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  1. thank you both so much, the crankshaft position sensor went on me earlier during covid. when I pulled out the dipstick tube to get to the plug, the o-ring for the dipstick tube decided to stay in the block. It was a super pita to get that out we've been without the car for a while. getting these plugs sorted without putting them backwards is the last step to get the car back on the road
  2. I ended up removing the plug to alternator and one near it to get to the crankshaft position sensor plug that is on the dipstick. All that work is done and I am left with two plugs that look the same. One goes to the alterntator and one goes to a plug right next to it but they are basically the same plug and I assumed they would be differnt so didnt mark them or take pictures. Does anyone know which one goes where. One plug is wired with a single blue wire and the wire path is from the bottom of engine bay. . Other plug has two wires going to plug and the wire loom comes from center of bloc
  3. Thanks.. I did end up pairing my phones and am trying out the XM Traffic. I dont think it is good as google maps though as it seems to be only the major roads
  4. THanks for the info on the maintenance. It had a CPO sticker in the window. The salesman said it would be 2 years or 50K (more miles). He said it caps at 100K miles. He said since the car has 59K on it it would be 2 years or 41K miles for me. . It seems to match what I found here http://www.porsche.com/usa/approvedused/porscheapproved/ http://www.autotrader.com/car-shopping/cpo-program-review-porsche-238862 This is a 2012 Cayenne. From that second website, it seems if the car was still under warranty at time of used sale they would push the warranty out to 6 years(from origin
  5. I was looking at a 2012 Cayenne today. I was trying to get an understanding of what features are available if you have put a cellular SIM card in the slot. I am assuming of course that with a SIM inserted you can have a phone without bluetooth pairing. But does the cayenne use/need cellular data for anything? It seems like in this is model traffic data comes in via satellite radio. Also, is Verizon allowed, they use a CDMA network that is a bit different then most GSM providers like ATT or Tmobile. I know in my older Cayenne Verizon wasnt supported at al
  6. I am looking at a CPO Cayenne. This would be my first CPO Porsche, it would be 2 years of coverage. Is there a requirement to take the car back to the dealer for regular services to keep the CPO warranty? I am wondering if I could have oil changes down at an independent shop and/or do them myself.
  7. The pin for the rear brakes is really frozen. Used some WD40 but I only had a nail-set rather then a good size punch. Couldnt get it to move at all. I was thinking about getting an air hammer but wasn't sure if this was the best tool for this or a tool I would get a lot of other use out of. Is there a better tool/way to free this?
  8. In order to get a baseline for what sensors report, I ran durametric and grabbed all the oil and engine temps and the MAF values. A few values like engine temp and engine oil temp seem to have two entries where only one reports. In both cases the one with '(sensor)' didnt report? Should I be concerned about that? ​In this case the car was in garage and engine temp started. The engine temp was 13C(50F) which matched ambiant temp. My plan is to put it outside a bit later in the week when I know it will be cold enough with a warming scheduled within a day or two. Last time I put it outsi
  9. Thanks.. Is it correct to assume this is the same as the coolant temperature sensor? On this engine, it appears it is on passenger side in front of engine.
  10. We normally keep our Cayenne in the garage. However, if we leave it outside and it is cold out (sub 40F), the car doesn't start. Last time this happened, I had it hooked up to a battery charger so it was fully charged and cranking hard but still no start. Later in the afternoon, the weather warmed up to around 50F and sure it then started just fine. I had a similar problem last winter which I worked around by leaving the car in the garage. If we go out and park the car in the cold it does mostly restart just fine. In warmer weather it also just starts fine. Since the symptoms are
  11. Is it normal when running a fuel pressure test for the gauge to bounce around. It holds 70 when the car is not running but when I start it, it looks like someone taped a vibrator to the back of the gauge. It osculates back and forth. it does appear the mid-point is 70 but is moves so fast it is tough to tell. I have a 2008 V6 Cayenne.. last two winters I have a cold start problem where it totally sounds like engine is starving for fuel. If I keep the car in the garage it is totally fine. I was thinking it was the fuel pumps and this is what lead me to test. It did hold pressure well..
  12. last two winters i have this cold starting issue which I have a feeling might be fuel pump related. Problem is it only happens when the car is sitting cold in the driveway. I cant replicate while in the garage but it is so dam cold out today in NJ that my hope is can get it started once and get it in to garage to do some more testing I know that fuses 13 and 14 control the pumps. If I remove fuse 13 is that enough to force the car to fire the other pump or do I need to remove the actual relay. Also - the document that is listed above, I cant find. Is that still available?
  13. Thanks.. Using that website, I have the 'junior' size timers (pins) on the coil connector. After an hour or searching for tool I figured out that junior timer is also called JPT (junior power timers). Amazon seems to have a tool for about $27 shipped.. Will post back after I try it http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A8FXAO0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1NHMHLY9O21KY
  14. I was changing the spark plugs on my Cayenne and the connector on the top coil will not come off. Part the 'clip' broke. Now when you insert the pick tool in that hole it doesnt put the right pressure that allows the clip to release. I am sure I can get it off with a flat screwdriver or by sliding a pick under the part that catches the clip but I assume the connector will not hold tight after that. I plan to replace the connector. My question - Can I remove the wire/pins from the old connector and migrate the pins in to a new one? Some pictures seem to indicate there is a purple p
  15. Is anyone familiar with the valve (item 2/3). I actually changed the high pressure fuel pump a few days ago hoping that was the cold start problem. While changing the pump I didnt see what totally appears to be a pressure valve. item 2/3 looks like it. the right two connectors are low pressure but I am thinking that valve might be at high pressure.. .
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