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By Graeme Tate
I hate my pig but I love my pig, can anyone please help me before I send it for scrap. Over the space of the last 4 years of ownership my car has been in the Porsche dealers for 2 years in total with suspension problems, to cut a long story short this is now sorted and was due to a faulty replacement air bag being fitted. Moving on after 3 months of (almost) trouble free motoring this is what’s happening now and would love some advice as the closest porsche dealers is over 200 miles away from me.
When I picked up the car from Porsche it ran out of petrol before I got to the garage at the end of the road and although I filled it up it the engine warning light remained on I assumed this was just fuel related and drove home with it on and reset it when I got home.
Wind on a few weeks and the engine light came back on and gave me a camshaft position sensor error p0016 so I sent the car to my local Porsche mechanic who changed out the sensor and did a full service on the car including plugs filter oil etc etc. All this time the car has been running fine but as I wanted the sensor light out it was changed. However after changing it out the light came back on almost straight away. The car has been a bit sluggish to start sometimes and sometimes on pulling away from a stop has also been hesitant.
This was about 3-4 weeks ago and now it is worse again, at tickover it’s noisy, it doesn’t like acceleration and is running really rough although if you are going over 50mph it doesn’t have a problem and seems to run fine. The EML is now flashing rather than being a solid light. I attach a video of it running.
Any thoughts would be a help before I decide to get it hauled back across again
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Recently had my air oil seperator replaced. At start ran a little rough now runs super rough and wants to stall. Changed 2 pre cat o2 sensors and mass air flow sensor. These are the current codes, 0112, 0300, 0301, 0302, 0303, 1316, 0102, 0130. Prior the car ran perfect and I cant believe I have all those cylinders misfiring because of plugs or coils. Please help
By Danny Hammoud
Unfortunately, I am back with another problem or problems........
A couple of days ago a check engine light popped up on my 997.2s and because it is my daily driver, I was not able to immediately diagnose the issue. I went ahead and ordered a "Carsoft POR II" scanner off amazon as i thought it would help my understanding in what the problem was. (Getting to the point.....) Today while I was driving home from class, the car was running very rough. I decided to pull over and give the scanner a go...
P0660 INTAKE PIPE SWITCHOVER FINAL STAGE
P0153 02 SENSOR AHEAD OF CAT BANK 2 DYNAMISM
P2099 A/F RATIO CORRECT. BEH. CAT. BANK 2 ABOVE RICH CONTROL UNIT
P2198 02 SENSOR AHEAD OF CAT. BANK 2 TOO RICH SIGNAL
P0174 BANK 2 TOO LEAN
P0171 SYSTEM TOO LEAN
P2196 02 SENSOR SIGNAL BIASED/ STUCK BANK 1 SENSOR 1
Being the person I am, I went ahead and cleared the codes dreaming my problems would magically go away. ?
About 10 minutes into my commute the codes again popped up but this time, there was something a bit different.......
THE NEW CODES INCLUDED;
P0174 SYSTEM TOO LEAN BANK 2
P0171 SYSTEM TOO LEAN BANK 1
P0306 MISFIRE CYLINDER 6
P0305 MISFIRE CYLINDER 5
P0304 MISFIRE CYLINDER 4
P0300 MISFIRE - TOTAL ERROR
P0660 INTAKE PIPE SWITCHOVER FINAL STAGE
About 2 months ago I installed a new O2 sensor bank 1 sensor. While at it, I had a new AOS installed as well ( OEM parts). There are some theories I have in mind but as for now, I am truly stumped on this issue. Does anyone have any experience with this madness?! Thanks for reading! ?
This morning I started my car again and a puff of white smoke shot out of the tail pipes. The smoke did clear up really quick.
MORE NEW CODES;
P2A04 O2 SENSOR CIRCUT RANGE/ PERFORMANCE BANK 2 SENSOR 2
P2099 POST CATALYST FUEL TRIM SYSTEM TOO RICH BANK 2
P0153 O2 SENSOR CIRCUIT SLOW RESPONSE BANK 2 SENSOR 1
P2198 O2 SENSOR SIGNAL BIASED/ STUCK RICH BANK 2 SENSOR 1
P0171 SYSTEM TOO LEAN BANK 1
MY2000 C2 Tiptronic Cabriolet, stock intake, around 70k miles.
I changed out the coolant tank about two weeks ago. During the tank install, I broke the oil filler tube. I wrapped it tightly with Gorilla tape as a few people had mentioned that as a temporary fix. I've driven the car about 250 miles since then with no issues. I detect a bit of gasoline smell in the exhaust but I'm not sure if it's my imagination since I had to disconnect the fuel lines during the tank R&R and I'm a bit paranoid after I work on my car. There are no black deposits on or near the tailpipes. Yesterday I was driving and was very low on fuel. I noticed a slight shudder every 15 or 20 seconds while I was idling at a traffic light. I filled it up as I thought maybe that was causing the shudder.
When I got home, I cleaned the MAF with MAF Cleaner. I started the car briefly and it seemed fine.
Today I pulled the car out and it was running rough immediately . Within about a minute I got a CEL P0301 - Cylinder 1 Misfire. It didn't rain yesterday but the humidity was close to 90%
I had changed out the spark plugs about 20,000 miles ago but didn't replace the coils at that time, which I assume were original. I just ordered new plugs and coils and will install them when they arrive.
Would a bad MAF or leaking oil filler tube trigger a misfire on just one cylinder?
I was planning on delaying the oil filler tube replacement to next year when I'll have my Indy replace the 7 year old LNE IMS and the AOS.
Is there anything I can check in the meantime?
Hello there, this is my first post here and I’m writing because of problem with my boxster.
Today in the morning I’ve started my 2002 boxster and noticed strange sounds from the engine/ rear side of the car
It’s a metallic, grinding sound like a loose piece of metal or something like that
Sound disappears when you press gas and comes back once you loose the pedal, I don’t know if it changes while engine is warm
Also, check engine light shown up yesterday, when I connected my BT OBD2 there was no error code.
I came with that to workshop also, and they said it’s a catalyst efficiency error.
I’ve had that error code a while ago, I’ve replaced mass air flow meter and check engine light disappeared.
I think it might be a problem with maf again because I bought not the cheaper, not the original one, but why are there these strange sounds? I’m worried about this. Could it be catalyst this time? Or again should I replace maf? This time I’ll buy original one.
here are two Videos I made
Also I’m sorry if you can’t understand something, my english is not perfect.
Thank you for all replies, I hope we will solve that problem together