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Old 04-07-2021, 11:09 AM   #21
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A few years ago after lowering the front of the engine to replace the water pump I was not able to start the engine and got a very strong raw fuel smell..

The cause ended being the engine harness connector, right behind the firewall (987CS) as it became partially disconnected, Brad Roberts kindly suggested to check it and the engine started immediately afterwards

Good luck!
Is that the same as the VarioCam Harness connector?

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Old 04-07-2021, 01:09 PM   #22
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It cannot activate or test several items like curse control...
I really need the option for the curse control... it can get out of hand.
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Old 04-07-2021, 04:50 PM   #23
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Is that the same as the VarioCam Harness connector?
I am sorry John honestly don't know, but the harness had a good size connector (that was not 100% plugged) almost on the middle of the car about at the crank pulley height, towards the driver side, it was sitting right against the firewall..

The car was an '07 987CS
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:05 PM   #24
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I am sorry John honestly don't know, but the harness had a good size connector (that was not 100% plugged) almost on the middle of the car about at the crank pulley height, towards the driver side, it was sitting right against the firewall..

The car was an '07 987CS
Thanks. It sounds like a possibility as maybe in jacking up the car it may have twisted loose. I'm going to check that tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:41 PM   #25
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When I did change new spark plugs for me the first time to this car about 1.5 -years ago to recommended four lead but otherwise 'conventional' material Bosch FGR6KQE 7413 plugs, the symptoms were very similar to yours. The engine was not happy with those, power was down and also the smell at the exhaust was very raw - not well burned gas.

The previous owned had installed NGK BKR6EQUP platinum tip four lead spark plugs. I then purchased same few day later and swapped the new NGK ones in and VOILA, the car run again very nice with bunch of power with no gas smell any more on the exhaust.
Could it be the you had a plug type issue there - were the plugs same you installed as what came out?

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