Replacing the spoiler rubber bellows / rear wall on Porsche 911 996. The bellows had cracked and broken on my 911 so needed to be replaced. Once you work out what needs to be undone it's an easy job to do.
Friday, 29 January 2021
As part of the collection I like to build up for my classic cars I try to get hold of the original sales material and the magazine reviews of the car from the time of launch to give a full history of the car. It's also quite nice to have additional material to display alongside the car at shows.
These are copies of the 1998 Porsche 911 996 sales brochures and price list. With the options list of my car it looks to have cost around £72,000 when new in 1998!
|Porsche 911 996 Boxster Price List 1998|
At the time of this price list the model range for the 911 consisted of:
- 911 Carrera 2 Coupe
- 911 Carrera 4 Coupe
- 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet
- 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
- 911 GT3
Monday, 21 September 2020
While doing some cleaning and replacing seal on cam solenoid I noticed there were 3 brown wires loose near the plug for the solenoid.
It seems that the connection has rusted away that held them to the engine block. I think it's the brown wires attached to the shiny bolt/plate between the red and yellow arrows in this stock image. I guess it's an earth but any idea what for?
Friday, 7 August 2020
From when I bought my Porsche 911 the gearchange wasn't as great as I remembered from my previous 2001 model and second gear in particular could be quite difficult to select, occasionally popping out of gear if you didn't get the selection quite right.
Originally I thought it was a gearbox problem and preparing myself for a massive bill for rebuilding! I then was looking at the Gbox Detent product that replaces the original part in the gearbox to help the selection of gear.
However there was also some information I read that suggested that worn engine/motor mounts could also affect the gear change as the old mounts can sag affecting the alignment of the engine and gearbox and thus the gear change too.
As the motor mounts looked to be original and well past their best as the exhaust was also showing signs of sagging on one side - a common symptom of poor mounts - I decided to change them.
|Porsche 996 gear selection problems - original engine mounts removed|
|Uro 964/993 Engine mounts |
|Porsche 996 gear selection new engine mounts fitted|
Monday, 3 August 2020
|Porsche 996 Oil change frequency|
Tuesday, 28 July 2020
|Uro Porsche RS 964/993 Engine mount review|
|Porsche 996 Old worn engine mounts removed|
|Car with the new URO RS engine mount fitted to the right hand side with air box removed|