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Everything posted by deilenberger

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Does the temperature sensor and side marker light use similar connectors? (Won't be the first time with Porsche..)
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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 $$. Possibly a wrecking yard specializing in Porsche.
  7. Ah - here is the answer to my question - yes - it is available for a manual - but unless you have active suspension it might be much cheaper to get the sprint-booster. Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Porsche Sport Mode Software - 997 & 987 WWW.SUNCOASTPARTS.COM
  8. Does Sport button even exist for a manual transmission car? On PDK cars it is - and SPORT is great, SPORT-PLUS is AMAZING. Totally changes the behavior of the car - it not only changes throttle response (which could be done with a "Booster" for a lot less $$$), 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
  9. 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.
  10. Having recently shopped for, and purchased a 53rd childhood vehicle (I have a list somewhere of the cars I've owned in 73 years.. and motorcycles and boats - it's never too late to have a happy childhood..) I think you're pretty much on the money. I purchased a '09 Boxster "Base" with PDK (and a number of other performance options the last owner had added) with about 54k miles on it, for $21k. Needed new tires - which I'd factored into the dickering. Other than tires - it's in excellent condition. I actually preferred the base model for 2 reasons (1) It rev's more. The transmission tuning let
  11. This can be self-answered by spending a bit of time at a parts website comparing part numbers..
  12. You may want to look at some of the parts diagrams available at on-line dealers, or even download the parts catalog for your car from Porsche (it's free!) - parts catalogs like to use exploded views - those views include everything in the area, so you'll have some idea of how much you have to remove in order to get to the dash to remove it. AFAIK - most manufacturers install the dash as a unit - everything in it - wiring the whole deal - and it gets bolted into the shell. While it might be possible to remove it that way, one person working on their own might find it really difficu
  13. Using a well regarded shop is probably the safest thing. Long story short: I was enamored of BMW M-Coupes, the original 325HP "clown shoe" - and decided I needed one again (I'd owned one new when they first came out and BMW couldn't give them away - a $199/month lease!) - I found one on line in Boston. I live in NJ. I probably should have just gotten in the car and gone to look at it, but I was still working at the time, and it would have made for a very long day, or an overnight (expensive) stay. I had a group of BMW enthusiasts (the E39 Yahoo group - still exists) to ask.. one who I'd me
  14. Would I be correct in assuming you had to teach the new motor the end positions of travel of the window (so it can do 1 touch up and down)? That's where you press the up button and hold it when the window is all the way up (I think you hold it for 15 seconds or so) and then you do the same for down. Had you tried the procedure before replacing the motor? IE - done the teaching to the old motor? The passenger's side only does auto-close if the window is more than 50% closed already (according to the Porsche manual) - but if it somehow lost calibration for the actual fully closed p
  15. Richard - most of the Cayenne-DIY posts on Rennlist are locked for comments since I didn't want them becoming chit-chatty, plus the original posts they originated from are still in the original forums and are open to commentary. The idea being to keep the DIY to strictly DIY..
  16. The manifold pressure sensor is a WAY cheap part if you search on the Bosch number that's on it. It's used on everything including Chebby's.. you should find more auto parts stores stock it. I'd try a new one and reset the fault code again. As far as another forum - I might suggest rennlist.com - it has an active Cayenne forum (I moderate there..)
  17. The best way to make this happen - is what I did with the Variocam bolts. I went through the NHTSA website data entry process and created a description of exactly the steps needed to enter a complaint in a uniform manner. That was then posted on a number of Cayenne websites. NHTSA uses data crunching to look for problem areas. If people report a particular problem but list it in different categories on the NHTSA database - the mass of complaints won't pop to the top - it's diffused. If I had one that failed - I'd enter the data and do some screen captures - easy enough to make up
  18. You're posting in the 958 section (2011-2018).. you might have better luck posting in the correct forum section. What was the reason for the fuse being removed?
  19. Intake Manifold.. appears to be the same for all normally aspirated V8's - and I didn't know of any valving in the intakes. So - I went poking around the web, and apparently there is some device used for some function on the intake manifold of normally-aspirated 4.8L V8 engines: https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/958C/POR_958C_FULINT_pg2.htm (I found several other references to it - but no explanation of what it does or how it fits into things..) So I poked around on the factory service manual, and found a reference to it. It mounts on the back of the manifold. Purpose unknown,
  20. If he means intake valves to a cylinder - that would be rather obvious with rough running and lots of error codes besides an MAF code. They replaced the "MAP" (Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor) - have they replaced the MAF (Mass Air Flow sensor)? Is there one of each on the '13 GTS? (Dunno, I have a turbo, and there is no MAF, just the MAP sensor..)
  21. Actually I have them in PDF format. cayenne69, if you care to PM me your email address I'll send them along to you.
  22. That depends on the year/model. Just a FWIW - if it's a turbo (your S obviously isn't) - that's not it. On the 958 turbo V8 - it's located ahead of the intake throttle body in the Y tube leading to the intake. It's the device in the red box in the attached photo. It's lots of $$$ from Porsche, but if you search on the Bosch PN - you'll find it was used for everything from Chevy turbo engines to Rolls Royce turbo engines.. and the price can be as little as $18 with just a bit of searching (and your nearby NAPA store if you're in the US probably has one in stock.) If yo
  23. Normal. There is no bypass idle valve on a Cayenne - the throttle itself becomes the idle valve.
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