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Yup pics look like the dfi engine. You've sheered the bolt. You need to remove the old bolt via drilling or "easy out" tool. Then replace with a new one. That's it you'll be back on the road in no time. I would think when the belt was replaced the guy who fixed it forced the tensioner idler too much and may have damaged the bolt. Your fortunate it happened that way and not on a long highway when your running at high speeds.
my experience with pdk clutch oil replacment. The clutch oil that came out of my C2S looked like new! 40k kms. as our moderators have said the piwis is necessary so no diy on this one. since the clutch oil looked new i would say that there is actually minimal wear on the wet clutches after 40k. these things are robust! the filter is not part of the maintenenace requirement. i also had the gearbox oil replaced and it too looked like new. all for peace of mind. after the change there seemed to be a different feel to the pdk. though responsive there were a bit of jerks. i asked the dealer to recheck teh level and sure enough the level was low and about 400ml had to be added. everytyhing was fine after..
thanks for replying brother!
hi Loren, yes you are right. the porsche parts catalog indicates the whole unit. but i really think its crazy spending that much money on an aluminum radiator that cost $200 max! there are parts for the heater, blower, thermostats, expansion valves, receiver driers etc etc. but$1400 on something where the problem is a cheap part.. im hoping someone has actually compared the evaporator core of the 997.2 with the .1 or the 996's. reason is the evaporator care can actually be removed from the assy and replaced individually! you just need to remove a few screws... This is like replacing the whole unit just because the foam insulation on the flaps are flying our of the vents!! that can be remedied by buying $10 worth of foam and some glue!! not $1400. im sure the information we can gather here in this post will be helping other porsche enthusiasts that will encounter the same problem.. an aftermarket repalcement evaporator core for a 996 cost less than $100 and a better brand around $250 vs $1700 for oem assy. that is a lot of money!
Dye coming out with the condensate from the evaporator drain confirms my hunch, a leaking evaporator. Looking at the more popular suppliers, the evaporator comes in a complete housing. Isnt there a core replacement part anywhere? Is it the same for the 996 and 997.1. My car is a C2S 997.2?
Jfp, your right but you know how these companies respond. Was hoping a brother who encountered this before could share experiences
Ac compressor might need replacement. From parts catalog it's 9a112601102 apparently with Denso number 4471500085. However, looking at the Denso catalog it says 4711325 compressor will fit! Are these 2 compressors interchangeable? Replacement looks like a diy procedure. It's just the part that I'm concerned with. The 4711325 Denso compressor is more readily available, The 9a112601102 less so. Car is a 2010 C2S
Apparently for my case in a span of 36k kms. The control arms, the diagonal ones connected to the wishbones, had gone twice. The cars is a 2010, control arm replaced on 2012 and now its rattling already....so until i can find a better alternative to the oem ones, i will just keep repairing.
Bruce did you finally find the offending part. I have a strange noise coming from the front. I replced the lateral arms once already. On the first time the dealer replaced , car was like new again, but that was just 10k kms ago.
Agreed to all that JFP said. I might just do both next year. 5years, 40k kms. That should be preventive enough.
Boxsters, you watched them do it. How long did the whole procedure of changing both oils take, clutch oil and gear oil? Did you notice any difference in performance after the service?
I too have heard there were aftermarket pads worth considering to rpoduce less dust yet maintain all other factors constant. Hawk ceramics are a popular option.
This is a great diy. However, i would suggest that removing the headers is not neccessary and that this could be completed easily without doing this step. Shiuld minimizee possible problems after. Just a suggestion brothers.
For info the pdk in the 997.2 has software updates that, for me solved this issue. After the update i could only say that it approaches 991 levels of smoothness even at low speeds and stop amd go traffic. No im not pulling anybodies legs i am just sharing my own experience after the update. I could only say it was the biggest upgrade to the cars performance that i have done. Check with your dealers brothers.
In addition wont an intake leak produce a lean mixture on both banks and not only on one bank? This is why i am leaning more into the exhaust leak possibility, this could create the issue only for one bank. But essentially will an exhaust leak cause a lean mixture? Or in my case could a dented up header cause this lean mixture and idle vibration?