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  1. X-posting from other forums as this seems to be a rare issue? Car is 2010, C2, PDK Has anyone had this issue? I have read a post or two where people were just leaving things be. Would appreciate getting any feedback on what could be the cause. I have checked the power steering fluid, and it was full. The video is of the rack itself. Thanks!
  2. If yours is 2003 then you have the MB trans. Which will require removal of both for the work you intend on doing. Might as well do some trans maintenance while you're at it.
  3. @Jay reading through the thread in the UK forum, your leaky pipes will be on the driver side and the plug on the passenger side? I will have to get an extended mirror and better access to the underside of the car. Have booked with a Merc transmission specialist on 6 Jan, as OPC and indy can't help.
  4. Thanks, any idea where this connector might be on 996? The oil pan looks rather different to what's shown here.
  5. I've got a leak which has been ongoing for a couple of years. Since I don't have a lift I have only been unable to stick my head under the unit trying to find this elusive plug. Part diagram doesn't really help. So the question is, can anyone tell me where exactly this plug is? Preferably with a picture :-)
  6. My setup, from the fuse box as my car does have a phone and different connector - also mine is not a US car
  7. My experience might be useful? Go to the last post for resolution, and 1st post for the clunking noise I had. http://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/946642-id-these-noises.html
  8. Success!! Now you reverse in confidence all weekend long. I didn't realise that the whole reversing system was shot until I almost crash onto a wall when reversing. I have reversing sensors and have always been depending on it to tell me how much space I've got left.
  9. This is the 'hack' in MFS that you'll need to do: Reverse light switch on tiptronic trans? - Rennlist Discussion Forums At least you had removed the center console, the second time would be easier and faster (usually).
  10. @Larry 2002/911/996 don't worry about it. This is apparently a common issue but not common enough for Bentley to mention it. I was hoping it would be a connector somewhere in the gearbox housing but no, I had to deal with lots of screws including one that was holding the coin holder (do you know that the car has a coin holder inside the center console?)
  11. It's potentially this switch: Happened to me, reverse sensor worked on and off along with the reversing lights, took the whole console out, opened the switch, bend the copper arms, put it all back together.
  12. This has been bugging me. The knob (shiny) part popped off one day, with the metal U-ish shape still attached to it. Refer to Pic 1, the U-ish shape metal is marked. Now I have been having no luck in trying to put the knob into the lever again! Tried installing the U-ish metal first by pushing it against the horizontal bar on the lever (Pic 2), however once that's in I have no way putting the metal into the know again. Please help :-(
  13. Took me 9 months to do this exact job, from receiving the information from Ahsai (thanks buddy!!) to actually tightening up the bolts and wiping coolant off my face. BTW, I didn't drain the coolant hence wiping coolant off my face.
  14. Obviously, Jake sees a lot more engines completely disassembled than we do, so I would be the last to refute his observations, plus there are many instances we are aware of that ultimately turned out to be confirmed cylinder issues on the M96/97 engines. He does have a valid point about cold start induced wear, particularly on engines that continue to run lower film strength 0W-40 oils as most engine wear occurs during cold start and warm up when these oils are at their weakest levels of wear protection, and the cars are often just cold started and then immediately driven without any real warm up period. If you are concerned that Jake may be correct, I would pull the plugs and bore scope the cylinders looking for signs of unusual thrust side wear patterns, which are often quite obvious even to the untrained observer. For clarification, when you said "the cars are often just cold started and then immediately driven without any real warm up period." this was talking about when people went past 3000rpms while the engine/oil is cold?
  15. Thanks for that, I'll give it a check if the car hasn't been to the garage this week. I'll obviously let them know your suggestion and for them to confirm it. Otherwise I'll take a look again on the weekend, as the car needs to be really warm before it starts making that noise.
  16. Thanks, would that #8 in the diagram? http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-parts/hardparts.php?dir=996-99-05&section=360-03&pn=92857457303#a That would be on the left side of the vehicle, which is the other side to where I put my phone for recording the noise. Left and right is when looking at the vehicle from the back.
  17. Thanks Ahsai. Gasket was my the top of my list, they might not tightened the pan correctly as suggested by Porsche when they took the tranmission out. BTW, would you have any idea what would be causing this sound, as captured in my last post in this thread http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/44468-auto-noise-when-stationary-and-in-gear/?p=261472?
  18. To revive this thread, especially no one still knows the reason, and I at last managed to remember to get the sound mentioned by OP. To recap, on Tiptronic regardless whether it's the new or old gearbox. Only happened when the gear lever was moved from N or P to R, or D. Or the car's turned off and on P. Only happened when the car was really warm, and after a spirited drive. Never occurred after it's first started on the day, or when it's cooled down. The cideo captured the noise on the following seconds : 3, 8, 14, 19, 23 and when it's tunred off at 31. I put my phone on the ground just below the B-pillar, on the right side of the car. http://youtu.be/NPEScjeTEPo
  19. Doing my usual Saturday morning check-under-the-car routine, and noticed that something might have been seeping/leaking very slowly. I was investigating what could be making the noise referred to in this http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/44468-auto-noise-when-stationary-and-in-gear/ Nothing on the ground. Did the most sensible thing, and pulled the cover off, and cleaned it up (pic below) Checking around, it seemed that the area around the transmission oil pan is a bit grimy, like being caused by slowly escaping oil. Interestingly, one of the bolt's head was filled with oil. Definitely not engine oil, so would it be that the pan's gasket is leaking, or the pan hasn't been tightened correctly causing it to seep oil? Or is it something else? Car is 2003 C4 Cabriolet Tip
  20. Lucky chap (in a way). Now, did you change the IMS bearing on your new engine?
  21. Wow that's crazy, I've never heard of a cracked engine block before. You definitely want to find out how this could happen. Where did you get the new engine, and how much did that cost you?
  22. My dealer indicated that it is possibly the valve body or servos filling up. Advise a trans service, although its fluid was replaced 3 years ago.
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