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  1. Hello I was in the process of removing old latch to replace with one and notice the bottom cable wire is missing or detached from assembly . Then there is this silver cable wire that still attached which I do not know how it get removed. The wire that I didn’t see attached to the old assembly would this be the emergency cable wire? If so and if I can’t find the cable end that connects inside bottom of the new assembly would everything else work mechanically locking and opening ect...
  2. Loren any advice on ignition lock. I can’t seem to get key cylinder to lock in place once I pull the paper clip. I tried everything . Ignition lock is seated all the in place . Everything is attached just need to get key cylinder to lock in place. It goes in perfect but won’t lock in place when paper clip is taken out. I insert it the same way and position as it was taken out. And help would be great. 

  3. Are there any diy or tsb for drove belt change on 2012 spyder?
  4. JFP, just got the cayman back after complete engine overhaul. The cracked cylinder was resleeved and I was told all main components were replaced . Just after two days of getting the car back and 250miles the car suddenly started losing power on the highway and a flashing check engine light came on. Had the car towed back to independent service where it’s stil there. I’m told it’s misfire on cylinder 5. Cylinder 6 was re sleeved during the overhaul . After reading some posts could a crankshaft position sensor cause a misfire along with flashing cel ?
  5. Hi all thanks for the feedback. I finally got a call from the shop and the engine failure was caused by a cracked cylinder . The shop said they can repair and rebuild motor.
  6. Oh I forgot to mention I poured a whole gallon of coolant and it all came out of oil tank too? Thanks
  7. Hi JFP, so a simple O ring on oil cooler can drain all coolant into oil tank? So my situation is this: AOS full of oil and that was replaced codes gone. started car was fine after about 3 miles white smoke from exhaust engine losing a bit of power drove it straight home which I was only driving in neighborhood. intermix coming out of exhaust in large amounts. pure coolant leaking from O2 sensors and cats and sport exhaust baffle all on driver side. only cel code is for misfire on cylinder 6. took out all spark plugs and they all look good except a small micro pin drop of coolant on spark plug cylinder 6. No signs of leaks anywhere else except intermix from oil tank , coolant from driver side areas mention above. Coolant tank has no oil in it would that be somewhat of a good sign? I can take out oil cooler if you think that will help?
  8. Hi Silver tt, I’m no engine expert but if my coolant drains straight to the oil tank what does that seem most likely it could be? Do you think the motor can still be rebuilt ? The person i was referred to said it could most likely be rebuilt but then after reading what you had to say with cylinder 6 same with my case having misfire I️ want to make sure if all possible before paying all the labor to dismantle to find out motor is not able to be rebuilt . ThAnks !!
  9. Hi Wizard! Thanks for the reply. Just got it open to use small vice grip and pull super super hard and it pop right open. I mean with all my force. So for anyone trying this for me it took two hands and vice grips. Didn’t have to take front shell off either . Was able to remove palstic liner by jacking the car up and removing a total of 7 torx screws.
  10. Got a dead disconnected battery and dead motor. Found front driver release cable but pulling on it pretty hard and it’s not releasing the front hood. How much pressure to you have to pull?? I’m pulling pretty hard with pliers and no success.
  11. Thanks all for the replies. A Porsche tech recommend me a place called Autosrasse Corp in Costa Mesa ca for rebuild. Having car towed there ina couple of weeks.
  12. Hi Loren yes , they said there’s none in US or Germany. I would have to either do a full rebuild buying individual parts or just find a decent motor to drop one in from a salvage yard or eBay . Thanks and i will not use LA dis.
  13. Porsche said they no longer provide crate motors. I’m clueless as who I can trust for re build .
  14. Hi guys i just had an engine failure . It started out with white smoke and coolant coming out of the exhaust . Checked coolant tank and it was empty. Before this i had codes p2189-p2187 which were cleared after replacing AOS. After 3 miles new code for misfire cylinder 6. I did quick search and one dealer site had replacement motor for 2008 Cayman S at $43k is this correct ? Is an engine rebuild an option with this issue of coolant in oil tank ? Anyone have any luck with LA porsche dismantled motors? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
  15. Hi JFP thanks . I got the three codes mentioned above. The car has 198k . I drained the oil and there was no oil mix. Could AOS be partial problem? I’m going to check banks two cylinder 4 coil plug . Also read on some post the p0446 has something to do with bad Camshaft sensor bank 2? So if it’s emission related engine should be okay?
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