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Posts posted by fullbirdmusic

  1. Not really. I just bought the car from the US and had it shipped to me in Germany so I'm relatively unfamiliar with it. Have all service records but had a COOLANT LEVEL LOW message the second day I had it last week. Other than that I did notice it warms up quickly compared to my CS but it's got 55 more HP so I thought that would cause. That and it's summer :-/

    I didn't ask for the code. I should have. Darnit.

    I have about 2 weeks to evaluate before the repair appt I made so I can see if the CEL returns. I also learned there's a special tool needed to remove the thermostat. Can anyone confirm?

  2. Hey gang, I'm a relative novice when it comes to repairing cars, but I'd like to start doing more. Got the CEL on my CGTS the other day and I took it to Porsche today and the thermostat needs to be replaced.

    Is this a possible DIY opportunity? I'm not entirely inept at repairs and I can follow complex instructions, but I've not done this by myself before and I'd like to give it a try if it's relatively straightforward.

    What would you recommend? Porsche said the part costs 40-50 euros and will take about 2.5 hours installation. At 125 euros per hour labor cost (that's about $165 per hour), I would like to avoid the potentially $500 replacement if I can.

    Thanks for any insight!

  3. What you describe is a car that was never returned for just about every beta fault you can name. The previous owner should be shot IMHO. Now its to expensive to fix out of warranty, = ditch it and buy another now you know what to look for

    This is correct. The same thing happened to me with my 2005 CS - didn't seem like anyone took it to the shop! One half of the horn didn't work; dome light didn't work; coolant pipes soon after I bought it; ignition coils were effed - good thing I still had a warranty.

    Being on the lookout for things that are known to fail is a great way to not get frustrated with these cars. If you expect it, IMO it's only half as bad as if it's dropped in my lap. But nobody likes thousands of $$$ in repair.

  4. Dang! I just ran across the mObridge on Amazon for 700 bucks! That stuff ain't cheap. Don't know what I was expecting, but that surprised me a little. I'll have to look on ebay or something.

    If anyone has a used one they'd like to sell, please let me know. Thanks again for the tips, guys.

    I don't think I'll be doing the CD changer, either. I'd rather have the flexibility of the mObridge that use the CDs again.

  5. Hey gang - question about my '08 CGTS. I don't have the CD changer installed, but the bracket is there. I also have the Bose speaker system. Question is, are these vehicles pre-wired for a CD changer or would I have to run the cables to install one? I would think that it's pre-wired since the mount is there and it's got the Bose, but I didn't see any cables laying around back there when I looked yesterday. It's all pretty tight in that storage area. There are some sort of modules mounted and plugged in there (don't know what they are or what they do yet), if anybody knows....? I can take a picture later.

    I have a changer I could install from my 2005 CS, but I don't know about the presence of the cabling. I'm pretty sure it's the CDC-4. Thanks for any info.

  6. Excellent - thanks for the responses! That's what I ended up doing. Took about 2.5L. Shouldn't be an issue, I don't think.

    There was some air that escaped when I opened the cap, so I'm pretty sure it's all still sealed. Checked under the car yesterday as well because I had it inspected for registration and it was all bone dry.

    Since I just got the car from shipment, I'm assuming the dealership just didn't check it before the sale. Funny it was low, since I asked the inspector to check all the fluids when I paid him to go there before I bought the car! :drive:

    Anyway, thanks again for the responses - very helpful! :beer:

  7. I have this problem too on my CS 2005. It was really bad up until the dealer repaired some sort of valves or thrusters (they said it in German, but I don't remember off the top of my dome).

    But after a while, it's returned but only very occassionally. It used to be that I could manipulate the car into doing it after slow-downs and in curves. I just can't predict when it will happen anymore. It might happen once in a couple of months, but still very annoying.

    If you somehow find a solution, please let us know! Even the Porsche guys in Germany can't seem to fix it.

  8. Hey Bro,

    Mine was doing the same thing. The other day I took the glove box off, and you are able to access the blower fan pretty easily (it is encased). You are able to take the motor right out of the casing. On mine I greased the bearing on the bottom of the motor (which was filled with dirt and grime also) and blew all the crap out with an air compressor. Has been working flawlessly now, I think it just got a little dry, and after a few minutes it would seize.

    Hope that helps, it is a pretty easy DIY job if that is what it is.


    I checked the part number from the unit. Could this be the correct part? Number is 7L0907521

    Can anyone confirm?

    Does anyone have any pictures or a diagram of this procedure? Mine is making a horribly loud noise as if it's stuck but still trying to move. Sometimes it works, but mostly it doesn't anymore. The vehicle sat in the parking lot the last week because I was on vacation and now it's hardly ever working. It used to only be intermittent. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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