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Mikez911
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2019/09/01 15:39:12 (permalink)

New 996 owner

I bought my first Porsche on Friday, a 2003 996 Carrera 2 Tiptronic Cabriolet in Midnight Blue. Its done 94,000 miles but the history and condition is very good. I have already found the forum a great mine of information, such as identifying the codes on the bonnet sticker, the original price list, maintaining the soft top. Looking forward to some great motoring, having driven company diesel Ford Focus and Mondeos for the last 20 years.
 
 
Hopefully the photo link works as this is new to me.
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/183968456@N05/shares/x4LV4U
 
Mike

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    tim92gts
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/01 17:40:15 (permalink)
    Lovely car!
     
    Ours is a Sapphire Blue I think, well over 100k miles and still goes well. 

    tim92gts
    andywill
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/01 20:41:49 (permalink)
    Hi Mike
    A very warm welcome to the club and to 996 ownership, There's lots of useful info and help in 996 sub section of the forum. Your car looks very nice
    Enjoy the ride and If you have any issues or concerns don't hesitate to call or email.
    Kind regards
    Andy

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    D911ARK
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/02 08:37:36 (permalink)
    Welcome, Mike. Looks good. Where are you based?
     
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    Mikez911
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/02 12:18:57 (permalink)
    Mark,
    I am near Watford Herts.
    Mike
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/27 23:46:34 (permalink)
    Hi Mike, 
     
    I'm also new to the club and fairly new to 996 ownership. I too live nearby on Tolpits lane. It would be good to catch up and I'm quite keen on fixing/repairing the car so let me know if you need any help or a workshop etc. I was thinking about heading to the R21 Chiltern club night on Tuesday if you're keen too?
     
    Guy
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/28 11:55:26 (permalink)
    Very nice Mike.  They look like 997 Sport Design wheels.  They suit the car, but are they 19".

    Nice shiny exhaust tips, by the way!

    Richard
    1989 3.2 Carrera Sport in Guards Red/Linen & Audi RSQ3
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    Mikez911
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/28 12:39:24 (permalink)
    Richard,
                                yes they are 19" wheels, 265 x 35 on rear and 235 x 35 on front. I am very pleased with the car but I have a couple of niggles. 
    1. It wont always start in Park, but starts in Neutral always, and when put in reverse an error message on the dash comes up "gear selector not engaged", so I presume there is a sensor/switch for the transmission lever.
    2. The PCM unit radio and clock will not retain station presets or time when I set them.
     
    Any help would appreciated
     
    Thanks 
    Mike
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/28 17:00:00 (permalink)
    It sounds like the Multifunction switch, which on a 2003 996 is on the bottom of the selector lever.  The switch unit is available as a separate part, and they are about £190.  To change it, you have to remove the centre console and lever assembly.  There is also a possibility that the selector cable is sticky, or some debris is restricting it, and not allowing the lever to reach to P position fully, so that might be worth investigating first.

    As for the PCM, it takes its time signal from the GPS satellites.  It will override any manual setting when you switch it on.  Is it reading satellites OK.  I can't remember which screen it is on, but on one screen it shows the number of satellites being received.  It needs to be seeing 4 satellites to get a position, and hence a local time.  That doesn't explain the presets though.  Maybe a diagnostic check with a Porsche tester might show whats up.

    Richard
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    Mikez911
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/28 18:53:06 (permalink)
    Richard, 
                  thanks for that I will have a look into both problems.
     
    Mike
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    Re: New 996 owner 2019/09/29 21:00:11 (permalink)
    Aren't we all have the date/time issue and no actual reliable fix/solution found yet that anyone has found? Apologies if this is different
    https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=1039536

    Mark
    996 C4S Cab Arctic Silver
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