Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Some early problems with my Turbo...


Recommended Posts

I picked up a 2001 Turbo with Tiptronic transmission and 70,000 miles a few weeks ago. It passed a PPI from Porsche but I've already had a couple problems (not sure if they are related).

The water temperature sensor doesn't appear to be working properly. After driving for many miles (should be at operating temperature) it will sit on the line between 100 and 180 and I know it should be closer to 180. A few times it has been up to 180 but it's rare. It has come up twice with 'failure indicator'.

Yesterday, on the highway I was going about 70 with cruise control on. I turned off cruise control and immediately got a check engine light which is still on today.

I filled up the coolant reservoir because it was below the minimum line but I didn't have to add very much and both problems remain. Also when driving about 65-70MPH with cruise control on (~2000RPM), my oil pressure sits on the 5 line. I'm not sure if that is normal but it seemed a little high to me.

The car itself seems to be running strong with no smoke, noises, or symptoms. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be extremely appreciated.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Oil pressure at 5 on the highway is normal, the water temperature should be sitting at 180.

I'd go to Autozone and have them read the codes (check engine) and come back and post the codes. The guys here are good at interpreting them.

I picked up a 2001 Turbo with Tiptronic transmission and 70,000 miles a few weeks ago. It passed a PPI from Porsche but I've already had a couple problems (not sure if they are related).

The water temperature sensor doesn't appear to be working properly. After driving for many miles (should be at operating temperature) it will sit on the line between 100 and 180 and I know it should be closer to 180. A few times it has been up to 180 but it's rare. It has come up twice with 'failure indicator'.

Yesterday, on the highway I was going about 70 with cruise control on. I turned off cruise control and immediately got a check engine light which is still on today.

I filled up the coolant reservoir because it was below the minimum line but I didn't have to add very much and both problems remain. Also when driving about 65-70MPH with cruise control on (~2000RPM), my oil pressure sits on the 5 line. I'm not sure if that is normal but it seemed a little high to me.

The car itself seems to be running strong with no smoke, noises, or symptoms. If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be extremely appreciated.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did a quick search on this form on P1411, been visited before

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...84&hl=P1411

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...28&hl=P1411

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...85&hl=P1411

Plenty more when you do a search, this forum is great for that! If you contribute you also get access to TSBs ect.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help Danyol. Odd that everyone had P0410 code with theirs and I only had the one... I guess I'll have to see if that light comes back. I do seem to still be having the water temp problem. Although, yesterday afternoon it was almost 80 degrees out and my temp seemed fine and this morning it was 45 out and it was only slightly above the 100 line after a 30 minute drive to work.

Edited by Porschekid
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.