Like most modern cars and for better or worse, the 718 line is heavily computerized. Conventional wisdom is to simply let it be, rather than risk breaking something. But with some care, a little bit of tech savvy-ness, and an appropriate tool there is a surprising number of things you can change using options that are already built in to the system, but are hidden. The two most common tools to make coding changes on a 718 are the PIWIS3 clones or the Launch X431 tool line.
I bought a Launch... 16 Comments
Changing the plugs was really very easy in my manual 718 and can't imagine it'd be any more dif in a PDK. With the wheels off and the car on stands everything is right there in front of you. Here is the drivers side and all one does in unscrew the plug boot/coil units (the screw is captive and stays with the unit) and pull it out of the way. The access to the plug requires a 12 point magnetic plug socket w/ universal joint.
The 14 mm mag plug (thin) is available here... 6 Comments
I was about to wash down my wheels to remove some brake dust and grime when looking into the wheel well I happen to notice that the rear lateral support arm channels for the rear suspension reinforcement plate were full of gravel. These channels have two ‘U’ shaped groves in the outer edges and obviously are a settling point for dirt and gravel (see attached pictures). So before washing I wanted to get rid of this material so it wouldn’t retain any waterand contribute to corrosion in the... 15 Comments