993 Faq Frequently Asked Questions about the Porsche 1994-1997 993

02/20/2003

993 sport seat colors

Filed under: Interior — Jeff 993TT @ 12:07 pm

993 sport seat standard interior colors were:

– SC: Midnight blue
– SB: Classic grey
– SA: Black
– SG: Cashmere beige
– SD: Chestnut brown

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02/11/2003

How can I add heated seats?

Filed under: Interior — Jeff 993TT @ 7:44 pm

It is possible to retrofit heated seats into a 993.

A compay that sells kits is Rostra.com. They sell a seat heater retro fit kits that will work for any car, and they are toasty by the time you leave the driveway.

You could probably retro fit to use the factory heated seat switch and it would look stock.

150 per side. very good quality.

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Oil Leaks

Filed under: Known Problems — admin @ 11:43 am

One of the most common oil leaks originate from the lower valve cover gaskets. These gaskets can be replaced for approximately $20 each (10% off w/ a PCA discount). There are 2 lower gaskets and 6 upper gaskets. However, oil leaks will most likely come from the lower gaskets.

Here are instructions on how to replace the lower gaskets.

There are about a dozen Allen head screws holding the two valve covers on. A couple of them are hard to get to but with patience you can do it. Some have said that the heat exchanger must be removed to take the covers off, but others have done it without taking them out. Once they are all out pull off the valve cover and you’ll see the gasket in a groove the goes around the perimeter of the head and between each of the cylinders – it’s one piece.

Take out the old and install the new – replace cover and tighten each Allen screw ONLY until you feel it start snug up. Get them all to this point and then turn each one 1/4 turn more.

Most times the problem with leaky valve covers is over tightening. When you look at the gasket you’ll see that the seal is made by two ridges that run all the way around the gasket. If they get over compressed – it leaks! So you want to tighten it snugly but don’t torque the daylights out of it.

DIY details courtesy of Ben Hartsell

02/04/2003

How to fit a non airbag steering wheel

Filed under: Steering — Jeff 993TT @ 3:07 pm

This is a DYI overview for the guys that asked me to post how to change you airbag steering wheel to a racing, non airbag wheel. I have a great factory carbon fiber wheel that was too nice for the track and got a little slippery even with gloves. I decided, since the car spends most of its time on the track, to get a smaller 3-spoke wheel. I got the Momo GT3R wheel, (very similar to the Momo Mod 7 wheel) with Porsche stamped into one of the spokes and the Porsche crest horn button. I am using the Momo 7004 hub adapter. There is a DYI on www.p-car.com on how to take your wheel off so I won

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