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Pokiou

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About Pokiou

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  • Birthday 12/01/1980

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    Melbourne - Glenroy
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    1998 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

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  1. I loved their work on the 996 they did a while back. Me wants!
  2. Take care and good luck on all future endeavours and purchases.
  3. I know on my alpine i had to connect a cable on the back of the head unit that disabled something similar to that... Not sure on the Sony.
  4. Mines an Ocean Blue 1998 996 manual coupe. Sahara interior. Clean car and used daily. Tubi exhaust and the rest of the car is stock. It's going in for a service in a few weeks so it'll be nice and fresh. NO leaks, No oil use no coolant leaks that is car related.. i accidentally didnt tighten the cap correctly lol..
  5. my understanding was that ALL Porsches affected by the IMS issue got sorted by the dealers. However the lawsuit states that cars produced between 2001 and 2005 that are affected before 10 years or 130,000 miles which ever one came first. 130,000 miles = 209,214 KM. Mine was a 1998 and the engine was replaced when it had 35,000km's by the dealer. My mechanic has the paper work but when i drop the car off for a service ill see if i can find it.
  6. US Class Action Lawsuit[edit] In 2013 PCNA settled a class-action lawsuit brought by Bruce Eisen et al., without accepting liability. The lawsuit sought compensation for owners of MY2001 to MY 2005 Boxster and 996 cars that had experienced an IMS failure. The original action was to include the 1998 and 1999 M96 units, but the IMS failure rate on these 3.4L cars was so low that it was decided to exclude them from the action.[6] Porsche agreed to compensate owners of cars made between 4 May 2001 and 21 February 2005 who had experienced an IMS bearing failure within the first ten years of the car's life, or 130,000 miles, whichever came first. Owners who had changed the IMS bearing as a preventative measure were also eligible for compensation. Note however the schedule of payments was weighted heavily in the favour of cars purchased through the Approved Certified Pre-Owned Program ("ACPO"). Original owner ACPO purchaser Used Not ACPO Up to 50,000 miles 100% 100% 25% 50,001 to 60,000 miles 90% 100% 25% 60,001 to 70,000 miles 80% 100% 25% 70,001 to 80,000 miles 70% 100% 25% 80,001 to 90,000 miles 60% 100% 25% 90,001 to 100,000 miles 50% 100% 25% 100,001 to 130,000 miles 40% 40% 25% Not ALL 996's like i had originally thought i had read. However i know of some that had it replaced by the factory.. like mine. what?
  7. Engine swap. ALL 996's got a free engine swap due to the lawsuit.
  8. What are you looking for in a 996.. i might be willing to let mine go for the right price.
  9. It's the cheapest manual coupe on the market and quiet possible the last one to ever be.
  10. I fixed mine 3 weeks ago. Took the seat out and noticed that the shaft leading to the adjuster had fallen out. You can tell when you press button and you hear the noises but no action.It's very very simple to do. If you reach under the seat you might even feel the cable that is lose.

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