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About jgriffin56

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    2004 Porsche C4S
  1. In California, unless the modification directly caused the defect in the operation of the vehicle, there is no problem with the warrantly. Your dealrer may just have to disconnect he radio to get his specs on the engine....da. Your dealer is liar and an cheat. You should fight this with all you have, since you are in the right. Get a lawyer if you need to!
  2. Same here, about $3000 for a Tip. However you really need to get a Porsche Mechanic who knows what they are doing. L&N is a great source for those technicians who are properly trained in the procedure. While in there, you may want to consider them looking at your plugs and connectors and get the water pump replaced.
  3. Good thing about order new visors, is that now you can get rid of the yellow warnings fixed on the visors. Get two new ones without the ugly warning notices, makes the interior look much cleaner.
  4. My $0.02: I have a MY 04 C4S 1 Compared to C2- Same engine, same basic transmission with front wheel syncros, and a front end with AWD with CVs and shocks . 2. Same reliability as the C2, only difference is transmission syncros and front AWD, which is quite reliable ( reallt no problems, other than another pair of CV boots) 3. Pricing should be approximately the same.however the C2 is more popular and probably a little easier to sell 4. No special servicing, except a gear oil change at some time in the servicing intervals. Some people do not like wht added weight of the front unit,
  5. I had an independent here in Orange County charge me $29 for an oil filter, and I bought an oil filter from a dealer for $22. GO Figure!
  6. Loren: If the Red Brakes are the same as the Black, then why are the pads and the rotors diffferent and cost about 50% more.
  7. Just like girls, once you have had a Turbo, you will never go back.
  8. IS bypassing the bolts a time or money problem? The bolts are not expensive and if you have the time to get them (any Porsche Dealer or Indy will have them) get them . Porsche highly recommends that you replace the bolts. Dealers and Indy will also replace the bolts, However if you are not down to the sensors on the pads yet, they can be reusable, as long as they have not be worn at all ( dash "brake" warning light on).
  9. Most Sears Automotive depts will checik your charging system (battery, alternator) for free. Just get in line at the battery testing station and they will tell you what's up.
  10. Same story here! Cable broke, took it to Porsche Dealer, told it would be about $500 plus to fix. The service advisor made it sound like it was major surgery. Got the name of a convertible top place locally and it was fixed in about 1 hour for $100 out the door. All he did was to attach the old cable to the new one and fed it thru the top and reconnected it. It took longer to get into the stall , than to do the job. He said the 99% of the time it has to do with the connectors and not the cable itself, which is pretty stealth.
  11. Porsches for some reason seem to chew up batteries. I have had my C4S for 4 years and I have had 4 batteries. 2 were OEM Porsche batteries which are not good. Third one was an Interstate battery that I recently replaced after 9 months due to a bad cell. The new one was replaced by my Indy under warranty. He said that on the third battery, no one "cleared the codes". So it seems, if one is to do this DIY then you need to clear the codes after the replacement. This I know nothing about only what my technician told me. A service advisor at the local Porsche Dealer told me in order to help preserv
  12. On the Sprint Booster, I see a lot of explanations on why it doesn't work, however how many of you critics have actually put one on your car to see for yourself? I have, and I can tell you the "placebo" effect that you describe, is real. I have a Tiptronic S transmission and it makes a huge difference in "feel". The car drives much better in 5th on the freeway than it did before. I know it works, and I am really glad I spent the money on it. This is a personal testimonial experienced over the past year.
  13. The one mod that I really think has made a difference in the performance ( not increase in horsepower or 0-60 speed) is the Sprint Booster. If your P car has e-gas, you may want to invest in a Sprint Booster ( $325). I touted this device before and received back several negative responses, because some (without substanation) THINK it will somehow screw up things. I have had the Sprint Booster on the car for a year now and it runs great. It is placed under the dash in-between the e gas harness and on a DIY scale it is about a 2. It is designed to increase the voltage to the in the e gas syst
  14. I would retrace my steps in the removal of the air filter and replacement of the MAF. Since you have a Triptronic make sure that the suction tube that connects to the air intake is securely in place. I would say that it has to be somewhere in the airbox setup for the CEL to come on. Brakes and an oil change would probably not trigger a CEL. I assume that you used an OEM paper filter and not an oiled filter, since an oiled air filter sometimes gunks up the MAF. Again, I would remove the airbox and retrace my steps to check if you forgot to connect something properly. You may have also inadverta
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