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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-06-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Gilles
Yes indeed, and eventually you could end having...

Yes indeed, and eventually you could end having issues with the head gasket as well.. Vision Motorsports use steel liners on their race engines with good results, but these engines usually get...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-05-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Gilles
Husker, if you decided go with the 3.8 cylinders...

Husker, if you decided go with the 3.8 cylinders I would suggest avoiding the steel cylinder inserts and go with the aluminum sleeves for a long term engine health..
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By Gilles
Huey, I am guessing that your friend drives a 4X4...

Huey, I am guessing that your friend drives a 4X4 pickup truck and is simply jealous ..lol
congratulations on your car looks pretty clean!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-05-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Gilles
Luckyman, BY's tip is a good one, also remember...

Luckyman, BY's tip is a good one, also remember that the suspension parts are supposed to be torqued with the suspension loaded (with the weight of the car)
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-04-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 591
Posted By Gilles
sometimes you may want to think outside of the box

Husker, I am really sorry for your engine, about five years ago I was in the same situation with my '07 CS (about 70k) as it was using about a quart of oil every 4-500 miles and have the ticking...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-04-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By Gilles
Hello Zordrack, I would suggest replacing the...

Hello Zordrack, I would suggest replacing the complete shaft with an OEM shaft but you don't have to pay a lot of money for a new one, try to find a used shaft that have the rubber boots in good...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 05-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Gilles
Woody may be able to help you with an used...

Woody may be able to help you with an used harness..
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-29-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Gilles
Not sure about the Ohlins.. but I am on my second...

Not sure about the Ohlins.. but I am on my second set of KW-V3's and they have a minimum and maximum height to keep the struts from getting damaged, and I found out that their maximum height (the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-27-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Gilles
Stl, you may want to be a bit more specific of...

Stl, you may want to be a bit more specific of which area of LA you live on, as there are several great independent shops in the LA and OC area..
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-23-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By Gilles
truegearhead, you have a unique way to keep us...

truegearhead, you have a unique way to keep us very interested on your projects.. :-)
With the added weight from the twin turbo V8 I think that the double A arm rear suspension would be a great...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-22-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Gilles
Wow, at that price you cannot refuse it.. that...

Wow, at that price you cannot refuse it..
that is a nice touch Woody!
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-20-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Gilles
After locking the cams I would remove the chain...

After locking the cams I would remove the chain tensioners as well to keep the IMS shaft from moving to the side..
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-17-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By Gilles
Could be that the 74mm throttle body had an air...

Could be that the 74mm throttle body had an air leak through the gasket and not the TB itself..?
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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-10-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Gilles
Hello James, I don't have a personal...

Hello James,

I don't have a personal experience with the PSS9's but I am on my second set of KWV3's (987 & 981) and I would suggest that you first set the at the MFR suggested settings and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-07-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Gilles
I am sorry John honestly don't know, but the...

I am sorry John honestly don't know, but the harness had a good size connector (that was not 100% plugged) almost on the middle of the car about at the crank pulley height, towards the driver side,...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-07-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 617
Posted By Gilles
smelling raw gas on the tailpipe

A few years ago after lowering the front of the engine to replace the water pump I was not able to start the engine and got a very strong raw fuel smell..

The cause ended being the engine harness...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-06-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Gilles
Dean, by simply replacing the wear down items on...

Dean, by simply replacing the wear down items on the suspension, a fresh alignment and a nice set of tires will set you back between 2-3k... but the handling would be greatly improved (as intended)...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-05-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Gilles
Blue, could you please provide more details on...

Blue, could you please provide more details on how do you test a restricted cat using a vacuum gauge?

I bot a digital manometer (JFP's suggestion) to check the vacuum on the block and curious how...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-03-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Gilles
Hello AXCM2, I know that you are trying to keep...

Hello AXCM2, I know that you are trying to keep the cost down, but I believe that what 911monty is trying to say is that since you are going to be replacing the AOS you may want to consider replacing...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-27-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Gilles
Hello EMWynne, I am not an expert but for this...

Hello EMWynne, I am not an expert but for this case, using a micrometer will be way more accurate, you may be able to find someone that can help you to meassure with one of those.
Good luck!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-22-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By Gilles
take a look at your drive shafts..

this could be a sign of a CV joint (axle) that failed..
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-17-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By Gilles
Knock on wood so far everything is going well. ...

Knock on wood so far everything is going well.

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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-15-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,039
Posted By Gilles
Oil cooler and after cooler? Thank you for...

Oil cooler and after cooler? Thank you for sharing with us this awesome story :-)
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-13-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,721
Posted By Gilles
Hello Ike84, Luke at Sunset Porsche will sell you...

Hello Ike84, Luke at Sunset Porsche will sell you and ship the correct gearbox oil to your door..
Good luck!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-08-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Gilles
Bad O-rings on the heat exchanger could be the...

Bad O-rings on the heat exchanger could be the cause for this issue as well..?
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