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Everything posted by JFP in PA

  1. And which contains multiple incorrect assumptions...……………..
  2. Removing the real seal will lubricate the factory bearing without any junk additives.
  3. This is exactly were everyone that thinks they can do better themselves goes wrong. The LN ceramic hybrid bearings cannot be "sourced from hundreds of places for a variety of prices". The LN bearing is the final result of a lot of R&D, trying out various bearing materials until they fail, to identify the best selection of components for the final bearing. And as that design is produced exclusively for them, you are going to have a very difficult time replicating their results Good luck...…………..
  4. If the engine was a 2003 (you can tell from the numbers on sump rail), it would have the small, serviceable single row IMS bearing from the factory. If the paperwork does not mention the IMS, it was not done.
  5. Welcome to RennTech Low apparent oil pressure can have multiple causes; the dash gauge can be bad, the oil pressure sending unit can be bad, and so on. First step is to connect a known mechanical gauge to check the car’s actual pressure. There is even a cheap (around $20) factory kit to update the oil pump pressure control piston and spring to address this exact issue. But first you need to know where the engine really is at. Good luck.
  6. It takes more force than you might expect; the bushing has to move back or the alternator will not come out. Good luck.
  7. PVC pipe has become the substitute for the now $600+ factory tool, which while a true work of engineering art, is hard for any DIY to justify.
  8. Welcome to RennTech Unfortunately, the answer is not really; the volume is preset and not adjustable.
  9. In many states these upgrades are illegal due to excessive glare as the headlight's do not have the correct projectors to create the proper beam cut off. Absolute ticket bait as well.
  10. Possibly the rear window defroster connector for the hard top?
  11. Welcome to RennTech Without the proper diagnostic tools, you are chasing your tail and just swapping parts. Take the car in.
  12. No. The factory filter set up has a seperate by pass valve in the bottom of the plastic cannister which would open if the filter was somehow blocked.
  13. It would not hurt to at least check the balance; "equal length welds' are often very different in weight.
  14. As noted above, P1484 is an indication of high pressure in the EVAP system, an indication that the EVAP system is not working correctly; it does not necessarily mean you should change out a $300+ module until you have determined that it is actually bad. The EVAP system is supposed to get rid of excess fuel vapor into the intake system to burn it off, the leak detection module periodically tests the EVAP system to make sure it is not leaking. The code indicates that the EVAP system pressure is too high, which may be the module, but often is not. The normal way of testing the module is with a smoke test unit to make sure it is closed when it is supposed to be. The attached is the function diagram for the same module on a BMW; as they all work the same way, this should help you understand how this unit functions: How the leak detection module functions
  15. Welcome to RennTech Have you tried inserting a small flat screwdriver into the new switch and turning it to the position that matches the old one? If that does not work, exchange it for a different switch. And a second suggestion is to stop buy parts from Pelican and start buying them from board sponsor Sunset Porsche, where you will always get the real factory parts, unlike Pelican.
  16. You can temporarily hook up the new cluster just to check the oil pressure before installing it.
  17. Up to a point, you still need either a PST II or PIWIS unit to set the mileage as long as the odometer mileage on the replacement cluster is less than 30 miles.
  18. Most likely the vent tube for the battery. Look around the edge of the battery, there should be a small hole the elbow inserts into.
  19. Rather than buy yet another OBD II scanner that cannot read or clear many Porsche codes, get the Durametric which is the best you can get for a Porsche short of the PIWIS system?
  20. I would say the top unit is a knock off. We have had absolutely no luck with aftermarket AOS units, some even failing right out of the box. Considering how annoying they can be to swap out, it ain’t worth the price differential.
  21. Split the nuts with the Dremel, then press out the studs and you are good to install new ones.
  22. If they have button heads on one end like this, they are pressed in:
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