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Forum: 991
07-19-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,816
Posted By drcollie

One thing you can try that I would recommend -...

One thing you can try that I would recommend - see if you can locate someone in the Boston area that is willing to let you swap wheels and tires with them or perhaps they have a second set of winter...
Forum: 991
07-18-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By drcollie

Yes, the Start/Stop function will no longer work...

Yes, the Start/Stop function will no longer work when the battery is on its way out. My 2014 kept starting the car for another year however, so its just a sign its weakening, not necessarily going...
Forum: 991
07-18-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,278
Posted By drcollie

Actually the real issue is why are you so...

Actually the real issue is why are you so immature in your posts? I've never seen a forum quite as full of puffed-out chests and bruised egos along with quick-to-namecall as Rennlist. Which is why I...
Forum: 991
07-17-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,816
Posted By drcollie

This can be a real bugaboo trying to isolate,...

This can be a real bugaboo trying to isolate, because there are a lot of moving components in a front end, and any one of them can cause this. Possible causes:

1) Out of Balance tires
2)...
Forum: 991
07-17-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By drcollie

991's are can-bus cars, so it can be difficult to...

991's are can-bus cars, so it can be difficult to find a circuit that is not "on" all the time. Some can-bus circuits will turn off after 40 seconds or so after key-off, so the key is to be patient...
Forum: 991
07-14-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By drcollie

HD2pct: I have to say I had a little chuckle...

HD2pct: I have to say I had a little chuckle reading your post. I've got hundreds of track days myself and 20 + years doing Instructing and I still know I have room for improvement, so you *might*...
Forum: 991
07-11-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By drcollie

Wait until you get to removing the oil...

Wait until you get to removing the oil filter....lol
Forum: 991
07-11-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,556
Posted By drcollie

I've been driving 911's aggressively for 44 years...

I've been driving 911's aggressively for 44 years now and been an instructor since 1996. So I grew up on cars that had no computer input, it was all seat-of-the-pants. If you allow me to go back into...
Forum: 991
07-10-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By drcollie

The new Boxster Spyder coming out next Spring has...

The new Boxster Spyder coming out next Spring has Navigation as a $ 2,320 option. Why would you even bother to spec it? It's not as good as the navigation in your phone, and requires the updates,...
Forum: 991
07-06-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By drcollie

My first Porsche was purchased in 1975, a used...

My first Porsche was purchased in 1975, a used 1970 911E. It has 28K miles on it, and I drove it to 232,000 miles. I was 23 years old and in college.
...
Forum: 991
07-02-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By drcollie

Any tire repair means the tire loses its speed...

Any tire repair means the tire loses its speed rating and is compromised. Keep that in mind if you intend to drive your Porsche aggressively.

Personally, I will never plug the tires on my...
Forum: 991
07-02-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,894
Posted By drcollie

You don't need a magnetic socket to do the plugs,...

You don't need a magnetic socket to do the plugs, what works better is a plug socket that has a rubber retainer for the spark plug. What you DO need however, are some Wobble Extensions to get the...
Forum: 991
06-28-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,308
Posted By drcollie

What is causing the "rusty dust" is the...

What is causing the "rusty dust" is the semi-metallic brake pads on the car. When you wash the car, you are leaving some of these iron particles on the wheel and the oxidize and turn red from the...
Forum: 991
06-28-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,894
Posted By drcollie

You can defer the plugs, they certainly are not...

You can defer the plugs, they certainly are not worn at 12K miles, nor is the belt. The reason for even the 4 year service on this items is the amount of crud that is in the back of the car, being...
Forum: 991
06-26-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 30,321
Posted By drcollie

I just had mine replaced (2014 991.1) last week...

I just had mine replaced (2014 991.1) last week under CPO warranty - both sides. While it was a no charge fix, I was a bit surprised to see that the materials seemed to be exactly as the original,...
Forum: 991
06-20-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By drcollie

Not at all. In the same way the skin on your...

Not at all. In the same way the skin on your elbow (which is wrinkled) is not more likely to open up than the skin on the back of your hand.

It's nothing more than skin cell texture from the cow....
Forum: 991
06-19-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,280
Posted By drcollie

I'm in the leather business....and suggest you...

I'm in the leather business....and suggest you remember that leather is from a live animal, which has wrinkles in it and various grain textures just like you do on your skin. There is nothing wrong...
Forum: 991
05-14-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,717
Posted By drcollie

I did mine just the other day, the air filters...

I did mine just the other day, the air filters were nasty at 23K miles on the car. It took me two Dave Matthews songs to remove the tail lights and bumper cover. It's not difficult, there are just...
Forum: 991
03-31-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By drcollie

You guys are really drinking the Kool-Aid, yes? ...

You guys are really drinking the Kool-Aid, yes?

There is no software "Tune" that can give you big power by going from 93 to 100 octane. To actually require that would mean you would have to...
Forum: 991
03-31-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By drcollie

Never force your brake pedal back up with straps....

Never force your brake pedal back up with straps.

You have either a leak at your wheels (check with a flashlight where the brake lines go into the caliper).

or

A Failed Master Cylinder

or
Forum: 991
03-31-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,339
Posted By drcollie

Sorry, you are incorrect. That are of the tire...

Sorry, you are incorrect. That are of the tire is considered NOT repairable and the tire is done. Any puncture outside the last tread groove towards the edge is not salvageable. Any reputable tire...
Forum: 991
03-28-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By drcollie

You have a lot of things going on here, so its...

You have a lot of things going on here, so its going to take some detective work to figure out where the issue is. Because you are buying used pieces and kludging the switch, you really don't know...
Forum: 991
03-28-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,218
Posted By drcollie

I don't track my high-end cars, either. I used...

I don't track my high-end cars, either. I used to, but that all ended when I grenaded my 993 C4S engine at VIR. Porsche had to build me a new engine in Germany and air freight it over - you can...
Forum: 991
03-28-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By drcollie

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Forum: 991
03-28-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By drcollie

Six years is the industry standard for tires.

Six years is the industry standard for tires.
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