996turbo spoiler repair saveยฃยฃยฃ

996turbo spoiler repair saveยฃยฃยฃ

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coxy911

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24 posts

96 months

Monday 7th June
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Just like to share a mod I did on my rear spoiler for 996 turbo owners who like tinkering as when operating I was getting the dreaded spoiler control failure on the dash.
As these cars are now getting old wear and tear will be creeping in and in my case the upper micro switch (which is normally closed circuit ) was still made (open circuit) when the spoiler was raised hence causing fault.
Instead of replacing items on the system which no doubt would of run up a huge bill I modified the micro switch holder to move the upper switch about 2mm lower so as when the spoiler was raised the switch would not be made (it’s only made when spoiler is down)
This mod didn’t have any change to the lower micro switch which was operating fine ( made closed circuit when spoiler down as it’s a normally open switch)
The holder containing the two switches was cut in two and a small gap removed as to then be allowed to move each individual switch if necessary a few mm’s either way to gain correct operation
There were two raised location nipples on holder which were removed and holes were screws go were elongated

Brinyan

285 posts

60 months

Wednesday 9th June
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Great if it works, but guess it’s dependant on where the fault lies. I had leaking rams on mine & after looking at different options, including getting the Rennkit e-rams, I ended up with my local Indy garage fitting Porsche parts……& relieving me of nearly £2.5k. Not the best designed feature on a car.

g7jhp

6,576 posts

205 months

Thursday 10th June
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It's a 996 turbo which is a £100k sportscar.

There will be some need for spend and unfortunately the spoiler rams aren't the greatest work Porsche has done.

If it's a keeper then you maybe happy with your hack, but it's one area any clued up future buyer should be ensuring works.

Like above I bit the bullet and had it repaired by my Indie as I wanted my car working as Porsche intended.


IMI A

8,665 posts

168 months

Thursday 10th June
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I simply decoded mine when this happened recently. Less drag biggrin

nebpor

557 posts

202 months

Thursday 10th June
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Mine was replaced under warranty by Sport and Classic shortly after I purchased it and it failed ...

g7jhp

6,576 posts

205 months

Thursday 10th June
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Does anyone have a ducktail on their turbo?

Nobby Diesel

1,949 posts

218 months

Friday 11th June
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Brinyan said:
Great if it works, but guess it’s dependant on where the fault lies. I had leaking rams on mine & after looking at different options, including getting the Rennkit e-rams, I ended up with my local Indy garage fitting Porsche parts……& relieving me of nearly £2.5k. Not the best designed feature on a car.
My rams were shot and I considered the various options for sometime, before acting.
My thought process was this.........
Why replace with the same again and just have the same problem, waiting in the wings.
I went with the Rennkit solution and have to say, so far, I'm very happy.
Bought direct, arrived within 48 hours and took less than 4 hours to strip out and retro fit. The Rennkit written instructions are VERY detailed and the Youtube video for installation was helpful.