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Old 09-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Greta: Not Really a Build so Much as it is a Maintenance Record Build Thread w/BS.

Hallo alle.


This is the first quick, first European, and first mid engine vehicle I've ever owned, and I absolutely could not be happier with it.
It's funny to think I wasn't old enough to drive when this car came off the assembly line.

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1999 Boxster 2.5 5-spd, VIN WP0CA2980XU620297.
Originally sold June 30, 1998 with 30 miles on the odo.
Sold by Chet Parsons of Porsche dealer #0146 in Walnut Creek, California.

986 310
M9620-65W
G8600-002
L92U X1
X70 X97 X98 139 222
224 232 274 340 396
437 438 446 454 490
502 535 537 551 584
586 688 981 983

Deciphering the build sticker:

986 310 Boxster Base
M9620-65W Unknown, might be radio related as there is a small amplifier in the front boot
G8600-002 5-speed-limited slip differential
L92U X1 Arctic Silver Boxster Red

X70 Stainless steel door entry guards with model logo
X97 Aluminium shift knob
X98 Aluminium parking brake lever
139 Seat heating, left
222 Traction control ASR AntriebsSchlupfRegelung
224 Automatic limited slip differential
232 Internal production code related to tyres
274 Illuminated vanity mirror
340 Seat heating, right
396 17" Carrera wheels MY1998-2001
437 8-way electrical seat, left
438 8-way electrical seat, right
446 Wheel caps (Arctic Silver, MY1998) with colored Porsche crest
454 Automatic speed control
490 Sound system
502 Made at Valmet Automotive
535 Alarm 315 MHz
537 Seat memory, left
551 Wind deflector
584 Hard Storage Box
586 Lumbar support, left seat
688 CD-radio Becker Porsche CDR-210 USA S/N BE 2282 W 5023033 C/N 9879
981 Leather dashboard and door panels
983 Leather front seats

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Exterior

Euro head lights w/10k HIDs
Euro tail lights
Clear corner reflectors
LED license plate lights
Boxster Spyder rear diffuser
Passenger wiper delete

Interior

Spec-D Tuning steering wheel
Soft top is manual operation only
Glass rear window
Lexan wind stop
70% ceramic tint

Underhood

De-snorkeled intake
Muffler delete

Wheels/Tires:

Carrera S 18" wheels
BFG g-force sport F: 255/40-18 R: 265/35-18
14mm spacers all around
Carrera brakes w/neon green calipers
Wheel studs are M14x1.5







Currently:






Wish list:
Side intake vents
996 GT3 front bumper
3rd radiator kit
intake & filter
3rd brake light
rear wing decal
Joe Toth ducktail
3 stalk control
visors w/mirrors
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:54 PM   #2
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I bought Greta with 166k miles.

The previous owner, djaemac, did all of the work, I just took the vinyl wrap off.

These are his pics:









SPec-D Tuning steering wheel.

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Old 09-21-2016, 05:55 PM   #3
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KSport Kontrol Coilovers







Stock setup

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Old 09-21-2016, 06:00 PM   #4
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As far as I can see, the only body mod is a Boxster Spyder rear diffuser and European headlights and tail lights.

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Old 09-21-2016, 06:36 PM   #5
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Oh yeah, if you have any input, I have an odd clicking noise in the left rear: Rotational Clicking, Only When in Gear.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #6
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Noticed I have two types of lug bolt on here.

This kind, is a 19mm.



And this kind with 6 slots, which I have no key for.

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Old 09-28-2016, 07:08 PM   #7
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They are security bolts. Check the key's not in the tool set? Or go back to the PO and ask, he obviously had it at some point to get them off for the suspension upgrade.

If all else fails, some suggestions on removing them here : Are these OE Porsche locking nuts?
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:52 AM   #8
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They are security bolts. Check the key's not in the tool set? Or go back to the PO and ask, he obviously had it at some point to get them off for the suspension upgrade.

If all else fails, some suggestions on removing them here : Are these OE Porsche locking nuts?
Thanks.

Totally forgot to check the tool roll in the spare.
Right? lol

Still trying to learn about this thing while working 12 hour days and between the rainfall at night.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:35 PM   #9
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Previous owner has the key, all is well. lol
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Old 10-01-2016, 05:41 AM   #10
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Ditched the storage box and clam shell sound deadener.




Couple pics from a few minutes ago.



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Old 11-09-2016, 07:11 PM   #11
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Replaced a well used K&N air filter with a shiny new BMC.
K&N is such junk, I don't know why people used them.
Look at how much more media the BMC has!



And my helper. My dog, Sandy.

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Old 11-15-2016, 06:19 PM   #12
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Finally able to get some time & space.

Pulled the wheel off, and a damn weight fell out of somewhere...



Guess I'll go get it balanced before I pull the axles.

Got ahead of myself and ordered a pair of gently used axles from that good eBay store.
Car has 166k, maybe I should just go ahead and replace them while it's in the air?



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Old 11-30-2016, 08:52 AM   #13
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New BFG g-Sport Comp 2 summer tires on and driver side rear axle replaced.

Kept the same size tires 245/40-18 F and 265/35-18 R.
Also found that I had a bent rear wheel, had that repaired.
Car is almost as good as new.
Going to get an alignment done soon, hopefully.

Swapped out the entire axle, well a shop did.
All European in Las Vegas, small shop, really good staff too.
No more clicking.



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Old 12-15-2016, 01:29 PM   #14
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Clear third brake light because the stock one had a couple LEDs out.

Had to reverse polarity for it to work.
Couldn't get the wires out of the factory plug, so I dyked them and crimped on spade connectors.



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Old 12-16-2016, 04:10 AM   #15
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Do you like your Ksports?
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Old 12-16-2016, 07:42 AM   #16
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Do you like your Ksports?
I haven't messed around with the preload or the clickers.
Previous owner actually has them pretty dialed in.

Not sure how many miles are on them or when they'll need rebuilding.
But yes, so far, excellent.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:08 PM   #17
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New(er) 3 stalk unit, courtesy of Woody.

Replaced my stalk unit with a gently used unit.

On mine, the blinkers would not stay on unless you held the talk down the entire time you wanted it on.

I have an aftermarket steering wheel on, so getting the factory steering wheel off is up to you. lol

Remove wheel.
Remove clam shell trim pieces.
Remove 24mm steering wheel nut.
Yank that wheel mount off with your man strenfth.



Loosen this brass bolt on the bottom, gently wiggle the unit off.




Gently wiggle off these connectors, DO NOT bend your pins.
There is also a connector on the bottom left side, you will need a really small flathead screwdriver to depress the clip and slide apart.




Connect the wires to the new unit, level your new unit, and tighten (DO NOT overtighten) the brass screw.



Test all of the functions.









Reinstall the clam shell trim pieces, wheel mount, and wheel.

Enjoy.
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Old 12-16-2016, 12:10 PM   #18
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You may have noticed some dyked wires.

I have no clue what they went to.
If you know what they are, please tell me.
Going to look at a bunch of drawings to figure it out.

I absolutely fvkcing hate it when people dyke wires. Just disconnect it.
Are you really in that much of a fvkcing hurry?

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I believe those are all wires for the clock spring (horn contact and airbag).


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Old 12-16-2016, 01:55 PM   #20
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I believe those are all wires for the clock spring (horn contact and airbag).

Well yea, the colors match up.

Balls.

I was going to reconnect the factory wheel to see if I liked it better, and change the horns out to the Hellas that I like.
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