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JE 17

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    Porsche 986, BMW 540i, Audi A5, MINI, Ford Model A Victoria
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    1980 BMW 320i , 2 1987 535i, 1984 Z28, VW Corrrado, Volvo 850T, Peter D Modlite/Yamaha, 1968 Opel Kadett Rallye

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  1. He did check the harness and found nothing. Also checked for ground to cluster and DME. Update: now booked with a Colorado Porsche specialist shop in the coming weeks.
  2. The tech says he can't communicate with the DME. The 9110 code in the cluster indicates a dead DME. So what are the options? I understand I'll need to either code a new immobilizer module to a new DME, or get a paired set. Can I widen my search to a comparable 996 DME since I'm using the 74mm TB? Or can I just use any DME 99661860500? Thanks.
  3. Repeating code 9110 and 165. Color me frustrated and finding someone, likely 200 miles away, who can diagnose.
  4. Small, well, large, update. I tried to swap harnesses with the engine in the car. That isn't going to happen. So I dropped it (4 times now, but who's counting?!) out. Put it back in yesterday. Hooked up Durametric and have no codes. So far, so good. I am just waiting on a coolant hose I somehow missed--ok, really the PET didn't differentiate between the two large ones, so I had to order the right one, after ordering two lefts. (I now have a spare left hose I'll just save for the '99 since it's really due for all new ones at 22 years.)
  5. Then it could be the problem. Is there anything definitive I could check on the harness to determine the proper one to use?
  6. Another thought: I have another complete harness. Though it wouldn't be fun, I could swap them. The complication is that I believe one of these is a different year. Does that make a difference?
  7. Ok, so I removed the engine to check cam timing. That was just slightly off in bank 2. What I did notice was cracking in every coil, so all have been replaced. Back to troubleshooting: starts right up, but still sputters and dies. I checked using the above procedures as well as I could, lacking the corresponding "pin IV/31" information as I don't have that tool. The Bentley is a bit short of explanations as to somewhere similar to check, as well as how to identify "connector III" of the instrument cluster. I believe it only has one yellow with green stripe, as I found that same wire on connector X 2/3 in the trunk. That cluster connector was loose and not locked in place. This had no effect on my continuing code P650. I also got a 9110 code from the cluster. Where can I go from here? MAF sensor?
  8. It does. Since I went with the 996 TB, I got a 996 ROW tune.
  9. Forgot to mention: Durametric shows no bank 2 cam activation when it runs. And thanks for your wisdom!
  10. I understand that. The diagnostic appears to require a special tool (9637) which I can't seem to find anywhere, and I'm not sure it would be cost-effective if I did. I'm not good at all with electronics and accept that. I see I'll need to consult a professional on this unless I get lucky and trip over the cause. In that case, I'm sure I'll win the Cayman GT4 in club drawing too!
  11. So it doesn't appear my Durametric will be of much help. Great.
  12. I got the full 850cc fuel volume as specified. So now I'm left with this electronic problem which appears to require a factory tool. Am I correct?
  13. Yes, I saw that in another thread. Trying the simple stuff first! Thanks!
  14. Did get to run just a little but very roughly. Now moving on to check fuel pump. Getting only a P0650 or 165 code.
  15. I wondered how far down this thread would go before someone spotted that!
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