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Old 06-05-2010, 05:25 AM
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Default 996 40th Anniversary Edition Registry & FAQ

I was bored / excited about my new to me 996 Anniversary. So I compiled a registry of known 996 AE here at rennlist. Feel free to add / change / delete.

Here are some of the sources:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...roll-call.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-registry.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-counted.html

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Known Serial
#001 (Detlef)
#022 rodsky
#025 rat9545
#026 DeadStick
#143 Joecrow (UK)
#151 GulleyGulley
#159 djhill
#163 JaxJim
#165 Charlie944
#251 (triode)
#301 vuong1
#302 mikefo
#311 yoda888
#333 sportster98xls
#335 olasman
#336 earlyapex
#337 pommydave
#395 Sax Maniac
#396 knfeparty
#405 911passion
#417 function12
#418 67FJ45
#454 rossclifford
#487 Ed 40Jahre
#518 kasi
#534 Jim Lamb
#542 Douglass1
#590 (billh1963)
#646 balefire
#652 viper6
#663 Jaws
#666 tnisbum
#669 beaglehusky
#677 fullybalanced
#693 ryangambrill (livenupe)
#697 mikehill964
#711 taz40jahre
#714 red911c2
#728 Detoxx
#805 beowulf
#817 skullcap
#826 flybye_
#878 apers (Elton in SoCal)
#891 40th Mike
#898 Litesonic
#917 ramaporunner
#931 911sanantone
#946 MiamiC70
#1005 ecspaniel
#1007 grizzy
#1010 pstoppani
#1011 mrpc12
#1012 erbench
#1020 oldporman
#1034 Fast40th
#1079 riozilla
#1083 Steve2112
#1144 mestyan
#1151 95m3csl
#1203 sds911
#1216 tomzam
#1234 tubbs
#1275 CossackRaider
#1282 Zed.
#1290 garveyb
#1369 p.vanderlinden
#1375 threeOh
#1423 ALE
#1440 (peachboy)
#1443 Alon

Unknown Serial
DEW
detlef
40anny
rss997
DrPeter
wknopf
bluehinder
gr8330
riderosa
et69
996anniv
(vtwin996)

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996 40th Anniversary FAQ

I. COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

A. The Porsche Sport Exhaust (PSE) was standard.
-NO. Actually, the PSE was only a dealer installed option, not a factory option or standard.

B. 10mm ride height drop was standard.
-NO. The US 996 40th AE has the US M030 suspension which has NO drop. The ROW 996 40th AE had the ROW M030 which is 10mm lower than ROW stock.
http://web.archive.org/web/200307071...article_3.html

C. Behind the turbo front bumper is a 3rd radiator.
-NO. Like the C4S there is no 3rd radiator. However, we do have the larger turbo radiators as well as the turbo bumper which both provide increased cooling compared to the stock radiators.

D. I'd like to get more cooling so I'll just add the suncoast 996 C2/C4 center third radiator kit.
-NO. The suncoast C2/C4 center third radiator kit does NOT fit.
https://rennlist.com/forums/for-sale...iator-kit.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ml#post7004891
One can consider the 996 turbo center radiator kit instead
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ml#post8461699


II. USEFUL LINKS

40th Anniversary 996 Standard Equipment
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...equipment.html

X51 Parts and Differences
http://pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=372397

X51 Dyno Plots
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ml#post8674498

TSBs
W303 CDR 23 Radio
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...io-recall.html
W532 Air Filter
http://members.rennlist.com/jandreas...%20Element.pdf

Wallpaper
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...wallpaper.html

Polished wheel maintenance
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ed-advice.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/concours...02-wheels.html


III. IMS FAILURE

Many have noted it is impossible to determine a rate of IMS failure. However, with both the millenium and anniversary editions, there is a known denominator / quantity. Thus, I compiled from rennlist KNOWN IMS failures in 996 40ths and 996 Millenniums which assumes that the ACTUAL IMS failure rate is higher. This also doesn't take into account oil change frequency, maintenance care, high RPMs, etc.

Interestingly, while I assumed 996 40th probably has the lowest IMS failure rate given its late 996 production cycle, Jake Raby suggests that the single bearing design of the mk2 may be inferior to the dual bearing IMS on the early mk1. Who knows?

40th Anniversary 996 IMS FAILURE (9/1963 -> 0.46%)
MadCow @ 18k, 3/2007
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ine-kaput.html
sportster98xls #333 @ 24k, 8/2007
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...t-not-x51.html
67FJ45 #418 @ 30k, 12/2007?
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ml#post6073714
bronston @ 15k, 1/2008
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...y-porsche.html
Lockheed911 #899 @ 36k, 4/2008:
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...s-surgery.html
Electric Lizard @ 30k, 12/2008
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-11dec08.html
oneyedjack @ 44k, 4/2009
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ar-reason.html
Detoxx #728 @ 12k, 1/2010
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ml#post8618502

word of mouth:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ml#post6943212

Millennium 996 IMS Failure (1/911 -> 0.11%)
word of mouth:
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...ive-996-a.html

If anyone has or knows of a 996 Anniversary of 996 Millennium that has failed that I haven't included, feel free to let me know. Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2010, 07:48 PM
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Great car - I have # 1083 purchased last June. 12,000 miles on it - everything mint - looks brand new. In fact, one of my friends who does not know about Porsches asked "Is it a 2009?".

I wonder who has #1 (Porsche museum?)

Other good serial numbers to have would be 996 and 911.

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Welcome to the "club." It is a fantastic car!
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I have # 417.
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Just broke 10k miles -FINALLY
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Just broke 500 miles!
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Just completed two years of ownership last week with my 996 AE (#0025). Mostly no problems ... just the clutch which I expect and now to fix a suspension rattle I am replacing the drop links. It is still a thrill every time I drive the car!
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Some might argue this thread is useless w/o pics. So here is a pic from earlier this summer. In 3 months, I've put 5k miles. Yikes!
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nice wheels

can you tell us what is the offset, size, model on those wheels ?
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Originally Posted by philooo View Post
nice wheels

can you tell us what is the offset, size, model on those wheels ?
I agree - they look nice.
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Sidemarkers gotta go
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Originally Posted by philooo View Post
nice wheels

can you tell us what is the offset, size, model on those wheels ?
just reliving some of my JDM days with the wheels.
they're gunmetal volk te37 19x8.5 et 40 ~20 lbs, 19x11 et 63 ~22 lbs

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Sidemarkers gotta go
i feel like the internet wants amberectomy, etc much more than the general public. i'm on the fence. very few here in Indy care about that stuff. in chicago though, all my friends did it.
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Here is my pic. I was planning on going out and detailing the exterior with some Zaino today.

I purchase the car April 2009. It had 43k miles. 17 months later I have 53k miles. It gets used as much as possible.

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I have number...well it's in the garage in NC so I don't know. I'm in Panama right now so I can't remember. I think I am at 48k miles or something.

I also just had the ceramic IMS bearing installed (thanks marky522!)

Thinking about getting some 19" wheels. Has anyone tried those new OZ Ultra lightweight wheels that come in all of the colors? I like the dark grey from above but they look like Volks. I have also thought about SSR GT3s but the factory wheels are great. I just need a set of competition wheels.
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