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  1.   This is the support topic for the DIY tutorial Cayenne brake line replacement & fluid flush. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.  
  2. I put this together as I was replacing lines on the car. My symptom was passenger caliper, under very heavy braking would sometimes not release pressure fully. Result was car would bind and I would have to wait for pressure to relieve over about 30 seconds, before pressure released fully. To determine this, I inspected the brake system. Fluid condition, pistons and caliper (check for scoring). Replaced piston seals. Ensured to use new brake hardware kit also. After all the inspections and maintenance, behavior still present. Only option then wass to replace brake lines. Ordered from ECS tuning for a great price of $55 per front (2 lines!). Braded steel lines, red color matching calipers. Easy DIY, take your time, follow bleeding/flushing instructions exactly, and you will be fine. Each new line has a metal notch on end of the connection. That notch goes through a cutout on the line connection bracket on the car. Make sure you match them together so you can have full and secure connection. The DIY uses vacuum line caps (I used blue, not sure of size). Got off eBay for $5 shipped. Search for vacuum line caps and you will find them. Pic of the kit is in diy instructions. Very useful to prevent line fluid leaking after you open it (stops air from coming in and fluid from leaking all over the bottom of car). Good luck.
  3.   This is the support topic for the DIY tutorial Panamera b-pillar vent repair. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.  
  4. This vent repair is for fixing ability of vent to direct air to left or right side. The main slider plastic detached from internals of vent, causing the vertical slats inside vent, to close and not allow air into the side of car. New vent cost was into hundreds, so decided to put my own touch on it. Work slowly and gently. Plastic breaks easy, so slow is fast here. Hope this helps.
  5. Got it sorted out. When I got the car from dealer, it was filled as shown above. So I assumed it is supposed to be like this. When I read the manual, noticed I could not see the needle. It was there, but submerged under coolant, so I could not see. Digging into it, ended up siphoning some out (about 2 glasses worth), and saw the needle, which started moving towards center. It is all good now. Thanks for help.
  6. yes, thats why noticed I do not appear to have the level indicator needle. Further search shows there is a part called level sensor which appears to be a separate needle like part that I assume goes into the tank itself. Thats why I started to wonder if its missing.
  7. I was comparing what my coolant reservoir looks like with online pics. Starting to think its missing something, like the level sensor (red needle telling you to put in more or that its too full, etc). Can anyone with the know how, chime in? Thank you.
  8. Why is it needed to use newest? Is it just the age, or some technical differences? Thank you again.
  9. I have been reading about the need to replace the PDCC reservoir for Panamera (on models with the said option). Should be done at 60k miles. Since reservoir has a built in filter module that cannot be removed/replaced, entire tank needs replacement. Have seen folks say its a real PITA to do. Started looking closer and found this photo of the tank itself. Somehow it does not appear to be difficult. There are 3 lines going to the tank. Just guessing, if I was to remove driver front wheel and lining, I can get to that side. Then I could siphon out the fluid, protect the area with rags, etc, disconnect the 3 lines, and change the tank with a new one. Anyone comment on the above, whether I am missing something? Other folks were saying you have to remove the (serpentine?) belt, to get the tank out. I somehow do not see the need unless you are changing the lines too (unnecessary IMO, as I think they are metal). Thanks for input. Below is pic of a new tank, showing where the 3 lines connect to it.
  10. Went to Hawk web site and researched front pads for my vehicle 2011 Panamera Turbo (non PCCB). I am considering ceramic to reduce brake dust. Very unusual for me to be stomping on the brakes full tilt. So for me, it would be between ceramic and street hps 5.0 pads. Hawk Performance Ceramic brake pads: Yellow/black packaging box Ceramic Little brake dust Quieter pads Less rotor wear States exceptional braking - from experience, may not be better than the HPS 5.0 or street race pads though Front Pads Part Number: HWKHB761Z.593F Rear pads Part Number: HWKHB807Z.587R When changing pads, replace the hardware kits as well. You can take the numbers and do your research, should be able to get prices for front pads around $140/set. Rears for about $130/set. Hawk Performance HPS 5.0 brake pads: Red/black packaging box (HPS = High Performance Street) Semi metallic More brake dust More rotor wear than with ceramic pads Better stopping grip than ceramic Front Pads Part Number: HWKHB761B.593F Rear pads Part Number: HWKHB807B.587R When changing pads, replace the hardware kits as well. Research to see if you can get prices better than at hawk site Hawk Performance StreetRace brake pads: White/black packaging box Semi metallic More brake dust More rotor wear than with ceramic pads or street Suitable for consistent braking up to 1200 F temps Better stopping grip than ceramic or street pads Front Pads Part Number: HWKHB761R.593F Rear pads Part Number: HWKHB807R.587R When changing pads, replace the hardware kits as well Research to see if you can get prices better than at hawk site
  11. That makes sense now. Great, thank you. Add another maintenance item on my list. Hope not difficult to replace - will have to start digging into manuals. If anyone did this, advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  12.   This is the support topic for the DIY tutorial Panamera turbo rear differential fluid change. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.  
  13. Follow each picture in order from start to end. Read entire set before you start. This gives you a good idea of what to expect, without any surprises (oh, I dont have this tool, etc). This DIY uses Mobil Delvac 1 full synthetic gear oil 75-W90, which I was able to reference to the replacement fluid Porsche recommends - Shell TF0951. Replacement schedule is every 120,000 miles or 12 years. I would definitely not wait that long to do this. After 60,000 miles the fluid is not even translucent, has a very characteristic metallic smell to it. Similar numbers were stated for Cayenne turbo vehicles, and folks were all changing these fluids after 60k miles. I would do so here as well. If you see anything that you know is not correct, please chime in so it can be corrected. Thanks and hope it helps.
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