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  1. This DIY tutorial covers how to remove the intake manifold on the 3.6L V6 Cayenne. Removing the intake manifold gives you access to several parts of the engine that you may need to service. Disclaimer: Perform at your own risk. This is for reference only, I am not responsible for any damage/injuries that may occur from this procedure. Please do not attempt if you are not comfortable with doing work on your car or working around the fuel system. Work in a well ventilated area as you will be releasing a small amount of gas and fumes. Difficulty: 5/10 Estimated Time:
    3 points
  2. All of the larger cables are susceptible to this problem. The longer the cable, like to the starter, the worse the problem because their length exacerbates the resistance issue, leading to larger voltage drops. The only real trick to checking each one with either a multimeter or Power Probe unit (Power Probes actually have a specific setting for checking voltage drops, plus the Power Probe's long leads back to the battery make the testing process easier).
    2 points
  3. Porsche "Book Time" to replace both front wheel bearings is 4.7 hours times your shops hourly rate. Porsche "Book Times" are usually a high estimate - an experienced tech can usually do the job in much less. So let the shop quote time - as long as it is under the "Book Time" you are likely good.
    2 points
  4. Looks like the part that goes inside the oil filter canister - to hold the filter in place. Just clean it and then push it back in.
    2 points
  5. Updated parts list (your's is 15 years old). 997.1 rear strut.pdf
    2 points
  6. First of all, LN Engineering's IMS Solution is a LOT more than just an oil feed line; the bearing insert is a solid bearing (no moving parts) with annular oil passages just like the almighty Mezger turbo engines used, the IMS shaft is plugged to prevent oil accumulation and the balance problems associated by running the shaft full of oil, the replacement rear IMS flange is coated with a Diamond like coating for strength and longevity, and the oil feed is sourced at the oil filter to get clean, cool oil rather than where some others have sourced it. Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of the
    2 points
  7. I would first check the one you have to make sure it is not blocked from air flow by debris.
    2 points
  8. Welcome to RennTech , and your English is fine, and much better than our Greek! It probably caused by oil pressure bleeding down from the hydraulic tensioner's in the VarioCam system, which do not cost that much, either in Euros or $.
    2 points
  9. Be aware the most dealer will not share the service records for the vehicle because they legally belong to the previous owner(s), and the dealers are uninclined to track them down and get a legal release.
    2 points
  10. A cooler on the return line from the rack to the pump will probably help.
    2 points
  11. Charge pressure sender Manifold pressure sender
    2 points
  12. A couple of days ago my head unit started cycling off and on every minute or so. I found some posts that these things are notorious for failing so I started looking for a place that would repair it. Luckily I found the Becker office in Saddle Brook NJ, called them, and they emailed me instructions how to fix it. Apparently my XM SAT provider caused the problem. It required a reboot as per below: WARNING It was brought to our attention, that the PCM 3.0 and 3.1 units have been rebooting continuously on a number of Porsche vehicles at the moment. It seems that a signal was s
    2 points
  13. OK, first of all, either twisting wires together and wrapping them with tape, or using wire nuts is totally unacceptable for automotive applications. Both are pathways to shorts and even fires. Wires should be reconnected with crimp connectors at a minimum, with soldering them and then using heat shrink tubing to cover the soldered joints the actual preferred method. Most likely, in the process of doing this swap, you disturbed something, but exactly what is hard to say, particularly as the previous owner used the twisted wire and tape wrap method of connecting things. It is ent
    2 points
  14. Hi guys, I bought my 1999 Porsche 911 C4 Tiptronic back in January and I've been doing little projects on it ever since. I used to have a 2016 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack with a 6.4 liter V8 that I traded in last summer, but I was missing the sports car feeling too much so decided to buy the Porsche. One of the things that stood out to me on the test drive was just how sluggish and unresponsive the Tiptronic gearbox felt compared to the one I had in the Dodge. Since the rest of the car was in very good condition (invoices for every oil change & repair going back to 2003, IMS
    2 points
  15. You should not have to - unless you hooked up the new battery backwards. If the polarity was hooked up correctly then you need to start looking for poor grounds. Starting with the battery cable then chassis grounds.
    2 points
  16. Your stated voltage measurment is weak. You should be testing the primary cables, the large ones running from the battery to the ground and starter, these are the ones that tend to develop internal corrosion. If you are unfamiliar with this test, do a search as this has been covered several times previously. We always load test both the alternator and battery when there is a problem. While this requires a load tester, it verifies that both are capable of delivering both the correct voltage and current (amps) as required.
    2 points
  17. DIY tutorial to remove center console and replace stock shifter with a Numeric shifter. I completed this modification on my 2010 C4S. Center Console Removal and Shifter Replacement.pdf
    2 points
  18. First off - thanks to everyone who has been down this road before me for providing tips and suggestions and troubleshooting regarding this common problem. I have been dealing with a key that would stay all the way to the right upon starting meaning that the A/C, heated seats and some other items would not function. My solution had been to simply start the car and then just move the key back one notch to the left and everything worked fine. So if others have that issue, my original solution will work but obviously the problem remains and at some point you may end up stranded if the ignitio
    2 points
  19. If you have done 90k km or multiples of the the cardon shaft bearing need replacing before it costs you a whole shaft. Easy to check, get a small wreaking bar and move the shaft up and down, if you see cracks in the rubber around the bearing then replace it now!
    1 point
  20. It turns out, the actual sensor itself isn't bad, one of the bushings of the ball and socket connector is completely gone.
    1 point
  21. I've receive an answer from a PST2 sellers and specialist on Ebay, Mike, and here's his answer about this error message with the PST2.... "That error is because the URI hardware module does not have the porsche special firmware; the firmware needs to be updated. I would not worry about it, since you're better off testing resistance with a hand-held multimeter. Some users burned out or damaged the motherboards when they tried to test continuity on live circuits, and unlike the PIWIS testers, the PST2 does not have fuse protection."
    1 point
  22. Hello, I was able to get my hands on a set of the AKG intercoolers from a 2006 Turbo S. I made a guide on how to do this upgrade so that it may help others. Good luck, Joel 955IntercoolerUpgrade.pdf
    1 point
  23. You need to understand something about pelican, they have a long history of stretching the truth, particularly about what is factory and what isn't.. Yes, a Shell division makes the fluid for Porsche, but it is made to Porsche specs for Porsche exclusively, and not available through any other source but Porsche. So whatever they sold you may be made by Shell, but if it isn't bearing a Porsche label and in Porsche packaging, it is not the same thing.
    1 point
  24. Redo this, you have no idea what quality the other oil is, while the Porsche product is well known.
    1 point
  25. I'm not sure. I've heard it's best to stick with a Porsche branded pump (rather than even the OEM Pierburg).
    1 point
  26. I have a 2011 Cayenne S, and both front door security-led’s flash when the alarm is set. Hope this helps.
    1 point
  27. I designed a cup holder for use in a 996/986 with the ashtray delete mod. The files are available on Thingiverse (free). I also have files for the little plastic disks that cover the rear attachment points for the hardtop on a cabriolet, and seem to vanish every now and then. The cup holder is in two parts. The bottom screws into the existing holes in the ashtray delete, using the existing screws. The top part narrows the opening a bit so that a can or bottle won't move around. It's easily reversible - just remove the two screws, pull out the cup holder, replace the screws.
    1 point
  28. If you add the 997 GT3 master cylinder (27mm bore) to the 996 in order for the psm/abs to work perfectly and not throw any codes you will need to install a brake bias adjuster in line between the rear master port and the psm pump, it needs to see about 7% reduction in pressure or it will throw a psm/abs code and shut down the system. Note the 997 gt3 master has both ports 12mm bubble flair, unlike the 996 masters that use 12mm front, 10mm rear so you will have to make a custom line or a adapter (they suck) Anyway it gives you a rock hard pedal with the 997 or bigger brakes and all works as
    1 point
  29. There are multiple functions of the temp gauge light, so to say it came on it could be low coolant level. Check your owners manual for the various conditions that set off the temp gauge light. If the rad fans are operational, then like JFP said, you could have an air pocket. Make sure your coolant level in the expansion tank is full, then manually lift the wire bail thing on the expansion tank and drive several heat/cool cycles to bleed out any air. Turn on the heater full blast as well. That will cycle coolant through the heater core as well.
    1 point
  30. Clear Marker Lenses - Full proceedure with pictures All - Thought I would contribute to the board with an easy starter project that has been detailed before in text but no real picture instructions. Unfortunately, i could not upload the larger resolution images do to board constraints. NOTE - lens were ordered from bumperplugs.com > good communication and fast shipping. (Sorry for spelling errors ) Enjoy! Author roxboxxx Category Cayenne (9PA, 9PA1) - Ac
    1 point
  31. When the car came up to temp the DME relay would over heat and fail and the fuel pump would stop running . Installed new DME relay and it runs like a top now.
    1 point
  32. I found a neat program that puts the 987 Chrono on your computer desktop. It displays the time and temp. I am also working on getting the workshop manuals to add to the 987 Basic Workshop manuals and 2005 wiring diagrams I have in electronic format. If you are interested email me or PM me Thank you
    1 point
  33. Hi All, Gona upgrade to a short shifter 99 Boxster. The new shifter has the bend in the shifter leaning towards the driver (L) side. In some pix and videos it looks like it should be leaning to the R side. Which is it.... or is it a matter of preference? Read some threads where you just un bolt it and turn it around. Thanks V
    1 point
  34. I am puzzled by your comment - this site has been here for 16.5 years. Or, were you thinking I should be dead by now? Try 9169
    1 point
  35. Cayenne route wire thru firewall2.pdf
    1 point
  36. Welcome to RennTech The MAF is located in the air intake system. Trace yours and you will find it sticking out.
    1 point
  37. Cs can be done without engine removed
    1 point
  38. These rubber "accordians" can crack over time. Fortunately the rubber piece is only around $60, and can be replaced easily. You'll need to set aside about an hour and a half if you haven't done this before. Tools needed: Flat-bladed screwdriver 4mm allen wrench Ratchet with short extension and 10mm socket Parts needed: The bellows Two plastic expanding fasteners (might come with the bellows) First, deploy your spoiler manually, and shut off the ingnition. No need to disconnect the battery. You will see, along the rear edge, four caps, as seen below.
    1 point
  39. And to answer your question, updating firmware does not require new maps. Porsche updated me from 1.44 to FW 1.47 for free while I waited. Took like 10 minutes. This is when I was told that while the newer PCM 3.0 FW exists, 1.47 is the newest for the Cayenne. 2009 Cayenne S
    1 point
  40. Disconnect the pump 1 electrical connection from the pump, replace the pump 1 fuse, start her up a few times and see if the fuse blows again with #1 pump disconnected. That should give us a clue to what's going on.
    1 point
  41. The following is a do it yourself procedure for replacing the thermostat on a 09 Cayenne S. The change out is straight forward and took me around 4-5 hours. One word of advice, the thermostat housing does not have to be removed to remove the thermostat. I thought it did and wasted a bunch of time removing other components to remove the housing before I realized it wasn’t necessary. The thermostat is removed easily after the water pump is removed. The parts were purchased from Sunset Porsche who were fantastic in getting the parts to me overnight. As always thanks to Loren for his advice.
    1 point
  42. Here is what it cost me to have both fobs and keys replaced and programmed... Purchased 2 key blades cut for my car (keysinthepost.com) ~25.00 shipped 1 fob from ebay ~ 120.00 shipped 1 fob from dealer ~ 200.00 Dealer program 2 fobs - $65.00 List of IPAS codes for my car- FREE
    1 point
  43. Note: Part numbers sometimes change without notice. Always double check with your supplier that you have the latest part numbers. Images are for LHD cars - RHD cars will be on the opposite side. Parts you will need: 1 ea 996 571 219 03 Pollen Filter (Charcoal activated filter) Tools you will need: T25 Torx drive Remove T25 Torx screw that holds the panel cover in place (passenger side front trunk). Remove the panel cover. Remove the particle filter upwards and out of the housing guide. Insert a new particle filter into the housing guide.
    1 point
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