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    Chester Springs, PA USA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2004 V6 Cayenne
    2002 C4 Cabriolet
  • Future cars
    High mileage Panamera
  • Former cars
    1996 993 Turbo (best car ever!)
    1983 911 Targa
  1. Hey team, for the life of me I could not find a posting that described the size of the oil filter wrench with or without a picture specifically for the Cayenne. Saw some postings for 996 but just not seeing the recommended size for the V6 Cayenne. I saw the allen wrench size for the drain plug..... I've seen notes for 74mm and 76mm / 14 flute wrenches but just no clear recommendation for the Cayenne. If I missed it, my apologies in advance......thanks for the help. I have PepBoys close to me so if you have bought one there, would be great to have the specific part you purchased.
  2. Hey team, for the life of me I could not find a posting that described the size of the oil filter wrench with or without a picture specifically for the Cayenne. Saw some postings for 996 but just not seeing the recommended size for the V6 Cayenne. I saw the allen wrench size for the drain plug..... I've seen notes for 74mm and 76mm / 14 flute wrenches but just no clear recommendation for the Cayenne. If I missed it, my apologies in advance......thanks for the help. I have PepBoys close to me so if you have bought one there, would be great to have the specific part you purchased.
  3. Hi, sorry for the delay in my response. The valve body and associated parts came from Sunset. The valve body alone was just over $1000. You also need a new filter and bolts. Sunset will set you up with a 'kit' as they know what is needed to do the job. I used T-IV tranny fluid from Toyota and the local dealer in Allentown PA charged net $575 for labor (coupon was 15-20% off total if I remember right). Running right again but it was an investment......
  4. Hi ychung, sorry for my delayed response. Just got lost with holidays and travel.... You have actually replaced more items than I have. I did have a leak in the intake manifold that was a dealer fix. I did have an axle go out at about 150k ($1000). I have not replaced my battery either, but just recently I started to get a warning light and I'll have to check for other posts on that. I also replaced my tranny fluid and wire harnesses, but that also caused an issue with the valve body that eventually got solved at a total cost of just under $3,000 - I should have waited for symptoms as my maintenance move caused me to do something I was trying to avoid! My advice at this level of mileage now is to wait for a symptom (beyond doing the usual brakes/oil, etc). I was surprised how much better it ran with new coils and if I have this another 50k, I'd do it again.
  5. I picked up a set of coils at Sunset for less than $225. Started as an easy job but the faulty coil actually broke and the bottom end was stuck on the plug. Took about 45 min to eventually work the broken piece out. (needed to buy long needle nose pliers....) Learning advice: I found it hard to remove the coil wire from the coil while still attached to the plug. I would suggest pulling the coils off the plugs and then removing the wire connector as the connector is tricky. Now runs like a champ at 188k miles. Really can tell the difference on acceleration (which is an overstatement anyway with the V6.....)
  6. Sorry for the long delay in responding. I'm not sure what a valve body fault sounds like. Took it in to have the valve body changed at Knopf Porsche in Allentown, PA. Working fine now with a rather hefty investment......
  7. Bought a new valve body and Toyota T-IV....dropping of at the dealer tomorrow.....will post results
  8. For anyone who drops into this, I bought the coils at Sunset, was a breeze to change DIY except for the one coil that was bad - it snapped off and I had to dig a little to get the part hugging the spark plug......$11 for a long needle nose plier, a frustrating 30 minutes of trying to not cause any more damage....... and now it runs like new. One suggestion if not already posted elsewhere. The next time I do this I will remove the coil from the plug and then remove the connector from the coil. It was a real pain to try to remove the connector as the tab is so hard to get to. Next time - pull the coils off first!
  9. Thanks! After posting this I noticed it certainly was not in the Cayenne section so I also dropped a post there. Loren noted simply that Porsche parts have the warranty and would be 'right'. In hindsight, with all the different versions out there and with this being a common problem, it may be best to just call Sunset/Suncoast to see what the 'real' parts would cost.
  10. Thanks Loren! Ok, it's calls to Suncoast and Sunset tomorrow.... If I can get good before/after pics, would you like to see them for a DIY (if you think it would add to the collection)?
  11. In addition to the 'Tranny Troubles' (see post/thread), my 04 V6 Cayenne just threw a coil. It has 187k miles and I replaced the plugs at 80k and 155k. I will likely just change all the coils and plugs in one DIY. There are a few coil brands out there and I have scoured the posts here and elsewhere to get some idea of best value/choice for coils. The following coils are listed/offered for the V6 Cayenne: Standard (Partstrain $35.76, Autoparts warehouse $45.61, Partsgeek $30.35) Beck (Partsgeek $37.95, Autoparts warehouse $49.06, Partstrain $42.50) Beru (this seems the frequent suggestion) (Partsgeek $48.98, Autoparts warehouse $61.95, Partstrain $61.95) Replacement (Autoparts warehouse $150.82 for 6, Partstrain $117.25 for 6) Denso (Pelican $29.25) Bremi (Pelican $39) Genuine (Pelican $57.50) Karyln (Partsgeek $32.95) Plug costs are close across the board, so would probably choose NGK (or Denso if the Denso coils are recommended) Cheapest route is the 'Replacement' brand of coils but I have not seen any other recommendations in other threads.....has anyone used this brand? At 187k, I am looking for best value here...... Thanks team!
  12. A late comer to this thread, but my 04 V6 Cayenne just threw a coil (I believe due to poor idle). It has 187k miles and I replaced the plugs at 80k and 155k. I will likely just change all the coils and plugs in one DIY. There are a few coil brands out there and I have scoured the posts here and elsewhere to get some idea of best value/choice for coils. The following coils are listed/offered for the V6 Cayenne: Standard (Partstrain $35.76, Autoparts warehouse $45.61, Partsgeek $30.35) Beck (Partsgeek $37.95, Autoparts warehouse $49.06, Partstrain $42.50) Beru (this seems the frequent suggestion) (Partsgeek $48.98, Autoparts warehouse $61.95, Partstrain $61.95) Replacement (Autoparts warehouse $150.82 for 6, Partstrain $117.25 for 6) Denso (Pelican $29.25) Bremi (Pelican $39) Genuine (Pelican $57.50) Karyln (Partsgeek $32.95) Plug costs are close accross the board, so would probably choose NGK (or Denso if the Denso coils are recommended) Cheapest route is the 'Replacement' brand of coils but I have not seen any other recommendations in other threads..... Thanks team!
  13. Oh, and I should have noted that I did not check the specs on the Redline as it was done by and Indy shop (who also noted Porsche fluid as a choice but I guess I accepted the Redline - just don't remember the conversation really).
  14. Hi and thanks! Unfortunately, I don't have any error codes. I also notice that have a rev up when it shifts from 4th to 5th gear. Also, after starting in the morning, if I rev the engine a little before heading out, this seems to reduce the slipping upon cold take off.
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