EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

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EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by EPiK » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:13 am

2/16/18- changed out spark plugs for NGKs
various days thru the month of March 2018
-new idler pulleys on engine (all 3)
-new coolant hoses, thermostat and coolant flush to run the proper pink stuff
-new Mahle fuel filter
-built new catless exhaust with Borla universal muffler and FabSpeed tips
1999 Carrera 2, factory ordered LSD, GT3 wannabe and daily driver
1988 944 NA/AT to MT/Turbo project.. future Outlaw
2003 G35 coupe 6mt GT35RS.. other daily driver
2013 Durango R/T package with a 6er

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Re: EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by B3DAWG » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:36 am

EPiK wrote: Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:13 am 2/16/18- changed out spark plugs for NGKs
various days thru the month of March 2018
-new idler pulleys on engine (all 3)
-new coolant hoses, thermostat and coolant flush to run the proper pink stuff
-new Mahle fuel filter
-built new catless exhaust with Borla universal muffler and FabSpeed tips
Welcome to the OutPost! Could you post some pictures? We would love to see your work and of course, the car. ;)

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Re: EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by EPiK » Mon May 21, 2018 11:15 pm

Finally getting around to this picture thing..
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1999 Carrera 2, factory ordered LSD, GT3 wannabe and daily driver
1988 944 NA/AT to MT/Turbo project.. future Outlaw
2003 G35 coupe 6mt GT35RS.. other daily driver
2013 Durango R/T package with a 6er

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Re: EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 pm

More what? Wheels? :lol: :lol: :lol: My favorite are the 5-spoke if you paint them dark. :twisted:
2003 Carrera: Dark Teal Metallic

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Re: EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by EPiK » Tue May 22, 2018 12:04 am

got around to re-sizing some pics of building the first exhaust.

I'm currently working on a second version with another one of the same mufflers, but split open and re-designed on the inside to try and reduce the drone and cavitation I have when hwy cruising in top gear.

Sure many companies build exhausts for the 996 and I'm sure most sound great and have pretty welds..but I enjoy the process and satisfaction I get from extreme DIY building and fab. :ugeek:

here's the start, within a month of first buying it
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1999 Carrera 2, factory ordered LSD, GT3 wannabe and daily driver
1988 944 NA/AT to MT/Turbo project.. future Outlaw
2003 G35 coupe 6mt GT35RS.. other daily driver
2013 Durango R/T package with a 6er

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Re: EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by EPiK » Tue May 22, 2018 12:16 am

The other day to fix a rattle I heard on start up I investigated the timing chain tensioners. I discovered that the IMS tensioner, and the cyl 1-3 tensioner were swapped, apparently when the IMS bearing was replaced with an LN Engineering one at 168k miles in 2014 in TX.

When I got the new tensioners (bought all 3, haven't replaced the hardest one yet) I pulled out the cyl 1-3 tensioner and found signs of friction wear on the piston and could tell it was giving up. I found it just in time I guess. Swapped out both of the easy to reach tensioners.

Did an oil/filter change at the same time and all is well now. My plan is to drop the engine and refresh it at 200k. I figure by then she'll have earned it. :D
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1999 Carrera 2, factory ordered LSD, GT3 wannabe and daily driver
1988 944 NA/AT to MT/Turbo project.. future Outlaw
2003 G35 coupe 6mt GT35RS.. other daily driver
2013 Durango R/T package with a 6er

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Re: EPiKs '99 Carrera 2

Post by EPiK » Tue May 22, 2018 12:21 am

Dr_Strangelove (whew!) wrote: Mon May 21, 2018 11:59 pm More what? Wheels? :lol: :lol: :lol: My favorite are the 5-spoke if you paint them dark. :twisted:
i'm a wheel whore.. and before I bought the 996 I even had adaptors made to run Porsche wheels on my Infiniti G35 coupe. I have a set of solid spoke C4S twists in hiding too :roll:

Those silver 5 spoke are 993 spec Japanese market Enkei RC5 Racing Line Carrera wheels. Hollow spoke and rare in 18" and even lighter than the BBS made hollow 996 turbo twists.
1999 Carrera 2, factory ordered LSD, GT3 wannabe and daily driver
1988 944 NA/AT to MT/Turbo project.. future Outlaw
2003 G35 coupe 6mt GT35RS.. other daily driver
2013 Durango R/T package with a 6er

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