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Old 05-12-2019, 11:40 PM   #1
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Sometimes my Boxster drives me MAD!

Hi Chaps
Don't get me wrong I love my 2000S but sometimes I could easily punch it lol.

What should have been a simple service and brake disc and pad change has turned into a nightmare.

Rear brake discs, pads change: fine no probs

Front brake disc, pads change: Top caliper stud on each side of the car has decided to fuse themselves into the hub carrier to the extent it was nearly being the ratchet bar. Mechanic recons its not coming out without stripping the threads in the hub carrier....... grrrrrr

Going to order 2 new hub carriers from a breaker today.

Come to do the plugs, every one of the coil pacs are cracked, of course this is after the parts shops are closed. He put in the new plugs and sure enough its misfiring now so its car is not going anywhere until the coil packs arrive.

I sometimes think why do I bother.... then I look at it and remember why lol
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:05 AM   #2
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Cracked packs to not necessarily cause a misfire unless moisture gets in. You might verify that the connectors are securely clicked into place. This has happened to me in the past.
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And keep in mind you're dealing with a 19 yr old vehicle that may or may not have had regular maintenance. When maintenance items go past their replacement dates, funny stuff happens when you go in at a later date.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:10 AM   #4
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Cracked packs to not necessarily cause a misfire unless moisture gets in. You might verify that the connectors are securely clicked into place. This has happened to me in the past.
New OEM ones on the way, if they are cracked its probably only a matter of time. Iv owned her for 3 years and can't see myself ever selling her so may swell enjoy her at her best.
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And keep in mind you're dealing with a 19 yr old vehicle that may or may not have had regular maintenance. When maintenance items go past their replacement dates, funny stuff happens when you go in at a later date.
Ye its easy to forget just how old she is as she still looks like she has come out of the box for the most part. On the up side I paid 5100 for her 3 years ago and I bet she is still worth at least that.

Our family Passat has lost the price of the Boxster in depression in 4 years!.
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Front brake disc, pads change: Top caliper stud on each side of the car has decided to fuse themselves into the hub carrier to the extent it was nearly being the ratchet bar. Mechanic recons its not coming out without stripping the threads in the hub carrier....... grrrrrr

Going to order 2 new hub carriers from a breaker today.
Have your mechanic try welding a piece of metal bar to the caliper bolt, and use the metal bar's leverage to remove. Maybe a small sledge hammer to help it start turning a bit. Had the same situation and this worked for me. Save that hub carrier money and spend it on something nice on the car




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[QUOTE=husker boxster;594939]And keep in mind you're dealing with a 19 yr old vehicle that may or may not have had regular maintenance. When maintenance items go past their replacement dates, funny stuff happens when you go in at a later date.[/QUOTE


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Have your mechanic try welding a piece of metal bar to the caliper bolt, and use the metal bar's leverage to remove. Maybe a small sledge hammer to help it start turning a bit. Had the same situation and this worked for me. Save that hub carrier money and spend it on something nice on the car




He recons he can get it out but it will take the threads in the hub with it.

New hubs from breaker are only 30 each so its not too bad
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