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  1. So what is the proper jacking procedure for a Cayenne with a floor jack and 4 jack stands? I see in the rear I can use the differential on the floor jack, but the jacking location in front of the rear wheels has stupid inserts I have to make wood blocks for that are too narrow for jackstands, even the dealer has crushed the inserts using their post jacks. In the front there isn't a central jacking point and I don't like the flexing that happens when jacking one side of the frame by the wheel as the other wheel even leaves the ground. I saw some threads about jacking one side of the car, but that seem to applies to the cars as when trying that with the Cayenne the opposite front/rear wheel didn't lift high enough before I quit bcuz of the flexing.
  2. Seeing as there isn't alot of information available through Bentley, Service Manuals or online for Cayennes. Here's Cayenne specific information I did for bleeding the brakes. Tools: Lug nut socket, wheel lock socket, 10mm wrench, us quarter Fluid: I used ATE Gold The brake fluid resevoir is located on the drivers side rear of the engine compartment, it is a louvered plastic cover with two quarter turn twist lock fittings. Use your us quarter to quarter turn and pop up the retainer. Gently remove panel and you may need to pry engine compartment weatherstrip back a little. Unclip fluid level sensor from brake fluid cap. Raise car on four jackstands, remove wheels, mark the wheel/lugbolt orientation/indexing with a piece of chalk if you aren't rotating the tires. The Cayenne S has two 10mm bleed bolts for each wheel. Carefully using a thin screwdriver remove the rubber caps. The rest of the procedure is the same as bleeding any European car with many options for pressure, manual or vacuum bleeding which I won't go into. Good luck!
  3. Ok short little write up how I do my oil changes on 04 Cayenne S I will leave out the normal oil change information like warm up engine, oil orings, torque and provide Cayenne specific information. I use 8 qts Mobil 1 synthetic 0w-40 You need a 10mm socket and a 8mm Hex key Porsche oil filter (filter comes with oring) and two Porsche oil drain plug washers Porsche oil filter socket It basically consists of removing two bottom panels, 2 end pieces, oil filter housing and two drain plugs. Jacks not needed if you don't have a big head. First remove first underride protection panel with 3 10mm bolts up front and 4 in back where the meet the middle panel, don't drop the panel yet. Then using a phillips screwdriver remove 5 philips screws on the each side where they meet the wheel well of the forward most underride protection panel, gently pull end pieces down. One more 10mm exposed now for forward underride panel where they meet the wheel well. Drop forward panel. Now get under the middle of the car and remove two more 10mm bolts for center underride protection panel. Pay attention how it clips into mechanism that hangs the rear edge of it. Now using either Porsche oil filter socket or Hazet 2169 or rubber strap wrench remove plastic (fragile) oil filter housing, go slow and oil spurts out sometimes. Replace oring on housing and filter cartridge, there is a small gap in the oring groove that allows you to pry oring out with a small screwdriver without damaging the housing. Use torque wrench if you can't feel the oring seat, to replace canister. Then there are two 8mm hex key drain plugs for the oil, both inline with the oil filter if you draw a straight line from front to back of the car, there is also a another drain plug on the passenger side, NOT that one, choose the one towards the driver side half of the car. Open oil filler cap, drain oil. REPLACE aluminum washers on drain plugs, replace drain plugs. If you measure your oil coming out ( I do ), it should be about 8 quarts. Use torque wrench if you can't feel the crush washers seat. Add 8 quarts of oil through oil cap and check dipstick. Your done, put underride protection panels back and take the $300 you just saved to a casino.
  4. 04 Cayenne S Coolant Bleed plug o where art thou? tried a Torx T45 cap access through a hole in the panels on the passenger side of the radiator, nothing came out. Anyone know?
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