My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:32 am

ElSchnell wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:19 am
Do you still need this? I have at least one sitting around gathering dust.
b3freak wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:42 am
Anybody got a couple of these bolts? They are used to lock the rear seats.

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Thanks man! I went ahead and bit the bullet and bought the bolt from Jim Ellis in Atlanta. I was able to find the other one in the car, but apparently, the PO removed both of them to leave room for the huge sub woofer box. My next project will be to wire up my Escort Redline and then a bumper replacement. Yep, you heard me right... a bumper replacement. Noticed this is a hairline crack in it. PO must have hit something on the passenger side nose. This started out as to remove it to clean the rads, but then I noticed the crack. Found a guy that upgraded to the GT3 bumper that's willing to sell me his previous Mk2 base bumper and all the black plastic bits for $100. That's a pretty darn good price. Of course, I'll have to get it resprayed, but the bumper skin is in great shape. :D
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:36 am

ElSchnell wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:23 am
One consideration: graphite is electrically conductive. Most likely a non-issue, but I prefer to use dry silicon spray when electronics/electrical is involved.
Dgi 07 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:28 am
Don't lube external latches with WD, ,etc. Use graphite powder. Doesn't attract grime and dirt like liquid lubricants would.
dporto gave me some good advice. If you have frunk sensor going bad and dash light on, unhook the sensor in the frunk. I did that, and waaa laaa... it worked. This also saves you from draining the battery due to the frunk light remaining on.
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by Dgi 07 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 am

ElSchnell wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:23 am
One consideration: graphite is electrically conductive. Most likely a non-issue, but I prefer to use dry silicon spray when electronics/electrical is involved.
Dgi 07 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:28 am
Don't lube external latches with WD, ,etc. Use graphite powder. Doesn't attract grime and dirt like liquid lubricants would.
9/10 times, its a non issue. But there is always that one occasion.
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Re: GRAPHITE POWDER ONCE!

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:53 am

Dgi 07 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 am
ElSchnell wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:23 am
One consideration: graphite is electrically conductive. Most likely a non-issue, but I prefer to use dry silicon spray when electronics/electrical is involved.
Dgi 07 wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:28 am
Don't lube external latches with WD, ,etc. Use graphite powder. Doesn't attract grime and dirt like liquid lubricants would.
9/10 times, its a non issue. But there is always that one occasion.
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:09 pm

Agreed on both counts. Somehow, my case will ALWAYS be that tenth case.
Dgi 07 wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:52 am

9/10 times, its a non issue. But there is always that one occasion.

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by Black-Out » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:50 pm

b3freak wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:11 am
SealGrauWailer wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:19 pm
yuk yuk :) The sno-seal has an uncanny ability to soften up worn bolsters, and it lasts too. I'll treat mine again next month when it's hot. The dye is a helpful tip though, thanks for sharing. Is your car about done in terms of heavy lifting? It sure seems to be turning into a 'good one'.
Coooool... I went to Home Depot to get some Sno-Seal, but they only sell it online. ugh. But thanks for the advice. And yea, I'm taking a pause and enjoy what I have ... it sure is easy to dump a fortune in these cars. Fortunately, (forgive the word redundancy), the engine doesn't have any leaks or tell tale signs of trouble. Hooked up the scanner and she has a clean bill of heath at the moment. 8-)

Drove the 996 to work today. Got here early! hehehe :D

Maybe it's me being a little over attentive while driving, but does it seem like every car on the road seems to want to race and... "get in front of the Porsche"? :x :roll:


EVERY driver wants to beat the guy in the Porsche........ Especially the ones that drive the base V8 Hemi Chargers that make 365hp weigh in at 4200 lbs and have 3 additional passengers in the car with them..... :roll:
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:00 pm

Black-Out wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:50 pm
b3freak wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:11 am
SealGrauWailer wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:19 pm
yuk yuk :) The sno-seal has an uncanny ability to soften up worn bolsters, and it lasts too. I'll treat mine again next month when it's hot. The dye is a helpful tip though, thanks for sharing. Is your car about done in terms of heavy lifting? It sure seems to be turning into a 'good one'.
Coooool... I went to Home Depot to get some Sno-Seal, but they only sell it online. ugh. But thanks for the advice. And yea, I'm taking a pause and enjoy what I have ... it sure is easy to dump a fortune in these cars. Fortunately, (forgive the word redundancy), the engine doesn't have any leaks or tell tale signs of trouble. Hooked up the scanner and she has a clean bill of heath at the moment. 8-)

Drove the 996 to work today. Got here early! hehehe :D

Maybe it's me being a little over attentive while driving, but does it seem like every car on the road seems to want to race and... "get in front of the Porsche"? :x :roll:


EVERY driver wants to beat the guy in the Porsche........ Especially the ones that drive the base V8 Hemi Chargers that make 365hp weigh in at 4200 lbs and have 3 additional passengers in the car with them..... :roll:
That actually happened to me last week. Drove the 996 to work and on the way home, I'm just cruising down the road minding my own business. I pass a new Challenger like he was sitting still. That must have caused him to spill his drink or something.... or like hit him it in the nuts, cause he quickly zoomed out and came at me like a bat out of hell. You'd think I shot him a bird or something. Did I race him? Nope. Just made passing me a little difficult, then let him go by. I later caught up to him at a red light. hahaha! Oh lawd. Some people.
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by Black-Out » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:13 pm

Bruh these Dodge dudes are all out of hand since they released the Hell Cat and the Demon. Don't get me wrong. I love the cars. I think they're kick-ass. But now, it's like everyone who owns a more basic version thinks they're Big Daddy Don Garlits at the strip or they're Dominic Toretto on the street.... :lol: :lol: :lol: Never mind that physics says a 365hp 4450lbs ANYTHING wouldn't be faster than a 320hp 2904lbs 996...... I just let them keep right on going. They don't need to see the old me come out.....lol
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Re: **UPDATE** April 16

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:03 am

Started my weekend project(s) with repainting a little part on the door. It's been a little thorn in my side. The previous owner must have used this storage area alot because the paint was scratched off... maybe from rings or finger nails????

Taped and sanded the little sucker...
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Painted with silver paint... Waaa laaaa..
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Now, to the main event. I've been wanting to get my Escort Redline installed for some time now, but put it off for other projects. I prefer the Escort smart cord (see pics) instead of direct power. This cable allows you to control the main unit. Much easier than trying to fool with the detector going down the road. The Escorts make a low gruntin' type of sound which is useful for cutting through ambient noise, but it drives my wife bonkers and so have a mute button is golden.

Here are the pieces. I'm about to mount a bolt inside the Escort smart cord for mount in the center cubby.
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Drilled a small hole near the center of the lower section of the unit.
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Taped over the circuit board to prevent shorting out the unit.
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Mounted the control unit to the center cubby...
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Drilled a hole in the back to feed the power cables for the Redline unit and 12V/ground connections.
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Located the Porsche cell phone plug behind the lower center console.

Tapped into the 12V switched power and ground for the radar detector's smart cord.

Connections:
Brown - ground
Yellow/Black - phone mute signal
Green/Black - Switched 12V
Red/Green - Constant 12V
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Ran the cable under the dash, up the side of the door trim, up the A-pillar, and over the front head liner to the mounting point...
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Turned the car on and checked. Smart cord works and Redline fires up as normal. Yay!
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Re: Against my wife's wishes...

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:14 am

Went against my wife's wishes, but I didn't like the faux carbon fiber stick-ons over the air vents on the dash. For some reason my wife liked them. Our compromise? Leave the faux carbon fiber overlays on the door arm rests. (which personally I think looks the best out of all the ones that were put on the car). There's one left on the dash around the hazard light switch. She doesn't want me to remove it. Ugh... it will be gone in the night! ha!


Fortunately, with much patience, I removed the two pieces without pulling off the soft-touch grey paint. Success!
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