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Old 03-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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How do I de-snorkle my amber?

Just bought a 1999 Boxster with 224 miles on it. (Stole it for 32K) I was wondering with this kind of low miles, should I de-snorkle the amber or MAF the IMS? Thanks.
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Must be something in the water in Indy.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
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Depends... do you have the Charlie Chan AOS?
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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Depends... do you have the Charlie Chan AOS?
Yes...and the Margaret Mead MAF...
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Good god man! Do you know what would happen if you desnorkled your amber? DO NOT try this. Worse than crossing the streams.
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At very least, with that low mileage, I'd make sure the blinker and headlight fluids have been flushed, and the muffler bearings have been adequately serviced.
No substitute for a good PPI.
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waste of time..

a car with amber is only noticeably slower in a 1/4 mile. On a proper track with a variety of corners the difference is down to the driver. Unless it's a right hand drive car and the guy has a manly moustache like Nigel Mansell.
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WOW! Sounds like you got a great deal! The main thing to be concerned about with the early low mileage Boxsters would be the flux capacitor.
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Have you tried the popular cigarette lighter delete ?
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And now I remember why this blog is so helpful to new owners. We are one very helpful brain trust.
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Just bought a 1999 Boxster with 224 miles on it. (Stole it for 32K) I was wondering with this kind of low miles, should I de-snorkle the amber or MAF the IMS? Thanks.

I wouldn't bother, it's a total loss..............
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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I wouldn't bother, it's a total loss..............
That is what I was thinking. I got a call from a guy in North Korea who wanted to know if it was warhead ready...I told him I did not know.
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Oh it's warhead ready - problem is that it's likely to detonate without warning. They all come with an Intercontinenetal Missile System, generally referred to as the IMS.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #17
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I think you need to add the top with the PDK window.
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The turn signal semaphores should be lubricated every 6 months or 6 thousand miles, whichever comes first.
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At very least, with that low mileage, I'd make sure the blinker and headlight fluids have been flushed, and the muffler bearings have been adequately serviced.
No substitute for a good PPI.
But, don't forget to use genuine Porsche blinker fluid.
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The only mod to consider is:

A the 'low temperature Pss9 pulley' - Job done!
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