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Old 05-15-2019, 02:49 PM   #1
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Looking for a shop in the San Francisco Bay Area that knows the 986 cars. I have a rattling sound that seems to come from the engine, but does not get louder with rpm. Hear it at idle but when I take off, think the regular engine noise drowns out the sound. Seems it could be chain tensioners or some part of that assembly. I dunno.
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Old 05-15-2019, 04:30 PM   #2
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Looking for a shop in the San Francisco Bay Area that knows the 986 cars. I have a rattling sound that seems to come from the engine, but does not get louder with rpm. Hear it at idle but when I take off, think the regular engine noise drowns out the sound. Seems it could be chain tensioners or some part of that assembly. I dunno.
I'd start by checking heat shields. on/around the exhaust. If you can, jack it up and put it on jack stands, then start tapping parts of the exhaust lightly with a rubber mallet to see if they rattle.
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Any shops in the North Bay?

Anyone have any experience with shops north of San Mateo, Berkeley area or Marin?
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:05 AM   #5
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I've used S-Car-Go in the past and have been happy with them. Nice people there. They are in San Rafael.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:13 PM   #6
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I've used S-Car-Go in the past and have been happy with them. Nice people there. They are in San Rafael.
yeah I thought about them. It looked like a 911 racing shop tho. Do you know if they see many Boxsters?
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