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    Re: Battery Drain

    If you have a Volt Meter with Milli-volt resolution you could try measuring across each fuse -while the fuse is plugged in- at the two test points on each fuse. You should measure 0.000 volts across...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    No turn signals, Rolling through stop lights and NO FRONT LICENSE PLATE.
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    Re: Have you used foam to wash your car?

    I have to say that IK foamer looks very enticing. I have been using a hose end foam gun that works pretty good but it uses a little more water than I like. If my foam gun ever broke I wouldn't...
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    Re: Stuck on Opening Frunk

    The fuse box method should work. Use a known good 12V source(external battery or jumpers attached to another vehicle). Make sure the ground from your external source is hooked up to a good ground on...
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    Re: Punctured heat exchanger

    Just in case. customcargrills.com
  6. Re: Rough idle, jerky acceleration and occasional stall. Need help to analyze fuel tr

    I copied this brief explanation that explains Fuel trims

    Short term fuel trim adjustments are short temporary adjustments that happen immediately. Long term fuel trim is accumulated over time and...
  7. Macan Re: Tire Patching - recommend a repair shop?

    Are you actually saying you know the leak is in your sidewall or are you concerned they will tell you that in order to sell you new tires?
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    Re: Pouch or case for key fob

    I have the leather key fob pouch. It actually makes the fob quite a bit bigger/fatter. So if it is in your pants pocket it will make more of a bulge. When you want to use the fob you have to unsnap...
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    I have a set of these 11909 ramps. They are 12" wide and work good. One note about the approach angle is it is too steep for my car to go up front ways.

    I had the same concern as you as far as...
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    Re: 2nd gear a bit grindy ugh :(

    I have had 2nd gear grind since the car was new. It is one of the first things I mentioned to the dealer. The service advisor gave me some mumbo jumbo about gating and that was it. It still grinds...
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    Re: Replacing the battery - How to ?

    That is true. I have done experiments proving the Aux Sockets loose power after 30 minutes. But I -as many others have- used the Aux Sockets to hook up a battery maintainer successfully for hours....
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    Re: Replacing the battery - How to ?

    The pull out block in the fuse panel is basically open circuit until you apply power to it from and external power source. So it will read no voltage. That contact is connected to the coil and...
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    Or glue some sandpaper on the bottom of the blocks.
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    Re: Air compressor end-of-life issues?

    OK. So that's a nuclear wake-up call for me and my 40 year old compressor. I only turn it on when I need it and it is covered with a blanket but ouch.

    The future is hazy but I think I see a new...
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    Re: 718 Bashing

    I don't think this phenomenon is just in car forums. I think society in general has become more confrontational.
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    Re: Air compressor end-of-life issues?

    I think that stuff that comes out of the compressor drain is a mixture of tiny amounts of compressor oil (assuming yours isn't the oiless kind), water from the air and dirt from the air inlet where...
  17. Re: TPMS maintenance at time of tire replacement?

    The TPMS sensors generally don't have replaceable batteries. You have to replace the whole unit if one fails. I have heard of people removing the sensors then digging out the epoxy potting material...
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    Re: Base or S?

    My base Cayman is rolling at 100MPH in third gear @7000RPM's. It doesn't feel slow to me.
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    Re: battery tender charger?

    It is possible that the Auxiliary 12V Sockets are controlled by a controller that can't energize (enable) the sockets due to the low charge state of your battery. If that is the case the CTEK will...
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    Re: Battery Maintainer

    I use the AGM only Battery Maintainer brand and am very happy with it . Its only 2 amps but it is temperature compensated and no buttons to push. Just plug it in and walk away.
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    Re: Airbag light.

    I see no one replied so I will comment since I have a similar car. I assume you are talking about the passenger's seat. I looked at the cable in mine and it disappears beneath the seat. I looked at...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    That is not a joke. It's true. My family's heritage was from farmers in West Virginia. I remember as late as the early sixties going out to the outhouse on my aunts farm and seeing last years Sears...
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    Re: NON-Whine for the Day

    That is amusing especially the wife's revelation. As far as I am concerned a cricket is nothing more than a hopping cockroach.
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    Re: She's gone.....garage burn accident

    Wow! That was amazing. It is unbelievable that you were able to actually put out the fire. If it were me I would probably be doing the same thing as you and try and save stuff. I have never been in a...
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    Re: Feed Bot - Keep it or dump it?

    Dump it. I never click on it/view it.
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    Re: state inspection

    I take mine to the local Porsche Dealer. Fifteen minutes, five bucks and I am out of there.
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    Re: ICarsoft POR II

    I have been looking at the Autel MD 808 Pro also. I don't have any experience with it but I will offer this.

    As far as the Autel brand when they state "Lifetime Free Updates" it is not quite what...
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    Re: Electrical Gremlin - 987.2 Cayman

    Yep. They are a little hard to follow until you have been through them a few times. It is a shame they don't show some of the internal workings of the Control Modules. The interior light circuit is...
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    Re: Electrical Gremlin - 987.2 Cayman

    Here is the 987.1 wiring diagram. Should be similar to yours.

    987.1 Wiring Diagram
  30. Re: Has anyone burned their legs on the 981 or 718 exhausts?

    I was once told by a nameless after market exhaust manufacturer that the reason the tips extend out way past the edge of the bumper is so the plastic doesn't deteriorate/melt. That is the same reason...
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    S Model Re: Hesitant startup

    I will add this on the possibility of losing fuel pressure as the cause of the problem.

    The next time you start the car after it has been sitting for quite a while turn the ignition switch to ON...
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    Re: Jump Starter for a 718?

    Something else to consider after it is stored, locked and the battery is fully charged is don't use the key fob until you are ready to drive it or put back some charge in the battery. Every time you...
  33. Re: First time home paint job. Accidental matte finish

    Kudos for attempting such a job by learning from YouTube university-especially on a Porsche. I think it looks great. Just think of what you learned for the next time. I once spay stained a bunch...
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    Re: 2014 Cayman S battery replacement

    You don't' jump start it through the fuse box. You apply power to the designated point in the fuse box with jumper cables or the equivalent. All that does is supply temporary power to a control...
  35. Re: Fabspeed Deluxe Bolt on Tips Install - 981 Boxster

    I opted for the Fabspeed black chrome and was disappointed that they didn't look like the photo on their web site (stuck out too far). I found these Flowmaster carbon fiber weld-on tips. I modified...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    I could absolutely care less about what any Hollywoodite says about anything. As far as I am concerned they are nothing but a huge collection of high-priced overpaid Court Jestures. I wish they would...
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    Re: Radar Detector

    I use a Valentine One with a Brown Out Booster which if I did it again I would delete because I never use Auto Start/Stop. The purpose of the BOB is to keep the V1 from re-initializing when the car...
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    Re: My Annual Whine about...

    Sometimes I think they don't even read those forms - except for the insurance information. I leave stuff out all the time and they never say anything. I have been tempted to put in something bogus...
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    Re: My Annual Whine about...

    Same thing here in South Texas. One has to be careful walking outside in the afternoons during July and August because you might spontaneously burst into flames. Garage stays 95 until after midnight...
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    Re: 2014 Cayman S battery replacement

    [QUOTE=zeroroadkill;2083701]Then I read that the 981 can go into sleep mode disabling the center console cigarette lighter /QUOTE]

    These three 12volt Auxiliary Outlets inside the cabin are a...
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    Re: 2014 Cayman S battery replacement

    It is my understanding that AGM batteries should be replaced with another AGM battery. The reason is AGM's have a different charge profile in terms of the voltage than a regular car battery. And...
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    Re: Difficulty with reverse gear.

    I had a vehicle a long time ago when something similar happened and it turned out to be a worn out clutch.
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    Re: Black Splash Marks on Driver Side?

    There is a good chance that is coming from the windshield washer fluid reservoir. My car has the same thing but I have never seen it that bad unless you don't wash it off very often. On my car it is...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    It may be a little cluttered but it looks functional and fun.
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