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    Vancouver, British Columbia
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  • Present cars
    2003 Porsche 911 C4
    2009 Lexus ES350
    2008 Toyota 4Runner
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    1972 Datsun 240Z
    1982 Mazda RX7
  1. I am having the same issue. I have a 2003 Porsche 911 C4. I recently had the same code "tiptronic emergency run" come up on the dash. Turned the car off for a few minutes and restarted the car. I then had the same warning and the "check engine light" came on. I brought it to my Porsche garage. The removed the transmission pan, checked and cleaned the filter and changed the transmission fluid. The code then disappeared during their test drive. I picked up the car and the next day I once again got the Tiptronic Emergency Run error message and Check engine light. Any ideas. The service centre thinks it may be something to do with the throttle body housing but I am not sure. Any input would be greatly appreciated. thanks Mario
  2. I want to thank everyone on this forum for their ideas and suggestions. After a lot of research I purchased the NHP cross pipe cat system from MaxSpeed Motorsports. I spoke to Nello and he assured me that I would have no issues replacing the factory cats. He shipped the cats overnight to Vancouver and did not charge me for the shipping. The cats were as advertised and look to be exceptional quality. I just had them installed and can tell you that they sound terrific.....not louder but a really smooth consistent sound. The CEL is not an issue anymore. The only problem I encountered was that the factory "sleeves" that connect the cats to the exhaust system were a little too short..........so I replaced them with longer sleeves........problem solved. I would highly recommend the MaxSpeed NHP cats to anyone on this forum. As I stated, Nello was a pleasure to deal with and so far I am really happy with this product. Mario
  3. JFP........thank you so much for your post.....I considered used cats but I have not had any luck with used parts.....I am leaning towards the Maxspeed cats from Montreal ....not that shipping is really an issue....I really like the look and sound.........i spoke to a buddy of mine who put the Maxspeed cats on his car and he absolutely loves them.......no issues with emmissions etc.............
  4. I brought my car in for a CEL.............the fault code was PO430...code 45. The right side cat is done and it is not the O2 sensor. So my option is the following: 1. Do nothing 2. Have factory cats installed....about $6000 for both sides 3. go to an aftermarket system. I have looked at the Fabspeed systems.....what else is out there that is good quality and simple to install. I don't want error codes coming back so I am looking for a quality system. thanks for everyone's help
  5. Wow....thank you to kgoertz for the excellent information. I am leaning towards the Fabspeed myself..................I will discuss this with my mechanic....but I think that is the route that I will take. thanks again for all the information Mario
  6. Sorry....I didn't write it down.....I want to say it was "159".......but that is a guess....I had the mechanic reset it...but I want to bring it back as the light came on again.................once I do that I will get the correct code
  7. I have a 2003 Carrera 4 with 69000kms. The check engine light came on and I brought it to my mechanic. He checked the code and told me that the catalytic converter on the passenger side exhaust had to be replaced. The bad news is that the part is about $2500 for one side only. So my question is simple......is their a more economical way to approach this issue....OEM or aftermarket parts that would work. My problem is that if I change one I am sure the other will go ...so is it not best to change both. I have done a bit of research with the Fabspeed product....but any and all ideas/thoughts would be welcome. BTW I live in Vancouver, British Columbia and we have this thing called AirCare where my car has to pass an emissions test............will the OEM or aftermarket products pass the test. thanks
  8. He has been nothing but honest with me since I have owned the car (four years)....he told me that he had done another one recently....and the words "fairly common" were mine....he identified the problem quickly through diagnostics ...
  9. Just spoke with my mechanic....he tells me it is the lifters on cylinder 6 that are "stuck".....he will call me back with a price for the parts but told me to expect a bill in the area of $2500....he is a real honest guy and a very good mechanic...he also put my mind at ease telling me that there was nothing that I could have done to avoid the issue....I did not notice any change in how the car ran....i check the oil, coolant etc on a monthly basis and take great care of the car...it is just one of those things that comes up....apparently cylinder 6 is the farthest away from the oil and is a fairly common problem............thanks to all for your insight......I really love this site as it is super informative
  10. Thanks ...just looked it up and noted some of the symptoms......there was certainly no smoke from the tailpipes....I checked the oil and the coolant and they both looked fine....I am just waiting for the mechanic to call me back if it is the AOS are there any tell tale signs that it was going...and what would the cost be to replace it......
  11. Today I was driving in the sunshine and I noticed that the engine sound like it was choking. This has never happened before. The car sounded rough and literally shook when I was stopped at a traffic light. The check engine light came on and advised me to bring the car to a Porsche garage. As I said this has never ever happened before. The motor sounded like it was gasping for air and ran very rough. The oil pressure remained constant and the temperature gauge was normal and not out of the ordinary. I have dropped her off at my mechanic but he has not had a chance to look at it yet. So just wondering if anybody has any ideas on what may be the problem. My Porsche is as follows: 2003 Carrera 4 Tiptronic transmission Cabriolet 67,000 kilometers I did an oil change about 1000 kms ago and I only use Mobil 1 synthenic oil and premium gasoline. Any ideas?
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