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  • Present cars
    2006 Cayman S
    2011 Cayenne
  • Former cars
    2002 WRX Sportwagon
    2004 MINI Cooper
  1. Has anyone done this yet on a 2011+? The calipers are significantly different from the typical Porsche Brembo calipers in that they don't have the single retaining pin on the top of the caliper - and the pads can't be removed from the top of the caliper. I'm not sure of the function of the 2 torx bolts facing outwards, but it appears to me that you can't replace the pads without removing the calipers . . .
  2. There were issues with Durametric v.5 and 987s resetting the Service reminder, because, I was told, the reset signal had to be sent in a very short window (on the order of a few milliseconds) for it to go through. Many people using slow laptops or not running them on A/C power, had issues with it not working. As far as I know, there have been no problems using Durametric v.6 (current) and resetting the Service Reminder.
  3. In Auto mode, the tiptronic will almost always start out in 2nd gear (it will sometimes kick-down to 1st if you are on an incline, or hard on the throttle). If you are at a stop, and put it into Manual mode, then it will start in 1st gear. I have always assumed that it starts in 2nd to help with fuel economy, smoother starts, and preventing wheel spin on slippery surfaces.
  4. Congrats on the new to you car! I can hear the back roads of North GA beckoning you. :)
  5. Follow-up: Problem solved - you do have to save your Preset selections to your seat memory button (which also saves your HVAC preference in addition to your seats and mirrors). So now the wifey and I can have our own tuner settings. :)
  6. Very strange, have you tried a factory reset. No, I considered it but was holding out to see if someone could explain what I might be doing wrong. A member on Rennlist pointed out that I need to save Presets to my seat memory button whenever I program them; I don't think I've done that yet, so I'll try that first to see if it corrects the issue.
  7. Help! The PCM on my 2011 Cayenne is driving me crazy. I can't get it to store any of the radio or satellite stations on the Presets. I have followed the procedure for storing them initially (assigning stations to preset buttons), but whenever I stop and restart the car, they are lost. Is there something I'm missing, or is there a problem with my unit?
  8. I'm not sure of the specifics, other than there was visible damage of some of the cat element. Some of the early 06 Caymans had cat problems, and in fact, my original left sided cat had to be replaced about 2 years ago when it went bad. I think this one did throw a cat efficiency code on 1 or 2 occasions, but only after running at high rpms, and not consistently. In retrospect, my service adviser mentioned that if they have another car come in with a similar problem, the cats will probably be one of the first things they look at, rather than the last.
  9. It was pretty much by the process of elimination - after doing various things like switching sensors, coil packs, actuators, etc. from one side to the other, they had reached the point where they thought that it might come down to replacing the DME, or actually having to replace the whole engine (Porsche was apparently recommending that it might be necessary to replace the engine, rather than tear it down to look for a mechanical problem)! They finally decided to take a look at the cats directly by removing the headers, and that's when they noticed that the right side was partly bad. Replaci
  10. **UPDATE** Problem solved - after 5 1/2 weeks in the dealer's service dept! It turns out that the problem was the right side primary cat was partially bad. It wasn't bad enough to cause a problem or throw a code under normal driving conditions, but under high load/flow (i.e. variocam range) it was apparently obstructing the exhaust flow enough to affect the valves on the right bank, and cause the lifter and misfire codes. Both headers/cats replaced under the 8 yr/80K mile Emissions Warranty - I am a happy camper again. :thumbup:
  11. You can also buy the Sport Mode software (and the Sport button for the console) for about $1200 + labor to install (check Suncoast) for the Tiptronic (if you can't find a Tip w/ factory Sport Chrono to your liking).
  12. I did - however it only seems to return under a combination of lateral g-load and high revs; cruising around town it is fine. I wondered if it might be due to faulty coil packs, so I replaced them all, along with new spark plugs. Even with that, I got a misfire code on cylinder 3 today when I tried to reproduce the condition on a freeway cloverleaf ramp. I'm off to the track tomorrow to see what happens. If it recurs, then I'll be taking it into the dealer on Monday to have them look at it.
  13. That sounds a bit ominous - I was hoping maybe it was just a faulty sensor or something. I hope this is covered under my (non-Porsche) extended warranty . . .
  14. I have a 2006 Cayman S Tiptronic with 43K miles; recently it has been throwing the CEL codes shown in the picture below, but it seems to occur only when I am pulling a fairly high-G or sustained right hand turn and RPMs go above 4000 rpms (i.e. on the track). As the codes show, it only involves the bank 1 cylinders (which I believe are on the right in a Cayman). I don't seem to be able to reproduce it by normal driving around town, or acceleration above 4000 rpms in a straight line. The other day, I also got some misfire codes for cylinders 1-3, under the same circumstances (sorry, didn't
  15. I have read of a couple of people attaching those teflon furniture sliders to the bottom of the skirt for that purpose. I guess if you attach them far enough back, they wouldn't show.
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