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    2010 Cayenne S Transsyberia TipTronic, Mercedes-Benz G500
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  1. Hi Dutch,

    Are your 5 transmitters still working properly? How many miles have you gone with this set up

  2. Not only a plug, but you probably also need to get an electronic brake controller for that weight; and that's a dealer installed item.
  3. I have an Optima in my MB G500; and would not buy another. They lose their charge very rapidly and a totally unreliable in my experience. I hear many much more favorable reports on Odyssey batteries, which is the way I'll go when this almost dead Optima finally gives up the ghost.
  4. Do these things have a Crankshaft Position Sensor? If yes, that's another possibility. They fail quite frequently on MB engines; and produce the exact same symptoms with no codes set.
  5. +1 on the Isopropyl Alcohol. Dish soap can leave a residue. Wash it then clean the area well with the alcohol and be sure it's dry. Position very carefully, you'll only get one chance.
  6. Actually, I'm pretty sure that the units in the wheels (now 5) are the transmitters and the car has four receivers - one near each wheel well. The Porsche Regional Tech seemed to think that 5 transmitters would confuse the 4 receivers; but it doesn't look like the one in the rear mounted spare is close enough to either of the rear receivers to be picked up. So far the system is working flawlessly with 5 senders. It was throwing an error signal when it could only see 3 senders in the wheels - none in the RF.
  7. I was strongly assured by the PCNA Regional Tech that I could NOT add a TPMS sender to my spare, as the 5 senders would cause all kinds of error messages in the receiver system since it can only handle 4 channels of input. Last week I did a 5 tire cross rotation, which put my spare without sender in the RF position. It threw an error message in the cluster and showed only three tire pressures (LF, LR and RR) in the mulit-function display; and the message has continued until today. The fact the the tire with a TPMS sender rotated into the spare position did not register in the system told me
  8. The mirrors on the newer MB models can be set to retract automatically when you lock the doors after parking. They return to normal driving position when you unlock and open the driver's door. It's a nice feature that doesn't require a separate action to implement.
  9. It happens a lot with MB engines, too - enough so that MBUSA did a recall on them for one of their engines. It's probably a Bosch (the German version of Lucas Electrical) part.
  10. And they just failed two times within 30 miles on a 2010 Transsyberia with 12,000 miles. Looks like they still don't have it right. Coil pack failure, injectors and possibly the main ECU was not on mine, but on a friend's Transsyberia in another state. The servicing dealer said it was the 3rd one in 48 hrs at their dealership alone. He was so disgusted that he had them buy it from him at a very large loss. He's now in a Volvo XC90. His experience has me very warily looking over my shoulder. My next one will most probably be another oil burner.
  11. And they just failed two times within 30 miles on a 2010 Transsyberia with 12,000 miles. Looks like they still don't have it right.
  12. Thanks Loren. I agree 110% on using the right fluid in the auto tranny. Any info on the TC and Diffs oils? SAE weights, grades, etc?
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