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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-16-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By ChairmanRon
Here are the values that Durametric returns: ...

Here are the values that Durametric returns:

Camshaft position 2 deviation: -0.72
Actual angle for inlet camshaft bank 2: -1.19
Spec. angle for inlet camshaft bank 2: 0.00
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 07-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By ChairmanRon
Multiple cam-related fault codes

Friends, I could use some help.

I'm suddenly receiving three fault codes on my 03 986. Durametric reports this:

P0346:
Porsche fault code 113 - Phase sensor 2 (camshaft Hall-effect sensor 2)...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-20-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By ChairmanRon
I won't be making that warranty claim...the belt...

I won't be making that warranty claim...the belt is sitting on Interstate 805 somewhere in San Diego! Could the belt breaking have been caused by something seizing, like the water pump? I'm hoping...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-20-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By ChairmanRon
Serpentine belt broke - after 6K miles?

Last night the belt on my 03 986 broke. I replaced it when I bought the car about 6 months and 6K miles ago. It has about 93K total miles on the vehicle.

Although I haven't opened it up yet, it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,710
Posted By ChairmanRon
I performed the OBC hack with the VW...

I performed the OBC hack with the VW wire/connector part. I would NOT recommend fabricating your own using a molex connector. The fit between the wire and the molex connector must be EXTREMELY...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By ChairmanRon
Technically, the stalk is not required. The...

Technically, the stalk is not required. The "poor man's" OBC hack involves installing one or two buttons into the blanks on the dash, and individually wiring them into the instrument cluster...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-09-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By ChairmanRon
I did the same with my 03. Button instead of the...

I did the same with my 03. Button instead of the stalk was relatively easy and provides the same functnaity.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-08-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,161
Posted By ChairmanRon
I get no gas smell from the front of the car. It...

I get no gas smell from the front of the car. It seems to be coming from the passenger side, perhaps the side vent. But there is NO gas dripping from the engine compartment.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By ChairmanRon
Sound coming from speakers with radio off

I get an intermittent noise from the speakers while the radio is off. The frequency is in direct proportion to the RPM of the engine, and unaffected by whether headlights are on or off. Any ideas...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-03-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,161
Posted By ChairmanRon
No engine error codes at all (check with...

No engine error codes at all (check with Durametric each week).
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-02-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,161
Posted By ChairmanRon
Gas smell

I have a gas smell coming from the vehicle when it is warm. There are no signs of liquid gasoline dripping from the engine compartment or any other part of the car, and a visual inspection of the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-27-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By ChairmanRon
Wow, those look pretty hot!

Wow, those look pretty hot!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-26-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,680
Posted By ChairmanRon
I just did this to attach the annoying Lloyd mat...

I just did this to attach the annoying Lloyd mat retainers. Came off easily. Use a flat screwdriver to gently lift the visible tab and it slides off.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-24-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By ChairmanRon
Get a summer job and you can have a smart phone...

Get a summer job and you can have a smart phone AND a car.

I paid about as much for my iPhone 4 as I did for my first car: a 1973 Porsche (of course) 914. The absolute worst Porsche ever...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-24-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,767
Posted By ChairmanRon
I've discovered that the amenity kit box/pouch...

I've discovered that the amenity kit box/pouch Lufthansa gives you when flying business or first class make for a good "emergency stuff holder" for the Boxster. Spare fuses, small tools, pocket...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-22-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,767
Posted By ChairmanRon
Driver's side: Durametric cable. Passenger...

Driver's side: Durametric cable.

Passenger side: Nothing.

Center console: Nothing.

Does the cable get me a prize for unusual item? Come on, how many other people keep their cable there? ;)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-22-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By ChairmanRon
I just did a HID bulb/ballast install on my 03...

I just did a HID bulb/ballast install on my 03 986 and did not have to adjust the beam whatsoever.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-22-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,813
Posted By ChairmanRon
How true! ;)

How true! ;)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,439
Posted By ChairmanRon
I have had two Boxsters and I have never removed...

I have had two Boxsters and I have never removed and stored the wind deflector in the silly little cubby hole. Can someone tell me why one would remove it and store it? More feeling of that wind...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-22-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,813
Posted By ChairmanRon
I don't know if what you're experiencing is...

I don't know if what you're experiencing is "normal," but if it helps let me give you a bit more detail on what happens with my 03 986.

When the engine is cold and I back out of the garage and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,813
Posted By ChairmanRon
I have the same experience in my 03 986. Here is...

I have the same experience in my 03 986. Here is the explanation:

"The Tiptronic S transmission performs additional functions beyond the capabilities of a traditional automatic transmission. For...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-21-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By ChairmanRon
Happily...if I wasn't 3,000 miles away! It...

Happily...if I wasn't 3,000 miles away! It really was easy though. If you can snap two Legos together, you can do this.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-21-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,865
Posted By ChairmanRon
Brilliant idea.

Brilliant idea.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-21-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,865
Posted By ChairmanRon
My shop is telling me that with a TIP 986...

My shop is telling me that with a TIP 986 replacing IMS requires dropping the engine too. Is he wrong?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,640
Posted By ChairmanRon
Most cost effective HP+ modifications?

Does someone have a list of the most cost effective modifications to boost HP? That is, which mods have the higher HP to $ ratio?

De-amberibg and airbag sticker removals do not count. ;)
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