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Forum: DIY Project Guides Yesterday, 07:16 PM
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Posted By 78F350
Looks good Fred. I'm just casually following...

Looks good Fred. I'm just casually following along waiting 'till it's time to place an order. I'll want two or three. Maybe four. I really regret buying *only* one set of the headlights.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-19-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By 78F350
This thread needs Pics... ...

This thread needs Pics...

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/hallett1579464453.jpg

For me, having a purpose for the project gives me motivation and a pace. Building for an event is fun for me...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By 78F350
Just to note: Woody knows a lot more about this...

Just to note: Woody knows a lot more about this stuff than I ever will and I value his advice above mine. The thing about it is that in a case like this, he could spend an hour with a slide hammer...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,277
Posted By 78F350
What makes it 'good'? How often should we...

What makes it 'good'? How often should we calibrate them? Should I use a Stahlwille on my 46,000 mile '04 S SE and just use a HF $9.99 special on the 184,000 mile '97?

From testing and reviews...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By 78F350
The sheet metal panels are spot welded and...

The sheet metal panels are spot welded and sealed. The welds can be drilled and welding the new part on fills the holes.

I think that it would be best to have the shop/person that is repairing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By 78F350
It can be removed and replaced. I just scrapped a...

It can be removed and replaced. I just scrapped a car that had the whole front end intact. I think that you or a body shop can find a front tub in Toronto that could be parted. The skilled labor...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,277
Posted By 78F350
In most cases, Yes. Scattered across...

In most cases, Yes.



Scattered across the threads in this forum, you will find the stories of sad and anguished people who had a 3.2L engine fail and looked at what had to be done to swap in...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,277
Posted By 78F350
It is said that a cheap Porsche can be a lot more...

It is said that a cheap Porsche can be a lot more expensive than a well sorted one. If you have never had hands on one and taken it apart to see what makes it tick (usually a stuck lifter, but could...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-16-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By 78F350
In most US states a salvaged car must be...

In most US states a salvaged car must be inspected to certify that the car is restored to safe condition to be back on the road. Find out Toronto's standards (Body shop should know) and you may be...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-16-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By 78F350
I just shipped some stuff and ran your numbers in...

I just shipped some stuff and ran your numbers in FedEx. That 60" long really costs, but that box isn't getting smaller. ~$185 for "Home Delivery" (ground).
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-16-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By 78F350
My standards are probably a lot lower than...

My standards are probably a lot lower than Mike's, but if I had that it would be a parts car. That damage is more than I'd want to take on with a BFH and more expensive than I'd want to pay a shop to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-15-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 559,366
Posted By 78F350
I took the 'muffler' off and sent it to Hasbro to...

I took the 'muffler' off and sent it to Hasbro to help him lighten his car. I kind of miss it already even though I wasn't driving that car for the last few months. I think I'll make another.
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Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 01-09-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By 78F350
...and today we have rain. The top looks good and...

...and today we have rain. The top looks good and should keep the interior dry. I'm not going to put the hard top back on until after I finish going over the engine maintenance.
...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 01-08-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,064
Posted By 78F350
Depending on the wheels you have and the size of...

Depending on the wheels you have and the size of your hands, you may not need to lift any of them up. I have flushed my brakes by positioning the car so that I could just reach between the spokes...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 01-08-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By 78F350
Today I swapped the top with the almost new one...

Today I swapped the top with the almost new one that came from another car (http://986forum.com/forums/605800-post29.html) I bought last year. In the process I found that both the arms for the...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-06-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,920
Posted By 78F350
My comments deleted as a courtesy to mike928-32...

My comments deleted as a courtesy to mike928-32 valve. Per his request.

Not because:

We comment in for sale threads all the time.

Here's the rules and they aren't enforced:
...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 01-06-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 69,285
Posted By 78F350
If you remove the seat and get access to the blue...

If you remove the seat and get access to the blue connector for the immobilizer/central locking module, you can power the latch mechanism directly. Shown in this video:
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-06-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By 78F350
They are terrible cars. The plastics crumble if...

They are terrible cars. The plastics crumble if you touch them. The adhesive used hold the interior together lasted 10 years at best. The cast aluminum oil pan is designed to be the first point of...
Forum: Boxsters and Cayman Cars for Sale or Wanted 01-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By 78F350
No doubt you'll enjoy a 986 and there are some...

No doubt you'll enjoy a 986 and there are some good ones that come up in your price range.

My question back at you is about the Cayenne; I've had an '04 that I've thoroughly enjoyed, but I'm ready...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-04-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 22,644
Posted By 78F350
Hi Dave, I don't need one at the moment, but I'm...

Hi Dave, I don't need one at the moment, but I'm still seriously considering it. I'll reply to your email within the next few days.
Can this work with both the 40 Valve and 32 Valve engines? Very...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 01-03-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,037
Posted By 78F350
Just a random resurrection, because there's lots...

Just a random resurrection, because there's lots of good 10+ year old threads that are still relevant.
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 01-02-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By 78F350
I haven't done any work on it yet other than a...

I haven't done any work on it yet other than a very simple PPI (Post Purchase Inspection) Here's some basics:


Oil leaks from most of the spark plug tubes.
Oil on top of the engine looks...
Forum: Show and Tell Gallery 01-02-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By 78F350
My Red '97

I was looking on Craigslist and the Facebook market for a cheap Honda Fit for my youngest daughter. She's been driving one of my '99 Boxsters and I thought that a Fit would be more practical. For a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-01-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By 78F350
My daughter, in her mid 20s, has been using one...

My daughter, in her mid 20s, has been using one of my '99s as her daily for a few years. It's a Tiptronic nearing 150k miles. It's been a good reliable car for her and if I wasn't maintaining it, it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-31-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 559,366
Posted By 78F350
Time for the green one to go... Today I flipped...

Time for the green one to go... Today I flipped it and stripped it.

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