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  • Present cars
    2000 MY Carrera 4 Coupe
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    Carrera 4 Coupe...997?
    Cayenne S?
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    '87 Carrera Targa
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  1. Only the non-egas cars need to have the DME re-programmed when changing the MAF. That is because the MAF used on the early (C2) non-egas cars is no longer made. To use the newer MAF the DME needs to be re-programmed. Since you have a C4 - you have egas and there should be no need to re-program the DME. Perhaps your OPC was confused and thought your car was a C2. Loren, the original part number for the 99 C2 is still available. They are not superceded and do not need calibration. Part number 996 606 123 00 whereas the egas for the 3.4 is 996 606 124 00. You can get the Bosch part
  2. Which chip did you need to switch ? Also what OBD2 codes did you get at that time ? I got P1128 and P1130 (rich air/fuel mixture, both cylinder banks). I'm hoping that the MAF cleanup works. :cheers: Sid The chip in question was for an '87 Targa. I had an aftermarket MAF on it and the shop said the hesitation was due to the "junk" aftermarket MAF hot film sensor. They put on the OE airbox...except...that didn't fix the problem...and billed me $600. Eventually I was able to diagnose this, with help of Autothority, as a faulty chip. Got a new chip and bingo...no problem. Then...
  3. Yes, that will work but you won't know what the problem is and it won't correct the problem. Autozone will read your code for free. Upper right corner of the page click on "Reviews" Oh man ... I paid the local porsche dealership $110 to tell me what the code means ("diagnosis charge") ... I literally paid for my ignorance :eek: So Loren, do I have to tell Autozone anything for that free readout ? Just for future references, till I get the OBD 2 reader. BTW, I still don't know the actual error code, but the service guy told me "you need a new mass air flow sensor" (among other things).
  4. Wow, I fiddled with that thing and could feel it underneath...why on earth would someone design the clip so the button isn't visible? :cursing: I had cleared the CEL and all has been well the last few weeks. Tonight, pulling into the garage, it came on again. Wasn't my day today. Thanks for the info.
  5. That's what I thought too...but they don't seem functional. I've tried gently pushing, squeezing, pulling. Price to replace is around $300 for a new MAF? Was afraid to break it. Once I had removed the entire unit, I still didn't see a disconnect point. It looked more like a single piece? Beyond my abilities! But then...I'm a simple man.... Wonder if anyone else with a 2000 MY C4 has had this experience? :beer:
  6. Attached a few photos...it's a soft rubber boot...there didn't seem a way to unsnap anything short of unscrewing torx and pulling entire unit out.
  7. Thanks, Wazoo. Yeah, I'm in the software industry and can tell you all about incomplete feature implementations, incorrectly loaded databases, and the like. Silly me for thinking that the an option missing from the Porsche configurator (XLF) would be in Edmund's! :P I really appreciate your insights. I have read the same re:slow launch on the C4 & C4S. The guys at AutoSpies seem to have some insights in the same vein as yours ; mainly in terms of the fact that existing C4 customers don't see the value of the 997 C4 & C4S because: a.) the C2S is so darned good, b.) the fron
  8. Don, as an owner of a 2000 MY C4, I can only say that it is a wonderful car...with some quirks. Of course, I have the 996 version, but conceptually, same car. My experience with Edmunds is this...the TMV is not very good for lower volume cars. It's useful for high volume vehicles only. Further, as a guy that knows a bit about vehicle configurators you should know this...they are all wrong to some degree, even the OEM configurators! Use them at your peril...we saw frequent errors even on manufacturer sites. Also, I have heard that the C4 is not "moving" well right now...but that could jus
  9. I'll take a pic and send...thanks for the quick feedback. Getting the dreaded 1128. Last time, techron seemed to fix it. No luck this time. Thinking I can clean the MAF...
  10. Loren, I tried this...I have no idea how this is supposed to come out...the only thing I was able to accomplish was to unscrew it and pull it out...I have a 2000 MY C4...and the MAF looks different than in the photo. There's a rubber boot and plastic but without the screws, nothing pulls out. My neck is sore, btw. I have no idea who designs this stuff, but it wasn't designed for "serviceability"...that's for sure! :beer:
  11. Hi all...did a dumb thing today...took off my wedding ring and put it in the "ashtray/cointray" in the center console. Braked hard :drive: and ring rolled forward into a little gap and fell into, of course, a totally unreachable position inside the console. :cursing: How do I remove this console or at least the forward section so I can dig the ring back out? Appreciate any help. 2000 MY C4
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