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Old 06-20-2018, 03:24 PM
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your car, perfect!

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Old 06-21-2018, 12:50 PM
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Bought a shawrkwerks bypass kit to make my 997.2 sound like a 997.1. Seems silly but absolutely necessary once you’ve driven both.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:03 PM
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I've been feeling a bit of floatiness in the rear end, and shifts didn't seem as sharp as they could be, so I replaced my engine mounts with some Wevo semi-solids. I believe the Turbo at 80k miles was still on the originals and the difference was immediately noticeable. They add a dash of that "rawness" we 911 folk are always on about, and shifting is markedly improved, especially 1-2. Interior noise increased for sure but not excessively so, and in my opinion the extra NVH gives the car a bit more exotic excitement. Recommended upgrade, even if your OEM mounts are in good shape.

(FWIW, the originals [judging by the date code sticker and maintenance history] weren't completely shot but they were definitely stretched.)

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Old 06-23-2018, 09:47 PM
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:21 AM
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:04 PM
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Smile Vent, Center Rad Kit, and Grilles installed
Just completed the Center Radiator, Smile Vent, and Grilles install ... sweet! Damn I'm sore, just not as young as I used to be.

I had to make a template and then cut out air flow outlets in the lower portion of the bumper cover, mine did not pre-etched markings so i just went with simple.

And I will admit, it goes a lot easier if you can get it up off the ground, a lift would be perfect but if you don't have one (like me) getting the front up on Jack Stands so you can work with the front wheels off, makes removing and installing the inner fender covers so much better. And a real plus when dealing with installing the all the underside hardware.

Sometimes I'll do anything to avoid cutting the grass.

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Old 06-24-2018, 09:34 PM
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Streets of Willow Springs, with Porsche Owners Club.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:35 AM
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I washed the car today.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:54 AM
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jstefano View Post

Bought a shawrkwerks bypass kit to make my 997.2 sound like a 997.1. Seems silly but absolutely necessary once you’ve driven both.

Well worth it! I have one installed on my 997.2 manual as well. Love it!
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:31 AM
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Did the annual brake fluid renew of Motul RBF600 in all the cars, including the 2 997s. I also converted my pickup over to it so I only have to stock one brake fluid for all the vehicles. The Cayenne will get converted when I install the PCCB upgrade in August. Pretty easy as I now have 3 different fluid reservoir adapters for the different brands of cars and have put a quick connect adapter on the Motive and the adapter hoses. I pour in 5-6 bottles of fluid and work my way around each car sucking out the old fluid from tge reservoir with a stainless turkey baster, refilling tge reservoir with new fluid, then hooking up the Motive to the reservoir, pressurizing to 20 psi, then hit each wheel starting with the one furthest from the reservoir and working my way to the one closest. The wheels on the cars ate open enough that I can get my silicone hose with mini ratchet setup on each caliper bleed nipple without having to remove any of the wheels, just roll the car forward or backward by hand a few inches if a wheel spoke happens to be in the way.

With the collection bag and clear silicone hose its a no-mess process and easy to see if any air bubbles come out. After each car, I empty the collection bag into a gallon jug and move on to the next car.

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Old 06-25-2018, 10:38 AM
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On average, how much fluid do you need for each car?

Also, what do you do about the small amount of fluid left in the nipple hole after tightening?
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny DB View Post
On average, how much fluid do you need for each car?

Also, what do you do about the small amount of fluid left in the nipple hole after tightening?
The reservoir seems to take most of a quart and then I run probably another 1/2 quart to a full quart through the system bleeding the 4 wheels, depending on how the color looks flowing into the clear bag. Since my 997s are .1s, I'll do the clutch slaves when I do the next oil change, but for that I do about 3 strokes of the clutch pedal. For the clutch, I hook up the Motive, but use a 2-person process. I open the bleeder, assistant slowly pushes the clutch 90% of the way down, holds it, I tighten the bleeder, they let the clutch back up (or pull it back up - don't remember), then repeat that process 2 more times. The Motive just gives me a little extra insurance that fluid can't flow in the wrong direction and that if lifting the pedal back up, that it sucks in new fluid.

I don't do anything with what's left in the caliper bleed nipples - just put the cap back on. I guess I could touch a fresh Q-tip to the top to absorb the little fluid that's left in there, but my bleed nipples are stainless speed bleeders so I don't worry about fluid corroding the bleed nipple since the stainless is impervious to it.

At the end, I also take about 1 turkey baster of fluid out of the reservoir and put it back into the waste container since the Motive pretty much fills it to the top using it with the wet method where the fluid is in the Motive itself.

When I'm done with all of it, I spray brake cleaner though the silicone hose, then air to blow the cleaner out. I then do the same to the Motive pressure hoses and spray out the Motive container itself, dumping all that brake cleaner spray into the same container with the used brake cleaner. That goes to the recycling center and they have me pour it into the used motor oil container.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
The reservoir seems to take most of a quart and then I run probably another 1/2 quart to a full quart through the system bleeding the 4 wheels, depending on how the color looks flowing into the clear bag. Since my 997s are .1s, I'll do the clutch slaves when I do the next oil change, but for that I do about 3 strokes of the clutch pedal. For the clutch, I hook up the Motive, but use a 2-person process. I open the bleeder, assistant slowly pushes the clutch 90% of the way down, holds it, I tighten the bleeder, they let the clutch back up (or pull it back up - don't remember), then repeat that process 2 more times. The Motive just gives me a little extra insurance that fluid can't flow in the wrong direction and that if lifting the pedal back up, that it sucks in new fluid.

I don't do anything with what's left in the caliper bleed nipples - just put the cap back on. I guess I could touch a fresh Q-tip to the top to absorb the little fluid that's left in there, but my bleed nipples are stainless speed bleeders so I don't worry about fluid corroding the bleed nipple since the stainless is impervious to it.

At the end, I also take about 1 turkey baster of fluid out of the reservoir and put it back into the waste container since the Motive pretty much fills it to the top using it with the wet method where the fluid is in the Motive itself.

When I'm done with all of it, I spray brake cleaner though the silicone hose, then air to blow the cleaner out. I then do the same to the Motive pressure hoses and spray out the Motive container itself, dumping all that brake cleaner spray into the same container with the used brake cleaner. That goes to the recycling center and they have me pour it into the used motor oil container.
Thanks for the detailed response. So never any brake fluid hit your caliper paint as a result of this small amount in the nipple?

Where did you get the stainless nipples?
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny DB View Post
Thanks for the detailed response. So never any brake fluid hit your caliper paint as a result of this small amount in the nipple?

Where did you get the stainless nipples?
Nope, no evidence of that. Pinching the silicone hose right at the nipple connection point removes it very cleanly. The stainless bleed nipples (with spring-loaded ball valves in them that only let fluid flow in one direction - out), the used fluid collection bags, and the silicone hoses all come from www.speedbleeder.com. You need part # SB1010S (the S on the end is for Stainless). My 928, 997s, & Cayenne all use the same bleed nipple size and I have these installed on all of them.
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