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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-23-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By tonycarreon
+upvote "my left brake makes a weird noise...

+upvote

"my left brake makes a weird noise when i turn right"
"check the ignition switch..."
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-23-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By tonycarreon
ignition switch failing. that's what happened...

ignition switch failing. that's what happened with me.

i had to learn where the spot was that allowed me to take it out. became muscle memory for a while and i ignored it

long story short i...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-23-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By tonycarreon
hah. still do this 8 years later...

hah. still do this 8 years later...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-23-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,784
Posted By tonycarreon
just an FYI quote i got was around $2550 -...

just an FYI quote i got was around $2550
- replace bearing
- trans flush
- cooling sys flush

'01 tip...

and not to jinx myself, still on original bearing @135k miles
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By tonycarreon
had the same thing a few years back (few...many)...

had the same thing a few years back (few...many) that at first i thought might be the heat shield. turned out to be a bolt wasn't tightened after i replaced the alternator...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By tonycarreon
like the previous poster said, it seems to come...

like the previous poster said, it seems to come in waves.

i have an '01, purchased in the spring of 2009. in 6.5 years i have spent (including tires, the GAHH top and oil changes) close to around...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 692
Posted By tonycarreon
"wobble" noise

a couple of days ago i noticed a wobble noise that after thinking about it sounded like when the water pump started failing.

this was a little upsetting since it was only 30k miles since it was...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-10-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By tonycarreon
mine started failing at 92k miles. replaced it...

mine started failing at 92k miles. replaced it when it was wobbly but had not started leaking yet.

i think i remember reading a while back (maybe it was jake who said it) that the WP should be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-24-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By tonycarreon
had the same issue after replacing my alternator....

had the same issue after replacing my alternator. turns out one of the bolts for the alternator wasn't fully tightened down and got itself loose. allowing the alternator to rattle especially when the...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 04-26-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By tonycarreon
WTB: headlight reflector passenger side

needing the headlight reflector for the passenger side. mine came off a few days ago somewhere on I495 around DC... (if you find it let me know!)

otherwise, if anyone is selling one (amber) or...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 04-26-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,446
Posted By tonycarreon
sending PM

sending PM
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,306
Posted By tonycarreon
replaced my mount in 2010 at about 75k miles.had...

replaced my mount in 2010 at about 75k miles.had the tell-tale vibration around 3k rpm. it seemed like one day it was good, next day it was bad. but i guess i had just gotten used to the feeling as...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-18-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By tonycarreon
'01 tip... my alternator went out 4 years ago...

'01 tip...
my alternator went out 4 years ago on a road trip. i'm sure it was the regulator but since i was in a tough spot (1300 miles from home, 100 miles from a dealer / p-car shop) i decided to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By tonycarreon
there's always value to someone. i ended up...

there's always value to someone. i ended up giving mine away to a guy who had a cracked plastic window. at least it wasn't thrown in the trash and someone got more use from it. throw it up on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-15-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By tonycarreon
yes. the fan will come on with the car off if...

yes. the fan will come on with the car off if it's warm enough.

after a long and/or hard drive i can hear the fan kick in while my car's parked in the garage every so often until the engine's...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By tonycarreon
there's nothing "special" about changing the oil....

there's nothing "special" about changing the oil. it's just that most cars have an oil filter in a throw away housing whereas the boxster has a paper filter in a plastic housing.

anyone should be...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 967
Posted By tonycarreon
frozen brake caliper?

so i'm thinking the problem may be a frozen (dying) caliper or piston...

backstory: drove 150 miles in bad rain storms yesterday. drive in the rain from time to time anyway.

for a while now,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-09-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By tonycarreon
lower control arm squeaked / clunked when it went...

lower control arm squeaked / clunked when it went out on me
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By tonycarreon
not a bad price. the quote i got a couple of...

not a bad price. the quote i got a couple of years ago from a local (VA) shop for just an IMS and new RMS was right at $2000. i did the AOS shortly after that quote for $400. (and yeah i'm on a TIP...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By tonycarreon
i did this last summer when i went out of town...

i did this last summer when i went out of town for 3 months. just called my agent (state farm) and told her i would not be driving the cars. she raised the deductibles to $999,999 (except comp) which...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By tonycarreon
frederick here. black '01. i know of another...

frederick here. black '01.

i know of another here as well (shadrach74)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-31-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,542
Posted By tonycarreon
the stock thermostat starts to open around 190

the stock thermostat starts to open around 190
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-28-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By tonycarreon
my manual is made of paper, no rattles... ...

my manual is made of paper, no rattles...

should be easy to remove the shelf, i think it's just a couple of screws.

the only time it's been awkward is when i was pulled over and had to tell the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-27-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By tonycarreon
microswitch for the top...

microswitch for the top...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By tonycarreon
personally i wouldn't just start using the...

personally i wouldn't just start using the pre-mixed coolant (or any other off the shelf stuff) without doing a flush. too much can go wrong. i know i've got the porsche coolant in there, and that's...
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