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    13,000 miles. I am the original owner. At 47...

    13,000 miles. I am the original owner. At 47 miles, the car wouldn't go into gear. They found the pressure plate bolts were loose, so we got a new clutch, pressure plate and release bearing in the...
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    The take up point on my clutch is now almost at...

    The take up point on my clutch is now almost at the floor, so I suspect that the self adjusting pressure plate is the culprit and it's time has come. Given this thread is now 9 years old, are we...
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    Sticky: Just had mine done by Radar mirror. Very...

    Just had mine done by Radar mirror. Very efficient and repaired mirror and all functions work perfectly.
  4. Thread: Track car

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    I had a 2010 997.2 GT3 as a track car. Rear roll...

    I had a 2010 997.2 GT3 as a track car. Rear roll bar and 6 point harnesses. Amazing car, but way too fast for that safety equipment. Visions of brake failure in excess of 160mph...
    Didn't want to...
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    What is better for the battery? Is it better to...

    What is better for the battery? Is it better to have it on a maintainer or to disconnect? I have been using the battery maintainer from www.batterysaver.com on all my cars for a few years with...
  6. Has anyone removed the grille that covers the Front Tow Hole?

    I am going to install a front license plate holder in the front tow hook hole. The owner's manual says the section of the grille in front of the hole can be removed by pulling on it. I have done...
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    My hardtop has the same problem. It has lived in...

    My hardtop has the same problem. It has lived in Virginia its whole life and hasn't suffered from heat extremes. It must be the glue. I am assuming I can have it glued back in place. I have dash...
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    I took about 7 business days from order until it...

    I took about 7 business days from order until it arrived. It may be wishful thinking, but most of the references I have seen appear to be the right taillight.

    I did insist on getting the old one...
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    Well it's fixed now and I have passed state...

    Well it's fixed now and I have passed state inspection. Only $3,100 later..

    How long until the left side goes?
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    Right tail light on mine going out now. Quote...

    Right tail light on mine going out now. Quote today is $2,800 for one part.
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    Can you provide any details on the installation...

    Can you provide any details on the installation problems? Anything you can help us avoid?
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    Rich, How did this turn out? Did the back...

    Rich,

    How did this turn out? Did the back window go in and out relatively easily? Any tips or thoughts as I face the same issue now? Did your parcel shelf also fail?

    Mine is a very early US...
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    My hardtop headliner has failed too, along with...

    My hardtop headliner has failed too, along with the material on the parcel shelf. I actually use it every winter, although we didn't make it out of the garage much this winter.

    Has anyone...
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    Sticky: Thanks for writing these instructions up. They...

    Thanks for writing these instructions up. They were a big help and took all the guesswork out.
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    Sticky: I will still have 2 sensors that will certainly...

    I will still have 2 sensors that will certainly go bad as soon as I finish this one, so I expect I will try the other positions for them.:)

    I haven't seen a hose clamp like this one on the brake...
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    Sticky: Thanks. I did buy the o ring and followed your...

    Thanks. I did buy the o ring and followed your suggestion on the tools. My contortions are usually verbal, though, so i think I'll try it from the top.
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    Sticky: Thanks. I decided to do them 1 at a time,...

    Thanks. I decided to do them 1 at a time, primarily because I thought I would try to do it myself. If I hate it, I'll get the dealer to do the others.

    I'm still cogitating on approaching from...
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    Sticky: I am about to tackle the intake sensor 2. Its...

    I am about to tackle the intake sensor 2. Its listed as cyl 5-8. Do any of you know if that is drivers or passenger side?
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    Performance has clearly lost some performance. ...

    Performance has clearly lost some performance. Check engine light is on and when I clear the codes, they are back within 10 minutes of driving. I don't think I can classify the problem as...
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    Fault Codes

    I couldn't resist and purchased a peake fault code reader, thinking I could figure it out from there with the help of this board and the m5 board. Unfortunately, I have multiple codes - first 08:...
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    Thanks, Machinegun. I will get my shop to give...

    Thanks, Machinegun. I will get my shop to give this a try the next time the car is in for service. I will report back on the efficacy of the solution.

    Carter
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    I hate to have to put it up all the time. I much...

    I hate to have to put it up all the time. I much prefer looking at the car with the top down!

    When I get around to correcting this problem, I guess I will have to start keeping the top up.
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    Thanks. If you haven't heard of it, I suspect...

    Thanks. If you haven't heard of it, I suspect I'm the first. I think we may live with this one for a while. The top stays down most of the time!
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    Soft top straps have lost tension

    Dropped the car off for a exhaust sensor replacement and asked the dealer to look at the top. When I put it up, it keeps going and strikes the windershield header, rather than stopping an inch above...
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    Do these work as well as the Dinans - which I...

    Do these work as well as the Dinans - which I understand aren't made anymore?
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    Agreed. It looks like I should be able to pop...

    Agreed.

    It looks like I should be able to pop both sides of each wheel off the axle, which I will try. I give my odds at 50-50 on whether I am able to fix it or destroy the plastic assembly...
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    Only two of the four have the lever mechanism to...

    Only two of the four have the lever mechanism to lock them, but all four are binding.
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    Hardtop Stand Question

    I know few of you use the hardtop, but I have actually grown to like it. This year, when I put the top, the hardtop stand wheels wouldn't move. They are plastic and can be turned, but only with...
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    Not in the trunk. Off to the dealer - it's...

    Not in the trunk. Off to the dealer - it's always something! I can actually read the part number off the photo, so it will go smoothly. These cars are so rare in Virginia that this board is...
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    Am I glad I didn't just start prying! (my...

    Am I glad I didn't just start prying! (my naturally incliniation, of course)

    Many thanks
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    It looks like I have a slow leak in one of my...

    It looks like I have a slow leak in one of my rears. Here's a stupid question. How do I remove the hub cap on these 20" motorsport wheels? I looked for a slot for a screwdriver to pop them off,...
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    We put in the full euro Alpina suspension +...

    We put in the full euro Alpina suspension + camber plates. The ride is much better.
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    Thanks for all the help, guys. The car is home...

    Thanks for all the help, guys. The car is home and it drives much, much better than stock. It corners flatter and rides a lot better. We needed 5mm spacers in front and -2 camber on the rear to...
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    It looks like the spacers have solved the...

    It looks like the spacers have solved the problem. I won't know for sure until I have a chance to take it out myself, but the tech reports no more rubbing. Thanks everyone for your advice.
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    6 years later you have been proven correct. ...

    6 years later you have been proven correct. Dealer wants to helicoil. How does that differ from stainless sleeve? Any recommendations? New oil pan with 2 threads doesn't seem like the solution. ...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. No brembos (yet). ...

    Thanks for the suggestions. No brembos (yet). Matt at Peter Pan reports that these wheels have a 24mm offset vs. 20mm stock and that brings the inner wheel lip very close to the strut. He thinks...
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    The inside lip of the wheel and the Pirelli are...

    The inside lip of the wheel and the Pirelli are both contacting the strut. You can actually feel the drag while on the lift when you turn the wheel.

    My tech is thinking 5mm spacer...

    Any...
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    Thanks. Matt got in touch with me and is helping...

    Thanks. Matt got in touch with me and is helping me sort the issue. I don't know if they are the same offset and dimensions as the Alpina wheels. They are hitting the strut. I am going to the...
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    Front rubbing

    My BMW techician reports the 20 inch motorsports with 255s are now rubbing in the front. They weren't rubbing before, but with the alpina suspension and dinan camber plates they are now rubbing. He...
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    Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts. I already...

    Thanks, I appreciate your thoughts. I already did the microfilters, using your write-up, it was most helpful.
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