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Porsche Cayenne S – Engine Coil problem causes flashing engine MIL CEL light

Driving thru Ohio (on route to South Carolina) my 2008 Porsche Cayenne decided it was time to have it’s first breakdown. Suddenly engine coughing, jerking and flashing engine MIL light scared me into thinking I was stuck hundreds of miles from home.


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After calling every roadside garage and service center I could find on Google and being told the same thing “Sorry it’s friday afternoon. It will have to wait until Monday” I managed to talk to the Parts Desk at Byers Imports. The gentleman told me they had the parts in stock and if I could limp my car the 20 minute drive to their Porsche Center they would try to help…

I managed to stumble into Byers and their *excellent* customer service staff (notably Jeff Zimmerman) bent over backwards to quickly get me fixed and back on the road. All within an hour and their mechanic diagnosed it, fixed it and then came and showed me the faulty coils and then they gave me a 10% discount… It’s rare I leave a glowing review like this but Byers Customer Service is one of the best I have experienced in the US. Thanks team.

Searching for a Porsche 911 Mechanic in Charleston SC

I think I need a Porsche 911 Mechanic to help me?

Searching for a Porsche 911 Mechanic in Charleston SC 1The Targa has been quietly hibernating for the last 6 weeks. Since moving into my garage I haven’t awoken to find that I have been miraculously blessed with incredit Porsche 911 Mechanic skills. So, maybe I should take it slow and just pray to the German Sports car gods for some engine skills. #notlikely

After spending over ten years in a deep coma, at the back of the previous owners dark, dusty, insect and critter filled barn I think a little hibernate was in order. Mitigating the shock and trauma of seeing daylight.

But now it’s time to go and find a mechanic… a Porsche Mechanic who can help me with the initial heavy lifting involved in doing a full rebuild and inspection. Way beyond my limits.

So, I found this local bloke and decided to go and check out his garage… it was shut. Nuff said.

But I videoed it anyway.



PS: I also got a rather nice collection of PORSCHE 911 service manuals downloaded in PDF form. I will do some kind of blog about those at a later date.