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  1. Just had it pop back again today - definitely a P1341 (not sure if this could be a definition issue with Durametric?) I searched online and did find someone else having the same issue, (green rubber in the filter, same P1341 code in a 3.4 996). They pulled the cam cover, looked at the actuator and sure enough, it was the o-ring coming apart. "Lazy" VarioCam, P1341 - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 996 Forum - "Lazy" VarioCam, P1341 - UPDATE: IF YOU ARE SEEING SMALL BITS OF GREEN O-RING-ISH RUBBER IN YOUR OI
  2. Finally had the code come back - it is a P1341 - Porsche fault code 174 - Camshaft adjustment bank 1 below limit value
  3. Is there a diagram of how it all goes together - am i right in thinking the green o-ring is on the shaft of the solenoid?
  4. Just to get in the right frame of mind - is this the whole ~$1200 USD actuator unit?
  5. Thanks for the quick replies everyone! I will have a look at the electrical; however I tend to agree with a mech failure diagnosis due to the rubber showing up in the filter. a few follow up questions: Since this is very intermittent "fault" ( I daily drive the car and I might see the code once every few weeks) Is there a risk continuing to drive with this issue for the remainder of the season? Next, is replacing the seal in the assembly an option, or is this a full replacement scenario only? And last question, replacement part number?
  6. thanks for the warm welcome - correct on the 2000 996. I am going to have to wait for it to pop back again to get the exact code as i neglected to copy it down - if i recall it was 1531.
  7. Hi Guys, I have been getting a very intermittent Porsche fault code 174 - camshaft adjustment bank 1. Reading the forums it looks like this is one of the more expensive issues could be lurking. Before I start down that road, I wanted some thoughts on what I have been seeing in my data logs. (Durametric) Quick history: in 2014 @ 167K Km it developed a crack in the head on bank 1. Dealer checked head, mech could not find a crack and misdiagnosed it as a head gasket – which I argued was incorrect. Fix failed and long story short, there was an incredibly small crack, and they en
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