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Everything posted by zokman

  1. Mama Mia, this was a project! It almost beat the band. If it hadn't been for your excellent post, I think I would be out about $1,200 plus the $550 for the pipe kit. Your warnings about the screws and connectors proved to be very valuable. I avoided the pitfalls you described, only to be bitten by the rear rigid hose on the intake manifold. Somehow I messed up the connector and had to purchase a new venturi line. Couldn't just buy a connector, got to get the entire line, $80 and thank you very much form the Porsche store. I am still in the middle of this project. All pipes have been removed and everything is cleaned up. I am now waiting for the parts to arrive from Suncoast and will begin the installation. Maybe they won't come until Friday and I can have a day off. It's getting a bit warm in Dallas. One question. Why did you fill the system with 50/50 instead of the coolant spec'd in the upgrade kit. Thanks again for your post and the time it took to create it. Zokman
  2. The last time I turned on the Bi-xenon headlights in my 04 Cayenne S, one headlight is now a bright shade of purple. The other one is OK. Does anyone know what the fix for this problem is? Zok
  3. Loren, Sorry about that. I guess i am a bit too focused on my little key problem. Zok
  4. is it possible to bypass the imobilizer in a 97 boxster. I have been having key chip failures and am getting tired of paying the Porsche store $100 to reprogram them. Zok
  5. Juniinc, It was the f**king key chip. After batteries, jumped clutch switches and a new ignition switch, it appears my problem was a faulty key chip. I tried my spare key and the car started. go figure. Zok
  6. casharp1, Voltage across battery is 12.5V, voltage during starting attempt is the same, no fluctuation. The starter does not click. The problem started when I replaced the battery, about a month ago. After the battery replacement, the car started OK 3 or 4 times, about 3 days between each starting event. The last time I attempted to start the car the ignition turned on as normal, but when I turned the ignition switch to the start position, nothing. I checked the battery, almost totally drained. I charged the battery and tried to start. nothing. I replaced the ignition switch. ( this will be the 3rd time over the last 8 years) Nothing. I replaced the battery. (Interstate battery bought at Sam's, replaced under warranty) Nothing. I jumped the clutch interlock switch. Nothing. I have swapped around the interchangeable relays in the relay block, but not the starter relay. This part is on order. No change I am going to take a look at the immobilizer this morning and see if I can see any obvious problems there. any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks, Zok
  7. I am still wrestling with the starting problem on my 97 boxster. I have replaced the ignition switch and battery. I have bypassed the clutch interlock switch. When I turn on the ignition, all warning lights come on, radio & headlights work. Absolutely no power to the starter motor. Unless there is another fuse or relay in the starter circuit, I am starting to think replacing starter motor is the only option left. I just want to be sure i have explored every option prior to changing the starter motor. As Little Richard would say......Hep Me, Hep Me, Hep Me Pleeeeeeeeeeease!! Zok
  8. The car does not turn over at all. I removed the two wires from the switch mechanism on the top of the clutch pedal and hooked them together. Still nothing. Are there any other relays or switches ? Thanks.
  9. I replaced the battery in my 1997 Boxster a couple of weeks ago. I attempted to start the car after it had been sitting for about a week and the battery was dead. I charged the battery and the car still would not start. It appeared the starter motor was not getting any juice. I just replaced the ignition switch, still no start and the battery is now drained to abut 50% after sitting for 4 hours. Is there another switch or relay in the starter circuit that could be blown? Any assistance will be appreciated. Zok
  10. It appears that the long driveshaft in my 2004 CS has an out of balance problem. The posts I have seen here suggest a replacement shaft is the only way to fix my vibration problem. Are ther any instructions on doing this replacement? Any suggestions are welcome. Zokman
  11. Probably not - you will need a PIWIS tester. So, find a shop or dealer with one. Thanks for the information. Is there an aftermaket tester available? You can check with the folks at Durametric - but I do not think their software does this yet. I went to the dealer, got the computer fault codes reset and everything works except the side vents. I have seen a couple of posts about actuators. Could this be another problem with my system?
  12. Probably not - you will need a PIWIS tester. So, find a shop or dealer with one. Thanks for the information. Is there an aftermaket tester available?
  13. I have just replaced the a/c module on my 2004 cayenne. the replacement was simple, but now i have a flashing display for about 10 seconds after the engine is started and the controller does not appear to be functioning correctly. The dealer says the master computer needs to be reset. can i do this myself?
  14. Thanks for the reply. Did you take any photos of the job? I will check with the local dealer for the part needed. It seems there is always some "trick" to removing a lot of the trim items on this car. Just have to get into the Porsche Zen mode and everything goes fine.
  15. How did you determine this controller unit was causing the problem? Was this part expensive? Are you going to do the replacement yourself? I think I am starting to sound like a 3 year old kid asking why there is water. Anyway, If you do this project, I would appreciate learning about how it is done. Thanks.
  16. I have a 2004 Cayenne S with 58K miles. Lately when I turn on the A/C the center vents do not come on. I have switched between the defroster vents/center vents/floor vents at various fan speeds and nothing happens. After about 15 - 30 minutes the center vents start blowing cold air and everything works fine. Does anyone know what may be causing this?
  17. Loren, Thanks for the reply. I think i have addressed the restricted air lines. I will do a vacuum test tonight. After that I'm not sure where to go. I hate to throw parts at this machine hoping for a good result. I have been considering buying the Durametric OBD software, do you know if this software has the capability of detailing the fault in this system or do I need the PST-II? Can you tell me where the relay you refer to is located? Thanks for your assistance. Jim
  18. Loren: You are right. I did not read the secondary air system valves failure message here. Got that on one PPBB. I also got the error codes mixed up. I was the lucky winner of two codes, 0420 Cat efficiency below threshold (bank1), and 0410 secondary air system malfunction. do you have any ideas on how to remedy the 0410 malfunction? I have inspected all hoses for leaks and crimps and found none. I removed the output hose from the air pump and blew out the line and pump chamber. When i turn on the ignition on a cold engine, the pump does not come on and I hear a buzzing noise coming from under the intake manifold on the passenger side. After looking at the exploded view, my guess is the electric change over valve has gone south, but that is just a guess. Any insight you have on my little problem will be greatly appreciated.
  19. Has anyone changed out the valves in the secondary air system. I am having trouble passing inspection due to a fault code:0420 Secondary air system. I have read that the valves in this system go bad at 100,000 miles and need to be replaced. I have done a number of repairs on this car and always used the instructions i got on this website. Here's hoping someone has done this one and can guide me through it.
  20. I have read numerous posts on the secondary air system and its parts. I have inspected the system on my '97 Boxster. When the ignition is turned on, I hear a buzzing sound from a source under the intake manifold. I am guessing this is the electric change over valve. The air injection pump does not come on. Does anyone have a step by step procedure for replacing the valves in the sec. air system? it looks like the passenger side manifold needs to come off, but I'm hoping that is not the case. Any assistance will be appreciated. zok
  21. Thanks. i appreciate the assistance. I am assuming from all of the posts that i need to replace the coils as well as the plugs. Looking forward to a lovely bonding session with the Cayenne. At least the work can be don from the top of the car instead of on the creeper.
  22. Does anyone know how to change the plugs on a Cayenne S? I assume that there all all kind of plastic covers to be removed and, no doubt, some special screws or nuts that can only come off one way. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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