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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-12-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,171
Posted By FrayAdjacent
You can easily tell if they are self leveling. ...

You can easily tell if they are self leveling. At night, when you start the engine, immediately flip on the headlights, and you should see the beams adjust. They adjust when the ignition is turned...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I averaged 31mpg on a road trip from Austin TX to...

I averaged 31mpg on a road trip from Austin TX to Phoenix AZ and back, with a little local driving while I was there. All calculated by distance traveled / fuel consumed.

I was pleasantly...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By FrayAdjacent
A buddy of mine that is into nicer cars told me...

A buddy of mine that is into nicer cars told me the other day that he's seeing 05 997s below $40k now, and some even very close to $30k on the used market. Not bad, IMHO.

If I were to be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By FrayAdjacent
If you're even slightly mechanically inclined,...

If you're even slightly mechanically inclined, you CAN replace your water pump yourself. It's easy. I replaced mine about 6 months ago. Cost about $140 for the pump and a new belt (I replaced the...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 03-03-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By FrayAdjacent
PMed about wheels.

PMed about wheels.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-21-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,080
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Ignore that glue-on replacement crap. It will...

Ignore that glue-on replacement crap. It will look GHETTO.

Call some upholstery shops in your area - these will be who can replace the plastic window only. If your top is in good shape...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 970
Posted By FrayAdjacent
If you got that estimate at a dealer, it's...

If you got that estimate at a dealer, it's probably MUCH higher than you would pay at a good independent shop. Check around, I bet there's at least one Porsche specialist in your area.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-09-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By FrayAdjacent
http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd17/keriattheb...

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd17/keriatthebeach/friday-damn-large.jpg
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-02-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Not many here commented on the link to the Ruf...

Not many here commented on the link to the Ruf 997 electric conversion I posted. It wasn't as impressive (speed wise) as this Datsun.

A small light car is great for electric conversion. I had...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-27-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,860
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Where do you stash your gun? Oh, wait,...

Where do you stash your gun?

Oh, wait, you're in Kalifornia, you're not allowed to have one (in your car).
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-27-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,618
Posted By FrayAdjacent
In winter? I just drive it. On the same high...

In winter? I just drive it. On the same high performance summer tires, even.

The Boxster is now my only car. If conditions are too bad to drive, I'll just work from home.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I test drove a Cayman last year, and found those...

I test drove a Cayman last year, and found those things to be ANNOYING. The way I put my hands on the wheel while cruising, I was freaking downshifting accidentally!

F that!

Aside from...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,219
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I came to determine that a vibration around 3kRPM...

I came to determine that a vibration around 3kRPM was due to the bearings in the water pump going bad, but I started feeling the vibration probably 10k miles before the pump failed. When it went,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By FrayAdjacent
It still sucks that Porsche won't cover at least...

It still sucks that Porsche won't cover at least some of the cost of something they either didn't design well, or didn't build well. Failed IMS is a common failure mode for our engines. This has to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-11-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,206
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I wouldn't count on getting very good quality...

I wouldn't count on getting very good quality audio streaming from internet radio stations, even with 3G enabled on the phone. I usually leave 3G off because, while my city does have 3G coverage, it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Reminds me of the VW concept 'EcoRacer'. It was...

Reminds me of the VW concept 'EcoRacer'. It was a mid engine two seater that would have used a small TDI to generate about 150hp (IIRC) and get around 72mpg. It was also pretty light, being mostly...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-06-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,774
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Guys, you gotta realize, this kind of move is...

Guys, you gotta realize, this kind of move is being FORCED on Porsche. Fuel economy standards are being pushed on auto manufacturers, and face it, Porsche does NOT do economy cars. It would be very...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I'm curious as to what failure mode of the water...

I'm curious as to what failure mode of the water pump caused an oil line to be damaged. My water pump failed on me a couple months ago in the usual manner - the bearings failed and the impeller...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I will name it 'Bob'.

I will name it 'Bob'.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Telling us the code that the CEL is generated...

Telling us the code that the CEL is generated from would be REALLY helpful.

Saying your check engine light is on with no detail is as good as saying 'something is wrong with my car'.

As for...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,148
Posted By FrayAdjacent
If you bought a battery off a shelf somewhere......

If you bought a battery off a shelf somewhere... it's probably been sitting there for a while, and probably only has a marginal charge.

Slap it on a charger overnight.


I'm expecting a new...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By FrayAdjacent
Wait... I think I'm smoking crack and not knowing...

Wait... I think I'm smoking crack and not knowing it!

I just looked at my recorded fillups, and I had 360 miles between today's fillup, and the previous, which would come out to be 26mpg, which...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By FrayAdjacent
I think I'm having more issues than just a hinkey...

I think I'm having more issues than just a hinkey fuel gauge...

I fill up the car every time at the pump. Meaning, I let the pump run until it stops. I do not try to squeeze in more fuel after...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-25-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By FrayAdjacent
If it's been taken care of from new, the top...

If it's been taken care of from new, the top should last a long time. 10 years is not unreasonable.

However, if not well cared for, they will need replacing. I got my 2001 used at the end of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-23-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By FrayAdjacent
First, your camera should have a 'macro'...

First, your camera should have a 'macro' function. That allows it to focus on things REALLY close. The symbol on the corresponding button looks like a flower. (just trying to help)

Second... I...
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