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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-07-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By thstone
To the best of my knowledge, no one really knows...

To the best of my knowledge, no one really knows the standard or specification (for condition and tolerances) to determine the work performed or parts replaced on a M96 Porsche factory reconditioned...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-07-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By thstone
My first thought is to further investigate the...

My first thought is to further investigate the aftermarket stereo. I would track down/trace the power wires for every component in the stereo system.

The installer may have connected the stereo...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-07-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By thstone
I assume that you mean that the electronics turn...

I assume that you mean that the electronics turn on when you turn the key, but the engine won't turn over.

I'd start with the clutch switch since its easy to jumper it to see if the situation...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-01-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By thstone
Best thing that I've read in a month! :D

Best thing that I've read in a month! :D
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-30-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By thstone
I like the concept of trusting others. I...

I like the concept of trusting others.

I bought my second Boxster with a blown engine. The owner repeatedly promised that the the engine was the only problem with the car. Nothing else was wrong....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-28-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 553
Posted By thstone
I've bought several cars out of state and its...

I've bought several cars out of state and its really quite easy...

You and the owner agree on which shop to use.

You call the shop and make the arrangements with the shop. Tell that shop that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-28-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By thstone
If you're really wondering, its strong, but it...

If you're really wondering, its strong, but it will bend. The high strength boron doesn't go all of the way up to the top of the windshield frame so the frame can bend about 3/4's of the way up.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-23-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By thstone
Just use distilled water. I don't know why...

Just use distilled water.

I don't know why some are saying not to use water if there is a big loss. I use only distilled water in my coolant system with an additive called water wetter and it...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-14-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By thstone
Wow, that's actually low for 106F! Definitely...

Wow, that's actually low for 106F! Definitely nothing to worry about.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-12-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By thstone
The most common fix is to install an under drive...

The most common fix is to install an under drive pulley. That slows the power steering pump pulley which seems to reduce the temp of the power steering fluid. The under drive pulley won't affect the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By thstone
Check the current pull on the battery (called...

Check the current pull on the battery (called parasitic draw) when the engine is off and the everything else is turned off.

Its an easy test to perform: Place an electronic multimeter in series...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By thstone
Another thought: The problem could be battery...

Another thought: The problem could be battery voltage related. Check the battery voltage at cold start vs hot start at the battery and at the starter.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By thstone
PSM shouldn't engage from hitting a regular...

PSM shouldn't engage from hitting a regular shallow pot hole in the road because the car shouldn't rotate very much at all (I don't want to say zero but the amount of rotation due to a pot hole...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-10-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By thstone
Option 2. You have a working transponder...

Option 2.

You have a working transponder (pill), ECU, and CLU. No reason to spend money on those components.

Replace the ignition lock and the door locks with a matching key and transfer the...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 06-05-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By thstone
Super cool! What a great pair of cars to drive...

Super cool! What a great pair of cars to drive back to back!

Clearly, you need a 911 Cup car - it will be fast on the straights and in the turns! :D
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-05-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By thstone
First, if the problem was ONLY the AOS, the owner...

First, if the problem was ONLY the AOS, the owner would have spent the $400 and had it repaired. There is a reason why he's selling it "as-is" and whatever the reason is, its not good.

Buying a...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-04-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By thstone
You had me at W12. :D

You had me at W12. :D
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-04-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,134
Posted By thstone
I have seen two Boxster fires at the race track -...

I have seen two Boxster fires at the race track - both were the result of the power steering rubber line melting and leaking power steering fluid onto a hot engine which ignited.

In both...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-01-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By thstone
Just in case someone else wants a set, I found...

Just in case someone else wants a set, I found them for $69.95...
...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-30-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By thstone
Sounds like a valve tappet is stuck. The...

Sounds like a valve tappet is stuck.

The valves use a hydraulic tappet that takes up the valve lash using pressurized oil.This means that the valve clearance never needs to be adjusted. If the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-30-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By thstone
Its part of the required visual inspection. The...

Its part of the required visual inspection. The previous tech(s) was probably lazy and just dry-lab'd the inspection.

Read the details here: Smog Test Visual Inspection...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-27-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By thstone
What might seem to be a valve cover leak can also...

What might seem to be a valve cover leak can also be a lot of other things. The oil has a tendency to run down and drip off the valve covers and then its assumed that is the source. But it can also...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-25-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By thstone
So, I follow a lot of crazy ass Facebook car...

So, I follow a lot of crazy ass Facebook car groups. This car popped up in one of them and I had to chase down the story... and found our boy Derrick Bliss! At that point, it was simply too good not...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-24-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By thstone
Not my style, but...

Check out this Boxster featured in a music video...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/8e1ehyfXY9s" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay;...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-24-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By thstone
Wow. I'd really like to know a lot more about...

Wow. I'd really like to know a lot more about what's going on...
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