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Old 01-13-2021, 02:53 PM   #21
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"Found out this evening that the mirror control trim panel was glued in place."
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As for motor mount...do it when you're ready but consider grouping it with WP and Thermostat.

On my old 2000S, the worn mount was felt at idle more than at higher RPM (which I did feel on a 98 Boxster with bad mount). With a good mount, I couldn't even tell my engine was running at idle.

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Old 01-13-2021, 03:25 PM   #22
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I get some clunking at low speeds when shifting. My initial research pointed at the mount. To be honest, with so little info on the car other than CarFax, there are a lot of things I want to replace.

But, the rear drop links, front outer tie rods, and rear brakes are things the Porsche SA mentioned and all either are confirmed bad(brakes) or feel bad(tie rods and drop links).

I don't need a regulator for now. I added a couple of zip ties to the green grommet thingy and that seems to work for now. The window drops enough to clear the seals at least.

Yeah, one reason to delay the mount was to be able to do the WP and t-stat at the same time. I'm at $953 in parts so far this month. I think I'll find something that's $33 and call it a month lol!

I'll prob schedule the WP and stuff next month.

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Old 01-15-2021, 02:50 PM   #23
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Well, the excitement at doing some work tonight has turned into frustration. Whoever put on the wheels last torqued the unholy hell out of them. 3 of the wheel lock nuts came off with a little cajoling but the last one isn't budging even with a 2 foot breaker bar. I broke one extension already and the breaker bar was bending so much I was afraid it was going to snap.

All I have on hand is WD-40 so the threads are, hopefully, all soaking in that right now. Hopefully it works, if not, may just take it to a local shop tomorrow morning and see if they can remove them.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:58 PM   #24
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Got some of them off. And then broke a breaker bar lol! Getting a 3/8 vs 1/2 this time.
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:47 PM   #25
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Meant 1/2 vs 3/8, but whatever. I ended up getting another 3/8 and broke it too. Finally got the last one by jumping up and down on an old torque wrench that was way out of calibration anyway.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:08 AM   #26
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Well, the excitement at doing some work tonight has turned into frustration. Whoever put on the wheels last torqued the unholy hell out of them. 3 of the wheel lock nuts came off with a little cajoling but the last one isn't budging even with a 2 foot breaker bar. I broke one extension already and the breaker bar was bending so much I was afraid it was going to snap.
I hear you: air guns and idiots are a deadly combo. I had some "mechanic" strip a lug bolt on a Corrado years ago. I noticed a rattling when driving--with my three-year-old in the car. I was somewhat displeased. They bought me a new rotor.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:32 PM   #27
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Yup. Had a Z4 that was less than two years old. Had to replace a damaged run flat tire. I couldn't get the lugs loose for anything. Ended up at two tire shops before the second successfully loosened the lug nuts. Crazy!
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:52 AM   #28
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My son and I have finished up today. Everything done but the fuel filter. Just plain forgot about that one.

I got horrid noise from the left rear on a test drive, turned out to be a heat shield rubbing against the rotor. After a longer test drive, and bedding in the brakes, I'm getting a similar though not as harsh noise from the right rear. So, I may take off all of the wheels one by one and push the shields back as much as possible.

Other than that the car is much tighter with far less noise when going over bumps. Extremely happy with the changes.

I did notice the right rear strut made some noises when I loaded it to get the track arm on and the left rear didn't. I'm assuming that means at least one is bad. So those may be on the docket for getting fixed in the next month or so.


Phenomenal time with my son. He genuinely enjoys working on the car, and I genuinely enjoy the time spent with him. Win, win.
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:13 PM   #29
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Note to others. If you're letting your teenager help you for the first time, be more diligent at second checking them then I was lol! On the right rear brakes he put in one of the brake pads backwards. Honest mistake and one I should have caught before we buttoned it up.

All is now well with the car
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Old 01-22-2021, 05:18 AM   #30
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We had our first "warm" day here in FL, it hit 75. The result was the front of my Boxster sounding like a jet engine lol! Did some troubleshooting last night and the right cooling fan resistor is out I believe. Also, the left fan didn't make the same noise as the right, it was loud but not a whiny sound, so a new fan assembly is on its way.

Also, still getting some squeaky noises when going over bumps, nowhere near as bad as before, but I'm pretty sure it's either the struts themselves or maybe some plates at the top of the struts. Regardless, I'll be swapping those sometime soon.

Took the car on its longest drive with me yet, a quick trip from Orlando to Tampa, and other than the fan whine everything was great.

I jury rigged my phone holder. Had some thin, sticky backed, foam left over from something that I cut and placed at the top and bottom of the plug to help it fit tighter in the euro spec'd hole. That's when I found out the entire plug assembly rotated inside the dash. So, some duct tape wrapped around it held it in place on the back side and I finally have a stable mount for the phone.

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