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Old 07-28-2019, 06:23 PM   #5161
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Whew, what a pain and what a relief but at last the leaking tank is out. Thanks to all who had been there done that and documented their trials and tribulations on the forum. I disconnected all the hoses on the engine side with the vehicle on the ground then pulled the tank plus the remnant hoses into the trunk. The remote clamp tool was a lifesaver. Sort of feels like a Boxster right of passage.

Congrats Alex! I remember doing this job. Old tank out without much of an issue. I fought with the New tank connections for hours before getting things buttoned up. I would have dreaded having to do it again! The 996 had the tank and WP done about a year ago so I should be go to go!

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Old 07-31-2019, 12:04 PM   #5162
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Replaced broken Upper Dipstick Tube. Removing the J-Tube helps with access.
I thought the trunk end "clipped" into the dipstick hole, but actually, you put tension on it when the rubber grommet is positioned in the firewall.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:16 PM   #5163
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Replaced trunk lock actuator. The old one was acting wonky; It would pull the lock open, but on subsequent presses of the fob, it would not move all the way, then moved less and less. If I let it cool off, it would work.
Got a pre-owned part for $26 shipped. Better than $100. Works like a champ.
My car has the Aero Kit, so the latch is different than some pics I've seen...


Didn't have an 11mm, and the nut was spinning...



Removed the cover


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Old 07-31-2019, 02:09 PM   #5164
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Replaced the front speakers in the dash . Bought Cerwin Vega H740's online for $40.00 shipped to my door . Modified the factory mounts they fit and sound great ! Old one's literally fell apart when I touched them . Next up replace all four rotors and pads .
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:16 PM   #5165
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I just bought dash and door speakers and an amp from Crutchfield today to upgrade the audio.

Recently replaced the front rotors and made this DIY. https://youtu.be/2UpNTa90k2U
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:27 PM   #5166
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Last weekend did new rotors and pads in all four corners. Just got two used dash speakers to disassemble and install a couple pioneer 4" speakers. Did those today and tomorrow while its raining doing the install and replacing door speakers and running new wiring to the trunk for a upgraded amp.
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:46 AM   #5167
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I got my car back from the shop, again, after the clutch hydraulic failure. It turns out the hydraulic line burst/broke while I was driving. The shop replaced the line with a new one, but the connections are now different at the slave cylinder... so I have a new one of those as well. The repairs didn't take long, but they left some air in the system, I believe, so the clutch wasn't engaging or disengaging in the right position (way too low). I took it back in and they flushed the system. Now it feels right again. Alles gut.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:32 AM   #5168
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Replace my 11/12 dated battery. Pep Boys has 25% off batteries if you buy online and pick up in store.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:43 PM   #5169
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I finally got around to cleaning all the goo off the two knobs of my CDR 23 radio with denatured alcohol. The power/volume button wasn't too bad since I use it more often, but they both needed it. Now they are clean and look great!

I also installed the Track Addict app on my iPhone, bought a 10 ft iPhone lightning cable, a Veepeak OBD II BLE Scanner and some additional RAM Mount hardware. I can now mount my iPhone on my Brey-Krause rollbar extension and take videos at HPDE's. I made a test video driving around my neighborhood and it came out pretty good. The Veepeak was easy to link to the iPhone and to Track Addict. Track Addict intuits what gear you are in for the display and it has options to adjust it up and down, I'm still tweaking that to see what works best. Using the camera on the front of the iPhone the vibration from the motion stability is eliminated. It's not high tech but for less than $100 for everything I can make some simple track videos and I'm happy. I went with Track Addict rather than Harry's Lap Timer as it was cheaper and from my research it seemed Track Addict was easier to use the GPS outside of racetracks, so I can use it at autocrosses if I do any of those.

The Veepeak also works as an OBD scanner and can supposedly clear codes with an OBD scanner app that I installed on my phone. I;ll leave the code investigation and clearing to my shop though!
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:22 AM   #5170
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Finally got to the Porsche dealership and had my new key fob programmed for my car. New key fob cost me $155.53 and programming it cost me $153.27 for a cost of $308.80 in total.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:12 PM   #5171
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Water pump and belt.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:03 PM   #5172
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I spent the day driving at Watkins Glen, the first day of three. There is a lot to learn here, lots more changes in n elevation than the other tracks I have driven.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:05 PM   #5173
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I spent the day driving at Watkins Glen, the first day of three. There is a lot to learn here, lots more changes in n elevation than the other tracks I have driven.
Iíve only driven the Glen on x-box! Haha. Some good elevation changes at Tremblant though. I should check out Watkins Glen, thereís a number of guys from Rennsport who go down. Itís not really that far.
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:48 PM   #5174
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replaced broken button on key-fob. Ah, the luxury of unlocking the car before betting to it.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:55 PM   #5175
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Replaced broken brass retaining nuts for the roof latch with steel rivet nuts. Pretty easy, though I didn't get all of the old pieces out. Now I can put the top up again, hope I don't have annoying rattling going on...
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:50 AM   #5176
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Got it just about where it needs to be based on the BlackStone report. So far, so good...

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Old 08-12-2019, 11:05 AM   #5177
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Lightly, 3000, wet sanded and buffed. Really happy with this job. I need to sand more to get some dust out but I couldn't deal with sanding through it so soon. Numbers are just laying there. Figuring out where I want them and getting the straight will take me hours.
I would prefer the name PORSCHE on the back....Let the people know what it is. I have the PORSCHE template with the proper curve is interested....Here's what mine looks like. Purchased the Letters which are the same as the Panamera and painted them the same color and the Boxster S emblem.....Had a lot of comments on the site.

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Old 08-13-2019, 02:20 PM   #5178
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Finished putting a NEW Robbins top on my 1999 Boxie. I DID IT MYSELF!

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Old 08-15-2019, 04:57 PM   #5179
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Just finished installing new rotors and pads, flushed the brakes and clutch, took advantage of having the wheels off to give them a proper cleaning and wax, wheels look new
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:16 PM   #5180
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Finished putting a NEW Robbins top on my 1999 Boxie. I DID IT MYSELF!

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Good job! Got any pics?

I'm a DIYer for a lot of things, but putting on a new top makes me uneasy.

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