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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By donv
Tires will be replaced, they are original and had...

Tires will be replaced, they are original and had several track days on them before the nap started. They're barely legal depth. Thx.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-30-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By donv
Reawakening '01 986 After Long Nap

Due to a collision of "stuff" that came up in life I have a 2001 which has been sitting unused in the garage for 5 years. It was put away with a tankful of Stabil treated fuel plus moth crystals in...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-04-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By donv
OK, let's check terms here... what do you mean by...

OK, let's check terms here... what do you mean by oscillation? Is it just a resonance/sound you hear or something you feel through the car seat or steering wheel as well? If sound, what sort of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-29-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By donv
I'm interested. Somewhere I have a list of other...

I'm interested. Somewhere I have a list of other folks that have expressed interest in local drives in the past - I lost the mailing list I had set up when my web site hosting company went belly up,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-19-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,966
Posted By donv
Just keep rockin' forward to turn on and cycle...

Just keep rockin' forward to turn on and cycle heat level. Press rear to turn off. Indicators change color with off-low-high.
Forum: DIY Project Guides 06-19-2007, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,491
Posted By donv
I don't think that's it. There appears to be a...

I don't think that's it. There appears to be a DNS or server availability issue with where the pictures are hosted. When I try
http://jbipes.home.comcast.net/jpgs/boxster/switchconsole.jpg

I'm...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-09-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By donv
Very unusual for a battery to die like that. If...

Very unusual for a battery to die like that. If it didn't sound "slow" starting before your drive home, just letting it sit for that short period and having it dead doesn't sound like battery...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-08-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By donv
Thanks for the replies. I will probably just try...

Thanks for the replies. I will probably just try to get a store to swap the 15w50 for either more 5w40 or the 0w40 Euro car formula.

FWIW, per my owner's manual, 15w50 is listed as acceptable for...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-05-2007, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By donv
Mobil 1: Mixing Viscosities = ?

Was looking over my stocks to do an oil change this weekend. In looking at the oil on hand, I've somehow ended up with 2ea of the following 5 Quart/Litre containers of M1:

15w50 "Extended...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-05-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,575
Posted By donv
Thanks, I keep the windshield clean and have new...

Thanks, I keep the windshield clean and have new blades - but in my neck of the woods if you drive at night you end up with major bugs on the windshield, regardless. I can have a spot free...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-05-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,575
Posted By donv
The way the windshield washer works irks me. It...

The way the windshield washer works irks me. It has one wipe too many after the fluid dispenses - windshield looks clear after the first couple then there's a semi-dry wipe which smears it all over...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-04-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,086
Posted By donv
I have the other solution, the Bahntech Autotop...

I have the other solution, the Bahntech Autotop (http://www.bahntech.com/products/AutoTop/default.asp). I think this is the one P/L is referring to? I got mine for less than the $157 it is now on...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-26-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 984
Posted By donv
I've got 16.7K+ miles on my original Contis and...

I've got 16.7K+ miles on my original Contis and they are just approaching wear bars now (rear tread varies from being at "E Pluribus" and "Unum" on the back side of a penny, still plenty to go). ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-25-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,991
Posted By donv
~70 Buick Riviera (OK, Dad's... "suitcase handle"...

~70 Buick Riviera (OK, Dad's... "suitcase handle" shifter and some godawful huge V8)
~67 Pontiac Bonneville (more Dad yet another huge V8, did 130 - huh, was that me, officer?)
~70 Honda CL350...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-18-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By donv
If you find yourself in a similar situation in...

If you find yourself in a similar situation in the future I recommend you try out an Aubuchon HW store (http://www.hardwarestore.com/). Local chain with funky stores but they seldom fail to have...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 05-13-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By donv
I thought it was a bit strange... so I'm not a...

I thought it was a bit strange... so I'm not a wallflower after all! :) Great, I'll work the details with you Max via PM. Here's some photos of the CD Shelf.

Now all I need is a committed...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 05-13-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By donv
OK, I'm confused - I posted the original offer,...

OK, I'm confused - I posted the original offer, but it appears I'm now a dating service for others? :confused:
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 05-12-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By donv
Trade: CD Shelf and/or Ashtray for Cubby and/or Non-Smoker's Kit

Looking to trade pristine CD Holder and/or ashtray from 2001 for the matching alternates: Storage cubby and/or non-smoker's kit. Both are black. Straight up swap?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-12-2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By donv
Boxster "Love Story"

Very nice! While viewing your video, I noticed the link to this one which should be checked out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGTv7lMY9XA
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-06-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By donv
Thanks, fluid is flushed yearly - last job was...

Thanks, fluid is flushed yearly - last job was ~October.

Funny -- on my car it says "Brake Fluid", the 6th indicator over from the left. And the 8th over says "Brake Wear". If it were just one...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By donv
Brake Fluid Indicator Light Came On...

Ran into a wierd situation today. We were out for an extended drive and I noticed the "BRAKE FLUID" indicator light come on while driving, of course at just about the furthest point from home...
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2007, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,209
Posted By donv
If you're going to tape it, might as well go for...

If you're going to tape it, might as well go for clear packing (shipping) tape - at least it will be less noticeable that way. It won't hold up for years (will likely yellow over time) but will look...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By donv
Keep in mind you're going to need more than just...

Keep in mind you're going to need more than just the tool, but also buffing pads and polishes. Unless you've got a really good local detailing supply shop open on the weekend, you're likely to end...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-03-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By donv
You really don't want to get brake fluid on...

You really don't want to get brake fluid on paint. Other than that consideration, and the ability to work in there like CJ mentions and/or inspect the pads when you're doing the job, there's no real...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 04-26-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,879
Posted By donv
Nice work! I like the result except for the err,...

Nice work! I like the result except for the err, ummm, pink part. A little too "Pepto" for me, but I understand you've got a theme going here:p. So what's your plan for the center caps?

And...
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