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  1. Indeed! pretty amazing that the coils went out so soon.
  2. Well, back from the dealers. I took it there to do the 30K service as well as to figure out what was causing the misfire. Apperently it was the coils. Three of them were visibly damaged with plastic cases showing cracks. The dealer was nice to replace all of them and charge the CPO warranty for this and part of the labor. Ended up spending just $800 for a $1500 worth of services! The sparkplugs while looked slightly worn didn't look that bad at all.
  3. Ok, Here are the codes P0300 P0304 P0305 P0302 Which means I have misfire detected in cylinders 2, 5 and 4. The car is going for the 30K service next week. Hopefully, it is just the plugs/coils and nothing more.
  4. I would recommend the Durametric so you can read the codes. I've been happy with my enthusiast version. I'd probably order the extension cable if I had to do it over again. I am always kneeling on the ground with the laptop... I've saved the purchase price in avoiding dealer charges for resetting codes alone. Your symptoms sound like what happened to me with bad plugs and/or coil packs. See ** Coil pack post **. Good luck! Indeed. I just missed an auction for durametric on ebay. Got out-sniped.
  5. I think flashing CEL is an indication of a misfire since this can damage the cats down the stream. My p-car dealer thinks that my condition was caused by the K&N filter, letting in too much air for the MAF to measure. Doesn't sound like a likely story.
  6. The other day when accelerating hard in the second gear, near the redline, the check engine light came on flashing. I took off the foot off the accelerator and let the car coast at idle RMP for a min a so. The check engine light then went off. I attempted to replicate it but couldn't do it in about 4 tries similar to one that caused it. My simple OBDII code reader cannot read out any codes as this incident did not cause a permanent CEL. What should I do? The car is an a 6speed 04 tt with 28K on it. The car will be under CPO warranty for another 6 month or so. Should I try to do the 30K
  7. Check out the 2nd gear pop-out thread on the 6speedforums
  8. Change oil every year/4k and there is no change in it. 2004 car with 30k
  9. I use a floating charger/battery tender procured from wallmart for whooping $19.99. I really failed to see the difference between porsche branded device and one from black&decker. Functionally they are exactly the same. I think it works really, really well. My battery is close to 4 years old and still holds sufficient charge to be fully usefull.
  10. Good advice! Judging from your responce, these failures aren't that common, right? Is there a documentation on how to remove the IP? http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...post&p=9563 http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...post&p=2434 Thanks. Something to do this weekend!
  11. Good advice! Judging from your responce, these failures aren't that common, right? Is there a documentation on how to remove the IP? Also, I noticed that there are some 996 IP clusters on ebay for 300-500. Can these be reprogrammed by a US shop?
  12. San Antonio, TX. Took it to the local p-car dealer on the fredrigsburg/410. Not other electrical abnormalities expept for the headlight switch. I think it needs to be replaced at one point, doesn't turn the litronix well, but only when I pull on it.
  13. No, they didn't open the car. Just scanned it and showed me the code on the computer screen. It offered two choices: pull out the key and wait, replace the cluster. Said something about voltage drop. I just finished washing the car and was pulling it into the garage when the light first came on. I couldn't possibly cause this condition could I? I mean the entire cluster works but for the tachometer and it isn't cable driven anymore? So if detailed the engine bay, that wouldn;t have caused it right? Judging from your responce that isn't something that common? I guess there are no places
  14. Check engine light came on the other day. I've run the OBDII scan - no codes. Took to the a dealer and noticed that tachometer isn't working. Dealer scanned it and sure enough the code was 9441 (i think) and stating that the entire IP needs to be replaced. Is that something commonly seen? Dealer said that the IP is gonna be over $2K in parts alone.
  15. What is a suggested change interval for an 04 car? I've looked over the service book and couldn't find anything
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