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  1. wizard

    Coolant leak

    Did you manage to resolve your coolant leak issue?
  2. Thank you, JFP. It has also been suggested that I need to load the suspension for it to go back on smoothly. Anyway, it has to remain on jack stands until I can finally get the top of one front suspension strut rethreaded after a nasty rusty nut removal! I've tried with a thread file and am now trying to find a split die thread restorer. The thread file had to come from the States and it appears that I'll have to go that route again for the die. I really should have entrusted it all to a garage !
  3. Many thanks. Onwards and upwards tomorrow, I guess !
  4. Hello. Having recently changed the transmission fluid, reinstalling the 'skid plate' under the fluid pan is proving to be a pain in the @ss. If anyone could advise if there's a trick/sequence to getting it back on I'd be very grateful. I know for a fact that the plate has never been removed before and that it hasn't been hammered or damaged in any other way.
  5. Sorry. I have misunderstood. I'm sure it will work fine.
  6. Just an observation. Will the entire weight of the engine be resting on the stand and is there a strengthened section at the bottom of the 190 kilogram +/- engine for such a small area on which to rest? The Bahco stand is clearly easily strong enough to take that weight, however, if I understand correctly, being a screw-type stand, once the engine weight is resting upon it, it ceases to be adjustable without again lifting the engine to make adjustment.
  7. wizard

    Coolant leak

    Yes. Of course, West Germany ceased to exist quite a few years ago!! I'd get a proper cap from Porsche ... with the last two digits of its part number being 04. They're not expensive.
  8. wizard

    Coolant leak

    I'd hazard a guess at the coolant reservoir overflow hose. What's the last two digits of the part number embossed on the cap which screws on to your coolant reservoir in the rear trunk?
  9. wizard

    Coolant leak

    Are you sure it's not condensation from your air conditioning? I suggest you catch some drips. As I'm sure you know, coolant has a distinct smell to it.
  10. wizard

    cutting out at high rpm's

    I have the ME 7.8 on a MY 2003 car. From memory, there's a DME re-adaptation procedure following battery reconnection. I believe it's ignition on for one minute without starting the car : ignition off/key left in the switch for 10 seconds. Accelerator not to be touched throughout the process. What effect that has I know not, other than something to do with e-gas perhaps, but there's nothing lost by trying the re-adaptation for the ME 7.2 (?). P.S. Subsequently found this in my file:- DME 7.8 DME 7.8 PEIN2DME78 0 Printed in Germany – 14, 2003 Note on adaptation The DME control module must perform a learning and adaptation routine for the throttle adjustment unit if: ♦The power supply to the DME control module is interrupted ♦The DME control module plugs are disconnected ♦A new DME control module is installed ♦The throttle adjustment unit is replaced ♦The DME is programmed. To do this: 1. Switch the ignition on for 1 minute without starting the engine. Do not actuate the accelerator pedal (for instance, make sure that there is not a carpet pressing on the pedal). 2. Switch off ignition for at least 10 seconds. The following conditions must also be observed, otherwise learning is not possible: ♦Vehicle is stationary ♦Battery positive voltage between 10 V and 16 V ♦Engine temperature between 5 °C and 100 °C ♦Intake air temperature between 10 °C and 100 °C
  11. wizard

    cutting out at high rpm's

    Do you know if the DME is the one which originally came with the car ... and is it manual or Tiptronic?
  12. Odd. If it's definitely not a hose which has not been securely clamped, then it looks like you'll need to do it again with another gasket. I wouldn't tighten the bolts any further ... and sealant should not be necessary.
  13. Are the water pump and gasket the genuine articles from Porsche?
  14. I'd be inclined to stick with Porsche approved oils. The only list that I have dates back to 2003 when I originally bought my car. The oils listed at that time were either 0W-40 or 5W-40. I use the 5W-40.
  15. I'm not a mechanic and am merely throwing out some ideas that come to mind. The Variocam thought relates to you mentioning it becoming more noisy at 1400 rpm; the approximate revs at which Variocam activates. I understand that timing chain tensioners have undergone several modifications since those fitted to the earlier Boxsters. You might want to look further into why. It's possible that the sound that you have recorded is too 'metallic' for piston slap, although expansion could account for the reduction in the noise after the engine has warmed up. A borescope through the spark plug holes can be used to check for cylinder scoring. I'm not sure what is done if piston slap is suspected. Just out of interest, what weight of oil did you use for the oil change?

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