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  1. 1 point
    If you have a 996 Targa you'll know that the little rubber piece that covers the rear glass' latch tends to degrade and fall apart. I designed a replacement piece that you can 3D print. Just make sure that you use PETG or ABS plastic so it doesn't melt when your car is sitting out in the sun. I'll probably get some filler primer and some matte black paint to make it match the rest of the trim, but I think it turned out pretty well. I don't know how much a genuine replacement costs, but it was a fun little exercise for me. Download for FREE here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3287876 Enjoy!
  2. 1 point
    The hinge and the door flap are separate pieces. The door is easy - the hinge a little more work. Do you need both or just one one?
  3. 1 point
    If there is no large leak, the amount of oil you have put into the engine will be too little. Pour 1/4 can at a time until the max. on the dipstick is reached. Probably the tick in the engine come through too little oil in the engine (valve train), a completely empty engine after disassembly/reassembly will have to contain more oil.
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    Make sure you keep an eye on the coolant level in the tank. You displaced some air in the system and your coolant level may drop. 50/50 mix of Porsche coolant and distilled water to top it up. Also make sure you have the latest coolant tank cap...it is blue and the part number ends in 04. The old caps had a tendency to leak so Porsche updated/revised the cap. The part number is located on the cap. Good job!
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    How is the coolant level? Any recent work done on the cooling/heating system? New tank? New pressure cap? New water pump? The reason I ask is it is very difficult to "burp" the cooling system on these cars. Make sure the coolant level is correct and open the "burp" valve on the coolant tank by raising the wire to open the valve (the black valve on top of the coolant tank). Leave it up. Several heating and cooling cycles is necessary to remove air from the system. Always when doing so, put the heat on maximum so any air is forced out of the system. While doing so, constantly check the coolant level and top it up if necessary.
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    Is anybody know how to set the date in PCM 2.1 (2008 Cayenne S)? The date display is not showing up anymore on the main display (blank). This is happened after replacing the main battery. I can set the time without issue but can't seem to find the menu to set the date (apart from selecting the date format).
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    138,000 on my Artic Silver 1997. Still a blast to drive. Currently have hard top on it and snows since I'm in Michigan and it looks like an early winter!
  10. 1 point
    You either have PCM2.0 (navigation) or a CDR23 (radio). Neither have user-entry security codes. In both cases, codes are stored in the head unit and in the DME (engine control unit). When you switch the ignition on, the codes are compared, and if they match the radio/PCM will start. It sounds to me like the bluetooth adapter has been incorrectly installed. I would take it back to the fitter, and get them to put it right.
  11. 1 point
    And yet people regularly argue here and elsewhere that you can put a new bearing in an engine already full of metal and get away with it.
  12. 1 point
    Good advice! Yea, the instruction manual is written very well and with the video, it should minimize the common mistakes that are made when carrying a project of this complexity. What I really appreciate is Jake's willingness to discuss in great detail the steps of pre-qualification and it's so important. Can't tell you how many threads I've read where shops installed a new IMS bearing on a car that had preexisting metal contamination which eventually took out the newer bearing. Ouch.
  13. 1 point
    Not surprisingly, if you follow these manuals instructions and take your time, it is really not that difficult. Most people that we see in trouble "after the fact" either did not follow the instructions, or decided for unknown reasons to take a short cut. Follow the instructions and you will be fine.
  14. 1 point
    My 2000 Boxster just turned over 196,000 today. I do all the work on it these days. My advice is to drive it a lot and stay on top of the little things. Last month I replaced the water pump and AC compressor pulley. Last weekend I replaced the drivers side airbag bracket to keep the horn from tooting over bumps. It’s not a maintenance hog though. Most of the time i just get in it and go. I’m the second owner. It has the original engine and IMS bearing.
  15. 1 point
    Finally found the instructions on how to do this and thought I would share, it was really easy once I got the diagrams and instructions. Cayenne 2013 door handle rplacement.pdf
  16. 1 point
    Reset 'Service Now' Message - Durametric I know this is a super simple one, but I have seen many inquiries with plenty of people saying this is not possible. So thought to provide accurate steps. In case you need to reset that pesky message appearing on your speedo, telling you to service your car now, do the following. I have been doing this via Durametric, with 100% success rate so far. Durametric sw ver: - Connect cable to ODB2 port in car, and other end of cable into powered on laptop - Start Durametric SW - IF asked to choose your year/vehicle, do so and click OK to proceed - Click the + sign next to Instrument Cluster section to expand it - Highlight the 'Commands' section - On right side of window, you will see prompt is you want to reset the service message. - Click reset, wait for completion message, click OK to close window and close Durametric. Done. Author ciaka Category Cayenne (9PA, 9PA1) - Maintenance Submitted 10/13/2016 06:24 PM  
  17. 1 point
    TDC for a given bank will have a larger "half-moon" on the crankcase side and smaller on the valve cover side. Based the higher res pics with a pixel count, you are TDC cyl#4. Bank2: Bank1:
  18. 1 point
    Good Idea Frank! Thanks for these suggestions. Of course I will need Loren's help with the "move" towards the DIY section. J.P.
  19. 1 point
    Hammer and PST2 with all cables in Santa Barbara, CA
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    Just as an update to this. On my 99 Boxster this was quite easy and totally accessible from the top. I had the tank out in about 40 minutes. The pic provided by tool pants (on my car at least) shows taking off the wrong clamp. If it wasn't for that it would have been a bit faster. Have a look at the pic which is attached. You can easily get to both of those clamps from the engine bay with a pair or normal pliers. I had the first one originally pointed to in yellow off in about 5 minutes and figured out it was the wrong one, then did the one I marked in red at the bottom in about 2 mintues as it's easier to get to and had the whole tank out in no time. Seriously I could re-re one of these in under an hour now, so don't be afraid to do this yourself it's a piece of cake. Pic: Top hose is the oil fill tube, no need to undo this it's attached to the plastic plate that runs into the trunk. Next three are the three that run through to the tank attached to the plastic plate as well. No need to undo any of these in the engine bay. The very bottom on, the largest hose is the one thats attached to the tank and the one you will need to remove. It's easy to get at from in the engine bay. I'm 6.0' and 175lbs and have good sized arms and could get in there no prob. Once you undo that the tank pulls right through with no problems at all. I ordered my tank from my local Porsche today for $250 so I will have it back up and running in no time. I didn't bother buying from Sunset as its $170 for the part plus $35 shipping to Canada then duties on top of that so $250 from my local dealer was actually cheaper.
  21. 0 points
    Mike, he is dealing with the small metal plugs in the ends of the cams blowing out, not the green cam cover plugs.
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