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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-20-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,691
Posted By shlim8
Madmods, just a quick update - it was one of...

Madmods,

just a quick update - it was one of the front control arms - the one with a fork like links and a ball joint. One side with excessive movement on the balljoint and the other slight.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By shlim8
Bala, Schoir, thanks ! The photos are just...

Bala, Schoir, thanks !

The photos are just what I needed ! The work needed to do the repair doesn't look that bad. It looks like this is a common area of failure for boxsters in my part of the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-14-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,709
Posted By shlim8
Yup and just for the record, the manual states...

Yup and just for the record, the manual states the following for "correct measurement of the dipstick"

1. Car must be level
2. Engine at operating temp
3. Let oil drain back to the sump for a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-13-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,459
Posted By shlim8
Convertible Top Canvas repair

As I've mentioned in another post... my canvas top has slipped off slightly from the last frame (the frame on top of the engine compartment).

Does anyone know how to remove the canvas from that...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-13-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,709
Posted By shlim8
My car's dipstick actually reads higher in the...

My car's dipstick actually reads higher in the morning when the car is totally cold vs hot after the car has been sitting around for 2-3 hours. The e-gauge on the other hand, is more consistent....
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-13-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,709
Posted By shlim8
Yup, my dipstick and e-gauge don't agree. ...

Yup, my dipstick and e-gauge don't agree.

This morning, I checked the dipstick - it shows oil level all the way up the red portion of the plastic (ie way above full mark). The e-gauge shows full...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-12-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,709
Posted By shlim8
How to check oil level ?

What is the correct way to check the oil level ? First thing in the morning or after waiting 10-15 mins or more after switching the engine off ?

The reason I'm asking is because I've got a big...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-08-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,691
Posted By shlim8
Luckily, all the control arms/links etc I used...

Luckily, all the control arms/links etc I used was TRW branded. Frankly, the markings on the arms and links looked identical to the originals, except that they had the porsche logo removed ;). Looks...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-08-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,691
Posted By shlim8
Madmods, that looks like the project that I...

Madmods, that looks like the project that I embarked upon 1.5 years ago - ROW M030 kit plus a FULL replacment of everything else suspension wise...

In my case, it was a painful multi part...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-01-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 832
Posted By shlim8
Icanfixit - all suspension components - control...

Icanfixit - all suspension components - control arms/control arm links, shocks, springs, strut bearing, inner/outer tie rods, anti-roll bar, busings, links are new (as least then, when I posted on...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-31-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By shlim8
That would explain alot for me if weather did...

That would explain alot for me if weather did affect the abs.... it's hot here all year round !
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-31-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,118
Posted By shlim8
In the end I put in grills behind the intakes on...

In the end I put in grills behind the intakes on the bumper. Not too difficult to do, although if I had to do it again, I would make the bottom of the grills flush with the intake..... (now I have to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-31-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,264
Posted By shlim8
I've got a grey top on a black car. And I would...

I've got a grey top on a black car. And I would swap that for black top immediately if (a) it's worn out/torn (b) I can find a 2003/4 top. Actually (a) might be happening soon, as part of the top has...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-31-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By shlim8
Do you have a screeching noise when that happens...

Do you have a screeching noise when that happens ? On mine, it's happened a few times, each time accompanied with a screeching noise when in motion... cleared itself up before I could drive back to...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-31-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By shlim8
I'm not sure if I would describe mine as "slight...

I'm not sure if I would describe mine as "slight skid" or "whining of the tires" - its a loud loud skid. But its not a sustained skid. As I mentioned, 99.99% of the time, the abs doesn't come on...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-29-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,737
Posted By shlim8
Interesting topic... I think I have the reverse...

Interesting topic... I think I have the reverse of the TS....

At high speeds if I brake hard, on my front brakes, the abs actually sometimes allows the tires to skid (???!!!) slightly, usually...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-29-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,359
Posted By shlim8
sorry for the slight off-topic... but since we're...

sorry for the slight off-topic... but since we're on the subject of clatter at startup...

If I get clatter only if the car has not been driven for a week and if the car is driven daily, she fires...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-29-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By shlim8
My '01 has the emergency cable release dislodged...

My '01 has the emergency cable release dislodged from the catch.... Looks like these things do happen... Was wondering what that cable should be attached to... Anyone got a photo of where it's...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-29-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By shlim8
I'm also on 17" cayman rims on my '01 base box. ...

I'm also on 17" cayman rims on my '01 base box.

The cayman rears are offset 40 if I recall correctly... It makes the rears look nicer as it's further out...

BUT it makes the front (caymans are...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-24-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By shlim8
Soft top and high speed runs

Ever wonder what's the impact on the soft top (up position) when the car is used on frequent high speed runs ? The constant flapping of the plastic window ?

Well I finally discovered what can and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-12-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By shlim8
I've got the 3m clear bra on my car as well. ...

I've got the 3m clear bra on my car as well.

Frankly, the front bonnet, lights, fenders and side mirrors were ok to do DIY. But that bumper piece was impossible.... I couldn't stretch the thing to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-04-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 22,068
Posted By shlim8
Hey jinster, I noticed that your box is a right...

Hey jinster, I noticed that your box is a right hand drive as well... did you get the RHD headlights ? Where did you get it ?

I'm also looking for a set of rhd h/lights. However, the one I found...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-28-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,215
Posted By shlim8
Not sure how much it makes a difference on a...

Not sure how much it makes a difference on a boxster but on the bmw, it was quite a big difference - both in sound, crashiness of the suspension... It also corners much neater now.

Anything with...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-27-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,215
Posted By shlim8
I have a '01 base boxster and a '09 BMW E90 323i....

I have a '01 base boxster and a '09 BMW E90 323i.

On my boxster, totally everything in the suspension department is new (< 1yr old), I had everything replaced... So I presume mine should ride...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-16-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,346
Posted By shlim8
Sorry TS for the slight off-track... ...

Sorry TS for the slight off-track...

ProjectM96 - I bought the BMC filter as per the recommendations in a number of forums... But when I compared the BMC with a K&N filter (old one for another...
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