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Everything posted by Loren

  1. The tank is on the right (passenger) side of the car. My understanding is you would need to drain the oil from the bottom of each turbo and that it is an 8 mm hex bolt. Sorry, I do not have a picture or diagram. I'm trying to arrange to take pics with a local guy on his TT oil change. BYW... even after draining all three there is still 4 liters of oil in the engine.
  2. IMHO Yes. Here is why I think so... The X51 beefs up the engine, oil system and cooling. Here is a short list: - new intake manifold with modified cross-section (material: sand cast aluminium ); - new intake pipe supports adapted to the form of the intake manifold; - new exhaust manifolds with larger cross-section and optimized flow behavior; - new cylinder heads with optimized, CNC-milled inlet ducts; - new camshafts with larger valve stroke on the inlet side and modified inlet and outlet timing; - inlet valve springs adapted to the enlarged valve stroke; - modified partition box in the oil pan; - modified maps for the DME control module. - new underside panel in the transmission area; - additional radiator in connection with modified front spoiler, except on the 911 Carrera 4S (996). or you could always go with the new GT3 where you get the base for the R and RS racer cars... or better yet a cup car ;) wait I guess that is not streetable... darn :rolleyes:
  3. JayM, I sent you (via email) a link to a draft of TT oil change instructions. Have a look and tell me where it can be improved. Thanks! :beer:
  4. Ben, 3.4 liter or 3.6 liter? Option on a new car? or add on to existing car? :huh:
  5. Jonathan, Here is an online source I found. Not the least expensive but they do have stock and free shipping. 1st Optima Battery Sales
  6. Jonathan, If you look at his pictures... the original (Porsche) battery has the positive terminal on the passenger side of the car closest to the windshield. When the guy in the article mounted the Optima Red Top battery the positive post was still on the passenger side but to the trunk side. So, my point is that if you got the Orange Top Reverse Post battery the posts would be in the original postion (passenger side - closest to the windshield)... perhaps allowing you to use the existing cable. Or maybe it is still too short... we won't know till we try ;) BTW... I agree with the centering of the battery on the plate.
  7. Updated August 18, 2003 Here is an updated list of TSBs for the Cayenne: 03.. 2/03 Control Unit Replacement/Software Update 5-23-03 0335 2/02 Voltage Supply During Diagnosis 2-28-03 0335 0305 Creation of OBD II Reports 6-27-03 9660 4/02 Battery Disconnect Switch 2-28-03 1001 2/02 Engine Repairs 2-28-03 1701 3/02 Engine Oils Approved by Porsche 5-23-03 2706 2/02 Battery Charging During Workshop Visits 2-28-03 2706 3/02 Battery Maintenance Checklist 3-7-03 2706 1/03 Auxiliary Battery For The Cayenne 2-28-03 2706 2/03 Auxiliary Battery Omitted 6-27-03 3735 2/02 Tiptronic Repairs 6-27-03 3965 3/02 Transmission Repairs 2-28-03 3965 2/03 Approved Oils - Final Drives and Transfer Case 5-23-03 4316 1/03 Level Control System Control Unit 2-28-03 4316 2/03 Level Control System Calibration 2-28-03 4440 2/02 Summer Tires and Wheels 2-28-03 4440 3/02 Winter Tires and Wheels 2-28-03 4464 7/03 Spare Wheel Cover Installation Instructions 7-25-03 * 6331 7/03 Cleaning Rear Bumper Stainless Steel Protective Strip 5-23-03 6692 3/02 Roof Box For Transport System 2-28-03 6692 5/03 Surfboard Rack For RTS System 6-27-03 6692 6/03 Bike Rack For RTS System 6-27-03 6832 4/03 Cool-Bag Installation and Use Instructions 2-28-03 6845 3/03 Luggage Partition Grill 2-28-03 6845 1/03 Cayenne Cargo Organizer System Installation Instructions 5-23-03 9110 3/02 PCM2: Start Screen Visible For A Long Time 2-28-03 9112 2/02 PCM2: No Destination Input Possible 2-28-03 9294 7/03 Rear Window Washing System Spray Nozzle Drip 7-25-03 * 9666 3/03 Entry & Drive System Fault Types 5-23-03 9666 5/03 Remote Control For Central Locking System Not Functioning - Engine Shutdown Not Possible 6-27-03 * New this month ** Updated this month
  8. Well, there is are two TSBs for this so your dealer may still do it for free. Certainly worth asking about. If you want the TSBs with the part numbers and instructions, email me or join the forum so I can email you. Thanks and welcome to RennTech!
  9. Specs on the 34R Reverse Post Orange Top (identical to the 34/78 Red Top): Volts: 12 Amp Hours: 55 CCA @ 0° F: 750 CCA @ 32° F: 980 J240 Life Cycle: 10-12,000 Deep Cycles: ~50 Reserve Minutes: 104 Physical Size L" x W" x H": 10 x 6.8 x 7.8 Weight Lbs.: 38.8
  10. Ok, your oil change page is ready for testing... Gt3/TT/GT2 Oil Change page I am not sure on the engine drain plug part number -- please verify with your dealer (and let me know). Also, let me know the wrench sizes if you can...
  11. I think the one to try would be the Optima Model 34R Orange Top Reverse Post Battery (same specs as the 34/78 used in the article). It seems like it might solve the cable issue since the posts are on the correct side. You would still need to make a mounting plate though.
  12. Ok. I don't know if this is true or not, but I was told (by a paint guy) that "L" stands for laquer, or an "A" would stand for acrylic. He went on to say that Porsche does not use anything but laquer.
  13. On pre MY02 cars they used a separate color code for water based paint vs. conventional paint. For Ocean Blue Metallic -- 3AZ is water based paint and 3AY is conventional paint.
  14. The OEM clutches are good. I don't see any reason to go with a sport type clutch unless you are changing the flywheel too. The dual mass flywheels on these cars make them very "driveable". A lighter single mass flywheel and HD clutch will make the car need a lot of revs to get off the line -- kinda like a race car. Porsche introduced a new clutch pressure plate in MY02. The driven plate has also changed (from 996 116 013 05 to 996 116 013 06). I don't have details on why or when but they changed the (MY02) pressure plate. But... the part number (for MY02 and newer) has changed from 996 116 027 05 to 996 116 027 06. So I would make sure your dealer does not use old stock -- get the newer pressure plate (996 116 027 06) and the newer driven plate (996 116 013 06). p.s. THANKS! Glad to have you here
  15. According to the Porsche Tech Manual... Yes, they can be machined. Here are the specs (Carrera only, GT3 specs are different): Brake disc thickness, new -- front 28 mm, rear 24 mm Minimum brake disc thickness after machining* -- front 26.6 mm, rear 22.6 mm (* The brake disc must only be reworked symmetrically, i.e. from both sides evenly.) Brake disc wear limit -- front 26.0 mm, rear 22.0 mm Peak-to-valley surface roughness of the brake disc after machining, max. -- 0.006 mm Thickness tolerance of the brake discs, max. -- 0.02 mm Lateral runout of the brake disc, max. -- 0.03 mm Lateral runout of the wheel hub, max. -- 0.03 mm Lateral runout of the brake disc when installed, max. -- 0.06 mm
  16. The Optima battery is a good one IMHO. Lighter and gel filled. I have seen them in Costco here for $99 (USD). Now the bad news -- it only comes in one size -- which means you will need to make a mounting plate to secure the battery in your car. I am attaching below a PDF from a guy that wrote up his experience in the San Diego Region PCA newsletter. He made a mounting plate and changed the cable (as the old one was too short). I wonder if the longer cable would be needed if the mounting plate were made to more center the Optima in the original battery position? --- Ah, another project I haven't gotten to yet... Optima_Battery.pdf
  17. SPR - If your temperature needle is slightly over 180 then that is normal operating temp (usually the needle is straight up). The 3rd radiator will not affect normal temps. Where it comes into play is when the outside temp is high (say 90 plus degrees) and you are driving hard (like a DE or a spirited drive). Instead of temps well over 220 you should be running 180 or 190. Porsche's recommended flush procedure requires removing some hoses and clamps to completely drain the system. After reattaching they use a special tool to fill and pressurize the system to remove trapped air (much like a power brake bleeder). Nevada996 - Yes the hose with the longer small hose goes on the drivers side top. (upper hose drivers side - old hose left new hose right)
  18. Tap water is fine. If it's safe for you to drink then it's safe for your car.
  19. Doug, I reused my coolant... no waste. If you are careful and use clean catch pans and don't get dirt in it... it's just fine. (it's actually a little greener than the image shows it)
  20. Just an FYI... The NEW o-ring part numbers are: Small o-ring 999 707 343 40 Large o-ring 999 707 215 40
  21. Make sure the car is cool and you have plenty of time to do the work. Just take it slow and make sure you are doing the obvious correctly. If a hose doesn't seem to fit make sure you have the right one as they are very different for each side. Make sure you preassemble the 3rd radiator per the instructions -- the tabs to the top and the radiator sits at a slight angle up. Expect to spill some coolant. If this is your first time expect 4-6 hours. It is not terribly difficult it just takes some time. :D
  22. Yeah, I forgot to mention the trick to getting the console out easily is to lower one of the seat backs as far as it will go. That will let you lift it over the seat.
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