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Old 11-16-2012, 08:06 AM   #241
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Time well spent

I had a few days off finally. Solved CEL for emissions control.Thanks for the postings on that issue. Major cleanup . Did the top with 303 this time to compare to rag top. Clay bar, Swirl remover Finishing glaze, coat of black color match wax, whew! Did the tow eye release cable. Thanks for the great posts on that. Took both front wheels off cleaned and painted rotor head and calipers and lug bolts. Thanks for the posts on that too. Rear wheels are next once I get the wheel locks off and throw them into a well. I think they are welded on. I have read the solutions here and will apply the knowledge when I have replacement lug bolts on hand. Search engine thanks again. Beautiful weather here. I went for a topdown drive to check bolt torque. Took almost 80 miles to be assured all was well.It runs like a scalded dog and looks like a Victoria's secret model.


Let the good times roll!

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #242
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Will do as soon as paint is done... I had done a trial fit before i took it in for paint and it fit like a glove... but i will post pics once its done

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Be sure to post some pictures of that diffuser once you get it installed. I have been thinking about it since it came out. Let us know if it fit without trimming/modification.

As for today, I took my daughter to school this AM in the Boxster. Top was up at 25deg, but it will be down this weekend as we are supposed to hit 50!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:26 AM   #243
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Installed the short shifter. Took a couple of hours and got the cables back in place perfectly.

Went for a nice drive, felt strange at first but after a half hour I love it.
Nice close pattern now, it feels great.

The old shifter in NOT going back on...

Shout out to Meir for taking my call, thanks for letting me bounce a install question off of you..

Anyone considering this mod, take your time and make sure you mark the cable positions with a marker prior to removal. I even took digital pictures to refer to to make sure.

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Enjoying the new shift, feels great..:dance:
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:54 PM   #244
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Wash and vaccum. Checked everything over. Ready for a practice day on Friday at Willow Springs Big track.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:14 PM   #245
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I had a few days off finally. Solved CEL for emissions control.Thanks for the postings on that issue. Major cleanup . Did the top with 303 this time to compare to rag top. Clay bar, Swirl remover Finishing glaze, coat of black color match wax, whew! Did the tow eye release cable. Thanks for the great posts on that. Took both front wheels off cleaned and painted rotor head and calipers and lug bolts. Thanks for the posts on that too. Rear wheels are next once I get the wheel locks off and throw them into a well. I think they are welded on. I have read the solutions here and will apply the knowledge when I have replacement lug bolts on hand. Search engine thanks again. Beautiful weather here. I went for a topdown drive to check bolt torque. Took almost 80 miles to be assured all was well.It runs like a scalded dog and looks like a Victoria's secret model.


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Looks fantastic!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #246
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Spent another 2 hours, trying to figure out how to add LED bulbs to my DEPO rear lights.
After slicing, cutting, adding relays, adding load resistors.....
I found out the polarity in my car is reversed
No way of having a standard LED bulb to work, without totally rewireng the whole assembly.
So I ended up fixing my neighbor convertible top, and relplaced the rubber trim on my aftermarket speedster humps.
Enjoyed my day after all
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #247
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November Ohio sunshine

We went for a drive down Riverview road from Brecksville down to Akron. It's a nice scenic road that parallels the Ohio and Erie canal most of the way. We stopped at an estate sale and found several boxes of wine bottles. We just looked into making wine and needed the bottles. It's amazing how many bottles will fit in the 986 trunks.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:37 PM   #248
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Had to run a few errands this morning, and for no good reason other than I want to drive it as much as possible before the snow flies, I took the Boxster. Everything was great until I was approaching a right hand turn from the right lane on a 4 lane street (2 lanes each direction).

The driver of an SUV traveling in the same direction but in the left lane lost interest in staying in her lane and abruptly moved into mine. I was about four feet from her rear bumper and gaining on her at the time. No turn signal, nothing - just turned into my path.

Hit the brakes hard and swerved. She must have glanced in her outside mirror as she made her move, because she abruptly swerved back into her lane as I was skidding to a stop.

It was close. I gathered myself, drove past her, and made my turn. Never - ever - forget to drive defensively!
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #249
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I tore into my first Boxster for the first time today. Its new to me with 79k on the clock so I though I should give it a good once over.

This is my first mid engine car owning/working on. I accessed the engine for the first time today wich was a bit of a dance but thanks to my 101 book I got through it.

While I had the engine cover off I sprayed some orange cleaner and give it all a good wipe. I checked the air cleaner. Cleaned the intake tubes and throttle body, which was gunked up. Installed new oil cooler o-rings.

I climbed under and installed a new engine mount. I left the dust covers off accidently, hopefully not a big deal. While I was under I tracked down a heat shield rattle.

I installed clear side markers.Popped the headlights out to troubleshoot dim lights.Popped out the headlight switch from the dash. I have to order a new one.

I have to say this is a fun car to work on and very well made. all in all a productive weekend. I've got some parts to order and I'm looking forward to next weekend.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:04 AM   #250
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Cracked a rim today Result a blown tire on a motorway thank god I was in the slow lane I'd hate to think what would have happened if I was in the fast lane.

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Old 11-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #251
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I tore into my first Boxster for the first time today. Its new to me with 79k on the clock so I though I should give it a good once over.

This is my first mid engine car owning/working on. I accessed the engine for the first time today wich was a bit of a dance but thanks to my 101 book I got through it.

While I had the engine cover off I sprayed some orange cleaner and give it all a good wipe. I checked the air cleaner. Cleaned the intake tubes and throttle body, which was gunked up. Installed new oil cooler o-rings.

I climbed under and installed a new engine mount. I left the dust covers off accidently, hopefully not a big deal. While I was under I tracked down a heat shield rattle.

I installed clear side markers.Popped the headlights out to troubleshoot dim lights.Popped out the headlight switch from the dash. I have to order a new one.

I have to say this is a fun car to work on and very well made. all in all a productive weekend. I've got some parts to order and I'm looking forward to next weekend.

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Sounds like you had an great time! Nice job. For how buried the engine is on this car, it is amazingly not that hard to do many repairs. The spark plugs on my 4 cyl Ford Ranger were more difficult.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #252
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #253
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I bought myself some new Porsche Wheels and 19* Inch Michelin Tires.
To make up for a cracked rim and blown tire I had a few days ago.




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Old 11-23-2012, 04:05 AM   #254
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Put on my hardtop yesterday morning. Later regretted it when the sun was shining and the temperature here (Pittsburgh, PA) was in the low 60s.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:33 AM   #255
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Took to mechanic for Thanksgiving Day CEL.........
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #256
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Spent the day racing at Willow Springs Big track. Perfect day - clear, sunny, 75F, light wind, and all of the track time I wanted.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:13 AM   #257
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thank pro huong dan tiep nhe..
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #258
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I bought myself some new Porsche Wheels and 19* Inch Michelin Tires.
To make up for a cracked rim and blown tire I had a few days ago.




I think that those new wheels look much better than the older ones. Nice look!
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:52 AM   #259
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I think that those new wheels look much better than the older ones. Nice look!
+1 Excellent choice, mate!
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