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Forum: Boxster General Discussions Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By A8ked
As you can tell from the responses here, it...

As you can tell from the responses here, it depends on how you use your car and where you live.
My car came with the hardtop option and I like it. But, I live in a wet area and drive the car all...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-07-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By A8ked
Yes, the yellow area is the best for balance, but...

Yes, the yellow area is the best for balance, but the red spots will also work just fine.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-24-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By A8ked
Here's a photo of the basic key. ...

Here's a photo of the basic key.
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/P10109711614193721.jpg
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-24-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By A8ked
Yes, they do everything the remote key does just...

Yes, they do everything the remote key does just no buttons.
Manually lock / unlock the door, set and shut off the alarm, Raise and lower windows, start and stop the engine.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By A8ked
Maybe it varies with the model year, but my basic...

Maybe it varies with the model year, but my basic keys activate and deactivate the alarm system when I lock or unlock the door.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-22-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By A8ked
A couple years ago, after receiving oxygen and...

A couple years ago, after receiving oxygen and recovering from getting the price of a new remote key at my local dealer!!

I purchased 2 spare basic keys that have just the light and no locking...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-12-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By A8ked
The first Costco Interstate battery in my 986...

The first Costco Interstate battery in my 986 lasted 12 years! I replaced it with another!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-09-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By A8ked
I switched my instrument cover and also found it...

I switched my instrument cover and also found it was glued on the front edge.
The glue was very slightly pliable, it took a heat gun and some work with a sharp edge tool to cut thru the glue. I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-01-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
If the tank is yellow in color instead of almost...

If the tank is yellow in color instead of almost white, it's old and likely to fail in the foreseeable future.

When they fail its usually sudden and there will usually be coolant on the trunk...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-30-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
Smile I was feeling the need for more horsepower, so I...

I was feeling the need for more horsepower, so I installed stripes and replaced a window regulator. Took her our for a short drive in the rain after I installed the stripes, couldn't really feel any...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-15-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 891
Posted By A8ked
This might be a good time to consider a...

This might be a good time to consider a preemptive changing of your ignition and headlight switches. Looks like you've got excellent access at the moment!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-07-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By A8ked
As stated in a previous post, it's "a toy of my...

As stated in a previous post, it's "a toy of my youth" that I can now afford.
For me it's more like a fantasy from my youth! I spent decades modifying and driving Beetles pretending in my...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-13-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By A8ked
The rear hardtop seal is #986 563 027 01 it goes...

The rear hardtop seal is #986 563 027 01 it goes on the bottom edge of the hardtop.
The front hardtop seal is #986 563 025 01 ,it also covers the sides around the windows.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-26-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By A8ked
It may not be related to the work you did, have...

It may not be related to the work you did, have you checked the power steering fluid level?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-26-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By A8ked
As rick3000 said $3K is waaaay to much! I have...

As rick3000 said $3K is waaaay to much! I have had notes left on my car asking if I'd like to sell my arctic silver hardtop. One person offered $1600. for it. It's not for sale as I live in a wet...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-19-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
I had not considered dying the rest of dash...

I had not considered dying the rest of dash black... interesting idea. I'll have to look into that. I think my dash may just be vinyl covered rather than leather.

I saw a post (maybe yours?)...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-18-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
Changed my dashboard gauge cover

My Boxster has a grey dash and interior. In certain lighting conditions the reflection from the grey dash onto the windshield makes it difficult to see out.

I found a black gauge cover on EBay...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-03-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By A8ked
Check www.partssociety.com they have used ones in...

Check www.partssociety.com they have used ones in several colors listed for sale.
Their web site is a bit frustrating to search thru. They are listed under "exterior components".
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-18-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
Happened to notice the mileage while I was...

Happened to notice the mileage while I was sitting at a traffic light today.
This Boxster has proven to be a great value and a fun toy. Not nearly as many miles as some people, but I'm expecting to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-03-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By A8ked
It is backlit, you likely just need a new bulb. ...

It is backlit, you likely just need a new bulb. Check the host site for bulbs.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-21-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
Replaced the AC/Heater Blower Motor under the...

Replaced the AC/Heater Blower Motor under the dash. It was making a bit of humming noise when running at lower speeds.
Found a used assembly from a wrecked 996 with only 26K miles on it for $45. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-15-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By A8ked
The idle control valve is indeed expensive, the...

The idle control valve is indeed expensive, the Porsche part # is 996-606-160-01, there is also a Bosch part # 0280140572. There is a gasket #996-110-310-50 between the idle control valve and the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-01-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By A8ked
Thanks for the response and article. Learned...

Thanks for the response and article. Learned something I never knew I never knew today! ;)
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By A8ked
Question Mystery Tube 986 appendix ?

Does anyone know what tube #18 circled in the attachment does?

I removed my Throttle Body to clean it and found this tube. It's connected to the main intake tube, but it does not appear to do...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-29-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6,284
Views: 757,695
Posted By A8ked
I noticed an occasional moment of rough idle...

I noticed an occasional moment of rough idle recently.
So pulled the Throttle Body off for a cleaning. The car has 106,000 miles on it and from the looks of the Throttle Body it had never been...
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