Chapter 1: Provides the complete history of the series model year by model year including a special section on limited edition and special versions. Chapter 2, Purchasing and owning. Provides a 997 buyers guide, tips on ownership and servicing information including procedures. Chapter 3, Engine, lubrication and water cooling. Chapter 4, Bosch Motronic 7.8 engine management, Exhaust and Engine electrical systems. Chapter 5, Manual and tiptronic transmissions. Chapter 6, Suspension, Brakes, Traction control, Porsche stability management, Steering, Wheels and tyres. Chapter 7, The body. Chapter 8, Air conditioning, Heating, Electronic and Electrical systems. Chapter 9, Troubleshooting. Chapter 10, Repairs schemes both from Porsche and DIY developed by 997 owners themselves. Chapter 11, Performance enhancements. Chapter 12, Next generation of racers Appendix A, Production data. Appendix B, Options, colour codes. Appendix C, Various translations. Appendix D, Fault codes. Glossary. References. Acknowledgements. Index.
Adrian Streather is a well-established Porsche author, having started writing on the subject in the 20th century. This Porsche 997 book is his fifth Porsche Companion and his sixteenth title with Veloce Publishing Ltd. Adrian's passion and enthusiasm for all things Porsche 911 knows no bounds. He's well aware of the technical advances achieved by Porsche with the 997 series over previous models, especially the 996, the first and somewhat problematic series of water-cooled engine 911s. The Porsche 997 (Porsche Excellence) replaces the 996 (Emperor of Porsche) series with dignity, style, round headlights and sexy curves.
worthy of a place on your (suitably reinforced) bookshelf. GT Porsche this is the book any Porsche 997 owner should own. Liebe zu Ihm (love for Porsche) it's impossible to ignore the usefulness of this to anybody wanting to look after their car without paying dealer prices. Auto Express Definitive. tkc (Totalkitcar) it exudes practical advice ... whilst remaining thoroughly readable. Above it responds brilliantly to the natural curiosity of the Porsche owner and no one who has invested say GBP30 or GBP40,000 in a 997 should blanch at the cover price. Kieron Fennelly