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Old 09-17-2018, 08:37 PM   #4521
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Turns out we had a professional photographer waiting for us at Hawk’s Nest.



Great run with great HVRPCA friends!


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Old 09-17-2018, 08:40 PM   #4522
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Awesome! Looks like a good time! What region is "HV"?

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:44 PM   #4523
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Awesome! Looks like a good time! What region is "HV"?

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Hi Maytag. It was a great day, thanks. We’re Zone 1, Hudson Valley Region, NY
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:52 AM   #4524
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Went for an early morning run up the mountains. Beautiful in the early autumn sun.

The 986 was built for these narrow twisty undulating roads, effortless driving and just magic the way it flows along them, you can’t help but smile. Good for the soul!!


















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Old 09-23-2018, 07:59 AM   #4525
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Led the HVR-PCA TasteNY -> Lime Rock Race Park driving tour and participated in the Taste of the Track event. A great time was had by all!








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Old 09-23-2018, 12:10 PM   #4526
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Sorry have been inactive for awhile but just got my Boxster a new stable mate!



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Old 09-23-2018, 12:17 PM   #4527
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Sorry have been inactive for awhile but just got my Boxster a new stable mate!
Your post reminded me of a decade ago....

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Your post reminded me of a decade ago....

can never go wrong with alpine white!
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #4529
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can never go wrong with alpine white!
This was during our "transition period" from BMW to Porsche/Audi. At the time this was taken, we also had a white X3 (which replaced our black X5) and about a year prior bought a A6. Since this time, the Boxster replaced the Z4, the X3 was replaced by a Q5 and we swapped the A6 for a S5...but it's still white.
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:54 AM   #4530
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Did my first autocross yesterday with PCA Central Wisconsin. Took me awhile to figure out what I was doing, but the experienced guys were all really helpful. After this, I feel like the best performance mod I could do to my car would be a short shifter.

Got a video with my tow hook-mounted camera:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hqIbCqqSDA
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Started my (sob!) annual "start getting ready for winter storage" routine... washed and waxed it well, gazed at it in admiration, conditioned the leather on a beautiful, cool clear day so, when it comes out of storage the end of March, I won't need to do all that when the weather will probably be nasty. Next step is a very thorough interior detail. Then all I'll need to do the last week in October is add Stabil to the gas tank, pump up the tires, and drive it to the storage facility I use where I will gaze at it lovingly one last time, take out the battery, cover it and put the battery on the maintainer at home and start crossing out the days until takeout day.

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Old 09-29-2018, 10:50 AM   #4532
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New shoes, the Michelin PS just do not last. Went with a set of Falken Ziex ZE950 AS since they are suppose to last over 40k miles, which at the rate I drive my 986 could be well over 20 years...

Lets see how they last on the track!
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Old 09-29-2018, 01:27 PM   #4533
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What did you do with/to your Boxster today?

Got my 2001 S cluster leds swapped out to blue. I hated the stock orange/yellow color. Just have the seat control switch box to finish my interior color swap.

I did pull a shaft out of my speedo stepper motor and had to solder a new motor on the board after finding where to buy one online.

Hardest part was getting the needles positioned right on re-assembly.

I got a 996 cluster still in the box from somebody on eBay for cheap and want to change the leds out but thought I should try getting it done on the 986 cluster first.

Thanks particlewave for your posts on the subject.






Full disclosure this was a couple of months ago.

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Old 09-29-2018, 02:27 PM   #4534
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Well done on the blue LEDs in your gauges, they look awesome!
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Old 09-29-2018, 04:06 PM   #4535
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Felt bad for it

It is up on jack stands waiting for a new water pump and AOS and control arms....tires and a 4 wheel alignment......working two jobs and never any time

All the parts just sitting there next to it.......Sad
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Changed AOS, EVAP Purge valve, oil and filter.....fun times
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Changed AOS, EVAP Purge valve, oil and filter.....fun times
I need to start thinking about changing my AOS, I know it's coming... Any words of wisdom to us who are not looking forward to it? Is it easier to get to it by removing the front engine panel?
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I need to start thinking about changing my AOS, I know it's coming... Any words of wisdom to us who are not looking forward to it? Is it easier to get to it by removing the front engine panel?
I didn't remove the front panel. I did it from the top and bottom. I took off the top hose from the top. I did the bottom hose, the bellows and the bolts from the bottom. I jacked it up and took the wheel off. I removed the AOS from the top. Then just reverse order to put the new one in. It's a PITA for sure, it took me like 3 hours to do the AOS, purge valve and oil change. Have fun.
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I need to start thinking about changing my AOS, I know it's coming... Any words of wisdom to us who are not looking forward to it? Is it easier to get to it by removing the front engine panel?
As Tommy said, access is from the top and bottom, nothing to gain by removing the front access panel. Be careful with the squeeze connectors on the AOS plastic hoses, they can be brittle. I have a thread on this somewhere in the tech and perf topic IIRC. You should be able to find my post along with many others regarding the AOS replacement through the search function. Also, there are some videos on utube.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:48 PM   #4540
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Got my 01 S a Hard Top

After searching for almost 6 month on CL, I found the hardtop and in the right color.
Thanks to Tony for hooking me up with a pristine top, with the ski roof mount option.

Got lucky finding this on CL.

Ready for the winter now. Ready to go.

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