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Posts posted by dell97

  1. yes very normal, it only uses D1 when the car is cold to warm up the cats.


    I just bought a used 04 Cayenne S. When I start it and change it to D from P....it goes to D2. Is that normal? Shouldn't it go in D1? If i use the tiptronic "-" it goes to M1 but if its in automatic mode it always starts in D2. I didn't pay attention to it until yesterday. Did I get ripped off? Any response/help is appreciated.

  2. just bite the bullet and do it, it is just a matter of time those line will burst. i was proactive i replaced mine, while doing it i found one the lines had a leak... get it done !!!:eek:

    What I'm curious about are the people that have proactively got the coolant lines replaced? My thinking is that if it's going to happen eventually, I'd rather get it done proactively, rather than waiting for it to happen and then potentially cause other problems indirectly (e.g. starter). I only have 27k miles on my 2006 Turbo S, but I'm not sure if its a matter of miles or age for the coolant lines to go. At this point, I'm more inclined to just bite the bullet and proactively get the job done. What are your thoughts?

  3. yep 3 on top and one big one under them, they are made of hard plastic, just replaced mine few months ago. same thing on this picture only made of plastic[955G1COOLANTPIPE.jpgquote name='profusion' timestamp='1286476974' post='187565']

    Yup those a the coolant pipes. There is a thread on Rennlist how to view the pipes by using a mirror and flash light. I just took it another step further. From the picture below, you can see the 3 hoses. My picture of the 3 hoses were taken directly behind the intake (very close to the firewall).

  4. I have a very strange problem with my car, in that I quite often get a "Failure Indicator" message for the coolant temperature gauge.

    Now this is not really an problem with the actual temperature of the coolant, more a failure somewhere to do with the sensor or whatever that monitors it.

    I have been to 2 porsche dealers and they both have no idea what is causing it, one even suggested we change the ECU as this was causing the problem. I don't agree with this opinion to be honest, I suspect it is more a sensor issue. Maybe the dealership were not meeting sales targets that month.

    It has been happening for over 2 years, so I am not particularly bothered by it, but there are some strange things that may point to it's actual cause. In the summer, it works fine, in the winter it normally doesn't. Once when I was driving it started raining, and immediately it came up. Another time I was stuck in snow and after sitting at idle for around 10 mins it started working again. I am starting to think that it is something to do with moisture on the sensor, but does anyone know anything that might help me get to the bottom of this?

    Thanks in advance!


    Hello Sam

    I had similar problem. i replaced the temp sensor and my problem went away. check sensor or sensor connector

    good luck

  5. This may be the wrong place but I didn't think alot of people would look at part number request,,,,Ineed a new amber trim with washer and can't seem to find it online anywhere, don't want ebay listing, just want the one corner and want a new one, No dealer is close to me. Any help will be great

    here's your web site


    good luck :renntech:

  6. What an outstanding vehicle, like many I have been an absolute Porsche fan from a very early age and when my wife offered to by me an 1984 3.2 carrera two years ago I was over the moon, I thought all my birthdays and christmas' had come at once, then not long ago my dear wife agreed that we needed a new daily runner and that we should get something a bit bigger and more luxurious than the old trusted ford cougar. Imagine my joy when she agreed to us gettting a Cayenne S. Now after 2 weeks ownership I love Porsche more than ever, my biggest dilema now is what to dirve, my classic 911 or my Cayenne S. Oh the woes. I look forward to taking part in this excellent forum. I hope to post some pictures shortly.

    That is a good dilema to have... :rolleyes: welcome to renntech :renntech:


  7. J'ai acheté une Porsche Boxster 2001 aux États-Unis.

    Je n'ai pas les codes pour le radio.

    CDR 220; Model: 4462; Numéro de série: 15087574

    Pourriez-vous m'aider à trouver le code ?

    Merci beaucoup,


    e-mail: ouelletp007@hotmail.com

    c'est 5650 ou 5648

    bonne chance B)

  8. Have an 04 Cayenne S with about 76k miles on it. Two things are happening lately (actually for more than 10k miles) and i am looking for any advise and what can i do about them:

    First: If I just start to roll off from a stop and not yet have started to really speed of, I hear a squeaking sound as you would hear if you braked. Just that I have not put the food on either the brake nor the gas. Now, if i slightly touched the brake pedal the squeak stops. The answer from Porsche Service is, your brake pads are low and once you have them replaced it would go away. Anyone with the same experience?

    Second: if I have to make a sharp left turn at lower speeds the front tires/wheels start to vibrate strongly and it almost feels as they would skip. They certainly not just roll, is that normal?

    thanks for your replies!

    sounds like you have a warped disk brake or bad brake pads... take the wheels off and check it. good luck


  9. I have a 99 Porsche 996. I put a new battery in the car last week; because the car battery keeps running totally dead if it sits for a couple of days. I had the starter and alternator checked out and they are both good. Now even with this new battery, the same thing happens. I notice my cabin air filter fan is running even if the car is turned off. Is that normal, also, what could be the problem besides a short. Thank you.

    Bingo that's your problem. the fan is draining your batterie check your switche... B)

  10. The drive shaft fault makes more of thumping noise. Does the sound change depending if you're accelerating or on overrun? If so I would check the condition of the differentials.

    When cold the transmission is programmed to hold the shift points higher in the RPM band to reduce the heat up time of the catalytic convertors.

    Your dealer should be able to verify what updates and or recalls were performed on your vehicle by the VIN number so long as the work was done at a OPC.

    like he said

    about cold starts... the car is meant to hold first gear a little longer on cold starts to make the engine heat up a little faster and get the cats good and hot for emissions control. :renntech: B)

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