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Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 05-23-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By hoophead
Thanks - just did this to the wife's Cayenne. ...

Thanks - just did this to the wife's Cayenne. Been driving her crazy.

Had to figure out how to switch it from German to English afterwards...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 04-13-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By hoophead
Best dealer price is from audiusaparts.com out in...

Best dealer price is from audiusaparts.com out in Oregon. Free shipping if you order enough. I'll use getaudiparts.com if I need it quickly, or for things that are oversize/overweight so I can go...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 11-13-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By hoophead
I've had both MK1 and Mk2 Audi TTs, both manual...

I've had both MK1 and Mk2 Audi TTs, both manual transmission. Mk2 manual only comes with the 3.2L 6 cylinder VR6 engine, which is plenty peppy. Half of the car is aluminum which makes collision...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 01-16-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By hoophead
I suspect it's running the entire brake light...

I suspect it's running the entire brake light current through the switches and that is what is frying them. Even two in parallel can't take it. I've replaced several sets myself.
Forum: Tools Needed/For Loan 12-19-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By hoophead
This is the tool: 59335 59336 ...

This is the tool:

59335

59336

59337

59338
Forum: Tools Needed/For Loan 12-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By hoophead
I still have the BMW "reader" and reset tool that...

I still have the BMW "reader" and reset tool that worked for my old '91 325iX. You put it on the diagnostic socket and press a button. The codes then flash out on the SRS indicator light. I have a...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 07-22-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By hoophead
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-18-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By hoophead
Look at this link:...

Look at this link: https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/101_Projects_Porsche_911/89-Odometer_Repair/89-Odometer_Repair.htm

I'm describing the second failure mode.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-18-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By hoophead
No - the gear slides right off the shaft on its...

No - the gear slides right off the shaft on its own. That's the problem. You take the pliers and grip the shaft where the gear previously sat, then rotate the shaft in the grip of the pliers. ...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 07-18-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By hoophead
I've done a few of these old mechanical speedos...

I've done a few of these old mechanical speedos before - the problem was typically a pot metal gear that was supposed to be pressed onto a shaft, but now spun freely. Roughing up the shaft with some...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 07-11-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By hoophead
Yup, that's the original non-original engine that...

Yup, that's the original non-original engine that was in your car. Send me a PM and we'll figure out how to get it up to you.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 07-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,427
Posted By hoophead
x2 Wow - I guess I've been lucky with ECS. ...

x2

Wow - I guess I've been lucky with ECS. I've ordered a ton of mostly Audi and some Porsche parts over the years and never had a problem, although lately I've been using Europa for the Audis. ...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 07-04-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By hoophead
FS: 2.5L Boxster motor with blown IMS

Getting tired of looking at this in my garage and I need the space for another (non-Porsche) blown motor :roll:. Approx 80K miles on the car before the LN "Engineering" IMS blew 19K miles after...
Forum: BMW Technical Discussions 05-30-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,613
Posted By hoophead
Vice grips on the rod, impact wrench on the nut -...

Vice grips on the rod, impact wrench on the nut - zap it right off.
Forum: BMW Technical Discussions 03-22-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,050
Posted By hoophead
I have a friend who's selling a nice set of E36...

I have a friend who's selling a nice set of E36 black leather sport seats from a sedan if you want a permanent fix. PM me if you are interested.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 01-18-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By hoophead
I put one of these in my '09 Cayman. Does not...

I put one of these in my '09 Cayman. Does not interfere with the handsfree bluetooth - you end up getting two simultaneous bluetooth connections:

http://www.discountcarstereo.com/A2D-CDR30.html
...
Forum: Porsche & BMW Parts For Sale/Wanted 01-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By hoophead
Link doesn't work, but the only aluminum wheel in...

Link doesn't work, but the only aluminum wheel in their parts looks suspiciously like this one: http://www.easternmarine.com/14-aluminum-split-spoke-5-lug-trailer-wheel-rim
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 10-26-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By hoophead
Sport on the 987 required the dealer. They had...

Sport on the 987 required the dealer. They had to install (replace) the switch in the console and flip a bit in the ECU. The local dealer did it while I waited.
Forum: Professional Help 10-01-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By hoophead
Wish I had seen this earlier - I have a stash of...

Wish I had seen this earlier - I have a stash of 20-25L just around the corner from you. :sad: Just changed the oil on one of the kids' cars this morning.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 08-23-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By hoophead
3K rpm vibration could be the front motor mount. ...

3K rpm vibration could be the front motor mount. Apparently an every-40k-mile item. I replaced it in my old boxster and it helped.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions 06-28-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By hoophead
Check engine light is easy: there is a wire in...

Check engine light is easy: there is a wire in the DME harness for it. It will directly drive a bulb - on my old 3.6 conversion I wired it directly to the green oil pressure idiot light that wasn't...
Forum: Track Talk 06-26-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By hoophead
Ooo - I was looking at the same stuff. Even...

Ooo - I was looking at the same stuff. Even after taping with home depot aluminum tape my weights still flew off at WG. Good to have a data point that the 3M $$ tape actually works. Thanks Otto!
Forum: Track Talk 06-20-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,006
Posted By hoophead
Das Sport needs to update their web site to show...

Das Sport needs to update their web site to show the 981 bar. Do you know if they make a 987 (.2) version? I'm looking for a bar in that style, i.e. one that sits on the deck and doesn't go to the...
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 05-04-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,010
Posted By hoophead
Factory workshop manuals have nice body diagrams...

Factory workshop manuals have nice body diagrams with dimensions.
Forum: Porsche Technical Discussions 05-02-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By hoophead
Replace the fuel filter if it hasn't been done in...

Replace the fuel filter if it hasn't been done in a few years. I'm speculating a mostly-clogged fuel filter is causing your pump to work harder than designed.

On the S4 I had charcoal canister...
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