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Sunnyside

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  1. NIce review of the year........ as normal.lol
  2. Are you sure your using a PIWIS or do you generically mean an OBD2 code reader??? A boost hose will show its self in no power, and a rather loud wooshing noise form under the engine. It will idle erratically and lambda will be trying to correct the fueling like a druggie looks for his next fix.?? You may even get an ABS/PSM failure as maf goes out of tolerance. as asked are you actually using a Porsche System tester ( PIWIS).
  3. Has no body got any experience of the PST2 let along using on non Porsche ECU's like Club Cars perhaps. :cursing:
  4. The PST2 not only is capable of interrogating Porsche DME's but also has a section within the operating system to read out and do certain functions on non Porsche Cars. The module is Special Functions-Carb(ISO) I'm hoping some one on here might have some experience of using the the non Porsche special functions system test. I'm especially interested in the Pectel P6 2000 and whether it could read the functions and error codes for that ECU. Thanks in advance.
  5. Hi jP, Thanks mate, I have posted to you on 6speed and will still be on the British Marque Forum so I will come across from time to time and say hello. Renntech has to be one of the best Porsche sites going. i will try to poop ooooppppps POP on here from time to time and say hello. i will post a picture of my Cosworth on here when I get it. :cheers:
  6. Well guys and Gal's its time to say good buy to a fantastic bunch of guys and a great wee forum. on 8th October my 6TT will have a new home. I'm hopefully moving back to my first love "Cosworth's" Its been a privilege and a pleasure being part of this great club, but its time to bow out. I can always be contacted by e-mail and my details are on my website's www.sunnysidebb.co.uk and www.sunnysidecampers.co.uk Take care and safe :drive: Frank :clapping:
  7. Anychance you can get some one to record the sound and attach it so we can all hear?
  8. Does it still make a noise when you turn off the aircon ??
  9. Mike, if US dealerships are like the UK ones they wont want to hand out the IPAS codes to you. however they have a legal obligation to if you show proof of purchase. My OPC still refused so I wrote a letter to Porsche UK explaining the problem, they phoned my OPC and next time I went down I was given all my IPAS codes. you have an obligation to keep the codes safe. Take no crap off them, insist and get Porsche US to help. Frank This is the response I got from the only Porsche dealer I usually have contact with. Hello Mike, I double checked with management to see if Porsche had been lightening up on their policy but I got the same answer. If dealerships are providing the codes they are going against Porsche policies which compromises the theft detterent systems and could result in large fines from Porsche. Sorry we are not able to help with getting the codes for you. Thanks, Andraya Hayward Sunset Porsche Parts Consultant I just sent an inquiry to PCNA and will wait for their response. that's their standard answer, because once you have the codes you can do so much more with your car potentially doing them out of a cheap source of cash. If the US has similar laws to us then they are breaching anti competitive legislation. By not releasing the codes to an authorised person or private workshop they are denying them the right to work on your car. They are your codes and are only applicable to your car and no other. you must insist. I got Porsche UK on side who told Porsche Glasgow to release the codes.......all of them. I have a PST2 and demanded the right to work on my own car. and I got the codes in the end. not first time of asking but I still got them. Keep pushing. Frank
  10. Mike, if US dealerships are like the UK ones they wont want to hand out the IPAS codes to you. however they have a legal obligation to if you show proof of purchase. My OPC still refused so I wrote a letter to Porsche UK explaining the problem, they phoned my OPC and next time I went down I was given all my IPAS codes. you have an obligation to keep the codes safe. Take no crap off them, insist and get Porsche US to help. Frank
  11. Mike, Havent you got a PST2 operation manual?? That will tell you what all the keys do. IBM Thinkpad Version of the Porsche System Tester 2 Key Designation Description of function F12 function key >> "Continue" key This is used to close the current screen and move to the next screen. F11 function key << "Continue" key This is used to close the current screen and move to the previous screen. F10 function key "Jump" key Used to jump to the selection menu for the control unit-specific functions. PgDn key "Page down" key Used to page forwards. PgUp key "Page up" key Used to page back. Cursor keys "Cursor" keys ( ↑, ↓, → and ←) These keys move the cursor left/right or up/down for selection of menu items or selection of individual elements from lists. Space Bar "Space" Bar This can be use to select individual elements when viewing Actual Values. Tab key ( →|) "Tab" key This changes the active screen part, e.g. change from display window to the softkey bar. Enter key "Enter" key Used to accept input. Esc key "Escape" key Return F1 function key F1 key Selection of Help (information) on safety instructions, connection of the sensors, and key assignments etc. F2 to F8 F2 to F8 function keys Seven softkeys or function keys. The meaning of these keys changes depending on the application, program or program step and is displayed in the lower ("softkey") bar. Note: If "F1" is pressed in the start-up screen, this displays Operating Instructions for the Porsche System Tester 2. This is possible only in the start-up screen. If "F1' is pressed in other display screens, the operator receives context-sensitive help pertaining to the displayed screen. This function can be called only if the '?' symbol appears in the softkey. Read the operating instructions and safety information before proceeding. Also take time to view the demonstration by pressing F3 at the opening menu. Battery Indicator: This is the left hand LED on the left hand screen hinge, and displays as follows: Orange: Charging Green: Enough battery power for operation Flashing Orange: Battery needs to be charged (accompanied by a double-beep) Screensaver & System Standby: The screensaver comes into effect after about 10 minutes of inactivity. Press the space bar to restore the display. If no keys are pressed after approximately 15 minutes of battery operation, the computer will go into suspend mode to conserve battery power. The right hand LED on the hinge will illuminate green. To wake the computer, press and hold the blue "Fn" key and press "F12". Operation time on batteries will vary with system demands, and for long periods of use it is best to use the mains adapter or a cigar lighter adapter. Abbreviations used in the PST2 Tester ABD Automatic Brake Differential ABS Anti-lock Brake System AHK Anhängerkupplung (trailer coupling) AHKS Anhängerkupplung schwenkbar (pivoting trailer coupling) CAN Controller Area Network CDR Compact Disk Radio CU Control unit CVN Calibration Verification Number DME Digitale Motor Elektronik (engine control module) DSN Diagnosis Software Number DSP Digital Sound Processing EU2/EU3/EU4 European exhaust emissions standard EOBD European On Board Diagnosis EZK Elektronische Zundanlage mit Klopfregelung (electronic ignition system with knock control) GHV Gurthhohenverstellung (seat belt height adjustment) GW Gateway GPS Global Positioning System HFM Heissfilmluftmassenmesser (mass air flow sensor) (MAF) KESSY Keyless Entry keyless go / control unit LEV Low Emission Vehicle (USA) LH Luftmassenmessung mit Hitzdraht (metering of the air quantity with hot wire) LWR Automatic Headlight Beam Adjustment ME Motronic with E-gas MMI Man Machine Interface MOST Media Oriented Systems Transport MY Model Year (MY04->=as from MY04) ORS Off-Road Stabilizers (anti-roll bars) PCM Porsche Communication Management PDAS Porsche Dynamische Allrad Steuerung (Porsche dynamic four-wheel drive control) POSIP Porsche Side Impact Protection System PSD Porsche Sperr Differential (Porsche limited-slip differential) PSM Porsche Stability Management PST 2 Porsche System Tester 2 RDK Reifen Druck Kontrolle (tyre pressure monitoring system) RoW Rest of the World RF Returnless Fuel SBS Sprach-Bedien-System (voice control system) TC Traction Control Frank
  12. http://forums.pelicanparts.com/boxster-cayman-forum/529787-boxster-s-speedometer-calibration.html
  13. Mike, I have the IBM lap top version with KTS520 interface ( same PC as is used in the OPC PST2) of PST2 its the full works and it does data log within its self but does not really support sending that info anywhere. The problem is that PST2 uses the 1998 ota IBM computer which is totally incompatible with modern working systems. Even the output plugs/leads are a miss match. It does not support USB either which makes things very difficult. Thanks, Sunny for that info. How big of a hard drive (floppy disc?) does it have? Does it show just a spreadsheet-looking log or is it graphical? How many variables at a time? What's the fastest it can scan? It sure would be nice if some electronic design engineer worked up some interface to enable outputting. I just looked back and saw that you called it and ota IBM computer. I'll have to check and see what kind of documentation is available. Thanks again for the info. Mike Hi Mike, i couldn't tell you any more about data storage of the PST2 Laptop as I dont data log with it. I use it for fault finding, coding and other stuff that requires the use of a PST2. For logging, I use my Durametric which is in a totally different league and the only way to data log IMHO. Frank.
  14. Mike, I have the IBM lap top version with KTS520 interface ( same PC as is used in the OPC PST2) of PST2 its the full works and it does data log within its self but does not really support sending that info anywhere. The problem is that PST2 uses the 1998 ota IBM computer which is totally incompatible with modern working systems. Even the output plugs/leads are a miss match. It does not support USB either which makes things very difficult.
  15. Excellent news. I prefer to ask first then trawl through yard and yards of info. It keeps the site going as well..lol :thumbup:
  16. I must have missed this post first time round....wow that's some mileage. By now a year on you must have put another 30k on the car.lol Nice one and a great to see positive post. :notworthy:
  17. Excellent, whats the spec and mods. Sounds cool. who did the work for you? :thumbup:
  18. Yes, Low oil level could cause a problem, but more likely Transmission over temperature will be the cause. If lower than normal oil level then even less cooling. you really do need a Durametric or PST2 to read any codes. Transmission Slip.....understandable Low voltage:?????? poor connector to from tCU to Gear Box, normally gets all the road dirt and moisture??
  19. OK I suppose its got to be me who has to ask the daft question.lol................but is the car level when you check the oil level :eek: If so, a Durametric shold bring up some codes.
  20. First of all get your self a Durametric . the hand held OBD2 readers are very very limited. With a Durametric you can just about do everything the OPC can do except code new modules and Keys. Disconnecting the Maf and driving is an excellent way of checking your MAF. There will be a code associated with the PSM/ABS light.One of the overlooked and common faults is Steering alignment sensor re-calibration. you must do this after any suspension work or geo work. you will get the ABS/PSM light on and the relevant fault code. It is a pain in the *** , but when you get that light up its the only way the DME has of telling you there is a problem with some aspect of the cars well being and can have nothing to do with the MAF its self. Remember, cruise control, speed conversions. ABS, PSM, traction control, Tiptronic functions all use multiple sensors such as Steering angle, wheel speed, rotational direction and velocity etc. so an ABS/PSM light can indicated you have an associated fault in any one of those areas that is not significant enough to put the DME into limp home mode.
  21. I reset mine not long ago and it hasn't come back, however the weather here has been truly awful so didn't get out for that long. Mind you, mine only did it when in too high a gear on a slope, drop down a cog before the auto shift down and it didn't make any noise under load. In my extract from the Tech Manual, it does say replace the TCU for a later unit. Do you know if your TCU falls in the category of being the older type. Perhaps the change over has not been done and you still have the troublesome unit?? Just a thought.
  22. Happy New Year to you and as usual a very interesting and informative post. Nice to hear some good stuff about our cars. :notworthy: I think I have seen that statue on 6speed am I correct :huh: Thanks for the good read and pictures. :cheers:
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