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Posts posted by TomBelgium

  1. On 29-7-2017 at 0:13 PM, ekstroemtj said:

    Dont want to make you worry but a usual replacement means they changed your engine with a new block. But the so called new block is made in the same way like your old one. The entire problem remains. 

    I know, i meant that it is easy for Porsche to replace the cilinder walls in their new engines during the building process. 

    If you want to repair your existing problem (forever) with better walls and pistons prices are about 5 to 6k euros. But that excludes removing and rebuilding the block in the car. It makes me think completely different about the Porsche brand then a month ago before i knew all this. So sad for such a financial healty brand...

  2. Yeah, I am selling my S  too after just one month of ownership. Maybe I buy a 3.6 cayenne (VW VR6 engine) but for sure I don't buy another Porsche with an Engine built by Porsche. 
    A lot of people say a BMW X5 is nothing against an Cayenne and I agree in terms of driving experience but at least I don't have to worry about engine failures when I go on holidays with an X5. With the Cayenne I would never be relaxed taking it for long road trips. Such a shame, I expected more from Porsche and I was really happy the first days I had it until I had the HPFP failure and especially now with all the people I talked to who say Porsche engines are way worse than everybody thought.

  3. 1 hour ago, ekstroemtj said:

    Yep, there are some guys out here who know better than me.  I am living in Germany.  People here have almost the same opinion. What I hear from experienced mechanics, some of them even member of the crew which went to 24h LeMans as a racing mechanic, Porsche had to face a major task, when they changed their entire engine technology about 20 years ago. The problems which we see today are still some kind of aftermes. But in total I believe, there are more happy Porsche owners out there than unhappy ones.



    I hope so, i found some companies on the internet that delivers stronger pistons and cylinder walls. It seems like a simple fix (for a manufacturer like Porsche), i just don't get it why they didn't changed the cylinder wall material after the first failures back in 2003-2004. BTW my engine was also replaced before i bought it at 40k kms for the same known cylinder issue.

  4. 37 minutes ago, ekstroemtj said:

    I wouldnt say this. 

    My first Cayenne also suffered from this "illness "

    i even remember the moment when it happens. 

    I used to work for a second hand (exclusive) cars dealer. I remember we sold a quite new Panamera with a 4.8 engine after a month it came back with cylinder scoring. And i talked to a few people who owned a Porsche, also 911's, and about 9 on 10 people told me their engine was replaced by Porsche before it even reached 100k kms. Some of them were happy about it and told how good their service is because of receiving a new engine. Of course it is the least they can do, but i do not understand how they have the exact same issue with multiple engine models for almost 2 decades now. 

  5. Hello, 
    I recently bought a Cayenne S 4.8 from 2008. After a month the HPFP went down so I repaired that (900 euro), no problem if it is just a standalone incident but it seems to be very common for the 4.8 engines. Mine was already replaced with the former owner in 2010 and 2011.
    My engine was replaced in 2010 by Porsche and now this engine has around 100k kms (so the second HPFP failed just after a couple of thousand miles). This made me thinking about the build quality of the Porsche engines. The HPFP is not Porsche made I guess (Continental is written on it) but if "I would be" Porsche, I would look for another manufacturer for these parts. So I already got the impression that they are not as typically German as I thought. Then I got in touch with other Cayenne owners over the internet/facebook etc. And the first 10 owners (with a 4.8 engine) warned me for cylinder scoring because they all had their engine replaced or sold their car because of this problem. I knew the 4.5 had this problem but I remember calling a Porsche dealer a couple of months ago to ask if the 4.8 was better build and they said it didn't have any issues like the 4.5 had with the cylinder walls. So I checked again why my car had a new engine and indeed, also mine had scored cylinder walls at the time.
    Some people say it happens because of starting the car in freezing conditions but in Belgium, it doesn't get that cold like in Alaska or Scandinavia. I suspect just a bad build engine or the wrong use of materials for the cylinder walls. 
    It would be nice to know how common this is on the 4.8. I am very interested in how a car works and why an engine can fail so I would like to know who has or had an Cayenne 4.8 (S, GTS or Turbo) and if you ever encountered this problem. 

  6. Update, didn't want to spend more time on fixing the pump so I bought a replacement for 900 bucks. Porsche told me they already replaced it a couple of years ago. I tried to explain that it is not common for a quality car to have 3 different HPFP in just 100k kilometers but they didn't agree. My former daily was a "boring" Skoda Superb diesel, I only had to do regular maintenance, and it had even more kms on the clock than the Cayenne. I am selling my Cayenne now because I also heard about the cylinder issues. My dealer reassured me that only the pre facelift 4.5's had cylinder issues. But I spoke around 10 cayenne S 957 owners and they all had the cylinder issue. Also mine had the engine replaced at 40k kms, right now I am just waiting for it to break again. 
    I also drove a BMW 850i V12, I always heard people telling about that they know somebody (friend of a friend of a friends cousin etc.) who had an 850i and it should be rubbish. It never let me down, not once I had anything unusual to repair. But with the Porsches, just open a topic in an owners club or on any car forum and you get dozens of owners who have or had an engine replaced, cylinder issues, bad bearing in the engine etc. It was my first Porsche and I didn't expected it to be cheap or whatsoever, I just expected it to be reliable but they just are not. I really hope that Porsche does an effort to bring the quality back like it was in the 80s and 90s. 

  7. Yesterday i took my HPFP out and opened it. I tought that it could be some worn o rings. And indeed, the o rings on the check valve were cracked, so all pressurized fuel leaked back to the low pressure fuel system. So today i bought some new o rings in a specialized store. Put my HPFP back in and tried to start the car. It took as long as before only now the rough idle was gone. Unfortunalty i got a check engine light, the p1023 and p1026 errors and a lack of power above 2000 rpm. Seems like my pump is completely dead now. But the obd shows the the high pressure is maintained when the car is turned off. So i fixed the leak but that might have broken the (weak) pump. Tommorow i am going to order a new pump at Porsche... 

  8. Hi, 

    I am trying to figure out if my high pressure fuel pump is faulty. I noticed longer cranking when starting the engine, misfiring when it just starts (or very rough idle the first seconds). After revving a little bit it goes back to normal and the rough idle is gone. This only happens when i leave the car parked for a couple of hours. I already got p1023 and p1026 (reffers to high pressure problems)

    The high fuel pressure (in the rail to the injectors) loses pressure very quickly when i turn the engine off. It goes from the 40 bar it had when idling to around 4 to 5 bar in some hours. 

    It seems like the 4 to 5 bar are is the pressure that the low fuel system is providing so my guess is that the HPFP is leaking the high pressurized fuel back to the low pressure circuit (or mixing). Thats why it never goes to 0 bar but keeps its pressure from the low pressure circuit. 

    Am i correct or is it normal that the fuel injector rail/ High pressure circuit loses its pressure when i turn the engine off? Otherwise i have another problem.

  9. It seems like my actual value is following my setpoint high pressure value when driving or idling. But only after the rough running is over.

    It doesn't keep the high pressure in the rail, i only got around 4 to 5 bar when the car is turned off. I believe it will be a valve in my HPFP as the low pressure (which should be around 5.5 bar) is maintained (it is normal to drop 1 or 2 bar in a couple of hours).


  10. I will check that tommorow, i am leaving the car 24h without starting to check the high fuel pressure to see how much is gone after 24h.

    Do you know what high pressure value it should have with the engine off? I believe it should be at least 40 bar so it can start easily because the idle requires 40 bar too.

    I am just trying to eliminate possible failures.

  11. 16 hours ago, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

    The actual value doesn't read 40. It reads 40.0k Again, what happens when you drive it?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    Ok i tried with another OBD reader. Seems like you are right. This ones gives me indeed 40 bar actual value at idle. When driving it goes to around 120bar max. But i do notice that my actual value is fluctuating around the setpoint value. not a lot but when it should be 40bar it sometimes goes to 36  bar or 42 bar etc.



    But since the biggest problem is at the startup i wonder what the high fuel pressure should be when the car is turned off?

  12. 1 hour ago, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

    The actual value doesn't read 40. It reads 40.0k Again, what happens when you drive it?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    When i start the car after a couple of hours standing still i get a very rough idle, like it is misfiring. It also take about 5 to 10 seconds before the car starts. 

    The rough idle goes away after +- 30 seconds OR when i revv the car a little bit. Then it goes away and idles 'normal' however even then i don't think it is that smooth as it should be.

    I also notice a lack of power when i fully press the acc. pedal. It's just not as smooth or powerfull as it should be even when the rough idle is gone.

  13. 4 minutes ago, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

    40bar at idle. Answered this is one of your other posts asking roughly the same questions about your situation :) It's 99% your HPFP. It sucks. Just went through this entire ordeal in March. Like my grandpa used to say- Getting the answer I want to hear won't change the problem or the solution... - Matt

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    Hi, thank you for the information. So the actual value should also be 40 bar? 

    And it sucks indeed but at least now i am almost sure it will be the HPFP. I tried both fuel pumps in the tank by taking out the fuses of each one and it kept running on the left and right one. So they seems ok.

  14. On 8/3/2013 at 1:06 PM, porkyporschegts said:

    Hi All,

    I am battling fuel pump (I believe) issues. I ahve replaced the pumps int he tank as well as the filter and sending unit. All coils and plugs have been replaced and one injector was bad (P0203 code).

    In any case I am still suffering form the "slump band" in the RPM range while under load (driving). GTS is a 6 speed manual so it's very easy to put the vehicle in the slump.

    I hooked it up to the Durametric this morning and took it for a drive. I utilized the logging feature and initiated the following:

    1) Fuel Level (53)

    2) Pressure Upstream of Throttle Body (902.7 mBar)

    3) Fuel High Pressure Set Point (40 BAR)

    4) Fuel High PRessure Acutal Value (40 BAR)

    Problem is I'm unsure of what the factory spec is for mBAR and BAR pressures. If anyone can let me know it would be greatly appreciated!

    Did you ever get the values? I am looking for the correct ones too.

  15. On 25-5-2017 at 7:05 AM, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

    That's awesome! Feels good doesn't it. Just did my trans fluid week before last. Plugs week before that.


    Side note - been dealing with slop in my steering gear. You guys ever deal with that before on a ZF rack? Center play/wiggle left and right about 2 degrees. Drives me nuts. Any idea if I can simply adjust the yoke at the rotary valve?


    2009 Cayenne S

    Do you know which setpoint and actual values the HP system should have at idle?

  16. 3 hours ago, ma77hewsu11ivan said:

    Should call for and receive 40mb at idle. Mine would sometimes get that, I'd think GREAT then go for throttle up and it'd bog down... Replacing the entire LPFP system that was 8 yrs old helped quite a bit and was absolutely needed, but ultimately it was the dreaded HPFP. Call Porsche and see if they'll help you. They sent me a $500 voucher simply for asking. Rebuilt units (new really) can be found from dealers for around $800usd. Installed it myself. Been running fine since. Future prevention measures: refill my fuel tank now at 1/4 or higher vs letting it run until the light comes on and changing oil more often (5k-ish) with a quality oil (I use Amsoil).

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    hmm half of the people i talk to tell me it should be that low. Others tell me it should be 40 bar tot 120 bar when running (40 bar for idling)

  17. On 14-5-2017 at 7:21 PM, 09CayennePepper said:

    Finally the saga is over. Replaced the HP pump and all is good. Except the starter was going, service said the amp draw was high. I knew it was harder and harder to start and figured that it needed to be replaced soon anyway. So.... pull the intake and fuel rail and replaced the starter and now she starts right up. After almost a year of fighting with it it is finally over, updated tags and running good. Next up trans service and new plugs.


    Seems like you are able to read out your cayenne. Could you tell me what your actual value and setpoint values are at this moment? I suppose your car is still ok now? 

    Because my actual HP value is around 5500mbar and the setpoint value is around 40000mbar. I am trying to figure out if my HP pump is dying. Because it already gave me a 1023 and 1026 fault last week.

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