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Wh1t3Kn1ght
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2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

edh wrote:


pls expand on that... pics if poss.. (has someone replaced green seats, dash etc.. do you think?)


Not sure what you mean? Picture posted above, interior is original.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wh1t3Kn1ght wrote:
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pls expand on that... pics if poss.. (has someone replaced green seats, dash etc.. do you think?)


Not sure what you mean? Picture posted above, interior is original.


I assume it was the reference to nephrite green. I couldn’t see any!
 
  
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Wh1t3Kn1ght
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I assume it was the reference to nephrite green. I couldn’t see any!


Ah - bad photo you can see the dash and trim is two-tone, so some bits are metropole blue and other bits are nephrite green. Will get a better picture when I drive the car on the weekend Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to adjust the handbrake mechanism on Saturday - easy job all in all though the first time I've raised the rear of the 911.

I will put the jack stands on the factory jack points next time but didn't have anything to cushion them from the jack stands to used the cross member for the stands instead.




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice colour. I'm new on here myself. Got some great tips and feed back from members. Read through some of the members projects for some first class info. Some one here will have an answer for virtually any question you could have.
 
  
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Wh1t3Kn1ght
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right time I did some work on this car Very Happy

I bought the Miltek Cup (cat back) system in order to replace my original silencers and also have the flange gaskets ready to tackle the cat to manifold flange leak.

So I started last weekend and got the car up on my Sealey plastic ramps. Everything came apart pretty easily, the only complicated bit was removing the air box to get to the lambda sensor wiring and then working out how the cable connectors came apart.

All but one of the nuts on each exhaust flange had completely disintegrated so all I had to do was saw off the remaining blob with a hacksaw and then the flange was free. I borrowed the neighbours angle grinder to get the cat to silencer clamps off. The silencer mounts came off relatively easy with a combination of penetrating fluid, socket with extensions and a ratchet wrench.

The studs on the cat flange were completely welded together so I dropped them off at a local garage to see if they could free them up. Whilst I was there they offered to remove the lambda probes too so I could put new grease on the threads.

Unfortunately I called him today and he said that he'd had to smash the lambda probes to get them removed. Needless to say I was pretty pissed and told him that he should have contacted me before destroying them as I'd also not wanted them to be removed in the first place. I received an apology but now I have to wait for new lambda probes as Opie are awaiting stock and cp4l are showing 3-4 days. So now my original plan of getting the exhaust refitted on Saturday has gone out of the window.

He used a pretty interesting way of freeing the studs from the flange by cutting a slit into the flange for each stud to release the pressure.

Now I'm just waiting on replacement lambda sensors frustrated









The silencers removed were pretty rotten and I can hear stuff loose inside if I give them a shake. No wonder it sounded pretty bad with the corrosion so bad that the fasteners had mostly decomposed!



Can't wait to get the new silencers on! Before I removed the cats I started the engine without the silencers just as an experiment - now that was loud!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy New Year Folks!

I've been absent for awhile.

I had a unfortunate incident where I cracked my windscreen back in September whilst fitting a new dashcam and after getting several quotes which the insurance company were happy with I ordered the windscreen from my local Porsche Dealer (Tewkesbury) who were also going to arrange the fitting of the windscreen with their preferred local fitter (not a national franchise / company).

So last week I dropped my car off with them to have the windscreen fitted, took them a bit longer than anticipated as they hadn't ordered all the seals that were required. I turned up to collect the vehicle and duly noticed that the headlining had not been reattached (could see between the headlining and roof when looking at the car from the front). I was asked if I would mind the local fitter giving me a call to come and sort out the issue at my home. Not having time to think I agreed and set off home, getting up to motorway speed I noticed some wind noise which I'm sure wasn't there before. So after returning home I call Tewkesbury and tell them that I would rather they sort out the issues directly with their contracted installer to which they agreed.

Flash forward to yesterday - my car had been booked in with my local garage for its annual MOT but Porsche Tewkesbury offered to do this for free while they sorted out the windscreen...

Today I get a call to say that were ever so sorry but your car has failed the MOT on several items (previous MOT expires on 27th Jan).

Fuel cap seal
Front registration plate (font too small) - stick on plate, full plate was in the front trunk
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn

I'm then told incorrectly that the car cannot be driven and they cannot return the vehicle to me, after explaining about the plate and then questioning about the fuel cap seal and lower suspension arm, I'm told they are happy to carry the work out, but I explain I'm not happy as I wouldn't be in this predicament if they hadn't messed up the windscreen fitting in the first place! I'm advised that they will ask the service manager to call me.

After 30 minutes or so same person calls me back and tells me that they can return the vehicle as it wasn't classed as a dangerous fault and my old MOT is still valid until the 27th...

I'm going to replace the front arms anyway as part of a suspension freshen up I had already planned to do, I even have the box of parts sitting behind me as I type - so wasn't prepared to pay the porsche tax on the OPC coffin arms (£290 each). I've asked to see what they would have charged me so I can have a good laugh... Floor

So hopefully the 996 will be back on the drive again this evening and away from those wicked people at Porsche...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to finish the exhaust install blog Mr. Green

Well got it all fitted a few months back now after my new lambda sensors arrived!








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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like we have similar tastes. Milteks and a 944T, both of which I have and had Smile

Think these boxes give best of both; not in your face loud, but bark when when needed.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only just seen this
Welcome to the 996 club

There’s been quite a few new members recently with lots of early 3.4 996.1 cars Grin
These seem to be picking up quite a following now... and rightly so Very Happy

Car looks lovely and love the colour (as others have said)!
Enjoy thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Guys - thanks for the kind words Smile

I've done a little over a 1000 miles since I got the car in October 2018, hopefully put a few more on this year!

So after the OPC failed the car on the MOT I decided to tackle the front suspension as I already have the parts sitting in a box in my study.

Completed the OSF over a couple of lunch breaks on the last couple of days so if anyone is thinking of doing this job and is mechanically inclined - do it, the 996 is extremely easy to work.

After completing the OSF I realised there was a better order to replace the parts in which allows you easier access with a ratchet and torque wrench - will show that after the images.

So I started by removing the coffin / lower arm which came out surprisingly easy. I spotted straight away why the OPC failed the MOT as the bonding where the diagonal arm attaches was starting to deteriorate.



The bushing on the diagonal arm was intact however but there was a bit of corrosion around the rubber seal. Also I took the opportunity to fit the 997 GT3 front air ducts which only cost a couple of pound each when I bought them from the OPC!



I then noticed another MOT failure which wasn't picked up by the OPC, track rod end rubber bushing split. At this point I fitted the new diagonal arm and lower arm and called it a day as I would need to order a new pair of track rod ends.



Next day I set out again to remove the track rod end and replace the stabilizer drop link. Upon removing the track rod end it became apparent how bad it was - looking inside the rubber boot the casting had corroded badly and was beginning to break apart!





Great server from carparts4less as my new track rod ends arrived just as I was removing the old one! I put the OSF all back together with only the lower arm to cross member bolts left to torque up once the car was back on its wheels (specifically says in the Porsche Workshop Manual not to tighten this bolt until the car is on its wheels).



So for the NSF I will revise the order of replacement as follows as it will allow better access for the wrenches / tools -

1. Remove Track Rod End
2. Remove diagonal arm
3. Remove drop-link
4. Remove / Replace lower arm
5. Replace diagonal arm
6. Replace drop-link
7. Replace Track Rod End

Then I need to fit a new fuel cap and should be good for the MOT...

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Only bits I won't have replaced will be the shock absorbers (got replace 10k miles ago), top mounts (these may have been replaced at the same time as the shocks and look good from underneath) and wheel bearings.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job... I replaced a front diagonal arm the other day on the advice of Center Gravity (no apparent play, but Chris identified the noise on a test drive) and I'm amazed by how much tighter the car feels.... yours will feel transformed once you've done both sides.

I've a rear coffin arm to go in, but I'm not brave enough to tackle that having read some how-tos. Will let CG do it!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good call. Mine needed chopping out
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wh1t3Kn1ght wrote:
Griffter wrote:


I assume it was the reference to nephrite green. I couldn’t see any!


Ah - bad photo you can see the dash and trim is two-tone, so some bits are metropole blue and other bits are nephrite green. Will get a better picture when I drive the car on the weekend Smile



Sounds amazing, need more pics

I'd suggest you do the inner track rods too, they stiffen up over time, new ones were a revelation in steering feel for me.

Remember to threadlock them.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good and great work with the front suspension.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys - finished the left side now, couldn't feel any play at all on the inner track rods and the boots were intact with no sign of leaking fluid so left them be.

The control arm ball joint on the N/S (left) was pretty damn hard to pop and I had to use a fork and mallet in the end to get it out. The O/S one came out super easy after only threatening it with the ball joint tool it dropped straight out.

Only issue was trying to torque the control arm to cross member bolt as it is situated in a channel inside the cross member so unless you have the car on a lift it is very hard to get any long tools on it. I managed to tighten it up pretty good with a combination spanner and both hands. If I can't get the alignment shop to tighten it to spec for me will have another go with my crows foot wrenches on the torque wrench and / or the 2 - spanner trick.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car, great colour!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Smile

Just realised I haven't uploaded any newer pictures of the car for a long time, I've since replaced the number plates with new ones and a stick on plate for the front to replace the nasty plastic frame that was on there.






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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a oil service in September 2019 on the 911 and also got an oil analysis done by Millers Oils. Unfortunately it was hard to tell what oil had been used by the previous owner as the garage hadn't noted either the brand or grade on any of the invoices. I gave them a call and they informed me that it was Petronas Syntium oil. Quite a few different oils sold under the Petronas Syntium brand so couldn't work out which one it was but Millers narrowed it down to a 5W30.



I've since changed to the Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 oil (which was incidentally really cheap).

Changed the gearbox oil to Millers CRX 75W90 NT+ which has made the gear changes silky smooth although it was damn fiddly getting the gearbox filled up and I would not recommend those cheap oil pump adaptors that screw on the top of the oil bottle... I still can smell the whiff of gearbox oil from the mess that occurred! next time I'm going to invest in one of those giant syringes with a nice length of pipe Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Great car and enjoyed reading the thread. Tinkering with these cars is great fun. When I say "fun" I don't mean that in the conventional sense.

I spent all day getting the door of my 993 off. It was hell. Almost gave up, but got there in the end. It was all quite zen in some regards, just me, the door pins and a lot of tools.

All the best

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