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  1. Thank you JFP! I was checking into this; are you suggesting that a larger cooler would help, in replacement of the existing one?
  2. I have an 08 Cayenne TT, and one of my favorite pastimes is ice racing in the winter with friends. And by ice racing, I mean driving around a random course for a few hours on a nice day 🙂 The problem is that I am 2/2 on losing my power steering pump from ice racing. Sustained driving under load and with a decent amount of steering angle causes the pump to fail. I realize this is easily solved by just not driving the car this way. And, for better or worse, I am getting pretty good at replacing the pump. But my question is - any thoughts on ho
  3. FWIW if you are looking for a sportier drive, you probably have the wrong car. I did put secondary cat deletes on mine and am very happy with the results, but it is just a bit more noise and response. But it drives and handles like the 5000lb+ SUV that it is, albeit with plenty of grunt. It remains quiet and comfortable which is great for passengers and road trips. Plus I want to keep the rear diff and trans intact as long as possible. Lastly, beware getting a cheap tune; you really want to go with someone that will double check your fueling and
  4. I did! But not well enough, clearly. This video helped me confirm the orientation. The door closer to the radio is also foam-less, but I am not sure if I want to cut a hole in the heater box to get to it.
  5. I recently got a 996 911 and immediately noticed the heater was weak. I repaired the foam on the heater flap, and it is now worse... In an effort to check the solenoid, I disconnected it from the flap and moved the flap by hand, and it gave me a slight change but not much. I’ve tried multiple test drives with the bleeder valve open, and both heater core lines are warm to the touch, so I think it is bled. Not sure where to go from here. Possibly the control unit, or possibly the flap is not installed correctly? If the core is warm and I manually
  6. Thank you both for the advice! I am searching for used units right now. Just to ask the question - is there any awareness whether the headlight leveling bits inside the housing are the same for turbo versus non-turbo? Used right-side housings for turbo are hard to come by; I could potentially get a non-turbo unit and swap the bits over.
  7. I am a brand new 996 owner as of two days ago 😃 I bought a 996 turbo and drove it home, and immediately noticed that the passenger side low beam was dipped way low. Referencing the manual, I tried adjusting it, but no success. I removed the housing and found that the adjust mechanism is broken inside - with the setup being manual adjustment --> gear/lever mechanism --> auto adjust motor (996 631 135) --> bulb housing, the gear/lever arrangement is broken at the interface to the auto adjust motor. As a result, nothing is controlling the beam height.
  8. The check valve right after the intake manifold is not allowing vacuum to go to the diverter valves. When I disconnected it, the line to the diverter valves appeared to be pressurized. Bypassed it and getting good vacuum to the diverter valves, and no longer having the sounds that I initially posted about, but P1666 is still triggering after high-boost situations. I am curious if this is partially due to the lack of check valve, with the long-ish diverter valve lines seeing both pressure and vacuum now - taking longer to close the diverter valves (?). New diverter val
  9. To clarify - that’s the diverter valves, right? That’s where my research was pointing, but the “implausible signal” part is confusing.
  10. The car is now triggering P1666. It seems to agree with me that something is not right. Fingers crossed that I can find/fix the problem without much difficulty!
  11. Lol, and to think I was expecting a picture of a BMW. Still in the family!
  12. I’d suggest ohming out the wires as wiring issues can be tricky to find otherwise.
  13. Thanks! I ordered the Mann filters thinking they were the same/similar to OEM, but they may differ. I may try an OEM set next. Unfortunately discarded the old filters. Anyone have observations of this type of noise?
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