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Everything posted by skl

  1. Someone over at rennlist has tried the EBC greenstuff and hasn't been impressed. Not that much less dust- I have them on a Mini and have had them on a Audi TT with good results, but those cars are a LOT less chubby in the weight department. May try the Rotex Gold though... (have no experience with them unfortunately) I do would NEVER use the covers- I think they look horrible and would not allow adequate cooling, and that thing needs COOL brakes!
  2. Gotta agree with you LV- I wouldn't be caught dead in that thing, and I really don't think my 19 and 22 year old sons would either... do that to a Lexus SUV...
  3. I plan on replacing the front pads in a few weeks with some low dust pads as I think some people are finally making them. I assume it shouldn't be much harder than other Porsche or BMW models. I'll try and post something then as my son will help me and he's much better with a digital camera than I am!
  4. Had my decal on for over a year now- held up fine and still looks nice. Saw my post above and didn't realize it's been that long!
  5. A few of us tow with the Cayenne- I tow a 18" enclosed aluminum ATC trailer with a spec Miata inside with my S. Does fine except it doesn't like the running lights on the trailer and I needed to disconect several to make the lights work at all. I still get the ! every time I turn on the lights. Porsche can't fix it. Another friend over at rennlist has had ALL his lights fail while driving- a very scary thought- luckily that hasn't happened to me , yet... do a search at rennlist as there is a VW part that plugs right into the socket under the dash on Cayenne's equipped with the towing package and makes wiring the brake controller easy. I did it myself in about 1/2 hour. Mine is not the Prodigy but an analog unit which works fine. The wiring for the Prodigy requires a different source for the brake wire or you'll get some weird electrically problems. Talked about ad nauseum over the last year at rennlist on the Cayenne boards...
  6. Since I actually use my Cayenne for something other than trips to a soccer game, like towing a racecar in an enclosed aluminum trailer, I was wondering if some preventive maintenance should be done more frequently. I already change the oil myself every 5K miles or so.
  7. I've got autographs of Ferry Porsche and his sons from the '72 Parade, and Mark Donohue's from the '74 Parade. Need to protect those too!! They're already pretty old obviously.
  8. Forgot to add a picture of the rig- and add I wouldn't consider towing with a Cayenne without air suspension!
  9. Strength wise it is probably fine for a small trailer- just don't know about the lighting issues. Many of us who tow larger enclosed trailers have had many issues with the running lights either not working or always throwing an error and the ! on the dash, using the factory control unit. Do a search at the Cayenne forum at rennlist.com if you have a couple spare hours! Maybe bypassing the troublesome Cayenne electronics would be better but I'd be afraid of throwing lots of codes and it being non factory your dealer won't be able to help. Only problem is, even with the factory unit, most dealers don't have a clue because so few of us actually use the truck as a truck! Good luck.
  10. Unfortunately I did it last year before these instructions were out and it was a pain compared the 911 which took all of 5 minutes for both sides. Yes, there are TWO screws on each one and one is real PITA. Taking out the headlights may also give you more access FWIW. And it is worth it, especially on our black S.
  11. The starting "rattle" is normal- a smog thing- nothing to worry about. I got the thicker wheel and love it but if I hadn't I"d get the Alcantara wheel from Gert. I also would like a beep when arming the car- my dealer said he'd try to do that with the PST2 tool- was easy to do on the Cayenne ourselves. If you leave the center compartment lid open it will honk the horn when you lock it (to warm you it's open) but that's a less than desireable way to do it. Enjoy the car- a REAL sports car!
  12. Had my fixed once and it seems to work ok now but did hear from the dealer there is ANOTHER fix for this and I need to bring it in again! I did finally get both keys to work but it took three times. Sometimes it drives me crazy (as the towing module stil doesn't work right and Porsche can't fix it so my trailer lights work correctly) but I love driving the thing!! Wonder if the Audi Q7 will eat into Cayenne sales though...looks pretty impressive.
  13. Wish you could program some of that yourself- the Cayenne lets you change some settings through the info panel on the dash. I'd also like to have the horn sound when you lock the car. Sometimes you can't see the lights blink in broad daylight and you don't know if it locked or not. You can change that yourself with the Cayenne.
  14. According to my son, he used his fingers to pry it up, and he says they still hurt! Strong plastic isn't it? BTW, his fingers are only 21- no arthritis yet...
  15. Ordered the Rennline dead pedal a week ago- my son just installed it today and surprised me when I got home from work. Reasonably easy to install and looks and feels very good. Not cheap, but it is not a cheap piece either... you get what you pay for...
  16. Just bled my brakes with the Motive- I always finish with one or two pumps the old fashioned way (hard to teach a old dog new tricks) but have never been sure about the clutch. Do you pump it like the brake and then open the valve? With the pedal to the floor or do you push it to the floor with the valve open and then close before letting up so you don't get any air in?
  17. Common problem- quick fix is to disconnect the power to the switch. Don't know how easy it is to access it but shouldn't be too hard. I've had mine replaced once already. It's had several fixes from the factory so far...
  18. I debated between the T-reg and CS as well and almost bought the V8 VW but liked the handling of the Porsche better and the interior better. Thought the VW was TOO fancy and the Porsche more "sporty." Been driving Porsches for 34+ years and figured after a few months I'd be kicking myself if I bought the Vdub even though it is a very good vehicle (and in all honesty, very similiar and built from the same underpinnings. I needed something that could tow a Spec Miata racecar or the GT3 to the track and still be fun to drive when not towing or using it as a truck. The whole family loves it. Wouldn't get one without the air suspension- makes towing a dream. My trailer is all aluminum (enclosed ATC) but looks pretty big- people can't believe I tow with it! Only thing I wish was someone made decent mirror extensions! Hard to see around the trailer!
  19. Haven't even checked the maintenance schedule but shouldn't our plugs last a long time? I'm sure it is a b*tch to change them!
  20. With your name I was expecting another arctic silver owner... do like the slate and seal gray however. It helps to be colourblind though. (All my vehicles are either silver or black, except for one red 914 that slipped in.) Welcome also... :cheers:
  21. Another reason to never throw anything away. I haven't had my 944 for over 15 years but the oil filter wrench comes in handy again!!! Worked great changing oil in GT3 and Cayenne... (have to justify to the wife why I don't throw stuff away... :)
  22. I believe it is version 2.0 but not sure as I don't have the vehicle with me today. BTW, where is Woodbridge? My sister lives near Charlottesville...
  23. W522 Customer Service Campaign- received a new set of 3 Nav CD's from Porsche with their compliments, in other words, free of charge. Sent to all owners of '03 and '04 PCM systems. If you didn't get one, call your dealer. Now the 1 1/2 year old highway bypass near my house is finally on the system- I'm not driving through a cornfield anymore! It also updates the software in the system- took about 6-7 minutes to "install."
  24. Why would 20's not work for the V6- the suspension is the same as the V8 isnt' it? Maybe springs rates are a little different because the engine doesn't weigh as much, but otherwise the suspension design is the same...
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