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    Ontario, Canada
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2006 Cayman S
  1. Started up for the Spring, and had CEL light. Porsche advised CEL would go away after (3) driving sessions of over 20minutes. During the first driving session, the CEL flashed and beeped once every 20 minutes. Called Porsche, they came and towed Cayman away for service! Only 2400 kms!!! Engine was running rough in the 1500 to 2500 RPM range, but ran smooth over 3000 RPM, but chugged with a slight rocking feeling during idle...appeared to be misfiring, but I'm not an expert. Anyone with CAT conv. problems on a 2006 Cayman S?
  2. I have a 2006 Cayman S 987.120 with a factory CD stereo deck. I'd like to upgrade to a PCM monitor. Can someone confirm if I have the correct model number: 997.642.141.02? Are there any brackets, etc required for installation? Are there installation instructions already posted? Does anyone know the Part # for the navigation GPS to accompany this PCM? What's the market value for a new or used unit? Anything else I should know? Thanks
  3. All cars made from 1996 and sold in the US have OBD2 and when the faults (DTCs) go away that are stored, the CEL will go out after those 3 driving sessions. Of course, if you buy a Durametric tool or a basic OBD2 reader, you can manually reset the codes. Regards, paul... Thanks for the OBD2 info
  4. No blinking CEL. I opened up the manual, and Porsche recommends moving the car every 4 weeks, even with the 55psi tire pressure over-inflate. It's pretty hard to move without starting up!
  5. Thanks for the quick reply. Did an oil change just prior to storage, in fact only about 50 miles on the oil. No fuel stabilizer added, but full tank with high octane. When you say "don't know about the CEL" do you mean: don't know if what dealer says is accurate (from your experience)?, or have never heard about the (3) 20+ minute cycles to reset the CEL?
  6. I have always started my stored vehicles every month or so in the past...non Porsche, without any problems. I normally fire-up and roll a few feet, but I suppose neither is necessary especially with the high tire pressure. Not sure how to acquire the "fault codes". Called Dealer, he seamed knowledgeable and not concerned, he said "1.) ticking from Hydraulic Lifter and fluid displacement (or something like that), would go away after 15-20 minutes of normal driving in the spring. 2.) Check Engine Light – activated due to cold start, would reset and go away after (3) driving sessions of 20+ minutes. Does all of this sound logical? He sounded convincing. Thanks.
  7. Stored my Cayman S in December 2007 for the winter. I live in Ontario, Canada...enough said. I have done everything right: tires to 55psi, battery maintainer plugged in, covered, stored indoor at 40-degree F or higher. After 1-month I started for 5 minutes and rolled tires, after 2-months I started again and had a couple of problems. 1.) Check Engine Service Light came on and stayed on, after a few engine restarts. 2.) Engine has unusual ticking sound. I ran for 10 minutes or so and problems did not go away. Can anyone help with the engine light and ticking? Will both go away after I drive a few times in the Spring? Thanks
  8. Battery Maintainer... With my Cayman S literature there was a mail in form to order a Battery Maintainer…not talking about the Maintainer/Charger (this item I understand). I’m sure every other Porsche owner got this as well. Has anyone used this Maintainer for long-term storage? I don’t know why this item exists; the manual clearly illustrates how to remove the battery for long-term storage. Is the idea behind this product to save the work and efforts of battery removal and re-installation? Does anyone use this Maintainer? Have you used for short-term storage (couple of weeks)? Is there a serious battery draw concern if idle for a couple of weeks? Or have you used for long-term winter storage (few months)? For those in the North. Many questions…I know. Thanks
  9. 20,000 is correct...depending where you live and how often you drive (yearly). I'm in Ontario, Canada. Here this is a summer car, so miles are low and oil change should be at the start of every season after it has been sitting for months. A battery maintainer is needed as well.
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