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seahawkeye started following Coolant good for "lifetime?", Help... 2010 Panamera 4S - Multiple Warning Messages, Ok to replace 1 tire only? and and 1 other
Yes, I'd also be interested in the result of this as we had the same messages for a 2013 Panamera 4 without only 5800 miles, no mods.
Thanks to all for the suggestions, I've been out of town so haven't been able to look yet. The pictures are most helpful. @raceken your hi res pic is nice but I'm a little disoriented since everything is out of the car body--do I have to remove the engine from the car to find what you're referring to? I don't mind having the sport exhaust on at all times. But I wonder whether I just need to get a new exhaust (maybe non OEM that is louder?). Will check car this weekend to see what is up so I can report back!
Thanks for thoughts--how do I remove the vacuum lines from the mufflers and plugging the lines, or disconnect the electrical connection to the solenoid?
Well, my sport exhaust went out again after tracking my car--this seems to only happen when i track it! This is the 3rd time it has gone out now, and the dealership can't seem to get a permanent fix on it. Here is brief part replacement/history: 2011: R sided exhaust diaphragm leaking so was replaced (under CPO as this was right after I bought it) June 2013: sport exhaust went out after tracking car but spontaneously recovered so nothing replaced Oct 2014: solenoid was replaced after road america track days killed it Oct 2015: nonfunctioning again after blackhawk farms track day (driven <1000 miles since Oct 2014). I did hear a 'doin-gggggg' like a spring coming loose as I was making a corner so not sure if this is what broke it or not My questions: 1) it seems these cars commonly have sport exhaust failures--is it impossible to permanently fix it? i.e. is it worth paying $$$$ out of pocket to fix it if it might just go out again? 2) how difficult is it to diagnose myself, like using Loren's diagram? I am unfortunately not that handy with DIY but could go back a jack if that's helpful. could also bring to local indy/friendly dealer to put up on jack but will I be able to find the problem easily? 3) is it better to just be a new sport exhaust entirely and if so, which one would be recommended--a louder one than OEM would be ideal!
Good to know, thanks!
Thanks, will do! Now the question is, should I also replace the rears to match heating cycles?
Cut the wall of my left front tire on the out track of turn 7 of Blackhark Farms Raceway today (apparently they put speed bumps just past rumble strip to discourage cars from braking too little). Kind person gave me a spare to get home. I'm currently using MIchelin super sports 235/35/19 for all four tires. They don't have a lot of wear on them as it's pretty much a track car only for me these days--I've put maybe 4 tracks days on them (including 2 days at Road America), probably 1-2K miles max. Do I need to replace both front tires? Or is it ok to replace just the left front?
Thans Ahsai, I read the other threads on this but just want to clarify 1) is a leak the same thing as RMS/IMS 'failure'? 2) if I don't fix it will it lead to failure? 3) is taking the car on a track a bad idea if it's just a few droplets I see on the garage floor? 4) is it even worth fixing this? I saw one post where someone said it was a simple leaky connector and solved the problem, and someone else said not to worry about it because the car may never be the same once transmission/engine moved
Also, my coolant was quite low a few months ago and thanks for people on this forum, I changed the plug for it and topped it off. Level still looks good today.
Was getting my 2007 997 C4S teched for a track day and my indie guy found this moisture under my car--it is in front of the oil drain plug (magnetic from LN Engineering) which looks fine. Since the last oil change a few months ago I've only driven my car 3 times (total 10 miles or so), and I noticed a tiny amount of fluid in my garage underneath this same area. Oil level is completely full. My indie guy is a BMW guy but thought it's maybe rear main seal? Neither he or I know though. Does anyone know where this is and should I be worried? Should I cancel my track day? What should I do?
Thanks Loren and RFM, ordered the cap and porsche antifreeze at suncoast!
Looks like the coolant on my 2007 has run below the 'minimum level' (see pic). My questions: 1) what is current recommendation for low coolant? Is it ok just to add to it or do I need to do some sort of 'flush' as described in this thread and if so how do I do this myself? I don't need to take this to a dealer right? 2) for coolant type should I buy the one on amazon in this thread and mix with distilled H2O? Is it a 50/50 mix at room temperature to add? Best Elliott
seahawkeye replied to seahawkeye's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)ok thanks for the suggestions, will check both the brake fluid and pads!
seahawkeye replied to seahawkeye's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)btw--the local guy told me over the phone that ceramic would be the way to go, is this other people's suggestion? Anything else I need to be aware of that needs to be replaced when new pads are put in?
My 2007 C4S has been on the track 3 total days now and total of 24,000 miles but since the last track event I've noticed the brakes have been a little softer than before. I assume this is a brake pad issue? I'm bringing it in a local indy dealer to have checked out but next question is which brake pads to replace? I got it CPO but I think it's stock with red calipers. Few options I've heard of: suncoast performance friction hawk Anyone have experience or recommendations for these? About how much should I expect it to run for brake pad replacement including labor?