and the meter goes up - COOL!!
28c - Fan speed? - cooling fan maybe??
31c - Timing counter - FAST !!!
32c - Displays test - useful !
33c - Software version? Mine states 3.4 Mine says 3.5

Awesome list! I've been looking for one that had all the goodies on one place, and with some input from people (like 33c info) to compare to. I just know 6C by heart.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #50
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-If you have an aerokit car, the spoiler switch is there but of course inoperable.

-If you have a Tip car, you will state that your car doesnt get hot and wonder why everyone elses does. Then you remember your 3rd radiator that only Tip cars have.

-The trans is in front of the engine so dont have your drunk brother who has never worked on a Porsche go change the engine oil. He will drain the Tiptronic fluid which will cause about 5 hours of research for cross-referencing what firggin' fluid can be used.

-No weight on the front tires being rear-engined makes any car on the road out stop your precious, high-priced German machine in low speed situations.

-If you get the *** to spin out in your 996, you will understand how much Engineering went into correcting this condition because your *** will be broke from being planted in the seat right before full recovery.

-The AOS is the biggest over-Engineered, under quality made component around. Most vehicles use a $4 PCV valve that takes 10 seconds to replace but the AOC causes you 10 hours of work because of the flat engine design.

I've got more but have to get back to work.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:33 PM   #51
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The trans is in front of the engine so dont have your drunk brother who has never worked on a Porsche go change the engine oil. He will drain the Tiptronic fluid which will cause about 5 hours of research for cross-referencing what firggin' fluid can be used.
That's hilarious!

This transaxle design is actually pretty cool. One of the benefits of it is that there is less parasitic loss to the drivetrain than with a conventional layout. 911s only lose something like 15% of their crank horsepower getting it to the wheels. It's one of the things that gives a 911 its 'feel'.

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No weight on the front tires being rear-engined makes any car on the road out stop your precious, high-priced German machine in low speed situations.
Actually, I think the opposite is true. One of the charms of a 911 is that instead of weight transferring forward of the front axle when braking, it transfers from the rear towards the center of the car. I love the way it brakes at any speed.

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If you get the *** to spin out in your 996, you will understand how much Engineering went into correcting this condition because your *** will be broke from being planted in the seat right before full recovery.
Indeed. The rear suspension of these cars has a passive steering feature meant to reduce trailing throttle oversteer. I think it's called the Weissach axle, and was pioneered on the 928. It's an amazing piece of engineering.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:53 AM   #52
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- The bracket under the steering column is for the owners manual

- You can purchase a "red clip" (about $0.75) for your 996 Cab from Porsche that will allow you to activate the in car motion sensors if you park and lock the car with the top down (they are normally not active if the top is down).

- The dealer can program the door locks to automatically lock at speed with the PST2 tool

- If you don't change your yellow sidemarkers to clear sidemarkets Tim will make fun of you every time you post a picture.
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:08 PM   #53
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- The bracket under the steering column is for the owners manual
I always here this but I've never been able to fit it in there. Are you supposed to take it out of the leather (pleather?) case first?
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Old 10-10-2009, 12:20 PM   #54
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I always here this but I've never been able to fit it in there. Are you supposed to take it out of the leather (pleather?) case first?
You have to take all the sales crap out... and have like 3 books or less in there, Porsche design it with weight savings in mind.

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Old 10-10-2009, 02:18 PM   #55
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I always here this but I've never been able to fit it in there. Are you supposed to take it out of the leather (pleather?) case first?
I think so (I don't use the bracket in my cars).
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:12 PM   #56
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- The bracket under the steering column is for the owners manual

- You can purchase a "red clip" (about $0.75) for your 996 Cab from Porsche that will allow you to activate the in car motion sensors if you park and lock the car with the top down (they are normally not active if the top is down).

- The dealer can program the door locks to automatically lock at speed with the PST2 tool

- If you don't change your yellow sidemarkers to clear sidemarkets Tim will make fun of you every time you post a picture.
"...The bracket.."

You mean the one I drilled out and tossed...?

Hopefully NONE of need to have the owners manual that close at hand.

"...normally not active..."

That's strange, mine are active even with the sunroof fully open and both windows fully rolled down.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:11 PM   #57
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I think so (I don't use the bracket in my cars).
OK, so where do I put the case for the owner's manual?
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Oh, here's something I thought of...on the C4 cars with the "collapsed" spare tire, there's enough room under the trunk's false floor to squeeze a small set of jumper cables, among other things.
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OK, so where do I put the case for the owner's manual?

on my computer desk so I can quickly reference it for RENNLIST QUESTIONS !
(along with the manual of course)
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:32 PM   #60
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Just catchin up GREAT THREAD! Did you know?....1. That you can operate the rear windows in a cabriolet by pushing in on the center top lock and pushing the rear window buttons at the same time? 2. you can roll down the windows and open the convertible top by pressing on the key in the door key lock. You can prevent the the battery losing charge while is short storage ( up to 10 days) if you lock the doors. Sport mufflers (Fabspeed) and Sprint Boosters are the two best additions that you can do to increase the enjoyment of your Pcar. I have a C4S TIP and proud of it. After having 6 Pcars all manual, including several with clutch pulley systems (356, 914 and 911 Targa)I love my Tiptronic S with paddle shifters in So Cal Traffic! I just feel sorry for all those 911 manuals, clutch pulling every 3 yards for 20 miles on the freeway.
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