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Old 10-20-2016, 04:53 AM   #21
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Air Bag Deactivation Bar

Bought used off FleaBay. Easy install. The buckle... not so easy. Got a template from another member here. Bought a used 944 seat beat off FleaBay for $20 shipped. Then a lot of grinding to get it to work. End result of the buckle isn't pretty but it works. Thinking now I will remove the bar and just tuck the buckle and receptacle under the seat for a cleaner look. My kid wants to go for a ride so now to get this reprogramed at the dealership. Wonder what that will cost?





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Old 12-17-2016, 10:20 AM   #22
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Winter in Maine sucks in you have a Boxster

Got the car on jack stands for the winter. Did an oil change. Working on the gear oil change now. Decided to do some cleaning. Amazing what steel wool and brake clean can do. Wish I had got a before shot of these pieces.

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Old 12-17-2016, 10:40 AM   #23
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Glad to see the 944 buckle worked!
Those underbody braces look incredible, mine are almost black.
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Old 12-26-2016, 05:59 AM   #24
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new exhaust... soon

Didn't ask for much for Christmas this year so I could sweet talk the wife into letting me upgrade the exhaust come Springtime. Preparing for it now. Going to do the Fister modification, some TopSpeed bypass pipes and have Fister ceramicoat the whole setup. So I did this yesterday...

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Old 12-27-2016, 07:40 AM   #25
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I will be interested to hear your opinion of the Fister exhaust, the car is looking great
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Old 12-27-2016, 08:31 AM   #26
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Cleaned under the clamshell and made sure drains were clear. Did the same for the front/battery area. Cleaned and waxed all door jams and under the front lid and rear trunk. Spent some time cleaning the engine compartment. Griots engine cleaner and engine dressing. Pretty solid results.



Spray on. Agitate with a brush. Spray off. Easy.

Almost looks as good as mine. Just kidding...... Very nice!
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:42 PM   #27
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Great thread. You'll love the Fister's. I had them before the PSE. IMHO, the Fister's have a better sound.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:55 PM   #28
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My folks live in Maine and I spent 2 summers in northern Aroostook county picking experimental potatoes for the USDA around '89-90.

Ps have heard nothing but good about the fister... If you send your midpipes too maybe he would ceramicoat them for free. Should help keep some heat out from under there and off your inner CV boots. Ok just reread and sounds like he is doing them all, should be sweet. Which color did you choose?
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Old 01-28-2017, 03:22 PM   #29
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My folks live in Maine and I spent 2 summers in northern Aroostook county picking experimental potatoes for the USDA around '89-90.

Ps have heard nothing but good about the fister... If you send your midpipes too maybe he would ceramicoat them for free. Should help keep some heat out from under there and off your inner CV boots. Ok just reread and sounds like he is doing them all, should be sweet. Which color did you choose?

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Have you guys sprayed the engine bay at the car wash? I have a 60,000 mile car with a dusty engine. I've been afraid to damage something with soapy spray.

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Have you guys sprayed the engine bay at the car wash? I have a 60,000 mile car with a dusty engine. I've been afraid to damage something with soapy spray.

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I wouldn't do it at a self-serve car wash with high-pressure spray. If you have access to a hose, just open her up, use some engine detailer or degreaser, and spray off lightly.
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Have you guys sprayed the engine bay at the car wash? I have a 60,000 mile car with a dusty engine. I've been afraid to damage something with soapy spray.

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I used spray on orange cleaner and gentle hose pressure along with some elbow grease. Definitely do not use any high pressure water
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At home in the driveway.

I used the garden hose to wet it all down, sprayed with 50% strength Simple Green, waited 5 minutes and hosed it off again.

Used the air gun on my compressor to chase most of the moisture away and fired it up to dry off the rest.

I just wanted to get rid of 15 years of dirt to get a baseline to watch for future leaks and such.

I'm under no illusion that it will stay clean for any appreciable length of time, given how most cooling air is drawn in from underneath, but it was worthwhile for baseline purposes.
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Air Box Heater Flap Repair

So started this project over the weekend...

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I forgot what a pain this can be removing the vent. Sounds awesome. A must do mod.

I thought we couldn't de-snorkle '03 and '04.
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I thought we couldn't de-snorkle '03 and '04.


Nope, I desnorkled my 03. Easy to do. Same basic procedure as earlier MY's.


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Famous black foam coming from the vents fix

Knee deep in this project. Following some instructions I got off here I removed the heater core, dremeled the top off a section of the heater box giving me access to this door...



Wrapped it in some foam I got from HomeDepot. Went back in easy enough. What worries me is when it was all apart you could see ANOTHER flap covered in the same disintegrating foam deeper in the heater box. I think it control the air flow to the defrost or the floor. Can't reach it from here. Maybe from behind the radio? Don't try to salvage the foam cover that goes over the heater core. Impossible to get a clean seal the 2nd time around. Spend the $17 on a new one and thank me later.

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Make sure you give it a good vacuum from the heater core side while you're in there, and after from the dash vents with the fan on high.


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Old 03-04-2017, 12:00 PM   #40
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black foam problem

So this was fun. A little more research on the forum and I found someone who did repair the other flap I discovered. Remove everything in the radio/climate cubby and you see the vent. Made a nice cut into stand the piece broke right out of the way. (all my photos flipped 90 degrees to the left for some reason)



Here's a shot poking my iPhone in the hole I just made looking down...



Jammed my hand in there and removed all the foam. Your hand will be all bruised and cut up but oh well. A couple layers of some industrial strength duct tape later and the flap was good. Gave it a good clean. Used some PVC cement to glue the piece I cut out back in and then finished it off with some more tape. I doubt anyone would really know what they were looking at if they ever saw it. Pretty happy with this and will be even happier no NO MORE FOAM blowing all over me and my interior.

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