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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-24-2018, 08:48 PM
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Views: 2,813
Posted By opus69
Two things I never scrimp on, tires and brakes....

Two things I never scrimp on, tires and brakes. Very happy w Zimmerman rotors and EBC yellow pads.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By opus69
Glare w double DIN

The pioneer unit I installed has a tilt screen feature which minimizes glare. The only issue I have noticed is the screen dims when head lights are on. Images from the backup camera are not as bright...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 07-12-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-04-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,466
Posted By opus69
Code reader

Ideally Durametric is the best choice. I have a Durametric, another general purpose reader and a cheap blue tooth reader. The one I use the most is the cheap blue tooth reader w free software. At...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-27-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By opus69
My motor mount was shot before 50 k....

My motor mount was shot before 50 k. Transmission mounts were not too bad but I replaced them. No more klunk. The boxster transmission mounts were expensive because they included the brackets....
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-27-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By opus69
Second gear pop out.

I had the same issue and thought it was related to the 2nd gear detent. Replaced w after market that had a deeper notch and have not had an issue since but I also replaced motor and transmission...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 06-27-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By opus69
WTB Hardtop 2002 S

Prefer Seal Gray but consider other colors if price is right. North Florida.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-28-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By opus69
Two things you never want to scrimp on. Brakes...

Two things you never want to scrimp on. Brakes and tires because it is always better to stop fast than go fast. I replaced original rotors with Zimmerman and the pads are EBC yellowstuff. Very happy...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-21-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,261
Posted By opus69
Thought my driver side door lock went bad because...

Thought my driver side door lock went bad because I already replied passenger side. In retrospect I wonder if passenger side was bad because replacing the immobilizer cured the driver's side lock....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-08-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By opus69
Drowned immobilizer

I had the same issue last week. Thought the drains were open but obviously not. The degree or corrosion suggest this was not the first water intrusion. Unit is beyond redemption. I see the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-24-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,147
Posted By opus69
I replaced the shock park of the mounts and...

I replaced the shock park of the mounts and reused the brackets. Don't remember it being a big deal but I was also replacing front motor mount and some coolant pipes at the same time. Don't remember...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-06-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By opus69
Best advice I got from the forum was for the same...

Best advice I got from the forum was for the same issue. Dead battery and can't get to cable The RadioShack cigarette lighter w terminals. Run wires to another car battery, plug into lighter socket...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-23-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By opus69
I think this is pretty common from other posts....

I think this is pretty common from other posts. My old top and new top do this. I just reach around and tuck it in as the top is closing.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-13-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By opus69
That certainly makes sense I got a variocam...

That certainly makes sense I got a variocam actuator cel a few weeks ago. I don't remember the exact code number but it was bank 1 variocam actuator fault.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-12-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,120
Posted By opus69
Metal in oil filter and on magnetic plug

At the last oil change (4000mi) I opened the oil filter and found a few ferrous flakes. The magnetic oil drain plug also captured a few flakes. 52k mi on engine. Oil analysis showed only elevated...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-16-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By opus69
My 2002S needed a right rear wheel bearing at...

My 2002S needed a right rear wheel bearing at just under 50K mi. Replaced them all. It did start as a roar that just got worse. I thought this a bit early at such low miles. Chevy truck just now...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-07-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By opus69
Jaeger sorry did not reply sooner but was not on...

Jaeger sorry did not reply sooner but was not on line. Have not checked voltage but will try to check this weekend. Would be happy if it was as simple as MAF replacement but I suspect vacuum leak.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-02-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,478
Posted By opus69
I have had those codes intermittently for quite...

I have had those codes intermittently for quite some time. Can't really notice performance issues. I can't find a pattern but it was after an AOS failure w oil in throttle body. Cleaned MAF and...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-12-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,785
Posted By opus69
Considering what's coming out it's more likely an...

Considering what's coming out it's more likely an airplane taking a dump.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-28-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,498
Posted By opus69
Beeping when locking was a sign that my door lock...

Beeping when locking was a sign that my door lock switch was not working. Replaced door lock mechanism and problem solved. Can be pricey if done by a shop. As I remember the whole latch assembly had...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,867
Posted By opus69
My 2002 does the same thing.Right side only. Both...

My 2002 does the same thing.Right side only. Both old and new top had the same problem. Fortunately I have long arms and reach across to tuck it in. If I had shorter arms I would probably fix it.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By opus69
Basic readers do have their place. I love the...

Basic readers do have their place. I love the convenience of the blue tooth ELM 327 when I need to reset random and intermittent 1128 and 1130 codes which I think is a phantom vacuum leak I have...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By opus69
Thanks. The foam still had enough tackiness to...

Thanks. The foam still had enough tackiness to readhere.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By opus69
Door foam adhesive

I am in the middle of replacing door lock and window regulator. Any suggestions as to adhesive to reinstall door foam?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By opus69
Don't get me wrong I have one and appreciate what...

Don't get me wrong I have one and appreciate what it does even if it seems temperamental to me. It is just a lot easier to pull out the phone and reset these codes (1130 and 1128) if I remember...
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