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About turbodoug

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  • From
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2009 Cayenne Turbo S
    2003 996TT (UMWed, Europipe)
  • Future cars
    2019 GT2RS???
  • Former cars
    2009 Cayenne Turbo S
    2003 996 TT
    1980 911SC Targa
    2 - 280Zs
    1 - 240Z
    5 - 510s
  1. I have a brand new set in the box never used for my '09. I will check and see if they are the same as those for the '06 if you are interested.
  2. I installed 255 50 R19 Pirelli Scorpions on my 09 Cayenne Turbo S last year and just re-installed them. I bought used 19" rims from WheelEnhancements.com out of California and they installed the tires for me and shipped them to Calgary. I had them in 5 days!! Awesome! All in it was about $2800 US including the TPMS sensors. Dealer wanted $5700 on sale! Knowing full well that I can't help but touch the occasional curb, I went for the spare winter rims. I can swap them out in my garage in under an hour rather than having to book at the tire shop to have the tires swapped on the rims. Whe
  3. I recently had to change the front chin spoiler on my Turbo S after ripping it off on a parking block with a piece of rebar sticking up. While I had the two front inner fender wells out I noticed the dirt build up on the intercoolers so I decided to have a good look at them and clean them out. See pics. When I inspected the front side I was shocked to see significant stone chip damage to the aluminum intercoolers! There are some sizable dents. I have the 3M clear bra over the entire front end of the vehicle, but of course this does nothing to protect the intercoolers or other various radia
  4. Does anyone have any comments on Royal PurpleÉ It was recommended to me for my 996TT. Prior to using the Royal Purple, I was using Motul. Oil consumption was higher using the Motul and I subjectively thought I had more valve train noise. I have not performed any oil analysis and as such can make no comment on performance. Has anyone elseÉ Check out this doc if you want to compare the specs. http://www.royalpurple.com/prod-pdfs/motor-oil-ps.pdf. Page two indicates that the 0W40 "meets or exceeds" ACEA A3/B3-04 warranty requirements and the 15w40 meets or exceeds ACEA A2-96 and A3-0
  5. From Porsche52 on Rennlist: You have a coolant leak! its just not hitting the ground yet. The plastic coupler from the water pump to thermostate housing leaks on just about every 08 and early 09 V-8 pigs. Coolant collects in the vally under the intake. There is only 1 plastic coolant tube under the intake on the 2nd gen DFI engines. Have seen only a couple leak from that tube. Completely different design than the 1st gen cayenne. I would say 99% of the time it is the plastic coupler. They came with x o-rings from the factory, now we are installing new couplers with proper round o-rings. Th
  6. Interesting. The Porsche service manager said it was a known issue. I plan to call first thing tomorrow morning and get it in. I will update with results ASAP. I will advise them that I was forced to use Shell coolant. Thanks for the responses.
  7. Happy New year!! I picked up an 09 Turbo S in November. Porsche Certified Pre-Owned. Full warranty until 2014. Full inspection at time of purchase, all codes checked. 10k miles. "Perfect Condition" supposedly. I noticed a coolant odor within a week of picking it up. Talked to Porsche Service and they said there is a known issue with a coolant housing leaking. They booked it in the next morning. Picked it up that afternoon. Service report showed housing changed, new antifreeze and a factory PCM firmware update (unrelated service action). Got home and smelled coolant again. chec
  8. I just picked up an 09 Cayenne Turbo S. :lol: I too prefer the Sirius service, but because of how the satellites work. (Check out wikipedia if your interested). Sirius uses 3 satellites that orbit in a north-south figure eight over North America, whereas XM uses 1 equatorial geosynchonous satellite. The upshot of all that is when I am driving through the mountains in Western Canada, which I do alot, the reception is infinitely better on Sirius. I went to the dealer and you can't even get the XM module yet for PCM3 in the new Cayennes. Only way you can get it now is to order it from t
  9. Thanks for the info Chuck. I am fine with it howling above 4000 RPM when I am in thrash mode. Thats what makes me grit my teeth and smile from ear to ear, but for cruising, this is not acceptable. I will check into Europipe as well. I can't find a picture let alone any cabin dB info for the Remus exhaust on their website. All it shows is the tips. I have not contacted AWE yet. BTW, I saw a picture of your 02 with the new wheels. Very nice. Are they cast or fordged? I too have the factory Aerokit on my 03 in seal grey. I went with BBS RS-GT's with Bridgestone RE050 Pole positions. W
  10. Thanks for all of the feedback. I have put about 1800 miles on the car and as expected the drone has not improved. It did change though. I now have a nasty eardrum ripper at 3200 rpm. I presume this is due to the straps loosening up. Cruising on the highway I strive to keep the car at 3000 which is the sweet spot between the resonance at 2600-2800 and the bad one at 3200. Quite disappointing. The tuner hasn't called me back so I will go to AWE directly. I'll let you know what they say. I will also have a look at the straps and see if I can tighten them up. Thanks for the tip on Re
  11. After 1500 miles you will be deaf....? Europipes are the best! I feared as much.....my fault for not doing the research. After 1500 miles, there is no way they are going to exchange it for something else, so I guess I start the fight, sorry, negotiation now. I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise that when they remove 28 lbs of material from a muffler, there must be a trade off. I can't believe Porsche would leave that weight saving on the table if it were as easy as this. Less weight = fewer intricacies inside the muffler like baffles and choke tubes to deal with resonances. Thanks
  12. I just got my 03 996TT X50 back from the tuner. Diverter valves, headers, AWE exhaust and Giac. 2000 to 2900ish rpm and my teeth are rattling out of my head! I specifically went AWE because they say on the website, "No drone guaranteed". The tuner, of course, thinks this is normal. The tuner called AWE and they said, "run it for 1500 miles and all will be good". Has anyone had any experience with this? Is there a better solution like perhaps Tubi or Fabspeed or....? Thanks in advance.
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