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About acat2002

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  • Birthday 07/20/1972

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    Boston, MA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    73' BMW 3.0CS
    2008 CTT (see registry)
    1987 Land Rover Defender 110
    2004 Range Rover
  • Future cars
    993 TT/C2S
    Early Carrera RS
    A-M DB9
    pre-74 CSL "Bat" or Grp.2 Clone
  • Former cars
    '02 996 C2 Cab
    '89 BMW 325IX
    '96 993 Targa (Sold - Kicking myself!!!)
  1. One of the best options that I've come to enjoy on my 2008 CTT is the PDCC. Does anyone have any idea of the total number of Gen II cayennes were produced with PDCC? As a percentage of total vehicles, or whatever makes sense. I would guess that not many "S" or base models were ordered with PDCC, or if it was even offered with those versions. Trying to figure out how rare it is and what kind of premium it should bring in a used 08 turbo.
  2. I hate to say it - but asking about committing fraud on the Interwebz when Porsche can easily track you down doesn't seem to be the wisest thing in the world. Relax man! Nobody is committing fraud. I'm just trying to make sure that with 66,000 miles I'm not going to get stuck with a $1,500 out-of-warranty repair of something that is known to fail at this mileage. Just so happens that the outer rubber was already separating from the center support, so it's a non issue. It was already failing. I think the takeaway from my contribution to the thread is that even if you have no vibration or ch
  3. Well, upon closer inspection, the center support is failing. Not failed but failing. There is no noise or vibration, but I was under there checking things before bringing it to the dealer for its final warrantied service and noticed cracks around the outer edge of the rubber bushing. Glad I checked and I have all the others here on the forum to thank for alerting me to the imminent failure. I have 66k miles BTW.
  4. So, my '08 turbo has 66,000 and while there is no vibration/noise, my warranty is up next month (time, not mileage). I've scheduled a service appointment and fully expect that the center bearing will let go the day my warranty is up. I was under the car today and I was surprised at how "spongy" the support bearing was. No wonder it fails sooner than most. Anyway, if I go in and complain of "vibration and chirping under acceleration" and leave it at that, will they simply replace the card an shaft without asking any questions? I mean given the mileage, would it be a foregone conclusion that
  5. Funny you mentioned BMW. I feel like BMW build quality fell of a cliff after 2000-2001 or thereabouts. Wife's X3 has gone through more "non-consumable" parts than any other car......aside from her 2004 Range Rover, which guess what folks.......is also a BMW! Maybe I'll take a close look at the center drive shaft bearing and maybe it somehow, ahem.....develops a wobble or a noise within the next month. Thanks for the heads up on that. My cayenne stays inside a garage and I'm always making sure those little scuppers or drain holes are cleared out, I've even used compressed air.
  6. Lattitude Sport 295/35/21 Had P-Zeros before and generally liked them. Just wanted to try Michelins. They're a bit better when really warm, but not worth the premium over Pirellis so far (unless the wear is different) I have a winter set on now 20" Pirelli Scorpion ice & snow which are awesome in the winter! Highly recommend,but then again you'll never need them in AZ:)
  7. Thanks. I should be driving it more (and hard) to shake out any failure points before warranty expiry. Just dropped many thousands on new brakes, brake flush, new Michelins and I've been keeping a documented oil and fuel consumtion log book since I've owned it, so I'm one of those owners who actually cares for their high-end cars! If I were to trade it say on a 2012 I'd have a car payment again :( At the rate I drive these days, I could get another 4 years before it turns 100,000, so I gues that's the answer to that part of the question (Keep it). I just want to make sure I take full adva
  8. I'm at a tipping point here. While I still love my 2008 CTT and have owned it since 2010 w/ 20,000 miles and have had every recommended service performed, skimping on nothing with regard to maintenance, the warranty expires at the end of March 2014 and I have to make a decision whether or not I want to commit to own this out of warranty. I think the original MSRP with all the options was $127,***, I mean that is approaching Turbo S pricing! I'm not sold on the merits of upgrading to a new Cayenne given the price of even the "S". This Cayenne does everything I need it to do and I know it's b
  9. I go two years or so without posting or contributing anything and Loren still replies to my question within a few hours! We don't deserve such dedication , Thanks man!
  10. Loren, how about the p/n for items #5 and #6 on the diagram? I believe those are what holds on the composite corner piece, correct? I have a '08 Turbo w/Sport Package (option code 201 I believe, which covers the enlarges rear spoiler and sport rocker/sill covers) Thanks! (hope this is still on-topic for this thread as it's the same part group, but if it needs to be moved, so be it )
  11. I read the same thing as you (torque converted seal), and asked my advisor who basically said the same thing as yours did. I try not to sound like a geek when I meet with the SA, but I also want to have a full understanding of how these problems can impact other systems in the vehicle. My extended warranty will not expire until 10/2014, but still, I want to make sure that some silly problem today isn't going to be responsible for a $4,000 failure in 11/2014!. Years of negative experience with service techs and service advisors has conditioned me to reduntantly research these things. I may n
  12. Reza, my 2008 CTT was dripping coolant of the exact same color as you describe (looks very much like hydraulic fluid found in the PS system). It's oily too which throws a lot of people off, but I went over this to the point of exhaustion with my local Porsche Service Advisor who assured me that it is in fact coolant. There is some lubricating properties in the coolant Porsche uses. As far as the color, I have seen both pink and orange, maybe the color differences is a result of the coolant becoming dilutted as more distilled water is added at service intervals or when more coolant was required
  13. I tried to register but you've only listed up to MY 2006. I have a 2008 and the pipes have just begun leaking. I realize it's a different design, but the same inferior pipe. You may want to consider polling newer Cayenne owners as well.
  14. Of the 20-or-so coolant pipe threads that appear weekly, I thought this may be the best recent thread to reply with a question. If I should start a new thread please advise. So, yes, the time has come for my 2008 CTT to have its pipes replaced. I didn't have the "sudden loss", but a gradual leak. That coolant is smelly, greasy nasty stuff! I haven't washed my Cayenne in a month or so (why bother in Boston, right?) I finally broke down the other day and washed. I noticed that the coolant has left tiny orange/yellow dots all over the rear tailgate/hatch. Now to the root of my question...
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