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Old 04-09-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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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
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...diligence.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...he-dealer.html

Goo in oil filler tube
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...to-my-oil.html

Different IMSB Remedies

LN retrofit bearing
http://imsretrofit.com/ims-retrofit-procedure-overview/
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...t-bearing.html

IMS solution http://theimssolution.com/

FVD bearing https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...w-release.html

Oh No, White smoke at startup!
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-start-up.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...st-thread.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...questions.html

Coolant and Coolant Tank
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...k-leaking.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...t-leaking.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...olant-why.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...level-and.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...w-airlift.html

Water Pump
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-or-metal.html

Key Fob Not Working
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...t-working.html

Radio Issues
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...installed.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...s-in-here.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...o-install.html

Alarm - Why no audible confirmation?
https://rennlist.com/forums/11292509-post26.html

Sunroof has a mind of its own?
https://rennlist.com/forums/11293141-post30.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/11300414-post31.html

Trunk/Frunk Release Cable
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-measure.html

Window doesn’t drop
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...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
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...t-a-997-a.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...more-pics.html

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

Horn:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-problems.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...orns-pics.html

Water Leak:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...o-cabin-2.html
http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/9...cowl-info.html
http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic...43#entry181443

Spoiler:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...r-spoiler.html
http://www.renntech.org/forums/tutor...-rear-spoiler/
Lubricating https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...y-rebuild.html

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

Cruise Control:
https://rennlist.com/forums/964-foru...l-failure.html
http://workshop-manuals.com/porsche/...ce_and_repair/

Sun Visor
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...r-lid-fix.html

Upgrades

Suspension
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-or-sways.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ein-b6-b8.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...eplacment.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...nsion-kit.html

Exhaust
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-install.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...placement.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...dyno-pics.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...er-delete.html

Short Shifter
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...y-996-c4s.html

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

Clutch Booster Spring Delete
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...matically.html

Single DIN radio install https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...lkthrough.html

Lights
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...did-searc.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ns-please.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...eadlights.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...aillights.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...aillights.html

Xenon bulbs https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...non-bulbs.html

Motor Mounts
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ns-needed.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...dorsement.html

Radar:
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...r-dummies.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...rt-9500ix.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...tallation.html

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

Radiator Protection (Mesh):
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...protector.html


Relocating Heat/AC Controls
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...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
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ck-stands.html

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

Transmission Fluid
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ual-996-a.html

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

Coolant Flush
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...pump-tips.html

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

Sticky Gas Pedal Fix
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...oved-feel.html

Brake Pad and Rotor
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-tutorial.html

Brake Fluid Flush
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-bleeder.html

Ignition Switch Issue
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...mechanism.html

Spark Plugs and Tubes
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...a-1999-c2.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...placement.html

Radiator Cleaning
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...radiators.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Um-h2aUJHY4

Battery Replacement
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...questions.html

Engine Rebuild/Refresh
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...res-later.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ad-repair.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/rennlist...-of-these.html


MISC.

Used Oil Analysis
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ysis-here.html

TFIWWP (This FAQ Is Worthless Without Pics)
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...s-of-them.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...s-in-here.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...snow-pics.html
https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...ll.html’

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Old 04-09-2014, 03:58 PM   #2
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MOD, could you please let us know if this idea is doable and can it be a sticky? TIA
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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.
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:00 PM   #4
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I'm in. Great idea!
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I'm in. Great idea!
Thanks and we need those avartas back!!
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Here's a link to my post regarding relocating the engine cover release cable.

https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-measure.html
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Here's a link to my post regarding relocating the engine cover release cable.

https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...e-measure.html
Added as the very first link. Thanks! keep them coming guys.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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