Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Taffy

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location:
  • Ride/s
    1999 996 Cab, 2015 Locost

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The person i lent it too was working on some issues and then had the car at a workshop so didnt get around to testing the foxwell until now. It does not check the over revs. Duramtetic on the same car did - apart from car being a 99 C2 which seems to have issues i found it worked well using a Surface Pro which made it alot more portable. Hi Francois, will send you a PM. Thanks, Taffy
  2. I have both the Fox well and durametric and now looking at a PIWIS to get my damn roof to work. Both of my scanners are on loan to someone who is installing post an engine rebuild. You just want to know if you can see over revs on both? Will see if he has it up and running and can photo both. thanks Taffy
  3. I have used Castrol edge 5w-40 without any issues so far.
  4. Need some help from someone with a Durametric Pro in Melbourne, need to test if it’s my car or the cable as the us company is not sure the issue and before for a new one I would like to confirm. Need 10 min to plug in your cable to my car, test a k2 line item or airbag. Then test roof connection. Don’t need to do any trouble shooting. Reason for pro is so that I don’t use a vin on one of the enthusiast version. please let me know if you can help me out? thanks Taffy
  5. Progress has not been great. Daniel helped me by letting me plug into his PIWIS (thanks again!) and it just kept spitting out the error about timeout not reached end position. But nothing to indicate what that was in reference too. We played around with some settings but didnt work. So back to resetting the POT and trying various things. To aid that i picked up a 2nd hand Durametric with the idea of being able to at least see what is going on even if it wont calibrate. Ran into an issue that it wont connect to anything on K2 of the OBD. K1 has the engine/gearbox while K2 is airbag, aircon, instruments, convertible top, etc. Talking Durametric i an told the issue is the airbag but confused as no live errors on the airbag off PIWIS. Will do the airbag delete resistor move and see it that helps. My other thought is that it is a switch in the top hook module as it stops just as the hook retracts. For reference durametric screens and the light on the plug each screen. If the plug stays green but it falls over then its the airbag, if it goes Red its the cable - slight issue when you are colour blind FYI... Can they make it 2 LEDs please. Starting up application with the plug in both the computer and car Application loaded and selecting car Reading ECU Reading gearbox And selecting airbag it looses sync In positive news i got the other car running in the garage, needs some work on the alignment as its all over the shop vs the 911. The wheel sticking up is an old kids 911 that i am going to fix up for my 5 month old to drive in the future. Parts appear to be rather hard to come by so it might be 'hot rod' 911 as opposed to stock.
  6. Thanks for the offer Dan, if dont mind would be worth a shot to check if it can be done or if anything else busted which i cannot find. Will send you a PM. Thanks for the confirmation Oggie, it didnt cycle before and the clam didnt work. After stuffing around with it in manual mode i am hoping that is the only issue. I actually like the hard top on it but if i get the soft top running might look at getting a wind deflector and try driving with the top down now and then.
  7. Quick update on Jelly Bean: Replaced the spark plug tubes, its pretty easy to get these out using a bolt with a washer on it and a flat head. Replaced the hinge on the rear clam, still does not work properly. Ended up getting these from the US as seem to struggle to find wrecking 996 Cabs in Aus. Engine oil changed, not that exciting Filter looks good, no metal! Gearbox oil and filter changed, a little more exciting The filler plug was tightened to an insane level!!! Filling is done by pumping into the transmission until it runs out... Picked up a scanner, does somethings but not all, rate it way above a cheap bluetooth module though. So will need to get a friendly porsche mechanic to try and re calibrate the top so that it can open and close fully. Not able to find anything else that does not function.
  8. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253682621553 hope that works, $550 inc postage. Also a LHS tail light for $80 for bidding. Nothing to do with me just came across them. good luck. any pics of the car? Taffy
  9. Taffy

    996 cabrio

    Hey Andres, sorry not sure which bracket, any chance of a photo?
  10. Works for me, want a Cayman and don’t want to get rid of the 996 to get it. Now to search gumtree for that $10k cayman! Be interesting to see if the 996 market cools as the housing prices do. Since I got mine about 12 months ago it’s probaby increased a little.
  11. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/northmead/cars-vans-utes/1998-porsche-911-coupe-auto-brilliant-condition/1195650872 Cheap @ $32K but also note: "This car was completely rebuilt in 2012 from a damaged Australian delivered 996 Porsche 911. The insurer paid out over $60,000 and the car was built to as brand new condition using many new parts and panels and has only travelled approx 15,000 kilometres."
  12. Why cut up a 996 top? Surely a zeintop would be better and cheaper in the long run if you want it to be different. I looked with interest but no front end... you could have some fun no interior full strip down look but the body panels would make it damn expensive. And cut out panels...
  13. So a lotto win given they are big according to all the posters I am seeing could net you Carrera GT, 918 and 959 on Monday with a few Carsales calls. Can I help you move them?
  14. Thanks for the suggestion, put in Bosch spark plugs from Pelican but it had Beru. When I get the tubes will probably swap out again for a higher spec one. In good news the miss which had me panicked was a missed connection on a plug. But it did mean the car ran well until oil flooded the other plug and now it feels down on power but idle is smooth so will leave it until the tubes arrive.
  15. haha, very true. Given it was fine before i started and only playing up after hopefully its just that i didnt seat it or plug in properly. *Ordered 6 tubes and seals + a Foxwell NT520, will write up how well it works.

PFA [Porsche Forum Australia]

This is an online platform for like-minded Porsche fans/fanatics/tragics to come together to read, chat and share.

It is also a platform to arrange and participate in off-line social meet-ups, events and drives.

  • Create New...