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Forum: 996 Forum
02-28-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Sula

Exhaust tips

I removed mine the other day, to clean them and restore the threads on the bolts that hold them in place.

I was a bit disappointed: they are heavy, and do essentially nothing (beyond looking...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-24-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sula

I used a Pierburg water pump and a Wahler...

I used a Pierburg water pump and a Wahler low-temp thermostat, which have thus far given excellent service. I'm not sure if this counts as a different experience.

To be fair, these are parts that...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-24-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,079
Posted By Sula

Note that removing the bumper (which I believe...

Note that removing the bumper (which I believe is, properly speaking, the bumper cover) is not too difficult - can be done in ~10 minutes.

Here are the notes I took when last I did this:

...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-23-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,827
Posted By Sula

[/left]Makes sense. But Porsche owners - and...

[/left]Makes sense. But Porsche owners - and what they consider enjoyable - vary.

For me, the 996 represents an interesting, moderately complex, and notably elegant machine - that for various...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-22-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Sula

This seems to make good sense, given that...

This seems to make good sense, given that replacement bearings cost around $8.
Forum: 996 Forum
02-22-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Sula

Where are you finding that price?

Where are you finding that price?
Forum: 996 Forum
02-21-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sula

Right. But I replaced my OEM water pump with...

Right.

But I replaced my OEM water pump with a non-OEM Pierburg that is (at least under close visual examination) indistinguishable. Absent evidence, I'm assuming their quality is unlikely to be...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-21-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 485
Posted By Sula

Did the pulley itself fail, or was it the bearing?

Did the pulley itself fail, or was it the bearing?
Forum: 996 Forum
02-21-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,536
Posted By Sula

To clarify: Standard wisdom is that the Porsche...

To clarify: Standard wisdom is that the Porsche OEM water pump is made by Pierburg. If you buy it from a source other than Porsche, you get the same pump at a substantially lower cost.

You...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Sula

I guess it depends on what you consider huge. ...

I guess it depends on what you consider huge.

Your link lists a Genuine Porsche price of $37.70 / gal. Local prices for ordinary OAT coolant are around $15 / gal.

That's a markup of 2.5 times....
Forum: 996 Forum
02-19-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Sula

My info says that the cooling system total...

My info says that the cooling system total capacity is 22.5 liters, which equals 5.94 gallons. Using the standard 50-50 mix, you'd thus need just shy of 3 gallon-size bottles.
Forum: 996 Forum
02-18-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By Sula

Which non-OEM coolant do you use?

It goes against my grain to pay Porsche prices for coolant.

But which non-OEM coolant is considered best? Clearly, it should be the pink flavor (OAT). Are all brands of this equivalent, or is...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-18-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Sula

And thanks to all who supplied advice. I'm a bit...

And thanks to all who supplied advice. I'm a bit surprised I got away with this piece of stupidity.

On the bright side, my key is now clean - and wrinkle-free.
Forum: 996 Forum
02-18-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Sula

The passenger-side ticking noise is...

The passenger-side ticking noise is characteristic of a scored bore, so the seller is likely correct that the car will need a new engine.

I'd guess such a car would be worth ~$7k at most. From...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-18-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 113,148
Posted By Sula

Replaced a broken exhaust manifold bolt on my...

Replaced a broken exhaust manifold bolt on my 2004 C2.

I broke this last year, when the engine was removed for various work (including IMS Solution install). Of the 12 bolts, 11 came out cleanly....
Forum: 996 Forum
02-17-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Sula

Thanks - good advice. I opened the key with a...

Thanks - good advice. I opened the key with a small knife and was able to dry it thoroughly.

I replaced the battery with a new one (size = 2032, a very common one that I had on hand) and tried the...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-17-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Sula

Yes - I microwaved some rice in a bowl, then...

Yes - I microwaved some rice in a bowl, then submerged the key in the warm rice. I'll let it sit there for a couple of hours.

I haven't tried the key yet.
Forum: 996 Forum
02-17-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 656
Posted By Sula

Washed my key - now what?

I sent my key through the wash (permanent press cycle). It's now drying out.

Can it be made to function properly again? What's the best way to proceed?
Forum: 996 Forum
02-13-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,612
Posted By Sula

Here's all you really need to know:Desirable,...

Here's all you really need to know:Desirable, pristine, low-mileage car offered for less than half its value = Scam.
Forum: 996 Forum
02-10-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Sula

Right. They are conspicuously cheap - enough...

Right.

They are conspicuously cheap - enough so that they can be single-use. I keep several of various sizes on hand.
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Forum: 996 Forum
01-31-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Sula

Question: ignition coil replacement

My 2004 C2 ignition coils are of unknown age, but probably 8+ years old. All evidence suggests they are performing exactly as they should.

Should I think about replacing these proactively? What...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-29-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,136
Views: 113,148
Posted By Sula

Just wanted to note that the above is post #996...

Just wanted to note that the above is post #996 in this thread.
Forum: 996 Forum
01-27-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,700
Posted By Sula

Not sure if they qualify as over-engineered, but...

Not sure if they qualify as over-engineered, but there are easily accessible high-current jump-start connections in the engine compartment.
Forum: 996 Forum
01-27-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,700
Posted By Sula

Here's an example:...

Here's an example: https://powerwerx.com/cigarette-lighter-powerpole-adapter-18in

Or, you could find some outdated item (old radar detector ?) designed to be powered via the cigarette lighter and...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-27-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,700
Posted By Sula

Your setup should work, provided that the fusebox...

Your setup should work, provided that the fusebox lead is at 12v. Note that you've (correctly) connected the black (= ground) lead to the body of the car. It would be a serious mistake to connect the...
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