Topeak Mega Morph Folding Floor Pump
I use a floor pump in the garage to inflate car tires. Call me a Luddite, but I prefer the speed, mechanical directness, exercise and lack of noise a floor pump offers. For adjusting pressures at the track and as part of my emergency kit (see also my article on carrying a spare tire in this section) I always take a smaller version with me on the road.
Recently I found this pump (PICTURE 1) which folds flatter and takes up less space than the... 12 Comments
These are photos of the attachment between the outer door handle and lock assembly.
To disconnect the ouster door handle from the lock:
The black plastic piece is a slider. Press it and slide it back. This will expose the threaded shaft which can then be separated from the white plastic connection. To reinstall, snap the threaded shaft into the white plastic connector and slide the black plastic slider forward to lock the two pieces together.
Removing a 987 door panel is a pretty straight forward operation that can be done with basic tools and mechanical skills.
The door panel is held to the door by 5 T-30 Torx screws and 9 friction clips. The screws are hidden in the following locations:
To access the screws, you first need to removes a few trim panels from the door. Let's start with the mirror trim. The mirror trim is held in my two friction clips on it's bottom, and a slide connection on the tip.
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Removing the Door Sill Trim Panel
1. Find and remove the two screw hole covers from the inside of the Door Sill Trim
2. There are two hidden mounting screws that hold the trim panel tight to the body. Using a 5mm Allen Wrench, loosen each of the mounting screws two turns. 14 Comments
Removing the Driver Side Center Console Side Cover:
1. Remove the carpeted center console cover panel using a T-30 Torx driver on the screw that is hidden beneath the carpeting.
2. This will reveal two hidden screws that hold the Driver Side Center Console Side Cover in place. Remove these two screws using a T-20 Torx driver. 1 Comments
Remove the Headlight Switch
Remove the Driver Side Center Console Cover
1. With driver door open, slip a panel tool under the left side dash cover and pry outward to release the cover.
Durametric is a small company which produces a Porsche diagnostic tool for use by independent service shops or individual enthusiasts, and is as close as one can come to owning the equivalent of the PIWIS system that dealer service departments use, for thousands of dollars less. Unfortunately, Durametric provides very little in the way of documentation or tutorials in the use of their tool, which is part of the reason I have decided to write this primer. Some of the... 22 Comments
In Part 1, I covered some of the basic functions that can be performed using the Enthusiast version of the Durametric cable. In this tutorial, I will discuss some of the more advanced uses of the cable, including some Coding functions for those who purchase or borrow the Professional cable.
NOTE: Some some of these functions, particularly Activations and Coding could result in damage to your vehicle, as well as disabling some of the normal safety functions of your car. You undertake these... 45 Comments