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Old 04-30-2020, 06:52 PM   #5661
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I have to get Physical Therapy to approve. Thier approval will depend upon my progress in healing. Fortunately the hit was not in mental abilities. I can barely hold a fork with my left hand. I am seeing small improvments daily. Thursday I could not make the OK sign. Now I can.
Did your primary physician or cardiologist order a doppler test of your arteries? my father suffered a stroke and was unlucky to be taken to a second rate hospital. After discharge and nearly a month later his cardiologist found a DVT clot in his leg and immediately began blood thinners. He'd been complaining of leg pain in his calf for many months but none of the doctors I took him to raised DVT as possibility. His previous primary physician was part of doctor's group that were somehow incentivized to block authorizations to escalate to a specialist which cost us dearly. In hindsight I should have simply changed his insurance ASAP and found a new doctor. But his routine heart tests were otherwise normal. A top notch cardiologist would not have hesitated to order the doppler test and get him on a low dose thinner.

I think as a general rule once you hit 65 you should check in with your cardiologist annually. Some things just dont show up on basic tests performed by a primary physician. Good luck. You're attitude is very similar to my father's. Some people like you have that extra gear that keep the fight in the dog. My one friend half my father's age has a mental breakdown if he gets a cold.

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Old 05-01-2020, 05:42 AM   #5662
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Did your primary physician or cardiologist order a doppler test of your arteries? my father suffered a stroke and was unlucky to be taken to a second rate hospital. After discharge and nearly a month later his cardiologist found a DVT clot in his leg and immediately began blood thinners. He'd been complaining of leg pain in his calf for many months but none of the doctors I took him to raised DVT as possibility. His previous primary physician was part of doctor's group that were somehow incentivized to block authorizations to escalate to a specialist which cost us dearly. In hindsight I should have simply changed his insurance ASAP and found a new doctor. But his routine heart tests were otherwise normal. A top notch cardiologist would not have hesitated to order the doppler test and get him on a low dose thinner.

I think as a general rule once you hit 65 you should check in with your cardiologist annually. Some things just dont show up on basic tests performed by a primary physician. Good luck. You're attitude is very similar to my father's. Some people like you have that extra gear that keep the fight in the dog. My one friend half my father's age has a mental breakdown if he gets a cold.
I am sorry to hear that your father also had a stroke. I am fortunate in that I work for one of top ten health centers in the US. No matter who you are in our hospitals, if you walk in with stroke symptoms, stroke protocol is activated. A special team kicks into gear.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:57 AM   #5663
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I have to get Physical Therapy to approve. Thier approval will depend upon my progress in healing. Fortunately the hit was not in mental abilities. I can barely hold a fork with my left hand. I am seeing small improvments daily. Thursday I could not make the OK sign. Now I can.
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. A good friend of mine and fellow cyclist had a stroke a few years ago, made a full recovery and got back on his bike. Hope you get back to driving soon.
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Old 05-01-2020, 04:16 PM   #5664
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got to spend 200$ to get towed home after a radiator hose let go. got stoped before it overheated but was a mess. putting it on a lift in the morning to asses damage. guessing hoses are original so may do a complete refresh of the cooling system.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:28 PM   #5665
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Not a 986 but on my 996, just did 4 brake hoses, 4 drop links and fuel door actuator. Brake fluid flushed as well.
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Old 05-01-2020, 11:38 PM   #5666
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What did you do with/to your Boxster today?

I promise not to fall asleep with my phone

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Old 05-01-2020, 11:45 PM   #5667
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What did you do with/to your Boxster today?

I think I was hacked or sleep texted.

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Looks like Kboggs is sleep-typing again.

Or is he warning us of a pending Biblical swarm of bees?
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Looks like Kboggs is sleep-typing again.

Or is he warning us of a pending Biblical swarm of bees?
Having a bunch of kids, this all made sense to me. Basically he said we need to drive our cars!
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I spent a good part of the morning taking out the high pressure power steering line that I ignominiously burned on my new headers. (PSA needed, BTW.) I'll try and do a quick write-up on the process since I haven't seen much out there. For the uninitiated, it's officially a royal pain in the ass but it's manageable, even for one whose DIY skills are as dodgy as mine.



After I got the hose out I replaced the plugs and ignition coils. The plugs that were in the car weren't fully perished but all but one of my coils were cracked. The new coils have a heavier insulator(?) and slightly different/longer bolts; must be an updated part. I ordered OEM Beru plugs and coils to keep things as good as original.

Fun fact: the coils for cylinder #1 (front most right side) and #4 (front most left side) are a little tricky but not too bad. There's a little plastic tray on the right side of the engine bay that makes it damn near impossible to unclip the wire from the ignition coil on #1 so I strongly encourage folks to unbolt the two 10mm bolts that hold it in place. That gives you enough slack to disconnect and then reconnect the wiring clip to the #1 coil.

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Almost forgot...

Since I'm in there anyway, I ordered a 997 plenum and some new plenum boots to go with the 74mm 996 throttle body I ordered. Once the IPD intake tube arrives and I get everything back together, I'll also have a bigger intake to go with the new exhaust.

I simply can't justify the IPD plenum at (literally) 10x the cost of a 997 plenum. The 997 plenum is also 74mm to go with the beefy throttle body; it just doesn't have the sexy aluminum body and the machining inside. I'm sure IPD's stuff is crazy good and superior to a stock 997 plenum but I figure that 1) it's bigger volume than what my 3.2 came with, and 2) at 10% of the cost of an IPD plenum, the 997 unit will be "good enough."
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Finished wrapping the console in 3M DiNoc.
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Finished wrapping the console in 3M DiNoc.
Wow looks awesome. Did you do any other pieces?

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Just dropped the Tiptronic trans in my 01 S. The Bentley manual misses a few things so just be wary when doing this yourself. The Tip is a much bigger job compared to dropping a manual.
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Finished wrapping the console in 3M DiNoc.
Very nice look. I would have done that to mine if I knew how at the time. Instead I just got it painted white to match the exterior. Tried to do a couple mirror on my Motorcycle and just messed it up.
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Wow looks awesome. Did you do any other pieces?
Thanks. I also did the e-brake handle and top trim in the carbon fiber, the dash trim strips in silver, and today the door pull sections along the storage bin in silver.

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Very nice look. I would have done that to mine if I knew how at the time. Instead I just got it painted white to match the exterior. Tried to do a couple mirror on my Motorcycle and just messed it up.
Thanks. Itís been a learning curve getting the vinyl flat and adhered properly to contours and panel corners. Iím getting better with each piece.
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Replaced the transmission oil and made another DIY video. I think it was due after 22 years and 68,000 miles.

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Solved the windows not dropping/doors not locking/central locking issues... took apart both door actuators, cleaned/greased, refurbished, checked voltages, fixed some micro switches.



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Lol, what the hell!!! I sleep texted nearly the same thing to my kids at midnight, and they thought I was possessed!!!


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