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    Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotronic?

    Porsche seems to have problems with the 500 HP Powerkit retrofit on Servotronic equipped Cayenne Turbo. The retrofit of the Powerkit seems to be approved and certified solely for Cayenne Turbo without Servotronic.

    It also seems that the Powerkit retrofit is possible only with MY 2004 or MY 2005 models, not with older models.

    As soon as we have an update on this issue, we'll post it.

    The interesting part: it seems to be possible to order a new Cayenne Turbo with Powerkit AND Servotronic, only the Powerkit retrofit seems to be affected.

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotronic?

    They always have a problem

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotronic?

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    DEETZ said:
    They always have a problem



    Porsche is very cautious with retrofits, everything has to work 100%.
    We now know where the problem lies, the retrofit kit for Servotronic equipped Cayenne Turbo should be available in about two to three weeks.
    It requires an additional part for the steering system to avoid steering wheel tremble in certain driving situations.

    Can't wait...

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotronic?

    thanks for the info RC, keep us posted! i'm quite curious as to what the outcome is!

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotronic?

    Okay, I'll readily confess my ignorance. I thought all the Turbos had Servotronic. Did that just start in 2005, or is it a US-only issue?

    Second, RC, since my new Turbo with the PowerKit has servotronic, is there a specific symptom I should look for, just in case this doesn't only apply to retrofits (go ahead, call me a cynic)? The only wheel tremble I've noticed is the same wheel-balance issue others have noted from 60-75 mph, but I haven't pushed the car, as it's still being "broken in."

    Thanks, RC, for the always valuable info.

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotronic?

    My mistake. Was relying on bad info. Looked it up in the order guide. Servotronic comes in the P87 convenience package. I've just never seen a Turbo without the P87 pkg.

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

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    sigs said:
    Second, RC, since my new Turbo with the PowerKit has servotronic, is there a specific symptom I should look for, just in case this doesn't only apply to retrofits (go ahead, call me a cynic)? The only wheel tremble I've noticed is the same wheel-balance issue others have noted from 60-75 mph, but I haven't pushed the car, as it's still being "broken in."

    Thanks, RC, for the always valuable info.



    I don't think that factory equipped powerkit cars with Servotronic have the same issue but this is a very good question. Right now the powerkit retrofit kit IS available at Porsche for Servotronic cars, the parts are all there but it is "blocked" for delivery to customers.

    I'm waiting for it and I hope I'll get it in two to three weeks as promised.
    If you have problems with the steering (shaking, tremble feel, etc.), you should definetely inform your dealer and give him a hint about the powerkit thing.

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

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    RC said
    If you have problems with the steering (shaking, tremble feel, etc.), you should definetely inform your dealer and give him a hint about the powerkit thing.



    Thanks, RC, will keep an eye on it.

    I am eagerly awaiting your review after you've lived with the PowerKit for a while. I must say that I am very impressed, so far, as is everyone who has ridden along. As for the dreaded "throttle hesitation," it seems much less than any other Cayenne I've driven, but some of that is clearly the more aggressive downshifts you described. We'll see what it's like after I get through the break-in period and can really push it. (Though it should be noted that a couple of my passengers were BMW 5-series drivers who both decided they were happy they took their test ride BEFORE I was out of the break-in period ) From what others have posted, I expect to have to take it back and have the ECU reset after 2k miles of conservative driving. Maybe I'll be surprised by a lack of degradation of performance. Do you have any idea whether the PowerKit also minimizes this "adaptation" feature?

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    My CT has servotronic and, as You know, I have powerkit retrofit installed in april.
    2000 km without problem (only problem is fuel indicator on pcm that show 0,9 Liter for 100 km)

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    My mileage is pretty lousy, too, especially how conservatively I have been driving. I have no idea how much of that is due to the PowerKit, but I assume at least some of it is related to the more aggressive shifting pattern.

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

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    Sarnico 45 said:
    My CT has servotronic and, as You know, I have powerkit retrofit installed in april.
    2000 km without problem (only problem is fuel indicator on pcm that show 0,9 Liter for 100 km)



    Maybe your car is MY 2005 and not MY 2004 like mine?

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    Yes mine is my2005.

    For the second year I won Viareggio Montecarlo Viareggio endurance boat race

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    /me is puzzled.

    how did we go from talking about a cayenne to a boat?! amazing boat though none the less!

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

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    Mike S said:
    /me is puzzled.

    how did we go from talking about a cayenne to a boat?! amazing boat though none the less!



    Towing capability of the Cayenne?

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    LOL!! you're on a roll RC, first the one about jenna now this hahaha!

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    Sorry Mike for the intrusion but I was so proud that I decided to insert my boat.
    I'll probably apply a stripes on the side of my CT with "tt Mirta the One" where "tt" is "tender to" and "Mirta the One" is the name of my boat.

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    You can indeed be proud of your boat. Our next Rennteam.com staff meeting on your boat in sunny Italy, right?

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

    Not a problem, choose date and time

    Re: Cayenne Turbo Powerkit Retrofit - Problem with Servotron

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    Sarnico 45 said:
    Sorry Mike for the intrusion but I was so proud that I decided to insert my boat.



    no worries, if i had a boat like that i'd also put a pic or two up while you're at it, some more pics?

     
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