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Bill_SoCal last won the day on October 2 2018

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    Murrieta, CA (North of San Diego)
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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2005 Carrera Cabriolet
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    1966 VW Bug - My first car at 16 years old. It was a fixer upper back then. I owned several VW's through my teenage years and always dreamed I would someday own a Porsche. I followed my dream and 25 years later...
  1. Thanks Loren! You know, I looked around in there and couldn't see any other seepage. I missed something...wheel comes off next weekend and I'll do a better job of looking around. It must be the shock/strut then...everything else looked dry. Appreciate it! Bill :beer:
  2. Well...that oil drip is actually going from what looks to be the lower A-arm bushing (not sure if that's the correct nomenclature)... Is this something that I can replace myself or do I need to take it to the dealer? I imagine there's not much life left in this bushing now that its starting to seep. It doesn't look too complicated to pull out...I just don't know if a press is required for removal/installation. Appreciate the input. All the best, Bill :beer:
  3. Hi Loren - definitely oil...I cleaned the garage floor in hopes I had just has some splash on the under carriage from the road. Same drips in the exact same spot. Appreciate any guidance!
  4. Well it's been a while since I've been to the site...I am finally back in the driver's seat again with a 2005 Carrera. I noticed I continue to get an oil drip just inside the front passenger wheel...it's dropping about an inch in from the tire and almost dead center with the wheel. It looks to be power steering fluid and not brake or anything else. I will pull the front wheel this upcoming weekend and see if I can find the root cause...any ideas? I did a search prior to posting this and didn't find anything on this subject. I need to be about to make sure this is a DIY...I'm now about 4
  5. Yesterday was it for the Boxster...I drove it off the lot in December 2002 with 12 miles on the odometer (trip from the port to my dealer). It officially died with 179,800 miles on the odometer. This has been the best car I have ever owned (my daily driver for the past seven years)...the interior and exterior looks like an '03 with limited mileage at best. It's just not worth the cost of putting a new or rebuilt engine with all the miles I have on the drive train/chassis. The oil streaming down the flatbed is from the IMS failure...It's a sound that will haunt me forever after I turned t
  6. Well...my daily driver was taken off the freeway on the back of a flatbed yesterday. This is only the second time since I drove the vehicle off the lot brand new in December of '02 that I've been left stranded. I was heading up the I-15N here in SoCal doing about 90 on an incline that leads up to Temecula. I was in the face lane when I heard something sound like it hit the bottom of the vehicle really hard. Within a few moments the temp gauge started to rise and I knew I either lost the water pump or my drive belt had broken. I shut the vehicle down when I was in the #3 lane and coasted
  7. I just completed my 11th regular maintenance since driving my new at the time 2003 Boxster of the lot in late December 2002...right off the truck from the port as it arrived at my dealer. This vehicle has remained my daily driver and while I travel often for business and my car sits at the airport, it still gets its fair share of miles. I was coming down the Ortega from Orange County when I tried to take the photo of the speedo hitting 165,000 miles...not a great pic with the BB... The exterior looks pretty **** good to. No door dings, but the front has certainly has its fair share of rock
  8. Dealer #2, which is obviously Dealer #1, will cover the repair for me. :thankyou: All the best, Bill :beer:
  9. bigbuzuki/TopGun2000, Thanks for the feedback. I have a call in for the Service Manager at Dealer #1. I have a call in at my other local dealer to discuss the service with them as well. What's sad here is I've purchased three cars over the years from Dealer #1. I'm so pissed at this point, not only will they (Dealer #1) not be working on my Cayenne, they won't be getting my potential future business or referral business that I've sent there way either if they should have covered this repair and didn't. I'm fortunate that I have a few dealers that are not too terribly far out of the way.
  10. Thanks very much for the feedback guys...I really appreciate it. wvicary - please clarify "...There is no one that can replace the centre brng last time I looked into it which was about a year ago." The more I think about this whole drive shaft bearing failure, the more concerned I am over the Porsche CPO program. I have to believe this failure is covered...my warranty expiration for the CPO is 12/16/2012. "The Porsche Approved Limited Warranty Coverage This Limited Warranty offers value with a full peace of mind. Porsche Cards N.A. will repair or replace with a new part distributed
  11. HELP! :help: Well, I landed in San Diego today from my business trip and finally had a chance to swing by the dealer to look at my squealing noise that I thought was my R/F wheel bearing. My '06 Cayenne has 60,900 miles on it and is a Porsche CPO (Certified Pre-Owned), so I was confident whatever it was would be fixed and covered by Porsche. Wow was I wrong on the diagnosis and coverage. I wanted to make sure the Porsche tech understood what I was hearing, so after I had the Cayenne written up for service and I got my loaner paperwork for the car rental, I handed the keys to the Porsc
  12. Good morning, Anyone lost a wheel bearing on their Cayenne? I have not heard of this occurring, however, yesterday as I was running the mountain road I take into the office and I started to get the squealing sound of a failing wheel bearing from my right front axle. The noise continues regardless of how I turn, however, it does diminish when I apply the brakes. All four brakes are relatively new. Cayenne just hit 60K on the odometer. Before I take it to the dealer, thought I post to see if any other issues with wheel bearings. It has been raining for the last few weeks here in So Cal
  13. I work with two dealers in So Cal...both are great and equal distances from my home. Have you tried another dealer? If I can't do it myself, it goes to the dealer...I have found mine to be fair and reasonable. And yes, there are a lot of independents...had a bad experience when I was new to the Porsche experience with my first Boxster. Won't do that again...without getting gouged, I like to think you get what you pay for. All the best, Bill :beer:
  14. Had a blast today test driving the Panamera's at Ontario Speedway. The event was fun, however, would have liked some more time behind the wheel. It's a large sedan...if I were to buy one, I would be stressing over parking stalls and door dings. It would be similar to the length and width of a 7-Series, but with incredible style, speed, and a sleekness only Porsche offers. I was truly impressed with the ride. I got a kick out of the hot lap with the Porsche Race Driver...wow did that Panamera move out! Those guys can drive too! Great way to spend a Saturday morning! All the best,
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