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Old 01-16-2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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997 S Throttle Body on 986 2.7L TIP

I just recently purchased and installed Pedro's TechnoPower2 (TP2) gadget on my 2.7L TIP 986. First, let me say that Pedro's gadget works as advertised (I don't have a dyno sheet, as a caveat). I recommend the TP2 for any 986 owner...you will not regret the extra power; however, see my before modifications, below, which I would highly suggest to take advantage of additional torque and HP increases from the TP2. If you have no idea what the TP2 is, please go to Pedro's Garage website. Pedro provides you good instructions and a help-line...if you get stuck; it's not that hard, except for one part (below).

Also - Pedro did not have a 2.7L TIP program set up, prior to mine, but he now has it; I was the guinea pig. I made a few recommendations to Pedro to help others out during installation. Although, Pedro is just a call away if you need him to talk you through; he's extremely helpful.

Reflections after 500 miles of test/grin "varied" driving (and no CEL):
- definite gains in torque (seat-of-pants dyno - but the obvious torque increase is enough to dismiss the money-out-of-wallet dyno effect). My Boxster is my daily driver, so I definitely notice any changes. Believe me, it's a considerable increase in torque...way better that the coffee can ricer gadets...lol.
- throatier exhaust sound is a bonus (i already have a DIY sports exhaust)
- bonus ROW reprogram...Pedro reprog'd my DME to ROW, so I can delete the 2ndary air pump--> weight savings.

Other modifications before Pedro's TP2:
- Fabspeed headers w/ sportcats
- 2ndary cat-delete pipes
- DIY sport muffler
- Cold air intake mod (dry cone filter)
- lowering springs
- TechnoTorque (can't reuse due to larger 997 S TB ); you can, however, reuse the rubber gasket...fits in nicely and no leaks...below is old gasket on the new 997 S TB T-section....exact fit.

- PowerChip reprogram

Some photos:
In the Box (Pedro needed my CLU+key...guinea pig duties)


Before


After (I had to cut the elbow by 3/4" to give me room for the rest of the piping...hence the extra protection tab)


The elbow to TB was a very tight fit...and consumed most of my installation...olive oil around the rim was the difference in the end...I was smoked (i.e. my butt was kicked)

even tried using a spoon...prior to the olive oil...LOL


AOS tube broke during installation...Pedro's instructions address this possibility and provides a solution: went to Lowes and bought a 3/4" heating tube for 50 cents. Dealer charges $148 + tax for the tube fittings alone...


Only one problem (my fault) - I have an airbag warning light on because I removed the CLU (under left seat) without disconnecting battery first. Pedro needed my CLU to get the 2.7L TIP baseline program; my DME was write-protected from PowerChip. If there is anyone in the DC area with a Durametric that can help me reset the warning airbag light and want to see Pedro's TP2 up close, please let me know.

I'm definitely a satisfied customer...I am not affiliated with Pedro’s Garage…just sharing an experience that I think some of you may feel useful.

Vroom-a-grin,
Kimo

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Old 01-17-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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Nice first post
Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks, Andy

I failed to mention that I also noticed a considerable gain in MPG. It normally takes me well over 3/4 tank from mid-NC to Washington DC; this last trip took just under 3/4 tank of gas. According to Pedro's test results, folks notice a 2.5-5 MPG increase, depending on how heavy your throttle foot is...I believe it.

BTW, nice upgrades to your Porsche. I'm interested to hear how you integrated your "GT3 air exhaust" to your Boxster or is that just the GT3 muffler....sounds interesting though.

I would also recommend a rear strut brace...it really stiffens the car for the tight fast turns. I forgot to mention my front and rear strut braces.

Aloha/Kimo
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UD installed, MAF and TB cleaned.......

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Old 01-18-2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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Excellent post, Andy

I now know what you meant with the GT3 Air Exhaust.

I too was happy with the TT2. With the new setup and bigger diameter TB, Pedro adds in the TT3...so much difference in power...by this weekend I would have driven about 1Kmiles...crossing fingers, still no CEL.
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perfect design on 986forum.com thanks

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