Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Fields

  • From
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    Cayenne S
    Bentley Conti GT
    BMW 7-series

Larry735dn1's Achievements


Member (1/1)



  1. Hi again, Season's Greetings! Has anyone had any positive interaction with Porsche re these problems? In my case Porsche has been uncooperative despite the scoring happening shortly after the car came back from Porsche main service (they had not filled enough oil - the dipstick was dry, the oil pressure monitor was failed -they did replace this free of charge, and they had left air locks in the cooling system following the change of coolant pipes in the "V").. Nothing to do with them, they say... Have not found an acceptable solution yet. The car runs fine except for the knocking at lower rev's but I'd like to find a reasonable solution. I clearly think the is something Porsche should have sorted out under goodwill and am still inclined to sue them. Any good news anywhere?
  2. Hi Sam, Sorry to hear that. Yes the heavier knocking sounds like what they call piston slap. In my case a bore scope inspection showed scoring in cyl no 3. Scoring shouldn't in itself cause knocking, so more likely there is a tolerance issue or perhaps broken piston or piston ring causing both the knocking and the scoring... From what I can ascertain, Porsche prescribe a new engine block due to all the labour involved in repairing the bore, but it is less clear why one could not replace the offending piston/rings and live with a little scoring..? Porsche seem to wash their hands of the problem (I have asked for goodwill contribution), although clearly there is a weakness in materials and /or design. We have owned the car since new, and it hads been meticulously maintained throughout by official Porsche dealers. And after last service some 4k miles ago the car came back with very low oil level, a faulty oil monitor and air licks in the coolant system... yet they say it is notthing to do with them !! I'm going to sue them... Just like with the coolant pipes which are designed with unsuitable materials. It is unacceptable that a top end marque should get away with this, and I for one will never buy a Porsche again. I shall go out of my way to discourage friends to buy one too. As for your purchase, I do not know on what basis you bought the car. If it was "as is" you may have a weak legal standing. But if it was from a reputable dealer it would be surprising if you did not have a case, unless you received a discount allowing for the problem. Wish you Good luck.
  3. Thanks for these pointers guys - could come in handy... Still hope Porsche UK will do the right thing and will pursue the dealer who may have caused the damage as far as it will go.. BTW One scored cylinder (only cyl 3) must be caused by something (like snapped piston ring perhaps?)... Strangely enough the dealer didn't do a compression test, but how likely is it that a new piston or piston rings may solve the problem, at least temporarily - it obviously does not remove the scoring, and how big a job is it to get the piston out anyway? Do you need "engine out" to change piston rings? Anyone know / done this?
  4. Hi, sorry to hear that... clearly there are some weaknesses with these engines. Several friends have had to get new engines for their 997s and 996s too, Porsche should sit up and address the issue it clearly has with engine weakness.. I have approached Porsche Uk for goodwill. I am also going after the dealer who returned the car with faults after changing the coolant pipes and doing a major service. They returned the car without filling enough oil, with a faulty oil pressure monitor, and with air locks in the coolant system....which is likely how the damage occurred in the first place. Have not had a reply yet, but will escalate soon to make them understand I'm serious.. BTW our car still runs nicely, except for the knocking on low revs (which will only get worse of course). No misfire, and no noticeable loss of power... The dealers have not done compression tests however, which they should have done.. Will try to post back as case develops. Good luck..
  5. Have not gone ahead with engine replacement yet. So far I have been quoted prices that make the new engine route non-viable...Complete engine @ $ 21,700 and Short engine (more labour) @ $ 17,600 equivalent... Incl VAT (sales tax) but still extortionate relative to residual value of the car... Am pursuing Porsche for contribution and will take that all the way, as both these problems are unacceptable to push over on the client when all maintenance, oil changes etc have been meticulously adhered to. Only 65,000 miles after all... If all else fails I think replacement engine may be the way to go, or sell the car to somebody who wants the DIY project.. If Prosche does not sit up and contribute, this will be my last Porsche. And many Porsche owning friends will be put off too.. BTW, your short block source....is that a proper new short engine? I was quoted $9,700 equivalent for the short block from Porsche here... might make sense to ship it over.. that's rip-off UK dealers for you anyway..
  6. Hi, A lot of Cayennes must have been running without major issues... However there are some really poor solutions that should not occur in a car of this perceived quality. One is the dreaded Coolant pipes.. The coolant pipes in the "V" of the engine are made of plastic, goes brittle and are prone to crack with a sudden drop of coolant. It is a $ 1500-1800 job to replace with the aluminium replacement kit, although possible to DIY.. The other is this cylinder scoring issue - the AluSil alloy is evidently not a good enough material, and/or the coating on cylinder walls and pistons are not up to the job. Porsche typically advise new engine when the scoring occur.. They seem to want to wash their hands of these clear manufacturing faults (in materials choice), which is really poor. The coolant pipes alone should have had a recall.. The 911 (997 and 996) are apparently even worse, with lots of engines blowing)... There may be other issues I have not encountered yet.. No wonder they are a very profitable company with all the engine replacements needed at extortionate prices..
  7. OK so the feedback from the Porsche service centre is that cyl no 3 is scored...very bad news. Their suggestion is new engine needed, whether a short or half engine... The price rel to car residual value means this is not a sensible option, unless I can get some contribution from Porsche.. So I need all the ammo I can get. Does anyone know of successful goodwill applications to Porsche (US, UK, EUR) in similar cases (6-7 year old car, 65k miles, owned from new etc..)? Also wonder what may have caused the scoring to occur; whilst it can be a tolerance issue it should not just show up all of a sudden... suppose something might have caused the piston ring damage and things have gotten worse from there.. any suggestions? Any other advice ? I suppose if we leave it as is we will risk that the engine locks up at some point far from home...
  8. Thanks - will do over Easter... do you have any experience with this company...AWS GmbH, Auf'm Rottland 5, 57577 Hamm/Sieg...they apparently have a used engine with 76k km...risky business perhaps..
  9. Thanks both for your response. It seems that in most cases like this a scored cylinder has shown up. However, several experienced guys (Indys) I've shown the car to are pointing to a Cam or valve bucket related issue. The knock disappear over 1500 - 2000 rpm, which could suggest that oil pressure on idle isn't sufficient to get enough oil into this area (as rpm increase so does the oil pressure)..?? Or is that wishful thinking... Have you seen the Cam area being the cause of something like this? I'm in London where everything is a rip-off (except the Pound at the moment)... are there cheaper sources for a short engine on the Continent (they quoted £16,800, which is about US$ 28,000!! Pretty much what the residual value of the car is and not an option... And do these alusil blocks / cylinders not have linings at all and therefore the whole block must be replaced? Thanks
  10. Hi All, Have followed the forum occasionally and now have a question re a current problem .. My wife's Porsche Cayenne S - 2004 with 65k miles - owned from new - has developed an engine noise which initially sounded like valve ticking, but is now a more distinct engine knock. The symptom is a distinct ticking or knocking noise on every second rev (car idles very low at some 580 rpm at moment, giving some 290 knocks/minute. The knocking disappears at higher revs (> 1,500-2,000) but does not go away entirely when engine warms up. The knock appear to come from the right hand top area, but couldn't rule out "piston slap". Other than this the car runs smooth with full power and no misfire, no smoke, oil and coolant fine. Last year we had to replace the silly coolant pipes in the V of the engine after the plastic ones cracked with loss of coolant, and Porsche also did a full service at the time. Car came back from service very low in oil (about min on dipstick) and with a faulty oil pressure / temp sensor, which we discovered a little later. Wife took the car to Porsche outside London, where they did some simple diagnostic (without the use of endoscope or camera) and declared that one of the cylinders was scored and that a new engine was the prescription - hand over £14k plus VAT please.. Not fun at all, and the diagnosis seem questionable...how can you verify scoring in the cylinder by peering through a small spark plug hole without an endoscope... Took it to another dealer for a listen-to, and the technician there thought it was likely top related (Cam, valve bucket..), whereas the service manager suggested piston slap. Car going back tomorrow for some more diagnostic, perhaps the cam cover has to come off... So the meter is running.. I wonder if in your aggregate wisdom you would have some advice for me. I've heard everything from Cam / valve buckets through water pump to piston slap, but given the symptoms is one or the other more likely? I certainly intend to pursue the issue with Porsche UK to try to get some goodwill contribution (not easy when car is 7 years old and out of warranty. The car had major cooling pipe replacement and associated engine oil sensor issues less than a year and 5k miles ago at the main dealer (Porsche in their wisdom used plastic coolant pipes in the V of the V8, and these pipes are prone to cracking which happened - as described in detail elsewhere on the forum. If worst case is confirmed, where can one source a good engine, given that a new engine is gong to be uneconomical relative to the cars residual value... Thanks for your pointers..
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.