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Today, 12:28 PM
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Posted By murphyslaw1978

Any scenario where the brake pedal goes all the...

Any scenario where the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor indicated a problem with the brakes.

Consider that a stock Porsche braking system can absorb maybe 2x/3x horsepower worth of...
Forum: 991
Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I always ask them to check alignment, which...

I always ask them to check alignment, which should be free or very low cost.

I usually have the alignment set on my car to maximize tire life. Truth is, this setup is the least best for cornering...
Forum: 996 Forum
Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By murphyslaw1978

There has been a new trend that started maybe...

There has been a new trend that started maybe 15-20 years ago that the price listed on the sticker has already bet set and is already low. So yes, common for dealers to say they wonít negotiate....
Forum: 996 Forum
Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Good advise and correct about an accident never...

Good advise and correct about an accident never showing up on CarFax.
Forum: 996 Forum
Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By murphyslaw1978

My car pegs 5 or above 5 when cold, so if you are...

My car pegs 5 or above 5 when cold, so if you are already just below 5 at cold start, you are going to be down 1/2-point tI begins with. The gauge could be off, or the sender could be off.

If you...
Forum: 996 Forum
Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Could be clogged air filter or bad mass airflow...

Could be clogged air filter or bad mass airflow sensor. Any codes?
Forum: 996 Forum
Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I got a quote for $2000 from a top shop here near...

I got a quote for $2000 from a top shop here near Chicago. Reusing the headliner. They said itís almost the same price as trying to fix my old top, Labor is an all-day event.
Forum: 996 Forum
05-17-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I would not trust the AC hack. I would use...

I would not trust the AC hack. I would use Durametric or an ODBII sensor to pull the data and then confirm back how that correlates to the temps you mentioned above.
Forum: 996 Forum
05-17-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Thatís what I thought too, but if you pull from...

Thatís what I thought too, but if you pull from ODBII or Durametric, the readings are different.
Forum: 996 Forum
05-16-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I suspect that happens on the later cars, because...

I suspect that happens on the later cars, because 99s have the gauge moving all over the place
Forum: 996 Forum
05-16-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Save your money. Past the zero is probably...

Save your money.

Past the zero is probably not 105C. The second line between 180 and 250 would calculate to be close to 110C, but itís actually closer to 102 on my car. Please check DME readings,...
Forum: 996 Forum
05-16-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By murphyslaw1978

You can do all these things - clean the front...

You can do all these things - clean the front rads, change your water pump, change the thermostat, change the cap and tank - and it wonít have much affect on your temps

Hereís why: the gauge is...
Forum: 996 Forum
05-14-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By murphyslaw1978

And donít use a vacuum cleaner to suck out the...

And donít use a vacuum cleaner to suck out the gas!
Forum: 996 Forum
05-13-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,008
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Do you have a meter to check resistance? Sounds...

Do you have a meter to check resistance? Sounds like a short. You can try swapping the channels to see if the amp is shorted
Forum: 996 Forum
05-12-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I believe the fuel pump removal procedure - at...

I believe the fuel pump removal procedure - at least to open the top access port - isnít that hard to do? Hard to see in there maybe, but an LED flashlight an/or an iPhone camera with light might be...
05-12-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Except when a lower gear choice results in the...

Except when a lower gear choice results in the rear wheels slipping during engine braking, potentially causing rear end instability. Itís worse when one actually applies the brakes. So the fix on...
Forum: 997 Forum
05-12-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 220,474
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Its better to have both: higher RPMs circulate...

Its better to have both: higher RPMs circulate oil and water faster without putting too much load/stress on the engine. When I say higher, I mean between 2,000-3,000, as opposed to 1500-2500.
Forum: 997 Forum
05-11-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 220,474
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Bingo.

Bingo.
Forum: 997 Forum
05-11-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 220,474
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Canít you start the car in between runs?

Canít you start the car in between runs?
Forum: 996 Forum
05-09-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,562
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I must be strange, because I do not like the way...

I must be strange, because I do not like the way an auto behaves in heavy traffic. Manuals, you can just roll in neutral and modulate easily between neutral, first, and second gear. The auto wonít...
05-09-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,743
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I agree. I wouldnít. Especially since you...

I agree. I wouldnít. Especially since you mentioned it. The tires I bought from TireRack were only 3 or 4 months old, a number I can easily live with.
Forum: 991
05-08-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I donít think 996 or 997 owners can see their...

I donít think 996 or 997 owners can see their spoiler from inside the car. I didnít think 993 owners could either. Is this a new thing for Porsche? I wonder if 992 folks can?
Forum: 996 Forum
05-08-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,122
Posted By murphyslaw1978

Then how come every time I see this thread with...

Then how come every time I see this thread with subject Blown Motor!!?? I freak out for a split second, lol?
Forum: 996 Forum
05-07-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I just went through this. My post is called P1530...

I just went through this. My post is called P1530 or P1531. I spent $1500 of a mechanicís money when a 9V battery trick would have helped reduce that bill...

The mechanic told me my DME is sending...
Forum: 996 Forum
05-07-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By murphyslaw1978

I agree with checking the fluid first. It could...

I agree with checking the fluid first. It could just be low. When the fluid is low, air can get sucked into the pump and it takes forever to get the top moving
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