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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-23-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By AKnowles
I got about 7K for the trade in. Pretty much KBB...

I got about 7K for the trade in. Pretty much KBB and I was fine with that. paid a bit more for all the add-ons, but basically wound up with a 7 year 125,000 bumper to bumper warranty and a 6 year...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By AKnowles
It's gone, but ...

Well, last weekend while I was in Denver attending a training session my wife came around a blind corner and rear ended another car (stopped because an RV pulled out in front of it from a turnout...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,167
Posted By AKnowles
FWIW, "Other" data is leftover garbage. I get it...

FWIW, "Other" data is leftover garbage. I get it on my iPhone form time to time when I delete a movie or app and the OS didn't clean it up properly. Only way to get rid of it is a factory wipe and a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,235
Posted By AKnowles
I put a Kenwood DNX9980HD in mine. I wanted the...

I put a Kenwood DNX9980HD in mine. I wanted the Garmin GPS and touch screen. Witht he bluetooth functionaility and iPod connectivity it's been great. I also installed a camera. If you have any...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-17-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,315
Posted By AKnowles
If you are not going to drive it, then it's just...

If you are not going to drive it, then it's just an expensive paper weight so sell it. On the other hand, if you have the opportunity then drive it every freaking day and enjoy the permagrin.

I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-12-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,639
Posted By AKnowles
Haz, I feel for you. And I do have a simple...

Haz, I feel for you. And I do have a simple suggestion. Well two actually.

First, just for the heck of it unplug the MAF. See if it makes a difference. My last MAF only lasted 5 weeks before it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-12-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 12,436
Posted By AKnowles
+ 1 As tragic as it is, same goes for...

+ 1

As tragic as it is, same goes for personal accountability for getting in any car as a passenger. trust is great, but doesn't absolve you of the responsibility for your own actions. Meaning,...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-18-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By AKnowles
Also, just for kicks disconnect the MAF. I was...

Also, just for kicks disconnect the MAF. I was surprised that my hot start problem (starter turns, engine fires, then dies - total run time about 1 sec) turned out to be a MAF. I thought CPS, but...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-08-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,407
Posted By AKnowles
Really? Is this a CA thing? And so long as it...

Really? Is this a CA thing? And so long as it passes the emission test how could it be breaking the law? What am I missing?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-08-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By AKnowles
You must have serious skills or an old wire core...

You must have serious skills or an old wire core gap checker to be able to gap multi-electrode plugs. :)

But I'm not laughing at you, when I started looking at the early model Porsche 911 that I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-08-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By AKnowles
On my daily drive to the office, I have a nice...

On my daily drive to the office, I have a nice set of curves. I usually try to get ahead of the traffic just so I can enjoy them. Twice, I've had someone follow me through the curves at speed. And...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By AKnowles
I bought all new spring clamps. They are...

I bought all new spring clamps. They are considered one use clamps. If you really must, you could reuse it, but I personally would not recommend it unless you have no choice (like you are stuck on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By AKnowles
If you look at the gasket, you'll see a U shaped...

If you look at the gasket, you'll see a U shaped channel on it. That channel will be compressed when you tighten the bolts and seal the unit. No gasket sealant is required, but you do need to toughly...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-05-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By AKnowles
I have a 3/4 pipe T fitting with threaded insert...

I have a 3/4 pipe T fitting with threaded insert I plan to use when the time comes. I posted a pic of it previously if you want to search to find it.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By AKnowles
FWIW, never deal directly with someone else's...

FWIW, never deal directly with someone else's insurance company. They are truly out there for your satisfaction. That's your insurance company's job. You are almost always better off getting your...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,582
Posted By AKnowles
Can't say if it is a bad area to repair, but...

Can't say if it is a bad area to repair, but there are a lot of potential suspension components that could have been damaged. it may not be safe to drive. Why not just call your insurance company and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,120
Posted By AKnowles
I smelled coolant anytime I stopped while I was...

I smelled coolant anytime I stopped while I was driving with the top down. Went on for a month or two. I had no leaks during this period. Just a hot coolant smell. Made me think a lot about the water...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,120
Posted By AKnowles
That's a bad picture, but mine was not as bad....

That's a bad picture, but mine was not as bad. Just a few white spots on the water pump pully shaft. But the bearing was shot and the pully was rubbing on the upper bolt.

My first indication was a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,120
Posted By AKnowles
No condensation is normal. it sounds to me like...

No condensation is normal. it sounds to me like your engine compartment may be running hot. If you are losing coolant, I'd suggest you stop driving it until you determine where the leak is coming...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-13-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,581
Posted By AKnowles
Having looked around at other cars, both past and...

Having looked around at other cars, both past and present, I have to say this concept just isn't really valid for me as I think every car has its own issues. No car is 100% reliable and all require...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-12-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,192
Posted By AKnowles
Jeff, I wish that were true, but go check my MAF...

Jeff, I wish that were true, but go check my MAF threads. What I had was no problem on an intial cold start and drive. On a hot restart - after letting the car sit for a while - I would get a no...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-12-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,120
Posted By AKnowles
OK, I see no one mentioned that the right rear...

OK, I see no one mentioned that the right rear wheel well is where the coolant overflow exits teh car, so I will. The rest is dead on so far as if you had an overflow you need to find out why....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-11-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,597
Posted By AKnowles
Just my two cents worth here, but based on the...

Just my two cents worth here, but based on the concept that IMSB bearings fail because the trapped oil becomes acidic I'm going to guess that the corrosion on the front flange was caused by that same...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,240
Posted By AKnowles
Forget that thought. Reason I say this is because...

Forget that thought. Reason I say this is because I plan to pull 12ga wires to feed my 6.5" subwoofers. You have two choices:

A) Drill some holes through the frame and the door sill and pull the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-07-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,247
Posted By AKnowles
No. No. Because if he did I never would have seen...

No. No. Because if he did I never would have seen so many pretty picures of the engine. I'm amazed by PJQ's engine. Truely amazed.
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