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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-25-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By elgyqc
As a shade tree mechanic myself I was...

As a shade tree mechanic myself I was disappointed to see that your experiment failed. Personally I have limited confidence in chemical bonding.

My first experiment at changing the window was an...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-22-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,499
Posted By elgyqc
When I installed my oil pressure gauge I did some...

When I installed my oil pressure gauge I did some research on what the oil pressure should be, the discussion is posted in this thread....
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-22-2022, 02:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By elgyqc
The Pelican article shows all the fasteners...

The Pelican article shows all the fasteners involved. There are screws in the storage pocket and behind the airbag badge....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-11-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,994
Posted By elgyqc
After a couple of months of use and some sunny...

After a couple of months of use and some sunny weather the wrinkles have diminished somewhat, there are still some on the headrest just above the seat back insert... but less then before. I will...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By elgyqc
Have a read through this ...

Have a read through this
http://986forum.com/forums/boxster-general-discussions/78235-door-window-not-dropping-properly-%96-troubleshooting-check-list.html
My issue was cracked solder joint in the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-26-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By elgyqc
The Porsche dealer is usually best for these...

The Porsche dealer is usually best for these small parts, often the price is competitive when you count in the shipping from other suppliers. Your experience may differ.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-17-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By elgyqc
If you call around you should be able to find a...

If you call around you should be able to find a place that will cut the key and clone the "pill" that is in the key head. There is a place locally that does this for $150. The key will not function...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-11-2022, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By elgyqc
He hasn't been on the board for 5 years...

He hasn't been on the board for 5 years...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-09-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By elgyqc
I just did this last week, like Lowski my fight...

I just did this last week, like Lowski my fight was with the spring clip. I as able to get the tube on with the manifold bolted down, working from the engine side by feel only.
You might try...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-08-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By elgyqc
... lol...

... lol...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By elgyqc
An expensive week for me. I discovered that I was...

An expensive week for me. I discovered that I was losing coolant and found that I had the well known cracked coolant reservoir problem. Then the battery, which had been showing signs of weakness,...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-05-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By elgyqc
Another DIY thread on changing the coolant reservoir

Boy do I do not want to do that again… although with the experience gained I could do it relatively quickly and easily.

Tools I used for the spring clips.
Long reach hose clamp pliers - essential...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 04-21-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By elgyqc
The experience of ike84 got me thinking that...

The experience of ike84 got me thinking that perhaps I could change my injectors since my engine is out of the car for other work. I found these injectors which seem to already have the necessary...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-16-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,994
Posted By elgyqc
Nice job ammonman, almost no wrinkles. Did you...

Nice job ammonman, almost no wrinkles. Did you use a heat gun to remove the wrinkles?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-16-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,274
Posted By elgyqc
Here is the cupholder I came up with, inspired by...

Here is the cupholder I came up with, inspired by Miles1 here
http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/55667-boxster-cup-holders.html#post645976

...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 04-16-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,482
Posted By elgyqc
You inspired me to make my own similar version, I...

You inspired me to make my own similar version, I had a length of PVC the right length (left over from another project) with a piece cut out to form a semicircular. Cut it in half and used some...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-10-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,888
Posted By elgyqc
You are right about the splined bolts. They can...

You are right about the splined bolts. They can be cut off with a Sawzall or hacksaw if you have lots of time. When I do muffler work I only take the saw under the car with me... I replaced with...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-04-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 749
Posted By elgyqc
I was talking about the coil wires not plug...

I was talking about the coil wires not plug wires. There is a rubber boot over the connector that plugs into the coil and it is easy to think the connector is on all the way when it is not, hence the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-03-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By elgyqc
The 2008 should have the M97 engine with the...

The 2008 should have the M97 engine with the larger non replaceable IMS bearing. It does not have the failure rate of the M96 engines.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-03-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 749
Posted By elgyqc
I would doubt that the problem is that the plugs...

I would doubt that the problem is that the plugs are not Bosch. Much more likely, as suggested by STL-986, one or more coils are not properly seated on the plugs or that a coil wire is not properly...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,857
Posted By elgyqc
I'm not at home so don't have access to my...

I'm not at home so don't have access to my Boxster stuff but... the front edge of the apron attaches to the top under the window with a rubber molding. My problem is I can't get the molding to fit...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-25-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By elgyqc
or ...

or
https://www.porsche.com/canada/en/accessoriesandservices/classic/factoryrestoration/reference/911classicclubcoupe/
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-17-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By elgyqc
I love IMSB discussions! I plan to reuse the...

I love IMSB discussions!
I plan to reuse the old spring clip. For the installation I was thinking of using a metal collar (that I have already made from a piece of exhaust pipe) held in place by a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-16-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By elgyqc
Sourcing for the bearing is mentioned in this...

Sourcing for the bearing is mentioned in this thread. Also discussion on installing new bearing. I have not completed the installation myself because I was waiting for a flange and am now away on...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-14-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By elgyqc
You don't seem to be getting much help, so here...

You don't seem to be getting much help, so here is my 2 cents worth. Get an OBD reader, even a cheap one might give you some indications of what is going on. Try starter fluid in the intake (remove...
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