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    Audi A5 3.2 FSI Quattro
    Porsche 911/996TT
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    Mazda 6
  1. Today the engine was disassembled completely. Apart from the timing chain torn, we have 6 valves damaged, IMS sprocket teeth bent and broken (the sprocket which was carrying the broken chain), plastic chain guides worn. No metal parts inside whatsoever, no metal in the oil filter. What's much worse, there is no indication of what caused poor chain tension condition, so the tech guy is kind of clueless. He checked the tensioner and told me he believes it's working. The tensioner is sill under suspicion, but the price is sort of unreasonable (95910505101 - around $400), I don't really know i
  2. Well, we have several 996tt's here in our local Porsche Club, but my chain rattle was much louder than on other people's cars. It's actually a long story, my engine was rebuilt about 3 years ago (due to IMS sprocket failure) and developed this rattle after the rebuild. Before the rebuild the chains were perfectly silent. The tech person who worked on the car and also many forum postings presuaded me it was normal, so I drove the car like that for 3 years, and now, here we go, chain failure. <_<
  3. Thanks for the answer. Yes, in fact, we decided to pull the engine and take it apart completely to see what was actually damaged. From what I could find on the net, a broken timing chain may cause severe damage to many engine parts: valves, sprockets and even the IMS, in some cases. So, I guess, it's gonna be a complete engine rebuild, once again. Ah, well...
  4. Hello. Recently I was driving the car as usual and suddenly PSM light went on, then the check engine light, then the engine shut down. I tried to start it but it wouldn't. After several other attempes the engine stopped turning. :o I had the car towed and today took it to the repair shop. Diagnostics showed timing errors in camshaft 1, so the tech removed the left cover to find the timing chain broken. It must be mentioned that I had the infamous 996tt chain rattle, but I kind of thought it was "normal". Turns out, it wasn't... <_< Now, we're up to two options: 1. Try to rep
  5. Here is the manufacturer website for the underdrive crank pulley: http://www.evoms.com/product_p/epk-gt2.htm The idea behind is: it's diameter is smaller, thus it gives us about 10-15 hp on the wheels.
  6. Loren, are you sure the old pulley is balanced with the engine? I've got a feeling it's balanced separately, because it's got its own part number and can be purchased separately. The old pulley is totally messed up: its mounting place is ruined, and also the cyllindrical pin's place, the whole thing is out of balance which can be observed while the engine's running. :(
  7. Well, they actually do have a pulley for the turbo cars, and I was asking about the advantages -- are there any? The "tuned" pulley is slightly smaller diameter, they claim it poses less load on the engine thus increasing horsepower...
  8. Update. It was enough to remove the bumper and the heat shield underneath it and also another small plank to actually get full access to crank pulley and its bolt. We were also able to remove the pulley by removing the belt tensioner (bolt on the back, nut on the front). It turned out the crank pulley is all messed up and needs to be replaced. (( The crankshaft is fine however, luckily. The weird thing is that partnumber on the pulley is misspelled: it reads 996 102 170 71, whereas correct number is 996 102 017 71. For my VIN, PIWIS PET shows p/no 996 102 017 72 that fits all turbo range Pors
  9. Thanks for the info. Do you happen to know by any chance: is it possible to access the pulley without lowering the engine and/or removing the muffler?
  10. Hello. My 996tt's crank pulley has gotten loose lately. It fell off and I had to DIY screw it back with the help of my nephew right on the street. We removed the tensioner pulley and screwed the bolt back with a regular wrench. The bolt got a bit damaged, so we filed it a bit to restore the grooves. I was able to drive back to my parking place, expecting to take the car to get serviced later, however yesterday I decided to replace the battery (it died afterwards) and when I started the car and drove it around the parking I heard loud squeaking. Then the 'charge' light went on, steering beca
  11. There is no AUX IN in the PCM1, that's for sure, however, there are 3 ways to do it. 1. Use AUX-IN of the CD changer. That would require you to use the line-in connector of the CD changer on a three piece connector on the back of the PCM1 (top connector). You want the blue piece. Then you can use CD changer mode in place of AUX IN, you only need the changer to have CDs. 2. Use cassette in. That would require disassembling the PCM1 (I did it), but that's a tricky way, you probably do not want it. 3. Use some 3rd party CD changer emulator that would trick the PCM1 into thinking it's actual
  12. Thanks, that's what I'm going to do. I consulted a local tech and he said they are having PIWIS delivered from day to day, he also said Porsche diagnostitcs provides extensive fault codes for transmission, so something is sure to come up.
  13. Hello! I own a MY2002 996TT w/ a tiptronic transmission (produced by Mercedes as I hear). I bought the car recently and only driven it around 3K miles this season. Mileage is about 45K. The car was running fine w/o problems whatsoever. Recently, after a long aggressive drive (around 5-6 hrs on a weekend) I was parking the car, I put it in P and left for a few seconds w/ engine running and when I returned to the car, I put in D and it would not engage. The car did not move as though it was in neutral. The dash read "2nd gear" and the engine revved up a bit like usual to compensate f
  14. Hi, I own a 996 turbo and would like to fit a reverse camera. I have already modified PCM1 to have NTSC input and a control wire which is hooked to black/blue reverse gear wire. I also purchased an Audi stock reversing camera (p/no 4L0980551) and a cable with quality car FAKRA connectors. What I would like to know is the best place to fit the camera and if anyone could share with me some installation pictures, I'd be very grateful. Most people say it can be fitted in place of one of license plate lights, but I do not like the idea because viewing angle would be too small, also, the way
  15. If your car was originally equipped with PCM1 nav unit, the black/blue wire is on the nav cdrom connector. BTW connecting reverse wire to a new nav unit *might* be of use, since the stock navigation does use reverse wire for better positioning (along with accelerometer).
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