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alex yates
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: The 'What went wrong with your 996 today?" thread Reply with quote

We'll these cars aren't getting any younger and they're most definitely past most cars life expectancy. At the moment I seem to be going through a "what's failed now" phase.


Got home from work today, went to put the drivers window up and that horrible crunch/munch sound came from inside the door. Stripped it all down and the regulator is absolutely mullered.

So, I'll start the ball rolling with:

Driver's side window regulator.

nooo
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably best if i dont comment on this thread .. but to be fair .. i only see the broken ones and i do also see a lot of examples that still drive great and need very little work .
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing!! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine's driving like a dream. Recent MOT - clean bill of health, recent major service - no advisories. 94,000 on a '99 TipS
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair not a lot, but I did take it for a run to Norfolk this weekend and it did seem to get quite warm in traffic, just past the '0' in the 80, not having used it a lot, I'm not sure if this is normal, but then it started to hesitate and spit a bit pulling away ( rather exciting when pulling into a roundabout, when it semi dies then picks up) When we got onto the open the open road it started flying again and was ok. Not sure if these two things are related. ihave a low temp thermostat and it sits just below 80 on the mway)

Anyone else get a spitty 996 in traffic?

The next day my 6 month old Merc went into limp mode for no reason, then cleared itself on restart, so nothing's perfect.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regulator was done a couple of months ago for me, but the garage didn't adjust it right so now the window doesn't go all the way down.

I've got a bit of a downer on mine today - just picked it up from my local specialist with a bill that's nigh on £2k. Sad Service, discs, pads, aircon recharge, PAS hose, inner and outer steering arms and resulting geo setup...

Not to mention the other stuff that they listed as advisories for the future.

Is it easier to list what's not wrong?? Figured today that I've done 9,000 miles since I bought the car and spent over £6k on servicing and repairs.

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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Scruff wrote:
Regulator was done a couple of months ago for me, but the garage didn't adjust it right so now the window doesn't go all the way down.


Sounds like they forgot to remove the "boxster pin" from the slider.

This stops the window going too far down (boxster glass is shorter than 996).

Whip the door card off and pull it out.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim that, as usual could be any number of things, plugs, cracked coil pack, etc etc. You'd need to either get it to your mechanic or start throwing parts at it. First option more sensible.
My car sometimes hunts a bit at idle when hot but to be honest I've loads of parts yet to go in so I'll wait until after that. Plugs, coil packs, LTT, etc.


Chin up Mr Scruff. Grin

We are all in the same boat. These cars are at that age and they cost money to run and get back to or keep in tip top condition.

Your window is an easy fix. The regulator is for a Boxster and 996 but when fitting it to a 996 there's s wedge that needs to be removed so the window drops fully into the door. Your mechanic really should have known that.
Ask them to sort it. Only trouble is they'll disrupt the door membrane which costs £50 per door.


Like I say we're all in the same boat. I have a huge pile of parts both mechanical and cosmetic, but unfortunately I have very little time to use my car or tinker with it. I will have at some point though.
My wife bought a new Abarth 500 the other week and to be honest (and I'm no way saying it's better than a Porsche) it does make me wonder if I can be bothered crawling around fixing cars anymore. There's a lot to be said for a nice new car that just needs its weekly wash.

Anyway I'm rambling. Thumb


Edited to add - Was beat me to it while I was typing. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway in the spirit of the thread my key bust the other day. Died completely. No red light or anything. It starts the car still but the rest is dead.

There's a receipt in the history for £380 for 2 new keys from Porsche about 18 months ago. That's a really poor lifespan. Load o shoite. Mad
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoiler warning light came up on dash for first time on Sunday. I'm hoping its just the relays, but haven't had time to check yet. The manual up/down button doesn't work either.
Also noticed the AC wasn't very chilly.... do people really go to Halfords for a re-gas??? Is it that simple?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, know they should have removed the wedge - it was my local village garage that did it, rather than specialist so not something they'd probably have known.

Will get the door card off and sort it at some point, I installed Dynamat on the other door previously so need to do the drivers one anyway.

Still cross about the blasted thing though! nooo In between that, 40m of new fencing installed and a new car for Mrs. Scruff (old one still not sold) it's been an expensive month!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timm996 wrote:
To be fair not a lot, but I did take it for a run to Norfolk this weekend and it did seem to get quite warm in traffic, just past the '0' in the 80, not having used it a lot, I'm not sure if this is normal, but then it started to hesitate and spit a bit pulling away ( rather exciting when pulling into a roundabout, when it semi dies then picks up) When we got onto the open the open road it started flying again and was ok. Not sure if these two things are related. ihave a low temp thermostat and it sits just below 80 on the mway)

Anyone else get a spitty 996 in traffic?

The next day my 6 month old Merc went into limp mode for no reason, then cleared itself on restart, so nothing's perfect.


Mine also has a low temp stat and in traffic creeps up just past the 0. Normally it is just below the 8, so the same as yours.
The oil pressure is at about 2.5bar when at the lower temp and on tickover but dips to about 1.5 bar when at the higher mark. Sound about right? Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Bluebird and Steve, nothing has gone wrong recently.

Owned car for 2 years, big smile on my face every time I drive it.

Recent service and MOT (thanks Portiacraft) was £450. Runs beautifully, no advisories on the MOT.

Fingers crossed!!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panda996, this time last year my 997's air con appeared warmer than usual. Forum members suggested a regass. Wouldn't let Halfords near my P&J so took it to OPC. They diagnosed 2 leaking condensers so my estimated £98 bill turned into £1280!!!.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well at the ripe old age of 14 years and 4 months... the windscreen washer pump on mine packed up this weekend Laughing

I can live with that! Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GARY S wrote:
Panda996, this time last year my 997's air con appeared warmer than usual. Forum members suggested a regass. Wouldn't let Halfords near my P&J so took it to OPC. They diagnosed 2 leaking condensers so my estimated £98 bill turned into £1280!!!.



Gulp!!.... Don't like the sound of that....although I had both condensers replaced by PARR in Sept 2014 (when car was 12 years old) so should hopefully still be ok?! the cost of condensers was £310+Vat for both and the Labour was £207+vat, so sounds like about half what OPC charge
Think I will get it re-gassed first and then see what happens.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. My twin pack of condensers arrived a few weeks ago for £80 inc postage and I'll be fitting them with my new rads which are £115 per pair. Plus £8 for the pair of new fan resistors I have, then £30 for a re gas.

So £233 for a complete rad and condenser overhaul. It's not a hard job. Hardest part is getting the air out of the cooling system afterwards.

Actually add another few pounds for O rings from opc, so should still be sub £250.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine needs air con condensers too (shocker!) - one is leaking and the other one is just totally battered. OPC quoted £1000+ but I'll be buying aftermarket and might even attempt to change them myself... then a regas for £25 and some mesh to help prevent the same fate being bestowed on the new ones.
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2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't get the 2 nuts/bolts off the AOS!!! might have to drop the engine!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this thread yesterday & my clutch has gone today! Sad
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