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Old 07-11-2012, 02:46 AM
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Default 997 DIY and Tech Index

There are numerous DIY's out there but I find them difficult to find at times. So below is a list of the DIY's I've posted and some I've come to rely on from other members to help me with my own projects. Add your favorite DIY's as well. TIA.

Maintenance/Service DIY:
1. Water Pump Replacement: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-part-1-a.html
2. WP Replacement by Money Pit 951: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...placement.html
3. Serpentine Belt Replacement: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...tine-belt.html
4. Oil Change: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...nch-break.html
5. Spark Plug and Coil Replacement: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...placement.html
6. 997.1 Spark Plug & Coil Pack Replacement DIY w/Photos by Dave R: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ml#post9836578
7. Door Panel Removal by Clifton: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l-removal.html
8. Replacement Batteries started by APP997S: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ouncement.html
9. Jacking up a 997 safely, securely by Edge01: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-securely.html
10. Changing brakes (video tutorial) by Van (996 and works for 997): https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...-tutorial.html
11. Repairing / Removing Rear Bumperettes by Edgy01: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...p-by-step.html
12. Clutch and Brake Bleed thread started by Tito_gsx: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ake-bleed.html
13. Clutch and Brake Bleed by Edgy01: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...fluid-job.html
14. Changing the 997.2 engine air filters by wwilliams88: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...r-filters.html
15. 997 Rear Spoiler Drive Assembly Rebuild Insomnic: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...y-rebuild.html
16. DIY Shift Cable Diagnostics and Replacement by Insomnic: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...placement.html
17. 997.2 Spark Plug DIY by DGrayling: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l#post10181255
18. 997.2 Center Console Removal DIY by 24Chromium: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-gt2-...moval-diy.html
19. 997.1 and 997.2 Cabin Air Filter Replacement: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l#post10348842
20. Bring back the Matte finish to your leather (and remove oily feel) by rijowysock: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...oily-feel.html
21.997.1 Gear Oil Change: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...il-change.html
22. 997.1 AOS Replacement by 911ct: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-997-1-c2.html
23.997 C2S Water Pump and Coolant Replacement by Doug_B_928: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l#post10499496
24.Key Battery Replacement by Edgy01
25. 997 Starter Replacement by Devil Boy: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l#post11514446
26. 997.1 Clutch Replacement by rotmilky: *https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-i-did-it.html
27. Rear Wheel arch trim replacement DIY by Rotmilky: * https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ement-diy.html

1. Upgrade/MOD Plenum: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...pd-plenum.html
2. DIY 996/997 Semi-Solid Engine Mounts by laz74: https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...em-mounts.html
3. Semi-solid Engine Mounts by mikymu: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-gt2-...my-engine.html
4. Install 3rd Radiator, Grill Mess Install, and Coolant Flush: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...il-filter.html
5. Great 3rd Radiator DIY by Carrera Mike: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...carrera-s.html
6. RADAR Detector Hardwire: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-detector.html
7. OEM Sat Radio Install by Musclehedz101: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ml#post9717439
8. V1 Switched Power Hardwire Installation for the 997 https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...the-997-a.html
9. REMOVING THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER by Carrera Mike https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...uster-diy.html
10. Gundo Hack thread started by Spokane5150: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...undo-hack.html
11. Full Leather Sun Visors https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...s-diy-mod.html
12. Shift Trim, Shifter, and E-Brake Upgrade by StevePow https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...rade-done.html
13. NAV-TV Tooki Bluetooth Installation Guide by Edge01: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ion-guide.html
14. Bi-Xenon Nozzle Replacement by Edge01 https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ml#post9253100
15. Mesh Radiator Protector by dasams https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...protector.html
16. Mod - FVD Oil Pan plus Baffles https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l#post10245275
17. SSK Install: http://billswebspace.com/Porsche987ShortShiftDIY
18.Engine Mounts (Wevo) for 997.1S by Jack667
19.Deviated Front Seat Belts:
20.Deviated Chrono Gauge Face:
21.GT3RS fabric door pull conversion by Clifton:
22. 997.2 third rad install using the 997.1 kit by slicky rick: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...l#post11222850
23. Numeric Shifter Review and Installation: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-1-of-5-a.html
24. Rear Seat Delete by dasams: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...at-delete.html
25. Hard Wiring a Wireless Charger by pugwonk: * https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...o-a-997-a.html

Other DIY:
1. Bring back the Matte finish to your leather (and remove oily feel) by rijowysock: http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforum...oily-feel.html

1. Diagnostic Tool - Durametric Programming started by MoneyPit: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ogramming.html
2. Safely Jacking up the 997 using JackPoint: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...ackstands.html

Reference Material:

1. Porsche Parts Catalog PET per stronbl - http://www.porsche.com/usa/accessori...artscatalogue/
2. Owners Manual 997.1: http://www.cannell.co.uk/_manuals/po...rrera_2007.pdf
3. Owners Manual 997.2: http://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf...rrera_PCNA.pdf
4.Torque Specs by RichFL:
5.Gear Lubricant Data by Luxter:
6.Generic OBDII Codes Part 1 & 2 (P0001 to P3493) by JKW911: https://rennlist.com/forums/997-foru...-to-p3493.html

Disclaimer: As with any Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project, YMMV so no one here is held responsible if you are not satisfied with the results of your DIY projects. These DIY postings are shared freely and without liabilities to their original posters. It is up to each individual to verify any and all information, methods, techniques, torque values, etc before applying any shared information to their own DIY projects. Enjoy and remember to always exercise the golden rule of DIY's: Trust but Verify.

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:20 AM
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really informative. thanks.
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Nice. Tx.
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Great idea to centralize these! Thanks!
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Excellent idea. !
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Default Reference Materials: PET Catalog

PET Catalog - http://www.porsche.com/uk/accessorie...artscatalogue/

Then select your model and MY(Manufacturing Year)
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Thanks. Ooh-rah!
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Great idea and thanks.

Here is the USA version of the parts "katalog" as well.
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we need to have a sticky for this!
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Default Add DIY: Porsche OEM Satellite Radio Install and Jacking up the car using JackPoint

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DIY 996/997 Semi-Solid Engine Mounts: https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...em-mounts.html
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Thanks all for your DIY posts and PM's. I'll continue to amend the original post #1 to reflect your recommendations as they come in.
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WOW! Nice job USMC_DS1! Thanks for collecting these in one place - a great reference guide.
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Originally Posted by X51 View Post
WOW! Nice job USMC_DS1! Thanks for collecting these in one place - a great reference guide.
Thanks X51... feel free to add DIY links as you come across them.
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Thanks for the DIY index - Also the Parts catalog.......
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