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deMort
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically remove the hose from the turbo and drain out any oil in there .. its not uncommon to have a fair bit .. you only really have a problem when the oil starts to cover the maf sensor that side. You see that by removeing the Y piece plastic pipe that goes onto the throttle body .

Pictures please of where the leak is if not this .

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i meant intercooler Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brief update with a nod to SwissTony. Not wanting to get rid of the PCM2 to maintain originality I looked at ways to make it modern, to stream music and to be able to use my phone. The usual suspects are Denison and Mobridge but there is a much cheaper alternative - L.A. Power - which is essentially exactly the same. It plugs into the fibre-optic circuit, replacing the CD changer and allowing bluetooth connectivity. You can still use the steering wheel buttons to skip tracks and volume, but not for calls unfortunately.

There's a few bits and bobs in the pack (not my pic)


Removing the PCM unit is dead easy - pry out the silver surround, remove the T20 torx screws and pull the unit out


The FO loop is pre made with 2 male and 1 female connectors. The female goes to the car's FO cable, one male to the PCM and the other to the bluetooth unit. The power cables botch lock into the PCM harness. Red - RED/YELLOW, Black - BROWN


I had a bit of a mare with these so to cut a long story short I replaced them with little bits of chocolate block instead.

Then you need to find somewhere to put the new bluetooth unit. The only place it will live is in the upper dash beneath the steering wheel. Removal of the lower dash isn't difficult but is reasonably involved. Follow Pelican's article for the best instructions https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-Cayenne/90-BODY-Lower_Dashboard_Panel_Removal/90-BODY-Lower_Dashboard_Panel_Removal.htm



Then run the mic down the A-pillar trim, connect, replace everything and Bob's yer uncle.


I also got the PCM nav disc from ebay yesterday, so now I've also got fully functioning 15 year old Nav to go with my handsfree kit!


Tomorrow I'm investigating parking sensors and intercooler hose oil collection.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have no idea how much scotch locks annoy me .. fair enough though they do the job .. i still hate them .. solder a wire .. sorry .. im old and imperfect Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Au contraire DeMort! I very nearly emailed you this afternoon! When it came to pushing the PCM unit back in (after everything working) suddenly the head unit went dead. I thought it must be the scotch lock cocking up the power line so took them out, soldered all the wires in but it still didn't work.

At this point I was seeing red so took the solder out and then put the chocolate blocks in because I didn't trust my solder. Still nada. Then it dawned on me to try the fusebox. Sure enough the 10 amp fuse was gone PC

This is why I absolutely hate electrickery. Give me a set of spanners anyday!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wiring can be a pain but a solder joint is always perfect .. it may not look pretty but it does the job far better than a scotch lock .. use the iron under the wire .. melt solder onto it then move the solder above the wire ..

Solder under the wire creates a larger heat pool of metal basically .. the solder will very quickly be sucked into the wire and you then solder from above .. best explaination i can give .

Im afraid as i always tell my collegues .. if you have a fault then start at the basics .. fuse being the main one .. you have no idea the amount of times ive followed a test plan for 30 mins only to have it then say check this fuse .. at that point im like .. DOH !!! and its always the fuse has blown.. very easy to do when you mess with wiring and very easy to miss the basics .. hell i do it on a regular basis !

Spanner work is easy .. wiring is fun Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a facelift model today next to the boat and it looked really nice. So i started looking at them online!

Dare I ask what the fuel use is like?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great write up there mate on the LA Power. It is a good product for the price compared to the alternatives Thumb

Once you get to the PDC, your mileage may vary depending on your issue compared to us however if you get to the point where you have power ( as in your get two green lights on forward or reverse) then you are getting somewhere. Our issue was the front loom/connector was disconnected and never put back after the bumper job someone had done. That connector is located drivers side and is close to the right indicator that is in the wheel arch .That then runs all along the front bumper to the passenger side.
The rear was slightly different as it was connected but still two green lights. So when I took off the rear bumper and cleaned it all up, I found a small break in the wiring loom near the connector. So heat shrink a few new cables onto it and then wrapped it all up tightly so no strain on it.
That fixed some of the problems but still three did not work ( you can hear a faint clicking sound if you put your ear close to the sensor)
So I bought some from germany , any VW touareg ones will do
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4pcs-PDC-Parking-Sensor-1J0919275-Fit-for-VW-Golf-Jetta-Touareg-Touran-Seat-/273294813588?hash=item3fa1a3e994

I bought 6 so I have spares

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@swisstony - thanks pal, very useful! Will report back.

@isysman - errm.... Embarassed You get high 20's cruising on the motorway and 7-9mpg around town. I'm currently getting a combined 16.1mpg. If you get it into triple digit speeds on boost for any length of time you literally can see the fuel gauge moving.

Well worth it though!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Investigated the oil leak on n/s. As DeMort predicted it was the lower intercooler pipe. The engine vents oil into the ic pipework as part of an emissions reduction, it collects in this particular pipe and eventually builds up enough to blow past the pipe seals and over the components in this area.

To get to the pipe, its wheel off, front half of the liner off, small bit of under tray and loosen the larger front under tray. Takes about 20 minutes to get to it if you're taking your time.

Some big-a$$ callipers


Here you can see the pipe with the connections arrowed. I undid the bottom one (just out of shot)


and poured about a cupful of oil out! This was about half of it:


Then I cleaned the whole area down with brake cleaner and buttoned it back up.

I'm dead chuffed with the underside of this car after having a look around. Considering its age I've yet to find any rot. All the components, control arms etc are still in decent nick. Credit to its former owners I think.

I had a look at the parking sensors. The connections appear ok but the rear sensors above the exhaust tips were covered in a foot of crap. I haven't taken the bumpers off yet but I got rid of the crud (much of which fell on me and in my mouth frustrated ) and have ordered some new sensors (again, thanks swisstony!). Once they arrive I'll take both bumpers off and properly sort it.

All for now.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha you wish that was all the muck under there to fall out. Not so. When we did ours , we estimated that we had removed over 2-3 stones of crap, dirt in weight. Everything that came off was allowed to drop onto the driveway , let dry and then brushed into a container and weighed .. its like putting your car on a crash diet but then weighing over 2 tons, I doubt that much weight loss will make a difference Smile

Where it really accumulates is in the wheel arches. Front wheel arch looking back to the sills and in the rear arch just about everywhere. When you do eventually take off the rear bumper you will find that there is a huge amount where the parking sensor loom sits. Its not a major deal to separate the loom from the rear bumper to clean, just take your time but I found it impossible to diagnose the wiring fault until it was clean

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another little update and ramblings...

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Constructive criticism about the terrible youtube clips welcome, I'm now to this modern social media thing after all... Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it Floor

Any thoughts on Jose Grin

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So my first day off work in months today. I spent it finally sorting out the PDC which wasn't working front or rear.

I had a hunch the problem was at the rear, with the sensors above the exhaust tips being very prone to failure, so I whipped the rear PU off



Lots of debris and sand covering everything. I dusted it all off, removing huge quantities within the bumper itself before inspecting the loom completely. Fortunately the loom looked to be in perfect nick.

The sensor over the n/s exhaust tip appeared to be the problem:


No wonder it wasn't working. The rubber cover had bubbled up and disintegrated with oxidation and rot.

Luckily the sensors are shared across lots of VAG models. I bought a full set for the rear for about £20 off eBay.

Swapped the new sensors in, buttoned everything back up and voila!


Front and rear sensors working again!

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job and i can honestly say ive never seen a melted sensor in 15 years !

I can also say your hands look like mine Razz .. too many years doing stuff like this lol .

That reminds me .. working on a car and i thought a wire was getting a bit hot .. service advisor walking past so i said just check that wire does it feel warm to you .. he did ..he burnt his fingers , actual blister !!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m just having a mooch around the Cayenne forums and thought I’d pop in here Raggy.
Good work as ever! Thumb

Permission to sing the Cayenne song please sir?
Well I’m going to anyway. Very Happy


Ohhh the grand old Cay ay enne,
It cost 80 thousand then,
But not many people want it now,
Cos it only does 10 to the gall-en.

Aaannd, then the tailgate was up,
And then the tailgate was down,
But when it was only half way up,
It was neither up nor down.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha! So he sent you that little ditty too, did he!? Grin

Quick update I've been meaning to post for a while - I did a paint correction on the beast a few weeks ago. Using Menzerna 2200 on a cutting pad and then protected with Gtechniq C1.

Its a bloody lovely colour when its finished!

Excuse the untidy garage, discarded blue glove, the lack of 'Isysman' drone footage and the general poor production on the video...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job Raggy!

So that was a 1 stage polish, then seal? Nice.
I always figure anything heavy enough to get the worst swirls out, will leave trails etc if it’s own, but I’ve seen a few of these one stage things lately and they look tempting.

To be honest the detailed who done mine used a one stage polish but I think it could be better. I wouldn’t use him again. But that’s because he charged me £350 for the privilege.

That colour looks ace. The clarity makes it pop. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Nice job Raggy!

So that was a 1 stage polish, then seal? Nice.
I always figure anything heavy enough to get the worst swirls out, will leave trails etc if it’s own, but I’ve seen a few of these one stage things lately and they look tempting.

To be honest the detailed who done mine used a one stage polish but I think it could be better. I wouldn’t use him again. But that’s because he charged me £350 for the privilege.

That colour looks ace. The clarity makes it pop. Thumb


Cheers dude.

Not sure what you mean by a 'Stage 1'? I've removed all the scratches and swirls to leave unblemished paint. Is there more stages to it?

I suppose if it was just removing swirls/holograms that could be stage 1. Then removing deeper scratches would be stage 2. If thats the case then its a 'Stage 2'.

I just tend to do whatever is needed to get the job done. Like my turbo - I was a bit miffed about a couple of scratches and marred areas of paintwork on the bonnet so I just sanded it down:


And then went through the polish grades to get the unblemished finish. It looks like there is still some hologramming in this image but its just me not having removed the polish completely.



Given the number of hours it takes to do things like this, if someone offered to do it for £300 or so I'd bite their hand off!

EDIT - yes, I know I need to tidy my garage Floor
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