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gmt
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Getting my 996 back as it should be! Reply with quote

Hello, been working at getting my 1999 996 back to its former glory. Been a bit neglected over the last 10 years. I have had the wheels done, its currently in for paintwork and due back in a week or so. Its been a great car, had it from one year old and had zero problems other than recently I have noticed two things which are on my list to address when it has completed the paint job. First is the air con gurgles now? Appreciate any advice on what this is and how to get it fixed was thinking of just taking it to Halfords? Second is my key stopped working? Have seen some stuff on the internet saying its an expensive job and could cost a few hundred pounds for a new key(no spare)? Any thoughts on this would be great. The only other thing is the exhausts, with time they look a bit grubby where they come out at the back, can you add tail pipes and if so what sort of cost and is there a great place to buy them?

Will try to add pics when its back from the paint shop.

Also was thinking about diamond wax I think its called, had this done when I first got the car and it was great, seemed to protect the paintwork very well, not sure what the latest big thing is? And treating the leather seats any advice welcomed.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome mate. Sounds like you're on it.

Habe a good browse round the site and utilise that search button at the top right. This place is a wealth of info......loads of fun too.

You're in the right place.

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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For your broken key try :
www.remotekeyrepairs.com . They may be able to help thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guys on here are very helpful. good luck with getting your car sorted. Thumb


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

There is usually some exhaust bits on Ebay.

The air con could just need a regas if your lucky if not you could have leaking condensers or pipes. I would give Halfords or Kwik Fit a go and get a system pressure test done. If it's still tight then your in luck.

Don't know a lot about keys I'm afraid.

Older cars can be a labour of love I know mine needs a few bits done here and there so good luck getting it how you want.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back from the paint shop!
 



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wheels refurbished also
 



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, looks 'pukka' Thumb
 
  
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gmt
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really pleased with the paintwork and the wheel refurbishments. Next on the list is the air con, booked into Halfords Thusrday, and this key situation which I don't really understand, thanks saintspaul for the info on remotekeys, will try them, don't really know what the problem is though!!

After that its the tail pipes and getting it up on a ramp to check all is secure oiled and greased. Then an internal valet with the seats treated. Might go mad with a new sound system as the existing one is very ordinary!
 
  
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gmt
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that I am interested in selling, but out of interest I checked what my car is worth on Autotrader, seems around £12k. What happened to the market? Its about £12k for a Renault Clio? Must be the greatest time ever if you want a 911.
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, they are good value. But if you look at the number of threads on here of people wanting early 996 manual C2s you will see that they are picking up in popularity. Yours looks fantastic, but then I would say that. Very Happy

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wasz
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear from a long term owner! How many miles have you put on it?

Car looks fantastic, especially with the original amber indicators.

Key - do you mean the remote part? If so, and you have tried a new battery in it, and tried reversing the battery to reset it - then it may be kaput. Some services like the one linked above will solder on new buttons.

You may need to buy a new key head (has to be new with codes on tag), and get an indy or main dealer to code it into the car.

You may as well get a spare key at the same time if you need to do that.


Air con, you just need anyone with the right equipment to hook it up, vac it out, weigh the refrigerant and refill it. It might just be getting low or you may have a leak - either way they will pressure test it for you. Its the same on any car nothing unique to Porsche (the same compressor is on a Zafira, expansion valve from a Mercedes vito etc).
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered cleaning the tail pipes, a little bit of fine wire wool and WD40 to remove the tar spots, then finish off with some Autosol will bring them up like new.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
Have you considered cleaning the tail pipes, a little bit of fine wire wool and WD40 to remove the tar spots, then finish off with some Autosol will bring them up like new.


Or as recently recommended - remove and put in the dishwasher, then finish with Autosol.....
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks wasz Albert Park, the story is the battery felt like it was dying on the remote(key) then it just stopped working tried a new battery and no change! I am interested in what you mentioned about reversing the battery, would be nice to think its something simple. Any chance of elaborating on this?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks rob_p Hockenheim, I have ordered some fine steel wool and autosol from ebay, will give it a whirl with the tailpipes, will try and do some before and after pictures!
 
  
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gmt
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nfrasilver
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Thanks going to try this will let you know how it goes
 
  
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gmt
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have another query... I would like to change my CD player its a bit dated as I have mentioned before. Ideally I would like one of these systems that has a six inch screen with sat nav included, obviously on the 996 the space on the dash board will not accommodate a screen this size. Is there a way it can be fitted and looks good? Guess not but wanted to ask the question.
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gmt wrote:
Thanks wasz Albert Park, the story is the battery felt like it was dying on the remote(key) then it just stopped working tried a new battery and no change! I am interested in what you mentioned about reversing the battery, would be nice to think its something simple. Any chance of elaborating on this?


3rd post down:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=637911

Theres a reset procedure to try, and then a last thing to try is reversing the battery which hard resets it or something.
 
  
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