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Old 02-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Just bought 2000 boxster s

Hi,
Just bought this baby for the summer with 78,000miles.

the paint was so nasty and I tought I will have to paint the car. BUT after 5 hours of work and 2 layers of polish and 2 layers of wax the paint looks like new

Have some issues to fix:
1. There is a noise from the rear right when passing on bumps. any ideas?

2. When moving from 2 to 3 gear i feal a little bang (tiptronic), could it be the engine mount?

3. I see an oil leak. I need to clean the engine to see where it comes from. any known places for boxsters?

4. speakers - it seems that one of the owners before did a stupid job and chancheled the front speakers. put only tweeters. now I need to set a new 4" speakers but don't have the old speakers to use them as a base. any idea how to do it? or I must buy used speakers from ebay?

5. Hard start - When I'm starting the car COLD it start after 3 second starter spinning. not fast but ok. when the car is HOT (and sitting above 5-10 minutes) it starts after some starter spinning and on the second try with a little press on the gas pedal.
What can it be?

Yaron


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Old 02-04-2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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Shalom,

Really hard to do a remote diagnose, but most of your issues have been discussed on this board.
Do a search.
Look for RMS leak, dash speaker, noise in the rear could with be a worn shock, a bad bushing or a broken sway bar link

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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Hello Yaron, and welcome to the forum.
did you buy the car from Eli by any chance?
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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Thanks Chris

Hi Meir,
No, bought it from someone else.
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Thanks Chris

Hi Meir,
No, bought it from someone else.
so once again, congratulation and welcome.
the reason i asked, is because he has the same car, and had issue with a control arm.
i'm sure you will find this forum very helpful, but with suspension noises, it is very hard to point to the problem. as Chris mentioned (nice Hebrew dude) it could be any part of the suspension.
have someone inspect it, and he will be able to tell you which parts are worn.
and yes, any mechanic can do that, don't let them give you the regular "it a Prsche, 10K shekel for a fix" BS.
about the oil leak, two most common issues are the RMS, and the plug tubes.
you can read all about it in this book:
Pelican Parts.com - 101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster

or in this set of articles:
Pelican Parts - Porsche Boxster 986 / 987 and Carrera 996 / 987 Technical Articles

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the reason i asked, is because he has the same car, and had issue with a control arm.
ybn - Looks nice. You'll get good advice here.

Meir - I sent Eli my control arms, haven't heard back if they helped...funny I wondered the same thing
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I think I have pair of front speakers somewhere in my garage, you can have them for free (need to find them first) but I guess shipping to IL will be astronomical ...
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I think I have pair of front speakers somewhere in my garage, you can have them for free (need to find them first) but I guess shipping to IL will be astronomical ...
Hi Chris,

I have a warehouse in NJ btw.

I just bought this kit to fit speaker in the dash:
someone took out the speakers from the dash.

I will buy new 4" speakers for the dash and 5.25" for the doors. any recommendations?

Thanks guys
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Have some issues to fix:
1. There is a noise from the rear right when passing on bumps. any ideas?
Check control arm, also the shock, even the bottom body panel which is made of plastic could be bumping, it's just screwed in.

2. When moving from 2 to 3 gear i feal a little bang (tiptronic), could it be the engine mount?
Very well could be the front motor mount, also check the axles for lose play.

3. I see an oil leak. I need to clean the engine to see where it comes from. any known places for boxsters?
Spark plug tubes, cam plugs, AOS, axle seal at the transmission...just had my done due to a leak.

4. speakers - it seems that one of the owners before did a stupid job and chancheled the front speakers. put only tweeters. now I need to set a new 4" speakers but don't have the old speakers to use them as a base. any idea how to do it? or I must buy used speakers from ebay?
Check with Porsche and see what they used in the past.

5. Hard start - When I'm starting the car COLD it start after 3 second starter spinning. not fast but ok. when the car is HOT (and sitting above 5-10 minutes) it starts after some starter spinning and on the second try with a little press on the gas pedal.
May suggestion is to clean the throttle body real good. But my real thoughts are MAF or fuel pump or the cam sensor and you can clean the cam sensor.
Good luck...I also have a 2000S with TIP, Love It.
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Have some issues to fix:
1. There is a noise from the rear right when passing on bumps. any ideas?
Check control arm, also the shock, even the bottom body panel which is made of plastic could be bumping, it's just screwed in.

2. When moving from 2 to 3 gear i feal a little bang (tiptronic), could it be the engine mount?
Very well could be the front motor mount, also check the axles for lose play.

3. I see an oil leak. I need to clean the engine to see where it comes from. any known places for boxsters?
Spark plug tubes, cam plugs, AOS, axle seal at the transmission...just had my done due to a leak.

4. speakers - it seems that one of the owners before did a stupid job and chancheled the front speakers. put only tweeters. now I need to set a new 4" speakers but don't have the old speakers to use them as a base. any idea how to do it? or I must buy used speakers from ebay?
Check with Porsche and see what they used in the past.

5. Hard start - When I'm starting the car COLD it start after 3 second starter spinning. not fast but ok. when the car is HOT (and sitting above 5-10 minutes) it starts after some starter spinning and on the second try with a little press on the gas pedal.
May suggestion is to clean the throttle body real good. But my real thoughts are MAF or fuel pump or the cam sensor and you can clean the cam sensor.
Good luck...I also have a 2000S with TIP, Love It.
Thanks fro the good advises
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Old 10-15-2013, 04:25 AM   #11
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Hi every one,

Fixed all the problem, left only with the hard start.
1- the cover in the back cabin was making the noise.
2- motor mount was dead
3- spark plug tubes
4- put new speakers

5- Hot start problem.
1-4 fixed alone diy at home.
I talked with the Porsche garage and they want a lot of money for the diagnostics, not talking about parts....

So, I think maybe it's better and will cost me less if I'll change the must common parts that involved with this problem. Maybe it sound stupid but paying 500$ for diagnostics sound more stupid to me. I already bought a new fuel pump. So, crank sensor will be next? what more to eliminate the problem?

Thanks for the advice.
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Nice car, but I love the Yak and the pattern plane hanging on your wall.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:51 AM   #13
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Nice car, but I love the Yak and the pattern plane hanging on your wall.
By your name I understand your hobby too

Btw I have a few more planes....
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Hi every one,

Fixed all the problem, left only with the hard start.
1- the cover in the back cabin was making the noise.
Yaron
Which cover? Can you be more specific?
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Which cover? Can you be more specific?
Thanks
in the cabin there is a plastic cover under the carpet that covers the the jack there. when you hit a bump on the road it makes noise.
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what does it cost you to fill up the gas tank in Israel?
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what does it cost you to fill up the gas tank in Israel?
11$ for a gallon

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in the cabin there is a plastic cover under the carpet that covers the the jack there. when you hit a bump on the road it makes noise.
Which cabin, what cover, what jack?
Isn't the jack in the front trunk inside the spare wheel?
Are we talking about a Boxster here?
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for 5) not trying to state the obvious here ... but maybe your battery is weak/old?

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Hi every one,

Fixed all the problem, left only with the hard start.
1- the cover in the back cabin was making the noise.
2- motor mount was dead
3- spark plug tubes
4- put new speakers

5- Hot start problem.
1-4 fixed alone diy at home.
I talked with the Porsche garage and they want a lot of money for the diagnostics, not talking about parts....

So, I think maybe it's better and will cost me less if I'll change the must common parts that involved with this problem. Maybe it sound stupid but paying 500$ for diagnostics sound more stupid to me. I already bought a new fuel pump. So, crank sensor will be next? what more to eliminate the problem?

Thanks for the advice.
Yaron

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