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Forum: DIY Project Guides 07-31-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By lkchris
Iirc the type of plastic is actually molded into...

Iirc the type of plastic is actually molded into these parts ... to help recyclers.
Forum: DIY Project Guides 07-31-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By lkchris
New ones are $65. FYI these grilles are...

New ones are $65.

FYI these grilles are factory painted titanium silver when installed on S versions and then don’t biodegrade.
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-05-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By lkchris
A few years ago someone offered a genuine Porsche...

A few years ago someone offered a genuine Porsche hardtop shipping crate for sale. They wouldn't ship it.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-15-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By lkchris
On mine, I take off the entire surround (switch...

On mine, I take off the entire surround (switch mounts first) which then somehow makes it easier to detach the radio.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-27-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By lkchris
Ha, ha ... shame on you for thinking Porsche...

Ha, ha ... shame on you for thinking Porsche would install "cosmetic" bars.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-27-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By lkchris
A good upholstery shop can transfer the...

A good upholstery shop can transfer the leather/vinyl from the new seats to your old frames. The under padding too, if needed. They should verify functioning of the heating elements when doing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-27-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By lkchris
H6 is indeed the specified battery for a 986.

H6 is indeed the specified battery for a 986.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-27-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By lkchris
If you car is 2002 or earlier, the speakers in...

If you car is 2002 or earlier, the speakers in the door are already woofers and your stock amp is sending them only (or mostly) bass frequencies.

Radio-wise a 2003-4 car is apples/oranges...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-27-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By lkchris
Your "this harness" link isn't a link. To...

Your "this harness" link isn't a link.

To answer your question, we need to know year of car and radio options and do you have door speakers.

For cars up to 2003, there are indeed terminals on...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 02-25-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By lkchris
Just in case ... putting a 2003-4 top on an...

Just in case ... putting a 2003-4 top on an earlier 986 requires the frame mechanism from a 2003-4 as well as of course the canvas with window. There's an additional rib. It's a fabulous visual...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-13-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By lkchris
The best way to go is the OE top from 2003-4...

The best way to go is the OE top from 2003-4 models. It requires the frame too, but it all bolts up with no problem. Looks much better.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-13-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By lkchris
Mercedes used to recommend antiseize all over the...

Mercedes used to recommend antiseize all over the hub but then changed the recommendation to just on the wheel centering tabs. (It's tabs on Porsche as shown, on Mercedes it's a complete circle.)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By lkchris
With these cars it seems a major part of the...

With these cars it seems a major part of the wiring runs through the radio. Replace your OE radio with something else and you'll have problems.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-13-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By lkchris
Power is off when ignition is off.

Power is off when ignition is off.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-20-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By lkchris
Yes, the "computer" stalk just bolts on, no need...

Yes, the "computer" stalk just bolts on, no need to replace whole stalk unit. This is so much easier, it's economical to just throw the rest away if you have to purchase a (used) complete 4-stalk...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By lkchris
Hardtop Trim Question

The window for a 986 hardtop is available only with the gasket and "chrome" strip (S version) included. PET terms it "ready for installation."

Chrome strip on mine is sun damaged, but glass is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By lkchris
When you search PET, you'll find that the hardtop...

When you search PET, you'll find that the hardtop glass comes only with the rubber gasket attached. Therefore there are two part numbers, one for base models and the other for S models (with...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 10-30-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,775
Posted By lkchris
Maybe I didn't have to just replace my whole...

Maybe I didn't have to just replace my whole pedal assembly then. Great diagnosis and writeup.

I'm a little big and working under the dash of my Boxster seems it would be physical torture, so...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-30-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By lkchris
The spare tire plus wheel is the same diameter as...

The spare tire plus wheel is the same diameter as any Boxster standard wheel/tire specification. Doesn't matter if you have 16, 17, or 18 in wheels.

If you've mounted non oe-spec tires or...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By lkchris
Bentley manual is best by far. 101 book is a...

Bentley manual is best by far. 101 book is a sales tool as much as anything
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By lkchris
See (3) M008 means S. Titanium silver is the...

See (3) M008 means S. Titanium silver is the color name (also for your radiator grilles)

https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/pet/porsche/986/520u/805000/
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-16-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By lkchris
I bought a Durametric to enable OBC (on board...

I bought a Durametric to enable OBC (on board computer). Done.

Since I've had it I've only needed to diagnose one check engine code ... it was for secondary air and apparently a fluke, since...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-16-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By lkchris
That's all it's supposed to be and FYI the rear...

That's all it's supposed to be and FYI the rear fog light bulb is the exact same bulb as your brake light bulbs. The rear fog light is a separate section of the taillight than the taillight or the...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 06-19-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By lkchris
An alternate approach? ...

An alternate approach?

https://cai-store.com/collections/frontpage/products/premium-satellite-antenna-mount-for-911-cayman-boxster
Forum: DIY Project Guides 06-19-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By lkchris
Very satisfied customer here.

Very satisfied customer here.
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