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Old 12-08-2016, 12:56 PM
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Yup. Who need plastic face surgery when you have a 996tt? Oh dear was my gf and my response when we experience the tt at full chat. I could feel my cheeks and lips lift and pull back. The 930 is more analog and gives warning as to what's coming. But the 996tt is like a light switch. Let's call this shake down period because known issues are becoming known. Rear spoiler, turn signal, occasional coolant odor when exiting the car. I'll have to limit my repair budget to $500/month.


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I don't know why the factory never installed screen behind the grilles.
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So many whys ... why didn't they use the seat lift system for the rear spoiler!!!


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Pretty car and nice progress on the work. Seems you know what you are doing. Good luck.
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Thanks. It's a result of a single minded purpose of saving money and owning cars way above my means. Tried to fix a leaking rear spoiler ram too yesterday. I manage to fill it but couldn't bleed it, so the leaky ram wouldn't move. My super old mechanic did it when I went to the bathroom and refuses to tell me how. If it keeps leaking. Fixed wing here we come. I think a 10cm bolt, with the same pitch as the banjo bolt should work a treat.


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Found the limits of those old Pirellis!! On a long, lonely, wet stretch of highway at just over 2*^, she drifted across a lane, like it was possessed. It's tire time...


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Happy New Year!! Coolant leak! Smelt coolant a lot after a short drive yesterday. Pulled the bumper to discover the top of the the right side rad is leaking.


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The top of rad tabs that clamp to the plastic tank were noticeably more open than the ones on the left rad. I clamped them with some pliers. Test drove today, got on boost a few times. No smell. We shall see. I guess they will open again soon and rad-weld/ stop leak is not recommended.
The stop-leak seems to be working on the rear spoiler rams. I bit of a drip for a few days then it stopped. Nice and dry for a week now.


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Oops. I spoke too quickly. Started to smell coolant again. I'll pull the bumper again to make sure it is the radiator and not something else. Any recommendation for radiator sources?
Another questions, has anyone tried the window regulator rebuild kit?


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Pulled the front bumper today again.
Found a bit of residue at the base of the radiator. Cleaned it and ran the engine at 1 hour. Nothing. Not smell. Shut it off and see a wisp of steam rise from the fan area.


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Btw, I noticed the upper rad hose carried a lot more pressure than the lower rad hose. Is that normal?


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We've replaced a couple sets of rads on the TT's and one 4S. We put in the CSF Rads, not sure if Pelican carries them but it's a shame they get covered by the bumper. Great quality and bolt up with no fuss. Your's should be 7053/7055/7056.
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Talk about quantum entanglement. After 4 days something let go last night. Coolant pouring out of the right radiator area. I managed to get it home by stoping frequently and refilling the tank. Tonight I'll see where I screwed up. If I remember correctly seating the upper rad hose was really hard.


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I looked at those CSF rads and I can't afford them now. If I get 3-5 years out to the oem ones I'll be happy. Funny I have owned 944s and 928s on and off since 1997 and have never replaced a radiator. Btw all of them were not well cared for. It is only a quality issue or is there a design flaw? Could grounding the rads help with corrosion?


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Yup. The overflow hose popped off. Looks like I put the clip on upside down. Didn't think it would have made such a difference. I yanked on it hard after reattaching and it didn't come out. So figures crossed.


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