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Stefano Buganza

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About Stefano Buganza

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  • Birthday 05/12/1958

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    Movies, books, fitness, running, kayak

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    Milano, Italy
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    Porsche 996 cabrio 1999
    AR Giulietta Spider 1961
    Mercedes Benz 350 CDI 4 matic SW 2009
    Smart MCC 2009
  • Future cars
    Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 1970-1974
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    Porsche Carrera 3200 Targa 1985
    Porsche Carrera Cabrio 1985
    Porsche Carrera 993 coupe 1994

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  1. Many years ago it happened to me because of a problem with an exhaust: when hot, it nearly closed, and car didnt start until cold. Hope this could help.
  2. Thank you Loren. So, as I think to have done last topping at higher temperature, should it be better to remove the level bolt to check to drain a little or, maybe, retopping?
  3. Hello, to all, last week, while performing a normal engine oil change, I distracted myself for a while after removal of the oil pan sump. So, my cousin, who was "helping" me, removed the tiptronic oil pan draining bolt instead of the engine oil pan one . When I heard behind me "nice oil, very clear"...I had a thrill along my spine . Anyway, a routine oil change turned in something much more challenging! I studied many tutorials and, at last, had the tiptronic refilled (no removal of the oil pan and gasket/filter change, as the same operation was performed just 5k km ago). When at last I drove the car, first I had two alarms on (TC off and ABS), but I think this was because the wheels worked free for some time, but at last they turned off. Also, tiptronic didn't shift to manual until I turned off and on the car a couple of time. Actually, car works perfect, maybe also better than before, but I have a doubt: I followed the tutorials step by step until the first refilling, with oil pan temperature at 40-45°c, but since that moment, engine kept working for some time, so that temperature sure raised when I have done last refilling (the third one). Have I to do a final check of the level? If so, at which temperature? Thank you! Stefano
  4. Yes Judgejon, the Durametric is 6.5! Actually car is out to repaint front bumper, next week I will post a photo!
  5. Getting back to a PCM 1.0 after having experienced all that an Ipad (connected to a CDR) can do will be hard! But maybe even harder is have a car somehow not perfect. I will reconnect temporarily the PCM and retry to use Durametric. And thank you again for your precious advices!
  6. Thank you Loren, does that mean it is possible for the Porsche diagnostic to make my actual configuration "legal" so that I could use my Durametric? Alternatively, if I reconnect my PCM, could this turn the car again "readable" to Durametric? If so, I could do this everytime I want to check the car with Durametric...
  7. Thank you a lot Loren, in fact at the service they told me to be not worried about this, since they can run individual tests, but it's a pity that I cannot use Durametric at his best. And, furthermore, I know that other guys installed an Ipad mini just like me and their Durametric works great. Maybe there is a chance to "reconnect" the chain, interrupted by the disconnection of PCM? Thank you in advance Stefano
  8. Hello to all, I had a problem with Durametric cable since the diagnostic only has success with engine, tiptronic and instrument cluster modules, but fails with the other ones. I drove the car (99 c2 cabrio) to the Porsche service in order to try with PIWIS, and they told me that there was some problems, and this BECAUSE PCM WAS REMOVED. My audio system was in fact modified installing a mini Ipad instead of the PCM, but I have seen many others Porsche 996 owners did the same and it seems both Durametric and PIWIS work on their cars. Any idea? Suggestions? Stefano
  9. Since it was impossible to bleed with Durametric, I went to a Porsche service (at last open!) and they told me pedal is ok and bleeding through PIWIS it is worth to be done only at the next brake oil change. Unfortunately, PIWIS had problems to recognize all modules...but this need a new thread to be opened :blush:
  10. Yes, I know. I sent the file log to Durametric and I am waiting for an answer. Thank you Wizard Stefano
  11. Engine module and Tiptronic are identified, as well as instrument cluster, but with the other modules there is this error message:
  12. Yes I know! But this is absolutely new, bought from Brombacher, local distributor also in Europe
  13. At last ABS unit has been mounted, regular bleeding done and pedal was very stiff! Durametric arrived but when I connected it, I had the (bad) surprise to see that communication with a lot of unit was not possible. Any suggestion?
  14. Hello, When I try to login through Tapatalk, I receive the following error message. Maybe because I registered myself with Facebook? Stefano
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