- Make – Porsche
- Model – 996 Carrera
- Model Year – 1999
- 3.4L DOHC EFI aluminum alloy water-cooled 24-valve flat-6 cyl engine
- VarioCam variable valve timing system
- Fully integrated elect ignition/fuel injection systems
- Dual 3-way catalytic converters
- Hydraulic clutch
- 120 amp alternator
- Aerodynamic drag-reducing under-carriage cover
- MacPherson strut front suspension w/aluminum alloy lower control arms
- Aluminum alloy multi-link LSA rear axle w/toe correction characteristics
- Front/rear stabilizer bars
- 17″ x 7.0 wheels (front)
- 17″ x 9.0 wheels (rear)
- Pwr-assisted 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/4-piston light alloy calipers
- 17 gallon fuel tank
- Interior Options
- 2 + 2 Seating
- Individually folding rear seat backs
- Leather covered 4-spoke axially-adjustable steering wheel
- Backlit analog instrumentation-inc: tachometer, trip odometer
- Pwr windows w/one-touch up/down
- Integrated central locking/alarm/immobilizer system w/remote entry
- Ignition key w/integrated remote control device
- Cruise control
- 2-stage rear window defroster
- Automatic climate control w/particle filters
- Cassette storage shelf
- Windshield antenna w/signal amplifier
- Luggage compartment covered w/grey needle fleece
- Storage compartment behind rear seats
- Exterior options
- Halogen headlights w/variable focus
- Headlight washer system
- Fog lights
- Electrically adjustable & heated body-color mirrors
- Tinted glass w/graduated tint windshield
- Dual windshield wiper system w/heated nozzles
- Body-color door handles
- Engine – 3.4 liter (296 bhp)
- Transmission – 6 Speed Manual
- VIN – WP0AA2998XS623119 (VIN Decoder here)
- Purchase Date – Aug 2005
- License Plate – (California) (SMOG Lookup here)
- Exterior Color – Arctic Silver
Additional Specs online here and over at Wikipedia here
MyCarFax Records here (logged in as Stefano)
Date: June 6, 2021
Performed by: Stephano and Raymundo
Services Performed: Repair loose clutch fork interface.
Symptoms started when clutch pedal would not return to the full up position. Thinking it might be something with the clutch helper spring (here) since it seemed to be right at the point the system rotates.
That did not fix it so I replaced both the master and clutch slaves. After power bleeding, the problem came back. when replacing the clutch slave, I could feel into the top of the transmission where the clutch fork should be, it was clear something was not right. The fork could move left and right to the point where the clutch slave pin would not make contact. After several attempts, I was able to get the fork centered with the clutch slave connected. I was able to drive the car but clutch engagement was flimsy and not guaranteed.
Upon taking the transmission out, visual inspection showed the failed component:
Installed new clutch interface components:
Upgraded 997 Clutch Fork
New Generation Pivot Pin (taller)
New Retaining clip.
Also installed new 2nd Gear Pop-Out Fix (here). After measuring the before and after, it appears that the rebuilt transmission already had one installed.
Date: March 19, 2021
Performed by: Raymundo
Services Performed: Installed new Porsche PCCM+ Dual DIN Factory Radio with Apple Car Play.
Radio Specs: Porsche Classic Communication Management Plus (PCCM+) – Classic Radio for 986/996
Date: September 29, 2020
Performed by: Raymundo
Services Performed: New street brake pads installed front and back after my recent shortened track day at Laguna Seca.
Street pads: HAWK High Performance Street (HPS) Series Pads (Rears: here, Fronts: here)).
Measured front rotor width – Left = Right = 27.58mm (28 mm new, 26 mm – replace – within tolerance)
HAWK Bed-in Procedure: 6-10 stops from 30-35 mph, then 2-3 hard stops from 40-45 mph
Date: September 27, 2020
Performed by: Raymundo
Services Performed: Bypassed the Clutch pedal interlock switch temporarily since it was malfunctioning and not allowing the car to start. Tested failing switch, it wasn’t consistently sensing the pedal travel.
Date: September 26, 2020
Performed by: Stefano and Raymundo
Services Performed: Getrag 6-speed transmission replaced. The original transmission lost third gear during the September long weekend track day event held by the Porsche Club of America (PCA) at Laguna Seca Raceway in Northern California. At least the rest of the gears kept working so it could make it to Stefanos. A factory rebuilt 996 transmission was purchased at xxxx. The transmission swap went without drama. Filled the new transmission with 2.7 liters of Motul xxxx manual transmission fluid.
During the same visit we replaced the weak battery with a new Duracell Ultra Platinum AGM battery (part number SLI48AGM) purchased at Batteries + Bulbs. The battery has a 4 year warranty.
The Clutch safety interconnect switch at the clutch pedal started to act up. It was preventing the car from starting since the car didn’t know the clutch was depressed. Several attempts were necessary to get the car to fire up. Raymundo will pursue a replacement switch in the next few days.