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About paulmurph73

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  • Birthday 03/28/1973

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    N. Ireland, UK
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    s500 mercedes
  • Future cars
    2004 4.5s cayenne
  1. Loren I have recently replaced MAFs and when disconnecting the battery I found the carpet foam was soaking in the fron passenger foot well. Tracked problem to front panel drainers blocked and cleared by locating same behind the wheel liners about two or three litres can out. Could this large quantity of water soo close to the battery be the route of all evil. Paul
  2. Hello all, First things first, I have a 2004 cayenne S, RHD, with 72,000 miles on the clock. I bought the jeep two years ago and it had some engine niggles from get go - full dealer history. Returned the vehicle to vendor (not OPC) and he got Porsche to replace two coils, didn't make a lot of difference. Sine then I replaced all eight coils and plugs at 62,000 and both MAFs at 70,000. Here's the unusual part I converted it to LPG at 65,000 by top guy, put in a flash lube kit as well. I don't think this has that much to do with problem. Ok, ok the problem is this the jeep has developed a ticking noise as well as a knock. The knock is bad and I don't want to drive the vehicle to OPC the y will crucify me and previous dealings they are not great and deadly expensive £135 or $200 per hour. Codes using durametric as follows today P0021, 0351, 0353, 0357, 0352, 0356, 0355, 0354, 0358 and p2189 I have done the research and first got the engine compression tested for piston slap or scored linings. Compression fine all very similar I can not rule this out though. Now I believe it could be timing or more percisely cam senors and or knock sensors, as i said the jeep always ran poorly ar low speed and was a bit hesident, but when you put the foot down it was ok. The knock is there a start and increases with throttle and it slows on hills. I have stopped it on gas and added a octane boost to unleaded (hard to get super near me so I use 95 Ron) still very bad knock I feel I need to replace the knock and cam sensors, but I would really like some of the expert advice I have read. Paul Murphy N Ireland
  3. Hi just wondering if anyone has retro fitted memory seats I have a 04 cayenne 4.5 S with electric seats but no memory buttons You know how annoying it is when then wife changes everything from the rake to the height not to mention the wing mirrors and rear view Yes, Yes I know I should just hide the keys do I need a new harness and or any new parts Thanks for any help Murph
  4. can't believe it went to main dealer in belfast - UK the service guy told me the door would have to come off a half day job but he could not do it today stopped off on the way home and spoke with local VW mechanic who id'd problem and resolved it by unscrewing bolt on side of door and removing small part of the door handle and reconnected the cable and FREE OF CHARGE even though he was busy i wonder why Porsche would lie about such a thing-----I wonder£££££££££$$$$$$$$$$$ any way i didn't to even remove any of the door panels never mind drilling out the rivets
  5. Hi Vehicle Cayenne 4.5s 2004 58k (recently converted to LGP - I can post pics v tidy job and ultra efficent -- UK Fuel costs equiv to $9.00 per gallon) i have an issue with my driver's door- it won't open from the outside. It does open from the inside though. I have seen the post on removing the door panel, but there is a black metal cover pop- riveted underneath this and i am afraid about drilling out the rivets in case of refitting issues. I believe something simple is the problem with the outer handle but i can not see without removing the dreaded black plate----any one done this before------any of those superb diagrams. On the up side people think i am a gent for always getting the door for the wife!!! Oh yes a few codes 907 electronic------1217 airbag Drivers side( is this the same repair for the passenger - locate and hardwire yellow connectors P0564, P0021, P2189 Motornic Ps can i contribute without paypal from the UK Many Thanks for any help
  6. Hi they say bad luck comes in 3's, well i hope it just 3's I have a 04 4.5s which recently(1) could not close the rear glass--ended up dismantling whole rear door only to find it just needed a good slam Any way I finally got around to(2) changing coils and plugs - myself using posted portion of manual ---EXCELLENT I used a 12v lamp at night and you guessed it the battery ran flat. Got that sorted. Got warning that tow hitch was not properly located - cleared after a few in and outs. (3)Then the next day - it was very frosty - the passenger door opened but would not close - I tried like the rear glass and gave it a few mild slams. Kept locking and unlocking and got it to close. NOW THE DOOR WILL NOT OPEN FROM THE OUTSIDE. It will open from the inside. I am not sure whether it is because of the flat battery or the frost - is it possible I have broken something trying to get it to close. I have tried the 30 sec reset but to no avail. Boy is this starting to get embarrassing I told my wife Porsches are bullet proof Please HELP Paul - first time owner
  7. hi i have a 04 s cayenne and the rear glass in the tailgate won't close i have tried banging and it doesn't work. have noticed access point in tailgate but nothing obvious. can't even drive the glass keep bouncing up and down
  8. I have a 04 4.5 with sat nav but the tv or av function Doesn't work. Is the av tv function an option or do all have And mines not working. If an option can it be retro fitted Any idea of costs Tata Paul
  9. Hi I have 04 4.5s with same problem canyou tell me how much the replacement ptrs Cost and wether the job can be done easily Do you feel the durametric is worth the money Did you consider changing air flow mass meters or did the plugs And coil change fix the problem Thanks Paul
  10. hi i have just bought my first porsche a 04 4.5 with 50,000 miles and it is in perfect condition. the jeep is everything i thought it would be and more, BUT, there is always a but, the driving at low speed and low revs is very lumpy. i returned it to the vendor who brought it to porsche who the replaced #6 coil. This helped but did not totally take it out. i am not sure whether to replace all of the other 7 of to check the fuses or if it could be something else. i don't have any of the fault finder/readers but would like to find out more about them. i just want to enjoy the beast in it's real glory. many thanks for any replies p.s. this really is a great site :renntech:
  11. I remember this vehicle going on ebay a couple of weeks ago or so. It looked clean and LPG on a Cayenne S is ok if installed correctly, however Porsche do not recommend it and forget about OPC Warranty. Never heard of the problem he mentions, sounds like bull to me. Anyway, it could be that the seller has decided he could get more for the vehicle and trying to put you off the sale (most likely). Thanks what i think is happening, you know when it really hard to tell if it's a bargain or a nightmare, i went over to midlands last sept to look at one the same,, only to find the thing had a new boot floor and vin number (am i glad i knew where all the numbers where the guy just disappeared when confronted-which left me with a £280 round trip lesson, history repeating itself) i know most people don't get LPG but i have run a s500 merc on it for 80k without a pip, it means you can rally enjoy the vehicle all the time not in short bursts. i phoned the previous owners who had no problems with it and the OPC who serviced it 2k ago no problems -- very strange but there's always that niggle it along way to go for a lesson and murphy's law is against me
  12. hi all, i have just bought a 12/2004 4.5s cayenne on ebay (yes i know) but from a crowd with over 200 sales this year and 98.5 positive feedback. Here's the rub--- they phoned and said that there was a ticking coming the engine and that it was going to be fixed. Diagnosed as lifter fault but i know the engine uses two cams and springs. after waiting a month on parts i am now told that the small end is away on on of the pistons and awaiting a new piston. Sounds strange, i phoned a couple of POC's who said never had a problem like this and three top independants who said similar. The vehicle is dec 2004 with 33,000 miles on it, it also has a LPG system fitted bought for £16,511(black on black) which i feel is very cheap---no reserve auction Finally my question has anyone ever had a problem similar on a 4.5 with relatively low miles or does it sound like a put off, i am informed that the engines are bullet proof and i so want to buy the vehicle but not a lemon. P.S. i have to fly to england to just see the vehicle i am in N. Ireland any help accepted
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