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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-17-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By CoBeerToad
Be wary when replacing those rods. There's a...

Be wary when replacing those rods. There's a reason they broke in the first place and if that is not repaired, the new ones will suffer the same result. After replacing them in my car twice, I gave...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By CoBeerToad
My '97 keeps power to the cigarette lighter when...

My '97 keeps power to the cigarette lighter when the ignition is off.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By CoBeerToad
Don't forget about suspension. I don't know if...

Don't forget about suspension. I don't know if everybody else replaces everything at 100k or not, but I did. If it is approaching or past 100k miles, you might want to check if the suspension was...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-12-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By CoBeerToad
I want to do this now, but this floor jack will...

I want to do this now, but this floor jack will not fit under the car with the liftbars, so it's a process to use them, so I think it would be best to buy a new one.
However, I'm going to look into...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-12-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By CoBeerToad
Purchasing a new jack

After 30 years, my Craftsman 3 ton floor jack finally took a dump on me. It was indeed a sad moment as that was one of my first purchases as I started working on my own cars.

I am looking for a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-08-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,618
Posted By CoBeerToad
There was this old guy that used to come in to...

There was this old guy that used to come in to this bar daily when I lived in Oklahoma. By daily, I mean every single day. When his beer was empty he would, very loudly, exclaim, "Co Beer!" Me and my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-04-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By CoBeerToad
Solid idea, but I've been having thoughts of...

Solid idea, but I've been having thoughts of selling it in the next year or two and don't want to add to list of stuff that I half-fixed.

I decided to play around with it and taking off the big...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By CoBeerToad
Headlight mounting bracket

Think I might have broke my headlight mounting bracket where the plug is at, or perhaps the locking clip or perhaps I just don't know how to lock it.
I can't seem to figure it out in the space that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By CoBeerToad
Cooling fans hi & lo

Had a bad resistor. Fan would not function at low speed. Hi speed, no problem.

So after about 3 years, I finally attack this and replace the resistor. I started the car up and just let it idle...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-06-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By CoBeerToad
The CD player is supposed to do that if you are...

The CD player is supposed to do that if you are listening to Nickelback.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-16-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,367
Posted By CoBeerToad
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,367
Posted By CoBeerToad
With no prior painting experience, I did mine...

With no prior painting experience, I did mine with a Porsche decal I found on ebay or amazon. I left the caliper connected and I was replacing my discs at the same time, so I didn't have to mask...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-12-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By CoBeerToad
My top goes down when the low temp gets to around...

My top goes down when the low temp gets to around 50 F and the top goes back up when the high temp is around 40 F. So in Illinois, I have the top down for about 6-8 months straight.

Haven't put it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-29-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By CoBeerToad
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After 30 minutes I think I was able to attach a pic.

I originally posted this because I thought it would be fun to hypothesize on what...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-28-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By CoBeerToad
My coolant is pink so that's out. My reading says...

My coolant is pink so that's out. My reading says power steering is on the driver side so that's out.
It was definitely gear oil that spilled out in January. Just can't imagine what gear oil is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-28-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By CoBeerToad
Was able to get underneath it today for a glance....

Was able to get underneath it today for a glance. There are two lines that run along the passenger side. I smashed one of them. Still no idea what they are for.
I'll give it a deeper look on Monday....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-28-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By CoBeerToad
Green goo

Last January I had to move and opted to trailer the 986 for the 130 mile trip. It was sub zero degrees Fahrenheit and I was on a time schedule. I reversed the car up the ramp, but ended up bottoming...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-13-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,354
Posted By CoBeerToad
Would a detailed oil analysis help in any way?...

Would a detailed oil analysis help in any way? I'm not knowledgeable in this area, but I sure am lazy.
Perhaps getting these done often, might help with your decision?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-13-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,273
Posted By CoBeerToad
Easiest answer ever, but I suck at pictures......

Easiest answer ever, but I suck at pictures... give me a minute

There we go. Simple 20 hp boost!

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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By CoBeerToad
I get it every now and then, but my top is...

I get it every now and then, but my top is manual, so I know it's the microswitch under the... deck thingy, I guess it's called. Sometime the top is not sitting down all the way or it's still stiff...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-06-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By CoBeerToad
I didn't have that kind of time, so I used the...

I didn't have that kind of time, so I used the microwave.

http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac166/CoBeerToad/microwave_zpsu6tkfyhm.jpg

For future reference, don't use the microwave.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-21-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,837
Posted By CoBeerToad
I've learned the best way to handle a tailgater...

I've learned the best way to handle a tailgater is to:
1. Move over
2. If you can't move over, start to pull off the side to allow them to pass
3. If you can't do either of those things, then...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-14-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By CoBeerToad
I love a hint of color. They both look sharp,...

I love a hint of color. They both look sharp, but, I like the black better.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-07-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By CoBeerToad
I'm also uncomfortable doing this although I have...

I'm also uncomfortable doing this although I have done it in the past.
If you give a tech your part to install, and something related to that part or the part itself fails, the shop loses liability....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2016, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,609
Posted By CoBeerToad
No issues with revving. My idle is pretty steady...

No issues with revving. My idle is pretty steady in neutral and when the clutch is depressed.

I haven't had any issues with cold starts on hot days, but when I run it to the store and come back...
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