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Buying a 996 and living with it for a year.  Buying a 996 and living with it for a year. 

It’s been a 13.5 months since buying my 2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 4. That’s a bit over a year of expensive German car that is almost old enough to vote ownership. My single biggest fear in realizing my life long dream of buying a 911 was what it would cost to keep it on the road. Now that I’ve got real numbers, it’s…

Nightmare patrol - the monster in my kid’s bathroom.

2:20am my progeny wakes us up because he had a nightmare. Monsters were in the bathroom to eat him when he got up to go. Now he had to pee.

Good night from Jake Good night from Jake

Jake is tired and ready for bed.


Continuing on my 996 exhaust rattle saga, it is back together and fixed now. The rattle was a broken rod from the actuator and the valve freely moving around. It was no bueno.

Bolts in a coffee can... Bolts in a coffee can...

Finally dug into my 996 to determine why my car sounds like I’m shaking bolts in a coffee can.

Ever been scared of wrenching? Ever been scared of wrenching?

This is weird. I’m actually intimidated by wrenching on the 996. I have no idea why, I’ve done an engine swap in a Miata, full cooling system in an E36, gas tank, suspension, interior in Hondas, lifts on my Jeeps, etc etc etc. I’m not scared of digging into a project, and I’ve got a big garage and tools.

Change of heart? Change of heart?

I was behind this guy in a parking spot the other day. That sticker residue on the right looks like a Tapout sticker to me. If so, it would seem he found God and decided to pull it off.

Hello Oppo! Hello Oppo!

Hello everyone. Thought I’d take advantage of my new authorship with an intro post.