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deilenberger last won the day on January 7 2020

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  1. Did you use a Porsche water pump? It sounds like a loose impeller or otherwise failed water pump. Able to circulate enough coolant when idling, but not enough when under load. Thermostats generally (not aways but usually) fail open. And how are you reading the coolant temperature? Hopefully not by the heavily buffered coolant temperature gauge - that's about as useful as an overheat-idiot light. If it reads hot something is really wrong.
  2. There are some parts available now for the PDK transmissions and there are a few vendors working on them (primarily for race cars). A good source of info is a longish thread on rebuilding them found at Rennlist: Guide to Repairing a PDK Transmission - Rennlist - Porsche Discussion Forums RENNLIST.COM 997 Forum - Guide to Repairing a PDK Transmission - Introduction: This post documents what I've learned regarding PDK internals, parts prone to failure, access to those parts, where to get replacements, and generally how to fix a failed PDK yourself. After ten years in service...
  3. Yes. You may have to go into the PCM to turn it on - but I doubt it - if there is something there now that works, what you plug into that jack should also work.
  4. It appears the seal is held in place by a T shaped section that fits into a groove in the top frame. Can the seal be worked back in place? I'm sure replacements can be purchased.. it appears that your seals have experienced some significant wear.
  5. You mentioned the car was running and driving before you started working on it.. and that begs a few questions: How long have you owned it? How many miles? Has it always had an engine warning light on since you've owned it? How do you know the actuators were on the wrong banks? Do the actuators have different PN's? Can you point me to an on-line diagram that shows the "actuators" - since none of the on-line parts diagrams seem to refer to anything like that.
  6. Does the temperature sensor and side marker light use similar connectors? (Won't be the first time with Porsche..)
  7. Removing the battery negative is always a good idea. The seats have airbags in them, so - good precaution. What you don't want to do is turn on the ignition, or even have the key in the ignition when the connectors to the seat are disconnected. That would likely cause an airbag fault error which might require a diagnostics tool to reset it when you reconnect. Disconnecting the battery will avoid all that. Good luck! Let us know how it works out!
  8. I see you posted the same basic message over on Rennlist - my answers wouldn't change so I didn't bother replying. You did add one question on Rennlist - the answer is - the "preamp stage" is in the radio/PCM itself. You have a dead amplifier. It drowned. It's kaput. Nailed to the perch so to speak.. it's an ex-amplifier. You need a replacement. Electronics never does well submersed in water.
  9. 1. Yes 2. Replace with a working one 3. Probably not 4. Probably. Not hard to do - 4 bolts one in each corner. They're external torx so you need "e-torx drivers" (they're a torx socket) 5. Porsche for a lot of $$. Possibly a wrecking yard specializing in Porsche.
  10. Ah - here is the answer to my question - yes - it is available for a manual - but unless you have active suspension it might be much cheaper to get the sprint-booster. Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Porsche Sport Mode Software - 997 & 987 WWW.SUNCOASTPARTS.COM
  11. Does Sport button even exist for a manual transmission car? On PDK cars it is - and SPORT is great, SPORT-PLUS is AMAZING. Totally changes the behavior of the car - it not only changes throttle response (which could be done with a "Booster" for a lot less $$$), it changes the shifting of the PDK. "SPORT" setting with my Sprint Booster set to 2 makes for a really responsive lively car, responds with enthusiasm to every input I give it. Tonight I went for a top-down ride (50F, had on earmuffs and the heated seat) and I finally tried SPORT PLUS. I didn't change the settings on the Sprint BOOSTER - still set at "2".. the combination is pretty much magic on a nice twisty road with good pavement, decent sight-lines, and one I know like the back of my hand. The transmission kept the engine between 4K and about 7.2K, which sounds amazing with the top down and a Fister exhaust. It also feels amazing, very responsive, would go wherever I looked without a second thought and kept asking for MORE... when I went past the local LEO station at a bit less than 2x the speed limit, I used the wheel-buttons to upshift to 3rd (it was still in 2nd). It responded instantly, as I slowed to almost legal cruising speed it wanted to go back to 2nd so I had to take it out of PLUS mode and just be happy with SPORT. This could be addicting. It really had me grinning, and it's been a while since a car inspired that in me - it usually takes a motorcycle to do that. So the question is - is there a sport button for manual shift, and if so - what does it change? And if so - is there a sport-plus? Sport Plus and PDK let you do things like launches.. I can't see where that would do anything on a manual transmission car except perhaps speed up the throttle response.
  12. Anyone have a guide? Somewhere I did find a list of lubricants Porsche suggests, but I haven't found anything about where to apply them. My top works fine, I'd like to keep it that way.
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