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Everything posted by turbodoug

  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. When I start the Cayenne up, a message comes up on the dash that says something like "wait a minute, you changed the tires, didn't you?" Then you can select winter tires and the size from a list, hit enter and once you drive around the block, the TPMS works again. Careful of the rim size. If you have a Turbo or GTS with the big brakes, you need the Porsche 19" or bigger wheels. I find that the narrower tires digs into the snow better. Oh, and you can only do 149 mph with the winters on, lol! I have a place in BC with a very steep access road. We are out there regularly during the winter including spending Christmas there. This Cayenne and my Jeep TJ with Nokians are the only vehicles that can make it up the hill, except for the tractor and the odd snowmobile. My buddies Cadillac (curling rock) usually ends up sideways in the trees. Great tires, good handling in the dry as well. Much quieter than the summers.
  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 radiators living behind the front bumper. I have checked online for a bra with screens and could only find bras for cayennes up to 2006 and it is not apparent if the bras have screens over the air inlets. I went to the dealer today and asked what they had....... blank stares. The joke was "don't drive your turbo in the winter" as I was walking out. Does anybody know of any system for protecting these components from road rash!! Thanks in advance.
  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 A3-02 warranty requirements. I grant that this does not mean that the oils have been tested and received approval by the European sanctioning body. I`m still using Mobil 1 in my 09 CTTS. Back in my Datsun 510, 240, and 280z days, I swore by Mobil 1 and Slick50.
  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. There is a special lubricant from the father land that must be mixed 50-50 with water for the o-rings. Go figure. We were seeing cars straight of the truck from germany with coolant leaks from this coupler. The new round o-rings have been very good. This is some info on the coolant leak. Vehicle Type: Cayenne S/GTS/Turbo/Turbo S Model Year: As of 2008 Concern: Coolant leak from the coolant regulator housing Information: When carrying out work on the coolant regulator housing that involves removing the intake socket, labled "A" in image, the previously used assembly grease must no longer be used when installing the replacement intake socket. The reason for this change is that if too much assembly grease is used on the sealing rings during installation, the sealing rings may become deformed when the intake socket is installed and therefore may not seal properly. If a complaint of coolant leak from this intake socket is received, replace the intake socket with948.106.101.02 which is fitted with upgraded round sealing rings. Action Required: Use assembly gel as the assembly grease for the intake socket. Information! The amount of gel required for fitting must be diluted with water (50:50). Parts Info: -> Grease (assembly gel, 100g tube) 948.106.101.02 -> Intake socket, round sealing rings Me earlier today: Just dropped off my 09 Turbo S (12k miles) for the second attempt at fixing the coolant leak. The first attempt Work Order from Dec 17th indicates: 948-106-101-03 Intake Socket 000-043-301-05 Antifreeze 948-106-533-00 Sealing, W (truncated I think) Any idea what the last item is? Doesn't match the parts listed above. I should get it back later today. I'll post results. TIA Latest: So the dealer called at 2pm. He said they re-did the repair and the truck was ready to go. They apparently pinched the o-ring on installation of the new intake socket first time round. So they replaced the whole piece again along with new antifreeze. They said the water pump and plastic line were fine. I put about 20 miles on it and brought it home. I had a close look (and smell) under the hood in the garage. No indication of more leaks at this time. The exact same parts were used this time as was used last. (As indicated in my first post) I hope it holds up. Porsche52's comments give me comfort. Pig Whisperer / Cayenne Grief Counsellor....too funny. Unrelated: I also asked them about what I percieved to be excessive power steering pump whine. They said it was normal and another one in the shop was similar, so I guess I'm satisfied. I will keep you posted if anything piles up.
  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. checked everywhere for leaks, nothing. Assumed it was residual coolant evaporating off after service work. Fingers crossed, off to the coast for Christmas, 1000 miles each way! Minor whiffs of coolant throughout trip. No visible leaks or driveway staining. Truck ran like a champ. Driving home today 300 miles from home in the middle of the mountains, "Low Coolant Warning" comes on. Great!!. Stop at gas station at the top of the deserted mountain pass and buy Shell premixed coolant (nice). Dig around under hood to find coolant reservoir filler and it takes 2 quarts to fill it. Again runs like a champ the rest of the way home. I was under the impression that all coolant issues had been resolved on the Gen 2 Cayennes....obviously not. Does anyone have any more detailed info on the nature of the coolant leak and housing issue on 09 Turbos? Is this a difficult repair prone to mis-assembly, O-ring pinch or what ever? Back to the dealer on Monday. Thanks in advance. I'll let you know what they find.
  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 the factory. I will check out mObridge. Thanks
  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. What a difference compared to the stock Pirellis. I washed the car on Saturday, I awoke Sunday to 2" of snow. Weather's supposed to heal up mid week, but I am running out of time this year.
  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 Remus too. As for the warranty issues, my warranty expired in July so I'm on the hook now regardless. It cost me $200 to have a twig removed that was caught in the fan motor..... Oh well....
  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 for the info.
  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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