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  3. Worked perfectly! What can I do for you? You give so much help to folks how can we repay your work and kindness?
  4. Would appreciate the groups advice....Looking at a 2012 Panamera Turbo for sale...low miles, one owner, etc., Any engine, suspension, or electronics I should be especially careful to focus on during when I get checked out by independent garage? Weak points? Anyone using the Durametric software on this generation Pano? Thanks, in advance! Mike
  5. TY for the reply millerchris85 and admin Loren. 2004 cayenne turbo. Main belt in front gone. Found the tutorial to replace belt. Bought a multi V belt made by Continental OE Tech Series. Computer says belt compatible and looks right but was called an accessory belt not main drive belt. Trying to cross reference part numbers. Number on the belt I have is D4071161. Going to attempt today to replace (12/11/19) so will find out. Would like advice for the future to confirm cross referencing part numbers. Thanks again for the reply.
  6. Hey guys, i hope any of you might be able to assist me on this, so on a 957 my plugs are not the same, one is a more wide and is located on the driver side the wider (the dme still on the passenger side) but the connectors are opposite. do you know should i connect it at the pin 38 of the big plug? thanks in advance
  7. Hello, I need help with a radio code, please. Model 4362 Serial # 15004072 2002 Boxster Thanks.
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  9. They used seals made of sn older material that are not always compatible with modern fluids.
  10. Becker type 4462 Serial Y5053787 Thanks
  11. Another one here in need of replacing the passenger side flex pipe. If anyone has a DIY writeup please send. Thanks in advance!
  12. Thanks for the tip! Do you know why Porsche recommends a different brake fluid for their "classics"?
  13. The topic regarding which brake fluid to use (Motul, SRF, Torque, Endless, etc) has been beaten to death, but nowhere have I been able to find a discussion on Porsche Classic Brake Fluid. https://www.suncoastparts.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=SKUBFCLASSIC The "Classic" brake fluid is recommended for Porsche's MY 2004 or older. This is a different fluid than the current factory brake fluid. https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/00004330552.html Does anyone have any good info about this "Classic" and why I would want to use this for my 996 C4S vs the current factory fluid or one of the high performance brands mentioned above?
  14. Very excellent story with a very excellent outcome! Hard to believe that was from more than ten years ago, but thanks for confirming one of the two methods for getting the clamshell up. Good luck with the rest of the install. Regards, Maurice.
  15. I had the exact same issue as described and solved it with Marice's "method 2", I am EXTREMELY happy and grateful to him for the advice - and from an 11 year old posting! The plastic window cracked on my new to me just purchased 1998 Boxster. It was cold (Nov 2019 in WDC area), I didn't focus on the warnings not to lower the top in cold weather, doing "the chop" etc. So the rear window was cracked and it looked like I could either (1) buy a new top with either a plastic or glass window off Ebay and have it installed on my frame for around $1200 (or do the top install myself which YouTube videos convinced me was going to be a real day at the beach and no fun even in my living room) or (2) buy a whole top with frame and top with either plastic or glass window. So I managed to buy not one but two tops off Ebay from salvage yards in CA and OK both with glass windows and frames that looked like that on my 1998 (both were around $600 shipped to me, turns out if I could have found one close by I could have saved about $200 shipping but finding them is not easy). When they arrived it turned out both were from early cars like mine and the glass equipped tops were replacement tops - one a FUYAO which is a brand sold by cabriosupply.com that retails for $799.99 new and the other the well known GAHH top which came with a heavy liner as well, it retails for $926 !!! Both tops were clean and undamaged, had all the rubber bits, one came with two later type transmissions, cables and motor! I was very happy, a cornucopia of riches! Figured I could pick one and sell the other locally or at the Hershey PA annual Porsche swap meet in April 2020 and maybe either fix my old one's torn plastic window at my leisure or keep it as a spare. So I removed the original top and frame. Not too difficult even for just myself. Then (not thinking through things) I lowered the lid down and when it went down it wouldn't come back up, the CLICKING NOISE described above when I pressed the up/down switch in either direction !! Thought I had broke the gears in the transmissions, then after some research I realized I have the early type "type 1" transmissions with the "half moon" gears that don't normally break. Seems the worm ran out of a gear teeth. Then I had to figure out how to raise the lid back up to install the replacement top, either the FUYAO or the GAHH. The rods on the triangles on the transmissions that are attached to the lid were really on super tight like described, those pistons pull hard, and tugging with some considerable effort with a big flat steel nail puller didn't budge them. Then I found this threaded I researched Marice's "method 2". First had to find the "B-pillar switch". I had not noticed any switches when I removed the old top and frame. I did remember detaching a wire though that was attached after I unbolted the top and that it went into my house attached to the top. Looking at same on the top in the warmth of my living room I discovered said "B-pillar switch" screwed on the bottom of the top mechanism. It was held on with one "torx" screw, a tiny one, then it was off and dangling it's connector. It's a what I would call a momentary contact switch with a longish spring-loaded silver tang that moves up and down to turn off and on. Around same I used a few twists of a rubber band to hold it closed. As an intuitive attempt I took bondaged switch into my cold garage, hooked the wire back where it had been disconnected at the back left side of the driver's seat, held rubber-banded switch in my lap while I woke my Boxster girl up with the key and pushed the down button for the top (hand brake engaged of course) - wonder of wonders the lid moved up and up just like it was supposed to, no noises from the transmissions !!! Joy to the world this holiday season !!! So I'm a happy camper, ready to get my nephew over to help me put either the FUYAO or the GAHH in and bolt her up !! Going in the top requires some twisting to get it around the roll bar which can't be done from the middle holding it up even if you are much younger than I am !!! Now I'll have as good a top as the original but with glass instead of plastic and heated window to boot, all for around $600 !! I will have learned a heck of a lot about how the top works so if something else happens in the future I'll be ready. This is why folks love old Porsches !!! As least why I do !!! And why I love Renntech and the folks who so generously share their knowledge! God bless you all this 2019 Christmas Season !!! Ho ho ho !!!!
  16. DIY: Panamera S/Turbo Starter Replacement I had the privilege recently to replace starter on my vehicle. Symptom was car was not starting, when attempting, I heard a clicking sound from under the hood (when hood opened, clicking comes from the area under intake manifold, where the starter is). The clicking comes from solenoid trying to engage starter, but the starter motor not turning on. After fuse checking, and making sure battery is good, next step was starter. Given the clicks, and other items being fine (and no other engine errors Author ciaka Category Panamera (970) - Common Fixes and Repairs Submitted 12/09/2019 10:09 AM  
  17. I had the privilege recently to replace starter on my vehicle. Symptom was car was not starting, when attempting, I heard a clicking sound from under the hood (when hood opened, clicking comes from the area under intake manifold, where the starter is). The clicking comes from solenoid trying to engage starter, but the starter motor not turning on. After fuse checking, and making sure battery is good, next step was starter. Given the clicks, and other items being fine (and no other engine errors), my next step was starter replace. Long story short, it was the starter. Replaced my turbo starter with genuine Bosh starter, price $255 shipped from eBay. Porsche PN: 948 604 210 01 Bosh PN: SR0447N Intake seal PN: 948 110 146 01 (will need 😎 Below is a DIY for removing and re installing new starter into the car. If you have done things like coils/plugs replacement, this should be a breeze for you. Even if you have not done more than oil changes, it is not difficult, but takes time. So if you do not feel like spending about $1800 for this at the shop, you can do the job yourself, spend about $250 on the part, plus about 2 days of work (this is worst case, if you have not done any work on your car yet). Take time, be patient, mind all hoses in the way (if you crack and do not know it, you will be back there to replace these, and PD may be tricky, so why not just keep an eye on everything). Torques in pictures, follow the sequence. I recommend you read all of the steps, so you can understand the process before you begin. Then get some beer, turn up your favorite tunes, and go to work. Enjoy and hope this helps others in similar situation
  18. I'm new to this forum and the Boxster community! I recently bought a used 2005 Porsche 987 Boxster S with 92,000 miles. The previous owners have done the maintenance but did not address the IMS bearing issue. I have decided to preemptively replace the IMS bearing along with a new clutch kit and the process has been fairly straight forward to where I have so far removed the transmission, clutch/pressure plate/flywheel to expose the IMS cover. I purchased a Single Row Pro IMS Retrofit kit from LN Engineering and according to their instructions I have to remove all 3 timing chain adjusters (tensioners) after locking both the cams on bank 1-3 at TDC. The crankshaft/IMS timing chain adjuster and 1-3 timing chain adjuster are easy to reach but the 4-6 adjuster is not reachable even with the AC compressor removed (see photos). It seems the M96.26 (MY 05) engine has a very different water guide housing and AC compressor mount that obstructs access to the chain adjuster. Has anyone had experience removing the 4-6 bank chain adjuster on a '05 987 Boxster? A more fundamental question might be: do I actually need to remove the 4-6 bank chain adjuster to install the new IMS bearing? Thanks for reading!
  19. Ok I have power to the brake booster but it is still not working I disconnected the abs pump and I have exactly the same faults does that mean my abs pump is fried?
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