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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-06-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 32
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Posted By jhandy
I would like to add some information to this...

I would like to add some information to this discussion. I used the stock paper filter for 40K miles. then went to the EVO cone filter for 46K miles. My motor recently died. This WAS NOT due to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-30-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,004
Posted By jhandy
Kilian Bearings :: Custom Ball Bearings and...

Kilian Bearings :: Custom Ball Bearings and Assemblies :: Kilian Manufacturing Corp :: Syracuse New York :: Bearing manufacturer machined-race bearings machined race bearings OEM precision-machined...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-09-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,854
Posted By jhandy
What I was refering to was the dashboard...

What I was refering to was the dashboard indicator. In the last 6 months, The oil level would drop every month and in between changes. The car never did that before. So I was trying to make it a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-08-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,854
Posted By jhandy
Oil starvation sounds right. It died on a sharp...

Oil starvation sounds right. It died on a sharp turn. The oil was about half full that morning and I should have filled it to the top like I usually do.
It is hard to mistake the sound of rod...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,854
Posted By jhandy
This was a classic case of a thrown rod. ...

This was a classic case of a thrown rod. Ironically, I was just thinking that morning how well she was driving, the air was crisp and the motor was pulling like a champ.
The car was great when I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,854
Posted By jhandy
Lost my engine- another one gone.

About 86k miles- 2002 S
Let me say first that I was the poster child for preventative maintenance. I have replaced everything in that car that could break, aside from the motor itself.
I changed...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-17-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,036
Posted By jhandy
DRE, I just ordered and installed the depo...

DRE,
I just ordered and installed the depo lights as well. The outside LEDs are the rear fog lights, and just the drivers side works anyway.

So what I did was to plug the outside LEDs into the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-10-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By jhandy
i suppose it could not hurt to use some kind of...

i suppose it could not hurt to use some kind of high temp gasket sealent.

Whats the worst that could happen? Leak...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-10-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,304
Posted By jhandy
Has anyone ever looked at the Snorkel as a...

Has anyone ever looked at the Snorkel as a velocity stack rather than a sliencer?

Porsche would not put it on there without a reason, If it were US regulations on pollution or sound, you would not...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-10-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By jhandy
honestly i dont think that it is a microswitch...

honestly i dont think that it is a microswitch issue only becasue my window goes up and down regardless if the switchs are active or not.

IE: pull inside handle, window rolls up and down
outside...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-07-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,056
Posted By jhandy
no there is not. i went through three of them...

no there is not. i went through three of them myself. just make sure you have the latest updated seal. i think it went through two revisions.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-25-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,028
Posted By jhandy
from the net: Gas Gauge Out of Calibration ...

from the net:

Gas Gauge Out of Calibration

Diagnostic: The gas gauge on the dashboard reads low even when the tank is filled.

Cause: Miscalibrated gas gauge.

Details: The gas gauge can be...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,260
Posted By jhandy
from the initial presentation of low coolent...

from the initial presentation of low coolent levels and possiable over heating, I am going with a cracked head rather than a blown gasket.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-22-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,944
Posted By jhandy
more pictures

more pictures
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-22-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,944
Posted By jhandy
home made true cold air intake

Ok, first off I know that the car came with a cold air intake. But it was restrictive.
I then changed that out for a EVO filter system. After getting super high air intake temps/low fuel...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-22-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By jhandy
the amount of work is huge. However it is...

the amount of work is huge. However it is nothing more than a bunch of bolts. Not hard at all.

Look at this way, you are paying yourself 120$ a hour to DIY. When I did my springs, it took all of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-22-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By jhandy
does it get louder if you turn left or right? ...

does it get louder if you turn left or right?

get to about 50, put in the clutch, and coast, turn the wheel if the front bearings are really bad, it will make the grinding noise louder when you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-18-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By jhandy
you just drill the old rivet out. A small piece...

you just drill the old rivet out. A small piece will fall inside and you are done.

otherwise break off the old one and pull the rivet off, careful not to damage the paint.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-18-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By jhandy
I did the sticker, and after a while it peels on...

I did the sticker, and after a while it peels on the corners, and looks tacky. So I took the windscreen to a local glass etcher. They etched the same font and size of the sticker in a frosted color...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-16-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By jhandy
Look at the bottom of the AOS. That is what it...

Look at the bottom of the AOS. That is what it looks like to me. Oil fill tube is a possibility. But if you have oil mist and oil on the top of motor passanger side, it's the AOS.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-16-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,165
Posted By jhandy
You are only pulling in 1/8 inch. By using the...

You are only pulling in 1/8 inch. By using the strap you are reproducing the pull of the crossmember.
If you undo the tower, you need to pay $$ for an alingment.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By jhandy
another thought, The AOS catches excess oil...

another thought,

The AOS catches excess oil that flies around the motor and vents the crankcase.
BUT keep in mind that the excess oil is not lost really, it is put back into the crankcase.

A...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-15-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By jhandy
it is my understanding that the GT3 porsche motor...

it is my understanding that the GT3 porsche motor sports AOS can be installed with little modification and it is much more reliable and better than stock.

Catch can is cool and all, but as I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-15-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,165
Posted By jhandy
its because it on the lift and the body has...

its because it on the lift and the body has flexed.


easy way...... go buy a strong rachet strap tie down.... strap it and rachet it together.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-12-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By jhandy
The snel Diamond back is my fav. ...

The snel Diamond back is my fav.
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