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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By spongebob
Had this sound some years ago, replacing the...

Had this sound some years ago, replacing the valves did not solve it. My fix was to put a piece of sponge in the hole in front of fuel filler cap.
Still allows for ventilation but will stop the sound
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-15-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By spongebob
Amplifier by-pass harness

Finally, after a year with a cracked rear window I now replaced it with a Robbins glass top.
With this comes a re-ignited interest for the car, it looks like new on the outside even though it is a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-26-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By spongebob
I had this issue for some years Mine is a 2,7...

I had this issue for some years
Mine is a 2,7 my 2000
Purchased in 05. First thing on the fix list was a new motormount.This did not cure the vibrations.
At that time I noticed that changing the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-24-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By spongebob
I have asked the same here before without...

I have asked the same here before without success. I guess the solution is to re- program the computer. Noticed that with AC on, engine temp is generally lower when driving at lower speed due to the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-10-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By spongebob
Finally manned upp to solve problem

Hmmm, took a while but the cracks are found.
Homemade pressure test bench and soapwater solved problem.Two outer pipes cracked at flange
No more ticking sound at cold start after welding the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-20-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By spongebob
LOL, no steaks only deer sausage in the coolers....

LOL, no steaks only deer sausage in the coolers. Legislation is quite strict on how to handle accidents with animals over here. And it is correct, I moved my pineapple from California some years ago....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-20-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By spongebob
Boxster , not the best tool for hunting deers

So, last weekend 28 accident free years came to an end, a bunch of deers made the stupid decision to cross the narrow forest road I just love use early on Sunday mornings. Of course I should have...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-25-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By spongebob
As second attempt with a new lock mechanism gave...

As second attempt with a new lock mechanism gave the same results as before. So I took a deeper look into the parts catalogue. This could have saved me a lot of headache, different numbers for US and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By spongebob
Once the door panel has been removed you will...

Once the door panel has been removed you will find the reinforcement plate.Remove the four bolts and lower the plate. Once done the two bolts holding the lock mechanism can be removed. A triple...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-18-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By spongebob
Hmmm, cup of coffe cured half the problem as...

Hmmm, cup of coffe cured half the problem as usual
Found out that the mechanical part from the key not was inserted proberly in the door lock mechanism.
Now the drivers door can be locked with key....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-18-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By spongebob
Window drop issue cured, now locking issues instead

Hi, just replaced the drivers side door lock assembly. This was done due to the window didnt drop the few centimeters needed when opening the door. Really easy job once I figured out how to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-28-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,428
Posted By spongebob
As you are running a MY 2000 Boxster you can...

As you are running a MY 2000 Boxster you can always use the AC hack to show the engine temp in Celcius, by that you will be in control of what is going on in the cooling system. Mine never exceeds 90...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-28-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By spongebob
Over here, northern Europe, a 5 % mix of Ethanol...

Over here, northern Europe, a 5 % mix of Ethanol in both 95 and 98 Octane has been standard for a long time. Have not noticed any issues with my Box at all, no power diff either on those few...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-17-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,268
Posted By spongebob
Any ideas how to wire the relay so that it can be...

Any ideas how to wire the relay so that it can be controlled by an OEM switch on the dashboard?
I have no need for the AC most of the year but the continuous running of the fans in low speed always...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-09-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By spongebob
My recommendation would be to skip the HAES amp ,...

My recommendation would be to skip the HAES amp , the stock radio cdr 220 is not the best but decent with ipod input. The amp though, close to useless in my opinion. The built in filters makes it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-07-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By spongebob
If I remember correct there is an optioncode for...

If I remember correct there is an optioncode for a lower seat from MY 02 or 03 .
I have seen this in a spare parts catalogue a while ago. If someone has access to this it is possible to check the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-24-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By spongebob
Would be interesting to know how to reach this...

Would be interesting to know how to reach this mileage on the original engine.
Of course I need to spend a few more hours behind the wheel but with what kind of driving behavior?
Does a 245k Miles...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-11-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,430
Posted By spongebob
If the noise is increasing when turning it is...

If the noise is increasing when turning it is most likely a wheel bearing that is damaged. This is the easiest way to diagnose it. Just do some long sweeping turns that puts some load on each bearing...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-16-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,233
Posted By spongebob
Wheel bearing removal, not as easy....

as I thought.
After getting a quote of $1000 ( in local money) I decided to do this job myself. That was just the correct input needed to get the job started. My box has not seen a workshop (...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-13-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By spongebob
If I have understood the features of this tool...

If I have understood the features of this tool correct, not even the axle has to be removed?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-09-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By spongebob
Wow, this is heavy ammo for the sales ad of my MY...

Wow, this is heavy ammo for the sales ad of my MY 2000
Guess I can price at a level comparable with 2005 and newer...:dance:
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-18-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,811
Posted By spongebob
Hmmm, the Ims problem was pretty unknown when the...

Hmmm, the Ims problem was pretty unknown when the manual stated 15-40w.
Not only due to the cars age at that time I guess
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-05-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,892
Posted By spongebob
This is the same behaviour as in the old mans...

This is the same behaviour as in the old mans Jaguar Mk2
Slowing down from highway causes the oil lamp to light up for a while, this is due to worn engine bearings and an old pump. In case of a...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-03-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,600
Posted By spongebob
Stay with the looks and sound or save for an...

Stay with the looks and sound or save for an upgrade engine.
The std Boxster is a pretty fast car on twisty roads but will never be number one on the highway. More power is a never ending story
Not...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-25-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By spongebob
I was a little bit wrong, this is the way to fo...

I was a little bit wrong, this is the way to fo it. Works on 97 - 00
To access:hold recirc and air up for 5 sec
+ and - takes you through different codes, 6c is cooling water temp, 5 c = outside...
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