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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-28-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By thom4782
Two codes are needed to program a replacement key...

Two codes are needed to program a replacement key fob. One is for the fob itself and the other is for the car. The fob code comes on a tag with a new unit. The car code may be found under the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-24-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,409
Posted By thom4782
This rant about warranties serves little value...

This rant about warranties serves little value because is doesn't help one make a call.

A warranty doesn't prevent actual failures. It simply says who will pay should a failure occur. Can...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,409
Posted By thom4782
JFP says it best. It's your choice to spend your...

JFP says it best. It's your choice to spend your money with whatever developer you want. Factor in the their various warranties into your price calculations, but there is little value in bemoaning...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-09-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,409
Posted By thom4782
Yes, all IMSBs wear out. It's just a matter of...

Yes, all IMSBs wear out. It's just a matter of when. If you're going to track the car, then perhaps you should install LN's IMS Solution. It's the most bullet proof of them all.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-29-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By thom4782
Blue62 is right +/-6 is the spec. Sorry about...

Blue62 is right +/-6 is the spec. Sorry about the misinformation. IIRC, codes start getting thrown about +/-9.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-29-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By thom4782
Spec is +/- 9 so you are in spec. I believe you...

Spec is +/- 9 so you are in spec. I believe you should take with the car running warmed up
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-28-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 699
Posted By thom4782
IMS is problematic for both high and low mile...

IMS is problematic for both high and low mile cars albeit for different reasons.

High mile cars face wear and tear on their suspensions and drive train. Low mile cars face issues with aging seals...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-12-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By thom4782
There are two types folks here...1) wrench...

There are two types folks here...1) wrench turners who can tackle even the most complicated repairs and 2) those who pay indies and dealers to fix their cars. They see the world differently.

I was...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-11-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By thom4782
Easiest solution - buy a second key and have a...

Easiest solution - buy a second key and have a dealer or indie program it for your car.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By thom4782
JFP and Particlewave are right.

JFP and Particlewave are right.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
Posted By thom4782
Couple of thoughts.... Change the oil...

Couple of thoughts....

Change the oil frequently...I did my DD every 3000 miles using Motul.

The IMS issue is tricky. The root cause is the seals degrade due to contaminants in the oil and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-02-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,402
Posted By thom4782
Guy I sold my 01S trailered it home using Uhaul. ...

Guy I sold my 01S trailered it home using Uhaul. It had to go on rear first b/c the front lip would not clear the traler front with the wheels in the right tie down place.
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-16-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By thom4782
Probably not iMS. When the IMS fails, the engine...

Probably not iMS. When the IMS fails, the engine quickly destroys itself.

Knocking could be minor or major like a main bearing. A through check by an experience mechanic is important.

I'd...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By thom4782
If its the external hoses - probably not costly...

If its the external hoses - probably not costly of you can do the work yourself. Replace parts and refill the system with coolant, which can be a pain.

If its the heater core, then it could be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-29-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By thom4782
In part, the issue is where is the leak...

In part, the issue is where is the leak occurring. If it's in the middle of the car, between the front and back wheels, there are three possibilities. One is water from the evaporator draining after...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-29-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By thom4782
That area is where the evaporator drain exits the...

That area is where the evaporator drain exits the body of the car. By any chance do you have the temperature set to auto with the snowflake showing.

If not, I'd suspect a coolant line is leaking....
Forum: New Member Introductions 07-28-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By thom4782
Here are a few things to consider Best...

Here are a few things to consider

Best choice: low mileage car, less wear on everything; pristine condition; IMS replaced. If original IMS and you plan on keeping the car for many years, go with...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-28-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,386
Posted By thom4782
Take the front engine access panel off and look...

Take the front engine access panel off and look for residual spots indicating a water leak. If your water pump is on it's last legs and it stops working, you may overheat and cause the head to warp
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-16-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By thom4782
Wishful thinking...you're never going to be...

Wishful thinking...you're never going to be completely safe. You can only change the odds of suffering a catastrophic failure.

By the time ferrous metal shows up in filters or drain plugs,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-16-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,065
Posted By thom4782
Here's the deal...you're never going to be...

Here's the deal...you're never going to be 'safe.' 986 engines will eventually wear out. Replacing the IMS bearing is one way to avoid a premature, catastrophic engine failure

The math is simple....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-10-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,780
Posted By thom4782
Having sold my 986, this is probably my last...

Having sold my 986, this is probably my last comment on the IMS question.

Most people look at this issue in the wrong way. If all IMS alternatives have similar longevities, which is a big...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6,154
Views: 687,945
Posted By thom4782
Here you go... ...

Here you go...

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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6,154
Views: 687,945
Posted By thom4782
On to the challenges of my 951.

On to the challenges of my 951.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-02-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,154
Views: 687,945
Posted By thom4782
Sold...after 16 3/4 years of ownership and 150K...

Sold...after 16 3/4 years of ownership and 150K joyful miles, the new owner picked up the 01S this morning for its move to Oregon. Good luck all.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-04-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,925
Posted By thom4782
Hi all: Here is the final design. It works...

Hi all:

Here is the final design. It works like this.


Pull loop end of the rope through the release cable loop until the cable loop is near the bottom of the tow hook.
Pull the large tow...
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