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by Astro
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: DIY repairs, hacks, and other greasy activities
Topic: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Replies: 12
Views: 855

Re: Replacing the MAF (mass airflow) sensor

Just went thru this as well. CEL light came on twice over a few weeks and borrowed a friends durametric. Bought the tamper-proof T20 torx at Autozone(although had to go back after the first one didn't fit, apparently there are more than one style so I would suggest trying it for fit before you leave...
by Astro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 514
Views: 16354

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Dang, just when I was feeling good about this... but all kidding aside, I did unscrew the oil cap awhile back while it was running without any issues or difficulties which I thought were indicative of a vacuum leak. At the end of the day, it's a 20 yr old car so I know stuff needs to be replaced, ju...
by Astro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 514
Views: 16354

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

I did what a lot of us do...combed the blogs to find possible causes and fixes. One was simply disconnect the battery for 20-50 seconds and see if it resets, which is what I did and it worked, CEL is gone. Maybe it will come back on or maybe it was just a fluke since it came on right after filling u...
by Astro
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 514
Views: 16354

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

400 mile roundtrip in wintry conditions today... about 50 miles from home the CEL comes on and stays on. Borrowed a buddies OBD and it gave me P1124 and 1126. Everything seems fine, so I'm trying figure out if it's the MAF sensor or something else.
by Astro
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: Stripped my oil drain plug
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: Stripped my oil drain plug

I had the same thing happen to me a few months ago. Fortunately I was able to remove the plug without any issues, although it did cost me time, hassle and oil. I replaced it with the stock plug which cost approx. $5.00.
by Astro
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 514
Views: 16354

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Front lower control arms creaking was driving me nuts, watched a YouTube video showing how to poke a small hole into the bushing arm rubber cover and injected a lubricant. Seems to have taken care of the problem and a lot cheaper than replacing the control arms. Curious to see how long it will last.
by Astro
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What did you do to/with your 996 today?
Replies: 514
Views: 16354

Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

I loosened the bolts and clamps that hold the muffler to the main output piping. Amazingly enough, i didn't strip them or break them off(I don't think they've ever been loosened since factory installation). I've been reading up on maybe doing a muffler delete, but don't really feel like spending any...
by Astro
Wed May 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What year is IMS "SAFE" for a 911?
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: What year is IMS "SAFE" for a 911?

No definitely not a Prius. Would be something bigger with more usable space.
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by Astro
Tue May 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: 996 Carrera (Naturally Aspirated / Non-Mezger)
Topic: What year is IMS "SAFE" for a 911?
Replies: 13
Views: 888

Re: What year is IMS "SAFE" for a 911?

808Bill wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 12:05 pm
I too am in search of an early 98 build...Have 2 on my radar!
I've got mine listed. Early 98 build, 90,000 miles, summer and winter wheels. $21,000 and all this could be yours.