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About gunzie

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    Antwerp, Belgium
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    Cayenne Turbo '05
  1. Just got my car back this week - guys from carreramotors did an excellent job, they even kept me updated with regular progress pictures whilst I was on holiday. Engine was completely rebuild, all wearable parts replaced, and had also the coolant tubes replaced by titanium ones upon recommendation, same for the waterpump. The job also included wheel alignment, airco refill, test drive, etc.. In the end it cost me some 13K€ with the additional replacements, but I should receive (haven't received it yet) a payback from Porsche Germany for the main parts (pistons & engine block). Better
  2. OK - the diagnose is set at the Porsche dealer in Belgium - appears my 5th cylinder (that is the frontmost one from the left bank) is worn in and the sound is actually the piston hitting against the cylinder wall due to too much space. On attached picture you can see the damage. So RFM, you were right about cylinder liner damage! The engine will indeed be revised - new cylinder block etc - the cost is about 12400 € (near 20.000$?) which I'm paying out of my own pocket! :huh: It feels kind of strange to have the 2nd hand warranty just expired, a 3 year old car with 95.000km now, and then r
  3. Did your engines sound like this? Mine is going in on the 18th; I'll report back after that.
  4. I've made a small video; should have done that in the first place instead of trying to describe the noise.. anyone else recognize this?
  5. Thanks RFM! They will indeed check each cilinder with a microscope via the spark plug hole prior to taking the engine out. If liner damage is the case then I guess I would better go for new cilynders + pistons etc (complete revision), no? The car is going in on August,18 for 2 weeks straight. I want inform myself on beforehand off course. Thanks for your swift reply! Cheers, Gunther.
  6. I'm having this metallic noise at idle ( tap tap tap) in my 05 CTT (90.000km or about 60.000 miles); when the engine is cold it's allmost unhearable, but when it's at operating temperature it is very distinctively there. (suspecting thick (cold) vs thin (warm) oil is having an effect; that's why I immediately started suspecting a bad hydraulic lifter) When making more rpm's, frequency of tap tap tap increases also, and around 2000 rpms it either disappears or is drowned out by overall engine noise. when decelerating rpm's, and the idle pick's up again, it seems to be gone for an instant b
  7. I turn my PSM to "off" every now and then, but not always. It isn't really practical for driving slowly around town... always holding 3rd gear, etc. Sometimes I upshift with the tiptronic controls on the wheel in combination with PSM off. It is certainly the way to go for spirited driving. Same here...turn it off now & then but generally drive with it on...the standard program has been optimized for fuel economy and thus emissions/CO2...great for commuting.. Chipping will yield more engine torque, thus indirectly affecting gearbox behavior I rather put the tiptronic in manu
  8. Is the 589.6hp the ACTUAL dyno number or your guess as to what the crank number would be? Or is it just the number you arrived at by adding up the advertised numbers? You do realize that if you just added up the advertised numbers then you are likely waaaaaaaay off. That's just not how it works. If it was then my Cadillac (supercharger, headers, exhaust, intake and tune) had about 700hp. Post up your dyno when you get a chance. I'm guessing you're only making around 420-440hp at the wheels (assuming about a 20% drivetrain loss). Also, if you chirped a gear in that 5800lb AWD automatic
  9. Hi, My 05 CTT does the same - when you kick-down it actually makes you wonder if the car is asking "oh you want to go faster?" for a second, and then takes off like a rocket after shifting down 2 gears...this can be hazardous in overtaking attempts...so indeed I put it in manual or use the tip and shift down 2 gears before flooring it... I've also noticed with the PSM off, the car shifts noticeably faster, but doesn't upshift anymore (at least in high gears as described below/ I need to verify that) Only downside to driving with PSM off is you disable all safety measures. So no, I'm a
  10. Hi, I even have 22"x10" on a Gen1 with Toyo Proxes ST 295/30/22 - some considerations : -I don't think your wheel arches will be the problem, but watch the ET (einpresstiefe or offset) -in my turbo there's a tyre size setting for the TPMS to be made; (Summer 275/40/20 is the biggest selectable in the menu), I lost TPMS functionality and I'm guessing the nav computer also uses this to compensate distance errors. -you're fuel consumption will slightly increase due to higher roll resistance (so slightly less acceleration power & slightly less top speed as well) - I felt the difference
  11. If I'm not mistaken the difference between the Turbo S and the regular Turbo is already a higher turbo pressure (+200 psi?) and bigger brakes..so you've got a decent setup already...probably little luck with chip tuning there... you might want to checkout the famous ruf porsche tuner in Germany...fitting bigger turbo's+wastegate etc will yield ya over 600hp but will typically set you back 20.000$
  12. I've got a 2005 DVD (Europe), what do you want to know? I've also contacted Navteq about updates; same bull**** answer, no updates available, contact your porsche dealer, and at my porsche dealer can't even tell me if it's worth upgrading (number of streets/cities/POI's added etc) How are you progressing with the project?
  13. I have etabeta tettsut's 22"x10" with Toyo Proxes ST 295/30 on it - upgrade from OEM Techno 20" with 275/40 - and I have to say it didn't take a week to get curb rash on all my wheels, and I never had this problem with the 20" OEM's (more tyre protection). Ride comfort is not notably different (air suspension) on belgian blocks. More precise steering however. Agree with the TUV approval, but the curb rash is annoying. If anyone can recommend a tyre over the 295/30 Toyo Proxes ST with some more sidewall, I'll be thankful. Oh, and the 295 width over 275 also partially annihilated my power adv
  14. My 2005 Cayenne turbo (81000km) uses about 2 liters in 5000km - I've heard especially the turbo is an oil-eater. I'm using castrol 10W60 instead of prescribed 10W40 in Europe upon dealer recommendation. Oil consumption can be initially higher (due to engine not yet ran in), so continue monitoring it happy cleaning! Gunzie
  15. Hi, I payed about 80 euro for it - had no problems ordering it in Belgium. I'm not happy with the sound quality of both the speakers and the mike, especially not when comparing with the sound quality of the original GSM module. So I use the original GSM module more often, despite the clumsy telephone book.
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