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Porsche Parts: Supply & Fit

Porsche Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Porsche paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Porsche different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Porsche Performance Spares
OEM Porsche parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Porsche Autoelectrics
Porsche electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Porsche engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Porsche Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Porsche Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Porsche Engines
Porsche Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Porsche Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Porsche model

Porsche Suspension System
Porsche replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Porsche Body Panels
Replacement Porsche panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Porsche Panel damage repairs

Porsche Gearboxes
Porsche Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Porsche gearbox

Porsche Cooling System
Replacement Porsche radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Porsche engine at its optimal operating temperature

Porsche Exhausts
Porsche Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Porsche Exhausts fitted & welded

Porsche Electrical Components
Porsche electrical faults repaired using Porsche OEM components - Porsche sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Porsche Clutches
Porsche clutch repairs Birmingham - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Porsche Clutch kit

Porsche Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Porsche EGR Valves
Replacement Porsche EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Porsche - The EGR valve helps your Porsche burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Porsche engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Porsche Timing Belt - Porsche Cambelt
Porsche Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Porsche service or if the Timing Belt on your Porsche has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Porsche Starter Motors
Replacement Porsche Starter motors installed

Porsche Brakes
Routine Porsche servicing, replacement Porsche brake pads & discs fitted, Porsche hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Porsche Alternators
Replacement Porsche alternators fitted

Porsche Maintenance - Porsche Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Modern Porsche braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Porsche brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Birmingham Porsche Brake Repairs

Drum Brakes are an older system than Porsche disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Porsche rear wheels

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Porsche disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Porsche Brakes - Porsche Brake Servicing and Maintenance

Porsche Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

If the Porsche brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Porsche brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

if the Porsche brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

The brake pads on your Porsche should wear first

Porsche Brake Servicing & Inspection Birmingham

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Adjust handbrake

And carry out the following maintenance of your Porsche braking system:-

Brake pipe Condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Brake calliper operation

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

ABS warning light operation

Brake drum condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

Hand brake linkage condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Porsche Steering - Steering System Inspection

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Porsche steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Porsche steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Porsche tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Porsche steering inspections:-

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Porsche Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Porsche Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Porsche Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Birmingham

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Porsche parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Porsche timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Generally Porsche belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Porsche that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Porsche Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Since Porsche Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Porsche

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Birmingham Replacement Porsche Clutch

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

Porsche Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Porsche clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Porsche Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Porsche Clutch kit:-
Porsche clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Porsche clutch slave cylinder

The Porsche clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to thePorsche transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Porsche Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

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The Porsche ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Porsche vehicles

Porsche Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Porsche fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Porsche Engine Mapping
The Porsche ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Porsche Engine Oil Change

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Porsche engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Porsche recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Porsche motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Porsche engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Porsche performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Porsche engine increases

Oil & Filter Change
A new Porsche oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Porsche engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Porsche engine fails

Synthetic Oil Change - Birmingham
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Porsche running smoothly

Porsche Replacement Exhausts Birmingham

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Porsche exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

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Porsche ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Sensor

Porsche Air Conditioning

  • Porsche AC Fluid Top Up
  • Porsche AC Compressor
  • Porsche AC Receiver Drier
  • Porsche AC Radiator
  • Porsche AC Condenser
  • Porsche AC Evaporator
  • Porsche AC Pump

Porsche Filters

  • Porsche Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Porsche Air Filter
  • Porsche Fuel Filter
  • Porsche Oil Filter
  • Porsche Transmission Filter Kit

Porsche Sensors

  • Porsche Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Porsche Oxygen Sensor
  • Porsche Temperature Sensor

Porsche Electrical Components

  • Porsche Spark Plugs
  • Porsche Lambda Sensor
  • Porsche ECU Mapping Remap
  • Porsche Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Porsche Heater Blower Motor
  • Porsche Parking Light
  • Porsche Eibach Pro Kit
  • Porsche Tail Lights
  • Porsche Water Pump
  • Porsche Fog Lights
  • Porsche Heater Core
  • Porsche Thermostats
  • Porsche Electronic Control Unit
  • Porsche Alternator
  • Porsche Cooling Fan
  • Porsche Antenna
  • Porsche Ignition Coil
  • Porsche Oxygen Sensor
  • Porsche Bulbs
  • Porsche Fuel Pump
  • Porsche Headlights
  • Porsche Window Motors
  • Porsche Starter Motor

Porsche Wheel Components

  • Porsche Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Porsche Control Arm
  • Porsche Tyres
  • Porsche CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Porsche Ball Joints
  • Porsche Axle Assembly

Porsche Braking System

  • Porsche Brake Servo
  • Porsche Brake Rotor
  • Porsche Brake Compensator Valve
  • Porsche Brake Pads
  • Porsche Brake Master Cylinder
  • Porsche Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Porsche Brake Discs
  • Porsche Brake Calipers
  • Porsche Brake Drums

Porsche Clutches

  • Porsche Clutch Cable
  • Porsche Clutch Kit
  • Porsche Clutch Pedal
  • Porsche Flywheel
  • Porsche Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Porsche Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Porsche Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Porsche Clutch Master Cylinder

Porsche Replacement Exhausts

  • Porsche Silencer
  • Porsche Exhaust Box
  • Porsche Lambda Sensor
  • Porsche Exhaust System Complete
  • Porsche Oxygen Sensor
  • Porsche Exhaust Pipes
  • Porsche Exhaust
  • Porsche Tailpipe
  • Porsche Exhaust Manifold
  • Porsche Muffler
  • Porsche EGR Valve
  • Porsche Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)

Porsche Engine Repairs

  • Porsche Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Porsche Timing Belt Kits
  • Porsche Timing Chain Kits
  • Porsche Engine Mounts
  • Porsche Pistons and Cylinder
  • Porsche Ignition Coil
  • Porsche Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Porsche Fuel Injector

Porsche Gaskets

  • Porsche Valve Cover Gasket
  • Porsche Cylinder Head Gasket

Porsche Oil & Hydraulics

  • Porsche Oil Filter
  • Porsche Oil Cap
  • Porsche Oil Sump and Plate
  • Porsche Fuel Cap
  • Porsche Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Porsche Oil Pump

Porsche Misc

  • Porsche Hood Emblems
  • Porsche Shock Absorbers
  • Porsche Serpentine and V Belt
  • Porsche Power Steering Pump
  • Porsche Windscreen Wipers
  • Porsche Wiper Blades
  • Porsche Tie Rods
  • Porsche Power Steering Hoses
  • Porsche Radiator Pipes
  • Porsche Struts
  • Porsche Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Porsche Throttle Body & Cable
  • Porsche Radiator
  • Porsche Steering Rack

Porsche Suspension

  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Porsche Additional Suspension Components
  • Sway Bar
  • Spring Condition
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Tie Rods
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Ball Joints
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Porsche bush wear
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Idler arm
  • Struts
  • Porsche Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Suspension Struts
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Rubber Grommets

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Common Problems

  • Tyres vibrate
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Warning Lights On
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Heater Not Working
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Engine Misfires
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Porsche check engine light on
  • My Porsche Does Not drive Straight
  • Porsche Immobiliser
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Porsche Lights not working
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Knocking sound
  • Judder when braking
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Stalls
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Clogged Porsche air filter
  • My Porsche Won't Start
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Porsche keeps stalling
  • Porsche Radiator fan not working
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Porsche Headlights not working
  • Clutch juddering
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Slipping when cold
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Porsche Check Engine Light On
  • Window stuck
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Overheating
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