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  1. How much is the starter to replace? Looking at the photo it is clear that coolant was able to get into the starter, how long it will last is another question. Typically the bushings etc are a non factor as far as wear items in a starter, the solenoid was high enough to be out of the problem. If it was me and I intended on keeping the vehicle for an extended period and the price was reasonable I would change out the starter now while it's easy to get at. My service records from previous owners showed my input seal had to be done just after this leak occured ($9000.00 + warranty repair bill!) So the advisors saying this can't happen is false, there are a lot of owners out there that have had input seal failure resultant from coolant pipes bursting/leaking.
  2. Porsche sells the upgraded parts now to change out from the plastic (the new unit is aluminum). Check with your local stealership.
  3. I hate that feeling as well, seems as if everyone is rubbernecking and you can see the odd chuckle I'm sure. Glad you got it sorted out fairly easily, missing some skin I'm sure! Waiting for my turn, my coolant pipes were changed previously as well, guess I'll find out when the T is going to fail eventually... If I ever need to go in, I'll be replacing everything in sight just for piece of mind.
  4. Congrats on the new ride! Looks very familiar, same color as mine except I have the tan (whatever color you call it interior). Good thing the coolant lines were changed out, that will save you some headaches down the road. Enjoy!
  5. I believe I have heard of some faults with the coolant tank (cracking) as well as issues with the rad cap (seen somewhere recently a post regarding the newest cap number) Best is to remove all the plastic and clean it up and start searching, maybe someone else can chime in with more information.
  6. Thanks for the reply, would that be a typo (7950) or is it 7590? Sure hard to get any information for oil usage, called several dealers-all use something different.
  7. Has anyone changed out the differential oils to 75/90 synthetic instead of using the Burmah oil as recommended by Porsche? Have heard the viscosity of the Burmah compared to water, wondering if having some better lubrication maybe prolonging diff life????
  8. If you take your vehicle to the dealer they will be replacing your ignition coils under warranty most likely, they just announced a program to offer another 4 years warranty for this issue. Go to 6speedonline.com and do a search for ignition coils and this info should come up, or stop by your local dealership and discuss it with them. Best of luck!
  9. How much oil did you have to add to get the level correct? These Cayenne's use oil and it's completely normal operation (average of 1 litre per 1000km or so). The oil level should be checked every time the vehicle is fueled up if possible. I doubt there is any damage as the engine uses 9 quarts of oil for a change. I would make sure there is no visible leaks present (no oil on driveway etc), and keep an eye on the level for the next little while before bringing it in (costly expense for nothing probably).
  10. The only thing I have heard is that the transfer case motor is responsible for switching between low range and high range and locks the transfer case into the range selected. Apparantly when they screw up it usually stays in the range that was last selected. It calls for motor replacement as the cure. I would get underneath and see if there is a chance that the heavy snowfall you have experienced hasn't somehow affected the connections for the transfer case motor and subsequent shifting issues (water entry, contamination). Maybe try switching back and forth as well (high range to low range)and letting everything travel, maybe it will help the issue? Good luck
  11. I tried the search for this as well and this thread is the only thing that shows up? Need to search somewhere different?
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