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Some 06 Caymans have had what is called a "trunk thump" which is a noise made by the rear hatch when you go over bumps (mine doesn't have the problem, so I am going by other's descriptions). It is related to the weight that is mounted inside the hatch door itself, and there is an official Porsche fix for it if it occurs (it is not a recall campaign). It is not related to the engine. For an aftermarket part or modification to void your warranty, the factory service dept. has to be able to prove that the modification caused the problem that you bring it in for, and it would only void the warranty for that part or system. The GIAC software may be detectable by the PIWIS computer (I don't know for sure), but just having it wouldn't necessarily void your whole warranty. thanks man, that helps a lot. I probably will get the car. by the way, I checked on Autocheck, and the car is purchased Oct, 2005. So this car is one of the early cars.
Hi, after looking a while, I end up with two choises. And here are the problems. please help For 2006 Cayman S 5100 mile, bi-Xenon, Chrono Sport pkg, a wing for $48K the owner has done upgrades by replacing a) GIAC software b ) Toyo Tire (has 3000 miles on them) c) Some performance Break (but the break light is one, and he said because the break pad is off centered when they were installed) d) Febspeed header, e) after market exhaust(forget the brand, but has a twin pipe golden finish and is really loud, after 6K RPM, sounds like firecracker, or gun shoots?) and f) While driving, the back of the car had click sound when go over bumps, he said there is a recall that issue (I am hopping it is not engine) For 2004 Carrer 18,000 mile, for $54K a) more conferable when driving it, the gear box is some smooth (not short shifter), and when i hit 91, it felts like 65. b ) And it has this option, there is a button, that you can choose to close or open the muffler or some thing like. When i turn it off, the car is much quieter at high RPM (I may never turn it off, what is the point to get a sport car, if it doesn't shout) c) the engine feels more powerful and smoother. d) Usually the peak of the HP is before the Red Line, you will start to loose power after the peak. And the car will start to slow down. this will let people know it's time to shift up. But with this 2004 911, when i was in second gear, the power of the car is continually increasing, even when I hit the Red Line (not that i don't like it, but it cut the fuel), it make me felt this car can at least go 8K RPM or more. I have drove two 1999 Carrera , one 2000 Carrera, one 2001 Carrera 4, two 2003 Carrera and one 2003 Carrera 4S. And this 2004 gave me the complete difference than any of the cars. I was wondering if this 2004 Carrera has X51 power Kit, How can i tell? the questions 1. will the upgrades that he has done VOID the factory 2006 Cayman S warranty??? 2. I also drove a 2008 Cayman, but the gear box in the Cayman is not nearly close to the 2004 911. 911's gear box is much smoother than Cayman. do they have different gearboxes? In Cayman From Second to Third gear, I shifted at 7K RPM, the gear felt like hit in or forced in, not like 911, gear felt like gentely go in. 3.How can i tell if this 2004 Carrera has X51 power Kit? thanks
wow, thanks for the info, that helps a lot, which make me think to switch my Carrera to Carrera S. well, i guess, i will try on the Carrera first. then later on, get the Carrer S. I never drove a car have more than 140hp before, so may be this is a chance for me to get use to the 300hp first before going further, baby step :) thanks for reply, I find this forum is so helpful, thanks every one
thanks for the reply :) what is Sport Chrono? is that something you can add later on?
Hi every one, I am going to get a used 2005 Carrera, just wondering what are the difference between Carrera and Carrera S for the 2005 models? I know Carrera S is more powerful, 19", and more options(Xenon...etc), But is there anything else that is performance related, other than engine and wheel? and the car still has 2 year warranty remaining, how do i do the warranty transfer? thanks BTW, how many people have Carrera than Carrera S :) ?
ttttttttttaa replied to ttttttttttaa's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Hi vette67, just have one question, if I did PPI with the Performance Auto Shop, and later on, the part that they inspected was broken. Are they responsible for it? will they fix it? I buy the car, because they did PPI and said it was all good. thanks
ttttttttttaa replied to ttttttttttaa's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)is this the one? Auto Sportsystems Group 2810 Dorr Ave Suite F Fairfax, VA 22031(703) 876-2811 thank, nice to know someone lives close
I am going to buy the 2001 911 Carrera 4, since the vibrating (make me feel the back of the car vib left, right, left) of the engine is kind big, I want to send to a trusted tech to look at. should i send to porsche dealer or this place who just do the porsche (any in VA, heard of them?) http://www.autobahnserviceinc.com/ Founded in November 1991, Autobahn Services Inc. is an independent Porsche® facility .... 3158 Spring Street, Suite A Fairfax, Virginia 22031 703-691-1771 I would like to let dealer to do the PPI, but something, dealer service people may know nothing, but reading the code. thanks
ya, i will definitely do the PPI, should i bring it to porsche dealer's service department? I asked this dealer who selling the car, he said he can only allow me to go 5 mile distance. But the cloest porsche dealer is 10 miles.and if there is a crack in the engine, how will they know? I thought the only way to know is to take out the engine. :(any hint on how the car act when there is cracks in the engine? and before the engine blow up? thanks Yu Hi vette67 I know, and i will buy the warranty too, since i am not buying from Porsche dealer who can give certified warranty. is there some good third party warranty i can buy? (will cover RMS/IMS/engine/etc...) thanks
Hey, Jp, thanks for reply, So do you have the same experience, vibration left and right? or you heard from others who had the same issue? because, if it is just cleaning issue, i will just get the car. as i know, boxer engine lie horizontally opposed. This type of engine should runs perfectly smooth and free of vibrations - regardless of number of cylinders. As you can see in the picture, a pair of pistons are not only always in the same position but also move with the same speed - only into different directions so that all vibrations are cancelled. I guess in my case, when I release the gas, for some reasons, they didn't move with the same speed, Because my friend who owned carrera, said it may be either one of the cylinder of that car is cracked or the engine mount needs to be change. the cylinder is cracked part is scaring me. :( what is Durametric camble? sorry being a newbie, when the car is in idle, the car is not vibrating left and right, it only happened when i suddenly release the gas when the rpm is about 2k-3k or up. I am hoping cleaning the the throttle body will do the work (from Farfax and AutoCheck, the car is being sit since 9/15/2006 til now) thanks, I only have 18 hours to make the decision.
thanks, i think i will worry RMS/IMS later. but for the engine, when i back off the gas, it is like vibrating .5 cm left and right. to me it felt like, for each row, the left cylinder goes in (or compressed), it makes the car to the right, and when it goes out (gas+air+fire), it will make the car go left, the right cylinder goes in, it makes the car to the left, and when it goes out, it will make the car go right, so the vibrations should cancel out. (may not be all rows, but for each row, both left and right cylinder should go in and out at same time) in my case, it just made me felt, when i gave the gas, the vibrations were cancelled (very smooth). but when I back off the gas, felt like the left cylinder is out, while right cylinder is in. and because each row were moving differently, the car vibrated. sorry being paranoia, it just because i asked other owner of Carrera, he told me it may be either one of the cylinder of that car is cracked or the engine mount needs to be change. the cylinder is cracked part is scaring me :(
I don't think it is the clutch problem, since I was in nutual. when i was driving all the viberation are gone, the car, engine and clutch run smoothly. I do know when people rev engine, the engine will viberate, since most of cars' engines are I-6 or V6, the cars cars vibrate up and down. I just never had H6 before, and don't know if it is normal. I though 1999-2001 they all have the same engine. but same or not, since you has H6 as well, did you feel the car viberating left,right,left...? thanks