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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-27-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ray
I think a previous poster mentioned that he was...

I think a previous poster mentioned that he was hit in the door and his repair was 13k. Mine is 7.3k. Thanks for the comment on the color, I have not seen another since I've owned this car. People...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-24-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ray
Thanks guys, I just slid sideways and was off the...

Thanks guys, I just slid sideways and was off the road in a split second. I'm in Virginia and the country roads frequently don't have shoulders. I went over a downed cedar tree (pretty small). ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-23-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ray
Busted Boxster

Well, here's my poor baby:

http://home.comcast.net/~rgstlouis/images/boxster.jpg

Went into a tight "S" turn at about 25mpg, hit sand, and that's all she wrote. No airbag deployment. I need a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-02-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Ray
it can also occur after a RMS, clutch, and IMS...

it can also occur after a RMS, clutch, and IMS bearing replacement ... its slowly fading.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ray
I now live in the richest (per capita) county in...

I now live in the richest (per capita) county in the country (Fairfax, VA) and I see about 1 a day...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-20-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,807
Posted By Ray
Just had the RMS, IMS, and clutch replaced (like...

Just had the RMS, IMS, and clutch replaced (like a good boy). My oil level indicator took 9 minutes and 30 seconds to detect the level. After that its only the 4-5 seconds. It registers half full...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Ray
Have your tire shop check the strut mount ......

Have your tire shop check the strut mount ... those bearings could be shot.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-06-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ray
OIL Leak update

Well ... RMS failing... tomorrow starts a new IMS bearing, clutch, and updated RMS seal. Peace of mind is worth it. IMA Motorsports of Chantilly, VA is performing the work. I'll keep you updated. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-01-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ray
Oil level appears normal. It seemed to have...

Oil level appears normal. It seemed to have seeped out after my long drive. Its not leaking now which is strange. Anyways, may just do clutch RMS and IMS all at once. Thanks for the replies, I'll...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-30-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By Ray
Oil leak...

Maybe I'm in time? I have about 4 ounces of oil on the garage floor after returning from a 550 mile trip. 99' 43k miles, about 35k on the engine. What do I have replaced while they fix it? RMS...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-10-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,267
Posted By Ray
Wondering about the "new" engine: My car was...

Wondering about the "new" engine:

My car was built in Finland at the tail end of 98'. I had the infamous catastrophic engine failure at about 8k miles. This would have been in the 2002 time...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-20-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 978
Posted By Ray
MAF Clean!

But this is what resulted after raising the roof. I guess 40f was not warm enough to do the job. (top is 10+ yrs old). Check this out http://home.comcast.net/~rgstlouis/maf.jpg
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-08-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By Ray
Check Engine Light

Hi All,

1999 986 with 30k miles. This one was in the series of catastrophic engine failures so the engine was replaced with 8k miles.

I was waiting in a traffic line when all of a sudden the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-13-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,046
Posted By Ray
The Boxster engine is designed to take a higher...

The Boxster engine is designed to take a higher octane ... it has a higher compression. I use Sunoco 94
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-20-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By Ray
Engine Failure Math - Am I Nuts?

Thanks Rick3000 for the parts manual,

I didn't have it either. I did find some fascinating information in it though: My 99' had its engine replaced at 8k miles. My Box was made in Finland and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-30-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By Ray
My 99' with (replaced) engine is feeling like we...

My 99' with (replaced) engine is feeling like we should maybe try a few runs ;-)
(warranty engine; should I push it)?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-26-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By Ray
Congrats on the boxster! I live in Grosse Pointe...

Congrats on the boxster! I live in Grosse Pointe Park, MI We will have to arrange a roadtrip in the spring!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-29-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Ray
Alarm Question

My 99' did not come with an alarm. Does the infrared disabler still work? Shall I use my 'lil red clip? Heck, I don't even have remote lock... please advse :) And, oh, I see no red blinking...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-13-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Ray
At 45k you might want the clutch replaced since...

At 45k you might want the clutch replaced since its already opened.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-11-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Ray
I'd say either way you are ok. My 99' had its...

I'd say either way you are ok. My 99' had its engine replaced at 8k miles. Almost all of the failures occurred before 10k miles. The failure I'm referring to is the porous block / sleeve issue.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-05-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By Ray
Extended Warranty Question

Hi All,

I've searched the forums for this particular company but haven't found them in a thread. Has anyone had an experience with Auto Service Warranty (http://www.autoservicewarranty.com/) ,...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-19-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 36,515
Posted By Ray
I did the modification to my 99' Box and I am...

I did the modification to my 99' Box and I am quite impressed. It is noticeably louder after 3k RPM. It does have more pickup after the modification; at least that's my experience.

This...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-18-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 165,952
Posted By Ray
Any help for a Detroit boy?

Any help for a Detroit boy?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-17-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,219
Posted By Ray
Congrats on your beautiful new car!! It is...

Congrats on your beautiful new car!! It is gorgeous. I might have to add that your last photo in the series reminded me of my cat flipping her tail at me ;-)

Best Regards
Ray
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-15-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,289
Posted By Ray
It appears dual; the bottom, open area is...

It appears dual; the bottom, open area is slightly larger in diameter from the inside, top area. I had absolutely zero slipping or marking of the plastic casing.

Regards
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