What did you do to/with your 996 today?

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

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:40 pm

Put the 996 and the 928 in the auto museum's display at the Kansas City Auto Show. Proof that you can, apparently, polish a turd.
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Current:
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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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by 32wildbilly » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:23 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Put the 996 and the 928 in the auto museum's display at the Kansas City Auto Show. Proof that you can, apparently, polish a turd.

I must admit those do look nice!

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

Post by FRUNKenstein » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:29 pm

Thanks Billy!
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Current:
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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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by gnat » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:57 pm

Congrats.

So is the back drop to make it look like more than six cars photoshopped or did you have an artist come in and paint the walls? Looks good either way.

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

Post by Einsteiger » Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:40 am

Looks great. Can’t wait until Saturday for the KCRPCA breakfast at the Auto Show to see them all shined up 🚘
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by b3freak » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:30 am

FRUNKenstein wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:40 pm


Proof that you can, apparently, polish a turd.

Uh.. KC you didn't read the sign! :? But you can sniff it! :D
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by gnat » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:40 am

You know with the "I'm compensating for something" red those would seem to be good eye catchers. Seems like you could do something useful with those eyeballs. You know. Like maybe some 996output.com signage :P

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

Post by 5chn3ll » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:47 am

Strong work, turdbro!
FRUNKenstein wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:40 pm
Put the 996 and the 928 in the auto museum's display at the Kansas City Auto Show. Proof that you can, apparently, polish a turd.


Understeer: You will hit the wall with the front end.
Oversteer: You will hit the wall with the rear end.
Horsepower: How hard you will hit the wall.
Torque: How far you will move the wall.

"If you see the barrier you’ve driven into, that’s understeer. If you hear yourself hitting the barrier, it’s oversteer."
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Re: What did you do to/with your 996 today?

Post by 808Bill » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:04 am

5chn3ll wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:45 am
Yesterday, I left work at noon, went home, backed the 996 onto the rhino ramps, tossed my coveralls into the dryer (because transmission oil stank), and went inside to do a couple of things while the engine cooled and the clothes dried - a prelude to reinstalling the sport-cats I desperately miss. They've been sitting on a shelf since I had to get the car smogged last fall...

Fast-forward 30 minutes: I walk out to grab the laundry and start working on the car...and it starts dumping rain. Up until this point, it had been sunny and 72; the sunroof was even ajar.

Dammit.

So, no cats were reinstalled. Instead, I worked on Mrs. Schnell's rain barrel project...

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I've heard stealing rain is a cr :lol: ime in some places...

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

Post by OceanBlue2000 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:36 am

Proud of myself, as I finally got on the Rein motor mounts I ordered when I first got the car. I’m not noticing better shifting but the car is noticeably smoother at idle. You can hardly tell it’s running now.

However, I continue to be a ding dong as evidenced by:

—I didn’t notice my 1/2 inch ratchet’s deep sockets skip from17mm to 19mm. Thanks Sears! Off the Home Depot in the wife’s car with the 996 in pieces.

— when I changed my air filter last fall, I put the lip of the airbox in wrong such that the lip was in the inside, not the outside and not super sealed up. That alone could have explained the bumpy idle.

One other note: my mounts were really gone. After getting the first mount off I had to pump the jack twice to get enough thread to get the nut on the new mount. I didn’t see this mentioned in any of the instructions.
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