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Forum: 997 Forum
Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 886
Posted By Ben Z

I've got about 15K miles on my PTX fill. Oddly it...

I've got about 15K miles on my PTX fill. Oddly it didn't do squat for the balky 1st issue when I first put it in, but when I got it back from the new engine, the problem happens much less often. At...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-19-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 874
Posted By Ben Z

Best value is any model that is appreciating....

Best value is any model that is appreciating. Followed by ones that are not depreciating. Followed by ones that may stop depreciating and may eventually begin to appreciate. That eliminates...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-19-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Ben Z

Level ground. 997.1 manual says to check cold. ...

Level ground. 997.1 manual says to check cold. As in, having not been driven for many hours, such as overnight. I find if I check it after the car has been sitting 3-4 hours it still reads high. ...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-19-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 886
Posted By Ben Z

I have PTX and it still does it now and then. ...

I have PTX and it still does it now and then. Very disconcerting when the light turns green and people behind me start honking, because even though I know not to try forcing the lever into 1st,...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-14-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Ben Z

Good job. I can't count how many times I've...

Good job. I can't count how many times I've reengineered poor, flimsy cost-cutting designs that broke prematurely. Case in point is the 997 key fob. Some plastics though require a bond-enhancer...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-14-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By Ben Z

Most of my trips are of short duration so it's...

Most of my trips are of short duration so it's never been a problem. The only time it is is if I'm using the phone for GPS on a long ride, in that case I do plug the phone into 12V. My car's a .1,...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-13-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By Ben Z

I either jump in the car quickly and don't...

I either jump in the car quickly and don't remember about plugging in the phone till I'm under way, and/or forget to unplug it and take it with me when I get out of the car. BT is much more...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-12-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By Ben Z

Are you talking wired connection or BT? I didn't...

Are you talking wired connection or BT? I didn't think the OEM BT allowed music streaming.
Forum: 997 Forum
06-12-2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By Ben Z

When you feel the steering twitchy, dig into the...

When you feel the steering twitchy, dig into the gas and note what happens to steering feel. If the steering settles down while accelerating, everything is normal for one of these cars. I also...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-11-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Ben Z

I add 8qts at oil/filter change time, check it...

I add 8qts at oil/filter change time, check it the next morning (my garage floor is pretty close to level). If it's at the bottom bar I add half a qt, otherwise I'll leave it be until it reaches the...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-11-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 731
Posted By Ben Z

Counterpoint: Click-type torque wrenches are...

Counterpoint: Click-type torque wrenches are very convenient because you don't need to position it so you can read off a scale, but even the best of them goes out of calibration. If I were a pro I...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
Posted By Ben Z

The original mats in mine lasted about 10 years...

The original mats in mine lasted about 10 years with only moderate wear (driver's mat mainly, for obvious reasons). Replaced them with natural browns which were on deep discount at Suncoast, and...
Forum: 997 Forum
06-05-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By Ben Z

The only non-ethanol gas around here is 90 octane...

The only non-ethanol gas around here is 90 octane rec fuel and it's quite inconvenient to find. I run Shell Nitro 93 and add a bottle of Driven's Injector Defender every other tankful. I have...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-29-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By Ben Z

I bought mine CPO from a dealer but they were...

I bought mine CPO from a dealer but they were also the original selling dealer and had all the service records from day one which they shared openly with me. The only thing they redacted was the...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Ben Z

Did you replace the tubing also? My RND came with...

Did you replace the tubing also? My RND came with a new AOS but the local shop who installed the engine didn't bother to change the original tubing to it...plastic was brittle from age and heat and...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-26-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By Ben Z

If a dealer is doing this they may or may not be...

If a dealer is doing this they may or may not be amenable to upgrading it with aftermarket parts, which is a pity because unless they go to Nickies you end up with the same risk/probability of repeat...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-24-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ben Z

I've owned my car 9 years. Had one door...

I've owned my car 9 years. Had one door resprayed 8 years ago because a gardener at my office scraped it with a hedge trimmer. Had the rear bumper resprayed 3 years ago when someone backed into it....
Forum: 997 Forum
05-22-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,127
Posted By Ben Z

I don't want a sportscar without a 3-pedal...

I don't want a sportscar without a 3-pedal manual. Period. If you're not adamant about it, then the 9A1 engine seems to have less issues than the M96/97. IMS has never been a problem with my '05. ...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-21-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ben Z

First thing to try is take the key out of the...

First thing to try is take the key out of the ignition, stand about 25 ft away from the car for a couple minutes, turn BT off then back on in your phone, then get in the car and try again.
If that...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-20-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By Ben Z

Tbh Idrc if it takes a week or two to get...

Tbh Idrc if it takes a week or two to get detailing supplies as long as the shipping is free or dirt cheap. Different case than if it's a part I need to get a car back on the road. Getting bent out...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-03-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ben Z

The fan and temp switches are made from...

The fan and temp switches are made from translucent white plastic, and everything is painted except the lettering, so the light shines through. If there is no damage to the lettering, then placing a...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By Ben Z

If by not having a mechanical background you mean...

If by not having a mechanical background you mean you have no experience beyond the rudimentary, and by rehab you mean restoration, then frankly I would get my feet wet with something like an 80s...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-30-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,819
Posted By Ben Z

I'm not paricularly enamored with the 991, but a...

I'm not paricularly enamored with the 991, but a straight across trade would be like someone handing me $40 grand. Although, a 991 with over 70K miles on it probably wouldn't be worth a full $40...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-25-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Ben Z

I think the answer to this question hinges on how...

I think the answer to this question hinges on how much and how hard your intended use is. For occasional weekend use I would have no problem buying HF (except anything electronic, I've heard from so...
Forum: 997 Forum
04-23-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Ben Z

I had Headlight Doctor do mine, as they apply a...

I had Headlight Doctor do mine, as they apply a flexible clearcoat after sanding. I noticed my lights (bi-xenons, with blueish cast) when on looked greenish after a few years so that meant the...
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