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  1. Finally...............after a long wait I have found my MK1 GT3 CS. Better still I'm finally getting around to writing up a post about this illusive car that I've lusted after for so long, and here she is; Not that I've ever really wanted a black car but I did I did want one of these specifically in black just because I think it adds that extra edge to the soft lines of the 996. I've always liked the so-called under-rated models, initially the impact bumper, than the 964 and now I've fallen for the 996 - who knows what will be next? Maybe a Panamera? After a frantic realisation that there was my dream car being listed on carsales I desperately tried to contact the owner who was (typically) being inundated with enquiries. I finally managed to get through and found myself in an offline auction and was holding little hope for being able to make a deal and secure the car. Few more sms's and 12 hours later a deal was done and I couldn't believe it! As it would happen I was taking the family away to Sydney for the weekend and after a quick change to the return fights (destination = Brisbane) myself and Archie headed north for a road trip to get to know the new addition whist bringing it home back to Melbourne. Archie on arrival to the sellers home in Brisbane to pick up the car; We then headed south to Tamworth, my place of birth, Country Music Capital! and where my Dad still resides. It was a short overnight stay but we still managed to do some necessary sight seeing, first stop - the old BMX track (looking very worse for wear ) We then headed towards Dubbo where we encountered our fair share of roadworks and narrow bumpy roads...............taking some route pointers from my Brother (who does the odd road trip in his WRX)..........Little dirt don't slow you down.
  2. A couple of months back I purchased a 1999 Jade Ocean Porsche 911 after making a phone call offer while waiting for the wife at a shop (lesson to wife, don’t leave me + phone + gumtree alone) for what was probably the cheapest price ever for a running drivable 911. To prove it was a bargain I flew from Perth to Brisbane and then drive it to Melbourne in 2 days. It was rock solid the whole way. Before being that stupid the car did have a PPI which showed up it needed some work on the sunroof (did I mention it was a kinda green 996.1 cab auto 911… lucky I am not looking to part with it anytime soon), brakes were worn, CV boots shot, indicator stalk issues, some missing rubbers in the engine bay, noisy solenoid on the fuel cap and a few other minor things. Got a quote to fix and nearly fell over but an awesome bargaining tool as I knew I could just about rebuild the car from ground up (just don’t like cracking open engines…). The drive home showed it was mechanically rock solid as noted in the PPI, it had a replacement engine (now a none matching car, resale value huh?) but that was a bonus as it had an upgraded IMS bearing (maybe increased value on that one…). My wife is not a fan of the colour but I have grown to like it, so for now it gets to stay unwrapped. But when my pelican part order came in with Jelly Beans my wife looked at the car and those and said “you have purchased a Jelly Belly!”… so the car is now called Jelly Bean. This thread aims to document what happens when someone who was boxster shopping buys a 911 for the same price instead! I am very DIY happy having designed and built a Lotus 7 replica a few years back and armed with a pretty good garage but even better a friend with a workshop. First job: Rear disks and pads all around, following the 101 projects guide all pretty easy once you find the anti-theft socket thing. Some air filters and the rubber things that were missing: Indicator stalk didn’t set off the airbag or the warning light so win! No photos… woops! Didn’t do the 4 stalk upgrade as picked up a 986 one for a good price. Installed an android double din head unit so I had blue tooth, sat nav, and can add cameras later (the reverse camera is actually in the dash as I don’t feel like running the wires the length of the car!). Someone had already played with the wiring so some fun was had but enough trial and error with wiring diagrams got it sorted and rocking the usb and Bluetooth tunes! CV boot replacement… the instructions are wrong on pelican parts. Auto = fat box = undo suspension to get clearance you need = totally crap job. Softop issues, not got around to solving these yet as I leave the hardtop on anyway. The PPI said it was stiff to move. Something happened between the PPI and me trying it out as it didn’t work at all. Manually opening it turned up that the issue is the clam not moving, everything else works fine. Clam wise the motor runs but it won’t move and the LHS hinge is broken. Since I can manually drive the clam with the allen key tool I am hopeful the drive screws are fine and its just striped the connection shaft. Hinge wise tossing up trying to weld it and see what happens as worst case it breaks again best it fixes it for cheap. Don’t think I will find one at the wreckers for cheap. Also found someone butchered the rear plastic parts over the pop up roll bars… that will need to be replaced. Some photos of it getting torn down, the top up (really good condition it turns out) and broken things: Future projects: · Baby seat… why not buy a 911 when a baby is due in a few months? Cab +baby seat = passengers face on the windscreen J. · Solenoid for fuel cap · Oil and filter change · Gearbox oil and filter change · Reverse camera and a forward facing dash cam · Exhaust mod (expected more noise from the flat 6) · DIY Hardtop hoist in the garage
  3. So i picked up a very early 996 C2 manual coupe recently it's a 97 build & about the 1200th built 996 of the line with zero mods Been cleaning it up & doing some maintenance on it all by my self in my garage (i enjoy it), new water pump & low temp thermostat, new disks & pads all round, new rear 295 Continental tyres, new windscreen, new front M030 suspension struts, new turbo engine mounts, new engine oil & gearbox oil, new filters etc.. done to factory spec. Best part about this C2 is the options list, its a no frills drivers car 014 Sports options package incl. 030 220 375 376 030 Sports suspension -10mm lower 220 LSD Limited Slip Differential 222 Traction control ASR Antriebs Schlupf Regelung 224 Traction control ABD Automatic Braking Differential 234 Internal production code related to tyres (change of tyre manufacturer) 375 2-way electrical sports seat, left 376 2-way electrical sports seat, right 408 18" 993 Turbo Technology hollow spoke wheels 448 Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest 983 Leather front seats
  4. I did my first few track days this year and thoroughly enjoyed them. It was immediately apparent though that the centre console had to go! I'm 186cm and the position of my left knee meant that I had to keep shuffling my hands around the wheel when turning left (a distraction i did not need). Bought the console delete kit, trim piece and also the ashtray delete/ non-smokers shelf. The latter is to claw back some (barely) usable storage space. Having just done a track day post mod, I am very happy with the result- can keep hands on the wheel, I think it looks pretty good as well. Ash tray delete https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/9X6NSS.html Centre console delete and trim piece https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/gt3console.html Dark interior doesn't make for great photos, but hopefully you get the idea.
  5. Hi All, Need to replace my transmission mount on my 99 911 996 and i have read the instructions... removal of the transmission is not high on my list of fun. Does anyone in Melbourne have one of these tools and want to hire/lend it out i would be appreciative? Thanks, Taffy
  6. So my new-to-me 996 cabriolet busted a rear left window about a month after buying it. Motor seemed to work OK as it made plenty of noise, but could hear a chewed up cable. The previous owner gave me a bunch of receipts and he paid a porsche specialist $1600 to replace a regulator on the other side of the car 6 months ago - I figured that's plenty of petrol money I could save by repairing it myself. Followed a tech article published here which was excellent for instructions: https://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/41648-how-to-remove-rear-window-regulator-996-cab/. Print out the diagrams and step by step instructions as they'll save you hours! I won't relist it all here, just go to that link for the step by step instructions. I needed a couple of hours to get the old window regulator out - taking my time, plus i'm not as young as i used to be. Have a full set of tools, sockets, torx bits, and a wooden block minimum an inch thick to get the window regulator out. This pic shows the cable with lots of slack, it's come right off the pulley, and when the motor is removed the cable is all chewed up. Bought a replacement kit from eBay usa which had everything required to replace this cable. Note that the top pulley has a metal bearing through it - if you want to replace this pulley the old bearing needs to be angle grinded off, and a vise press or similar to press the new bearing in. Didn't have those tools, so my mechanic put it all together for me for $40. The new cable is under a lot of tension and pretty difficult to get on! Replacement cable is on - nice and new, lots of tension. Do a test refit and plug in the control cable to make sure the range of motion is correct before reinstalling everything. Reinstalling everything is much quicker than removing. Enjoy your working rear window and $$$ saved by DIY!
  7. So my 996 started displaying a PSM off/ABS warning light combo. Quick google suggested there could be a number of causes, one of the most common being a faulty brake light switch. Given the warning lights would clear when I restarted the car and firm braking seemed to reactivate them, that seemed to me to be the likely cause. So ordered a new part for about $45 (996-613-113-02-M100) and went about trying to replace it myself. There is a useful guide here: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-996-997-991-forum/366950-abs-psm-problem-cured.html Got the old one out easy enough just sitting in the driver's seat and reaching under (quarter turn and pull), removed it from the wiring harness and then attached the new one. But for the life of me I just couldn't get the new one to seat properly and then turn. Tried from every angle - seated and just going by feel, lying with my head in the footwell and legs in the back, lying outside the car and poking my head under. Lots of swearing and frustration. Pelican Parts page suggested that others had filed the part down a bit to assist fitting. Tried that to no avail. Bit more swearing. Asked for my neighbour who knows more about cars than me to try but he too had no luck. So off I drove with brake lights on (brake light switch turns break lights off when it is pressed and it is pressed by releasing the brake, so when connected to the wiring but not in place the lights are on all the time) to Porsche Centre South Sydney. The service manager was really good and was happy to squeeze it in between jobs for me. Five minutes later he came back and said all done - there wasn't going to be anyone free for a while so he just did it himself. I asked him how and he said "quarter turn and its in". No special tricks, other than a bit of body manoeuvring. PCSS didn't even charge me for their time. And even better, no more warning lights so it looks like the replacement did the trick. So: 1. That's probably the end of my DIYing for now; and 2. Thanks very much to PCSS for great service. And one more thing. I reckon the 996 is starting to have its day. Three sales staff came over to look at and (from my perspective anyway) admire it.
  8. Hi guys, New to the forum and new to Porsche's but have been doing a lot of reading recently. From what I've read the 986/996 era cars can have some issues with engine failures, it seems common to be able to pick up these cars in need of a rebuild in the US for a reasonable price but I haven't really been seeing any for sale in Australia recently. I'm after a car like this (manual only) for a project I have in mind (probably something that would probably make the purists unhappy unfortunately) so I was wondering how common it is to come across these cars and approximately how much they would be worth? Thanks for your help
  9. This is pretty interesting time we live in. Backdates come along with massive wide body kits etc. A compeny from Moscow named Clinched make widebody kits and over fenders for a veriety of cars but they`re interested in Porsche market as well. This is a render but looks quite inetersting. Sort of backdate for 996 to 964. Honestly it`s the first time I dig into this backdate.
  10. Hi, After discovering track days this year I am thinking of getting some separate wheels for track day use. I have been told by other relatively new track drivers that a set of R-specs make a big difference. My car has the X51 kit and sports suspension so am looking at tyres as the first 'mod'. I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but I can't seem to find a relevant thread. I am driving a 2001 996 C2 on 18" GT3 (look) wheels and was hoping for some insights on the below: Tyres- R Spec? I would need to be able to drive on the track wheels from my home to the track and back. I am a track newbie, so need 'forgiving' tyres, ie ones that will give me some warning before trying to kill me. Where to buy them? Thoughts on need to get tyres 'zapped' http://www.gordonleven.com/zapped4racing/about/ Wheels Am looking for second hand wheels. There are a few on ebay http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine-Porsche-996-911-GT3-18-inch-wheels-PCD-5x130-18x8-ET50-18x11-ET63-/142527758409?hash=item212f510049:g:kCsAAOSw8P5Z1IxR http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/18-inch-Genuine-PORSCHE-911-CARRERA-S-996-SERIES-2-ALLOY-WHEELS-V-RARE-/252909760049?hash=item3ae298ae31:g:H00AAOSwXeJYHbD5 Apart from Porsche wheels, what are my other options, and would they need any mods (spacers?) to fit my car? A few questions here, so thanks in advance for your help. Rob
  11. Hi everyone, I've got a healthy and strong pulling 3.2L in a 2002 Boxster S that has the beginning signs of worn rings or guides (I'm thinking guides as its just a bit of smoke on startup and it isn't AOS). I was going to tackle the project of rebuilding the 3.2L engine, after having completed an IMS and AOS, I'm thinking the tear down and inspection and overall rebuild is something I should be able to tackle. I've completed a few engine rebuilds before, so not overly put off other than the dreaded 4,5 & 6 connecting-rod-to-pin-piston assembly! Anyway, thinking about looking at the 3.6 or 3.4 engine swap from a 996 and wanted to know where I could source a reasonable low klms 996 engine and if anyone has experience in doing that - don't just point me to the Inter-web as I'm keen to talk to someone down-under if possible. I've read that the DME tune/map upgrade for the 3.4 is the most painless, but the 3.6 will require handling the VarioCam+ using some clever controller box (not sure how successful or straight forward that would be). Thoughts? Any recommendations on places that are wrecking 996 engines? G
  12. I've come to the realisation that there will be no GT 3 parked in garage any time soon, so I've decided to part with my set of GT3 wheels from a 996.1 GT3 They were purchased a while go in the hope that I would use these as a spare set but that dream has faded for now - damn mortgage and over inflated porsches. Genuine BBS wheels as shown in pics. Not Perfect, but great as a spare set for track use. Comes with RW tyres, though they have been sitting for a couple of years. Falken 285/30 ZR 18 & 225/40 ZR 18 Selling complete set (4) with no caps $2000 - happy to discuss further if there is genuine interest or if price seems unrealistic. Evan Zero 412 877 40five
  13. Interested in how low these cars will go. I'm seeing tippers (cab and coupe) starting from $30k. Manual tarting from $40k. 8 years ago, I knew that the low point for 80s cars was around $30k. That then moved to $50k. Are we seeing the same here ? Could they go even lower ? Manual https://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1998/OAG-AD-15050507/?Cr=10 Tipper https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1998/SSE-AD-4826498/?Cr=0 (with new "breaks" and a new generator - wtf ?)
  14. Anyone into these Hoovies Garage vids? Good entertainment. The LS swap into the 996 happening soon.. I recommend watching all the vids.
  15. Love him or hate him ,,,we have all seen his off beat and strange video,s about the high mileage 996 and its adventures ...........well it finally died after some track work and he is now planing an LS swap
  16. Just recently collected my 996 S2 and am very pleased, The front tyres are OE P-Zeros dated 27-03 and rears are 2010 I know they have a limited life. What should I expect before pushing hard? The front wheels seem to activate ABS quite easily even on a dry surface. I would appreciate any feedback. H.
  17. Getting the car prepped for some track work, I have installed a fire extinguisher and mount. There are several types of mounts out there, and I chose this one because: 1) It attaches to existing mount holes under the seat- no holes to drill, easy to reverse. 2) Doesn't require you to remove the seat/ rails. 3) Bracket moves with the seat. ie not statically mounted on the rails. http://www.rennline.com/Rennline-Fire-Extinguisher-Mount-Porsche/productinfo/FE01/ Was fairly easy to install. The instructions say to remove the seat, but i found that this is unnecessary if you have reasonably dexterous fingers. Here are some phots
  18. New to the forum, didnt realise what i've been missing! Due to space constraints and a desire to get back on the track my pristine 2003 996 Turbo Tiptronic is up for sale. The car is immaculate, having only 31,200klms on the clock. I'm the second owner and have only put 1000klms on it since purchased last year. Australian delivered with full history and just had a PCM service completed last month. Forum members know what these cars offer, and where the prices of its predecessor -the 993 Turbo's have gone. The plan was to moth ball this car, given its condition and low klms, but the lack of space and desire to get back on the track means it is now time for it to be enjoyed by someone else. Silver metalic, black soft leather option, sunroof, colour coded centre console, upgraded stereo with nav, reverse camera and Bluetooth (original headunit will be supplied with sale to restore to original). Looking for $115,000 which is very competitive with current market. Happy to provide photo's and more details to interested parties. Car is located in Melbourne. Thanks
  19. Hello. I have owned my 1999 996 coupe for 5 years. I've just spent over $5k having a few things fixed by a porsche specialist I always use. They now tell me that my transmission needs to be rebuilt. Which they don't do. Does anyone know what this might cost & if someone in Qld can do it ? The issue is the revs slightly fluctuate up n down. They have replaced the MAF sensor & a few other things & say a rebuild is probably whats needed. thanks.
  20. Sports seats from a 986 Boxster, seats have manual forward and backward and electronic adjustment for the rake. Not being fully electric makes these seats lighter than the fully electric seats. Seats will fit into a 986 Boxster and 996. Seats are fully leather, they are in good condition, leather has normal creases from usage but there are no bare patches or places where the leather is thin. The Increased bolster on these seats means they grip your body better than the standard seats through the corners, but by no means are they uncomfortable for long distance trips. Price is $1,200 and seats are located in Canberra. If you would like to know anything more please message me.
  21. Hi PFA, great forum, very positive and helpful! I am looking for an early GT3, happy to look at tidy examples or cars in need of various levels of restoration. Thanks and Regards Sean 0427 005 840.
  22. free OEM 911 996 door lock actuator note: this is a right door mechanism off a LHD vehicle so there is no key mechanism - will not work on a RHD car porsche shipped the wrong part and credited me in full. Happy to post if you pay postage if you need the part number I can get it, it's just in storage
  23. Hi. New to the forum and looking at replacing the race harnesses on my 04 996 GT3 Mk2 CS. I have sourced OEM Schroth red harnesses from Gert at Carnewal.com and they will be arriving soon. My car currently has harnesses but the PO replaced with aftermarket and I want to return to factory. Any tips on best way to remove existing and replace, do the seats need to come out? Cheers Tim.
  24. I'm doing a brake upgrade on my m3 using Porsche brakes. Does anyone have 996 or Boxster S brake calipers to sell?

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