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    1999 911 C4, 2014 Cayenne Diesel, 2016 Cayenne Turbo, 2016 911 GTS cab

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  1. OK. So one lead of my multimeter to battery post in car, then the other to that nut on air box that serves as ground.. correct? But how do I get to alternator battery post on backside of alt without taking alternator out to get one lead of multimeter on it and the other on the ground? I'm sorry for being dense about it and appreciate the help. Thanks so much.
  2. Hi, before I change Y cable from alt to starter to pos , I just would like some advice. My voltmeter on car and dash lights go out with a warm start, after 12 miles driving, turn off car, restart is almost nonexistant-- if I keep key to start position, it will eventually turn over.. or I jump car. Battery and alternator are new, starter is Bosch OEM and 2 years old. I don't know how to do voltage drop test under a load especially as it pertains to checking that Y cable, but everything I've read in the forum points to cable being issue. Car is 20 years old, and cable is original. Is it reasonable to just change that cable? Thanks.
  3. Thanks. I’m noticing it even with no hill hold after a spirited drive. Normal?
  4. I just picked up a CPO 2016 911 GTS cab manual transmission with 1800 miles. Prior owner didn’t drive it much! I notice a strong burning clutch smell after the “hold” feature engages and after a spirited drive. I don’t “launch “ or ride the clutch, nor redline shift. Is this smell normal? Also I have tried every which-way using the Charge-o-matic and get a blinking power light after a bit. I’m plugging into 12 volt in passenger foot well, switch ignition on and off, lock car and have tried with unlocked car. Same result. Any thoughts? Thanks everyone- learned a ton from you all.
  5. Thanks Loren. When I went to submit, the pop up “buyer” was confusing. Also, I owe so money for listing and there was no way to pay. Please advise. thanks
  6. Hi I have trouble navigating this site and need help. I posted a classified incorrectly as I cannot see anywhere for viewers to contact me regarding sale. I don’t know how to private message an administrator or actually even how to find the correct administrator. I’m sorry for my ignorance but would appreciate your help. Thanks
  7. Loren,


    I just submitted a classified ad but got confused. When I went to submit a 2 week ad, no payment site came up and a window popped up - "buyer"... I tried again, hence there are 2 ads waiting approval. Can you clarify what I need to do to submit ad properly. Thanks

  8. Hi A couple of thoughts having done this a few times because of mistakes I made; 1. The part you'll likely break is the coolant level sensor on bottom of tank, but it's cheap 2. Pay up for a Genuine Porsche tank and cap 3. Drop the engine a few inches- it's easy and will give you room 4. on mine, the fuel filter is attached to tank- change it while your there. Get 2 stubby 19mm wrenches and it's easy. 5. I swapped a few of the spring clamps to screw type by necessity. Didn't change hoses. They looked fine on my 20 year old C4 with 130,000 miles KK
  9. Hi, Apologies if already covered. I just picked up a 2016 Cayenne Turbo. I have a Durametric but according to site, does not cover this car. What can I use to reset oil service and other service reminder? Thanks, KK
  10. I recently had a similar experience. My 19 yearly coolant tank sprung a leak on the back side. I replaced it with an "OEM" not genuine tank to save $, and despite having a new genuine Porsche coolant cap, the cap just would not snug, spewed a lot of coolant after a drive, and ruined the coils on that side. I ended up having to redo the whole repair with a genuine Porsche tank and replace coils. I had the same experience with MAF replacement. Buy genuine "Porsche".
  11. You will be very pleased. My strong advice is to also have them replace whatever you can around engine like coolant tank, ignition coils etc.
  12. Finished repair and engine sounds better than ever. Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  13. Also a lesson on parts.... genuine vs. OEM supplier v ..... I actually thought I was getting the same part as genuine Porsche based on my experience with oil filter on Cayenne diesel. In order to avoid the $440 dealer charge for oil service, I do it myself. The very 1st time, I bought oil filter from dealer; nice "Porsche" box but inside was a Mann filter. I took numbers off filter and got exact same Mann filter in a Mann box for $10.50. So I thought that when online parts supplier listed "OEM supplier" for coolant tank, I was actually getting the shop that supplies tank to Porsche minus the Porsche box. Wrong.. there were no markings on tank, no 996....... number, nothing. It did have a "made in Germany" sticker on it. Like Loren said, " Buyer be ware".
  14. Update. Turned out to be threads on "OEM supplier" tank ($300) I bought instead of Porsche genuine ($600 -700) in order to save $. Mistake. My cap was/is new, genuine, ends in "04" and tightens beautifully and fully onto genuine tank but not "OEM supplier". Removed fake tank and just installed genuine. One thing's for sure, the more you do, the better and quicker it goes ! Waiting now for Airlift to arrive so I can vacuum fill coolant. Once again, thanks to all with DIY advice on coolant tank replacement. In my case (MY1999 911C4 996) clearly had to drop engine to remove tank. Managed not to bust sensor the 2nd time! Changed fuel filter attached to tank while I was there ( fuel filter has to be removed ). Also, just take the emissions airpump out- gives you room to work. Hopefully those new coils Flat 6 sent on cylinders 1 and 2 are OK after the last bubble over of coolant from leak at cap/tank stem..
  15. Thanks JFP, I'm glad I used proper adapter. Cap is brand new OEM that ends in " 04"... but I really think I can't get it tight after using adapter. It's clearly a different fit than 1 week ago when both tank and cap were brand new and I had not used adapter. Wondering if a soft pipe thread PTFE paste, Gasoila, around tank threads would help. I'm running with coolant level just below "min" mark and I have no leak but hear a "hiss" after an aggressive drive from cap. Thoughts ?
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