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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-07-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By Wret
I've been driving soft tops for over 20 years now...

I've been driving soft tops for over 20 years now and have tried several products to keep the fabric looking good and improve the longevity. The only product I've found guaranteed to restore good...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Wret
Hey, that's great! I hadn't seen this discussion...

Hey, that's great! I hadn't seen this discussion before but thought that others might want to check out some lower cost alternatives.

I don't mind paying full price for the right, high quality...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By Wret
Door Lock Mechanism Malfunction (window springs back up) -What's Really Going On?

If you own one of these cars long enough, you'll eventually experience the common fault where the window drops when you pull the door handle, but springs back up before you get the door closed,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-16-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Wret
I have only used the Renovo product.

I have only used the Renovo product.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Wret
I've used the dyes on a prior car. I would never...

I've used the dyes on a prior car. I would never use it again though in all fairness I tried to darken a light colored top. It was streaky and uneven and would wear off and you could scratch it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-25-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By Wret
My experience is the pickle fork ALWAYS works...

My experience is the pickle fork ALWAYS works when you hit it hard enough but it always rips up the ball joint boot. Before I did my last bearing I picked up the ball joint tool from Autozone for...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-30-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By Wret
I finally found a bluetooth headset that I can use with the top down.

Every time I have to buy one of these things I hold out hope that it will actually be useful for answering phone calls when I have the top down. I read the reviews carefully and go with those highly...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-20-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Wret
I've read this write-up a couple times to prepare...

I've read this write-up a couple times to prepare to work on mine but they have started working again.

Porsche Boxster Door Lock Mechanism / Door Handle - 986 / 987 (1997-08) - Pelican Parts...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-16-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By Wret
My mechanic assessed my vibration complaint...

My mechanic assessed my vibration complaint recently and told me that three of four wheels are bent to some degree. I saw a youtube video on straightening wheels (bent MUCH worse than mine) that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-29-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Wret
Coolant under the engine area could be the water...

Coolant under the engine area could be the water pump. This can start as a drip and progress to a gusher. It can leak quite a bit before tripping the sensor light. There are several threads on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-05-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,092
Posted By Wret
Could be a spark plug tube leaking and dripping...

Could be a spark plug tube leaking and dripping an occasional drop of oil on the cat/exhaust.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-24-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,012
Posted By Wret
The cable pull hose clamp pliers are typically...

The cable pull hose clamp pliers are typically around 30 bucks at auto parts stores and about 50 for Craftsman. You'll need them later for your coolant expansion tank. ;)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-11-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Wret
Yes. They seem to be high quality. I've used...

Yes. They seem to be high quality. I've used urethane bushings before with good results and I was surprised there wasn't a kit for this.

I didn't have much trouble with installation. The first...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Wret
I just replaced all my rear suspension arms with...

I just replaced all my rear suspension arms with lowest cost from Rock Auto. No fit issues and everything appeared high quality. I went with the vertex rebuilt trailing arms. I was able to do all...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-01-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,700
Posted By Wret
2001, 3.2L. Purchased 7 years ago with 40,000...

2001, 3.2L. Purchased 7 years ago with 40,000 miles. Curently at 187,000. Oil changed at 15k-ish intervals. Still has original clutch as far as I know.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-16-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,266
Posted By Wret
I replaced mine for the 2nd time a few months...

I replaced mine for the 2nd time a few months ago. Definately go with the glass. The only reason I replaced was for safety. I couldn't see a thing throught the hazy window. If you can do the work...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Wret
I'm on my forth. The first three were OEM and...

I'm on my forth. The first three were OEM and the last two lasted about 1 year/15000 miles each. The one I just put in was $67.00 from partsgeek.

This one I put on myself. Not that hard of a...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-19-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By Wret
I had the same issue last couple of weeks. ...

I had the same issue last couple of weeks. Condensation on the trunk lid and fogged up my tail light. Finally she vomited about a gallon of coolant in the driveway. I ordered the coolant tank...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-16-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,909
Posted By Wret
The best one for me was on my way to an autocross...

The best one for me was on my way to an autocross event with numbers already on the doors and and a Honda pulled up next to me at a light and vroom, vroomed a couple of times. I took off from the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-09-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Wret
Assuming your tires are similar outer diameter,...

Assuming your tires are similar outer diameter, there should not be any worries about transmission parts.

There are several different lug key patterns. I pounded a socket over my locking lug...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-05-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By Wret
I bought my boxster from ebay. It was the...

I bought my boxster from ebay. It was the smoothest car purchase I've made. Ebay claims some very broad buyer protection, which gave me the confidence to make a long distance purchase. During the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By Wret
"Never go full geek"

I went full geek.

After posting in this thread I went for the Motorla FINITI based on its claims of best noise reduction and voice transmission tech. It did not live up to its claims in my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By Wret
The vent line is easy to get to so it shouldn't...

The vent line is easy to get to so it shouldn't take long to replace.

Pelican gives you a cool pre-sprung clamp but I still prefer a screw clamp.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-13-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By Wret
Ball joints creak. Struts sway and bounce and...

Ball joints creak.
Struts sway and bounce and the top mounts rattle.
Bushings loose their springiness though I've never seen one fail.
Drop links rattle/clunk.
Bearings hum.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-01-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,012
Posted By Wret
Probably not, but it can. When going to a...

Probably not, but it can. When going to a different wheel diameter or tire size, the recommendation is to stay within 1% of the circumference of the stock tires. I've heard of autocrossers using a...
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