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Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 06-10-2019, 12:17 PM
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Posted By stanigu
Autel MD802 Maxidaiag Elite for sale $80

SOLD!

Thank you.

Well my trusty 986 is sold. It's been quite a learning experience!

One of the valuable tools I purchased in the course of the repairs I did on the car is this trusty Autel...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By stanigu
Thanks for the feedback

I guess I'll look into the "referee" program. Does anyone have any experience with them? It'll be better than going to stealership.

What irks me really is that if what's coming out of the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By stanigu
OBD System Checks "Fail"

Hello

I went to have my '98 Boxster smogged here in California.

The car passed the actual emissions test, but it failed the "OBD System Checks". I did reset the OBD to clear some misfire...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-17-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By stanigu
I believe '98 Frunk release is manual cable...

I believe '98 Frunk release is manual cable release only (at least on mine it is. The Truck has electronic release via key fob). So I would say something mechanical--kinked cable somewhere?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By stanigu
I took that whole plastic piece off to paint and...

I took that whole plastic piece off to paint and put it back on. You might want to source new plastic "rivets" (don't know the technical term) towards the front of the spoiler first, since they...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By stanigu
For your viewing pleasure (viewer discretion...

For your viewing pleasure (viewer discretion advised....)


http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff271/stanigu/1998%20Boxster/cracked-coil_zpsvpeefbjc.jpg
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-05-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By stanigu
Installer error is a definite possibility, since...

Installer error is a definite possibility, since I was the one who did the work (late at night too, I might add). And Cylinder 4 is the one that is tucked away towards the front with that dang hose...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-04-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By stanigu
Cracked Ignition Coil

So I got CEL code indicating misfire on cylinder 4, and the car was hesitating on low RPM under load.

I had replaced all the ignition coil less than 1000 miles ago with Beru coils. I pulled the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-16-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By stanigu
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-15-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By stanigu
Thank you for your feedback. I'll keep an eye on...

Thank you for your feedback. I'll keep an eye on it...I wasn't really stepping on it so it concerned me a bit. Hoping for a cooler weather (there is such a thing as too hot for a convertible...)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-15-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By stanigu
Is this too hot?

Background:

Ambient temperature: 98 Degrees
Mixed driving (about 80mph freeway, 45mph city) for about 20 miles. Car not pushed too hard.
A/C on full blast

Radiators cleaned already...
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-07-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By stanigu
Thanks for the replies. I did remove the bumper...

Thanks for the replies. I did remove the bumper previously and got rid of all the gunk...and cleaned the radiators with a dedicated foam cleaner. But in 100 degree heat in traffic, the car runs...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-06-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By stanigu
Radiator Fan Hack

My Boxster runs hot in the recent heatwave in my area. Search on google brings up some sort of a "hack" by using jumper wires to force the fans to turn on before things start to get too hot.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-06-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,388
Posted By stanigu
This one has a bit of history: My uncle, who...

This one has a bit of history: My uncle, who served in the USAF, bought this watch in Germany in the early 1960s. He gave it to me for safekeeping when I was a kid. Its a special occasion watch...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-21-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By stanigu
Yes, the spring mechanism is in the Ignition...

Yes, the spring mechanism is in the Ignition switch, so it the key doesn't spring back correctly I'd say 99% chance that you need a new ignition switch. Before I replaced mine, it wasn't springing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-21-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By stanigu
Ignition switch

Sounds like you need a new ignition switch. Inexpensive part, but a PITA to change. Not recommended if you're at all claustrophobic (or have large hands)!

There are many threads, for example: ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-06-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By stanigu
I thought it was a bit steep...

They do a good job, but hourly rate is $165. So they're charging quite a bit of hours! I'll shop around...I know I live in an absurdly expensive area, but still...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-06-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,498
Posted By stanigu
AOS replacement Cost

Hi all

Took my '98 Boxster base to a shop to have him diagnose and fix a vacuum leak. That part was fine.

He noticed that AOS is leaking oil. He recommended swapping it out, and the estimate...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,965
Views: 629,414
Posted By stanigu
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-04-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5,965
Views: 629,414
Posted By stanigu
Painted Seats

PO thought it was a good idea to paint the Boxster red seats black! :eek: Looked terrible. Brought them back to Boxster red using leathermagic. Looks about 1000% better!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-28-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5,965
Views: 629,414
Posted By stanigu
Replaced Radio

with CONTINENTAL CDD7416UB-OR. Nice unit...looks very OEM, except I have streaming capability and hands free calling capability. Lighting is spot on...exactly the same color. Simple install--1...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-18-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By stanigu
Thanks particlewave! I saw your DIY--pretty...

Thanks particlewave! I saw your DIY--pretty impressive!

It sure sounds like then the Pax doorlach/lock needs replacing for sure. I wonder if the whole system is not working as a result of that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-18-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By stanigu
Thanks for the feedback. The windows do drop as...

Thanks for the feedback. The windows do drop as they're supposed to, so I suppose it might be the actual lock mechanism...

Ignition switch is new as is the battery, so I think I can rule those...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-17-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By stanigu
Yet another locking/alarm issue

:confused:So I searched and searched, and see many people have issues with the central locking mechanism. I thought I've narrowed it down to the immobilizer unit (and maybe it still is part of the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-16-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,169
Posted By stanigu
Just as an update: since I did go over...

Just as an update:

since I did go over 75mph and got the error light on my dash, I decided to re-enable the spoiler. I sprayed the arms with this stuff:

Wurth HHS-K High Pressure...
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