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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-18-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By pbanders
Just saw this post, I know it's old, but here's a...

Just saw this post, I know it's old, but here's a suggestion based on a trick I've learned with Tip, it's what Tony C. was talking about. When you're approaching a fast turn, right before you hit the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-23-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,045
Posted By pbanders
That's what it does on my '03. Recently verified...

That's what it does on my '03. Recently verified as I was charging the battery in-car and had the front trunk open.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-19-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,044
Posted By pbanders
Really excellent answer, bravo.

Really excellent answer, bravo.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-09-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,469
Posted By pbanders
That's a very interesting video, first time I've...

That's a very interesting video, first time I've seen one where the brakes couldn't overcome the engine. Might become a new test I do on every new vehicle I'm considering. BTW, the advice he gave...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-20-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By pbanders
Have you tried charging the battery on a charger?...

Have you tried charging the battery on a charger? Don't assume that just driving around is getting you to full charge. When a battery is fully charged, after you let it sit for a few hours to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 32,920
Posted By pbanders
Very interesting thread. Jake is also well-known...

Very interesting thread. Jake is also well-known and well-respected in the 914 community. The work he's done on understanding M96 failure modes is outstanding. If Porsche had any sense, they'd fly...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-13-2010, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,850
Posted By pbanders
I'm interested. Maybe I'll get my wife to drive...

I'm interested. Maybe I'll get my wife to drive the Boxster and I'll drive my 914. Or maybe not :)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-12-2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,061
Posted By pbanders
Could be a lot of things - plugs, O2 sensors,...

Could be a lot of things - plugs, O2 sensors, injectors, temp sensors, idle stabilizer, etc. You need to either diag it yourself with a Bentley manual or pay someone to do it for you.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-12-2010, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By pbanders
FWIW, holding down the throttle in manual mode...

FWIW, holding down the throttle in manual mode makes nice, crisp upshifts at redline. I cite from the manual (2003):

"If the engine-speed limit is reached, an automatic upward shift is performed'...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-07-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By pbanders
Totally normal. The map used when you're just...

Totally normal. The map used when you're just tooling around is optimized more for fuel economy than for performance, it's pretty sluggish.

While on this topic, is there a trick to get Tip to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-04-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By pbanders
As others have said, rapid rear tire wear is a...

As others have said, rapid rear tire wear is a fact of life with rear-drive mid-engined and rear-engined sports cars. That said, there are things you can do to minimize tire wear. First thing I do...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By pbanders
Absolutely. Back in the early '80's in the SF Bay...

Absolutely. Back in the early '80's in the SF Bay Area, I had a 944 and I'd almost always get a response. When I got my 914, I was disappointed that I couldn't flash my lights in the day at people....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-10-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By pbanders
Like 70Sixer, as a 914 owner, I would love to see...

Like 70Sixer, as a 914 owner, I would love to see a revival by Porsche of a 914-like flat-four, mid-engined configuration. What would be really great would be a car with these features;

* sub-2000...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-10-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By pbanders
14 hr sounds like a lot to me for an RMS...

14 hr sounds like a lot to me for an RMS replacement, even with Tiptronic. I have an '03 with Tiptronic and I had a leaky RMS done under warranty at the dealer. While I don't have the repair receipt...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-27-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,330
Posted By pbanders
Not an easy question. I have a Warranty Direct...

Not an easy question. I have a Warranty Direct SecureCare extended warranty, it cost me $1944 for 4 years and 60K miles on top of my mileage at that time (35450). It's already paid for about $1K of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-27-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By pbanders
Should have known, it's in wikipedia: ...

Should have known, it's in wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_Force_Variation

And here's another article from Hunter, very interesting:
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-27-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By pbanders
Thanks for the detailed explanation and...

Thanks for the detailed explanation and correction to my post.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-27-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,545
Posted By pbanders
Road Force Balancing

FYI, if you have had issues with getting a good balance on your wheels with your Boxster and it's still not right, find a tire shop offers road force balancing. I just had this done on my Boxster and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By pbanders
FWIW, I drove around last night with the top down...

FWIW, I drove around last night with the top down at about 9 PM. It was still about 103 deg. F. Even with the sun down it was like driving into a gigantic blow dryer.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-04-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By pbanders
Was that repair done at $135/hr or the "discount"...

Was that repair done at $135/hr or the "discount" rate of $85/hr?

When I was having my M3 serviced at the dealer when it was under warranty, I used to take a set of full exterior and interior...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-02-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By pbanders
I live in Phoenix. My Boxster's A/C is the only...

I live in Phoenix. My Boxster's A/C is the only one out of four cars I own that works under the most extreme (e.g. 116+ deg. F) conditions. Cools down fast, stays cold, even when sitting in traffic....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-04-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,838
Posted By pbanders
One more vote for the 2.7. Mine's '03, and worse...

One more vote for the 2.7. Mine's '03, and worse yet, Tip. I'm coming from an E36 M3 with 3.2L and a 5-speed. Yes, the Boxster is no M3 off the line, but then, the M3's no Mustang with a 500 hp crate...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-01-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By pbanders
Once the car is fully warmed up, every time I get...

Once the car is fully warmed up, every time I get the chance, I drive it as hard as conditions and safety allow. The street is not the track, so it's not like lapping, but its good enough. I don't...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-14-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,492
Posted By pbanders
My Boxster is Tip, my 914 and M3 are manuals, and...

My Boxster is Tip, my 914 and M3 are manuals, and I've had many other manuals. I like the Tip more than I thought I would, I got the car with Tip because it was a great deal. It's a fun contrast to a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-08-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,048
Posted By pbanders
This is why I quit commuting in my Boxster...

This is why I quit commuting in my Boxster (that's what I use the Fit for). I found myself starting to thinking about gas mileage, tire wear, brake wear, etc. That's the last stuff I want to worry...
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