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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-14-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By j.fro
+1 on maytag's comments regarding Marvel Mystery...

+1 on maytag's comments regarding Marvel Mystery Oil. If something's snuck into a lifter or the chain tensioners, MMO can clean it out. But don't leave it in there very long.
For Sea Foam, I've run...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-05-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 846
Posted By j.fro
Those little pieces are Satan himself!! Flush...

Those little pieces are Satan himself!! Flush forwards and backwards until it runs clear, then do it again. Those little bits are the cause of cracked heads.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-05-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By j.fro
Looks like what happened to my 996...which was a...

Looks like what happened to my 996...which was a cracked head. Len Hoffman repaired my heads and did a stage 1 porting on them. Fortunately, the bottom end was fine. I did all of the work with the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-27-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By j.fro
I'm pretty sure the 987 parts are a bit wider...

I'm pretty sure the 987 parts are a bit wider than the 986 parts. Either the spots where the bars mount to the frames are wider or the full widths of the bars are greater.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-16-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By j.fro
The eBay headers are a great start. I had your...

The eBay headers are a great start. I had your "second thought" setup for a while. With no cats, you will definitely get a cel unless you also get the ecu tuned. This setup is really loud, over 98 dB...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-15-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,036
Posted By j.fro
Indeed. Care to share specs? Bigger valves? where...

Indeed. Care to share specs? Bigger valves? where in the heads was the porting done, and how much larger are the runners now?

I've got the 74mm TB & a splitter in the intake (Pedros Garage). the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-12-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,036
Posted By j.fro
Very interesting! Does anyone have power numbers...

Very interesting! Does anyone have power numbers or Dyno charts showing gains from using the 996 manifold on the 3.2? I'm really interested to see just how much power could be made with our 3.2....
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-21-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By j.fro
I've done the string alignment a few times on my...

I've done the string alignment a few times on my car. It definitely works and is quite accurate, provided that you are patient and diligent. However, it is REALLY time consuming. We have an...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-15-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By j.fro
The sound is nice, and it's compliant with the...

The sound is nice, and it's compliant with the SCCA noise regulations, which I believe is 96dB. There's a little drone, but it's not too bad. All in, the system was under $875.00
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-14-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By j.fro
My setup, FWIW. Chinese headers, Fabspeed pipes...

My setup, FWIW. Chinese headers, Fabspeed pipes with 100 cell cats welded in, Flowmaster single chamber mufflers. 2" tubing throughout. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By j.fro
Tap water... Good question. No worries at all....

Tap water... Good question. No worries at all. When the engine is back together, fill with distilled water and run it a up to temp. Drain that and then fill with your coolant mix of choice. When the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By j.fro
It's 2" or so. Fits snugly in the factory coolant...

It's 2" or so. Fits snugly in the factory coolant hose, but I'll put a screw clamp on it to make it secure. Same for the drain hose.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-08-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By j.fro
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/IMG_442415390...

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/IMG_44241539049063.jpg
I made these two tools from plumbing stuff available at Lowes. the longer one is the inlet, with a valve to control flow.
Get the car in...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 10-08-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 692
Posted By j.fro
I had the Hawk HP Plus on my car for AX and I'd...

I had the Hawk HP Plus on my car for AX and I'd swear that thing would do nose wheelies it stopped so well.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-08-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By j.fro
In February I went through this. Before you...

In February I went through this.
Before you pull the engine, rig up a garden hose to the coolant system and back flush the hell out of it to get all of the oil/coolant and pieces of the water pump...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-09-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,290
Posted By j.fro
I installed the LWFW at 142000. At 189000 no...

I installed the LWFW at 142000. At 189000 no problem with that ( do have a cracked head). 9 years of competitive autocrossing and all of the beating that goes with it.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-22-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,490
Posted By j.fro
The exhaust is one of the places the Porsche used...

The exhaust is one of the places the Porsche used to keep the 986S down on power and out of the 996 market share. If you compare the two cars' exhausts and consider how much more power the 3.4 makes...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-18-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By j.fro
I had the same issue and it ended up being the...

I had the same issue and it ended up being the starter.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-11-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By j.fro
First off, Put fresh oil in. Have a look at the...

First off, Put fresh oil in. Have a look at the oil and the oil filter for metal particles. If you've got visible metal, you've got problems. Next, pull all of the spark plugs and have a look at...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-01-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By j.fro
Back -flush, flush, back-flush. Then flush again....

Back -flush, flush, back-flush. Then flush again. Combining the coolants is not the biggest issue here. When your water pump went, the plastic impeller had pieces of it (very small pieces) break off...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By j.fro
REBUILD! You'll know exactly what you've got....

REBUILD! You'll know exactly what you've got. While you are in there, hit some of the other known problem areas such as the rod bolts & IMS. Also, make a few updates. Replace the variocam pads &...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-02-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,629
Posted By j.fro
I can report that at 140 my car is steady as a...

I can report that at 140 my car is steady as a rock.
I did not turn the radiator upside down; I did flip the top radiator bracket around, and I added a section to make each hose longer to...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-01-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,370
Posted By j.fro
Your friend's set up is very similar to mine and...

Your friend's set up is very similar to mine and his number are just about the same, too.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-27-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By j.fro
It's like 1.5-2". Corner balancing moved it about...

It's like 1.5-2". Corner balancing moved it about some, too.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-26-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By j.fro
Rule of thumb is not to let the control arms go...

Rule of thumb is not to let the control arms go below horizontal. Here are a couple of side shots that show where my car ended up. http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/IMG_04331522089783.jpg...
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