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OK, so the end result is that a PDK replacement is required. The problem is actually a fairly minor one - an oil leak from where the wiring loom (21) connects. The oil has been pushed into the wiring loom. The big issue here is that no replacement parts seem to be available so for what is imo an minor issue, an entirely new PDK is required. This is a disappointing situation. Is this the case for all PDK's? I had a VW Golf with DSG that was able to be repaired locally.
I have been advised that theres a leak in my PDK that has 'infected' the wiring loom. The wiring loom cannot be replaced as it is attached to a rather expensive ECU\Valve Controller. The latest news is looking worse in that I may need to get a whole new PDK. The car is out of warranty and this will hurt $$$ wise. Questions: 1. Has anyone had a similar issue? 2. Has anyone seen or have a copy of the document "PDK Transmission Diagnosis: Symptoms and Repair Procedure (35/09)"? Thanks
I'll weigh in with my experience... I've had my 2009 997.2 for around two years now. I bought mine from a Porsche Dealer (Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia) after a lengthy search. Mine is a "launch" model for Australia and comes with most options including PDK. C23 Version for Australia 026 Silver faced stopwatch 250 PDK gearbox 377 Adaptive sports seat, left 378 Adaptive sports seat, right 640 Sport Chrono Plus 762 PAG Code - Launch code 844 Multifunction steering wheel 983 Seat covers, front, leather It's also got PSE which I had the dealer add at purchase time as part of negotiations. So in terms of reliability I have had no issues other than when I had the FabSpeed intake on, which after about two weeks generated a CEL. I removed it, replaced the stock airbox and had the dealer clear the error codes. It's been for two services 60K km and 70K km, both done at the dealer here in Brisbane, the 60K km was $595 AUD and the 70K km only $395 AUD. This is quite a bit cheaper than my wife's Mercedes (2013 C Class Wagon). The only other expense was the OTT software\map update for AUD $395. I drive the car every day, about 50km round trip to work in mostly city traffic. It carts kids to Scouts and picks up the groceries. So in terms of reliability the Porsche is pretty reliable. Queensland is a very humid area in Summer, with temps around 30+ degrees, Winter is quite mild with temps only getting to single digits once or twice. The biggest issue is the crappy roads and Australian drivers. ;-)
Thanks wwilliams88 thats useful stuff. It seems an unduly complicated process. I'll take a look and see if its something I can do.
No its the bit that surrounds the electric window switches. Thanks anyways.
The previous owner has badly scratched the Door Handle Trim on the Driver's side. I've managed to find a replacement. Is there technical guide to replacing this anywhere? Or maybe a step by step in removing the door trim? Thanks.