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  2. Unfortunately, I am back with another problem or problems........ A couple of days ago a check engine light popped up on my 997.2s and because it is my daily driver, I was not able to immediately diagnose the issue. I went ahead and ordered a "Carsoft POR II" scanner off amazon as i thought it would help my understanding in what the problem was. (Getting to the point.....) Today while I was driving home from class, the car was running very rough. I decided to pull over and give the scanner a go... DME CODES; P0660 INTAKE PIPE SWITCHOVER FINAL STAGE P0153 02 SENSOR AHEAD OF CAT BANK 2 DYNAMISM P2099 A/F RATIO CORRECT. BEH. CAT. BANK 2 ABOVE RICH CONTROL UNIT P2198 02 SENSOR AHEAD OF CAT. BANK 2 TOO RICH SIGNAL P0174 BANK 2 TOO LEAN P0171 SYSTEM TOO LEAN P2196 02 SENSOR SIGNAL BIASED/ STUCK BANK 1 SENSOR 1 Being the person I am, I went ahead and cleared the codes dreaming my problems would magically go away. 😃 About 10 minutes into my commute the codes again popped up but this time, there was something a bit different....... THE NEW CODES INCLUDED; P0174 SYSTEM TOO LEAN BANK 2 P0171 SYSTEM TOO LEAN BANK 1 P0306 MISFIRE CYLINDER 6 P0305 MISFIRE CYLINDER 5 P0304 MISFIRE CYLINDER 4 P0300 MISFIRE - TOTAL ERROR P0660 INTAKE PIPE SWITCHOVER FINAL STAGE About 2 months ago I installed a new O2 sensor bank 1 sensor. While at it, I had a new AOS installed as well (OEM parts). There are some theories I have in mind but as for now, I am truly stumped on this issue. Does anyone have any experience with this madness?! Thanks for reading! 😟
  3. Ahsai

    Crank but no fire

    I use this tool and it works very well on our engine with the limited clearnace of the coils. There are cloned versions that are a bit cheaper. https://www.amazon.com/Waekon-76562-Quick-Variable-Sensitivity/dp/B0021UPE58?crid=W1J35BKWCACE&keywords=cop+spark+tester&qid=1537915077&sprefix=cop+spark&sr=8-1&ref=mp_s_a_1_1 Is it cable throttle or e-gae? If e-gas, you may want to do an e-gas recalibration. Then next is still to check for sparks and fuel presaure.
  4. txhokie4life

    Crank but no fire

    Thanks -- I will check the MAF VDD I checked all relays and fuses last night -- all good. I have 12.x V at the 40Amp fuse in the back. I get a 430mv drop from battery terminal to starter post while cranking (which seems normal). hoping to do a spark and fuel test tonite. I spoke to the builders of the car -- they suggested that the IMMOB must be happy or there would be no cranking -- so it seems they didn't mess with that any. Mike
  5. Ahsai

    Crank but no fire

    Btw, may want to recheck fuses C1 to C4 and E1.
  6. Ahsai

    Crank but no fire

    Since it's not stock wiring, the typical troubleshooting steps (that assumes certain DME behavior) may not help. You may want to check if you get +12v on your MAF and O2 sensor with key ON engine off (not sure what that corresponds to your system). If not, your engine electronics are not even getting power, which would explain the non bouncing tach.
  7. I have the same problem with my 981 Boxster. Just got the car. What was the solution ?
  8. txhokie4life

    Crank but no fire

    Changed cps... no delta checked all fuses and relays since it’s a race car with push to start, it might have been wired differently tried to check spark but my test light didn’t fit, attempted wire to close to block, no spark, but that could be bad test setup get fuel kit tomorrow and retry spark test
  9. +1. Just did this tonight and it took 1 minute. Great help!
  10. Last week
  11. I'll answer my own question based on a reply I received from FD Motorsports (the Fister exhaust mod people). MK-I Tiptronic mufflers will work on all MK-I and MK-II cars. MK-I Manual Transmission mufflers will NOT work on MK-II cars. MK-II mufflers will work on all MK-I and MK-II cars, regardless of transmission type. Also, my car is repairable and is currently in the shop. Yay!
  12. Hi, I'm hearing different names for this tool, Pelican calls it a cam timing tool and the 9624 tool the holding tool. On a 99 Boxster I read the intake cam end is not slotted, if so does the diamond shape fitting on the tool fit into the intake cam to insure both cams are timed in relation to each other? Thanks V
  13. I'm sure your cap is genuine Porsche, but they had problems with the earlier ones. Hope that fixes it. It's a lot cheaper than coolant.
  14. I got a roof leak in the passenger rear seat dripping down from the grab handle that is dripping onto the seat. I just recently started parking the car in my driveway as our garage is filled for the time being. The car is parked on a good incline so it would drain from the rear. I did check the front drainage points and they are clear but I dont know where the rear drainage points are. I would like like to check that before I take off the roof rack and re-seal it. thx
  15. Pretty sure the cap is a genuine Porsche cap, it has the 'P in a triangle' symbol but probably 3 years earlier. I'm going to get the newer one. Cheers mate! Much appreciated, thanks.
  16. You may have found your solution! Buy a Porsche-original '04' cap.
  17. Cap number is 996.106 - 447.01 The cap is blue and there are no fluid marks under the boot carpet.
  18. A simple way to rule out one possible explanation is to check whether the part number embossed on the coolant reservoir cap has '04' as its last two digits.
  19. Hello All, The car has been awesome 2006 987.1 30k miles. The other day i took it for a drive and stopped after about 150 miles for about 30miins when I came out, all my coolant was on the floor. I refilled the coolant and constantly checked the temperature, initially it edged up to 180F but then settled back down to 175F and stayed that way all the way home. I was driving gently and kept cheeking the coolant level. Since then I found that I needed to open the coolant needle valve and drive around for 3 or 4 days to bleed the cooling system. I'm on day 2 and the coolant level has gone down slightly. Whenever I stop I check the floor and there has been no coolant leak. I am baffled, anyone seen this before? Thanks.
  20. Hey guys, my new to me 2006 boxster S is having an issue my homelink LED does not light up under any circumstances I've followed the book procedures and the homelink.com online procedures I never get any blinking lights I did check and my heated seats do work and the led lights up as well I bought the car used and have not done a new owner reset yet either, should I?
  21. Amlaz3

    Lost Radio Code - post your request here

    It worked! Thank you very much!
  22. PM me your name and phone number. I will have my lead tech call you.
  23. Ahsai

    Crank but no fire

    No tech bounce likely means the crank position sensor is bad but if that:s the case, jump start should not have helped. The immobilizer is likely fine because otherwise the DME won't allow the starter to crank at all (assume you did not rewire the starter circuit). Have you checked for sparks and fuel pressure?
  24. Hi Galun, I’m sorry some people don’t know help when it’s offered. I’d like to take this opportunity to ask for your help if you’re still inclined to do so. I also have a ‘08 957 GTS and been chasing these codes since I got it, 0421 and 0431 at 124K miles. Is it your experience that it’s likely the cat that need to be replaced? I recently had the thermostat and housing plus the coolant tube replaced since it had a code for an open thermostat, and I was told by a local P indy that the cat is not warming fully because of that. Unfortunately, 0421 and 0431 still showing after thermostat replacement. Appreciate any inputs you may have. Thanks!
  25. txhokie4life

    Crank but no fire

    Spec boxster race car push to start will crank but not start only time it starts is if jumped from another car w/o battery in system 3 different batteries by passed kill switch, other switches when it cranks, it’ll get to 35-40psi, so starter works. duramatic talks to ecu immob looks fine (no corrosion) supply and gnd connections look good (tight and clean) if immob unhappy what what would be symptoms? No spark? No fuel pump? No fuel injector? does no tach bounce mean anything .. that’s a big hint on 944’s thx, mike
  26. Look at my avatar - I joined over 10 years ago. Legit P car euthuastist. Not just some run of the mill drive by comment poster. I own a chain of smog shops in Northern California. Recently I had a 957 turbo come in with a P0420 code. The car would likely fail smog. Instead of failing him and put the failure on record with the state, I instructed my tech to refuse the test so he does not have a smog failure on his record. This helps him out since he has no record of smog failure. How did this guy “repay” my help? Left me a one star review on yelp, saying I was shady for refusing the test, despite me explaining to him how this helped hin out. That was stupid of me to try to help out a fellow p car guy. Guarantee it will not happen again. Look, I get it. We can afford a Porsche, we know more than most, we can afford our awesome cars, we are mechanically inclined, etc etc. But sometimes, really, people are trying to help. Well, not anymore. Rant over.
  27. Loren

    Lost Radio Code - post your request here

    Try 0760
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