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stutzchris

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About stutzchris

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  • Birthday 03/28/1964

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    Calgary, AB
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2004 Cayenne S Black with Air Suspension, 2006 Cayenne S White & 2001 Carrera C4 Zanzibar Red
  • Former cars
    2006 Boxster

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  1. Yes I has the same sound. I was fearful it was piston slap from everything I read. It was about 1100.00 to fix at and independent shop. The Pump, coolant and labor. Take it to a Porsche specific shop and find out.
  2. **** you ... I have similar BBS's ... Why did you plant this seed you are an evil person!!! :thumbup:
  3. It could be an incorrect listing or someone could have removed the front differential. Ask the poster of the add which it is.
  4. I run 245/35/18 on the front and 285/30/18 on the rear. MY2001 has HR coil overs and is dropped down pretty well. No rubbing issues.
  5. I had a similar situation with MY 2001 996. No sound when start off when cold. Then a groan/creak when turning wheels hard right or left when warm. Usually at slow speed in parking lot or around corners in town. My Issue ended up being a bad upper shock mount on the drivers side. Bushing was completely shot. I replace both and issue was fixed.
  6. The weather was nice gorgeous here Saturday. It was 14º, which lead me to garage door up and getting to some maintenance work on MY2001 C4. Over the past few months I acquired parts to install: front lower control arms and links, front tie rod ends and Top Speed rear adjustable toe links. I jacked the C4 up and had at it. The bushings on the front components were pretty shot. I was experiencing a low speed rattle up front over road bumps, manhole cover and seams. Not noticeable at speed but very annoying in town. I had a rear adjustable toe bar with a slight bend (thank you very much unmarked Texas gate). The alignment shop wouldn't touch it because of the bend so I needed to replace it. Pretty easy DIY. Just a little time consuming since I was taking my time enjoying the day. In hindsight I should have done the whole front when I changed the front camber/shock mounts to get rid of the steering groan I was getting up front. (one bushing mount bushing was completely blown). The ball joints pretty much fell out with a light hammer tap on all four corners and the other bushings were pretty soft on the on the old parts after inspection. Fortunately the shop that did the alignment was a 15 minute drive away because the car felt like a dog chasing it's tail on the way to get an alignment. Got an alignment done and the rattle is gone. Front end feels much tighter. Next up ... LN spin on oil filter and oil change. It never ends! Cue ... wife rolling eyes and shaking head!
  7. Update: I had the transmission flush completed. The issues were still there when I picked up the vehicle. I was a little deflated but half expected that but hoped for a miracle. Once home I hooked up my Durametric and reset the transmission adaptation. Also I notice the transmission code/setting 12328 was set to Asia. The prompt said " xx0xx Asia=2; RoW/USA= 0". So I changed that to Row/USA 12028, Went for a drive .... shifting was much better. It held revs higher and shifted smoother. I did normal driving for a few days and repeated the process. Over the past week there is a noticeable improvement in the shifting. The shifting is much much smoother. The occasional clunk mostly in town when letting off the gas and a low rev up shift happens(previously all the time). There is the occasional slip from 4-5 on uphill or under load (still much better than before). I am curious if it will continue to improve or deteriorate again. Time will tell. On the plus side. I was given 2014 Cayenne to drive as a loaner. I also asked if I supplied a reman'd valve body to the dealership would they install and the service manager said yes he didn't see why not. Saving my pennies for a valve body just in case. Always building my Porsche Service Retirement Account! Like one guy told me ... "Anyone can buy a Porsche; Maintaining it is the hard part". Cheers!
  8. I went and bought a cheap used PC Laptop for just the Durametric. The software is great for my needs. I picked it up for under $200 ... You don't need the latest greatest laptop for the Durametric. It sits in the garage and is not allowed in the house! I have 5 apple computers and I dislike windows based computers .... but it is the nature of the beast it is a PC world.
  9. Here is an update: After mulling over the Flush or valve body change, my wife and i decided the valve body change would be more expensive and less of a gamble. Then almost immediately the phone rang and it was The Porsche service department. The service manager stated the price of the valve bodies had gone up and instead of $2500 the valve body replacement would be $3600. I chuckled and said you just made my decision easier .... Flush it is .... If this does not fix the issue I will do the valve body myself since the fluid will be new and what does not come out will be new. I can do the rest for around $1300 or $1400. I think it is best to have them do the flush and check for water and such and if there are any updates for my TCU. Will post updates.
  10. Thanks again for the advice JFP. I am grateful for your free sharing of knowledge on this forum. I will keep will update after I get the work done.
  11. I just spoke to the Service manager again. I stated I just wanted to go ahead with the flush and fluid change. He stated that his shop foreman does not recommend it that 9 times out of 10 it is a vale body issue even though it is not throwing codes. They are going to do the diagnostic but feel it won't show anything since I am not getting codes and they will drive it to see what it is doing. He stated that when they do the flush it can create more problems than before it is flushed. In theory I get what he is saying. If we flush the service the transmission and it does not rectify the issue I just flushed that money down the drain, pun intended. He also stated even though I do not show any leaks on the garage floor, there could be leaks migrating in other direction like the wiring harness. I guess we will see ... I will lean toward heavily toward your advice JFP. I have had transmissions serviced before an they always say the fluid change is a bad idea. I don't get why. He could not answer if there are any TSBs. Thanks
  12. Thank you for the advice. I will do so ... It is booked for Thursday ...
  13. Thanks JFP .... I am not getting any codes. I have scanned with Durametric. The service manager found that interesting. So, if I read you right I should request a "complete fluid change? And ignore the "don't change the fluids." Would it be suggested to upgrade the TCU at that time as well? Thanks
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