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Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 06-07-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,527
Posted By jakeru
I’ve had thoughts of eventually autocrossing my...

I’ve had thoughts of eventually autocrossing my street-driven daily driver 2001 2.7, at least for fun. Will be following his thread.

Been a while since I autocrossed last, but I’ve been to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-02-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By jakeru
I got the colored knockoffs, looked very good at...

I got the colored knockoffs, looked very good at first but the clearcoat did peel off. Luckily it came off completely and uniformly, so doesn’t look bad; lol! However, the color (specifically the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-24-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By jakeru
I went through this drill recently for the first...

I went through this drill recently for the first time (a 2001 with the electronic hood release). I didn’t encounter the alarm going off problem, but a folded up piece up paper behind the fuse box...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-24-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By jakeru
Solder on new switches (I forget what they’re...

Solder on new switches (I forget what they’re called, but I’ve done this before, with good results - ordered a few of them online for cheap) , put a good button-cell battery in it, and hope that it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-23-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jakeru
Update: I just changed the crankshaft...

Update:

I just changed the crankshaft position sensor. The amazon one was a perfect fit. It even had the identical Porsche part number (starting with “986”) printed on the wiring. The Bosch part...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-18-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jakeru
Seattle plus the areas around it.

Seattle plus the areas around it.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-17-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jakeru
Thank you JFP!! Ordering a new Bosch one on...

Thank you JFP!! Ordering a new Bosch one on Amazon right now. :)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-17-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jakeru
Is this what a bad Crankshaft Position Sensor looks like at the tachometer?

My 2001 Boxster base 2.7 has been acting up intermittently over the last few weeks with increasing frequency. Yesterday, I drove it then parked it, had dinner, and coming back to start it, it...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 04-02-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,855
Posted By jakeru
So what’s the proper way to align the engine...

So what’s the proper way to align the engine mount’s bracket to the car body (adjustable via slotted holes before tightening mounting bolts) after replacing and reinstallaton?

I found when I did...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-03-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By jakeru
A reputable local wheel repair company I used to...

A reputable local wheel repair company I used to do the TIG weld repairs for wheels like this would have probably been able to repair that crack, as long as it doesn't extend around the corner and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-03-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By jakeru
I made a DIY article on repairing these:...

I made a DIY article on repairing these: http://986forum.com/forums/diy-project-guides/68570-rear-trailing-arm-rebuild-diy.html

Best of luck!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-27-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 345
Posted By jakeru
Truechoice or Proparts (authorized Koni...

Truechoice or Proparts (authorized Koni rebuilders & modifiers) might be able to convert the off-the shelf Boxster Konis to externally (knob) adjustable. In fact, they can revalve and may even be...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 12-23-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By jakeru
Stunning! GLWS

Stunning! GLWS
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-17-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,711
Posted By jakeru
The piece that the silver-painted trim piece...

The piece that the silver-painted trim piece (with embossed shift pattern) pushes into is basically hard'ish molded rubber. This hard rubber piece does separate from the leather and comes out, if...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-02-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jakeru
If you need to disconnect the rear swaybar to...

If you need to disconnect the rear swaybar to accomplish whatever it is that you're doing, that's going to be easiest when both sides are completely even. Trying to disconnect a swaybar when there...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-02-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jakeru
To remove stress on the rear swaybar, you should...

To remove stress on the rear swaybar, you should have the entire rear end of vehicle jacked up. (Both rear-left, and rear-right completely unloaded/off the ground.) Jacking up only one corner won't...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-29-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By jakeru
Did you try using a fresh fill of genuine Porsche...

Did you try using a fresh fill of genuine Porsche transmission fluid? I found significantly reduced shift effort when I changed the fluid in my ~120k mile 5-speed Boxster. Most noticeable in lower...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-19-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By jakeru
Using some aluminum-grade anti-seize on those...

Using some aluminum-grade anti-seize on those caliper mounting screw threads prevents this thread galling problem from happening. I've had really good luck with the aluminum paste formulation...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-18-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 12,950
Posted By jakeru
Really nice work! I'll bet when this is done as...

Really nice work! I'll bet when this is done as long as you don't give up on making it gaps, etc meet your expectations, it's going to be very rewarding when it's all looking good to know you caused...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Detailing Discussion 11-09-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By jakeru
Lovin' it, folks! Those polysiloxane coatings...

Lovin' it, folks! Those polysiloxane coatings are looking great! Lemming - lovin' that low-angle incident lighting, highlighting those nicely beaded water droplets. :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-07-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By jakeru
Very nice. Welcome! Silver exterior with red...

Very nice. Welcome! Silver exterior with red interior is the classic Boxster prototype style!
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Detailing Discussion 11-06-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By jakeru
Let's see your awesome Boxster water beading pics!

Let's see your most amazing water bead action pictures on your lovingly detailed Boxster!

...I'll start with a truly mesmerizing water beading effect I was greeted by this morning on my Boxster's...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-06-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,485
Views: 566,732
Posted By jakeru
Drove for the first time in cold weather (3x...

Drove for the first time in cold weather (3x degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time since changing my manual transmission fluid in my ~120k mile 2001 boxster 2.7 / five speed. Holy moly, rather than...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-06-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By jakeru
Is this a manual transmission? If so, and if...

Is this a manual transmission? If so, and if only happens on a cold start-up, could be a stiff release bearing that starts working when it gets warmed up. My 2001 boxster base does this, only in...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-04-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By jakeru
In greater Seattle area, I just put the hardtop I...

In greater Seattle area, I just put the hardtop I acquired last year on my Boxster, which is my daily driver and also gets parked outside. It actually snowed here a bit yesterday, and the rear...
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