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Pelican Technical Article:

Engine Cover Removal

Jared Fenton

Time:

15 minutes15 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T20 Torx, large flat head screwdriver or a quarter

Applicable Models:

Porsche 955 Cayenne (2004-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne GTS (2008-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne S (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo (2003-10)
Porsche 955 Cayenne Turbo S (2006-10)

Hot Tip:

Clean all the covers before re-installing

Complementary Modification:

Replace air filters

One nice visual element of the Cayenne is when you open the hood and see a nice clean engine compartment with stylized covers. While the covers look nice, they have to be removed for a variety of different maintenance procedures and projects in the engine bay. Removal of the covers is very easy and should take no more than 15 minutes.

Begin by opening the hood and locating the four pieces that make up the cover assembly. These are held in place by plastic rivets around the engine compartment. You'll need a large flat head screwdriver or the edge of a quarter to turn the rivets. There's a bit of a trick to getting the rivets to release. You need to turn them until you feel the rivet begin to pop up out of the mounting tab. Sometimes they can be a little stubborn. Pulling up slightly on the covers can help to release the rivets.

Looks cool, doesn't it? The only downside of having a nice looking engine compartment is that the covers must be removed to perform a good number of maintenance jobs.
Figure 1

Looks cool, doesn't it? The only downside of having a nice looking engine compartment is that the covers must be removed to perform a good number of maintenance jobs. Thankfully, the covers are easily removed.

Begin by removing the single plastic rivet along the rear engine compartment cover (green arrow).
Figure 2

Begin by removing the single plastic rivet along the rear engine compartment cover (green arrow).

Now move on to the right side cover.
Figure 3

Now move on to the right side cover. Remove the plastic rivets (green arrows) and pull the windshield washer reservoir cap up and off the reservoir filler neck (yellow arrow).

Don't forget to also remove the small T20 Torx screw (green arrow) that secures the reservoir filler neck to the cover.
Figure 4

Don't forget to also remove the small T20 Torx screw (green arrow) that secures the reservoir filler neck to the cover. Now maneuver the cover out of the engine compartment

Move to the left side of the engine compartment and remove the access panel to the brake fluid reservoir (yellow).
Figure 5

Move to the left side of the engine compartment and remove the access panel to the brake fluid reservoir (yellow). Now remove all of the plastic rivets (green arrows) and maneuver the cover out of the engine compartment. At this point also remove the rear cover.

Remove the two plastic rivets holding the front cover pieces to the chassis (green arrow).
Figure 6

Remove the two plastic rivets holding the front cover pieces to the chassis (green arrow).

In thisPicture, you can see how the left side front engine cover fits over the right side cover (green arrows).
Figure 7

In thisPicture, you can see how the left side front engine cover fits over the right side cover (green arrows). At this point you can now remove the two front covers

And here's how the engine looks with all of the compartment covers removed.
Figure 8

And here's how the engine looks with all of the compartment covers removed.

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Comments and Suggestions:
Catalyst Comments: Hi...

Please, maybe you could to make a turorial for a 3.2 V6.

Greetings.
August 25, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: We don't currently have that tech article. If we get a chance to perform the procedure, we will be sure to document it.

I would grab a repair manual. It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs.

Give our parts specialists a call at 1-888-280-7799. - Nick at Pelican Parts
 

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