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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-08-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,255
Posted By Bladecutter
Is your CEL light up on the dash? Start with...

Is your CEL light up on the dash?

Start with the spark plugs, and inspect the ignition coils for cracks/damage while you have them in your hands.

BC.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-03-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bladecutter
Is it hard to pull the shifter into the slot...

Is it hard to pull the shifter into the slot while the engine is running?
Is it easier if you shut the engine off and try slipping it into the slot?

If easier with engine off, usually points to a...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-24-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,910
Posted By Bladecutter
Jake, Are you planning on using an engine...

Jake,

Are you planning on using an engine that a customer had in their car that you recently replaced with one of your engines, or are you building an engine from a randomly sourced core with...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-11-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,729
Posted By Bladecutter
Sounds fair to me, too. Also, get the mechanic...

Sounds fair to me, too.
Also, get the mechanic to remove the spark plugs and crank the engine over several times before he tries to start the engine back up after he replaces the AOS.

If there is...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-04-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bladecutter
Lotus may be cool, but doesn't have that same sex...

Lotus may be cool, but doesn't have that same sex appeal that lures myself and my gf in.

Same thing as why we prefer to buy Ducatis instead of Suzuki SV650's.
Both are V-Twin bikes, that go...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-03-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By Bladecutter
Yup, I sent the links that I could find to my gf,...

Yup, I sent the links that I could find to my gf, and we've decided that as soon as it's available, we're getting one.

Can't wait.

BC.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-17-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,469
Posted By Bladecutter
Well, your friend obviously wasn't insured by...

Well, your friend obviously wasn't insured by State Farm.
My window was taken out last year by a massive hailstorm, and they gave me a whopping $250 to fix the rear window, plus the phone number for...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-11-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bladecutter
I had a bigger issue with them stating that they...

I had a bigger issue with them stating that they were informed that the Blue Ridge Parkway is the best road in the US.

I can name quite a few other roads I would rather drive on than that one, and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-11-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,244
Posted By Bladecutter
Its a combination of your tire tread pattern, and...

Its a combination of your tire tread pattern, and the ruts in the road surface, most likely.

BC.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-21-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,177
Posted By Bladecutter
When I bought my '98 Boxster back in March '09,...

When I bought my '98 Boxster back in March '09, it also needed rear struts.
The right rear one had leaked all its fluid out during it's 79k miles.
I bought a pair, and installed them myself in my...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-17-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,904
Posted By Bladecutter
Try changing the front engine mount first, if it...

Try changing the front engine mount first, if it hasn't been done yet.
Some people notice easier shifting from first to second after replacing the engine mount.

BC.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bladecutter
1+ on the Durametric Reader. If you had this...

1+ on the Durametric Reader.

If you had this tool, you would actually be able to see how the MAF is responding to the engine revving, and see if the MAF is bad.

That would then save you any...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-13-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By Bladecutter
You need to inspect your rear brake pads, and...

You need to inspect your rear brake pads, and make sure they are still in good condition.

Also, if you have a Durametric, hook it up, and see what the codes are.
Its possible you friend the ABS...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 01-04-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,793
Posted By Bladecutter
Do you still have the wheels? What size are...

Do you still have the wheels?
What size are they?

BC.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-31-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By Bladecutter
1- Mine didn't respond to the MAF cleaning, since...

1- Mine didn't respond to the MAF cleaning, since I was getting a P0102 code. Replacement resolved the issue.

2- Tell your dealer "Thank You for the ridiculous labor quote, as that allowed you to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-31-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By Bladecutter
Nice rant stuffed in there. The MAF wasn't...

Nice rant stuffed in there.

The MAF wasn't mandated by any gov't agency, so your rant is based on false pretenses.

The MAF was created by an engine company to be able to better control fuel...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-27-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bladecutter
My Boxster had the 912's installed when I bought...

My Boxster had the 912's installed when I bought it.
They did well in the rain and dry, and decent even in the snow one day when I got a bug to drive up Squaw Pass in a light snowstorm. It was just...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-22-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By Bladecutter
If your car ran good before the change, I still...

If your car ran good before the change, I still stand by the fact that you should double check your work.

When you change a part, like spark plugs, the car should run the same, if not better, than...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-22-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By Bladecutter
I installed the Napa remanufactured pump just...

I installed the Napa remanufactured pump just after Labor Day, when mine went bye-bye during a drive through the Rockies.

So far, so good.

Since its a lifetime warranty from Napa, I have more...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-22-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Bladecutter
It is possible that it might be broken. You...

It is possible that it might be broken.
You should compare the bits on the right headlight to those on the left.
Or, you might not have it properly in a channel.

When you turn the handle to lock...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-16-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,410
Posted By Bladecutter
When I can afford to replace the car out of...

When I can afford to replace the car out of pocket.
Until then, let the insurance company take that risk.

BC.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By Bladecutter
Well, I would recommend that you put the stock...

Well, I would recommend that you put the stock parts back on, pass your emissions test, then swap back to the straight pipes, and finally work out the issues your car has with the CEL and the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-14-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,424
Posted By Bladecutter
If the car was running fine before you worked on...

If the car was running fine before you worked on it, then it stand to reason that the work you did was faulty.

If it were my car, the very first thing I would have done would have been to pull out...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-07-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 63,377
Posted By Bladecutter
Good job, and congrats! I have one question:...

Good job, and congrats!

I have one question:

Since you installed a light weight flywheel, what precautions have you taken to prevent the crankshaft from going bye-bye?

Cracked cranks have...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 12-06-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By Bladecutter
Phineasalton's post doesn't make and sense...

Phineasalton's post doesn't make and sense because he is most likely a scammer.
First post. Broken English. Web link in signature.
All the ear marks.

Though this time, he "tried" to make his...
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