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    San Diego, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2004 Saab 9-3 AERO(sold
    2006 Saab 9-5
    2007 ML 350 ( wife's)
    2002 C4S
  • Former cars
    1968 GT Mustang
    1972 914
    1995 A6 Quattro
    1997 A8 Quattro

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  1. First one at 27, second one at 42, third one at 61..................
  2. My recollection is tha tcode is for lean fuel/air mixture. Therefore, see if you have any obvious air leaks in air intake. Check to see if gas cap sea lis damaged/leaking as well. Lastly, if you "google" the P1124 code you will probably find some more ideas as well. Good luck with it!! Demosan :cheers:
  3. As the previous poster states, there is more to a turbo than just the motor differences. If you ever have any tendencies to track the car ( even auto-X's) the turbo has wider wheels and the beffier brakes and wider rear axle that would put you at a disadvantage when competing with other factory turbo's. Most important to me would be the factory turbo has a better engineered oil sump and is also less prone to IMS problems. If you wetre here in the states it would be a "no-brainer" to wait for a factory turbo to come up on the sales block. In Australia much more difficult........................... Good Luck in whatever you choose to do!! Demosan My $.02 :cheers:
  4. Good luck wqith the trip and will be anxious to hear how it went once you get back to TX. make sure that AC is in working order as you will be in some real HOT territory!! Demosan :cheers:
  5. Jerry, Given your car is a C4, having the right size tires is important than a 2WD Carrera. I'm not a tire expert, but if you were to use the 30 profile vs the 35 the difference in revolutions per mile is 836 vs 805 or 3.5%. In order NOT to stress the viscous coupling in your 4WD Carrera, it is advisable to have the MAX difference to be 2%. Therefore, you could be asking for trouble. You mention the front being 50% worn so you might "sneak by the 2% guideline", but if you drive the car in the winter in snow and need the 4WD system to be in good working order I would not take the chance. Demosan
  6. I believe you need to adjust the microswitch in the door that controls the amount ofglass travel for opening before the door is actually opened. In your car it appears the microswitch has moved on the drivers door causing your problem with incorrect travel. Good Luck!! Demosan
  7. jpowers, as a contributing member of this forum ( which you apprently are) you can access the manual in the "Documents Menu" portion of this site provided by Loren. Good Luck!! Demosan
  8. clboo99, I'm not sure about the heat shield issue, but in order to the rear bumper t ofit from the turbo/C4S, it needs to be narrowed to fit the C2 narrow body configuration. Do a searchand you'll see others have done this retrofit with lots of effort and $$'s involved. It is not simple "bolt-in" replacement for sure. I have a C4S and I believe my rear bumper faciais about 2.5 inches wider than the C2 facia. Good Luck!! Demosan :cheers:
  9. judgejon, I think you mean the serpentine belt, not timing belt in your note?? There is no timing belt but as you know, rather a timing chain ( with tensioners internal).. demosan
  10. TCS85, Not sure if you have replaced the headunit with any non-OEM replacement , however I would suggest you remove headunit and get to ATC connectors and see if any of them are loose. I have never experienced the problem as you describe it, but when I installed a Nav System to replace my stock head-unit I remmber having some problems with getting the connectors to seat and lock in the new headunit. The ATC connectors are of the same design and again possibly could have worked loose. Good Luck!! :cheers: Demosan
  11. I have taken my front bumper off several times to clean radiators of debris and there is no need to pry the bumper with any tool in that area if the bumper is removed with all the screws removed appropriately. The service tech may have missed the hoardware near the side marker lights and then tried to "pry" the bumper off?? Was this a Porsche dealer or independent repair shop that did the work for you?? You mentioned talking to a VW service advisor so I am curious as to who did the work?? Good Luck with your second round with the service folks!! That clearly is no rock chip!! Demosan :cheers:
  12. It is the outside air temp sensor. Enjoy your new car and drive it like you stole it!! Demosan :cheers:
  13. tanny02996, Thanks for the response on your milage re: your coupling replacement. I just turned 40K so I'll definitely check it out at next oil change. Demosan
  14. I have a 02 C4S as well and was wondering how many miles on your car ?? I will have to check the shaft on my car once I am under it again for an oil change. Were there any symptoms of the shaft being bad in your case before you visually saw the deteriration of the coupling?? TIA demosan
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