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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-11-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By tlc356
I've driven Boxsters since 2004 and am very...

I've driven Boxsters since 2004 and am very familiar with the sound of the engine over 4000. This is something new and very different.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-11-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By tlc356
Air filter failure? Anybody had one?

I noticed a small difference in engine noise at low speeds then when accelerating over 4000 rpm the noise rapidly increased a ton, into a power roar with some kind of "flapping sound". It is not an...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-18-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,738
Posted By tlc356
muffler-East coast

Tony: I'm near Boston and have a lightly used 986 muffler but no longer have a 986. tlc356 at verizon dot net
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 09-25-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By tlc356
Thumbs up Michelin 235/35ZR19 WTB Boston/Prov area

I blew out a front tire sidewall on my '05. It's a Pilot Sport summer tire. Let me know if you have one. Thanks
Text me at 617 eight seven five 3975.
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 09-18-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By tlc356
MA/RI 986 Muffler $150

This muffler is in great shape. I bought it years ago with very little use when I had a 986 and was hoping to modify it. Now I have a newer Bxtr. and don't need it. tlc356@verizon.net


I'm...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-13-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By tlc356
steering wheel lock?

I've experienced a problem where i have power but nothing happens when I turn the key. Turning the steering wheel released it and car started.

Probably not your issue but it is one thing to check...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By tlc356
Key won't lock car, remote works fine

My 2005 Boxster door key won't unlock the car, while the remote works fine. I've seen a video about the 986 where a small metal part bought for $5 on ebay is used to fix the problem.
Does anybody...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-07-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By tlc356
Anybody use Fixd scanner? 2005 S

This look interesting and they say it works with a 2005 S.

Anybody have experience with this scan tool?
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-07-2019, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By tlc356
CEL flashing, runs rough, restart runs well

I have had this happen twice. Upon starting the engine is rough, maybe one cylinder missing and CEL flashing. After restart the engine runs as normal and the CEL is no longer on.
The 60000 mile...
Forum: Boxsters and Cayman Cars for Sale or Wanted 09-05-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By tlc356
Boston craiglist Bxtr $1000

It's not my car, I just saw the ad. so I only know what's in the ad.

it is in the parts section of Craigslist. with a bad engine, high miles, black. Seller is asking $1000.
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 05-31-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By tlc356
Tail lights, 986 red/amb/white pair, $100

Includes both tail light housings and a good left side lens (right side lens has a crack-you can have it too). Two amber side lights included. Pick up near Boston. MA or ship extra.

...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-17-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By tlc356
Update on squeal

I first posted this in Feb. I had bought the car in August and experienced the starting noise from time to time. A month or so after posting, the noise stopped. I think something had a bit of rust on...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-20-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By tlc356
front end shake

I thought of this post as I drove out of a parking garage and my front end had a bad shake that wasn't there on the drive to the garage. Upon inspection I found a stone in the outer tread of the left...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-12-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By tlc356
Starter squeal- how long before I need to replace?

My '05 has the occasional brief starter squeal that many others have reported. How many miles have others gone while living with this?

Is it just an annoyance or a sign indicating that I must...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By tlc356
cockpit cover sold

done ,sold etc.
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-24-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By tlc356
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-23-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By tlc356
Cockpit cover 986 no sun/dirt inside, great $50

No bird stuff on seats! This is a nice looking cotton cockpit cover that lets you keep the interior clean and much cooler than sitting in the sun (no fading). Velcro straps hook over the wipers and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-05-2019, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,818
Posted By tlc356
Silver door handles (and wheels) repaint success

I re-painted (actually touched up) my door handle, because of a scratch, with "Silberspray". It is a perfect match for the door handles and I've used it to touch up wheel scratches very successfully....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-03-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By tlc356
Sport Ed Cup 4 wheel paint touch up

I bought Sport Edition Cup 4 wheels from Tirerack and scratched one. Does anybody know of a spray can chrome paint that is a match?

I have had great luck touching up OEM wheels with Silberspray...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-02-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By tlc356
noise

I sometimes get a whirring noise upon engine start that begins just a the engine fires up and it quickly goes away.
My mechanic suspects I'll be needing a new starter sometime. So far it is...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Detailing Discussion 11-30-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By tlc356
Sport Edition Cup 4 spray-can touch up?

Of course I've scratched my new Sport Edition Cup 4 wheel from Tire Rack and am looking for the right rattle-can paint to fix it.

I have a can of Siberspray which works great on OEM wheels, but...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-30-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By tlc356
Cool Sport Edition cup 4, have u got a matching paint?

Of course I've scratched my new Sport Edition Cup 4 wheel and am looking for the right rattle-can paint to fix it.
I have a can of Siberspray which works great on OEM wheels, but Cup wheels appear...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 11-24-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By tlc356
986 17" Wheels, very nice-Boston $850

Four OEM 986 Boxster wheels from 2002 Boxster, 17" with 8.5 60 and 7 55 (offset/width). These are very nice with no curb rash. Shipping in the US included (No tires)....
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 09-25-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By tlc356
986 17" Wheels w winter tires-Boston

Four OEM 17" wheels in great shape with no curb rash, mounted with Dunlop winter sport tires with seasons of wear left.
They were on 2002 Boxster. Offset and width 7/55 and 8.5/50. Center caps...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-08-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By tlc356
Lock light on dash comes on by itself sometimes, seems to work OK otherwise

The lock light comes on often by itself. The remote locking system still works, and I can turn the light off and unlock by pushing the dash mounted button.

Has anybody had this problem, and if...
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