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Forum: 996 Forum
02-28-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By mrjonger

If I recall correctly, my brakes squeaked pretty...

If I recall correctly, my brakes squeaked pretty loudly as the sensor materials started just peeking through and touching the discs. I drove it about a week - it didn't trip the sensors and I was...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-26-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,471
Posted By mrjonger

Welcome to the club. You can put something behind...

Welcome to the club. You can put something behind the lower seat back of the car seats to create more of an incline for your kids. I usually keep the kid's go bag there. The front seat will still be...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-26-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By mrjonger

There's just no arguing wanting something new. If...

There's just no arguing wanting something new. If you got the means, scratch the itch. You can always come back to the 996 if you miss it that much..but are going to order the same thing from the...
Forum: 996 Forum
02-21-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,344
Posted By mrjonger

Go rent some cars on Turo for a day or two. Based...

Go rent some cars on Turo for a day or two. Based on your recent threads, it seems like your ready for something new.

Edit: saw that you're renting on Turo.
Forum: 996 Forum
02-07-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,591
Posted By mrjonger

I think this is what you're looking for. ...

I think this is what you're looking for.

https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=444066
Forum: 996 Forum
02-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,591
Posted By mrjonger

That's what happened to mine. The element is...

That's what happened to mine. The element is loose and I can hear / feel it moving around. I've been contemplating between going with Carnewal or just re-welding the original element - which only has...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-24-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,013
Posted By mrjonger

Good looking car, congrats! I hope you drive it...

Good looking car, congrats! I hope you drive it more than the previous owner!

Regarding the oil changes, it's nice the owner changed the oil regardless of miles. FSI recommends 6 months or 5K...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-22-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,023
Posted By mrjonger

Technical assistance wise, I think 996 community...

Technical assistance wise, I think 996 community is super helpful. I don't think they get anymore knowledgeable than Ahsai.

https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/853609-blown-engine.html
Forum: 996 Forum
01-22-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,013
Posted By mrjonger

As stated, I wouldn't do it, but Battery guy...

As stated, I wouldn't do it, but Battery guy brings up a good resource for comps. BAT has it's sales history - I think the car in mention probably would make the criteria to be sold there. BAT tends...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-22-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,013
Posted By mrjonger

I think the car will sell for close to asking....

I think the car will sell for close to asking. But if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't buy a low mileage car. A lot of things on this car need to replaced just due to age - there's a good...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-22-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,023
Posted By mrjonger

No rust on mine. My original plan was to buy...

No rust on mine. My original plan was to buy something with 50-75K miles on it. I ended up buying something with 19K miles and paid a premium for it. Then I ended replacing a lot of things - things...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-22-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,023
Posted By mrjonger

Hmmm, I wonder how much he paid for his 21K mile...

Hmmm, I wonder how much he paid for his 21K mile 996 and if it has anything to do with the post.

I kind of felt like a moron when thing after thing needed to be replaced after I paid a premium for...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-17-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,787
Posted By mrjonger

Glad you got to the real reason. 300 horse isn't...

Glad you got to the real reason. 300 horse isn't very much these days. My wife's station wagon has that. Honda Accords, Camry's, and minivans are reaching those numbers. If you've got a heavy foot,...
Forum: 996 Forum
01-14-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,787
Posted By mrjonger

I think you just ask her to be honest and tell...

I think you just ask her to be honest and tell you what's really bothering her about it. It's hard to imagine something that tangential as annoying people having the same car as the issue. I'm sure...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-24-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

Well, I finally got a decent drive in. I was...

Well, I finally got a decent drive in. I was saddened to notice a lot of previous growly exhaust note was in fact, a bad cat. She runs silky smooth now, but too smooth and quiet for my tastes. Will...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-17-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

Cool, I reused the "new" gasket. No issues on the...

Cool, I reused the "new" gasket. No issues on the brief shake down run. We'll see how this cat holds up. If it goes bad soon, I'll know there's probably a larger issue that needs to be addressed.
Forum: 996 Forum
12-15-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

Well, I've replaced the wrong cat. The mechanic...

Well, I've replaced the wrong cat. The mechanic said driver side cat and I didn't bother to verify. Good thing I got a pair.

I had to remove both cats to swap out the drivers side. So the...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-14-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 197,261
Posted By mrjonger

Wow, dodged a bullet. Only as strong as the...

Wow, dodged a bullet. Only as strong as the weakest link indeed. Makes me want to drop my sump periodically. What made you decide you want to drop the sump or do you do this at certain intervals?
...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-12-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

Thanks Dan. I'm going to take them in to a local...

Thanks Dan. I'm going to take them in to a local muffler shop tomorrow. I've been messing around with these too long. In case any gets and ideas, you'll be drilling for days with a hand held drill...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

Yeah, I don't know. Its why I bought a cheap pair...

Yeah, I don't know. Its why I bought a cheap pair of used cats, we'll see how long it lasts.
Forum: 996 Forum
12-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

I tried using my multitool to saw it off, I just...

I tried using my multitool to saw it off, I just don't have the level of control that I need to saw it off without damaging the surface that lines up with the exhaust manifold. I'm going to get some...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-08-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

I just getting around to working on this. 2...

I just getting around to working on this. 2 questions:

1. Can I reuse the gasket?
2. The used down pipe I got needs to have the bolts replaced. Is there a trick to getting these bolts off other...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-05-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By mrjonger

The crowsfoot is requisite for the driver's side...

The crowsfoot is requisite for the driver's side post catalyst sensor on mine. Maybe its possible I disconnect the the downpipe and move it around to get a better angle, but the wife was nice enough...
Forum: 996 Forum
12-01-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By mrjonger

I would not place too much stock in that reading....

I would not place too much stock in that reading. Best is to use the dipstick on level ground - do it frequently, there's some oil consumption in some of these engines. Manual recommends at every...
Forum: 996 Forum
11-25-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,059
Posted By mrjonger

The knocking sound is similar to when I had a...

The knocking sound is similar to when I had a stuck lifter. Ahsai diagnosed that correctly and gave the same advice. Best of luck.
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