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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-28-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By rick3000
That's how I had mine done when I added the...

That's how I had mine done when I added the center radiator. Looks good! :cheers:
Forum: New Member Introductions 03-03-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By rick3000
Congrats and Welcome! :cheers: I've always...

Congrats and Welcome! :cheers:
I've always loved the Sport Classic II's.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-22-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By rick3000
The OBC is turned on by the dealer with a PIWIS,...

The OBC is turned on by the dealer with a PIWIS, PST2, or you can do it yourself with a durametric. The switch does not activate the OBC features, and if the OBC is activated without a switch or...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-20-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By rick3000
Ideally, it would hover around the tick to the...

Ideally, it would hover around the tick to the left, over the 8 and 0. However, the position in your photo is normal, especially if it is hot, high altitude, or uphill. Mine tends to be in the area...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-17-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 594
Posted By rick3000
Snow tires, or at least all seasons are...

Snow tires, or at least all seasons are essential. Separate winter/summer tires make the most sense for a sports car. Take it slow, stay in other peoples tracks as much as possible, slow down as...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-12-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By rick3000
I'm on my second Costco interstate battery, the...

I'm on my second Costco interstate battery, the first one lasted 7 years.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-06-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By rick3000
If you want the plastic window to last, don't put...

If you want the plastic window to last, don't put the top up or down below 70-75° F, if its colder use a hair dryer on it before folding it. Second, make sure to "chop" the top, especially when it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-24-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 360
Posted By rick3000
Merry Christmas Everyone! :cheers: :cheers:...

Merry Christmas Everyone! :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/SantaPorsche1_11608839408.jpg
Forum: New Member Introductions 12-23-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By rick3000
Welcome to the forum! :cheers: Great looking 986!

Welcome to the forum! :cheers: Great looking 986!
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-15-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By rick3000
I purchased it direct from Becker, but it was...

I purchased it direct from Becker, but it was probably 10 years ago. I suggested calling because you never know what they might still have lying around, but it sounds like you already thought of that.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-15-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,096
Posted By rick3000
Becker used to sell the other side of the phone...

Becker used to sell the other side of the phone connector, the plug with about 3-4' of wire coming off. I think I paid about $20, but I'm not sure if they still sell them. Might be worth calling...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By rick3000
OEM switches for the 986 are a complicated topic,...

OEM switches for the 986 are a complicated topic, they are momentary switches, so a regular on/off function requires a latching relay. Most of the switches fall into one of two categories in terms...
Forum: New Member Introductions 11-26-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By rick3000
Welcome to the forum! :cheers: Wait, so they...

Welcome to the forum! :cheers:

Wait, so they painted it to look rusty? Taking anti-theft to a whole new level.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-08-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,387
Posted By rick3000
Spent yesterday doing my annual service/oil...

Spent yesterday doing my annual service/oil change, and two repairs. I replaced the airbag retaining plate so I can stop honking at everyone when I brake, and I repaired my leather door pocket lid....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-07-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By rick3000
Personally, I have never liked mismatched hardtop...

Personally, I have never liked mismatched hardtop colors, the lines of the hardtop when installed make it look more mismatched than a style choice to have two different colors. But that is just my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-05-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By rick3000
Yosiefs original instructions say two feet, so...

Yosiefs original instructions say two feet, so that's how long mine is. You could go a littler longer having some extra length won't hurt anything. :cheers:
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 10-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By rick3000
I have been using snow tires on my 986 for...

I have been using snow tires on my 986 for several years, and it's become increasing hard to find 255 rears I now run run 205 front / 225 rear on 17" rims. The narrower tires "cut" instead of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-26-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By rick3000
I haven't been too plugged in on hardtop prices,...

I haven't been too plugged in on hardtop prices, but I would say the average price is around $1200, in a range of $900-1800 depending on the color and condition. I paid $850 12+ years ago for my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-25-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By rick3000
Any cheap Porsche is always a potential money...

Any cheap Porsche is always a potential money pit, so make sure you get a good PPI from a mechanic familiar with Porsches. If they have maintained it well, and have records that's a major plus. But...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 10-01-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By rick3000
JayG, just sent you a PM, thank you for the...

JayG, just sent you a PM, thank you for the offer!

Starter986, thank you for the suggestion!
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 09-30-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By rick3000
WTB - Door Pocket Lid Hinge Pin

Hi Everyone! My driver's side door pocket lid broke, and because I have the leather option, I need to repair it instead of replacing it.

I am looking for the hinge pin that holds the pocket lid...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-19-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By rick3000
I unfortunately have not been driving much...

I unfortunately have not been driving much lately, and in my experience 6 weeks isn't a problem. Just make sure you lock the car, the battery will drain more quickly if you leave it unlocked. A...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-18-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By rick3000
Yes, I never saw the point in hooking up the low...

Yes, I never saw the point in hooking up the low speed fans since you can already toggle them on/off by running the AC, and yes it's the same fans, the high or low relays just run them at a different...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-15-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,717
Posted By rick3000
It seems like people are getting a bit confused,...

It seems like people are getting a bit confused, perhaps I can help clarify. To manually trigger the fans, all you have to do is ground Pin 85 on the existing fan relays. I used the ground from the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-13-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By rick3000
Start ruling things out, check the fuses first,...

Start ruling things out, check the fuses first, that's the easiest/cheapest. I suspect you have more than one issue going on, so try to focus on one set of issues first. Not cranking after driving...
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