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Old 04-16-2018, 08:24 PM   #4161
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Let it sit in the garage after enjoying the heck out of it the last few day...
How can an 18 year old be this great?
Oh my....by bad.

I mean "Like OMG!!, Like you perv!!" Like , Like, Like.

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Old 04-17-2018, 02:22 AM   #4162
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I filed the opening in the 2DIN stereo frame to fit the Android head unit I installed before winter. Looks a lot better now. Didn't take any pictures, though...
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Old 04-17-2018, 09:31 AM   #4163
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Hershey!

Took Thursday off to get the 2004 anniv. #371 ready for Porsche extravaganza!
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Old 04-17-2018, 04:30 PM   #4164
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I backed into a tree

Just wanted to share my little mishap with you all.

Iíve been sort of laid up on and off the net so to speak since February. My 99 Boxster has over 312,000 miles and I think one or more of my spark plug tubes maybe leaking. I have the replacement tubes with seals. I just havenít had time to replace the bad tubes yet. I went home to check my mail and up date my yard work to do list. Well as I was leaving, the car stalled and I backed into a tree. I now need a passenger side tail light assembly and a new rear bumper. I just ordered a tail light from Kirby in Tyler, Texas. So I should be legal again within a week. I will go to Woody for a bumper and (I cannot believe I am saying this), but I will go get a super cheap paint job via MACCO. My next objective is 400,000 miles!

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I mounted the freshly painted summer wheels, and went for a drive. Here's a teaser of my battle scarred front bumper, rally lights and wheels. Head over to Show and Tell for the bigger picture (pun intended)

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Old 04-18-2018, 11:54 AM   #4166
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Deleted my headlight washers. Never really thought they looked that good poking out of there.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:08 PM   #4167
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Deleted my headlight washers. Never really thought they looked that good poking out of there. http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/WP_20180418_00_33_15_Pro_3_1524077628.jpg
This is on my list.


Today I drove it to work for the first time this year.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:24 PM   #4168
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This is on my list.


Today I drove it to work for the first time this year.

If you don't mind waiting a couple weeks for delivery, they are on Ebay. New Magneti Marelli both sides for under $60. shipped from Latvia.

Good price I thought.

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Old 04-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #4169
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The weather has finally turned to spring up here and I got my baby back on the road. This is the latest in April that I have brought it out from its deep sleep. It was like winter would never end. Car is running very well, only the slightest puff of blue on start up. Looking forward to the next 6 months or so of permasmile.
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Old 04-21-2018, 07:31 PM   #4170
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Installed a 997 shifter. I also used the 997 shift adjustment tool. My black cable was dead on, but the blue cable was off 4 notches.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:45 AM   #4171
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Bit of an ongoing project but made a significant step forward today.

Got the cats out, the nuts were rusted to bits and starting to blow on right side. A complete nightmare of a job but possible without removing the rear bumper and box or muffler in US speak.

Donít know if I will bother replacing the main heat shields as they are shot, the others Iíll get tack welded to stop the rattles. New sensors to fit also. Next job is to press out the studs and get out the old sensors - that should be fun!!






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Old 04-22-2018, 07:44 PM   #4172
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Changed the filter and transmission fluid in the Tiptronic. No shifting issues prior to the change, but the car just turned over 99,000. miles and a change was due. The old filter I removed had a production date of 1999 on it and the car is a 1998. So I assume the filter was changed at some point previously. I'm going to do the fuel filter next, ran out of time this weekend.
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Got CEL P1276 and P0153 errors this week, ordered the pre O2 sensors based on the error codes. Got them Friday and just put them in this morning. Afterwards, took it out for breakfast with the wife with the top down, and ran around town today. It ran great and I missed driving her around while waiting for the O2 sensors, since I didnt want to take a chance damaging the catís with the codes.
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Bit of an ongoing project but made a significant step forward today.

Got the cats out, the nuts were rusted to bits and starting to blow on right side. A complete nightmare of a job but possible without removing the rear bumper and box or muffler in US speak.

Donít know if I will bother replacing the main heat shields as they are shot, the others Iíll get tack welded to stop the rattles. New sensors to fit also. Next job is to press out the studs and get out the old sensors - that should be fun!!






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Nice lift! If I may ask, from where and how much?

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Old 04-23-2018, 07:55 AM   #4175
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Bit of an ongoing project but made a significant step forward today.
When you have a minute, could you please measure the c/c distance of the broken flange bolts as shown in this picture of yours:



They should be either about 65 mm or else around 74 mm.

Doing some R&D research.

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:25 AM   #4176
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Nice lift! If I may ask, from where and how much?

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Iím in Ireland so got the lift from the UK. Not sure where you are but here is the link http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/scissor-car-lifts/


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Old 04-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #4177
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Iím in Ireland so got the lift from the UK. Not sure where you are but here is the link http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/scissor-car-lifts/


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Oh well, I'm here in Pennsylvania. USA but thanks!

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Old 04-23-2018, 01:42 PM   #4178
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Oh well, I'm here in Pennsylvania. USA but thanks!

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Itís a made in China one so probably someone doing them that side of the pond. I think I found the OEM so will have a look again and send you the info. Maybe you can ask them if they have someone in the US. I looked at a few and like this one as it had heavier side members and was open at rear and front for Center access.




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Old 04-23-2018, 11:43 PM   #4179
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When you have a minute, could you please measure the c/c distance of the broken flange bolts as shown in this picture of yours:







They should be either about 65 mm or else around 74 mm.



Doing some R&D research.



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Just put a ruler on the gaskets and the look like 75mm between centres.


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Old 04-24-2018, 04:12 AM   #4180
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Just put a ruler on the gaskets and the look like 75mm between centres.
That's interesting, I would have thought it would have been the 65 mm version since yours is (I assume) a Euro spec car.

One final (easy) question: Do your exhaust manifolds have the built-in catalytic convertors, or are they the non-cat 3-tubes-into-1 version?

Thanks, with apologies for the slight thread detour - DM

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