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About Fatcayenne

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    Boxster 3.4S
    Cayenne 4.5 Turbo
    911 C2 3.6
    Smart Brabus
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  1. Every forum has a member who has invalidated warranty by molesting his car! Seriously dude, consider the fact you may be a bad owner, rather than your dealer being the problem?
  2. 2 months on..... Although I miss the svelte little 911 and it's beautiful dynamics, I have to admit the Cayenne's practicality shines through. I can punt it around town, threatening other people in lesser cars, whilst lobbing dogs and boating gear in the back, OR wafting around as if inside Mercedes finest limo, with the smooth V8 purring away like a gently stroked Kitten, OR giving it a **** good thrashing at 911 velocities even though the fuel consumption is more '747' than 911... It's a car for all seasons! Good points: Comfort, Refinement, Space, Punch, Grip Not so good: Thirst, Lack of finesse compared to lovely 911 chassis, did I mention thirst? LOL This is helped somewhat by the fact Mrs Fatcayenne has a Boxter 3.4S Cheap and trashy I know, but still an F6!
  3. I tried mine today, just to double check, and there is no vibration at all. There is a noise like an electric train pulling away, when accelerating hard, but it's perfectly smooth...
  4. The Boxster S with PDK I was loaned for a week was undoubtedly shatteringly quick, but the 19" wheels some fool specced were too large and harsh, and grip was more of a problem than my more powerful 911. Compared to the 911, it was cheap, noisy and lost grip without much provocation, but boy did it go! Wifey has an earlier Boxster 3.4S with the five speed auto box and 18" wheels, a far nicer car all round, if not quite as quick. Manual cars are nicer, other than in heavy traffic....
  5. The on board computer and management system will always adjust the mixture, I fail to see how fitting mickey mouse air filters will change anything. Given the amount of money Porsche must spend on honing these machines to eke out every possible bhp, surely they would simply chuck a pair of wonder filters on instead, and keep the savings.....LOL
  6. It's a bit like a large Ferry boat under power. One would expect a few noises from such a heavy beast with 450 bhp under power! I rather like it.
  7. No mods, just a boggo Chilli! It has a few factory goodies though, notably the heated wheel! LOL Tempted to tweak her, but by gosh, she drinks a bit already! I'll go downstairs with a coat hangar very soon, Thanks for the tip....
  8. Nearly 2 months on: TPMS still not sorted, so I simply switched it off. In fairness, the OPC offered to collect/ deliver and sort it, but it really doesn't bother me, so I'll wait until it goes wrong good and proper... Now running perfectly, and with no problems. Whilst horribly thirsty, unless wafted up the Motorway at sensible speeds, it's very fast, smoooth as silk, quiet, comfy and practical! Quite simply, it's like a Mercedes S Class, Land Rover Discovery and Porsche 911 all rolled into one rather ugly package, as it substantially does each of those vehicles tasks at the same time, even though it uses nearly as much fuel as all three at the same time! It's certainly showing it's design age in it's slight clunkiness of operation, but remains a competitive all rounder and remarkably good value for money all things considered. I now have a two year warranty, to compensate with the original issues (Both HID headlamp units, 8 coil packs, TPMS problem, Tailgate struts, PCM unit and discs, Oil sensor, Door catch) and with 6 reliable weeks under his belt, the Cayenne is proving to be a good car so far. Sometimes, a little patience pays dividends. Thank you all for sharing your knowledge. Now the only potential issue is sloshing water noises from the front bulkhead area, presumably the drains blocked??
  9. Martin, I'm starting to think it has nothing to do with the drivetrain myself...it's an engine speed thing. It happens between 1400 and 1800 rpm in top gear. Keep me posted on what you find, and I'll let you know what happens in the discussion with the regional tech rep that I plan to have soon. Thanks, Scott
  10. Only half a day into Cayenne ownership, and loads of issues rearing their head... :o Misfire under hard acceleration, Headlamps turning off when they feel like it, Tailgate not raising fully, TPMS warnings as well as Oil monitoring warnings... Sheesh, and this was a 21000 miler from an OPC (Nameless for the moment, out of decency, read on to see my reasoning...) Now as a Motor trade veteran of over thirty years, and qualified Tech/ MOT tester, and with a little help from Renntech's search function, most issues were diagnosed before I even picked up the phone, and the results, when I did, were pretty spectacular! The OPC gave me a new Cayenne loaner, collected mine, and ordered parts as required, with the promise to return it, fully repaired, within two days. Eagerly awaiting tomorrow, the repairs are as follows: 2 complete new headlamp assemblies inc. triggers and bulbs. 8 new coil packs and Cat check to reassure me the misfire hasn't killed it... New tailgate struts X2 Reset to TPMS system Replace oil sensor. £2000 worth by my reckoning, obviously on the house. Not a good start, but at least a speedy and effective response from the official dealer. I'm convinced this is the way to go, unless you're feeling lucky! Thanks to you guys, I knew what I was talking about. Regards to you all :renntech:
  11. Never mind the warranty: The leak is going to be from either a Hose, Joint or Core OPlug, assuming the radiator isn't holed... Now parts wise, these things are cheap, but finding and fitting could be a bit more serious! As you reckoned, fill the system with water (Free) and run it, watching for the leak. Once found, fix whatever is faulty. If you can't handle it, take it to a garage.... :D
  12. Greetings Porschisiti, I bought a new 911 C2 in September, and having enjoyed it thoroughly for four months, fancy a bit more practicaility, therefore chopping it in for a Cayenne Turbo!! Now as much as I loved the 911, there's no doubt the Cayenne offers a similar quantity of excitement, but far more space and a relatively tough old boot in everyday use too, despite the rather scary predicted fuel consumption (C2 averaged 20mpg in everyday use, nearer 24mpg on a run, using it's performance somewhat....) My main considerations are comfort, toys, practicality and all-weather usability, in which the Cayenne excels, needless to say I'll probably regret selling the lovely 911... Any 911 owners done this? ;) Great forum by the way, I'll try to contribute as much as poss... :renntech:
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