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svansyoc replied to Hedges's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)This is not quite the same thing, the key cylinder is normally held into the housing with a spring loaded tab, it may be getting weak or was not seated properly. If just the plastic switch was changed out last time this would not have been apart, but if a new cylinder assy with switch was changed(the only way available from porsche with old style switch) this would have been traded out into the new cylinder... if you put the key to position two(right before start/crank position) pull on the key and if cylinder comes out again, push it straight back in and take in to have it looked at, if it doesn't come out it's probably ok.
These are two different tools, I doubt that the adapter for a radiator pressure tester and an air uplift cooling fill system would be compatable(mine are different). As for the AST adapter I picked mine up from one of the tool men that visit our shop. I would see if you could locate a local dealer for snap-on, mac, matco, or cornwell tool man, usually they will be glad to sell you a tool. On a side note when using a vacuum based fill system as much of the coolant as possible must be drained from system in order for them to fill properly and they can be used to see if a leak exists by evacuating and watching for pressure loss but it is difficult to find a leak without putting positive pressure on the system.
the new style housing has a larger switch that should not break anymore, this is the only way available from Porsche, with non oem it is possible to get the old switch but I would recomend to replace the complete housing.
996 and boxster have the same cap and the same pressure tester adapter. I do not know the stant number but the "AST" number is FZ 22. The end that connects to the tool is univeral to all testers so you should be able to use an adapter from any vendor.
svansyoc replied to kagjay's topic in 9PA, 9PA1 (Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne Turbo, Cayenne Turbo S)note, when one light burns out Neither side will work, this is the small round light that comes on when turning steering wheel to left or right.
Just a side note on rms replacement, the purpose of the tool is not only to push in the seal, but also keep it square to the crankshaft. If you ever have one apart you may notice that the block case halves are not necessarily lined up with each other and if seal was drove in untill it was square with block, it would be installed not only at wrong depth but also not square to the crankshaft. svansyoc
svansyoc replied to pclahore's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Porsches cars have a normal parasitic draw of 25 to 35 milliamps, it is recomended that customer use a battery maintainer to keep battery fully charged when vehicle is not driven on daily basis. If battery continues to go low, cell plates will sulfate and not let the battery charge properly. Also keep in mind when vehicle not driven daily is that the battery charge goes lower, customer may then drive a short distance with high consumer load(especially in cold weather,ie... wipers,window defogger,blower motor ect....) and the alternator is able to keep up with these but may not put the full charge back in battery. After doing this several times in a row the battery may reach a point when there is not enough amps left in it to start the vehcile. Therefore a maintainer is nearly manditory on this vehicle when sets for periods of time.
As i understand the information I have recieved from Porsche, the calilpers with different colors are identical and only indicate model cayenne,s or t. (not including the larger turbo s and some of the later calipers)
svansyoc replied to phillipj's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)There is a tech bulletin out that addresses trunk access with a dead battery on older models, basicly if you have a jump box or jumper cables that are long enough you can supply power to fuse c3. red lead to c3 and connect black lead to door striker, with a screw driver close the inner jamb lock (as if the door was closed), using remote lock and unlock doors and then pull open the black lever to get into front trunk. Porsche battery maintainers are just that maintainers and will not charge batterys but maintain the charge. I wouild recommend obtaining an automatic battery charger to charge up the vehicle at about 15 to 20 amps. Never use more than 50 amps while battery hooked up as this can and will cause control unit damage. Normally it will take at least 12 hours to completely charge a battery, amps should be reduced as charging coninues. svansyoc
I would not be that concerned with those numbers, the only thing I personally would recomend is adding a fuel cleaning additive such as bg 44k that has a high amount of the chemical techron in it to help clean carbon from back side of valves and combustion chamber, do the tune up and recheck the next time plugs are replaced. Even a slightly loose hose or old o-ring on cylinder leak down tester can give you slight variances in your readings. svansyoc.
I would generaly like to see under 5% on a leak down test, but would not get to excided until reaching the 15 to 20% range, sometimes the accuracy of the gauge being used is somewhat in question, the gauge must be adjustable to compensate for the shop compressor air pressure. Even a slight amount of carbon on a valve can cause a valve not to fully seat fully. A burn't valve or bad rings would generally run higher than 50%. s van syoc
I agree with RFM bank 1 fuse is most likely blown due to coil shortage. svansyoc
Generally if carpest are getting wet its due to the drains for cabrio top being clogged or damage to the inner liner of top cavity, partially open top and inspect drains for being clogged, and all the gray black material going to drains for tears and rips. What normally happens is the water enters the alarm control unit under drivers seat and and damages the electronics and will require replacement. There may be previous posts on this issue under top section ect.... svansyoc this being a right hand drive not sure if the alarm control unit is under the left or right seat, left hand drive is under left seat.