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Everything posted by csman

  1. Thanks Walt Thee is never a problem under boost or load so suspect it is not a big issue, but I've decided to get it checked by a specialist next month. If I don't get a big bill I might invest in an ECU remap to celebrate, man maths at its best!
  2. Thanks for the feedback both. I will try longer idling time and see if that helps. Generally I always drive gently for the last few miles of a drive to let everything cool down before turning off but will haven't then let it idle in addition. Thanks guys
  3. It seems that Porsche folk have moved elsewhere. There seems to be weeks as opposed to hours between new posts which is never a good sign...
  4. Hi there, My 2008 turbo is suffering from producing a smoke screen on cold start, and occasionally on a warm start up. Having had quite a few flat sixes over the years I know some say that white smoke on startup is normal, but this smoke I think is more oil burn off smelling and is thick and embarrassing. I spoke to the dealer I originally got the car from and their view is "they all do that from time to time" but my previous 997 turbo never did. There doesn't seem to be any other smoke after the first few seconds after start up whatever driving conditions are after that. Also it seems to
  5. Had similar problem with '05 997 C2S particularly when hot. Tried cleaning up the cable connection under the car but this didn't cure it. Porsche sent me down the alternator route (£££ or $$$$ depending which side of the Atlantic you are on), still no fix. Turned out to be new starter motor which gave me 100% cure for over a year before I sold the car. Horrible not to be 100% sure that you car is going to start.
  6. The problem needs to be properly diagnosed using the voltage drop test method. Its true that the starter alternator cable does go bad, but it can also be a voltage drop somewhere else in the B+ circuit up to the battery. I suggest taking it to Callas Rennsport, they got the factory scanner and all the right tools. The warranty policy with porsche regarding batteries is that if you dont put 6K in mileage per year the battery will not be covered. Regarding the starter, this is 100% not the problem, this is from my experience with these issues. vizcarra44 Had the same problem, tried e
  7. Hi Paul, thanks for the pics. These helped me to find the connection quite easily. The big difference is that, as you mentioned my UK supplied car seems to have many more under-body panels than your car (wet UK climate perhaps). Looking at the picture I had to remove the whole triangular rear section plus some of the panel further forward to get access to the cable under another flap! Also the cable is in the right hand side of the car for both left hand drive and right hand drive cars. Anyway, good news is that I have done it, there was some corrosion on the connection which has now bee
  8. If the exhaust sound increases when you're in 'sport mode' than I have to assume you have a PSE. There are many ways to tell if you have a PSE. The most visible is if the exhaust tips (chrome plated) are different sizes (diameter) and offset. The standard (non PSE 997S) stainless tips that are equal in size. It's easy to spot the solenoid that activates the PSE 'valves' and if look underneath you'll be able to see the actual vacuum operated valves that attach to each muffler. Do a search on this forum or others. There are plenty of pictures that will help you. This forum has the install pro
  9. Keep us posted. I will have the dealer check this spot....if they don't diagnose it first! I am really interested in their diagnosis. I am also taking the car to an independent shop on Friday, so I will ask them for an opinion as well. I will keep you posted. Nick Hi Nick, awaiting feedback from Paul above but did your independent offer any advice on the possible cause? thanks csman
  10. Hi Paul, I am having difficulty locating both the wire and therfore flap. Could you indicate where the cable / flap is on the attached picture of a model 997 GT3 (which is remarkably accurate and similar to my c2s underside!). I can only find one flap which I have shown on the photo and there is no cable behind it. should I be looking more in toward the rear of the car in the open section with no undertray? many thanks csman
  11. Thanks Paul, Thats the kind of stuff I was looking for. I will have some time to do this in 2 weeks and will let you know whether it is successful. Many thanks csman
  12. Thanks RFM, still cant find the DIY section mentioned earlier that would point me in the right direction to diagnose/swap out the starter and or cables? Hi csman. I just bought my first 997 yesterday, and I had similar problems. I flew across the states to pick it up at the dealer, and then I had a 9 hour drive ahead of me. The car started fine at the dealer, but started cranking much slower at the rest stops. By the time I got home, it wouldn't start at all! I just Googled this link, and it looks like the long explanation may have some merit. What do you think? Mine is still unde
  13. Thanks RFM, still cant find the DIY section mentioned earlier that would point me in the right direction to diagnose/swap out the starter and or cables?
  14. Thanks for all of the replies. as I mentioned in the first post, the battery and alternater are brand new from Porsche Centre and tested/charging sucessfully. Where do I find the starter motor DIY? many thanks
  15. I have a 997 2005CS manual with PSE and sports chrono. I have read a lot about the exhaust mod of disconnecting the connector that switches the exhaust between bypass mode and normal in order to stop the exhaust going through a quiet phase at certain RPM and speed when in sport mode. My question is, does this mod have any downsides (other than removing the ability to switch modes from the cockpit). I am worried about loss of perform ace or similar as a result of changing exhaust back pressure at certain RPM or any other issues that could be caused? many thanks CSMAN
  16. I have a problem and need some help before I am relieved of any more cash :( I have a 2005 Carrera S (coupe, manual) with near 40k miles on the clock. Since I have had the car (18 months) i have had a problem with hot starting. Basically after a run or sitting in traffic when I stop the engine and restart after a short time, (fuel stop, brief stop to put it in the garage), the starter turns over very slowly almost to the point when you think it will stop. Most times it picks up again and the engine fires cleanly but it has let me down once and failed to start. After an hour or so when
  17. Thanks gents, As the bumper will need to be removed I will have a go at getting this doen under warrenty but don't hod out much hope with my UK dealer! cheers csman
  18. I have problem with a leaking headlight washer on my 2005 C2S. As soon as you fill the windscreen/headlight washer bottle the left hand side headlight washer starts to seep from the nozzle and doesn't stop until the low fluid warning comes on in the car. both the headlight jets seem to work correctly when I wash the headlights, but the left hand side one will not stop seeping afterwards. Any ideas of easy fixes or is this a book it into the garage job? cheers Csman
  19. Hi Pop Many Thanks, I owe you a very large beer as it is now working. Something must had crashed and needed a reboot. FYI I had to leave the fuse out for an extended period as the first time I tried it didn't do the job. Thanks again Csman
  20. HELP! I had an extensive valet on my car today (including carpets being washed etc.) but on the way home noticed that the map view was locked to the location of the valet people and not updating as i drove along. I entered a new destination but the navi simply starts trying to calculate a route but never finds one. When I checked the status on the Navi screen it was showing that no satelites were visble all the way home (13 miles). I have tried switching it on and off but it is still showing the old location and no satalites found in the status menu. I am wondering if the guys have dislo
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