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Everything posted by vizcarra44

  1. HI... Do not have any Boxsters. And I don't have an idea about #1. On #2, did they say to change the car battery or the Key battery? Sometimes if the key battery ( a small watch battery) gets weak, it can case starting problems due to the transponder setup that the car reads when the key is used. May be worth checking. Just a thought DC The dealer mechanic was referring to the car battery. The key remote so far has been operating perfectly so I doubt the battery is weak. However, I'll change it to see if there's an improvement.
  2. Maybe someone else can confirm which car??? I'll check it out too. TKS!!
  3. Sorry, TPMS was an option. Check your options list for I482 Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  4. Thanks Loren! That sure was quick. You must have a beeper tied into the posts on this site. Indeed I have tried locking the doors with the remote when a door has not been closed. I believe I got a beep when that happened. Can live with the PAS fault code, but because the PDK may not have experienced all the possible user stimuli to date, I just hate the idea of finding myself stranded in the middle of Arizona. According to Durametric, resetting the faults will not clear a fault that has not been dealt with. If this PDK fault is a fluke, then resetting all faults should not affect anything and at worst I would still get the registered fault which would likely lead to a visit to a dealer.
  5. Sounds like the cooling system has an air pocket. If you dont have the AirLift bleeding kit, start car up cold and have someone keep revs at around 4000 rpms and start adding distilled water until the t-stat opens around the 180 mark, then put cap back on and let off the high rpms and drive hard, rev it a couple of times and that should do it for you. Vizcarra44 :rolleyes:
  6. The problem needs to be properly diagnosed using the voltage drop test method. Its true that the starter alternator cable does go bad, but it can also be a voltage drop somewhere else in the B+ circuit up to the battery. I suggest taking it to Callas Rennsport, they got the factory scanner and all the right tools. The warranty policy with porsche regarding batteries is that if you dont put 6K in mileage per year the battery will not be covered. Regarding the starter, this is 100% not the problem, this is from my experience with these issues. vizcarra44
  7. Sorry, I can not agree with that. Porsche does not make any of their own audio or NAV equipment - but then again maybe that is the problem. Wow, I'd like to see who could replace the amp and do the coding and programing from start to finish in 10 minutes. Highly unlikely. There are numerous TSB's on the Pcm issues, most likely a software update available for this issue. For an accurate diagnosis you will need the Piwis tester to begin with.
  8. It's the nature of this manual-matic trans, its basically a manual tranny but with electronics to control the shift points. I have seen this in the shop with almost all these PDk's. It's not a hardware problem, depending how you drive it, it will adapt and learn your driving style. I have noticed that if the car is driven in an agressive manner the tranny's will usually shift better. There is a calibration that is possible with the tester but I havent seen it make a real difference. That being said, it looks to be software related, I assume if enough clients complain, then Porsche might do something about it. Regards
  9. How does the wiring connector to the coils look? Melted, usually the fuse for dme or ignition blows, check your fuses. Does car start up at least? If you do have a blown fuse, you may have either a wiring issue or bad Dme caused by shorted coil taking out one or more drivers. :huh:
  10. This carbon buildup is a problem with any DFI engine, the Air flow is getting distrubed as it goes by the valves, the DFI engine needs the air to come in at a certain angle and is important during stratified injection. I just saw today an audi with same problem, the audi guys are keeping busy with this issue. I have also seen this on very low mileage cayenne's as well. The valves are like heat sinks when the engine is turned off, the oil fumes in the intake are collecting on the valves. The only solution is preventive maintenance, there is a service that inducts a strong mist of induction cleaner at idle that will help keep the valves clean and the intake. Looks like when these cars go out of warranty, there are going to be some high repair bills if this preventive maint is not done. Just an opinion from a Porsche Miester Tech. :unsure:
  11. The problem is not the mirror motor, it is either the passenger or drivers door module, usually a computer reset "handover" with Piwis tester will fix this.
  12. In the U.S. the mass sensor value should be around 17 to 19 max on the Kg/hr at idle, your Oxygen sensing Lambda value should be around .98 to 1.05 and your Rkats should be no more than 2% positive or negative, if your reading short and long term values on your tester, then short should not pass 10% positve or neg and likewise for long term. Vizcarra44
  13. I would like to see some live data if possible. I gently strap my open laptop, facing me, with the passenger seat belt and run the Durametric cord up and over the steering wheel column. I click start/stop only when parked in my garage. Hi, The idle values for your Maf should be 14 to 16 kg/hr, if any higer then either your Maf is messed up or running too rich due to lots of possible causes. If your values are below 14 kg/hr then you have vacuum leak most likely. Look at my posts that have references for specs. Vizcarra44 ;)
  14. Hi, try holding the eject button down for a lond time and it should eventually eject the cd, try it with the key off first. Regards, Vizcarra44 I also see that your system is base 1.0 which is not even level A. You tried to install a newer nav disc that belongs only in Pcm 2.1 with SW versions 4.0 or 4.1 What needed to be done was install the update disc which will put you at 2.1 SW version Level A Then you need the newest kit 997.044.901.51 which will update you to level B. This kit comes with a couple of discs. The whole procedure must be done with care and patience. Look at the TSB 9110 Good luck
  15. Hi, try holding the eject button down for a lond time and it should eventually eject the cd, try it with the key off first. Regards, Vizcarra44
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