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  2. All of those codes are likely due to bad grounds covered by the TSB. They should have been fixed years ago a dealer.
  3. Thank you so much! I'll check that out. I hope I didn't err in replying to another post with a similar issue 😯
  4. I know this is somewhat old but my 2000 Boxster has thrown Belt Tensioner codes 24 and 25 (per Durametric scanner) for driver and passenger seats. Am I correct in assuming my car only has the tensioner at the buckle? This car had been in an accident where the airbags deployed, to the best of my knowledge. I also have code 64 Passenger Seat Occupancy Detector as well as Child Seat Detector. Are these separate sensors? Under the seat? Thanks for any help you can provide! Judi
  5. Porsche produced a TSB for this. Chances are you have bad grounds under the seats and/or worn/dirty seat belt buckles. If the TSB (for the grounds) has been done then likely that your buckles are worn out.
  6. Hi all, 99 Boxster Base. Recently swapped my cluster for a 996 cluster and also did the OBD hack using 2 window switches instead of the stalk and it was pretty much plug and play....everything works. Batt/oil gauges and OBC. The only thing I can't figure out is how to get the new switches to illuminate when the lights are on. I figure the common ground is present so all I need is a hot wire for illumination. I tried jumping the hot from the TC switch above the 2 new switches....but nothing worked. I also read pins 3 and 5 on the switch are gnd and hot respectively so I just tried to jump them from the TC switch and they illuminated but then the TC LED light stayed lit w ignition off.Anyone know how to get em' lit? I swapped them with the door plugs and they do work so its not the switches. Thanks V
  7. Hi, I connected the Durametric scanner since my airbag light ha been on for a while. (I forget we had one) I cleared the codes but the light came back on. The codes shown are: 23 Belt tensioner Driver 25 Belt tensioner Passenger 64 Seat Occupancy Detector Passenger 72 Child Seat Detector Can anyone provide any info as to what the issue I need to look at? I've read that the contacts at the buckle and the plug under the seat can oxidize so I will get some cleaner to spray on them. Thanks, Judi 2000 Boxster
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  9. $20k? And that's in USD which translates to around $30-ish thousands in NZD! Not really feasible for a small business where only a small %age of the customer base needing it.
  10. I bought a 96mm tapered piston compressor, so maybe that will help this
  11. Chance would be a fine thing. $5-10K would be an excellent deal, the annual lease costs for a current PIWIS system is $20K per year...……..
  12. You able to answer a Cayenne AC question?


  13. Exactly. I'm planning to give your instructions to the OPC and get them to exactly follow these step-by-step. They'll have the latest PIWIS. This is the problem here that there isn't enough modern 911s for the indy to invest $5-$10k on the 'latest' tools all the time.
  14. I have only used PIWIS2 for coding 9x7s for cruise. I suspect that your indy may have been using a PIWIS1, which might not be up to date enough for a 2010 997.2.
  15. Yes, the intermediate ring keeps getting stuck it seems when trying to insert into cylinder. Using the blue tube type ring compressor. I believe I got the rings from autoatlanta. They do say 02-05 carrera on them. Jake raby also said i needed the ones with the 45* bevel on the intermediate ring. Strange how the motor didnt have rings with a 45* bevel in them when I took it apart
  16. 0.032 is more than a little lose for this bore size, the old rings are closer to correct. To make sure I understand where you are, you cannot get the piston into the bore with the new rings on it, correct? If so, what kind of ring compressor are you using? And where did you source the replacement rings from?
  17. Checking the coolant for combustion by products was a good idea, you have removed another possibility. Now, about that water pump...…...
  18. I called two wholesalers that handle Gates and aske them to look, one said metal, the other composite. I think the Gates is a 50/50 proposition.
  19. I ran the block test once more. The bleeder was closed the first time. I thought maybe the combustion gas (if any) was possibly leaking into an air pocket or heater core and thought maybe I should test it again with the bleeder open. It passed again.
  20. As for the Gates water pump impeller being metal or plastic... I found reviews prior to May 2017 saying it is metal and after Jul 2018 saying it is plastic. Mine was installed in May 2018 so it will definitely be a surprise.
  21. Although I didn’t get a chance to check the water pump yet, I was able to perform a block test and happy to report it did not turn green/yellow and the plunger sort of stayed squeezed after squeezing it = success (as far as I can tell - first experience). I put the tester up to the tailpipe as a control and it did turn greenish yellow. Also, I did a coolant pressure test with the engine idling and the psi did not increase, no needle vibrations. Really hoping it is just the water pump and not head gasket/block/head problems. I did not do the block test with the engine hot because I don’t want to overheat anything if there is no coolant flowing from bad waterpump. Do you know where the coolant temp sensor is located? I purchased Bentley manual and 101 Projects book but I couldn’t find the answer to that. Learning a lot. Hopefully I will be able to get this figured out.
  22. Hi everyone finally I have identified the laser inside these units - madly it was actually etched into the laser unit lol SF-HD4 straight line easily available for around £20 - £30
  23. The new 45* ring has a .032 gap and the old n on beveled ring is .018
  24. Welcome to RennTech What is the end gap of the ring in question when inserted alone into the cylinder bore at a depth of about 1 inch below the deck?
  25. I'm trying to put my engine back together now. At the piston stage. My pistons are the ones with the anti-spin piece in line with the wrist pin. The piston rings that came out of the engine didnt have the 45* bevel at the ends of the intermediate ring. The new rings do. This ring is giving me problems with going into the cylinder. Not sure if I need a different (bigger) gap. Anyone have any experience to share with me? First picture is of the old rings. Second is new rings.
  26. The log report shows code 21 Airbag B05 and lists that part number. I am unsure if that means the sensor is simply reading a fault from an unidentified input or if it is that part. I can’t much much information on code 21. The local shop told me I needed a new airbag, but how can they tell? I had the signal stock changed a while ago and the the car back in for the steering squeaking. I am wondering if it is possibly a loose or damaged connection, the clock spring, control sensor or the actual bag. I don’t want to randomly start changing parts. I cleared the fault once and it didn’t come back for about 1k miles.
  27. Had to put this on back burner due to work, but I'm attacking it today. I can't seem to get the intake and injectors lined up. I have the injectors loosely installed and I'm trying to position the intake between it and the block. Any pointers? How did everyone do this? Thx
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