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  1. I have been getting oil seepage around my Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger which is getting worse. From the manual I see there are two seals between the heat exchanger and the oil pan that could be causing the problem. I searched the forum and don't see any threads on the topic. Has anyone else had leakage around the oil cooler heat exchanger and if so what was the fix? Before I replaced the seals, I thought I would put it out there for input. Dave T
  2. The intake socket does not need to be replaced unless you damage it taking it out. I am not sure of your numbers but the parts numbers for the parts I replaced were as follows; 948-106-125-01 Thermostat $72.14 List Price 948-106-533-00 Seal $6.78 List Price 948-106-124-02 Seal $6.12 List price 948-106-707-00 O ring Seal $11.12 List price Hope this helps
  3. I removed the drain plug easily by tapping a triple square into the torx recess. No drilling. Since the aluminum is so soft a little gently tapping and the triple square sets itself securely. Not the best use of a triple square bit but it worked.
  4. Does anyone have experience on how to remove a stripped drain plug? The T50 torx head is stripped not the treads. I assume drill and screw extractor is the way but I thought I would ask. I knew the torx head wasn't in good shape and should have changed it last time. Advice to all the aluminum strips easily!
  5. Glad I could help. I know I have saved thousands of dollars with the help received from other on this site.
  6. You code might actually be a 0346 fault. I had a 5504 code and couldn't find anything about it and emailed durametrics and they answered very quickly that it was actually 0455 fault. Seems that the durametric programing might be transposing the codes. 0346 has to do with the cam sensor positioners. "P0346 Camshaft Position Sensor, Bank 2 - Signal Implausible Possible cause of fault - Camshaft position sensor, bank 2 faulty" from a post by Lauren http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/31110-2007-cayenne-turbo-erratic-idle-cel/?hl=p0346#entry191845 I don't know where the sensor positioner is
  7. I don't know if it is the same for the 08 but the parts sound the same so I think it will be very similar. I did not drain the whole system. I drained about a gallon and a half into a clean bucket and reused it. I just used a water soluble lubricant. Nothing special but it was water soluable. I would stay away from anything that is petroleum based as some petroleum based lubricants can damage rubber type seals. The two biggest problems are getting the thermostat out and then putting the intake manifold back in and getting the vacuum hoses back in place expecially the one on the back of
  8. Glad the write up helped. The vacuum hoses are a challenge. I had a cracked vacuum hose which I took a while to diagnose. It has been two and a half months and no faults codes on my 09 cayenne so I think it is good to go. As you said this is a DIY. Strictly unbolting remove, replace and bolting back together. It can easily be done in 3hours the second time so I don't know how the dealer justifies around 7 hours to do the thermostat change out.
  9. Apparently the thermostat is a common problem. I used the durametric software to determined the code P8121. I brought it into the local dealer because I have an extended warranty. Dealer said the thermostat needed to be replaced but wasn't covered so I changed the thermostat myself. I don't know if they did any other tests or because it is a common problem they just knew it was the thermostat. Thermostat cost around $50 from Sunset Porsche. The sensors are a little harder to get at. I think they are on the back of the thermostat housing and the fuel manifold needs to be removed. Sorry for
  10. FYI I did the thermostat replacement last weekend and posted a DIY today. It is a straight forward project which takes between 4 and 5 hours. Cost for parts is around $70 from Sunset Porsche. Hope the DIY helps anyone who is going to do the thermostat replacement.
  11. Thermostat Replacement on a 09 Cayenne S The following is a do it yourself procedure for replacing the thermostat on a 09 Cayenne S. The change out is straight forward and took me around 4-5 hours. One word of advice, the thermostat housing does not have to be removed to remove the thermostat. I thought it did and wasted a bunch of time removing other components to remove the housing before I realized it wasn’t necessary. The thermostat is removed easily after the water pump is removed. The parts were purchased from Sunset Porsche who were fantastic in getting the parts to
  12. The following is a do it yourself procedure for replacing the thermostat on a 09 Cayenne S. The change out is straight forward and took me around 4-5 hours. One word of advice, the thermostat housing does not have to be removed to remove the thermostat. I thought it did and wasted a bunch of time removing other components to remove the housing before I realized it wasn’t necessary. The thermostat is removed easily after the water pump is removed. The parts were purchased from Sunset Porsche who were fantastic in getting the parts to me overnight. As always thanks to Loren for his advice.
  13. I traced all of the vacuum hoses that I removed/moved during the thermostat replacement and found one in the back that was cracked. I replaced it tonight. Thanks
  14. FYI, I talked to Durametrics and the software is reversing the code. It should be a code 0455: Evaporative emission system leak detected. They will correct the software on the next update.
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