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About tXster

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  • Birthday 05/12/2007

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  • From
    Leesburg, VA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    '06 Cayenne
    '06 Cayman 'S'
  • Former cars
    2000 Boxster
    2001 Boxster 'S'
  1. Yes, it is a hassle getting around the air filter box, however, you do not have to remove. There is a bolt that can be easily removed that will allow for a bit more play. I used a 12 inch 1/2 socket extension to reach behind the air filter box and apply pressure to the electrical connection to mate. This worked.
  2. Will replacing the bulb fix the problem, yes, necessary, maybe, maybe not. My problem included the left side bulb, turn signal, and high beam, not in that order and they would all switch off and on randomly. In addition, within a couple of days of left side problem, my right side turn signal went out too. The dealer diagnosed a bad igniter on the left side and replaced the part. The truck was returned to me with the beams and signals working, however, the left side high beam was still failing. These problems began after a 24 inch snowfall which included a lot of bumping and bouncing thro
  3. Two months for my dealer to receive the carbon canister from Porsche! My original canister failed causing these check engine codes. In addition, cold engine caused a very rough idle until warmed up. Idle would chase after warmed up. According to my dealer, both were due to the failed canister Hopefully these issues have been fixed. Parts replaced: 955-201-081-02 Carbon Canister 955-201-908-00 Moulded Hose N-100-232-91 Hose Clamp
  4. Last week I received a P0446 CEL code, after some searching on this site, I cleared the code and filled the gas tank. Yesterday I received P0445, so I dropped off at the dealer. A smoke test revealed leaks in the charcoal canister. I thought I'd post this "smoke" test since I hadn't read about this before. Hope this helps someone else out.
  5. I purchased the extended warranty at CarMax (Max Care) on my '06 at the time of purchase. Purchased with 9,100 miles on the clock, transferable coverage 'til 84,000 miles or 2014, cost $1,649.00 Really the only reason I recommend CarMax, I have never heard of better used car extended coverage for the price. My Porsche dealer warranties Max Care coverage CarMax sold Porsche's all day long, $75 deductible. $5K sounds very high, I would open an ING Orange savings, drop the 5K in it and wait for that rainy day. Good Luck!
  6. +++on Durametric, when my airbag light came on in my Boxster, Durametric was the only option to clear (other than the Dealer) I love the options to activate the various components inside the car (CEL, radiator fans, etc...)
  7. Dealer replaced the power steering rack, including the steering gear, part: 955-347-011-17 and the steering column sealing sleeve, part: 955-347-037-03 Drive is MUCH improved, nice "new car" stiffness, plus, it appears the noise is gone (fingers crossed)
  8. Dealer adjusted steering column damper, did not correct the issue....next step rack and pinion replacement
  9. With any Porsche purchase, buy the best you can afford.... I picked up a '06 Cayenne with just 9,100 miles on the clock. I choose a base over an "S" or "Turbo" due to the minimum gain in MPG, price, and resale. In addition, I was able to add an extended warranty for under $1700 that will carry on 'til 2014 or 84K miles. I see plenty of "S" and "Turbo"'s on the road, online classifieds are littered with them. IMO, especially during this global economic downturn, buying the biggest, baddest, and expensive is a terrible idea, unless you really don't care and have the $$$ to spend, if that's
  10. Hi, annoying problem, after driving for 15 - 20 minutes, a noise will start inside of the steering wheel when turning in either direction. The noise is sort of a grinding metal on metal wet sneaker sound, obviously something is worn out or lacking lubrication. Any ideas? Thanks
  11. Hey Jon, if you're topping off, it's leaking and either/or burning off (can you smell it?), leaking around the pressure relief, bad water pump, and/or leaking in the trunk under carpet, or other. You'd be amazed on how much the trunk can hold. Also, what are the last 2 numbers on your coolant cap? My guess is is 00, you should replace the cap with at least 01
  12. Just Maurice, I concurred, where's my "you're the man" :D Congrats on a simple find and fix.
  13. AOS is a great suggection, check the water pump too, I know mine made a terrible sound/smell/smoke when it went....
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