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Everything posted by Loren

  1. Ah... looks like the German version of the same cable/software. Price looks good too! If the cable is properly made then there is little or no risk of damaging the DME. I have probably plugged mine in several hundred times.
  2. Yes, Porsche is ISO protocol as are most European cars, Asian cars and Chrysler (American) cars. I had a look at the site and cable package you show above - it is hard to tell if it includes the software. They did not have any software screenshots that I could find. I guess it comes down to knowing people that have used the product and validation that it works.
  3. Most likely a leaking coolant tank or tank cap. There are TSBs on both.
  4. On a MY2000 somewhere between 30-36K you will want to change the spark plugs to the newer heat range and if they are not already the 4-prong plugs. It is not that hard with the right tools - the short swivel head rachet is the key (and a little patience). The OBD-2 software I spoke can reset DME fault codes and several other system(s) codes.
  5. Yes, they update the program almost monthly so I still use and recommend it. It does all the basic stuff most of us need. A PST2 or the new PIWIS system from Porsche can do much much more (and cost over $4000!) - but some procedures require network communication to Porsche for authorization. There are no aftermarket tools that can do what a PST2 does today. Normal 30K maintenance - Well you will need filters and the link at the top (Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost) has a kit with oil, air, and pollen filter for $88. Plus you will need oil - about $45. Depending on the year of your car you need
  6. X74 is somewhat different that the TT/C4S X73. But if your X73 kit lowered your car 30 mm then it should be fairly close. Anytime you change the ride height you are altering the wheel alignment so it needs to be done. Also, on 4WD cars the steering angle sensor needs to be re-calibrated for the lowered car - this must be done with a PST2. X73 alignment is likely in a service manual supplement I have on order. Sometimes they take a week to get and sometimes they take 3 months! As soon as I have somthing newer I will post it here. Here is all I have for C4S at this point:
  7. MY99 on... Please realize these TSBs are only for people with rattles and other noises. They are "what to to do if you have this rattle...".
  8. Telephone mute is Plug A (Black) pin A3. It likely has a Yellow/Black wire going to it.
  9. There are 2 TSBs on these little noise issues. One is 9 pages and cover several noises and causes (usually fixed with felt and teflon tape). The second one is for A pillars on Cabs only and is one page (same felt/teflon tape type solution).
  10. :lol: Porsche's parts list terminology (on this one) is traditional - "exhaust manifold".
  11. If you are talking about the headers - there are 3 on each header pipe (9 per side). There are 3 bolts where the header connects to the cats. When installing the header to engine torque is 19 ft-lbs and the header to cat torque is 22 ft-lbs.
  12. No, the CDR-23 is a MOST (optical) device and has no aux input. From the Becker North America site: (http://www.beckerautosound.com/soundadviceonline.html)
  13. Correct. I've never had to take anything else off. Hmm... only two bolts then they slide out the side. I usually take them all the way out since you need to get your arm back in there to the back plugs.
  14. This is Jeff's pic. To get the back plugs you need the short swivel head socket wrench shown just to the left of the jack. Note: Do NOT use anti-seize on the threads.
  15. Porsche Sport Exhaust (PSE) - for that "real" Porsche sound. Mine is open all the time. ;)
  16. Well, there is rarely a problem over reving while accelerating - Porsche has taken care of that with the rev limiter -- called stage 1 over revs in the DME memory. (Yes, your DME is recording over revs!) The real problem is over-reving on down shifts or by spinning the car and running the engine backwards -- these are recorded in the DME as stage 2 over revs -- and they can damage the engine severely. Lots of stage 1 counts but no stage 2 counts will not usually cause warranty issues with dealers/PCNA. Any stage 2 counts can mean a denied claim based on abuse.
  17. There should be a number code for your locking socket - either on the plastic bag or written in your manual. You will need that number code to order a new socket.
  18. There is an alarm contact where the radio slides in. It hits sticker on the Becker radio and then loses contact. You need to put some tape in the same position on your new radio.
  19. If you carefully mask off the silkscreen area they can be cleaned and painted. I understand Wurth Silver wheel paint followed by Wurth Clear Coat wheel paint work well. There is a DIY for removing them for painting/replacement here.
  20. I wonder if the added the relay. The kit includes a "wiper interval relay". Also, the interval delay will only work with the wiper switch in position 3.
  21. No, no necessarily. Oil can also leak from the front pulley or the valve covers or the oil seals around the spark plugs. The RMS (rear main seal) is the only oil leak that requires engine removal to repair. IMHO none are very common.
  22. Have a look at the thread here. If you want I can send you the procedure - but since your car is under warranty you may want to go ahead and let the dealer do it. Just let me know...
  23. The two most common problems are a misaligned clutch switch and a faulty ignition switch. For the clutch switch - You should be able to hear a click when you press the clutch all the way down. You can also test is with a volt/ohm meter. For the ignition switch there isn't much you can do but replace the switch. Porsche introduced a new switch as of Sept 5, 2003 production.
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