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JFP in PA

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  1. One point to consider is using the oil level indicator on the dash. The digital guage has arrows for min and max off to the right. There is one bar above the max arrow, does this mean an overfill of oil if that bar is solid? Depending upon how long the car has been sitting; yes if it has been sitting for a long period before reading, or no if the engine has just been turned off. It takes some time for the oil to cool and settle and get a correct reading...... OK, looks like I have to drain some oil out, must have overfilled. Try doing a filter change, that will remove
  2. One point to consider is using the oil level indicator on the dash. The digital guage has arrows for min and max off to the right. There is one bar above the max arrow, does this mean an overfill of oil if that bar is solid? Depending upon how long the car has been sitting; yes if it has been sitting for a long period before reading, or no if the engine has just been turned off. It takes some time for the oil to cool and settle and get a correct reading......
  3. One point to consider is using the oil level indicator on the dash.
  4. Looks like an external torx socket, good set costs about $20-30 at Sears and other outlets.....
  5. Loren I appreciate the quick response. I'll double check with the dealer on this. Gus Thanks Loren Part numbers turned out to be correct--- although both Porsche Dealers here in Houston seemed hesitant. Seems the part is called a Transmission screw plug as well. With shipping time, etc--took 8 days to arrive. My 2000 2.7 has been on jack stands waiting for this Part ($4.57). During the course of changing the coolant pump and proper coolant flush I stripped the original part--although it was usable, I felt compelled to replace. Thanks Gus Suggestion: Put a small dab of a
  6. It needs to be "N" rated and on their "approved windsheild fluids" list..............
  7. The Pentosin CHF 202 container states that it is fully compatible with the CHF 11S, but is not compatible with the older CHF 7.........
  8. And so do the IMS issues; I personally know of two.....................
  9. P1691 is usually either a short or lack of continuity between the DME and the instrument cluster, or a lack of ground at the cluster. While it could be the cluster itself, it rarely is, more often it is a wiring issue…………
  10. We have. Basically, if you have an M96 of any vintage, there is some element of risk of the IMS failure. Porsche made multiple attempts at rectifying the problem, but only solved it with the introduction of the 9A1 replacement for the M96, which does not have the intermediate shaft....................
  11. You probably tripped the system pulling the seat. Did you leave the key in or listen to the radio while working on the car? Either can trip the airbag MIL. Unfortunately, unless you own the Durametric software, you will have to take it to a dealer to get the MIL cleared..................
  12. Wouldn't an OBD II scanner pick out which one it is?
  13. We use 10W-40 as the "standard" offering at my shop now for several years; only difference is that we do not use any Mobil 1 products......
  14. That's just it....no one seems to provide a clear answer only opinions. What does the owners manual recommend? There are several major disconnects on this issue: 1. Porsche produces an almost mystical “approved” oils list, but regularly changes it, without any explanation of why a particular oil was added or dropped. 2. Some oil compounders (mostly smaller ones) employ totally deceptive marketing practices to imply that they have specific oil ratings when the actually do not (a fact that can be independently verified). 3. Major oil producers reformulate their products constantly,
  15. This is a no-brainer; if one has failed, others may follow (this spring did not fail without reason). If you replace one, that valve will probably have better spring pressure than the others will. You already have it apart; do you want to be doing this again in two months? I would do all new springs, retainers and retainer locks. I would also be sure to check installed heights as well as open and seat pressures for both the original and the replacements. Would also be a good time to check for guide wear, new seals and a freshened up valve job.............. Do it right and you’ll only do
  16. As I mentioned earlier, I have no direct experience with Amsoil products. I'm sure they produce a reasonable quality oil that will do fine in many applications. I just am circumspect about their oils because of their strange statements that "recommend" their oils for applications that require ACEA. If you have ACEA, why not just say it? And if they don't have it, they are not unlike other small oil compounders that use "legalese" to try to get around the fact...............
  17. Beside the number times it has been posted on various sites, like BITOG; if you do a search for the current ACEA oil sequences, you can find a large PDF file that lists their requirements for complying.............I should warn you that, as is the case with most European community legal documents, it is a bit of a ponderous read, and references several agreements and protocols, which you will also need to read to get the full picture….. Excerpts from the most recent sequences: “ACEA requires that any claims for Oil performance to meet these sequences must be based on credible data and cont
  18. I really don't know much about Amsoil as their multi tiered marketing and distribution system turns off most shops; we prefer dealing with local or regional distributors that stock a lot of products (and brands) and offer reasonable discounts for commercial operations that buy in volume. That said, I would be circumspect about their claims as their site says their products “surpass the most demanding European specifications. It is recommended for European and North American gasoline or diesel vehicles requiring any of the following worldwide specifications”: • API SM/CF • ACEA C3 • ACE
  19. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)? Maybe ZDDP, Moly, Calc levels, TBN, and grade stability? :D OK, here we go with a couple of caveats: Our database has a lot more Syntec 10W-40 data than 5W-40 as the 10W product is used by most of our clients. That said, we do have a fair number of 5W analysis. The data was screened to limit the analysis to cars that see mainly street driving, and were not suffering issues (high fuel dilution, coolant infiltration, etc.). Oil analysis w
  20. RP does not have any ACEA ratings, one of their marketing people admitted as much on another website, saying that they have never submitted the product for testing as "ACEA applications are too small a market for us..." Yet they continue to imply they do............ And, by-the-by, in response to RP’s marketing hype, ACEA has stated “there are no ACEA warranty requirements”. UoA's for the grades of RP we have seen did not fare well; the products tend to shear down quickly, show high levels of TBN fall off and go out of grade in as little as 2,000 street miles. Not what I would be looking f
  21. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)? Maybe ZDDP, Moly, Calc levels, TBN, and grade stability? :D OK, here we go with a couple of caveats: Our database has a lot more Syntec 10W-40 data than 5W-40 as the 10W product is used by most of our clients. That said, we do have a fair number of 5W analysis. The data was screened to limit the analysis to cars that see mainly street driving, and were not suffering issues (high fuel dilution, coolant infiltration, etc.). Oil analysis w
  22. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)? Maybe ZDDP, Moly, Calc levels, TBN, and grade stability? :D OK, give me the evening to pull together some comparable data from our files and I try to supply a detailed synopsis in the AM...................
  23. would you mind sharing some analysis results? ;) Anything specific you would like to know (e.g.: TBN, ability to stay in grade, etc.)?
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