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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-10-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By pothole
M030 strut size versus standard struts...

Are the M030 struts / shocks shorter than the standard items?

Thanks.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-10-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By pothole
Yes, at the front I 'threaded' the spring off the...

Yes, at the front I 'threaded' the spring off the piston. You do not need to fully 'clear' the top of the piston on the front, so you don't need to get the strut terribly low.

That was actually on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-10-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By pothole
Replacing springs without removing the dampers...

Hey guys

Just wondering if anybody has any insight on this topic - fitting springs without removing the dampers.

It's easily doable on the front axle. You just put the car on stands, jack up...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-04-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By pothole
987 temp gauge

Hi fellows

Is there an equivalent in the 987 to the climate panel hack from the 986 where you can have it display various data including coolant temp?

Stupidly, the temp gauge in 987s is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 795
Posted By pothole
987.1 large single-row IMS bearing

Guys, apologies if this has been covered to death.

Is there a definitive date for when the larger IMS bearing was introduced in the 987?

I think it was some time in 2005. Would it be correct to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-06-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By pothole
Randal Yeah - am aware of that and it is...

Randal

Yeah - am aware of that and it is indeed one reason why I had doubts whether a newer door would be a straight swap...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-30-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By pothole
'03 door on a '97?

Can I fit a door from an '03 to my '97?

The door is just a bare shell. Mine has very slight damage and I would prefer to replace the door than have paint work done.

I have found a door in the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 570
Posted By pothole
Reducing assistance from PAS pump?

Is there any practical way to reduce the power assistance for the steering on our cars?

I've been thinking about disconnecting the PAS completely, but today I tried coasting down a steep hill with...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By pothole
Thanks. Someone pointed me in the direction of...

Thanks. Someone pointed me in the direction of this Porsche PDF which talies:
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,021
Posted By pothole
987.2 gear ratios

Does anyone know the max speed in each gear for a 987.2 (ie facelift Box/Cayman)?

Thanks!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By pothole
Sorry, but where did I question Jake's expertise?...

Sorry, but where did I question Jake's expertise? I did nothing of the sort. I am merely pointing out that when it comes to judging the reliability of a product, the vendor is not an adequate source...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By pothole
Jake, you're not an independent source on the...

Jake, you're not an independent source on the subject. It's that simple.

Moreover, the fact you claim information you can't possibly have really only makes things worse. There's no way for you or...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,136
Posted By pothole
Sorry, but with the very best will in the world,...

Sorry, but with the very best will in the world, the LN products are not proven. The only evidence available is anecdotal.

The single-row LN upgrade bearing is known to fail. We can argue about...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By pothole
Ha ha, good point. Compete to miss the targets by...

Ha ha, good point. Compete to miss the targets by the biggest margins!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By pothole
You say 'drive that Boxster' but I assume this...

You say 'drive that Boxster' but I assume this kind of TSD thing means crawling around at roughly the speed limit (especially US speed limits) for days on end to hit the set targets. Which if I am...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By pothole
SLighty off-topic but looking for some BMW Z4 E85 tech guides

Pelican doesn't cover the Z4, only Z3.

May need to help a friend change some suspension arms. Pretty sure the basic layout is the same as the E36/46 with z-axle at rear (unlike Z3 with its E30...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By pothole
This is what is confusing me. From another...

This is what is confusing me.

From another thread here, one guy removed three pipes from inside the trunk/boot connecting the the tank to the feed-through plate, attaching them to the new tank as...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By pothole
On your own without a helper?

On your own without a helper?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-01-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By pothole
Coolant tank replacement query

It's official, my tank is leaking. I've been reading the various guides and posts and I'm a little confused.

Some of the guides say you have to access some of the hoses from below. Some seem to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By pothole
On the one hand, I agree. On the other, how...

On the one hand, I agree.

On the other, how many oven enthusiasts are there? Surely most people want a modern oven that majors on convenience? And yet Aga still does a roaring trade in Luddite...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-18-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By pothole
Sorry what? Car makers absolutely do meet our...

Sorry what? Car makers absolutely do meet our desires. That's how one car maker sells more cars than another. By more accurately gauging and meeting the desires of car buyers.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-18-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By pothole
Yes, except that breaks down in a hypothetical...

Yes, except that breaks down in a hypothetical scenario where time is standing still.

Think the reality is that time doesn't stand still and nor does light. But if time did stand still light...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-17-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By pothole
If time truly stood still at the event horizon,...

If time truly stood still at the event horizon, any light would be stationary, since speed is distance travelled over time. Hence light would not propagate and you wouldn't see it. Indeed you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By pothole
What interests me is that, in the UK at least,...

What interests me is that, in the UK at least, for many goods there's a big market for high quality traditional products.

Example: Ovens - oil-fired Aga ovens like this are still very fashionable...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By pothole
Pretty baffled to read that. The concept doesn't...

Pretty baffled to read that. The concept doesn't have any glue-on 'aero' bits. There's no chin spoiler or skirts or wings. It's clean and uncluttered and clearly the Boxster that looks most like the...
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