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Parking brake cable jammed?

I bought the car at 200,000 7 yrs ago. The parking brake never worked very effectively but instead of adjusting it properly, being a newbie to Porsche, I continued to yank up on the lever every time I needed the brake until one day it wouldn't go any further with still no holding ability. Not long after I found the rear wheels were heating up during a short run of even 5km or so and thought the parking brake was jammed in the on position even though inside lever was released (thinking about it now not really logical since I didn't get any holding ability).

Rotors

Model: 911, Year:1984, Mileage:217000, Type of use:Street use only
Need to replace my rotors on 84 Carrera. Should I stick with stock or use aftermarket drilled or slotted, and if so is one brand better than another?

cryogenically treated brake rotors

Model: Carrera, Year:1985, Mileage:50,000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
What are your thoughts on cryogenically treated brake rotors?I've read claims that the treatment reduces residual stress concentrations and increases wear. But I haven't found any data to support those claims.

Brake switch

Model: 911, Year:1986, Mileage:169000, Type of use:Street use only
My brake lights only illuminate when you press hard on the brakes. I've read from various forums that I may have to replace the brake switches. How difficult of a task is this?

convert to antilock brakes

Model: Carrera, Year:1989, Mileage:6200, Type of use:Street use only
I have seen several articles on upgrading the brakes on the older 911's. Is it possible to convert them to anti-lock brakes?

Wheel dust cap removal..Attn. Chris Powell

Model: 911, Year:1987, Mileage:103000, Type of use:Street use only
I recently repacked the bearings on my car and encountered great difficulty removing the dust caps which were STUCK ON. I lost a lot of time attempting to drift them off and using channel locks.What worked was a stillson wrench and a rubber mallet. That method popped them off very quickly with very little damage to the caps.

Sensor LED

Model: 911, Year:84, Mileage:69200, Type of use:Street use only
Brake pads and calipers were recently changed on my 84 911 Carrera. However the brake sensor pad LED gets lit and stays lit after driving a few miles. If the 911 is sitting in the garage for a bit the LED is off until I drive for a few miles. Any idea whats going on?

caliper paint

Model: RSA, Year:1993, Mileage:74800, Type of use:Both Street & Track
Bill Burris had an article about caliper refinishing in the 5/11 Pano. Can you identify the paint code for red calipers and a source for the Porsche script? Thanks.

caliper replacement

Model: 911, Year:1988, Mileage:135000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
My right front brake caliper is leaking at the seal where the 2 sides of the caliper are bolted together. I know the caliper kits don't have the gasket necessary to seperated the 2 sides and reseal so I was planning on repalceing the caliper with a new or rebuild one. Should I replace both front calipers at the same time? What are your thoughts on new vs rebuilt calipers...the difference in price is significant?Thanks, Dale

Video Sources on Replacing Brakes

Model: Carrera - Coupe, Year:1086, Mileage:137000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
Would like you to please direct me to video resources / step-by-step process on replacing brakes. Alternatively, I have not found any local PCA workshops on how to do this? Any friends of PCA near Whittier, CA that would be willing to do a show & tell?

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