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Everything posted by demosan

  1. I must say, based on your story you are handling this situation far better than I would in the same circumstances.................... Kind of scary to me that you needed a third seal/IMS seal after only 5K mi'les from previous one?? Do you track your car at all?? When I read your story, as a mechanical engineer I wonder if there is a more significant "run-out" of your crankshaft that causes these seal failures?? I guess I am just lucky as my 02 C4S is still on the original RMS and IMS seals with 39K miles. Thanks for sharing your story and I hope this is the last "seal" incident you have ofr the life of your car. demosan
  2. I really think the white C4S is a spectacular looking car, however those wheels look like they "raised' your car significantly?? WHen I look at the Lambo and your car there seems to be a significant difference?? Are those wheels 20's?? Demosan
  3. Sure its the in the morto and not the catalytic converter?? Common that the baffles in the CC ca nbreak loose and create some strange noises. easy enough to hit CC with a ru[bber lallet and see what might be lose in there. Demosan
  4. James, Why not buy direct from Durametric?? I bought mine directly a few years ago and they offer free updates to their latest release software etc and were very easy to deal with. Here is the link for US pricing FYI http://www.durametric.com/buyus.aspx If you only have a post 1996 car and only intend to use it on that car or possible replacements in the future you don't need the "Option II" kit withthe round adaptor for pre 1996 OBDII connectors. I AM NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH DURAMTRIC but simply a content user. Good Luck!! demosan
  5. Filip, I would wait a few days and see if there still is leaking washing fluid before undertaking a repair ( albeit not a difficult repair) as in the 120,00K service the dealer probably tried the washers to see if the pump was OK etc. and the fluid was probably some excess as a result of that dealer test. My $.02 !! demosan
  6. Albert, I have an '02 C4S and have had a front end noise issue that I tracked down to my car having the shorter sport springs which when the car is raised on jacking points the springs can mis-seat on the spring mounting surfaces resulting in a strange grinding noise when turning the front wheels in any direction. In my case, this was rather easy to find, so your noise issue sounds much more subtle, but I offer it as possibility anyway. Good Luck!! demosan
  7. Do you get any CEL?? If you can't get any codes, then it probably could be bad coil packs ( cracked) . Have you had any work done on the car recently?? Good Luck!! Demosan
  8. Removing the front nose will make the job much easier. DO a search for nose removal or readiator cleaning and there will be DYI instructions to remove the nose. I have done it several times and it an easy job ( but easier with two people). Good luck!! demosan :cheers:
  9. Jerry, I would suggest to you buying the Pcasr was the right thing to do at the time for all the reasons you reference in your first "dream post". You my friend have the next set of priorities spot on and helping your family is apprpriately at the top of the list. Thanks for your sons service and I'm sure your best Pcar days are ahead of you!! Meanwhile enjoy the mini........... Demosan :cheers:
  10. Jorge, Pics of the "old" and "new" center caps would be informative?? Can you post some pics?? Demosan :cheers:
  11. I Would clean the contacts on the dispay facepate and see if that "rejuvenates" the back-lite ?? Beyond tha tyou could try and reach Becker and see if they offer a repair service that is cost effective. Good Luck!! :cheers: Demosan
  12. Apprently you don't have a owners manual?? Stock sizes for 2002 C4S atandard rims is 225-40-18 fronts and 295-30-18 rears. Hope this what you were looking for?? demosan
  13. Not sure how many miles you have on your car, but is not uncommon that the baffles in either the catalytic converter or the muffle break loose inside and cause some noise that is hard to diagnose. YOu could remove the muffler first and see if there is something loose inside as well as the catalytic converters. If you do a search for noisy catalytic converters in this forum I'm sure you will see some info. Good Luck!! Demosan :cheers:
  14. Interesting, does it only happen on one side or does it happen on both? Mine are all matching but the rears are new and the fronts prob have 5k miles on them. tuonor, Have you tried turning off the PSM under the same driving conditions to see what reaction you get ?? I don't believe your problem is related to tire size issues, but possibly a bad wheel sensor?? demosan
  15. Barry, I would guess you have hose that has been displaced or disconnected from the tank some how. I would guess the reaso nyou can't 'blow" air throu the hose is there is a one way check valve to prevent all the liquid running back to the tank everytime you use the washer. Good Luck!! I'm sure you will see a displaced hose when you gain access to the tank after removing inner liner. Demosan :cheers:
  16. Tony, If you mean by "mini" the Ipod shuffle, it is only designed to use the USB voltage for charging, i.e. 5Volts DC. In the case of other Ipods they use 12VDC. SO I'm not sure how getting another cable from Becker will solve this discrepancy. Let us know how you make out on this issue as others I'm sure have faced the same problem. Demosan :cheers:
  17. tunegoon, FYI, this is the cover that hides the roof rack mounting studs, not the drains. I have not seen that problem before, however, I would try and gently pry the door up a bit and I believe you can reset the molded posts back into the retaining clips without breaking. Otherwise, I expect it will be a an new one from dealer. Not sure they come already painted?? Good Luck!! :cheers: demosan
  18. Dave, Also makes you wonder how the two mechanics you spoke with reached the conclusion you needed a new clutch?? Sounds like they needed the work more than giving you a honest diagnosis. Demosan
  19. Can't help with the body shop question, however it looks like you ca nreattach your front nose on passenger side with the plastic pop rivet tyope device that installs in the fender well near the side marker light. Check the other side and you will see the part. I don't have part number, but the local Porsche dealer will surely stock the part and it shouldn't be that expensive even at the dealer. Demosan Good Luckwith the repair, although it looks like it shouldn't be too bad from your picture. :cheers:
  20. How many miles on your rear tires?? If it isn't the bearing, I would bet it's the tires if they are beyond 50% worn. Many other incidences of this "noise issue" when you have wide rear tires at 40psi or more. My $.02 Demosan
  21. stkitts, As others have stated, you have the trafficpro nav/radio in your car. I retrofitted one in my 02C4S as an alternative to the double-din aftermarket units. If you google the term "trafficpro" you will find sites you can download the manual from. the Porsche model designation on my unit Becker is 4763, although they were made by Becker for several auto mfgs. including BMW. The manual will walk you through the code issue ( once you get it from the dealer or Becker as Loren suggests). My code for the trafficpro in my car is a 5 digit number as compared to the CDR-220 it replaced was a 4 digit code FWIW. If you get stuck trying to find get the manual, send me a PM and I will respond with pdf file of the manual. Good Luck!! demosan :cheers:
  22. Ben, I would "jumper" the clutch switch to isolate that is one possible problem and also have the battery load tested at any auto repair shop that seels batteries. Easy diagnostic tests before taking any other part replacement tests. My $.02 Demosan Good Luck!! :cheers:
  23. I too have the lumbar seat option ( both driver and front passenger option 513 and 586). I don't have the "comfort seat" option in my 02C4S, but apprarently was offered as a "stand-alone" option ( at $380 per seat per window sticker)!! Demosan
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