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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-04-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By DreamSign
Ok, this is exactly why I asked. The hole...

Ok, this is exactly why I asked. The hole position was not originally placed for this exact set up.

I will DEFINTELY do the -11mm from the hole.
I'll add the 2.25l and check from there.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-04-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By DreamSign
'99 5 speed trans oil change, why not fill to overflow? why -11mm??

I'm planning on changing the trans oil in my '99 base model 5 speed.
I bought 3 liters of the 'special sauce' at my local Porsche dealer.

I see in the 101 projects it says to fill to 11mm below...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-04-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/manual_oil165...

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/manual_oil1659633921.jpg

I found the manual for this car, here is what it recommends:
For mostly over 50F it is saying 10W-40 in synthetic
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-04-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
Thank you for the info. I noticed that their...

Thank you for the info. I noticed that their recommended ranges of 5w-40 to 0w-40 say nothing about ambient temperatures...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2022, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
Thank you for that, I was busy doing it on my...

Thank you for that, I was busy doing it on my calculator.

Yeah, the 45 series is better. It would probably look weird .9" higher.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
* update Somehow my calcs are wrong, Firestone...

* update Somehow my calcs are wrong, Firestone is reporting the 255s at 25" and the 225 at 25.9"

Sooo yeah, almost 1 inch difference.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
I know it may sound crazy, but I prefer a little...

I know it may sound crazy, but I prefer a little more shock absorption by the taller sidewall. 112 mm vs 101mm sidewall

It raises the very important WAF (wife acceptance factor)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
Hmmm, I'm surprised it makes a big difference....

Hmmm, I'm surprised it makes a big difference. Good thing for me my local Firestone was busy until next week. I'll switch it to a 225 50 17 instead
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-03-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
I just ordered 2x5 quarts of synthetic mobil 1....

I just ordered 2x5 quarts of synthetic mobil 1. 10w40 from walmart, only $48 for 10 quarts. Seems like a good deal
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-03-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
Thank you for your opinion, I think the 10w-40...

Thank you for your opinion, I think the 10w-40 seems more appropriate than 5w given my warmer temps. I'll source some for my next change.

I'm also going to "upgrade" to the oil filter adapter...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-03-2022, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DreamSign
I just (today) went to my local Porsche dealer...

I just (today) went to my local Porsche dealer and bought 3 liters of the 'special' gear oil. It was $35.74 per liter

The price is so close to everything else, it seemed there was really no...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-03-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
For the '99 5 speed I just went to my local...

For the '99 5 speed I just went to my local Porsche dealer and bought 3 quarts of the special gear oil, since it is 'special' :0)

So no one has any reason to NOT continue using synthetic 5w-40...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-03-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
I'm new to Porsche. I thought it best to...

I'm new to Porsche.

I thought it best to ask to see if there were any known problems caused by the wrong oils.

Is it not true that the wrong weight oil can cause problems?

For the record,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
I see. :-) I think my post set off your B.S....

I see. :-) I think my post set off your B.S. proximity alarm haha

So do you agree that my follow-up statement was factually accurate?
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-03-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
But doesn't that make it slippery when you try to...

But doesn't that make it slippery when you try to grip the steering wheel?:eek::D
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-02-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
Thank you for the links. After reading those,...

Thank you for the links. After reading those, and weighing my average temps are warm, the car has only 34K miles. I think the 5w-40 synthetic is fine.

If anyone wishes to opine otherwise, I am...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-02-2022, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By DreamSign
'99 base 986 2.5l which engine oil should I use?

Recently bought this car. It currently has synthetic 5w-40 in it that was 3/4 liter overfilled (I just drained some out, no issues)

When I do my next oil change, what engine oil do you recommend...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-02-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
I found this tutorial helpful: ...

I found this tutorial helpful:

https://driver61.com/uni/understeer/
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-02-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
My statement was, and I quote "I tend to use the...

My statement was, and I quote "I tend to use the right pedal to reduce the understeer"

The fastest way around a corner is usually the smoothest, so sometimes a little patience with the throttle...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
I tend to use the right pedal to reduce the...

I tend to use the right pedal to reduce the understeer :cheers:
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By DreamSign
Call ln directly

Call ln directly
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By DreamSign
Yes, the age of those front tires might have been...

Yes, the age of those front tires might have been part of the stiffer feel, I don't know.
New tires going on this week.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By DreamSign
Yes, as Bugs Bunny once said, "I had that...

Yes, as Bugs Bunny once said, "I had that backwards, and in reverse..."
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,070
Posted By DreamSign
Thank you for saying is you are happy for me that...

Thank you for saying is you are happy for me that I was able to get the dampening where I wanted it to be by just changing wheels and tires.

Because that is how I read your post.

I read it as: ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-31-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By DreamSign
I thought the date code said 2005, but I thought...

I thought the date code said 2005, but I thought that couldn't be right since the sidewalls don't look old.

Thank you for the info. I'll schedule to get new tires this week.
I just bought 2 new...
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