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Lee997
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:08 pm    Post subject: Cayenne thread. Reply with quote

Just read most of the thread from start to finish and wanted to say what a fantastic write up! Very detailed and I feel many people will learn a lot from it.
You certainly don’t mind getting your hands dirty!

Well done on taking on the jobs and well done on the thread.

One point of advice I’d like to offer, if you happen to be under the car again near that power steering / oil pipe with the leaking banjo! Undo it, and replace the seals either side of the bolt, there probably copper but I prefer bonded washers ( metal washer with a nitrile rubber self centralising web) !

Measure the O/D of the banjo bolt and pop into your local Pirtek centre, they’ll be about 50p each if there not tell them the ex- licensee of PIRTEK Thurrock told you to tell them to let them have them for free? Lol!


Anyway, well done again. Really good write up?

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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Lee!!

Love getting my hands dirty, sadly with the baby, it's not happening as often as I like.

Great shout on the washers! I wish you still worked there, I have spent a fortune with the local Pirtek on custom lines for various cars!

Minor update;

Wanting to finish the dirty jobs, transfer box fluid, diffs and gearbox.

Transfer box fluid done, old fluid was old fluid, dark brown/black. 5 minute job thanks to the air suspension, fully raised the car, undone the fill plug, placed oil can underneath and undo the drain.

Let it drain for a few mins, refit the drain plug and fill with new fluid until it starts to overflow.

Plugs WD40'd




The fluid I used, meets ESSO 71141 specs.



Not a job I expected to notice any improvements, and I didn't but good to know fresh fluid is in there. ATF fluid has turned up, filter and gasket coming from Porsche. New stainless m6x25mm bolts for the sump on way. Need to get hold of a infra red temp gun or durametric!
Diffs, if I get a chance to get some 75/90 syth fluid this weekend, I'll get those done as there is no science to doing those.

Another job which is part progress, front and rear cameras. Front camera is in, what a pain to route wires for this.. I'll cover this later but while doing this, I pulled out the aftermarket phone kit which was fitted and re positioned the sprint booster button.

Phone kit junk stuffed in by the fuse box! Now gone. Clutter stuck to the dash trim, bugs me every time I get in.



Sprint booster and handsfree display gone. (Sprint booster button hidden)


GPS aerial nicely mounted in the centre dash vent, had to file a little notch so that the wire doesn't get pinched. Going to try out the DAB aerial being mounted in here when that turns up.


More to follow..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to point out .. i'm still watching this with interest young man !

You are also in the wrong job Razz


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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHA, I would love to being playing with cars full time, it's definitely when I'm at my happiest. (Second to being with wife and son..... obviously) Bandit Perhaps not if I had to change a PDCC valve body

Hand Floor

Happy 97000th mile, officially the highest mileage car I have ever owned.


There was a moment of dry weather Sunday, so I gave the Cayenne a good wash, the last time it had a clean was back at the start of September!!!! I have never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever left a car so long without being washed!! Never again, it was hard work. build up from country roads and wet motorways had layered the crap onto the paintwork, I wish I had a picture from before. I always forget how long it takes to wash this thing, the wheels alone test my patience.

Anyway, it had a proper wash all over, snow foam, rinse, APC and brush around the trims, Korrosol to lower half and on the wheels, Bilt Hamber Atom-mac to the underside, inner arches and through the front grill. Washed down and then finished with Megs Hybrid Ceramic, a great time saver!

Looks a different beast after a clean. Still awaiting the trim parts back from paintshop and it really could do with the wheels being refurbed but my wife and I are still not over range finding kerbs with them nooo nooo nooo







CarPlay shot, this has totally changed being in here now!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job! Car Play does make a big difference and Apple, Google Maps and Waze are so much of an improvement over the usually out of date Porsche Navigation. I updated my 958 to Car Play using a kit that was available for PCM 3.1.
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I agree, it's superb, totally made driving the Cayenne that bit better! TuneIn radio is a great app for decent streamed music. The missus is happy she can have Spotify. Win win
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally did the job I really didn't want to!

Gearbox fluid change, I nearly nearly nearly booked this job in, I just don't like messing with auto boxes, they are an unknown to me and I wasn't sure I wanted the hassle, however, as I had the bits and a few hours, I thought let's do it, the youtube tutorials showed how straight forward it was and gave me the confidence to have a go.

I warmed up by changing the differential fluids, these are dead easy, fill until over spill jobs. I opted for Castrol 75/90 GL4. I used similar stuff in my Boxster with fantastic results, not the cheapest but I trust the brand and had good results.



Always undo the fill plugs before draining the fluid!





Dirty!


Front diff, fluid appeared clean compared to the rear.

Everything nice and dry under here!





Then on to the dreaded gearbox, the fluid came out a decent shade of red, I did think to myself, I should have left it but I'm not sure if ATF turns a horrible shade of black..Too late to stop now.



Pan down, 2 sheared bolts (FFS!)


Swarf build up, when I saw this I was glad to be changing the filter and fluid.



Filter with crap showing in the mesh


New filter mesh


Scary


I used a combination of a handheld thermometer and an app (EZDiag) to read the gearbox temp. Essentially this is filled up with 3.5-4 litres until it begins to drip out, you run the car and have someone go through the gears, holding for 5 seconds, keep filling until spill and when the fluid is spilling out at 40 degrees, that's it, button her up and call it a day.



I went out for a test drive, got back, checked for any leaks and then refitted the under trays.

Results, positive! Smoother drive, the gearshifts can't be felt! I did not expect to notice any improvements as I didn't feel anything to be wrong, but now I have done this, the difference was noticed immediately. Before, I could sometimes feel the car engaging gear when coasting and then applying light throttle, now, I can't feel that. Gear changes are seamless, I can't feel them. Before I could but thought it was normal.

Easy job all in, 2 snapped bolts are annoying, I am yet to drill those out as I didn't have the easyouts but they're on the way. I wrapped some masking tape around the sides of the sump to help me spot any leaks and as of this morning, nothing. But I will be getting those out. I replaced all bolts with stainless items, m6x25 flanged head. New gasket was also fitted.

I will not be scared of changing the fluid in an auto box again Grin

Fun stuff, newly painted bits coming tonight






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golfprorich
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done mate! I had my transmission fluid change done last week, I was quite happy to let Precision do it to save my poor back nooo

I did check my Autel tool yesterday and it does read ATF temperature so that issue would've been covered!!

I will do the diffs and transfer fluid over the weekend weather permitting Thumb

I have removed my airbag today to do the paddle conversion, won't be as simple as when the tip buttons are part of the wheel. I will have to find out which wires in the loom relate to the buttons or solder direct to the button switches Question
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It wasn't too bad at all, I was going to book it in to Precision just to meet Demort but I do love to torture myself, thankfully it wasn't bad although I did have neck ache the next day. I'm about to do a differential gearbox and clutch change on my mx5, now that's torture!

Did you notice any difference in shifting?

PADDLE CONVERSION! I had no idea about that being a thing on these but I have just googled it and it is!! May have to put that on the to do list now! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
It wasn't too bad at all, I was going to book it in to Precision just to meet Demort but I do love to torture myself, thankfully it wasn't bad although I did have neck ache the next day. I'm about to do a differential gearbox and clutch change on my mx5, now that's torture!

Did you notice any difference in shifting?

PADDLE CONVERSION! I had no idea about that being a thing on these but I have just googled it and it is!! May have to put that on the to do list now! Thumb


Totally understand the need to torture yourself!!

Not really sure whether the shifting is any different, it was really smooth before so the fluid change was more out of choice than necessity. But the main thing is that it's done!

Paddle conversion.....lots on the net about it being done on everything other than Cayennes nooo Have only found one example. It will be a little more tricky but I will get it done. Might not be till the new year now so will put the airbag back so I can at least use the car for now...
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Year update!

Just before Christmas, my newly painted bits arrived back.

Front pieces done


Lower rear valance fitted;


New hatch glass struts




I picked the wrong day, the rain was on and off but got there eventually!


Spent ages trying to get the badge lined up correctly but got there in the end!



Fitted rear camera while at it. Power from boot handle, video lead tucked in the headlining until I get time to run that down to the front.


All done, very happy with the paintwork, all perfect!!

Had a run to Porsche Brooklands to collect a few bits and pieces.

Car is great now, just need to wire in the front and rear cameras next.
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berni29
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

What a great thread, and really quite inspiring to read. I have a high mile (190k) 993 and I was surprised to see how much surface corrosion there was on some of the parts of your car. I also enjoy a spot of rustproofing as I go and like the Tectyl range of products.

Thanks for taking the time to document your journey.

All the best

Berni
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Berni.

Surprised me too but it shouldn't have as the car was always up north before my ownership. I had a BMW which was similar.

My 964 isn't too far off the same mileage but is like new underneath as it has always been a London car.

All OK now I have put the time in to resolve and prevent it occurring again Smile
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much happening, still need to wire in the cameras but free time was spent giving the GTS a thorough clean for the Exclusively Porsche meet, decided to take the GTS so I could bring the wife and my 7 month old to his first Porsche meet.





Day done


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really like these in silver. They are aging well I reckon.


At this time of the year I have to push my detailing OCD to one side with our beast.
 
  
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MarkGolf
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I just like silver as it stays cleaner looking for longer! I couldn't imagine how crazy I would be going if I bought this car in black, which I nearly did!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
Thanks, I just like silver as it stays cleaner looking for longer! I couldn't imagine how crazy I would be going if I bought this car in black, which I nearly did!!


I swore I wasn't going to buy a black one for the same reasons and what did I do frustrated
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