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Forum: DIY Project Guides 08-21-2022, 12:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Carlton Bale
Very informative video. That looks like it would...

Very informative video. That looks like it would be impossible to do solo!
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 07-27-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Carlton Bale
FYI, the foam that blows out the vents is...

FYI, the foam that blows out the vents is predominately from the two blend doors down lower in the HVAC system and not from the center vent edge seal.
Forum: DIY Project Guides 07-24-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Carlton Bale
Well done! The replacement cover seems to be much...

Well done! The replacement cover seems to be much higher quality leather than the original.
Forum: DIY Project Guides 07-06-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 400,104
Posted By Carlton Bale
I looked into the RetorfitLab.com projector...

I looked into the RetorfitLab.com projector upgrade (https://retrofitlab.com/en-de/collections/all/products/porsche-911-986-boxster-1996-2004-halogen-headlights-bi-led-retrofit), but I don't like the...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 07-05-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,642
Views: 400,104
Posted By Carlton Bale
I'm resurrecting this thread to ask if anyone has...

I'm resurrecting this thread to ask if anyone has an extra set of internal headlight lenses for the 1999-2000 996-style halogen headlights (1-piece internal lenses with a slot for the level indicator...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-03-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 55,481
Posted By Carlton Bale
Here’s a video showing how to repair both blend...

Here’s a video showing how to repair both blend doors using plastic plugs from seller DSP on eBay. It turns out many VWs from the same era have the same problem. When researching that VW problem, I...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 06-18-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,207
Posted By Carlton Bale
I need a pair of just the bottom seat rail mounts...

I need a pair of just the bottom seat rail mounts (and bolts). Would you separate and sell just the bottom sliders?
Forum: DIY Project Guides 03-25-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Carlton Bale
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: DIY Project Guides 03-03-2022, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Carlton Bale
Just move the existing lock cylinder to the new...

Just move the existing lock cylinder to the new housing and keep your existing key (so it works in your door and center console box.)
Forum: DIY Project Guides 02-09-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Carlton Bale
There definitely is an engineering reason to cut...

There definitely is an engineering reason to cut different shaped holes: To remove as much material as possible and still maintain the structural integrity of the part. The size and placement of each...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 02-07-2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Carlton Bale
It's not a stupid question that blend door is...

It's not a stupid question that blend door is definitely a stupid design! My guess is that it was a cost reduction. The end result is about 1/3 less material.
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 02-05-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,928
Posted By Carlton Bale
I sent you a PM. Can you please post a picture of...

I sent you a PM. Can you please post a picture of the interior?
Forum: DIY Project Guides 01-18-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Carlton Bale
I think the high-temp duct tape will work just as...

I think the high-temp duct tape will work just as well as the plugs.

I didn’t know about the fiberglass repair option. That does sound labor intensive, especially for someone like me who is...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 01-12-2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Carlton Bale
DIY: Repair HVAC Blend Doors using Plastic Plugs (i.e. fix for foam in air vents)

I was reading VW forums and noticed that the Golf/Jetta/Beetle/Passat have the same HVAC blend door foam issues that Porsches do. Some users have started using plastic plugs to block the holes in the...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 12-16-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By Carlton Bale
Set of 4 Wheels and Tires: Porsche 17-inch Carrera OEM Wheels

SOLD


I have an extra set of wheels that I'm no longer using. These were optional wheels I purchased new with my 1999 Boxster. The tires are very close to brand new, with less than 1,000 miles of...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-24-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 55,481
Posted By Carlton Bale
As loud as the Boxsters are, I cannot imagine...

As loud as the Boxsters are, I cannot imagine foam deep in the ventilation system making any noticeable difference in noise levels.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-02-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 55,481
Posted By Carlton Bale
This is awesome. Seems like relatively easy...

This is awesome. Seems like relatively easy access to both flaps.

No issues getting your hands/arms in the hole to the bottoms of the flaps?
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-21-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 55,481
Posted By Carlton Bale
Thanks for the feedback! I'm starting reassembly...

Thanks for the feedback! I'm starting reassembly of the dash and will deal with the re-foaming through the front trunk at a later time...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-20-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 55,481
Posted By Carlton Bale
I have a 1999 Boxster with the vent debris...

I have a 1999 Boxster with the vent debris problem. I currently have the dash off for an unrelated issue, and decided to look into the debris problem at the same time. I'm trying to decide if I go...
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