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Forum: 997 Forum
Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By Ben Z

Porsche has to do what they have to do to remain...

Porsche has to do what they have to do to remain profitable. If that means altering the outward appearance enough so when the owner drives down the street he can be confident that non-Porschephiles...
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02-19-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Ben Z

Hi, what you're describing is an open circuit. ...

Hi, what you're describing is an open circuit. Something that's supposed to be switched off is switching back on. In the old days it was surely a bad switch or relay. Nowadays it could be that...
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02-16-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Ben Z

I have kept my stock PCM but added an iSimple...

I have kept my stock PCM but added an iSimple Tranzit-BLU HF which gives me hands free phone and the ability to stream music and GPS commands from my phone. Other than a little control button and a...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-15-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Ben Z

You may be right, I haven't looked into it. My...

You may be right, I haven't looked into it. My Vette came with non-runflats, but OEM are runflat. Everyone says runflats are noisy. The only car I've got with them is an E-Class diesel (Mercedes...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-15-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Ben Z

Sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I don't...

Sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I don't feel like it. Even when I do I don't have it up so loud I can't hear the engine. I'm from the days before cars had tachs, I shift by sound. I've got...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-14-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Ben Z

I had mine through Paragon Auto Club (no...

I had mine through Paragon Auto Club (no affiliation, but have had multiple warranties through them and never a problem). I'm not sure if they sell an exclusionary warranty for a 911 of that age but...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-14-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ben Z

I had that bodystyle in a '97 528i, it was a very...

I had that bodystyle in a '97 528i, it was a very nice car. Tons better than the prior style 5-series in which I sat upright like driving a bus, and had a bus-like clutch. I also had a '92 325i...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-14-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Ben Z

1. Memory seats are nice but there is an easy...

1. Memory seats are nice but there is an easy workaround: set the seat how you want it, then unplug the harness. Added bonus is it gives you an easy out to not let anyone else drive it "Oh, gee, I'd...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-14-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Ben Z

I once had a flat and was about to use the glop,...

I once had a flat and was about to use the glop, but the tire had jumped the rim when it went down (no damage to the rim, I was rounding a turn very slowly, and pulled right off) and the little...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-13-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,745
Posted By Ben Z

Good to know there's another reasonable-cost...

Good to know there's another reasonable-cost option if my Tranzit fails again. I replaced it recently because it stopped wanting to pair with my phone after an iOS update. The replacement unit...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-13-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Ben Z

I have no experience with them, but pretty much...

I have no experience with them, but pretty much every warranty company has a ton of online complaints...not beause they're shady, but because only people who feel they got shafted bother to report...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-13-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,869
Posted By Ben Z

My '05 base's engine succumbed to bore scoring in...

My '05 base's engine succumbed to bore scoring in the low 60s. My extended warranty specificed a used engine, which fortunately they couldn't locate a correct one at the time, so they pitched in...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-13-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,059
Posted By Ben Z

My college roommate in 1974 had a BMW (a '67...

My college roommate in 1974 had a BMW (a '67 1600) and nobody included me, a lifelong gearhead, had ever heard of the brand let alone regarded it as a performance icon. Six years later the brand was...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-12-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Ben Z

A can of TPMS-safe green slime is something like...

A can of TPMS-safe green slime is something like $12 at any auto parts store. I don't know what's different about the one Porsche sells that makes it worth that many times more. None of these will...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Ben Z

Appreciate the links and tutorials re OBDII, but...

Appreciate the links and tutorials re OBDII, but I already knew all that. The reason I posted this with the title "Question for icarsort POR-II owners" is to see if any actual POR-II owners have in...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-08-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Ben Z

Question for Icarsoft POR-II Owners

Probably a stupid question and why I couldn't find an answer on here or google, but I have an icarsoft POR-II and notice when it powers up there's a selection for Porsche but also one for OBDII. My...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-05-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Ben Z

Another vote for the '09. 9A1 and PDK for...

Another vote for the '09. 9A1 and PDK for roughly the same price as the others is a no-brainer. Unless maybe it's some really hideous color or was in a serious accident or has been abused. And...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,164
Posted By Ben Z

Guys who have these wheels on: are your cars...

Guys who have these wheels on: are your cars lowered? All the photos in this thread look to me like they are.

Also, am I understanding this correctly: the ones for $900 from Tire Rack need...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-04-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By Ben Z

How is the clutch? If it hasn't ever been...

How is the clutch? If it hasn't ever been changed, you might justify part of the IMSB retrofit by having the cluch done at the same time, as it involves the same major labor procedures. At that...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-04-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By Ben Z

Borescoping through the spark plug holes can...

Borescoping through the spark plug holes can possibly give a false negative. Mine was clean as a whistle when scoped that way, but when the engine was apart, scoring was observed on the piston...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-04-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Ben Z

There are a number of possibilities but the first...

There are a number of possibilities but the first thing I would do is check the fuse. If it's ok, get your hands on a continuity tester and check if there's power inside the bulb socket. If the...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-04-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Ben Z

Aha, I see why you went with a replacement. ...

Aha, I see why you went with a replacement. Unless I had some other necessity to take the door card off I would mask, prep and paint. Any OEM color can be matched by taking the ashtray in to Home...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-04-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Ben Z

No need to buy a longer breaker bar, just find a...

No need to buy a longer breaker bar, just find a 3' scrap of black pipe with sufficient I.D. to fit over the handle of your current breaker bar. You'll want someone to either work it or hold the...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-01-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By Ben Z

9 years of sitting in front of my office every...

9 years of sitting in front of my office every day in the tropical sun I'm afraid. I probably should have invested in a car cover (which I now have). I did use Meguiar's #21 2.0 synthetic UV...
Forum: 997 Forum
02-01-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By Ben Z

Easy one for me...first year (in fact, first 8...

Easy one for me...first year (in fact, first 8 years) the car was under warranty (CPO and later, b2b aftermarket). Car has cost me nil except for oil/filters and tires, right up until recently when...
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