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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-02-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By rem503
I made mine out of aluminum flashing and painted...

I made mine out of aluminum flashing and painted them black. I've heard them scrape a few times but the aluminum is easily bent back into shape.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By rem503
I had a slow leak after I replaced all the...

I had a slow leak after I replaced all the coolant hoses - the new 3-way hose was faulty. I had thought it was leaking at the end junction to the solid pipes but the coolant was actually seeping...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-30-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 739,901
Posted By rem503
road trip

Drove to Bradford Pa to visit the Zippo/Case museum. Nice drive and museum.

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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-09-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By rem503
lost bolt

Sad but true story. The same can be said for dropping and losing the last bolt or nut. Ugh.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-20-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By rem503
Diy

I started off knowing nothing about the 2000 base Porsche Boxster we purchased in 2012. I have since, thru the Bentley manual and help on this site and others, learned a great deal and have...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-15-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By rem503
road trip

Great adventure. Thanks for posting your pictures.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-12-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 739,901
Posted By rem503
First return to the road in 2016

First drive of the year. Tested out new 's' oil cooler and center radiator. All is well. Hope it is a good year for us and all the 986's out there.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-08-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By rem503
'o' rings

Advance Auto Parts carried both size 'O' rings for my 2000 base oil cooler.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-08-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By rem503
S oil cooler

I just added a 'S' oil cooler to my base 2000 model this winter per JFP's recommendation. I can't wait to reap the benefits.

I am already running the low temp stat since my last water pump...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-05-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 191,307
Posted By rem503
Any independent shops in Cleveland area?

Any independent shops in Cleveland area?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-11-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 46,293
Posted By rem503
52 Metallurgist

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Metallurgist
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-18-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 739,901
Posted By rem503
Emerald Necklace drive

We drove the entire Emerald Necklace Metropark route around Cleveland. It is 154 miles and 8 hours including the Big Creek Parkway. The day started cold (42 deg) and sunny but snow hit as we made...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-13-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By rem503
cool weather

The engine temperature sure loves the cool fall weather - especially on the highway.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-24-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,853
Posted By rem503
My first car was a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine that I...

My first car was a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine that I bought in 1982 for $500. I still have it.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-03-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,557
Posted By rem503
water pump bolts

The water pump bolts are different lengths. Make a template out of cardboard and push the bolts into it as you remove the bolts.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-29-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By rem503
plugs

Pedros Porsche DIY site has an excellent tutorial on changing the spark plug tubes.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-03-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By rem503
long trip

I like the idea of a support vehicle. As I get older, I have noticed my trips resemble more of an assualt on Mount Everest than a 200 mile day trip to Presque Isle in Erie Pa. for a day at the beach.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-02-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By rem503
long trip

The tire plug kit is a rubbery strip, rubber cement and a rasp and pick for inserting the rubber strip in a nail hole for a temporary fix. I also bring a tire pump.

The 10mm socket and...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-01-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By rem503
long voyage

Good luck on your long trip. I hope it is a great one.

I usually take these items when we go on a long trip on our 2000 base Boxster:

an assortment of extra fuses used on the Boxster
tire...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-16-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,014
Posted By rem503
performance parts wish list

An AOS that works.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-12-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By rem503
oil on top of engine

I also had a similar oil pooling/leaking condition in that area. I had a leak in the oil fill tube joint right at the AOS vent hose location. With advice from this great site, I switched to a screw...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-10-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,482
Posted By rem503
pcv

I accessed the PCV with the firewall panel and the engine cover removed. There was evidence of oil on the manifold top around the PCV. I cleaned the PCV with carb cleaner and the spring loaded...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-09-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6,250
Views: 739,901
Posted By rem503
Drove the Emerald Necklace around Cleveland Ohio

We drove the entire Emerald Necklace of metropark roads around Cleveland Ohio. It took us about 9-1/2 hours (152 miles) with lunch, dinner and a couple stops for garage sales to go from the tip of...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-07-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By rem503
aos hose failure

I noticed an oil leak recently under the passenger side engine area. It turned out to be the bottom accordion hose had slipped off the bottom engine fitting. There was oil all around and under that...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 05-06-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,239
Posted By rem503
water pump

I have also replaced my own water pump with the aid of the Pedro Porsche and Pelican parts technical guidelines. I would recommend marking the position of the bolts as you remove them from the pump...
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