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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-27-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Steve Tinker
With the engine running above 1000rpm, you should...

With the engine running above 1000rpm, you should see a 13.5 - 14.2v (depending on the battery state of charge) @ the battery terminals. Anything lower than that and the charging system is suspect.
...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-21-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By Steve Tinker
Richard, There is a Porsche tuning and race...

Richard,
There is a Porsche tuning and race prep specialist around the London area (I think) called Parr who imported TPC supercharge kits and fitted / tuned them on Boxsters and Caymans. They are a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-14-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Steve Tinker
Cylinders #5 & 6 seem to be the weaker bores...

Cylinders #5 & 6 seem to be the weaker bores according to Hartech in the UK - that's the 2 rearmost cylinders on the drivers side (LH drive cars). Valve stem seal/guide wear can also cause oil...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-07-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By Steve Tinker
^^^ I agree ^^^ Six months ago I contacted...

^^^ I agree ^^^

Six months ago I contacted LN regarding their ceramic dual row bearing which has been installed in my 2001 S since 2010 (I must have been one of the first to have an IMS bearing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Steve Tinker
I'm with JFP here - if the front compartment...

I'm with JFP here - if the front compartment drains are (or have been) blocked, rain water collects around and then into the booster causing the internals to corrode......
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-20-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By Steve Tinker
You will need an < Alternator Clutch Free Wheel...

You will need an < Alternator Clutch Free Wheel Pulley Removal Wrench 33 Teeth Spline Tool >
off ebay to remove the clutch. You can achieve this with the alternator in place if you use this tool,...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-19-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Steve Tinker
PC, Its OK to run the car for a couple of days...

PC,
Its OK to run the car for a couple of days with the bleed valve in the open (vertical) position or for at least 2 heat up / cool down cycles to rid the system of any small pockets of air.

One...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-09-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By Steve Tinker
Be aware that you might now have an air bubble in...

Be aware that you might now have an air bubble in the system which will cause the coolant to puke out again on your run home.
You can prevent that by lifting the chromed D ring on the bleeder valve...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-06-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Steve Tinker
To expel the air bubbles..... 1) Open up the...

To expel the air bubbles.....
1) Open up the pressure relief valve under the coolant fill cap plastic cover (a chromed D shaped toggle ring) - lift it into the vertical position.
2) Top up the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-20-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,474
Posted By Steve Tinker
Boxx, since you are so interested in the M96...

Boxx, since you are so interested in the M96 engine history, have a look at Hartech's website,
< Porsche Engine Repair and Service Specialists (http://www.hartech.org) > and click onto "Engine...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-18-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By Steve Tinker
2001 986 S, dual row bearing. Replaced mid 2010...

2001 986 S, dual row bearing.
Replaced mid 2010 with LN dual row ceramic @ 71,000km (44,000 miles) currently @ 110,000km (69,000 miles).
The original bearing had no visual wear, but unusually had...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-09-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,098
Posted By Steve Tinker
Ha Markus, Markus, Markus... I just wonder just...

Ha Markus, Markus, Markus... I just wonder just how many thinking hours have already been consumed over this particular problem?? :eek:

Especially when it happens to the you.
You would have...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-04-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,503
Posted By Steve Tinker
Why not???

Why not???
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-27-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Steve Tinker
Jeeper, Did you remove the rubber hoses going...

Jeeper,
Did you remove the rubber hoses going to the front rads, or did you just drain from the drain plug in the manifold?. Just draining from the manifold bolt won't get all the coolant out.....
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-24-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Steve Tinker
A heavy clutch is a good indication that its on...

A heavy clutch is a good indication that its on the way out - at least it was on mine......
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-21-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By Steve Tinker
If the vibration is speed related and not engine...

If the vibration is speed related and not engine / transmission revs related, then it has to be caused by a wheel / driveshaft rotational problem. Changing engine mounts, clutch flywheel or muffler...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-19-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,752
Posted By Steve Tinker
I think there is some misunderstanding regarding...

I think there is some misunderstanding regarding the underdrive pulley.

There possibly is a 5hp gain with the reduced parasitic loss, but the gain is @ low to mid range rpm, not max rpm. A good...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-18-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,621
Posted By Steve Tinker
HA, you guys keep on dreaming - $US113,000 =...

HA, you guys keep on dreaming - $US113,000 = $A150,000.

A basic Boxster S here in Australia STARTS @ $US118,000 ($A157,000) stripped out with with no options, so adding on heliguy's few extras...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By Steve Tinker
If you are (very) lucky, the broken bit could be...

If you are (very) lucky, the broken bit could be lodged in the thermostat housing. If its not there, it could be anywhere in the cooling system - just hope that its not lodged in one of the cylinder...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-17-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By Steve Tinker
You may have an air pocket in the cooling system...

You may have an air pocket in the cooling system - be very careful not to overheat the engine with this loss of coolant..... How does your oil level look - any indication of water in coolant (milk...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-16-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,396
Posted By Steve Tinker
If the battery voltage is only 12.4v maximum...

If the battery voltage is only 12.4v maximum after a 7 hour charge, then the battery is faulty.
As Mike indicated, 12.6v is the norm for a fully charged battery, while 12.4v is a ~70% charge.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-10-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Posted By Steve Tinker
1) Check the metal particles to see if they are...

1) Check the metal particles to see if they are ferrous - just pass a magnet over them. If they are non magnetic, I would think that it is normal shedding from an all alloy engine.

2) Its always...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-10-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By Steve Tinker
Just be aware that the left hand drive UK cars...

Just be aware that the left hand drive UK cars headlights are "aimed" the wrong way for NA cars....
Anyone registering a Euro car in the UK has to replace the headlights to comply with driving on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-08-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By Steve Tinker
You may have an electrical fault, but it also...

You may have an electrical fault, but it also sounds like a flat battery with the dash lights fading - check the voltage at the battery terminals (should be 12.6v). If less than 12.3v, charge your...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-06-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By Steve Tinker
Thanks everyone for your take on this - looks...

Thanks everyone for your take on this - looks like Tom & I will be the aged geeks lugging a laptop around second hand car yards...
Can anyone confirm if using a Durametric to interrogate a vehicles...
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