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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By rick3000
I unfortunately have not been driving much...

I unfortunately have not been driving much lately, and in my experience 6 weeks isn't a problem. Just make sure you lock the car, the battery will drain more quickly if you leave it unlocked. A...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By rick3000
Yes, I never saw the point in hooking up the low...

Yes, I never saw the point in hooking up the low speed fans since you can already toggle them on/off by running the AC, and yes it's the same fans, the high or low relays just run them at a different...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,175
Posted By rick3000
It seems like people are getting a bit confused,...

It seems like people are getting a bit confused, perhaps I can help clarify. To manually trigger the fans, all you have to do is ground Pin 85 on the existing fan relays. I used the ground from the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-13-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By rick3000
Start ruling things out, check the fuses first,...

Start ruling things out, check the fuses first, that's the easiest/cheapest. I suspect you have more than one issue going on, so try to focus on one set of issues first. Not cranking after driving...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-11-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By rick3000
I never caught that! My favorite 986 cameo...

I never caught that!

My favorite 986 cameo was in 21 Jump Street. They steal it for a car chase, and want to check the glovebox for a gun, but alas the 986 doesn't have a glovebox! When I first...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2020, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By rick3000
The two different dashes are not interchangeable...

The two different dashes are not interchangeable without a serious facelift (ie - changing almost the entire dash). I agree with everyone else, the dash mounted cupholders are trash (the slide out...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-07-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By rick3000
How can you tell they are unaffected, they didn't...

How can you tell they are unaffected, they didn't crash? I agree with everyone else, don't be one of those people that leaves their high beams on with oncoming traffic.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By rick3000
Welcome to the forum! :cheers: This will...

Welcome to the forum! :cheers:

This will help you with this and many other aspect of 986 ownership: https://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/originalparts/en/E_986_KATALOG.pdf

The part around the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-24-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By rick3000
I know. It was designed to raise at 75mph and...

I know. It was designed to raise at 75mph and lower at 50mph.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-22-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,081
Posted By rick3000
You could raise it and pull the fuse, it probably...

You could raise it and pull the fuse, it probably won't hurt anything except your mileage. It's not designed to be up below 50mph. The light is a different story.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-15-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By rick3000
The plate acts as a brace between the rear...

The plate acts as a brace between the rear suspension, as maytag said, you do not want to put any weight on the rear suspension without the plate installed. If you are tracking your car and need to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-06-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,655
Posted By rick3000
I can't believe I just got an email notification...

I can't believe I just got an email notification on a 12 year old thread. I've been here for a long time.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-06-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By rick3000
I never use the stealership, unless it's a last...

I never use the stealership, unless it's a last minute small part.

Find the part number and search on Pelican or one of the other online part dealers, it's significantly cheaper than the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-04-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By rick3000
Porsche assembles the engines in Stuttgart, at...

Porsche assembles the engines in Stuttgart, at least for the sports cars . However, most assembly for the 986 happened in Finland.
When I toured the factory a few years ago, they said they still...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Detailing Discussion 07-31-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By rick3000
Unless you have clear coat failure (no more clear...

Unless you have clear coat failure (no more clear on top of the paint), you should be able to get the paint looking like new. Repainting is tricky, cheap paint jobs are worst than living with some...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Detailing Discussion 07-31-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By rick3000
It hard to say without knowing what "treatment"...

It hard to say without knowing what "treatment" was applied, however it doesn't sound like it was anything permanent or robust if the paint has all of those defects. Some stealerships apply sealant...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-31-2020, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 630,838
Posted By rick3000
No fancy pictures this time, but I washed and...

No fancy pictures this time, but I washed and waxed my 986 last weekend. I haven't been driving much while working from home, and it's been 100 F during the day. So I got up at 5:30AM, picked up a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-08-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By rick3000
I also keep the front plate and mount in the...

I also keep the front plate and mount in the trunk, it's a bad excuse since I have installed bumper plugs, but the car is so much cleaner without the plate. I don't plan to ever put it back on.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By rick3000
This is new, and I love it! :cheers: I'm...

This is new, and I love it! :cheers:

I'm going to be curious to know what you think of driving 6000 miles with that on the car, especially at freeway speeds. I would suggest checking the RTS...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-02-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By rick3000
I would caution you against driving long...

I would caution you against driving long distances with anything heavy or large on the RTS, if you will be going over 50mph. It can be done but don't expect to enjoy yourself. With a 15lb Thule ski...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-29-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 792
Posted By rick3000
Someone on this forum rolled a 986 a few years...

Someone on this forum rolled a 986 a few years ago and walked away, he flipped it after hitting a patch of wet leaves which acts just like hitting a patch of ice. That said, flipping a Boxster is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By rick3000
I'm curious why would you need/want mud flaps on...

I'm curious why would you need/want mud flaps on a Boxster? Lots of gravel roads?
I have never seen a 986 specific solution, I would probably remove the wheel well liner and bolt directly into that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By rick3000
The only factory Special Edition 986 I am aware...

The only factory Special Edition 986 I am aware of was the 2004 550 Anniversary Edition, the differences where primarily cosmetic.
If I recall correctly there was a black edition of the 987 Cayman...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 06-10-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By rick3000
I never knew this was an option, I will be trying...

I never knew this was an option, I will be trying this in the next few weeks! :cheers:
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-06-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By rick3000
Overtime I've come to really enjoy driving with...

Overtime I've come to really enjoy driving with the top down in the summer. But I didn't always have a garage to store the hardtop so it stayed on year round, and up until a year ago my 986 was a...
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