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Old 11-16-2018, 04:19 PM
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Default Sharing my 997 Ownership Guide - Maintenance DIYs, Buyer's Guide & Product Reviews

Hello everyone. I've been a member of Rennlist for a while and found the forum very helpful in my ownership experience. Over the years, I've generated a lot of video content around my ownership experience. This week, I journaled my various maintenance, mods, and repair DIYs, buyer's guide, and product review videos onto a website. If you have a sec, please check out my website and let me know what you think. Hopefully it will help many people here in their ownership journey!

https://www.ecarguides.com/

P.S. More content to come on my Cayenne and Mercedes C Class.
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Thanks for doing this. You've obviously put much effort in the videos and site. I actually just now used some of the links you included to purchase some needed maintenance supplies.
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Bravo!
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Thanks for doing this. You've obviously put much effort in the videos and site. I actually just now used some of the links you included to purchase some needed maintenance supplies.
Very cool. I would like to eventually include links to more parts instead of just parts for the 997.2 Carrera S. Thanks for checking out my site.
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I've always found dc2000/Car Fanatic's videos to be excellent, I've been following them on YT since I bought my 911 in summer 2015.

Thanks for creating this website that consolidates all your work!
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Originally Posted by dc2000 View Post
...Over the years, I've generated a lot of video content around my ownership experience...
Oh you're the Car Fanatic guy!

I've much enjoyed your YouTube videos and found them very helpful

In fact, I used your bypass install video just 2 weeks ago

Karl.
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I've enjoyed your videos. Thank you!
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Great job! Thanks for sharing.
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Phenomenal, appreciate you taking the time to document all this. Really helps noobs and veteran owners all alike.
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Originally Posted by vg247 View Post
Phenomenal, appreciate you taking the time to document all this. Really helps noobs and veteran owners all alike.
It's funny that I used to be a noob and still feel like one. There's always something new to learn about these cars and, as owners rack up the miles on the 997.2, we discover more!
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dc2000 you are awesome!! Your videos were a big reason I got my 997. Its great to see you here.

I've written up a number of DIY maintenance guides over the past year or so of ownership. Happy to have them added to your repo. Rennlist has not done a very good job maintaining their How To section.

The Quick Guide to Replacing Your 997 Rear Strut Mount
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...rut-mount.html

An Updated Guide To Installing Lowering Springs or Coilovers For Your 997.1
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...r-997-1-a.html

The DIY Guide to Replacing your 997 Coolant Expansion Tank
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...sion-tank.html

How to replace your starter/alternator cable to cure slow starts on the 997.1
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...e-997-1-a.html

997 Center Console Respray: DIY Instructions For Amazing Results
https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...g-results.html

Keep up the videos!
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Well you've done it now, TheBruce. With one of your write-ups, I'm thinking about doing springs over the winter. BTW, My name is Bruce.
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Hey Bruce! "The Bruce" is actually the nickname we gave my son...who funny enough named a stray dog we found "Batman". Turned out to be great marketing. Everyone loved the dog named Batman and he was adopted in a few days.

Good luck on the project. Take a look at my recent writeup on the strut mounts. If you have over 50k miles I would recommend you replace those while you have the struts off. It also has some new tips a to get the rears off. I struggled with those my first time but last week we had the rear strut out in 15 minutes. It was very easy the second time around.

I would also recommend a lift (or at least the ability to get all four wheels up on jack stands), an electric impact wrench and an extra set of hands who can help you for at strategic spots.
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This thread should be a sticky, well documented and easily understood DIY’s even for the technically challenged (like me) :-)

OP, and all contributors ..you are the best!
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Originally Posted by TheBruce View Post
Hey Bruce! "The Bruce" is actually the nickname we gave my son...who funny enough named a stray dog we found "Batman". Turned out to be great marketing. Everyone loved the dog named Batman and he was adopted in a few days.

Good luck on the project. Take a look at my recent writeup on the strut mounts. If you have over 50k miles I would recommend you replace those while you have the struts off. It also has some new tips a to get the rears off. I struggled with those my first time but last week we had the rear strut out in 15 minutes. It was very easy the second time around.

I would also recommend a lift (or at least the ability to get all four wheels up on jack stands), an electric impact wrench and an extra set of hands who can help you for at strategic spots.
Ha! My middle name is Wayne, hence "Batman33". I guess Mom and Dad read comic books or maybe they role-played, I don't know.

I believe I read your rear strut mount tutorial a few days ago, thanks. That's a good idea...I've 53,000 miles on my 997.

I purchased a lift (Quick jack ?) shortly after getting the car and have done my own wrenching and maintenance ever since...with the help of this forum.
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