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      03-12-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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OT: Porsche woes

You would think that having your German vehicle serviced by German mechanics in nearly the same town where the vehicle was designed and tested would make troubleshooting a breeze? HA! not so! During various stages Big Sally was hooked up to the diagnostic machine. Throttle position sensor? Nein! Throttle body? Nein! Mass air flow sensor? Nein! On two occasions Porsche Reutlingen was confident they fixed the glitch pulling out of the bay with broad smiles only to return within two minutes sporting the more typical Schwabisch frowns. These are the same people who service and prep ALL of the Hahn motorsport 911s competing in Deutsche Porsche Cup!

Follwing Dack's advice I dropped off a case of Budweiser bottles with my Service Advisor.... I was nearly blinded by his smile of gratitude.
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Hahhaa Bob. See I told you the Budweiser would be liked. Bring some Dr. Pepper when you pickup Big Sally!

I am thinking you have an electrical harness issue. Bad engine ground? Keep us updated.
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Yes...they are truly befuddled because the deep dive code reader is not pointing at any obvious malfunction. I think after this one I need to purchase a "made in Flacht" sticker. This should affirm the Beuerlein's as passionate enthusiasts who are economically committed (please sir we reccomend you have a seat) vs. casual drivers.
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Look at the bright side Bob... at least you can drive your Red 128i (courtesy car) for the time being!!
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In exhange for the case of brews...they let me borrow a neu Volkswagen Beetle Turbo.

Not a fan of the DCT...it was a little jerky at slow speeds.
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bring them Beef Jerky... They love it or hate it . Its pretty uncommon in Germany
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hmmm Cheetos...okay.....

Quite simply it was a throttle positioning sensor 80 euro part & 100-150 in labor.


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bring them Beef Jerky... They love it or hate it . Its pretty uncommon in Germany
Beef Jerky? Okay
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Beef Jerky? Okay
I love it, my Girlfriend wouldnt even try it . Trockenfleisch (dryed Meat) is really uncommon here... Even some (US)Chewing Gums tastes pretty different then our Gums (and hey, it worked right after the War, so... ).

Heres a pic from a "Dackel Care Pack"

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All items avaliable at the convience store....

love Dack
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All items avaliable at the convience store....

love Dack
it was a real Moment right after i opened the Package . Since i was in Kentucky i love that Stuff! My Cats are going totally nuts after i open a Bag .
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Katze always love good snacks...
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I love it, my Girlfriend wouldnt even try it . Trockenfleisch (dryed Meat) is really uncommon here... Even some (US)Chewing Gums tastes pretty different then our Gums (and hey, it worked right after the War, so... ).

Heres a pic from a "Dackel Care Pack"

Hahahhaa Marco you took a pic!!


You should tell 'em the story about the Mechanix gloves!


Bob - nice to hear "Big Sally" is back on the mean streets for Stuttgart!

It is pretty common for VAG cars to have a bad TPS sensor. When they go bad, they often have a "dead spot" only at a certian throttle opening. This confuses the hell out of the DME and leaves no faults.
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I use them as "Drivers Gloves" works wunderbar And ist keep my sweaty Hands away from my Alcantara PP Steering Wheel . Works Great on the Autobahn or Landstrasse
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I use them as "Drivers Gloves" works wunderbar And ist keep my sweaty Hands away from my Alcantara PP Steering Wheel . Works Great on the Autobahn or Landstrasse

NOooOoooo.... I meant how you were about to order(one maus click away) them when my little "care package" arrived at your door via the DHL man.
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. Since i was in Kentucky i love that Stuff!
Kentucky, you say?
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NOooOoooo.... I meant how you were about to order(one maus click away) them when my little "care package" arrived at your door via the DHL man.
, and i dont even smoke Pot . Yep, true Story! It was really just a "click" and then the doorbell ring
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Kentucky, you say?
Yes! I think it was 99 ... Four Weeks in Lexington, Kentucky . Was a great Time! Nice People and hard Party all night long. I am sure i lost a few Brain Cells there...
And, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Live Concert in Frankfort!!! Free Bird together with thousands of drunken, Southern Flag Vest wearing People. Man that was a BLAST. And then, there was a Girl named Robin and her Dachshund

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Those Touaregs can be a bitch electrically
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I'm from Kentucky, but I'm not a Skynyrd fan. I was still living in there in 1999.
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haha very funny MF!. Oddly enough...it does not sound like a Touareg at wide open throttle.
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