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Everything posted by DBJoe996

  1. I would say this is entirely normal. On a level surface, there is a tendency for all cars with an automatic transmission to creep forward due to the friction of fluid in the torque converter. On an incline there is enough gravity pull backwards to overcome the fluid friction in the torque converter.
  2. ^^ Yes. The infrared interior sensors are the two black eye looking things in the overhead console.
  3. Actually it sounds about right for a dealership. This is not a simple job of pulling the drain plug and then refilling. It is a rather complicated process with specific parameters that need to be met during the refilling. And it involves an experienced knowledgeable mechanic to do it right, so you are paying for that as well. I've heard of people having significant problems with tiptronics after someone didn't do the job right. So what is your reason for changing the transmission fluid? Age/mileage? Hard shifting?
  4. Codes are for emissions related stuff. The dashlight should stay off. You are simply cutting the power to the spoiler. The other thing to try is remove the spoiler up and down relays in Relay Support 2, under the rear carpet.
  5. That doesn't make much sense. The coolant lines going to the AOS are under constant pressure from the coolant system from the connection on the water pump, so they have to either be internally blocked or connected together to make a loop bypass. The coolant lines to the AOS help heat up the AOS during low temp running/first start up to assist with air/oil separation.
  6. 1) I am surprised that you could drag up this old thread. When Loren closes a thread it is closed and the debate is over. 2) You give no history of the car/year/previous work done (such as water pump, thermostat, or anything else), so it is difficult to make a recommendation. You may have original Porsche coolant. It will be green in color. The new Porsche coolant is orange. If mixed, it may appear slightly brownish. 3) I agree with JFP....add some distilled water at this point in time. Do not add some other type of coolant because you don't know what is in there and you could have problems. 4) Porsche coolant for Porsche cars. Don't go all cheap on this one. When you get a chance, do a complete coolant flush and refill with only Porsche coolant, 50/50 mix with distilled water. Have the system flushed and vacuum refilled. Due to the nature of flat six engines, if it is not done right hot spots can develop in the engine and major damage can result. The heater core is higher than the rest of the system, so it is difficult to "burp" all of the air out of the system. A vacuum fill will insure that all of the air is removed when refilling. If you are not up to the task, best left to a professional. Make sure you have the latest upgraded coolant cap ending in 04. P/N is stamped on the cap. The old ones leaked.
  7. I think the reason dporto asked the question is because the oil pressure sending unit is notoriously inaccurate. Noises and tapping are a symptom of low oil pressure and could be caused by any number of things. Only a calibrated oil pressure gauge can tell you the precise oil pressure. That being said, a number of factors come into play. Age of oil, oil filter being used, and whether the oil pressure relief valve and spring have been replaced with the upgraded versions. A fresh oil change and filter change is absolutely necessary before diagnosis of something else being wrong. 5 at cold start is normal. A drop in pressure after warming up is also normal. Doesn't sound like you are out of spec, but again, a number of factors have to be accounted for.
  8. Why do you want it to be the DME? There are a lot of other factors in play, coolant sensor, ambient air temp sensor, interior air sensor, settings on the HVAC system, engine compartment temp sensor. Are both fans acting the same, i.e., no low speed? It is normal for both of the low speed fans to turn on when AC is on. There are certain conditions that have to be met before the low speed fans kick in without the AC on. I'll try to look them up. Got Durametric? You can test the fans with Durametric.
  9. Coolant sensor #27 here M96.01/02/03 Oil Pump M96.04 WWW.AUTOATLANTA.COM
  10. You have to drop the engine to the crossmember to remove the intake manifolds. There really is no other way. You also have to remove the AC compressor and lay it to one side. Leave the AC lines attached. Yes, once you use a turkey baster (not your wife's but one dedicated in the shop) to empty the power steering fluid, twist the filler tube by hand and it will release. And things others explain, like "remove the intake manifold bolts", doesn't actually explain how hard it is to reach and unbolt the last remaining manifold bolt next to the firewall. Or how to get to the third AC compressor bolt Why would you remove the passenger side intake manifold for vacuum lines? There is only one vacuum line that goes through the manifold to the fuel pressure regulator. That one is simple.
  11. Like JFP said...take it to a pro. The compressors are pretty robust. It is the electro-magnetic clutch and friction plate that take a beating. One simple test is to engage the AC with the engine running and visually check the compressor to see if the pulley is spinning. Do not touch it with the engine running. In fact, check all the pulleys and belt at the same time.
  12. RMS=rear main seal IMSB=bearing No such thing as a "RMS bearing" I would have them bleed the hydraulic system to the clutch slave cylinder again. No cable adjustments or other adjustments. Did they install the correct OE master cylinder? I have heard of some aftermarket master cylinders causing this exact problem. Did they install the upgraded versions of the release bearing and clutch fork?
  13. Since your system was completely empty, you have to go with the total technical data amounts, not just what is calculated for the condensers.
  14. The gauge cluster stores the odometer mileage, but in my mind nothing else. Why would it store the fuel level? Or maybe the last oil pressure reading and voltmeter reading? Makes no sense.
  15. Here are the original specifications. I would suggest not deviating from these for winter wheels and tires.
  16. If they have Hunter alignment equipment, then probably good to go. Just make sure the alignment guy has done a Porsche before. Just ask and hope they are honest. Otherwise, take it to the Porsche service center...they have all the technology and experience necessary to do it right.
  17. Yes, got the latest and greatest, and it is holding up very well. Good to hear you got in there.
  18. I take it you got the alternator out. Good job! When I replaced my oil filler tube, it seemed to go right in. A bit of a struggle to push it down snug, but I had no difficultly lining it up and pushing straight down on it. Took a picture right before I put the bolts back in. Yes, all left handed work. Ugh....
  19. I was working from memory and it turns out I am dead wrong. It is confusing with the changeover designs. From 1997 to 1999, Porsche use a dual row intermediate shaft bearing which has proven to be as robust as the larger single row used from 2006 through 2008 model years. The IMS Class Action Lawsuit filed against Porsche revealed the factory Dual Row was much stronger than the Single Row used from 2000-2005. IMS 101 – IMS Retrofit IMSRETROFIT.COM Visit the post for more. A 2003 would have the smaller single row bearing. Just get it replaced with the Solution and you are done.
  20. In total desperation, you may have to pry the alternator out. Rotate it as far as possible clockwise, remove the long bolt and pulley, and try to jam a thick screwdriver or small pry bar underneath the alternator rear mount arm. You might have to be creative with a block or piece of wood to get the leverage right. Be very careful of the oil filler tube. It can crack easily.
  21. It could be that the 2003 engine has the large IMS bearing, in which case the engine must be disassembled, engine cases split, in order to replace the bearing. The good thing, if that is the case, very few large IMS bearings have ever failed, and if it has it mostly due to neglect (no oil changes, not changing the oil every 5K miles, and so on).
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