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Old 07-30-2017, 02:02 PM
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France and Europe Porsche Parts (not sure if they ship overseas to US). New from July 2017 PCA Panorama magazine - https://www.rosepassion.com/en
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:35 PM
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They are great! I bought my head bolts ($12 x24) from them when no one in US had the bolts in stock. Cheaper than US too at the time.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:40 AM
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So they do ship to the US. Good to know. Just out of curiosity, I know someone in one of the threads was looking for a crankshaft, so I looked that up. They have them for about $4,500. Wow!
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
So they do ship to the US. Good to know. Just out of curiosity, I know someone in one of the threads was looking for a crankshaft, so I looked that up. They have them for about $4,500. Wow!
Anytime I deal internationally I'm always concerned about return policy - any mention of that?
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
France and Europe Porsche Parts (not sure if they ship overseas to US). New from July 2017 PCA Panorama magazine - https://www.rosepassion.com/en
They have a wack of x51 parts. Heads, camshafts, intakes. Expensive, parts, but not much more than the non-x51 parts...
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:13 PM
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This is an uncommon situation, but one that took far too long for me to diagnose. When my car was nailed in the left-hand side marker, one of the pins in the bulb socket got pushed down into the base of the socket and shorted against the opposite polarity pin. In this configuration, smoke will come from your instrument cluster when you turn on the headlights, which is less than ideal.

I spent far too much time focusing on the cluster, since I'd replaced that bulb any number of times without noticing the bent pin inside the socket; I assumed (incorrectly) that a short would result in a blown fuse.

This will probably never happen to any other 996 owner, but that's what the deal was. Man, it's nice to be able to drive at night again.

*edit* Thanks to Lesli and Gavin from ModuleMasters, who kindly offered to help me troubleshoot via telephone.

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Old 01-04-2018, 09:58 AM
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I changed out my rear light clusters for Spyder LED units. Plug and play as advertised and a nice upgrade. I kept the original units for when/if I sell the car. Now the “problem. After I was done, I had refit the original incandescent bulbs for the backup lights and the rear fogs, the right side rear fog did not work. Assumed a blown bulb and since I was opening it up anyway, bought 4 LED replacement bulbs for the backup lights and fogs. Replaced all four and.......the right rear fog didn’t’t work. THAT’S when I Googled it only to find out that the right rear fog was never supposed to work on North American cars and Porsche supplied the cars with a wired plug to keep moisture out but no bulb. Apparently this is known but I guess the prior owner thought there should be a bulb and installed it. Dumb me just “assumed” and put in an LED. So now, I am permanently carrying a replacement 1157 LED bulb in the right rear fog position for when one of the others burns out (like NEVER). Live and learn. Hopefully this helps someone else.
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my Audies can so equipped as well...........
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Discovered a new detailing technique and possibly saving a ton of money. Since I have the black leather interior and black four spoke steering wheel, I noticed some fading in spots, particularly on the top part of the steering wheel. I am very good about applying leather treatment, but in this case it needed something more. Picked up a can of Kiwi Black Shoe Polish (the paste kind in the little can) and tested it. It worked perfectly! I was surprised but now my steering wheel looks like new. Nice shiny black all the way around. After testing it, I decided to do the whole steering wheel. Put on the shoe polish and rubbed it all in, then polished it off. You would think that it might come off on your hands, but it doesn't. After doing the steering wheel, I went after some other small areas on the center console and door panels. Worked great there as well. Think I'll tackle the seat side bolsters next. Just thought I would share this because it worked so well.
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
Discovered a new detailing technique and possibly saving a ton of money. Since I have the black leather interior and black four spoke steering wheel, I noticed some fading in spots, particularly on the top part of the steering wheel. I am very good about applying leather treatment, but in this case it needed something more. Picked up a can of Kiwi Black Shoe Polish (the paste kind in the little can) and tested it. It worked perfectly! I was surprised but now my steering wheel looks like new. Nice shiny black all the way around. After testing it, I decided to do the whole steering wheel. Put on the shoe polish and rubbed it all in, then polished it off. You would think that it might come off on your hands, but it doesn't. After doing the steering wheel, I went after some other small areas on the center console and door panels. Worked great there as well. Think I'll tackle the seat side bolsters next. Just thought I would share this because it worked so well.
Thats interesting. Iĺve heard of folks doing that and have always wondered if it would rub off right away. I also wonder if the shoe creams are any good for this purpose as opposed to the pastes?
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:55 PM
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I waited for about a week to share what I did because I wanted to see how it held up. It does not rub off or come off on your hands. Amazingly it made my steering wheel look new and touched up some other areas as well. Not sure about shoe polish creams, but the black shoe polish paste I used really did it up right. I applied it sparingly with a folded towel, worked it into the leather, then polished it off with a microfiber towel. All in about fifteen minutes for a new looking steering wheel.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
I waited for about a week to share what I did because I wanted to see how it held up. It does not rub off or come off on your hands. Amazingly it made my steering wheel look new and touched up some other areas as well. Not sure about shoe polish creams, but the black shoe polish paste I used really did it up right. I applied it sparingly with a folded towel, worked it into the leather, then polished it off with a microfiber towel. All in about fifteen minutes for a new looking steering wheel.
Any residue from sweaty hands during hot and humid Florida weather? Maybe too soon to tell yet.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:54 PM
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I'm getting ready to pull my suitcase and I really only want to do it once as well. I have some blower noise and was having a problem with blowing the blower fuse. That problem has stopped after fixing the servo motors- thanks to Tore. However I bought a set of the Dansk brand blowers (Pelican) as they cost $165us or so each. If your curious about them and I get done before you I'll post up my results.

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Old 03-16-2018, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by DBJoe996 View Post
Discovered a new detailing technique and possibly saving a ton of money. Since I have the black leather interior and black four spoke steering wheel, I noticed some fading in spots, particularly on the top part of the steering wheel. I am very good about applying leather treatment, but in this case it needed something more. Picked up a can of Kiwi Black Shoe Polish (the paste kind in the little can) and tested it. It worked perfectly! I was surprised but now my steering wheel looks like new. Nice shiny black all the way around. After testing it, I decided to do the whole steering wheel. Put on the shoe polish and rubbed it all in, then polished it off. You would think that it might come off on your hands, but it doesn't. After doing the steering wheel, I went after some other small areas on the center console and door panels. Worked great there as well. Think I'll tackle the seat side bolsters next. Just thought I would share this because it worked so well.
Interesting. Was it able to fill any scratches in the leather?

And I also would have expected it to come off on your hands to some extent. My shoes do a tiny bit after shine.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:39 PM
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Yes, able to fill in some scratches/wear marks on the leather seats and console lid. Worked darn good for that as well. I've since done a re-treat of the polish on the steering wheel and buffed it in really well. I have not seen any sign of the polish rubbing off, getting on my sweaty palms, or getting on anything else. I swear and I'm a bit surprised as well, but it doesn't come off on your hands. And it took away that rough feeling on the steering wheel. Now it feels smooth and looks shiny new.
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