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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By pilut2
I have been removing the battery for the winter...

I have been removing the battery for the winter and charging it at home every couple of months because the car is stored in an unheated building. I am ultra conscious about leaving unattended...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-14-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By pilut2
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-13-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By pilut2
A couple of years ago I had a rough engine and...

A couple of years ago I had a rough engine and brief CEL after inadvertently spraying the hose directly into my recently desnorkled vent. I am now very careful when I wash the car and it hasn't...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-01-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By pilut2
I get it! For me its about fewer systems and...

I get it! For me its about fewer systems and simplicity for my simple mind ....

Post pics when you are done- I would like to see how it turns out.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-01-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By pilut2
I have a US car that did not have DRL's. I...

I have a US car that did not have DRL's. I simply replaced my fog light bulbs with Led's and leave the fog lights on all of the time. They go on and off with the ignition. This works with my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-09-2021, 04:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By pilut2
Did you resolve the issue? I am experiencing...

Did you resolve the issue? I am experiencing the same symptom. I changed front drop links but that did not stop the clunk.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-23-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By pilut2
Shift it like any other car - upshift -clutch out...

Shift it like any other car - upshift -clutch out and throttle down as fast as your feet can move.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-22-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By pilut2
I had these same codes- a new MAF sensor solved...

I had these same codes- a new MAF sensor solved the problem. Make sure that the replaced MAF is the correct part# and a Bosch unit not a cheapo knock-off.

FYI- I had no luck cleaning the bad...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-02-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By pilut2
Have you checked your bleeder valve? I was...

Have you checked your bleeder valve? I was dumping coolant but not running hot- a bad o-ring in the valve was the culprit. Easy cheap fix.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-27-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By pilut2
Coolant Tank Life?

I am still running with my original 1999 coolant tank - maybe I'm playing with fire but I keep an eye on it. What age/mileage do they usually go? My current mileage is 44,000 miles.
Original...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-27-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By pilut2
That is an extra step that I would never have...

That is an extra step that I would never have considered- you must be an engineer.
I initially add 8 litres of oil and then drive the car. The following morning I check the dipstick and top it off...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-13-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By pilut2
Powersport EBAY kits

Has anyone got any long term experience with the EBAY Powersport rotors and ceramic pad kits? I see a some posts from a few years ago, but nothing recent.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-13-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6,519
Views: 935,458
Posted By pilut2
[QUOTE=BrokenLinkage;625561]BBS Sport Design. 2...

[QUOTE=BrokenLinkage;625561]BBS Sport Design. 2 piece, italian, custom run for Porsche, never stocked by BBS. A $5600 option when our cars were new. (/QUOTE]

I have them too and love the look!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-21-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By pilut2
Many miles and lots of research since those...

Many miles and lots of research since those recommendations were made
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-21-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By pilut2
Edge 5w-50 meets ILSAC GF 5 which is backwards...

Edge 5w-50 meets ILSAC GF 5 which is backwards compatible with Porsche's ILSAC GF1 spec's- isn't that correct?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-21-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By pilut2
Castrol Edge 5w-50

My apologies for starting another oil thread......


Can anyone tell me if Castrol Edge 5w-50 is approved for our Boxsters? Since Porsche is now recommending their new classic oil I thought...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-07-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6,519
Views: 935,458
Posted By pilut2
Holy Moly that is shiny!! What is your process?

Holy Moly that is shiny!! What is your process?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-22-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6,519
Views: 935,458
Posted By pilut2
I replaced my front drop (sway bar) links. It...

I replaced my front drop (sway bar) links. It took care of an annoying little rattle. I was amazed at how easy it was. There was no pre-load on the sway bar as I have found on other cars, so the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-29-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By pilut2
I don't understand why anyone would do this...

I don't understand why anyone would do this unless the powered mechanism was totally shot and prohibitively expensive to repair. The powered top works beautifully and quickly, and is totally cool...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-28-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By pilut2
The pictures that you shared show a very unloved...

The pictures that you shared show a very unloved Boxster. IMHO -Unless you can get it really cheap, I would keep looking.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-01-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By pilut2
For the last 5 winters my Boxster has been stored...

For the last 5 winters my Boxster has been stored in an unheated building which can get well below -30 F throughout the winter. No issue with my gauge cluster.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By pilut2
I would top it up with distilled water and keep...

I would top it up with distilled water and keep an eye on the level. If it stays up then the couple of cups of distilled water will have a negligible impact on the mix ratio- if it drops then you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-26-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,477
Posted By pilut2
I am a Canadian. Although I did not vote for...

I am a Canadian. Although I did not vote for Prime Minister Trudeau I feel that he is handling the Covid-19 in an informed and measured manner. Time will tell if our response was timely and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-24-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By pilut2
Make sure that you are letting the car get to...

Make sure that you are letting the car get to full operating temperature before shutting it off or else you risk internal corrosion and engine damage over the long term. It might be better to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-23-2020, 04:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,541
Posted By pilut2
Not true- the flex adapter works fine.

Not true- the flex adapter works fine.
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