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Old 04-27-2016, 07:39 AM   #2521
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Hit myself in the head today......

Back Story:
Decided to change the battery in my key fob because it had been a while and didn't want to find out it had gone dead the hard way.

Bought a new battery last week and put it in.
It didn't work.....at all.
No light no nothing.
Perhaps I bought an old, dead battery?

Was checking out at Target yesterday and saw them setting up a brand new display of batteries.
Grabbed a pack of fresh CR2032's

Opened up the case to swap out the battery and found that THIS is what I put in last week:






I think there should be a second warning label on the other side cautioning people like me to remember to remove the other warning label prior to installation.

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Old 04-27-2016, 09:09 AM   #2522
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Hit myself in the head today......

Back Story:
Decided to change the battery in my key fob because it had been a while and didn't want to find out it had gone dead the hard way.

Bought a new battery last week and put it in.
It didn't work.....at all.
No light no nothing.
Perhaps I bought an old, dead battery?

Was checking out at Target yesterday and saw them setting up a brand new display of batteries.
Grabbed a pack of fresh CR2032's

Opened up the case to swap out the battery and found that THIS is what I put in last week:






I think there should be a second warning label on the other side cautioning people like me to remember to remove the other warning label prior to installation.
Haha thanks for the morning laugh, I think we have all done something similar!
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:11 AM   #2523
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I hit myself in the head so much, I need a helmet.


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Old 04-27-2016, 09:17 AM   #2524
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Hit myself in the head today......

Back Story:
Decided to change the battery in my key fob because it had been a while and didn't want to find out it had gone dead the hard way.

Bought a new battery last week and put it in.
It didn't work.....at all.
No light no nothing.
Perhaps I bought an old, dead battery?

Was checking out at Target yesterday and saw them setting up a brand new display of batteries.
Grabbed a pack of fresh CR2032's

Opened up the case to swap out the battery and found that THIS is what I put in last week:






I think there should be a second warning label on the other side cautioning people like me to remember to remove the other warning label prior to installation.
At least you didn't swallow it! It says it is harmful if you do
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Old 04-29-2016, 01:46 PM   #2525
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I just returned from having a clutch, flywheel, RMS and LN Retrofit bearing installed by a local shop at 83,845 KM (52,400 Miles). I had this done because my wife and i are planning a long west coast trip in June and I wanted no issues while on the road. New tires were put on last week as well as brake/clutch fluid change and a full bumper to bumper check done.

New clutch feels great. The old IMS bearing looked perfect and rotated very smoothly. I removed one of the seals and, although it had no grease in it, there was fresh oil inside. I change my oil at least every 5000 KM (3000 Miles) so this may have a lot to do with the pristine bearing. The seals were perfect with no signs of breakdown. The mechanic said the flange seal was not leaking and neither was the RMS. I now have a very expensive paper weight, two if you count the flange, but a load of anxiety off my shoulders.

The car had an IMS Guardian that had a slow leak that, under inspection, showed that the leak was coming from where the wire leads came out from the sender. It sealed fine at the sump plate, which is where i thought the leak might be coming from. The leads are fine all the way to the end plug connector but the insulation at the sender is worn away. Maybe heat? It was installed only last year so I am a little disappointed that this has happened. I still believe the Guardian is a good idea, not just to detect IMS early wear, but for any kind of ferrous metal in oil detection. The shop put in a magnetic plug in the mean time.

I will be contacting LN Engineering when i get my paper work together and try and get a replacement sending unit.

So here are a couple of pictures of old bearing and the Guardian if anyone is interested. Any marks on the seal are due to me using a pick to remove it. It was perfect before i pried it off. The bearing was marked NSK and made in Poland





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Old 04-29-2016, 07:00 PM   #2526
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Finally finished the roof rack for my Catrike Expedition today.

But first I had to overcome some obstacles. Like discovering that the previous owner (or dealer)
had replaced the driver side rear quarter panel. When I popped the side cover to install the Roof
Transport System rear mounting bracket, this is what I found:

Boxster missing hardware by Bill Salina, on Flickr

Had to special order the rivnuts (aka nutserts) from Porsche, drill 2 9mm holes in the quarter panel,
use a file to convert the holes to hexagon shaped holes, then used a revnut tool to install the rivnuts.
Finally got it to look like this:

IMG_2051 by Bill Salina, on Flickr

Installed the RTS, then installed my custom made Catrike roof rack onto the RTS. Took it out for a
ride around town at speeds up to 60 mph and everything checked out.

IMG_2053 by Bill Salina, on Flickr

Boxster Catrike Mount 1 by Bill Salina, on Flickr

IMG_2058 by Bill Salina, on Flickr

Each wheel is held held in place by two straps for redundancy/safety.
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Old 04-29-2016, 09:56 PM   #2527
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so I drove to work....

So I got her back together yesterday, and drove her to work today.
Beautiful day, of course my co-worker sent my to Home depot, lucky me, no top=no security. but no one bothered her. stuff fit inside easy....

got back to the site and big boss came by and (basically) fired me,
"leave the site, start your weekend early and report to the office on Monday, we'ill find something for you to do there"...
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:41 AM   #2528
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Washed it and this:


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Old 05-02-2016, 08:07 AM   #2529
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Love it! I've been looking for something to put on my spoiler for a while now.
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:17 PM   #2530
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Today was the 8 year anniversary of buying my 2002 Boxster. I have added a little over 85k miles and several modifications over that time, and I still enjoy every mile!
Day one pic:


What it looks like now:
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:51 AM   #2531
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drove around a real cutie pie,

she couldn't stop giggling the whole time
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Turned over 130K without changing the IMS, or RMS or AOS. That's a lot of S!
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:43 PM   #2533
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Also took a siesta on the sies de Mayo.
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:29 PM   #2534
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Oil Change and Inspection at Valvoline after replacing burnt out rear tail light bulb (Auto Zone 5007). $21 inspection + $79.99 synth oil change + $34.36 extra oil charge - $7 coupon.

They wanted to do tranny and rear differential for $59 each. I said no.
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:35 PM   #2535
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1. Took off my front bumper and replaced my horns. Nice to have a working horn and not be required to use my middle finger any more.

2. Recharged my AC system. Worked when I brought it in for repairs and didn't when it came out. Works fine now!
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:35 PM   #2536
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Today I also took off my front bumper cover as well. I did it to remove all the debris and dirt that was in the radiators. It doesn't show it that much in the pictures, but when I pulled the A/C condenser away from the radiator, about a pound and half of old leaves, dead bugs, and other junk fell out. I'm doing a track day in a few weeks, and it can't hurt to have the maximum airflow for cooling.

While I had the front bumper off, I also re-routed the emergency frunk release cable so it can now be reached through the front grille opening.

Yesterday I got new tires mounted! BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2's stock size in the rear, 225/45's in the front.


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Old 05-08-2016, 06:25 PM   #2537
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Today I also took off my front bumper cover as well. I did it to remove all the debris and dirt that was in the radiators. It doesn't show it that much in the pictures, but when I pulled the A/C condenser away from the radiator, about a pound and half of old leaves, dead bugs, and other junk fell out. I'm doing a track day in a few weeks, and it can't hurt to have the maximum airflow for cooling.

While I had the front bumper off, I also re-routed the emergency frunk release cable so it can now be reached through the front grille opening.
How tough was removing front to clean radiators? I need to do this.
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:44 PM   #2538
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They wanted to do tranny and rear differential for $59 each. I said no.
Unless you have tip the diff and transmission fluid are shared fluid, it is a transaxle. If you have a tip I think.you have to take quite a bit off to change the diff oil. Major bullet dodged and $$$ saved
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Old 05-08-2016, 06:47 PM   #2539
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It's a just a lot of screws. Pretty easy. There's a YouTube video on it. Install some mesh grills while you have the bumper off, and you won't have to do it again for a long while.


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Old 05-08-2016, 08:02 PM   #2540
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Cleaned my MAF, lubricated the top and clamshell mechanism.

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