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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-08-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By mikefocke
A well maintained car ... ++++ A dual row +++ ...

A well maintained car ... ++++
A dual row +++
A replaced bearing and other parts ++++
White smoke water in the tailpipe condensed into a warm pipe that is now heating up. Yawn if 10 seconds. As...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-07-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By mikefocke
Any part can fail. Due to the part itself being...

Any part can fail. Due to the part itself being defective when manufactured, the installation being incorrect and/or the environment it was installed into being slightly out of true. The dual row,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By mikefocke
May find something here as there are a series of...

May find something here as there are a series of articles about top removal and replacement that may include some adjustment guidance....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-30-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 944
Posted By mikefocke
Tool kits are often offer in for sale forums.

Tool kits are often offer in for sale forums.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-28-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 185,676
Posted By mikefocke
https://www.pcarshops.com and enter your city and...

https://www.pcarshops.com and enter your city and state.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-27-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
Posted By mikefocke
Bumper Plugs painted Bumperettes. Later tail...

Bumper Plugs painted Bumperettes. Later tail lights. Clear side lights. Mods to allow top operation while moving etc. Litronics. Third radiator. Later front bumper. Pedro's muffler bypass. Door sill...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By mikefocke
Would these help ...

Would these help

https://www.willtheyfit.com/

Custom wheels, rim tire packages (http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-07-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By mikefocke
I drove a 914 around DC every day for almost two...

I drove a 914 around DC every day for almost two years. '70. Loved that car. Ski rack, etc. But maybe it was taking it skiing that caused me to start worrying about rust. That and the unavailability...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-06-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By mikefocke
At least one of mine had a bracket under the dash...

At least one of mine had a bracket under the dash for the manual and its leather case.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-06-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By mikefocke
I figure it is the toys of our youth that we...

I figure it is the toys of our youth that we didn't have then that we now can have. Plus the idea of "classic".

Every time I watch a Mecom auction show I marvel at the prices some cars are going...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-05-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,465
Posted By mikefocke
https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/listsofso...

https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/listsofsources
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-28-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By mikefocke
I had one of those aging CELs and bought a single...

I had one of those aging CELs and bought a single Bosch part and had a muffler shop replace the sensor for about a half hour on a lift price. Most was waiting for a cool down so they could work on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By mikefocke
Some insights here....

Some insights here. https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/thetop-itsmaintaince%26replacement

And in the meantime someone recommended crystal clear gorilla tape which is transparent. $5 from...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-19-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By mikefocke
https://www.theknowledgegruppe.com/product/996-tor...

https://www.theknowledgegruppe.com/product/996-torque-book-fastening-specifications-for-porsche-911-type-996-automobile/

Since the 996 and 986 are essentially the same...

Not cheap.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By mikefocke
I like it two tone, You seem to too. So why spend...

I like it two tone, You seem to too. So why spend money to please someone else's tastes.

You can always change your mind later and do it. See how it grows on you.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-02-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By mikefocke
There are two articles on batteries and battery...

There are two articles on batteries and battery drain here.

https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/mikesporscheboxsterwebpages

Usually something that you did or something that was changed....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-01-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By mikefocke
Oh heck, were any of the other 20 or so possible...

Oh heck, were any of the other 20 or so possible failure parts replaced? This is a $7k car that is 20 years old. You want one with a totally rebuilt suspension and engine and clutch and trans, ain't...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-23-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By mikefocke
Suggest posting at Pedro's since more there have...

Suggest posting at Pedro's since more there have DOFs.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-08-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By mikefocke
Does insurance know about the incident? Is this...

Does insurance know about the incident? Is this car now flagged as damaged goods?

Who is paying?

Used door, reuse all the non sheet metal bits from your car, have painted to match? Never...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-29-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,976
Posted By mikefocke
Most of the factory produced documentation that...

Most of the factory produced documentation that was around for the early 986 cars was never updated with any of the many updates Porsche put out. So while good, there are errors.

And for later...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-18-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By mikefocke
A Porsche dealer probably installed it so any...

A Porsche dealer probably installed it so any Porsche dealer should be able to access the records.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-09-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By mikefocke
What is the maintenance history? Suspension?...

What is the maintenance history? Suspension? Clutch? Brakes. $4k is higher than I see rollers going for by $500-1k.

Do you understand what is wrong with the engine? How expensive to fix it and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-07-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 815
Posted By mikefocke
When I was buying my first Boxster, I drove...

When I was buying my first Boxster, I drove several vettes to see what I thought of them. I'm not a high HP or mods sort. It felt like a truck. I knew in a half mile it wasn't for me. But my prior...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-30-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By mikefocke
1. Examine the date on the tires. They protect...

1. Examine the date on the tires. They protect you and yours. 5+ years = replace.

2. Change the oil, brake fluid flush and fill, trans fluid drain and fill. Battery load test. Belt. Anti-freeze....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-27-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 613
Posted By mikefocke
Is the wheel true? My tire change guy found 3...

Is the wheel true? My tire change guy found 3 tires that wobbled when spun at slow speed by hand on the balancing machine...cast wheels for an Acura.
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