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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-02-2009, 03:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,912
Posted By socratic
I feel for you cartagena. I had the same thing...

I feel for you cartagena. I had the same thing with when I went on vacation once with a couple of young lady friends. For 10 - 15 minutes, it was sheer horror as I couldn't see a thing. Torrential...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-21-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By socratic
Quote: "I just want to double check.....

Quote:

"I just want to double check.. everything electrical is working, top, radio, windows, etc.. its all working fine, the key is turning.. but it will not start.. unless i turn it 50 or so...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-05-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By socratic
Is there a good 911 (996/997) forum like ours?

I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask about other forums (please delete this thread if that's the case).

Is there a similar forum for 911s?

I'm interested in purchasing a later year 996...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-01-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,842
Posted By socratic
Thanks all. I appreciate the tips, prices and...

Thanks all. I appreciate the tips, prices and the garages to aspire to.

I'm keeping the lift in mind.

Yes, I will need to get permits.

I live in the city and am worried that I'll tick...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-28-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,842
Posted By socratic
How much does it cost to build a 2-car garage?

During our record snowfall, my temporary fabric (vinyl?) shed collapsed under the weight of the snow...with the Boxster in it... No apparent permanent damage but I'm still digging the hundreds of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-27-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By socratic
That's odd. My key only has 2 buttons (Unlock...

That's odd. My key only has 2 buttons (Unlock and trunk). Gee, is mine really a 2001???

Does everyone with a 2001 have a 3-button key?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-25-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By socratic
2001 2.7 remote trunk unlock - switch to rear trunk?

I have a 2001 2.7L

Unlike the S models, my remote key only has 1 trunk-opening button and it opens the front trunk.

I always use the rear trunk only. Is it possible to have the one button...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-25-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By socratic
If it is the AOS, get it fixed right away if...

If it is the AOS, get it fixed right away if underwarranty. A friend's AOS went while he was driving. It stranded him. Very costly to fix out of warranty (approx $1000).
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-04-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By socratic
What car is this? (from The Birds movie)

The classic thriller The Birds (Hitchcock) was on TCM last night.

I noticed an interesting looking car driven by the female lead.

Does anyone know what it is?

Here's a pic:
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-20-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,475
Posted By socratic
I did mine last year and remember swearing at how...

I did mine last year and remember swearing at how much force I needed to exert to take it out and especially putting it in. So don't despair, it it literally is a few minutes and not necessarily...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,107
Posted By socratic
Double-DIN stereo with GPS Nav?

But anybody know of a good double-din stereo that has a good GPS Nav system?

More units seem to have the LCD screen come out and flip out but I'm not as keen on those because I think this type of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-28-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By socratic
Good experience with bluetooth headset for cellphone?

Convertible users have a slightly different need regarding a bluetooth headset I think. Others might need the smallest or coolest looking. I believe we need good protection from wind noise and a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-16-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,477
Posted By socratic
How loud is the turbo whine? I'm hoping there...

How loud is the turbo whine? I'm hoping there would be little to no whine because I do a lot of commuting with the car and having it whine all the way to work would be annoying.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-16-2007, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,108
Posted By socratic
Brake lights flicker then go out. Bad switch? Bad Relay?

When I step lightly on the brake pedal, the brake lights come on but when I step on them a bit harder (less than even the normal pressure to stop the car), the lights go out.

It may be a faulty...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,080
Posted By socratic
Actually I like the look of the knob. But...

Actually I like the look of the knob.

But it's not useful for a manual trans.

However if something like that can be made for an automatic--and the display be put on the dash, that would be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-07-2007, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By socratic
No Touch Tire care? Wheel care?

Has anyone used the No Touch Tire Care stuff that comes in a spray can?

I believe you spray it on and it works. Simple as that.

Costco seems to have a 4-pack on sale and if it works as...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-07-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By socratic
Bob, Do you have pics of your car with the...

Bob,

Do you have pics of your car with the wheels on (with the spacers?)

I am thinking of getting spacers too but I wonder if 7mm is too small for the fronts.

Do you think it would be...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-04-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,364
Posted By socratic
I'm no help since I'm thinking about spacers...

I'm no help since I'm thinking about spacers myself.

Did you get 7mm for front and rear? How did you arrive at that size?

I was thinking of getting 14mm for the rears and 10mm for the fronts...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-31-2007, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By socratic
Just curious, how much of a problem has chipping...

Just curious, how much of a problem has chipping or cracking of the headlights been?

Especially since our cars have plastic headlamps and they are on a slope.

Have you guys seen much of this...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2007, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By socratic
Sorry guys, yes, Insite has it correct. CJ...

Sorry guys, yes, Insite has it correct.

CJ Boxster made up a how-to article here:

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12646

Thanks to CJ.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-28-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By socratic
My 2001 has this too and I've read that it's the...

My 2001 has this too and I've read that it's the lower control arms. I'm probably going to replace them this Spring.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-24-2007, 12:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,369
Posted By socratic
Bob, do you have pics of your wheels with the...

Bob, do you have pics of your wheels with the spacers?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-16-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By socratic
Yet another dead battery thread; can't pop the front trunk

So after wintering for 3 months, my little 2.7's battery is dead. ...I know, I should have followed the great wintering instructions that MNBoxster and others have posted.

Firstly, I can't pop...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-13-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,332
Posted By socratic
PECivil, do you have a thread anywhere where you...

PECivil, do you have a thread anywhere where you describe your experience upgrading to a 3.4? e.g. who did it? And do you have to practically steal an engine to keep the cost down (i.e. high labor...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-06-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By socratic
Mark, I've got the same thing in my 01 2.7. ...

Mark,

I've got the same thing in my 01 2.7.

Took it to the dealer who said they used an impact wrench on every last bolt underneath the car but it still does the "creak" when it hits the...
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