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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-20-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 126,555
Posted By MikenOH
Tim: As the other member mentioned there is a...

Tim:
As the other member mentioned there is a ton of info available here on that subject.
Since you're new to the car, a few general observations:

-The condition can affect all engines--save...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 05-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By MikenOH
987 Removable bra/986 emergency tire kit FS

Suncoast 987 bumper/lower hood removable bra and 996/986 emergency tire kit for sale:

Bra--rarely used and in good condition-- $75
Tire kit--never used--$150.

I can ship the bra but would like...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 03-17-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,093
Posted By MikenOH
There are more than a few oil system mods which...

There are more than a few oil system mods which have been extensively covered on the forum, like:
-Deeper sump
-996 swirl pots
-oil weight heavier than 0W-40
-external oil cooler
-Accusump(?)...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 03-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,093
Posted By MikenOH
Besides, the new IMS, what had you done to the...

Besides, the new IMS, what had you done to the motor? Any oiling mods? chain tensioners?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By MikenOH
This is how automotive manufacturers keep up...

This is how automotive manufacturers keep up profit margins in a very competitive market.

They make the body hardware and some interior parts to visually resemble high quality, durable parts with...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,941
Posted By MikenOH
I've never quite understood the mission of many...

I've never quite understood the mission of many of the small SUV models. Are these SUVs, AWD sedans or AWD sedans with sporting intentions?

I ask because what seems to limited in these vehicles...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 12-22-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By MikenOH
Good for you--I think you'll enjoy it. One...

Good for you--I think you'll enjoy it.

One question--how many miles?

I know you are trying to keep the mods down and adding a third radiator is a good way to go, but have you thought about...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 08-02-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By MikenOH
A couple of thoughts: Why R-comps at DE's?...

A couple of thoughts:

Why R-comps at DE's? How about they give you more consistent performance over a 20-30 minute session? Same with high performance brake pads. Street tires/pads and brake fluid...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 08-02-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By MikenOH
Hmm--well I had my hopes up :(. The last set...

Hmm--well I had my hopes up :(.

The last set of NT05 I had ended with 10 track days--probably 4 session/day, so 40 heat cycles? They still were at 4/32 tread but on days under 70 deg., I slid way...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 08-02-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By MikenOH
Well said--if you do enough DE's, track your lap...

Well said--if you do enough DE's, track your lap times and mod the car to better your performance, eventually you will want to try r-comp tires at some juncture.

I've done DEs for 10+ years on the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-20-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 96,145
Posted By MikenOH
Nice looking car; for a 10 year old car with 25K,...

Nice looking car; for a 10 year old car with 25K, obviously the car hasn't been driven much.
I would recommend driving the car as much as you can, don't be afraid the rev the motor after it's warmed...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-11-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,981
Posted By MikenOH
Somewhat related to the topic

This guy has taken a different approach to IMS failures, but does include removing that seal:
Re: I know Mike personally and professionally ......
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-03-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 126,555
Posted By MikenOH
Adding to the preventative measures, think about...

Adding to the preventative measures, think about the IMS guardian from Flat 6 innovations.
It can alert you to an impending IMS failure. It doesn't fix anything, but it reportedly does give you a...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 12-30-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By MikenOH
Wheel/Caliper clearance question on the 981

Already posted on planet 9.

I'd like to use a set of 987.1 Boxster S wheels on a 981 S for track duty. The wheel width and offsets are nearly identical and I understand the 18" wheel will clear...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-23-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,462
Posted By MikenOH
You guys are certainly brave..;) Why don't...

You guys are certainly brave..;)

Why don't you try this technique..
Jeff Who Lives At Home clip: We Got The Porsche - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RKz5IfnVLP8)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-18-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By MikenOH
+1; more power/ no IMS.

+1; more power/ no IMS.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-29-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By MikenOH
Sorry to hear about the mechanical problems--way...

Sorry to hear about the mechanical problems--way too early.

What was the extent of the repairs besides the IMS/RMS? Did he do the clutch? Where the heads pulled? Overall rough cost of repairs?
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By MikenOH
Depends on the build date; if it was built --say...

Depends on the build date; if it was built --say after Feb/05--chances are good the 05 model will have the bigger bearing. There are lots of posts on various forums with guys owning 05's finding out...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-14-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 126,555
Posted By MikenOH
Sorry to hear about his--a failure at 44K is way...

Sorry to hear about his--a failure at 44K is way too soon.

After reading stories like this, if I bought a used 986 one of the first things I would do would be the cam deviation test, then either...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-04-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 126,555
Posted By MikenOH
On the preventative side, I'd recommend : 1)...

On the preventative side, I'd recommend :
1) oil changes every 6k--I like Castrol Edge or Lubro Moly synthetic (both 5W-40)
2) Cut apart the oil filter and see if they contain metal fragments (a...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By MikenOH
I saw the same show and it made an excellent...

I saw the same show and it made an excellent point--more seat time/instruction trumps HP/traction gains with the inexperienced driver.

Having said that, after spending a couple years doing auto-x...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 10-03-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By MikenOH
Misc. stuff for base 987

Bra from suncoast (partial hood/full bumper)--$75+ shipping

Front set of carbo tech XP10--used 1 track day--$100+ shipping
includes set of rear XP8 pads (about 1/2)
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-02-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,707
Posted By MikenOH
Absolutely pathetic; this is the kind of stuff...

Absolutely pathetic; this is the kind of stuff that can scare the crap out of potential buyers, but there always seem to be a steady supply of those that are undeterred by stories like this.
...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-02-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,707
Posted By MikenOH
Frank: Did your friend have the upgraded IMS...

Frank:
Did your friend have the upgraded IMS with the thicker bolt or the older style?
Early 05's might have had the old style but by mid-year IIRC, all the cars were getting the new style. ...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 10-01-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By MikenOH
Great video; nice track layout, with a lot of run...

Great video; nice track layout, with a lot of run off areas if things go wrong.

Regarding the tires, is there much of a difference between the Kumho and Nitto when new? Which do you prefer?
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