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  1. I went to Tahoe last year in my 2004 C turbo during a huge storm. I did not have chains but they did let me through but it was the scariest ride I ever had. The Michelin Diamaris were horrible and extremely unsafe. I stopped at some chain stops before I hit the pass but they did not have chains that fit 19, so I went with out. That night, we got to Tahoe very late and there was 6" of snow with ice underneath. I drove halfway up the hill to the house and started to slide down almost sideways. I finally landed in a snow bank at the side of the hill and called it quits for the night. In the morning, I went straight down to the gas station to buy chains and used them the whole rest of the week, but then it got warm and finally took the chains off. I would highly recommend getting a good set of snow tires. If the weather gets really bad, you will be in good shape. I plan on going up in several weeks and I will have snow tires. The chains ate my tires up a bit. The chains that I did buy at the gas station worked well and then put them on for me for $20. If the weather is not bad, you should be fine but if there is a strom get snow tires and or carry chains!!
  2. Great article. I did the fronts last week and it was easy but for the caliper bolts, which were very hard to loosen. The back seems a bit trickier and I was going to tackle those today but I have a few questions: 1. The caliper bolts are very hard to reach with the wires in the way. There is a wire right in the middle facing the bolt head. The 16mm XZN bit fits the bolts but seems like it is going to be touch with the wire in the way. Any tips here? 2. In the front, there is just one bolt (torx 50) for the rotor but in the back there are two (torx 50) and ??? Anybody know what size bit fits the smaller bolt on the rear caliper? See pic. Thanks!
  3. Well the leak came back (2004 Turbo - left side) and this time I brought it the local Porsche dealer for service. I also brought the service bulletin which calls out issues with oil leak from the seals from the turbo charger. The repair calls for the same repair I have before, new hose connected to the turbo charger and new seal. Since I had the same procedure, but not from a Porsche shop, they blame it on the last repair. So, I am going to do the same again and if it comes back, then they can deal with it and it will be under warranty by Porsche. The funning thing is that the tech and the service manager ordered just the hose, not the seal. When I went in today for the repair, the tech says, it's coming from the seal not the hose :unsure: t this is the issue but at least I am moving down the path to correct it. If it fails again then it is most likely the turbo. According to the Porsche warranty info, the turbo charger is covered under the emissions warrnty, which is 7 years in california. It seems like a common problem, but I have to go this route to start the process. This is typical only for the left side turbocharger, not the right side. I am curious if anyone else has had this issue and how they fixed it. Some of the previous responses to this post suggested the diverter valve, which I may point out to them if this reoccurs. Please post if you have had similar issues. Thanks!
  4. Thanks for the info. It worked! I am surprised that the owners manual doesn't spell this out better.
  5. I am trying to fold my rear sear bottoms up so I can fold the tops down to create a totally flat space from the trunk. I can fold the rear seat bottoms up but only to about 45 degrees. I need them to go 90 degrees so when I remove the headrests, I can lay the seat tops totally flat. The owners manual does not help and searches yield no results. If I push hard and force it I may break the seats. I have tried pulling on the strap in all directions. This is frustrating.... What is the trick??!! :(
  6. Well I found out the problem. I had oil leaking out from the hose connected to the turbocharger on the drivers side. I have a new hose installed (there was a lot of oil in there; half a quart had gathered in the elbow of the hose). The turbo still functions properly and I have full boost and there are no other signs of problems, but if it really does leak that much, I will probably need a new turbo!:-( I have to keep an eye on it and see if the leak subsides or comes back. Anybody replace a turbochrager yet?
  7. About 2 weeks or so ago I got a low oil indicator so I added a quart. Today after a nice drive up and down HWY1 in Nor Cal, I noticed a small spot of oil in the driveway. With my head under the left front control arm, I looked and followed it up and was leaking down on to the control arm from what looks to be where the turbo charger is located (air intake hose?). Also, I noticed some light oil soot on the back wheel well towards the bottom and some oil soot on the rear badge and window. Obviously I have an oil leak coming from either the turbo charger or somewhere above or that, which is leaking down, I think. Turbo and power work fine though and no low oil indicator....again, yet. It's weird though that the oil soot on the back window and badge area.... Anyone have a situation like this?
  8. To update this thread. Mechanic mixed the code or purposely gave me the wrong code because he really did not want to do the job. I brought the car to another mechanic and he pulled the same code I did - camshaft sensor. I had them replace with a sensor I provided. Cost $260 (2 hours) and part was $90. But the scan and diagnosis from the first mechnic was $100 plus time and hassle to drive out of town and cab to and fro ($50). I am pissed that I paid for a diagnosis I knew was wrong, but I guess that's one way for him to lose a long-term client and referals.
  9. Hi All, Some interesting going on with my temp gauge/over heating issue on my 2004 Cayenne Turbo and was wondering if anyone else had this scenerio. 1. Temp guage at 180 most of the time.... 2. Sometimes (30 - 50% of the time) lately the temp will go up slightly only when idyling or slow traffic. 3. It will tick up to 185 (maybe) and stop and then in a matter of seconds it will tick back and stop at 180 and stay. 4. It never goes above that 185 mark and always goes back and only happens during idle or slow stop and go traffic and when moving goes back to 180. 5. No water pump leaks that I can find and no codes from a scan. Does not seem like a stuck themostat but maybe an intermitten fan?? Any ideas or anyone experiecne anything like this, i like to hear your opinions or thoughts. Just wondering maybe if waterpump is going or sensor somewhere??
  10. I have the same problem and just pull it up with my foot :D as well.
  11. No idea what kind of scanner he used but it was probably better than my $150 Kragan. He is not a Porsche shop but Audi/VW but he is a great and is extremely talented. I guess I have to go to the dealer to find out now..... But they charge $180 an hour and are not very friendly :angry: Car drives fine and I even installed a sprint booster yesterday. Maybe I should forget about it and trust that he is right.
  12. OK, so i brought it in to the shop today and mechanic ran a scan but came up with a different code P0304 - cylinder #4 misfire. He told me I don't need the sensor. This is weird because my scanner had pulled P0344. He erased the code and as soon as I drove away the CEL is back on again. I got home and did a scan and got P0343 - Camshaft position sensor circuit high input. So, either he missed a number on the scanner or my scanner is wrong. This sounds weird. Can different scanners (OBD2 CAN) pull a different codes and do they give wrong codes? :unsure: Any ideas?
  13. Cleared code and came back after hard acceleration. Bringing to the shop on Friday.
  14. Oops I made a mistake, the code is actually P0344, but it still the same diagnosis. Thanks for the input. I'll probably just take in to to have it done and I'll report back.
  15. Hi all, I am a long time Porsche owner and am new to this forum. I recently sold my Audi s8 for a 2004 Cayenne Turbo (silver) not too long ago and I have been really enjoying it! I even took it up to Tahoe a couple of weeks ago in the snow. Actually it was a scary experience... :o Next time I am going to get some snow tires!!! Now, I finally have my first check engine light experience and I performed a scan and pulled code p0340, which is camshaft position sensor error. I'll bring it to the shop next week, but thought I would see if anyone here has done this repair; is it easy to do it yourself or if not, has anybody had this repair done at the shop and what were the charges/fixes? Thanks and look forward to contributing to the forum!
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