Cayenne - Crankcase Ventilation Diaphragm Repair

Turning An Expensive Dealership Repair Into a Smart Aftermarket Fix

The Riegel solution that can save you time and money. Riegel has been maintaining Porsche Cayenne's for our clients since they were launched in Canada in 2003.

We firmly believe that Porsche manufactures some of the most advanced and impressive vehicles on the planet. That’s why we’ve taken a strong interest in these German street machines over the years. Genuine OEM and aftermarket Porsche maintenance is something our trained team prides themselves with. As with every SUV, there are certain things to be aware of when maintaining a Porsche Cayenne. The Porsche Cayenne models commonly exhibit problems related to torn crankcase ventilation diaphragms or membranes, which are located on top of the valve cover.
Over time, the diaphragm membrane wears out and tears. Often times the tear will cause a pressure imbalance between the membrane and the crankcase, which trips the mass air flow sensor.
As a result, the engine can be difficult to start, may cause a rough idle or could cause cylinder misfires. The longer you leave it, the more wear you’re putting on the engine. As you can imagine, dust and contaminated air can get through the membrane and can start affecting the engine’s internal components living within the crankcase.
If you think your Porsche Cayenne has a torn crankcase membrane, pay attention to the sound your engine makes. If a whistling sound can be heard upon start-up or idle, you’ll want to check the engine bay to see if the sound is coming from the top of the engine, where the crankcase is found.
Symptoms to look out for: rough start, engine misfires, increased oil consumption and a steady whistling sound.

Vehicles affected:
• Membrane engine valve cover Porsche Cayenne 3.2L {M02.2Y)
• Membrane engine valve cover Porsche Cayenne 3.6L (M55.01)
• Membrane for Porsche Cayenne 4.5L (450PS)
• Membrane engine valve cover Porsche Cayenne 4.8L (M48.01, M48.51)

Porsche dealerships will not sell the crankcase ventilation diaphragms separately and must be replaced with the complete valve cover assembly, which will cost you upwards of $1,000 in parts alone. Riegel Tuning offers the diagram, fully installed, for $150.00. We know Porsches and their intricacies. We want to see your Cayenne on the road and not in the shop, plus we want you to enjoy your Porsche. For all your maintenance and technical diagnosis needs, be sure to contact Riegel Tuning’s service department for true peace of mind.

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Riegel Tuning is Calgary’s Porsche centre for Cayenne repairs, diagnostics, maintenance and upgrades. Our team of skilled Porsche technicians know your vehicle better than anyone else. Why? We live and breathe Porsche! Learn more about our services and what we can offer you and your Porsche.  Contact Us today!


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