Tech Talk

January 26th, 2013

Big brakes for Porsches

Guys, I have tried PB Brakes on my 1999 996 for now the last one year and I would now like to pass on to other members my findings : I upgraded by front and rear discs and callipers with PB Brakes front 380mm 8 pot, and yes that is 8 pot not a typo error , and 340mm 6 pot on the back , discs are floating drilled slotted and vented with aluminium hubs Clearly shown here is the stock versu...

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February 25th, 2012

Cayenne Drive Shaft Problem

To advise Cayenne (as well as Audi Q7 and VW Touareg) owners on the drive shaft support bearing issue. In the centre of the drive shaft assemble is a bearing supported in a rubber mount. The rubber mount is only about 3mm thick in cross section to remain flexible and not transmit noise to the cabin. Because of their thinness and the stresses from torque during acceleration, these bearings rubbe...

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February 1st, 2012

996 starter problems

Porsche Starter Motors : Have you got an intermittent starter problem , like its will start when cold but when hot will not start without turning the key on and off a number of times and seams like battery dead and then it will suddenly start briskly ? , diagnostics shows nothing and no one  has any ideas what is problem ?? , even the Web forums don't have a good answer ? , I found out by a...

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January 21st, 2012

E10 Fuel and Porsches

With E10 Ethanol based fuel now available in the Philippines, the article below, copied from  the January 2012 edition of the PCGB magazine 'Porsche Post', will be of interest to owners of older Porsches models. "This is the latest announcement from Porsche on the subject. Porsche is basically saying NO to  E10 in any Porsche before the 996 and Boxter. The recommendation is to put ...

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February 2nd, 2011

Cautionary tale for all Porsche Cayenne V8 owners

For PCP members buying or owning a 2003 to 2008 Porsche Cayenne V8 please be aware of some of the glaring faults due to design and materials errors by Porsche:  1)     If your Cayenne is running rough or has misfired while accelerating hard then the problem is simple, the coil packs are cracked and the spark is grounding to the engine block. Just buy new coils and t...

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