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Forum: DIY Project Guides 06-08-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By OldMacTech
Clutch pedal stiff

97 base model, doesn’t get driven much. Went for a drive last pm and the clutch pedal is much stiffer than it used to be. My wife drives it occasionally and I doubt she could now. I read some...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-27-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By OldMacTech
Thanks for the reasonable responses.....

Thanks for the reasonable responses.....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-27-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By OldMacTech
Spark plug suggestion

Probably opening a can of worms but looking for replacement spark plugs for a 97 986 2.5. Local dealer quoted me $23 each, gotta be a less expensive option. Just wanting stock specs, nothing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-13-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By OldMacTech
Noisy something? AC related

Ok, so I ran over a curb at low speed and busted a left side radiator. Replaced the radiator. No apparent damage to the AC condenser and the AC works. Last PM I notice a grindy/growly/rattle sound...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-24-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By OldMacTech
Porsche boneyard near Atllanta?

Son backed into my Passengers door. Anywhere around Atlanta to pickup a door for a 97’?
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 10-24-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By OldMacTech
Seeking passenger door for 97’ model.

Guards red if possible. Within 100 miles of Atlanta if possible.
Vg condition. Ok if no glass.

Non-speaker version.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-31-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By OldMacTech
Getting at the vacuum valves und intake manifold

97' 2.5 secondary air pump comes on but throws p0410 and 411 codes. (Might have the numbers wrong from memory but relates to secondary air)

Connected vacuum to the nipple on changeover valve,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-17-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By OldMacTech
UPDATe: Goofball repair guy (me) The horn...

UPDATe: Goofball repair guy (me)

The horn repair failed, the the bushings on the bracket were too far gone to be repaired by the 0-rings. Will have to get a new bracket.

Turns out the guy...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-17-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By OldMacTech
Horn repair fail-suggestions needed

97 base model

No horn, no fuse in horn slot (B3).
Connect fuse horn sounds immediately without pressure on it.
Dissembled airbag and put "o rings" on the four corners of the bracket.
Notice...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By OldMacTech
Sorry, posted in a hurry

97 model. 78,000 miles.
Tires are good but not high quality-
1 wheel slightly curbed.
Always had a small shimmy around the same speed but noticeably worse today. ( does not get driven every day)...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By OldMacTech
Shimmys at 75mph, what would it be

Hadn't been on the interstate for awhile, this afternoon got it up to speed.
Around 70-75 when the steering wheel started shaking. Every few seconds it would smooth out but if I hit a little bump...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-24-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By OldMacTech
Reviewed the DIY and that gave me a clearer...

Reviewed the DIY and that gave me a clearer picture as to how to proceed.

After looking at my box of parts it appears that on of my pushrods is missing a retainer clip. This is NOT the smaller...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-23-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By OldMacTech
Thanks, will spend some time looking at it.

Thanks, will spend some time looking at it.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-23-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,059
Posted By OldMacTech
Convertible top repair help please

Bought a 97 a year ago, top only operates manually- one of the plastic ball joints was snapped. Thinking about selling it so I bought a couple of ball joints to do the repair.

Some of the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-08-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By OldMacTech
Dashboard light weirdness

97 model. A couple of my dashboard Lights stay lit after shutdown - the digital speedo and the clock. Just started doing this. They will go off if I lock the door- would hate to run the battery...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-09-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,639
Posted By OldMacTech
Dang 97 Boxster, yours and mine are red twins.

Never wanted a red car but liking more every day.

Thanks to all. (it appears from the spare quart inthe trunk that it does have Mobil 1 oil inside)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-09-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,639
Posted By OldMacTech
Rattle on startup- worry?

97 with only about 75k on it. Noob owner. Recent acquisition, previous owner promised service records but can't "find" them.

Runs like a top, soon to be doining fluid changes just to be sure they...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-13-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By OldMacTech
Thanks. I think you're right. Sprayed a little...

Thanks. I think you're right. Sprayed a little contact cleaner around maybe it will work better now.

Jb
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-13-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By OldMacTech
Window question 97 model

Had this one about 3 weeks, replaced the right side regulator and after some adjustment, windows go up and down as advertised. Left it in the garage with the windows down overnight last night and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By OldMacTech
97 and door speakers

Had this one for a week - new to the breed.

Took the door trim off to swap a window regulator and was surprised too find what looks to be a perfect enclosure doe a door speaker but apparently...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-01-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By OldMacTech
Good resource

Thanks, tells me most of what I need- mostly just convinces me that worrying about making the top fully electrical is not a big priority. Probably just leave it mechanical.

Thanks.

Jb
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-01-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By OldMacTech
Apparently it is called The Clamshell.

Apparently it is called The Clamshell.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-01-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By OldMacTech
Little vague I guess. I meant the whole assembly...

Little vague I guess. I meant the whole assembly that raises up then lowers to cover the top when its retracted. Boot or boot cover maybe it's called?

When mine has the left side pushrods a the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-01-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 824
Posted By OldMacTech
Convertible top question

Project car has broken plastic ball joint on right side of top. Previous owner had removed most of the guts so I am trial fitting to see what parts I need. Using great Pelican guide.

Hooked up...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-30-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By OldMacTech
Windows and locks

First time owner fixing some thing on the 97 I bought overthe weekend.

Passenger window won't go down but motor moves, grinding sound and the glass sort of wobbles but goes neither up or down....
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