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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 PM
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It looks like this guide also applies for a Turbo?

Also excuse my ignorance but how do you turn off the self leveling system? I am about to acquire my 05 CTT and was advised it needed rear pads.
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Hold the height adjustment switch fully back until the dash tells you it's off
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Hold the height adjustment switch fully back until the dash tells you it's off
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:13 PM
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Great thread!! thank you guys.. Ordered all the parts I needed for my 05 CTT

Ordered Zimmerman Coated Rotors all around for $356.10 shipped to my door

Ordered the rest OEM Genuine Parts from Sunset $451.35 +shipping(brake pads, hardware, sensors, 8 caliper bolts)

Should be around $850 when all said and done with my labor
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:56 AM
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This is a great topic and was very handy when replacing the calipers and rotors on my 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

Here are some images from the replacement of my brakes.

The rotor, pads and sensor wire parts I used was this set from ebay.

The 5mm and the 16mm XZN triple square bits were purchased as a set from ebay.

These are the fastener tools I needed for this service: 5mm XZN (rear rotor push plug cover); 16mm XZN (rear caliper bolt); Torx T50 (rotor retention bolt / pin); 8mm hex wrench (front brake line plate bolt); 21mm socket (front caliper bolt); 13mm socket (front caliper pad retention bolt) and 3/4" socket (wheel lug bolts).

The other tools I needed were: a small screwdriver to release the catch on the sensor connector; needle nose pliers to remove the clevis pin clip from the rear brake pad retention; hammer and drift to remove pad pin; tool to compress caliper pistons; jack and stands; two wheel lug pins and torque wrench.

FYI, the pad retention pin moved w/ difficulty from crud, but moved very easily once sprayed w/ Simple Green. The Simple Green and a tooth brush were used to clean the parts before reassembly.


Rear Brakes Completed

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The Giro Disc Piston Spreader In-Use

This is a very handy tool. It works on calipers w/ one to eight pistons.

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Front Caliper and Rotor Removed

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Front Brake Line Plate Loosened

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Front Rotor Replaced

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Front Brakes Complete

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Two Wheel Bolt Pins (Night and Day Easier for Wheel Replacement Compared to One Bolt Pin)

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Jack and Jack Stands In-Use

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OMG Wingless where have you been hiding !!
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:29 PM
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The sensor activation was well-conceived to ensure positive results.

The pads do not wipe the entire rotor, leaving a small lip on the perimeter, created as the pad wears away the rotor meat.

That lip is used to cut a groove into the pad sensor, to activate the worn pad workshop indicator.


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Originally Posted by mudman2 View Post
OMG Wingless where have you been hiding !!
Playing w/ my boat...

Here is my 2,500W sound system. The people on-shore are dancing as we pass by. This is the 1,400W amp installation. This is the 400W subwoofer amp installation. This is the wi-fi Blu-ray installation. There are lots of other cool modifications I made to this boat.

The wife would "walk away" from me in her Cayenne Turbo w/o even trying if we were each driving. Now I have a new GT Mustang and that is not a problem anymore.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:26 PM
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You have been busy, was worried about you !

Great to have you back

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:33 PM
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Jack and Jack Stands In-Use

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Rear

Wingless,

Is that where you jack the car up from the front to put the front jack stands underneath?
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by VIPNiSS View Post
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Is that where you jack the car up from the front to put the front jack stands underneath?
Yes. The chassis is stiff enough to use one jack as-shown. When a level lift is required I use two jacks, one on each side.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
Yes. The chassis is stiff enough to use one jack as-shown. When a level lift is required I use two jacks, one on each side.
You disappeared for a long time? Probably not nearly as long as the bartender.. Infact, I'm quite sure that the forum drunks have wondered how they were able to get free purplesaurus rex ALL the time.

For me.. it isn't a boat.. it's a biz that has consumed me... in this "great" economy from politicos on both sides.. to trying to grow despite them.. Still have the Cayenne and the 996 Targa... both still "keepers" but 1 is still a PIG!
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Originally Posted by MadFox View Post
Probably not nearly as long as the bartender.
The 674 mph Cayenne has always been one of my favorites...
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
The 674 mph Cayenne has always been one of my favorites...
It is pretty wunderkind isn't it!
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:29 PM
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Got my parts in today.. rotors from autohausaz.. z coated.. and hardware, bolts, and pads from sunset..

will probably tackle everything tomorrow.
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