996 supercharged back up and running!
It was a nice feeling to get go through this and fix the “things” that have happened since I last saw it.
Old O2 sensor unscrewed. Yuck.
Now to get to the electrical connector. Remove the outer intake pipe.
Then the charge cooler comes out of the way. Once I got in there, I found one of the pipes was disconnected. Funny thing is, my old paint marks are still on the pipes from where the hose coupler should properly be clamped at. Someone had been in here and didn’t get it back together correctly. These early kits were a real bugger to get all the hoses in place properly. The later kits moved away from using a plastic rolomolded pipe with 2 silicone couplers and 4 clamps, to a single rubber molded hose with 2 clamps, which is a much better system.
And behind the front intake pipe is the connector.
While I had the charge cooler out of the way, I tossed in the new maf sensor.
And back together.
Last thing to do was the ignition switch. Once you get the ducting out of the way, there she sits.
Ahhhh no more lights, and the DME reads out cleanly. The test drive was fun, I had forgotten how these kits really wake up the 996. It pulls like a freight train! Coupled with the bilstein PSS9’s, this car is a riot.