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  1. First issue with my UK 2005 3.2S in 12+ years ownership, 45k miles on the odometer CEL light on and codes P0431 stored with P0421 pending. Had both these codes a few weeks back before clearing them and trying the best fuel quality plus Cataclean fuel treatment. 200 miles later the cel is back on with same codes. MAF signals look fine, performance is fine but maybe the fuel economy is 5% down on normal. Idles fine hot n cold and no obvious aural signs of exhaust leaks, albeit my stock exhaust has always sounded a little more fruity than the norm! Local
  2. Given the deficiencies and cost of the factory system they should give the map updates for free.-The market for TomTom maps is massive in comparison, but given the volume that Navteq market across the other car users the costs charged by Porsche are silly. Whilever people keep paying it, they'll keep charging it. Interestingly, a lot of the European used car buyers guides are now saying don't bother with PCM (whereas a year ago they were firmly saying buy with PCM) - they have finally realised its not an economic sat nav system
  3. Hi Al - its been a long time since i've been back reading posts on here - i'm so pleased you managed to get your kit to work in the end, even if it wasn't without some turmoil. No issues with mine still, although i've only added less than 2k miles in the last 15 months :(
  4. i use the ctek 3600 and leave it connected and the car locked with the alarm on - not had any issues with false alarms when the ctek switched from charging to maintaining modes.
  5. To qualify for a Porsche warranty in the UK (assuming its expired) you must first have a full inspection by the Porsche delaer (approx £200), and then have any issues rectified before they will issue warranty cover (£895 per annum). You don;t have to get the dealer to do any repairs, but you may need proof of the parts used to be Porsche genuine ones, and then pay for a reinspection - if the dealer does the work they wont recharge for inspection. Thats the worst case ! Provided the car has a full Porsche dealer service history then they should honour any RMS replacement free of charge -
  6. Given that the best ECU tuners are only claiming 300bhp for the 3.2S and 310bhp for the 3.4S i doubt very much you'll get anywhere near those quoted figures. If Revo,GIAC etc can't extract more than 15bhp extra on an S you ain't gonna get 50bhp from a 2.7
  7. Still no discounts available in the UK, but i read an article in the UK Porsche magazine over the weekend saying Porsche USA sales are down 31% in Q1 so a deal is certainly there.
  8. i just raised the rear axle onto ramps when i did mine - took about 7.5 litres with the filter
  9. Whilst i would still recommend you take the car to be checked you could try swapping one of the coil packs from another cylinder to see if the fault moves around, or get yourself a new coilpack from eurocarparts for around £40. If you go either of these routes then check the sprak plugs while you're at it. A firend of mine had to be recovered in wet weather about 18 months ago - his C2 was 4 years old at the time, the OPC replaced all 6 coil packs under warranty, as most were cracked on inspection.
  10. Chris - as Loren says its probably just a little bit of wear n tear, and nothing major - i'm guessing you don't have the warranty currently ? Find yourself a decent independent Porsche place - if you let me know your whereabouts i'm sure i'll be able to direct you somewhere for diagnostic help/rectification at half the cost of a OPC. As to Porsche warranty - to qualify the car must be under 10 years old and under 100k miles - you'll need to have a 111 point inspection carried out by the OPC and any issues found recified. These don'ty have to be rectified by the dealer, but they might charg
  11. There is a set of silver ones on German ebay at present for 20 euros ($30) buy it now. if you fancy havign a go with the spray can yourself these might be worth a look. www.ebay.de search for L?sgitter
  12. The car is of an age where the coils packs will be crakced and failing - you normally notice this more often than not in wet weather. It'd be unusual for all six to fail at once though, so it might be something else like a MAF sensor. I'm not sure whether this would bring up any other codes (i would guess it would). Get it back to the dealer and have them sort it .
  13. I had mine replaced in Jun 06 with the then revised part. It started to chirp/rattle again recently - i took mine for service last week, and they replaced the piston again. The service advisor suggested there was a revised piston released 6 months ago, but i couldn't get any more details. I've barely driven the car since, but the nosie has gone again, although i think there are similar chirping noised under acceleration when cold now (needs a few more starts etc to confirm this tho.)
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