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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-26-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By jcslocum
Doug, We had a bad oil cooler on our 2.7 that...

Doug, We had a bad oil cooler on our 2.7 that leaked oil into the water. It was easy to pull and pressure test, so you should do that first before installing a new cooler. It takes just a few minutes...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-28-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,571
Posted By jcslocum
The oil cooler is a good spot to check for...

The oil cooler is a good spot to check for failure, We dad this in our Box but it was very slight milky stuff on the cap and we could see oil floating in the water. Remove it, fill 1 part with water...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-11-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By jcslocum
Those mechanical items listed if the are...

Those mechanical items listed if the are shot/loose will all contribute to the issue. The tie rod ends helped with only 1 part of the system. The next to replace are the strut mounts, and then work...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-31-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,025
Posted By jcslocum
My biggest issue with the fix was that they...

My biggest issue with the fix was that they didn't test drive it enough to know they didn't fix the problem. THEY made a few guesses and replaced parts that "probably" should have been replaced. Now...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-27-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By jcslocum
At 2K I would buy it and figure it out, but that...

At 2K I would buy it and figure it out, but that is me.

It's not been said yet: There is nothing more expensive than a cheep Porsche.

This is a real and true statement. I have not followed this...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2017, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By jcslocum
You can disassemble the unit and lube it. After...

You can disassemble the unit and lube it. After many years the grease goes hard and the mechanism will get slow. It's not real hard to do and should fix your issues.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-04-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By jcslocum
I don't see the rear main leaks getting on the...

I don't see the rear main leaks getting on the exhaust headers or cats. The is more likely a spark plug boot leak or valve cover.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-13-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By jcslocum
Did you look at the water pump while under...

Did you look at the water pump while under there?? Check it for coolant stains in or around there and the thermostat.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-09-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,548
Posted By jcslocum
Had a boat before?? It will make the Box look...

Had a boat before?? It will make the Box look CHEAP to take care of. :-)

What kind of boat??

A hole in the water, surrounded by wood/FG/Alum into which you pour money.

I'm a long time...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-01-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By jcslocum
Squeaky Belt

Hello all!!

The box has been running well for the past months, so nothing to report on...until now that is. We have a squeaking serpentine belt issue and need some info on the crank pulley.

We...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By jcslocum
It's a very easy swap tp do, really. Ot's right...

It's a very easy swap tp do, really. Ot's right on top of the engine on the drivers side (USA) and has easy access. The engine uses an oil to water heat-exchanger not like you are thinking, and air...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-20-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By jcslocum
Great story!! As Robert said, no pics, didn't...

Great story!! As Robert said, no pics, didn't happen :-)

In this case, its better to be lucky than good. These are excellent cars and you will enjoy it immensely.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-12-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,132
Posted By jcslocum
Tom, Is there a typical failure mode that...

Tom,

Is there a typical failure mode that can be inspected for wear/potential failure?? Maybe with a boroscope? Oil test, etc...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By jcslocum
There is a nut on the back side, 15mm I think, so...

There is a nut on the back side, 15mm I think, so the whole thing may be turning. Sounds like you have to tighten the bolt up a bit to get it to loosen the spring. Slip the 15mm open end on the back...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2017, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,978
Posted By jcslocum
Is it possible to see a picture of just how low...

Is it possible to see a picture of just how low the car is?? This issue shouldn't really make the car unstable and have no grip. A pic from the side would be helpful
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By jcslocum
Just replace what is deemed bad. Inspect the...

Just replace what is deemed bad. Inspect the coils closely for cracks.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-29-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By jcslocum
I wouldn't pay him anything, not because he had...

I wouldn't pay him anything, not because he had issues, but the invoice is a bit of nonsense. Along with 10 qts. of oil, there is 2.5 hours to replace a timing chin tensioner?? This takes 15 minutes...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-21-2017, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By jcslocum
If it's the CPS, then no, no damage will be done...

If it's the CPS, then no, no damage will be done trying to start. It may start when cold but fail when hot. This is a common-ish symptom. Pretty easy to replace it from the pass side wheel well.
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-08-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By jcslocum
This is the one I use the most. Variable focus...

This is the one I use the most. Variable focus and long battery life.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0171K1HT4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-07-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,113
Posted By jcslocum
There is an SAI "fooler" being made by a member...

There is an SAI "fooler" being made by a member for testing purposes only!!

Particlewave. Do search.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,534
Posted By jcslocum
You can trust Woody with used parts. He's been a...

You can trust Woody with used parts. He's been a supplier to us and we have always been treated VERY well. Don't get overcharged with "factory" parts....
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-29-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By jcslocum
Can you post a picture???

Can you post a picture???
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-28-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By jcslocum
#2 is the issue. Pump bleed with a thinner block...

#2 is the issue. Pump bleed with a thinner block of wood in there instead of the pad. K
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-25-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By jcslocum
If the cat is fried then the 02 sensor will still...

If the cat is fried then the 02 sensor will still be working to correct the A/F ratio. It should not just sit still. You can find 02 sensors less expensive. They are literally all the same with a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,443
Posted By jcslocum
Woody can let you know as he buys wrecks or...

Woody can let you know as he buys wrecks or roller to part out.
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