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  1. Thanks, I will have a go during lock-down, gives me something to do!
  2. when you smoked the engine where did you introduce the smoke?
  3. Hi All, 2003 turbo LHD Got myself in a bit of a problem. My lambda sensor ahead of the cat on drivers side failed, so to make my life easier (or so I thought!!) i decided to remove the main cat then primary cat. Main cat came out easily enough once the seized flange nuts were ground off. Eventually manged to undo the 5 nuts for the primary cat to turbo, turns out that one nut was actually a set screw (£5 for a stud!!). Trying to get the primary cat out was very difficult even trying to twist and have someone try to move the steering wheel (almost impossible when on ramps), I damaged the rear most sensor getting it out (luckily have a spare). So I put the new sensors onto the primary cat and tried to put it back, but no matter what I do I cant get the flange on the primary cat to go past the steering shaft, POSES says: This clearly doesn't work, and I don't want to damage the sensors, so can I do one of the following: Remove the sensors and push twist until I get it past the steering shaft (brute force!), then try and put the sensors on? but then how do I ensure the correct torque is applied? Undo the steering shaft at the point shown below (arrow), but can the shaft be moved upwards enough to clear the steering unit? and would this give enough room to pass? I have a feeling I might be having the car trailerd to a garage to have this fixed.
  4. Hi Brett, Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't thought that the trailer would cause the alarm to go off
  5. Going to ask a similar question, my "trailer light check" randomly comes on, thing is, I have no trailer hooked up and never had. The trailer hitch is a factory fitted electric swing out version (European car 2003 CTT). Would this be an wiring issue or a faulty module? One other thing the alarm also goes off randomly!! Could this be an indication of a failing battery, it was only replaced 3 years ago.
  6. Hi All. Just ran the durametric on my 2003 CTT and got the following code: 657: Servo motor for central vents I can find parts for the left and right servos but not one that does the apparent above code. Is it any of the below servo motors? or is this just a generic code? If i look up the fault on POSES and go through the steps, at step 9 it says to replace the servo motor, but looking at the repair procedures, there is no mention of the associated servo motor. I am confused!!
  7. Got the dreaded "brake booster fautly" dashboard message on the way home from work last night. I am going to check the usual pipes etc. but to make sure I get all the leaks, I would to do a smoke test. A simple question, those who have done this or had it done, which pipe do you pump the smoke through? While I am at it I would like to smoke test the rest of the vacuum system, again does anyone know where to plug the smoke into? Edit: I have run the PIWIS and got P1431 code; Brake booster system - signal implausible Possible fault cause ♦ Leaks in brake booster system ♦ Vacuum pump worn out or mechanically faulty ♦ DME control module faulty
  8. Got the new Y pipe, fitted and all OK. Still interested in where all these pipes actually go!!
  9. Hi Everyone, I have just done the serpentine belt on my 2003 CTT, but in replacing the Y pipe, the small pipe that is on the bottom broke off. I have epoxied it back on until I can get one from my dealer. My question is where does the venturi line actually go? Just a little worried if I drive the car and the epoxy fails what is likely to happen? It is item 4 on the image
  10. Just got the same issue this weekend, pulled the rear bumper, checked all sensors, even removed all sensors and still had the 4 red leds for the rear coming on. all the wiring is good, no shorts or broken wires. Tested with durametric and got 1327, 1549, 1546, 1545. The last two are Short circuit to B+, but the wiring is good, now trying to find an easy way to test each sensor
  11. It is a difficult job requiring some specalised tools made by Hazet. I gave up and took mine to the dealership, they changed all 4 sensors (provided by me, but OEM parts) for £880 including 2 days car hire. Probably not the answer you wanted to hear, but it is a devil of a job. I am a chief engineer and have built my own car in the past.
  12. Thanks, I will check this, as in my opening post I did find the error code , but without the P, so wasnt sure if it was the same.
  13. Hi, Does any one know this fault code, I have looked in the porsche diagnostics, but cant find this code. I can find the 1549, but this is for the parking sensors and this comes up in the Bosch Digital Motor Electronics 7.1.1 module. P1549:Vehicle electrical system voltage via main relay - No signal/communication, test conditions are not-completed, fault is not currently active and is not causing a DTC light
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