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New owner 2002 996tt

Just picked up a 2002 996tt with 25,000km.
Just like when I bought my 930 I didn't drive one or compare before buying. Just bought it because I did lots of research. It's not as quiet as I was lead to believe from the internet. For now it's a pleasant drone from the exhaust and mechanical front end. Much quieter than a GTR for sure. I'm sure it's fast but my 930 feels a lot faster. Mind you the 930 is a 3.4, Euro spec, modded turbo with 964 turbo intercooler and new BB headers.
I did an oil, air and cabin filter change. 0W-40 oil quieted the motor valve train noise drastically.

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I would like some GT2 front and rear bumper and Rear spoiler.
It is noisier than I expected and not as fast as I expected. Guess the 930 has spoiled me. The original Pirellis are 14 years old so they are hard and noisy.
Saying 14 years old out loud just shocked me. **** I need to do a lot of maintenance.
Already did the oil and air filter, 0W-40 Mobil 1 which quieted the motor substantially. The brake pedal feels like the original 930, like a piece of wood, so they need cleaning.
Next: brake hoses, spark plugs, fuel filter water pump transmission fluid change.
Finally finished the headers on the 930. I forgot the seal for turbo charger drain so it spewed all over the exhaust and smoked a lot. Sounds horny though.
Also did a oil change and ignition wire change on the E55. Wow big difference in engine engine noise and smooth idling.
The 996 is like new so it motivates me to clean up the other cars. The E55 has tonnes of dents and bumper damage, dash cracks etc. the 930 needs and professional paint job.



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Congrats on the 996tt We have similar tastes as I have a 77 930 and an 02 996tt I did have a W211 E55 as well. My old 86 turbo had a 3.4 with k29, cams, B&B exhaust, headers and intercooler...
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My long lost twin...;-). Actually I really wanted a W211 E55 but am afraid of the brake problems and a friend who has one marveled at how much more comfortable myW210 is. My 81-930 is almost the same specs apart from mine has stock cams and modded K27 turbo. Stashed around my neighborhood are my 86-951, 02-W210 E430 wagon 4matic and a 95-Volvo 960 wagon.
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My long lost twin...;-). Actually I really wanted a W211 E55 but am afraid of the brake problems and a friend who has one marveled at how much more comfortable myW210 is. My 81-930 is almost the same specs apart from mine has stock cams and modded K27 turbo. Stashed around my neighborhood are my 86-951, 02-W210 E430 wagon 4matic and a 95-Volvo 960 wagon.
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I have 3 at home, 2 at a rented parking spot and 1 at a friends.


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Wow, that's a tight fit!
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Today I changed the spark plugs. Took me 3 hours to do the right side, 1 hour to do the left. Didnt need to remove anything. Just the heat shields, coils and plugs. That right side middle is the worst.
The plugs were rusty at their base and white at the tip of the electrodes. The engine ran so much smoother.
Next brake hoses!!
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First rain and the wipers were so noisy. Sounded like scrapers not wipers. Bought some replacements only to discover the Porsche ones are a bit triangular rather than the standard square. Hurray I must order from the US. Tried to change the brake hoses only to realize my tools are too big for the inner rear connector. Off to the dealer!!


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Very nice! Congratulations.

If you ever need anything please be sure to check out our DIY tech articles here: Porsche 996 Turbo Technical Article Index | Pelican Parts. I see you did the plugs already, but there is some good info in there about the updated coil packs under the plug/coil article. There is also some other good information about the 996 Turbo that may be useful as well.


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Thanks. I bought the tuneup parts from our host. I am debating whether or not to do the water pump. It's original. What do the experts say? I'm also afraid of the coolant pipe leak.


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Just checking out whats going on in water world and i see rufrob putting your wet suit on and diving into a 996tt,congrats on her,how is she compared to your 930??

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I'm like an amphibian. I started with a 944s, then the 930 now the hybrid. I'm still getting used to the 996, plus it's so clean and new that I'm afraid to but my foot into it. The tires are old so they are noisy so more road noise than the 930. The 930 just got BB headers which made it quieter than before. Reading a lot of reports that the 996tt was quiet, but in fact it's got a nice burble/drone. On the highway the 930 feels as if it would eat the 996tt because it's so visceral The 996 feels muted. I still drive it lightly because I'm afraid of coolant hoses and other known issues to leave me stranded. So once I do all the preventative maintenance I'll be more willing to beat it like a ginger stepchild.


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Hahaha,that great,i was lookin on the for sale thread and there is that red gt2,i would like to beat,i just dont have the 92g,oh well,i just going to stick with my 78 930 AIRCOOLED,besides we have a 20 year history...good luck on your new tt,its really nice

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I've never been against doing preventative maintenance, personally. So, if the coolant pipe and water pump are on your mind and it is something you can afford to do, I'd do it.
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I will probably do it so I'll have to research to determine what parts I'll need. I plan to do it correctly by removing the engine, intake manifold and coolant manifold. JB weld and pin.


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I will probably do it so I'll have to research to determine what parts I'll need. I plan to do it correctly by removing the engine, intake manifold and coolant manifold. JB weld and pin.


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I've decide to drive it like a stole it. At the very least put 5000km on it and watch for problems. Can't remember any Porsche that likes to be driven lightly.


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Did the steel braided brake hoses today. Only the right rear was difficult. The rear spoiler light came on. I raised it cleaned it and put some silicone spray on it. Then no warning, for now. I noises some oil around the left ram. I'll try refilling it.


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