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12-12-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By dprantl

HF won't ship anything over 150lbs to Canada... ...

HF won't ship anything over 150lbs to Canada...

Dan
12-06-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By dprantl

How high is the boost going? You shouldn't be...

How high is the boost going? You shouldn't be able to hear the wastegates.

Dan
12-03-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dprantl

Assuming it is a "good" tune, if you're boosting...

Assuming it is a "good" tune, if you're boosting to 1.2 bar on a non-X50, you can't get much more without other modifications such as intake/exhaust, turbo upgrade, etc. If you want to keep the car...
11-29-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,102
Posted By dprantl

If the spoiler light comes on when the spoiler is...

If the spoiler light comes on when the spoiler is trying to go *UP*, then the problem is the up microswitch or not enough pentosin in one/both rams causing the wing to not rise high enough on the...
11-28-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,895
Posted By dprantl

Sigh, I guess no automotive journalist will...

Sigh, I guess no automotive journalist will *EVER* learn what the "fried egg" headlights actually are and that the 996.2 and 996TT do not have them.

Dan
11-26-2017, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By dprantl

+1 what Kevin said. Remove the alternator,...

+1 what Kevin said. Remove the alternator, replace the regulator and put it all back in. In the last 20 or so years, I think I have replaced 7 or 8 regulators on various of my cars (did the 996TT...
11-20-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By dprantl

It shouldn't matter where you place those lines. ...

It shouldn't matter where you place those lines. It looks like there are just three holes into the plenum with standard fittings threaded in. If you really wanted to you could unscrew them and...
11-20-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,102
Posted By dprantl

Well, if the passenger ram does not move *at...

Well, if the passenger ram does not move *at all*, then that must be one heck of a leak (or an issue with that half of the spoiler electric motor) and the stop leak method may not help.

Dan
11-20-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,102
Posted By dprantl

What do you mean "failed"? Did it just start...

What do you mean "failed"? Did it just start leaking and is not traveling as high as it should be? You could try the stop leak method which will only cost you a couple $ and some time.

Dan
11-17-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By dprantl

Would replacing the fuel pump yourself not be an...

Would replacing the fuel pump yourself not be an option? I understand not wanting to undertake difficult/heavy/dirty repairs, but this one is really a pretty simple DIY with no heavy lifting or...
11-16-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,497
Posted By dprantl

Porsche already has one of the best blue colors...

Porsche already has one of the best blue colors of all. It used to be called Iris blue, but they changed it to Lapis blue. It is a pearl paint that changes in appearance depending on how light hits...
11-15-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By dprantl

Unless you are either making a massive power...

Unless you are either making a massive power increase or the stock parts are extremely restrictive, the price/performance ratio for intake modifications on most turbo cars is very large. Take that...
11-13-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By dprantl

The good thing about a fuel pump relay jumper...

The good thing about a fuel pump relay jumper wire is that you can install it, then open the frunk, get out and walk to the front of the car and listen very closely as the pump should be on...
11-13-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By dprantl

In my stock 996TT I find the mpg counter to be...

In my stock 996TT I find the mpg counter to be extremely accurate. I always verify it with a manual calculation at the pump and it is dead on almost every time. In fact, I use it to figure out how...
11-11-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By dprantl

It seems to me if a car had specially magnetized...

It seems to me if a car had specially magnetized wheel bearings for ABS, it would also not have the toothed ABS rings. The 996TT has toothed ABS rings just like older cars. What would be the...
11-11-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By dprantl

IMO those numbers are too high and unlikely to be...

IMO those numbers are too high and unlikely to be correct. An easy way to verify them is to fill up the gas tank completely (until gas starts backing up the filler neck) and zero out the distance...
11-10-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By dprantl

Back when I owned 928's I made up a little jumper...

Back when I owned 928's I made up a little jumper wire that I could substitute for the fuel pump relay. It made it very easy to quickly determine if a no-start condition was due to the fuel pump...
11-09-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By dprantl

I think I remember reading on here that when the...

I think I remember reading on here that when the car is unlocked, there is a *larger* drain on the battery than when it is locked with the alarm armed.

Dan
11-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By dprantl

Considering the title of this thread, my spoiler...

Considering the title of this thread, my spoiler stop-leak fix cost me $20 :p

Dan
11-06-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By dprantl

I'm no alternator expert, but the output of a...

I'm no alternator expert, but the output of a typical alternator is reduced as ambient temperatures increase.

From https://www.my-cardictionary.com/electrics/alternator-regulator.html:


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11-06-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By dprantl

+1. Usually the displayed voltage drops the...

+1. Usually the displayed voltage drops the longer you drive because the engine warms up and the voltage regulator reduces the charging rate so as to not boil the solution inside the battery cells. ...
11-03-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By dprantl

If you are seeing the needle consistently below...

If you are seeing the needle consistently below half-way, just change the voltage regulator. It's cheap and you get to spend some quality time with the car.

Dan
11-01-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By dprantl

Agreed. I have done the same lucas stop-leak fix...

Agreed. I have done the same lucas stop-leak fix with my spoiler. Worst case, the entire spoiler system gets hosed and needs to be replaced, but that is <$2k at the worst, and is a similar repair...
10-30-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,848
Posted By dprantl

Yes, which is why re-crimping the plastic end...

Yes, which is why re-crimping the plastic end tanks to the aluminum core usually stops the leaking for a while as has been mentioned earlier in this thread. The end tank seals get old and shrink a...
10-19-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By dprantl

Wow, I didn't even think of that as a track...

Wow, I didn't even think of that as a track setup. Is that going to pass the safety inspection?

Dan
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