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About lmurthwaite

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  • Birthday 01/28/1971

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    Music, cars, Millwall, Boxing and food ! ! !

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    Rochester, Kent, UK
  • Porsche Club
    PCGB (Porsche Club Great Britain)
  • Present cars
    911 Carrera Tiptronic S (996)
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    Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth
    BMW M3
    1990 Lotus Esprit
    1999 Maserati 3200 GT

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  1. Hi all, I have been a victim of this issue too. It maybe just me, but my car seems worse if I have given it a bit of a heavy right foot and I am in manual mode on my Tip. The last time it happened to me was after a good fast drive. The car was warmed up enough. I pulled into a petrol station and the noise was awful. I was convinced I had broken a big end bearing or piston ring. The noise, as with all others seems to come from the right bank behind the muffler. When I listen in from the top of the engine (through the hood) I cannot really hear the noise as much. I had my Oil Separator replaced
  2. Hi all, I have noticed recently that my gear selector gets stuck in P. I have to pump the brake pedal in order for me to be able to get the car out of park on some occasions. Sometimes worse than others. Does anyone have any experience of this and what can be done to rectify it? Thanks, Lee
  3. yes, they still work but barely move. 1 inchat the most and they slap back to the resting position after each wipe.
  4. Went to my car this morning to dig it out of the ice. I switched on the engine and let the car warm up. After my screen was clear I went to use the wipers. They barely moved. Then I realised that they were actually switched on. So when I started up the car the wipers would have tried to wipe but they were frozen to the windscreen. Does anyone know if this is repairable? The motor is working as it tries to move the wipers but something must have come off or disconnected on the mechanism. Was very surprised that a little bit of ice can break the wipers.
  5. I have the same problem too. Going to look at the weekend. Is the sensor accesible from the top or through the arch liner?
  6. Was there any outcome to this? I have exactly the same symptoms with the knocking engine on occasion.
  7. Togilvie, that's good to know.... I have a ticking and we believe it to be something lose on the exhaust manifold a bolt or so... that ticks with each exhaust pulse... were hoping its that... otherwise were looking at a bad lifter? it ticks faster as rpm increases.... its going to the shop this weekend so I'll let you guys know what we found.... I'm very interested to hear what the result of your garage vist was. I have the same problem. An intermittent ticking noise that sounds like a knocking camshaft or tappet. It happenes usually after I have given the car a bit of a spank on the
  8. If the sound actually comes from the steering wheel cowling itself then it is the indicator return pin. This is the piece of the indicator stalk that makes a connection with the steering wheel upon return to centre thus disabling the indicator turn signal. I have the same thing, it sounds like a ratchet. Haven't fixed it yet as can't be bothered but you can lubricate the baulk that it makes contact with to stop the noise.
  9. VarioCam Plus is quite different As a Contributing Member you can read the 4 page write up in the MY2002 Technical Information Book. Looks like I might have something a bit deeper going wrong. Sat listening to the car tick over last night and it started knocking for no reason and then stopped again after a while. Think there maybe some open heart surgery required in the new year. Oh woe is me. I have the same sound you have... coming out of the right rear of my car.... took it to porsche... scored cylinder #6... the explanation from a tech is probably the bearings are worn ou
  10. Noticed this post from a couple of years back. I went from Maserati to Porsche because I was fed up with paying for road tax and insurance for a car that was always in the shop. I hope this info isn't 2 years too late !
  11. VarioCam Plus is quite different As a Contributing Member you can read the 4 page write up in the MY2002 Technical Information Book. Looks like I might have something a bit deeper going wrong. Sat listening to the car tick over last night and it started knocking for no reason and then stopped again after a while. Think there maybe some open heart surgery required in the new year. Oh woe is me.
  12. And do I have it? I have a 1998 3.4 C2 tip. I have posted about this before but on closer inspection have found that when I give my car a hard drive the engine knocks from what appears to be the cam end of either side of the engine. At first I thought it was just the left bank but I heard it pretty clear from the right after a particularly stressful drive home from work which resulted in a heavy right foot. It's only after sustained hard driving that it appears and after a while it settles down and becomes quiet again when driving normally or left switched off for a bit. The drive home from wo
  13. Hi all, Wonder if anyone can help me. I have a 1998 996 C2 with standard headlamps. The drivers side dipped beam no longer works although the side light, main beam and foglamp do work. I have changed the bulb and even swapped the working bulb from the passenger side into the drivers side in case I bought a dud. Still no joy. I swapped fuses 9 and 10 around in case it was the fuse but still no joy. As it is just the dipped beam I am stumped. Are there any relays for either side headlamp as I cannot for the life of me think what else it could be. I can't see it being the switch as the other l
  14. Hi all, Whenever I put my foot down to give my car a good pasting I end up with a very noisey engine when I stop. There is a loud ticking from the left bank somewhere. If I proceed to drive normally for a while or turn the engine off for a few minutes it goes back to normal. It sounds like a knocking cam or tappet type of noise but it can't be either as the noise goes away once I treat her nice again. Are the 3.4 engines partial to oil starvation anywhere? I have recently had the oil separator replaced, an engine flush and new oil/filter installed which hasn't remedied the situation. Are th
  15. Doug, I am awe inspired by the way you have done this job. I have recently aquired the need to fix my own oil separator and I'm keen to find out how to do it. I have a 1998 911 996 Tip and I am getting all sorts of reports that the engine needs to come out and other horror story. I am quite mechanically minded so if I could see what to do and what to look for I would do it myself. Did you ever get to writing it up or having any pictures of what you did? If so, I would be forever grateful to be able to see such infomartion. Kind regards, Lee.
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