Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mexico
Posts: 38
Zeintop, Some Solution To Squeaking And Fittment Issues

Hi recently I bought a zeintop DIY kit like 3 months ago, it took for me like 3 weeks to get the zeintop fitted and painted I was delighted with how much improved the looks of my boxster but the problem started when I began to drive the car, I was shocked on how much squeaking and noises where everwhere, since then I had been trying diferents ways to reduce that problem, I am exposing here 3 ways to reduce the squeaking problem on the zeintop like in 40% if any of you guys who have zeintops have any other solution I would appreciate so much, letīs share in this thread all the solutions to zeintop problems and we all will have a better solution over all, ok?

the first thing that I solved and made a hugh difference in the fittment and looks is that I put a plate and a bolt to press as much as possible the spinlocks because they were moving so much and all the zeintop was very loose causing all kinds of squeaking, doing this also solves the problem with the fitting of the zeintop lowering it without the need to remove the soft top, here is the picture, it was easy to do if you have someone who know how to weld....

aparmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mexico
Posts: 38
Another solution that worked for is that I added some cushion pads to the rear lid, I noticed that the lid was hitting the rear part with some damage on the painting, here are the pics of the damage and the cushion pads made of foam for windows, they are not so noticeable and it cures this problem...

here is the pic of the problem...
aparmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 06:00 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mexico
Posts: 38
and here is the solution to the problem with the foam pads...
aparmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 06:03 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mexico
Posts: 38
I also notice that a lot of squeaking were coming from the sunblocking visors on the front and I also put some rubber pads to prevent from hitting the top and it made some difference....
here is the pic of the rubber pad that can be bought on walmart or home depot...
aparmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
There Is No Substitute.
 
rick3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Coast
Posts: 3,141
Garage
Good write up!
I am surprised that you had some many squeaks, I would have expected better fitment from a $5k hardtop, you would think Zientop could have easily added what you did for that price.
__________________
1999 Ocean Blue Metallic Boxster - blueboxster.com
rick3000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mexico
Posts: 38
Well I do not know if the squeaking problem is normal but honestly I do not like it at all !!!, I am working in other ideas because I still have muck squeaking left to be solved so if you guuys had any other solutions I will appreciate, thanks !!!
aparmex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 04:29 AM   #7
Registered User
 
landrovered's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Madison, Georgia
Posts: 1,012
Garage
Bien hecho!

landrovered is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page