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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: My 957 Cayenne GTS Progress thread Reply with quote

Another car, another thread.

With the news of my wife being pregnant, 2 months to go at the time of writing (it’s a boy!), my first thought was obviously new car time! It didn’t take me long to decide on a Cayenne, she doesn’t like estate cars, a hatch would be too small and the boot on a saloon may be challenging,we both fancied something high up although most high up non estate cars tend to be diesels which are a no no as I feel the government wasnt to phase them out and in additon, most tend to be unreliable which ruled out the 2nd inline choice of a BMW X5 4.8. A shame as I test drove one and I couldn't fault it, with it being much much much more modern inside compared to the 957 Cayenne and generally newer looking, after driving it, I couldn’t stop seeing them on the back of AA trucks, so I just kept returning to search for Cayennes. I would have loved a Macan but the budget doesn’t stretch, the Cayenne is pushing it on the size factor and I’m going to have to see how the wife gets on with it while we still live in suburbia. So, I had always liked the Cayenne and being in love with the Porsche brand, it made sense to add a 4th to the collection. Realising they do a GTS version which had alcantara and nice bits on it, it had to be one of those!

I have been looking for one since October/November and just wasn’t finding much, they either pop up and disappear really quick or they have remained on sale for months and months for whatever reason. They always seem to be black which I really really didn’t want as black is my nightmare colour to maintain and on a car the size of a house, multiply that by 2!

To cut a long story short, I found my perfect one albeit, more miles than I wanted but I started to get a little desperate due to time, I wanted to get a car that I could get up to my standards before all my time is occupied with the baby.

The car I found was silver which is great as that is my favourite colour on a car, it had the wheels I wanted, full history and all the options I wanted and more.

I contacted the owner and a deal was done. In the time I was awaiting a good opportunity to go and get the car, I managed to locate the previous owner and spoke to him, a lovely guy who told me about his time with the car, who the 1st owner was and the various bits of work which was carried out on the car in his time. This was brilliant for me, I love to know everything I can find out about a car I own and to get this kind of contact and info was priceless. I was sent old pictures, info on jobs done and original brochure.

This all gave me confidence in the car and as it was 300 miles away, it helped, I normally don’t like buying cars that take longer than an hour to get to as I have had my time wasted so many times with dishonest sellers, an exception was made here.
So here is the car based on some pics from the 2nd owner, I am now the 4th.




Collection day begun with an alarm at an obscene time on a Sunday and a train journey from South London to the North!

A ride to the tube to get to then get to Kings Cross…





Reading material (Can’t believe mags are £5 each now!)


Started getting dizzy up there..


Collected from the station, good look around the car and then to a pub to go through paperwork and details over a pint (I love Northerners!)



The car was generally as described, lots of paperwork, a great owner who was a copper and his wife used it mostly, it could be described as an honest used car, I love this as once I have finished with it, the results are much more noticeable. There was one thing which I wasn’t aware of and it did kind of put me off the car as I hate this kind of thing.. I was warned about the rear doors too! It is just the one door so it won’t be costly to repair and the price did reflect this in the end so not too bad, just an extra hassle to have sorted.



I will seal it up the best I can for now, make sure the wife is comfortable with the car and then book it in to be repaired. I will do some preventative stuff on the other side too! Assuming this rust is starting from the inside out? I was thinking to remove the door car and clean and seal with some dynax/waxoyl.

After a drink and waiting too long for the payment to go across, I was homeward bound! First fill of V power from near empty, £121!


I got home after 310 miles, 5 hours 5 minutes, 10:30pm.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full first day of ownership, I woke up early once again and cracked on! First job was to fully inspect the car in detail and clean the underside up, I like doing this as I get a close look at bushings and the underpinnings.

This annoyed me everytime I looked in the rear view, one of the clips was bent

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Oh wow, everything is so bloody big!!





Yuck!!!






Drains blocked!




Mud removed


Stone chipped


Painted


Front indicator was fogging up so wanted to take a closer look, what a ball ache that was! Think I need to replace with a new one.




Getting there





@Demort, I had you in mind here!
After everything was crisp, cleaned and dry. Everything got a good coat.




I repeated this a further 3 times and was absolutely shattered!!! I was flat out from 8am-ish through to 7PM.

All liner bolts painted



Rears








All wheel bolts painted and new caps


The last one before finishing for the night!!


I did have some distractions along the way, I noticed the rear light had some moisture so had a quick poke. Going to revisit that but cleaned it up a bit.


2 litres worth of mud, thats just what I caught! Floor


That's all for now, MUCH more to come!

So, to finish up, no nasties found, just some surface rust which is kept at bay now. Could do with some new front brake pads in the coming months and I found that the exhaust valves are stuck open, I know most people have them permanently fixed open but I would like the feature to work, I disconnected the actuator arms but the flaps themselves are what is seized, I tried WD40 and a hammer but they're seized solid, so I plan to remove the exhaust tip and try and turn the flap itself from inside.

Looking better for brighter calipers and clean arches alone!





What's next, clean under trays (a bit brown) and poke under the belly of the car. Wetvac the carpets inside, I have a new pollen filter to fit, detail the engine bay and then polish the bodywork.

Only bits aside from front brake pads and front indicator lense I need are a pair of new tailgate spring things, it's a bit heavy and I think it needs a new belt tensioner, there is a whurring noise I can hear from inside and from the front of the engine, although it does seem louder in the car, its a whur sound which goes with the RPM of the engine, the belt could do with changing while I'm at that too. I haven't investigated this at all yet so it's an assumption, it definitely sounds belt/pulley bearing-ish! Hope so anyway..

Brilliant car, comfortable, has some poke, looks great and generally, really happy with it! I'll get some full on pics of everything as it has so many options!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After doing some googling and poking around, it seems like the noise I’m hearing is normal for a PDCC equipped car. Many threads about it on rennlist and seems only new owners bring the topic up, only to be told it’s normal. As I mentioned, it seems louder inside the car and after being a passenger in it tonight, seems louder in the passenger side. A bit annoying without the radio on but will live with it.

Thinking about binning the PCM2 and getting one of these android units, I like how they look like the PCM3.. Do they work with the Bose system?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F142781351294

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The king of clean. Love your work it's great stuff
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love those GTS’.

That was up in my neck of the woods. I’m in Northumberland. If I had kept my 996 I was looking at a Cayenne GTS as a daily.
Ironically I was going to travel the other way, down towards you as there was a lovely red one on at the same time as yours that got reduced again and again. It started out at about £13k and was up for £9700 when it finally went.
So much car for the money.

Anyway good work on the arches. I look forward to seeing your progress.

I can’t help with your questions though. Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work!

I feeling guilty for neglecting my arches now Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

King of clean! haha Judge Thumb

Mark, I know the car you mean, the red one with black wheels, looked really clean that! Is a lot of car for the money, don't regret it athough seeing my average mpg at 11 this morning was slightly concerning! what Floor

Cheers James, get under them and clean them out, god knows how much all of the crap I pulled out weighs and it was only going to rust the car out had it have been left. Well worth the effort.

Did the shopping in it last night and then got chauffeur driven home in it. Tried the PS2 out but no game! Bandit Might swap that out for a Raspberry Pi with retro pi on as I've got one of those gathering dust.






Got 2 keys with it, 1 brand new and 1 worn so today, I thought I'd replace the worn casing with a new one.





Now it doesn't unlock/lock the car! Not tried opening the car with the key but will pop out and try that and then start the car, turn it off and press a button, apparently that can reactivate the key, lets hope so, I'm at work!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s the one Mark yes.

The mpg was definitely a factor on my mind. It would have doubled my weekly fuel bill so I think the novelty may have worn off quite quickly for me.

The face lifted GTS looks great though and they sound lovely.
I hope you managed to wake your key up anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does drink, I give it that but that was expected. I'm getting an average of 13 mpg in traffic, can get 15 if it's a bit free flowing. That's the last time I look at the trip computer.

Key worked as soon as I stuck it in the ignition, phew!

Been flat out so not been able to do anything on this but tomorrow I have a few hours to crack on, want to fit the new boot struts, finish the underside and protect under there, clean engine bay and then give it a quick wash. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't wait for tomorrow, popped out the office to swap the boot struts, took me dead on 45 mins.

Old ones were knackered!

Boot flies up and stays at max height now!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work so far and your car looks superb!

I paint cars for a living and it appears to me that your offside wing is a darker shade of silver than the adjoining panels. May just be a trick of the light and / or you are not fussed about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Pops!

I'm staring at it out of the window now and all appears one colour, certainly no sign of paintwork on the panel edges when I looked. I think it's the pictures/lighting and the way the arches taper in to meet the door. My 997 front wings seems to be the same, both front wings look a different colour to the surrounding panels in some pictures.

Better side on, seems pics from front 1/4 make the wings appear off.



This looks terrible here but this definitely hasn't been painted.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, that last picture shows it is fine! Must have just been a trick of the light.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf, excellent thread
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well now as the 2nd owner of the car all I can say is that I am chuffed to bits to see the car being looked after so well. I can vouch that I seriously doubt that any cayenne anywhere will be specced like this one.. I had the original purchase invoice and when new the car had £26k worth of extras.. It was a 100k car originally and to be honest was outshopped in the same price bracket as the Turbo S.

Its the car I should never have sold. But work pressures at the time forced its sale... happily the work pressures were resolved very quickly and less than a month later we ended up with this as its replacement..

Mark is shaming me to get cracking and carry out the same TLC.

The current steed is a very rare manual which is fun.. Its not looking as pretty at the moment on its winter wheels, missing a jacking point cover and needing an arch lip re-painted...

its lovely to see mark looking after the car so well.
 



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks stunning Mark , fantastic attention to detail , looking forward to the updates thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent write up as usual and a very nice looking car Thumb

Now then to business .. does this noise go away when you turn the a/c off ?

Low gas is what i'm thinking there ..

Also .. do me a favour .. bonnet open engine running and listen at the belt end .. water pump to be exact .. these can drone when the bearing gets a bit tired .. but unlike sports cars they don't really let go .. they are just noisy .

PDCC should not cause a noise that you need the radio on to compensate .. well .. unless there's a problem with the pump ... only ever changed one of these though ... so pretty dam rare .

Actually .. a sound clip please .. i like to be certain as i dont have the car to listen to and i would like to be certain its ok .

One thing i always find amazing .. just how quickly the discs rust when they get wet ..

I was told Porsche use a soft compound in the discs .. better for braking but bad for rusting .. Dont know

BTW .. leave the drain bungs out and check the o/s/f under the brake cyl cover .. make sure there's no dirt build up in the far corner .. between the foam and the wiring .. it causes issues Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Neil!

Good to see you here, I do love the GTS red, must feel a different car being a manual!

Thanks guys!

@Demort, noise remains when A/C off, I have always had to it off but played with that, turning steering wheel, blowers, adjusted anything and everything that may change the noise and nothing does. I'm convinced its a bearing but according to rennlist, everyone has the same noise and it's normal?! I can't see it but some people that get in the car can't hear anything, maybe its me Question

I'll get a vid anyway!

You know what, I bloody did think to just leave them out or cut them shorter. I'll get them out next time around. I did clean the engine bay and as you mention, there was a build up of crap between the foam and wiring!


So on to progress, I didn't have so much time this weekend, perhaps just 5 hours, I got some of the jobs on my list ticked off

Changed the pollen filter, had a genuine porsche item to fit back in, the last record of this being changed was 2014 by Porsche. I always always always change these and you can see why in this picture! The original has mould on it!!



Passenger side footwell for reference.



After this, I gave ALL interior carpets and mats a wet vac, this always make a huge difference to the appearance, texture and smell! Also gets rid of germs with the detergent I use.



This was just the initial pass in the drivers footwell under the mat, everything looked clean to start with but it is only after you do this you realise the crap you are sitting in.



The alcantara on the drivers base was showing some age, the trick with alcantara is to give it a light shave with a BIC.



Done, may give it another go in the week but looks fine now.






I used a brush and meguiars interior cleaner to dust all crevices, buttons, vents etc, Everything was hoover, brushed and treated.

All leather was cleaned with Gliptone leather cleaner and this finished with Gliptone condition, the steering wheel has come up like new! It looked to have makeup within all the grain, the PCM knobs were always white from makeup, sticky too, so they got a clean with G101, play to change the PCM but for time being, nice to give it some attention.



With the interior fully cleaned and now up to scratch aside from the alcantara, I'll get around to that next time as that is slightly time consuming as I can't use the wetvac on that, I wanted a closer look at some service items on the engine. I wanted to check the state of the air filters to make sure they had been changed when the history says, along with spark plugs, I also like to make sure the correct plugs are fitted.

Filters were clean and the plugs were correct. I will change these upon the next service.





The engine was just dusty and as you would expect, honest is the word normally used here.

Covers removed and put to one side.


Gave everything a brush to loosen to the dust and then started to use G101 with a brush to degrease


Rinsed off, ta-dah!! A little effort makes such a difference!




Last job of the day was to fix the little SMD's on the drivers side rear light, they weren't illuminating, after taking a close look last week, I noticed that moisture had killed it, the contacts were just not there, power was getting to it but sadly the PCB was toast. The easy option for most would have been a new light, or leave it but I had some 12v smd's that would fit perfect, lucky!







I have since found a 6 SMD board which will fit nicer so I plan to upgrade both lights to this if it works out.

I had bought some "luxury" deep pile mats but I think they're a bit too black compared to the carpet so I will stick with the originals and tidy them up a bit, they have red leather outer binding which is showing some wear in some small areas.

These were £75 but I'll sell them on



I gave the car it's first wash but it was just a very quick one before having to shoot out, snow foamed, rinsed, washed, rinsed and finished with Fireball hydrophobic snowfoam to add some shine.

Detailing the paintwork is next on the list, it's in big need of it!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Few minor jobs done, having to decorate and furnish the baby room so I'm under order to prioritise that.. Judge Sad

The n/s front indicator unit had a crack which allowed dirt and moisture inside, ordered a genuine replacement.

It's a bit of a pain but as I had it out once before and hadn't replaced all of the awkward screws, it took me around 40 mins to swap out with jacking the car up, removing the wheel and getting inside the arch.



Light done and fitted some plain plates while I was at it.


Tested the PS2 Floor


One of the original rear tail light side SMD units had failed, I replaced it with something I had laying around but now the other side didn't match, so I order some proper units for the job, I found a guy who could custom make SMD's per CM, so as the gap in the light was 5cm, I asked for 5 SMD's, original has 4.

These are no bright, just fills the gap better.





The centre trim always pissed me off, it was full of chips and scratching, so I had some alcantara spare from the retrim in my Golf and figured, it would work quite well in the GTS since it already has alcantara.



3 hours later


The wife went for a Costco run in the car and came back to find a friend who also likes parking away from everyone. At least, she tells me she parks away from everyone and the red car wasn't there..


Popped in to a local wheel refurb place to get a quote on a freshen up on all wheels, original silver, told them about the wheels I have and that they're the rare ones, they said come and have a look at what we've got in the workshop...

Floor wack


Coincidence.

I'm going to give it a little while longer to ensure the missus is happy with the car and gets used to the size (although it is me who has kerbed a wheel already!), then I'll get the wheels done, so probably last on the to do list.

Got Sunday free so I am planning to do more protection to the underside and detail the paintwork.

Bought this for the sake of it being only £30, a new bushing for the torque arm. I'm sure the existing bush has seen better days and this will be a simple job to do, so why not.



Oh, this happened yesterday too, so I need to fault find that but my code readers don't give any codes.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found a loose plug on front suspension leg, seems to be the acceleration sensor, push that back on properly and that should be the fix needed for the chassis system error, although that didn't reappear. I suspect I pulled the wire or plugs when painting/cleaning... Who knows..

Exhausted myself on the car this weekend, my main goal was to clear the underside, paint and protect everything and then detail the bodywork. I got it done after working flat out from 8:30am to 8pm for 2 days.

The underside just had a brown tinge to everything, just mud really, I was just going to do the bits you can see but in the end, I wanted to have a look at everything to check the condition of certain items, look for any leaks and just have a nose really.

I started from the front, removed the undertrays and was surprised to not find any engine leaks, totally dry, the mud dust really helped here actually.

I did spot some broken rubber isolators so I've cabled tied the pipe which is normally held up by these for now until new rubbers arrive.





I suspect someone broke this when doing an oil filter change as the oil filter is blocked by this pipe.

I then spotted this fresh looking leak



Found that the banjo fitting was a bit slack, I could move the pipe left and right, got a 1/4 turn on that to tighten it, so that should solve that.







Air compressor and rusty looking jacking point



Suspect looking exhaust clamp, going to be removing the exhaust soon so will sort this out then, doesn't seem to blow when you hold you hand or spray water on it so I think it is sealed but I'll be changing the bolts to stainless ones as Porsche love to use chocolate bolts on the exhaust parts!



On the whole, pretty happy with the underside condition, muddy yes but for a 94k car, there were no engine oil leaks, nothing scary rust wise, all very good. I was scared initially as this is the highest mileage car I've ever owned but aside from dirt, it's in good shape!

I got a bit too into the clean up and got slack on the pictures but I did manage one good before, during and after.










Everything from the front to the rear of the car got blasted with G101, scrubbed with a brush, wire brush on the metal work, Bilt Hamber Hydrate 80 on any rusty bits, hammerite black gloss and Bilt Hamber Dynax on pipe joins, pipes and areas of the body that could do with protection.

Front and rear subframes were scrubbed on the areas I could reach and painted with the above, I plan to remove the exhaust to give some better access and coat underside. I'll get some pics of all that as this area cleaned up nice, the rear diff etc were covered in mud but have come up like new now.



Few of these too





50/50 on the undertrays, cleaned both sides



Treated with Aerospace 303




On to the body, tar removed from in and out, paint needed a serious clay and machine polish.

Tar removed from inside rear doors, arch trim and lower half of car





I saw someone else mention that rust can occur from under the little black trim in the door shuts, the trim or grit gets rubbed through the paintwork. So I removed these and found some beginnings which got rust treated with Hydrate 80, painted and dynax'd.







No after shot grr but just imagine a line of wax.

Got sidetracked and found a seat belt to be twisted and the leather of the seat had become unclipped, so I clipped that back in to tighten the leather, when I removed the belt I figured that I could clean that and then refitted it correctly.









50/50



Someone didn't tuck away this bit of wiring, so that got tucked



This got rinsed, snowfoamed, rinsed, washed, snowfoamed, clayed, rinsed.

Wow this took ages, I forget the size of the thing.

After intensively claying, I'm left with marred paintwork, so machine polishing HAS to be done. Some of that is foam..



I just stopped taking pictures as I was completely knackered, going from decorating at home to flat out on this lump, I'm typing this with a body full of aches!

The results are great and I have definitely added some years to the life of this car now.

Tailpipes were completely black up close, got a load of that off, will go at these more when I remove the exhaust



Under bonnet cleaned and engine dusted



The paintwork, after being clayed, machine polished using Meguiars micro fibre mitt and finishing compound, removed a few scratches using a 3M green pad and compound then paintwork sealed with Soft99 Fusso Coat wax, this is a long lasting wax and with the baby coming and juggling the other cars, I'm not going to have the time to keep reapplying the usual glossier less durable products, I can just keep this topped up now and then.









More to follow of course.
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