What did you do to your 996TT Today?

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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by turbodrummer » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:24 pm

Clutch accumulator, sharkwerks billet diverter valves, new CV boots up front, speed tech exhaust and BBS rims. Been a busy week
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by TheDeckMan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:46 am

Now that is a hell of a list of new things!

Took mine out for a 100 mile drive to stock up on some more whisky due to this extended winter drawing the supply dangerously low :shock:

996TT - GT2 Clone Build -RWD, UMW Tune, H&R RSS, Phenix Engineering Control Arms/LCA's, GT3 6 Pistons, SpeedTech 3" X-Pipe, Ported Headers, 997 GT3 Shifter, GT3 Buckets, GT2 Clutch/PP, GT2RS IC's, RSS Roll Bar, GT3 Brake Ducts, Joe Toth Aero/Ducts
997TT - Sport Chrono, LSD, UMW Tune, DSC, Phenix Engineering Toe Links & LCA Bushings, Tubi Race
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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by fpb111 » Mon May 07, 2018 4:42 pm

I changed the serpentine belt. There was no record of it being changed (28k mi 14 yrs).
We had a nice sunny day today so I put my new, very stiff, belt out in the sun to soften up a little and went back in the garage to pull the old one. I looked at the routing around the pulleys and thought how easy, ribbed to ribbed, smooth to smooth over this around that, I got this.
Out with the old and in with my nice warm, flexible new belt. Let’s see, around here over that one? No not there that is smooth to ribbed. Ok this way looks good, ribbed to ribbed, smooth to... no that only works if the belt is a Möbius strip. Hmm, ok ok I got it over this around that now it’s working, if I leave the power steering pulley out of the loop.
1/2 hour later I admitted defeat and went in to the manual, made a copy of the belt layout page and stuck it in front of me in the engine bay. And...look how easy ribbed to ribbed over this ...etc. Five minutes later I was hunting around for the loose airbox grommets that I knocked off, again! AARRGG!

It really is easy if your memory is longer than a minute or you make a picture of the belt before you remove it.

Found a pic that made it easier it shows routing like this:
1 water pump, 2 tensioner, 3 crank, 4 power steering, 5 idler below PS, 6 ac pulley, 7 alternator, crank the tensioner to full loose, 8 slide it over the idler below alternator.

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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon May 14, 2018 9:49 am

Serpentine belts are always a mindscrew...while the old one is on, it looks perfectly logical; as soon as the belt is off, it becomes one of the great mysteries of the universe.

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Re: What did you do to your 996TT Today?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:07 am

I channeled my inner "The Deck Man" and did some DIY yesterday! No, no, I didn't replace the entire suspension system with one that I hand-fabricated myself, but still I did turn a couple of drain plugs.

Started it up for the first time in a couple of weeks. Then, changed the oil. Since I had it done by my indy last time (he was doing some other work), it ended up taking me a couple of hours (when it should have taken 20 minutes) because I hadn't changed the oil myself in a couple of years. After getting it up on my 4-post lift and removing the engine case plug, I had to think where the dry sump reservoir drain was. That took way longer than it should have (almost had to Google it). I left the turbo drains alone. Then, I had to scrounge around and find my oil filter wrench. Once I found it and messed around with it unsuccessfully for about 10 minutes, I realized that I bought another one that actually worked. Scrounge around for another 10 minutes to find that one. Then, fiddled around with 2 different funnels to get one that worked without pouring oil all over the back of my car and engine (I just love where they put that oil filler). Finally, I was extra paranoid about not overfilling, so even though I removed just over 7 liters of oil, I started with putting in 6 liters and checking the oil level, then of course 2 more rounds of adding small amounts to get it to the middle of the "low" and "full" marks on the gauge. A professional mechanic I am not. Was still fun to get under the car, look around, lubricate the wastegate actuators and get dirty.
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Arctic Silver
2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red

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