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  1. Thanks. I dont use the car for commuting and this is the busy time of year for my business, so I intend to try all of this over the next few weekends. Then I will report back. If no joy, I will try getting a second opinion from another mechanic. Thanks again for your time Ger
  2. Sorry, I thought I had mentioned that. And I agree with your post. It is blinking slowly at the end of the rev counter. Now that you are furnished with this information, does it give you new ideas? Thanks for your input thus far
  3. Thanks both. I see you both refer to 'temp' sensors, but have not read anywhere that the error message and blinking light are temperature related on the 987 series. Do you know otherwise?
  4. Thanks Wizard, I will give that a go later this week. The car has done 100k miles. I do not know of the pump being changed? What is your thought behind this? (assuming the car is not losing coolant). Thanks again, Ger
  5. Thanks both. Its not just the light, the dash reads something like 'low coolant level' (I forget exact wording), and shows a little icon of a water container. Would this rule out the temp sensor? If I disconnect the battery, will I get an alarm problem? I could try that. Im not sure if I have a burp valve - the mechanic fitted it (its all hidden under the carpeted shelf in the cabin). I presume its the black one in this stock photo: https://cdn4.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-987-Cayman/08-WATER-Coolant_Flush_and_Replacement/images_large/pic02.jpg Having said that, the mechanic told me he tried filling and emptying the header tank using a big syringe, but full or empty the light kept coming on. All ideas welcome! I will try disconnecting the battery first, if no alarm issues are likely. Ger
  6. Hi guys, any input welcome on this one. I have a 2006 Cayman S manual. My coolant was a bit low, so I topped it back up (the car took a litre) and the light stayed on. I took it to a local garage who said the coolant cap may be to blame for the loss, so changed that and also had the coolant level sensorchanged as it was considered broken (possibly cooked when the coolant level dropped?) The light on the dash and the message remained, so my mechanic took the car to OPC who used a Porsche diagnostic to clear the code, then read the code again. Apparently it is throwing no codes, the level sensor is fitted properly and the wiring looks sound. The garage/Porsche have suggested that the fault could be a faulty instrument cluster, which are mega-money from POC. But, the local mechanic says he could remove it and get it sent away for testing (and possibly repair). I am having the car back tomorrow while I have a think what to do. Essentially the car seems fine, but the light won’t go off. Am I missing something obvious and what would you do in my situation? Thanks all, Ger
  7. Hi All, Lately our Cayenne has started to whine when coasting down from about 40mph. I assume its the transmission, and I don't think it was always this audible. The noise is difficult to describe, other than to say the pitch lowers the slower we go. Is this a common occurrence on a Cayenne with >100,000 miles on the clock, or is it likely something is on its way out? Thanks Ger
  8. Well, it was the incorrect tyre size (aka me rushing ordering tyres!). Thanks for all your input - feel like I've dodged an expensive bullet! Ger
  9. Thanks. Yes, 275 sorry, typo. Im going to get the old tyres put back on as a first step. Hopefully its a case of me purchasing the wrong tyres!...
  10. Ive just looked and the front tyres are 274/40/20 but the rears are 275/45/20 Im guessing this would be the cause?
  11. Thanks guys - Im thinking after a visual check - the natural next thing to do would be to go back to the alloy wheel refurb guy, and ask him to fit my original tyres, for a fair test. How can I visually diagnose delamination?
  12. Hi all, Has my luck finally run out? We took out Cayenne to a local wheel-refurbish company, and asked them to swap some tyres around (and fit some part warns) as ours were getting a bit bald. Since we have had the car back the car lacks a bit of throttle response (gentle 20% throttle) between 0-30mph. At this time, when steering, the Traction Light flashes ('A' in a circle with an arrow). Then when I go above 37mph, this is when the fun really begins: The car starts a thud,thud,thud,thud,thud fairly quicky (5 per second), you can hear it and feel it in the car, almost like putting a shoe in a washing machine, which initially prompted me to think there was something in one of the tyres. And as you increase speed to 45mph the thuding becomes LESS rapid, more like: thud, thud, thud, thud (2 per second). After 45mph, the thudding is the same frequency, regardless of increasing speed, or if I down-shift. The previous owner told me the cardan shaft was changed about 25,000miles ago (although I dont have proof). Any ideas what this could be? Although speed related, the noise doesnt change directly proportionally with the speed of the car, or with the engine revs. My limited guesses would be: cardan shaft, driveshaft, hub, gearbox, dislodged electical connection. But they are guesses! Any experienced viewpoints? Before I take it to the specialist? Thanks! and I will keep you posted! Ger
  13. Hi Guys, I have these alloys: http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mKJNIkdQPT0ePm-52ldTL0Q.jpg does any one know if the crest pops off the central plastic hub? and if so, if new ones can be purchased? mine have lost all their colour, and look tatty. Im in the middle of having some alloys refurbed, and would like to add the finishing touches! Thanks! Ger
  14. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201312020285019/sort/default/usedcars/page/2/postcode/cf313ee/radius/5/onesearchad/used%2Cnearlynew%2Cnew/seller-type/private_adverts?logcode=p
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