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Turns out the supossed VIN I had was a part number to the radiator !! Go figure. But it gets better. That same number is on the title to the vehicle as the VIN. How that got transposed who knows. But it is there plain as day. I went back to the car and the real vin is 9288102297 Hey you dont have to be smart to own a Porsche right ?
I am thinking about purchasing a EURO 928 which the owner says is a 1978. All of the research I seem to be able to do is stating the VIN is a 1980. Can someone give me a definitive on the VIN? It is 928 106 023 15 Your help is Hugely appreciated. Tim
Thanks so much for your dedication to helping Porsche Nubes like me... Bless You
Here is a picture of my car and the culprit
OK..just finally got to the car. The tube that is broken is the one shown in your picture. It is the first one on the lower left that is circled and looks like a U or a macaroni. Where does this go and is there a part number for it? Will your tutorial work for me to access the location it needs to be?
Thanks for the reply. I am now just trying to figure out where the tube connects to the engine. I know where it is connected to the check valve above the Alternator I need to know where the other end goes.
This picture I found in your tutorial shows the location of the tube. There are three tubes on this Grey Switch. 2 are very obvious. There is another tube connected to this switch. It isnt shown because it is underneath of the switch and heads directly to the front of the car. That is the tube I broke in half. Consequently the tube also came disconnected from the top of the motor. It is a very stiff plastic tube. Does this help?
THANK YOU.... I will get in there and take a picture. I need to purchase a DTC reader and will let you know. man you are great..Thanks so much.. I am just afraid that I have to drop the engine to plug this thing back in again.
Could this also cause a CEL...
Thanks so much...Is there a diagram of the tube routing and the locations for the connections. I am not experienced with what part is what part based on the names you used? Sorry for the ignorance on the part names. I have been a DIY mechanic for a while but I do better with diagrams. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Tim
Can you please help me with how to do this. I was changing my Alternator and broke the thin hard skinny tube that came from the Vacuum Swithchover valve that literally sits on top of the alternator. IT runs from the valve to the top of the motor somewhere. I am trying to figure out where this goes??? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Part Number or numbers also since I broke it in half and need to replace it. Since you replaced all of them the part numbers would be great. I have a 2000 996 cab 6 speed
Hello everyone. It is with great joy that I can thank everyone for the information regarding an Alternator swap on my 2K 996 Cab 6 speed. However when I was going through the swap I broke a very thin tube that connects to the vacuum switchover valve and runs toward the front of the car. I cant tell where it connected or what this part actually does. It has become disconnected from the top of the motor. I started the car and it runs fine. I drove it around for a while and all has been well. However this am the CEL came on. I am assuming this has to do with this thin tube that has become disconnected from the top of the motor. It is literally the thickness of a coat hanger and it is very hard plastic. I would love for someone to tell me the location of the connection on top of the motor and what the part is and part number and lastly how do I get to the connection point on top of the motor?. Thanks for looking and helping. Tim
update: The other lights were the traction light, ABS light
Today I was driving my 996. All of a sudden 6 or 7 dash lights lit up...CEL, ABS, Battery, yellow triangle, PSM (Turned off) Break wear and possibly one more. The car ran perfectly well. No noticeable issues at all driving. Now I did notice my battery gauge which always runs at a constant 14 dropped to 11 and has stayed there. The lights all went away after 3 minutes and have all remained off. However the battery which is 3 months old has stayed near 11. I immediately turned around and drove the 6 miles back home. I do think by the time I made it home the battery level has dropped even more like I am running off of battery with no recharge. I also feel I noticed the car which always runs near 185 degree is now around 190 or so. May be coincidental because it is 60 degrees today. I replaced 2 months ago the belt, battery, plugs, oil etc.. Could this be my alternator has gone or generator? If it indeed went wouldn't I have a CEL on all the time? Could it be a bad battery? It is literally 2 months old from Auto Zone? Now the last piece. I have noticed what I perceived as pulley noise from the accessories loop. Nothing serious so I thought. I assumed it was drive pulleys or tensioner and have them on order. Seems like it may be another pulley.. Thank you for taking the time to help out. FYI..I dont have a way of looking at the codes. However there are no lights on now at all.