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Everything posted by JFP in PA

  1. Welcome to RennTech And congrats on the new (to you) Porsche. Probably one of the most detailed sources of information on this engine is Flat Six Innovations, which is Jake Raby's shop.
  2. Welcome to Renntech Unfortunately, you may be suffering from the dreaded "purchasing aftermarket parts" syndrome; these cars are notorious for not liking anything but the "real" parts. As the OEM switch is not that expensive, I would suggest you are in for some more muscle cramps....... 🤥
  3. Be aware the most dealer will not share the service records for the vehicle because they legally belong to the previous owner(s), and the dealers are uninclined to track them down and get a legal release.
  4. You really don't want to buy into someone else's headaches......................
  5. Without seeing the car, it is hard to say. There is an obvious electrical and communications issues, might be something small, or it could quickly turn into a money pit; the only way to know is to start digging into the car.
  6. I would run away quickly. There are other cars out there for sale without a laundry list of headaches..............................
  7. Nice job, but you ran a large risk; for your own safety in the future, disconnect the battery for 15-20 min. before doing something like this.
  8. I have absolutely no idea what he is talking about.
  9. Your engine has multiple chains of differing lengths; longer chains tend to be more susceptible to "stretch" than shorter chains.
  10. A cooler on the return line from the rack to the pump will probably help.
  11. It can only be done with the PIWIS system, which Porsche does not sell, but only leases, first year lease is around $20,000..............yes, you read that correctly. 😀
  12. Yes, the tag would look the same. The photo I used was for a 986 Boxster, but all the later keys work exactly the same.
  13. Each key comes with a white tag that has a series of numbers on it that is critical for programing as it represents the code for the RFID pill in the key, without it, programing is impossible:
  14. The engine, the cylinder heads, and in particular, the radiators are full of very small passages, easily plugged. Crap like stop leak should never be used in these cars, and unfortunately chemical flushes are relatively useless for cleaning out the plugs that stuff creates, which are often hard as a rock. Let me ask a second set of questions: When you changed out the water pump, did you use a factory pump with a composite impeller, or an aftermarket brand with a metal impeller? And what brand of antifreeze did you put in?
  15. Why did you put stop leak in the car in the first place? That stuff is murder on small passageways, which these engine and cooling systems are full of, you may have partially blocked some rather expensive radiators................
  16. Welcome to RennTech To start with, you have it backwards: The car has to be programmed to accept the key. In order to do this, you need the little white tag that came with the key (it cannot be done without it), and access to the factory PIWIS system (dealer's computer diagnostic system). Once you have both, it takes about 5 min.
  17. Durametric has always run well behind the current model years as they have to obtain the latest models and then spend a considerable amount of time and effort to crack the DME's. Asking someone to lend you their brand new $150,000 car for a couple of weeks has its limitations.
  18. Don’t know about that statement, they keep releasing updates (May of this year) covering the newer Siemens DME’s.
  19. We are telling you that there are no legitimate PIWIS systems for sale, old or new.................
  20. Welcome to RennTech You don't buy PIWIS systems, they are annual lease only, and start at $20K for the first year.
  21. PST II, PIWIS, or even the Durametric system.
  22. Welcome to RennTech I'm sorry, but over the years I have learned not to necessarily trust "global" OBD II scanners on these vehicles, and would get it rescanned with a Porsche specific tool. That said, there does appear to be multiple air bag system faults, including the seat belt tensioner, the crash sensor, and the driver's side diagnostic monitor. Yes, it is feasible that this many things may have problems, and the only way to know if the airbag controller is involved is the Porsche specific scan tool.
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