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Forum: Boxster General Discussions Today, 03:53 PM
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Posted By mikefocke
Any boring has to be super precise to maintain...

Any boring has to be super precise to maintain the angle of the crank and/or camshaft to case angle or the pressure on the bearing is likely to be off center creating a ball on race (or whatever...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-20-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 269
Posted By mikefocke
There is a list of parasitic drains here...

There is a list of parasitic drains here (https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/batteries). Page down about two pages and lots of detail on draw versus time and even the draw from individual ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-20-2020, 11:42 AM
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Views: 76
Posted By mikefocke
Various methods described here...

Various methods described here (https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/whenyourbatteryisdead).

Good luck.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-06-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By mikefocke
Nice service history for the first 15 or so...

Nice service history for the first 15 or so years. No CarFax record of service last few years. No sign of IMS work on CarFax. No LN sticker. No information on what dealer service was done by the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-24-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 593
Posted By mikefocke
But first read the codes. Most any code reader...

But first read the codes. Most any code reader can usually get the basic codes for the engine and pollution stuff. It is the security, transmission and auxiliary stuff that you need something Porsche...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By mikefocke
Ask to on boxa.net as UK folks frequent there.

Ask to on boxa.net as UK folks frequent there.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-20-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By mikefocke
According to this list...

According to this list (http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site/Porsche_Option_Codes_List.html), 233 is change of tire supplier in production line. Meaning Pirelli to Michelin or vice versa.

And in 1991,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-18-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,588
Posted By mikefocke
I bought a base '99 and promptly totaled it. I...

I bought a base '99 and promptly totaled it. I had raced before and owned a 914 and 2 Alfas. I bought a '01S and had a PPI done on this running and cosmetically flawless car with 35k miles on it....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-16-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By mikefocke
I did exactly that with my '99. Dove under the...

I did exactly that with my '99. Dove under the rear bumper of a pickup. No damage to the pickup. My guess was $3-4k. They stopped estimating at $26k and totaled it.

The issues are insurablity,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-08-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By mikefocke
My guess ... The need to earn a living for...

My guess ...

The need to earn a living for both became evident eventually.

The two produced competing products based on two sets of "facts" and time spent on the back and forth got to them.
...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-06-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,508
Posted By mikefocke
Is the low drone better or worse for your ears....

Is the low drone better or worse for your ears. Those rumbles you hear on some bikes are the worst. An hearing aids can be more expensive than any good muffler system.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-03-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By mikefocke
Pull a spark plug and sniff for fuel. Helps to...

Pull a spark plug and sniff for fuel. Helps to narrow your focus.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-03-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By mikefocke
Those companies are in business to make money. ...

Those companies are in business to make money.

Why would you think they would be offering a deal where the odds are in your favor?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-31-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 517
Posted By mikefocke
The 986 (Model years 1997-2004) takes a BCI Group...

The 986 (Model years 1997-2004) takes a BCI Group 48 (12.1X 6.9 X 7.6"), the 987 (2005-) takes a BCI Group 94R ( 12.4 X 6.9 X 7.5 "); both right hand positive terminal. The 94R is also slightly...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-17-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By mikefocke
Yes, first find the mechanic. Then visit....

Yes, first find the mechanic.

Then visit. Observe the cars they are working on and what they are doing to them, If you see engines on stands and techs working on the innards, that is a good sign....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-12-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By mikefocke
Novus 1,2,3 kit is what I used to polish some of...

Novus 1,2,3 kit is what I used to polish some of that window out. Inside and out, work up from the most abrasive to finally a polish.Looked new and lasted for 5 years.

A new top with glass window...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-11-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By mikefocke
If it happens again, note if the tach needle...

If it happens again, note if the tach needle twitches at all.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-09-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikefocke
Of course there is always the chance that the new...

Of course there is always the chance that the new bearing is bad (low, perhaps, but always a chance) or the installation flawed.

There is accurate failure data from Porsche as revealed in the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-07-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikefocke
Part is listed as "housing". Commonly called...

Part is listed as "housing". Commonly called "flange". So how do we know if a bearing was changed?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikefocke
Part is listed as a housing. with engine numbers....

Part is listed as a housing. with engine numbers. So I wonder if it was really a bearing change.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-07-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By mikefocke
Maybe a 996 engine from the same era? ...

Maybe a 996 engine from the same era?

https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/11-ENGINE-911_Engine_Swap/11-ENGINE-911_Engine_Swap.htm

Porsche Performance Parts & Tuning...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-07-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,209
Posted By mikefocke
So you take the center cap off the wheel so you...

So you take the center cap off the wheel so you can see the hub and how the wheel fits there. You hoist the wheel and center one lug hole over the hole in the hub and you choose one of the topmost...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-28-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By mikefocke
Ideas here..... Link...

Ideas here..... Link (https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/what-can-you-do-if-your-engine-is-blown)

None cheap or easy.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-14-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,114
Posted By mikefocke
My'99 totaled car with nothing but front end...

My'99 totaled car with nothing but front end damage did not have either air bag deploy either.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-13-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,514
Posted By mikefocke
There are several IMS kits which provide roller...

There are several IMS kits which provide roller bearings which use pressurized oiling.

There is a kit using a plain bearing similar to the one on the other end of the camshaft and this kit adds...
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