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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-14-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By thstone
Sorry to hear this. I am on Engine #5. Buy...

Sorry to hear this. I am on Engine #5.

Buy an eBay replacement engine. Swap it in. You're at break even. Drive it for a year to earn out some of the investment. Then decide if you want a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-11-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 573
Posted By thstone
Wow. Here is what I did to my original Boxster...

Wow. Here is what I did to my original Boxster before using it for a daily driver:

Washed it.


And here is what I did before I started using my nearly 40 year old 911SC as a daily driver:
...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-10-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By thstone
Its normal for the engine to run like crap for a...

Its normal for the engine to run like crap for a bit after resetting the ECU. Resetting the ECU also resets the fuel trims. The ECU will continue to vary the fuel trims as you drive in varying...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-10-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
Oh crap! Those guys are insane (and insanely...

Oh crap! Those guys are insane (and insanely talented!).
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-10-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By thstone
Yes, completely normal to get a small puff that...

Yes, completely normal to get a small puff that lasts for a second or so.

If you get the 007 smoke screen for 10 seconds, your AOS wasn't replaced correctly.
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-10-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
Oh my! That is not where you want to be! ...

Oh my! That is not where you want to be!

This is what makes Laguna Seca so epic - it takes practice/skill to line up the car properly starting way back on the blind run up the hill. Get any of it...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-09-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
Corkscrew video! <iframe width="560"...

Corkscrew video!

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FeUlRne8vMo" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-09-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
I stopped by Pro Motorsports to see how the...

I stopped by Pro Motorsports to see how the repairs are coming along and all of the mechanical work is complete. The car will be heading to the body shop tomorrow.

Parts replaced:
- Right rear...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 09-08-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By thstone
This happened to my Boxster at the race track...

This happened to my Boxster at the race track last month. Doesn't matter if its the OEM spring or an aftermarket screw type, the fix is the same - just re-attach the tube/boot and make sure that the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-08-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 172
Posted By thstone
Check the MAF again. Unplug it and let the ECU...

Check the MAF again. Unplug it and let the ECU use the base maps to see if it runs any better. At first it might run like crap, but it should settle down. If it settles down and runs better, then...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-07-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By thstone
I'm with Anker - sounds like a hydraulic lifter...

I'm with Anker - sounds like a hydraulic lifter isn't being reliably pressurized.

Hydraulic lifters are wonderful - by using pressurized oil, they raise up and provide perfect valve lash (gap)...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-06-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 315
Posted By thstone
The 18" Sport Classic wheels by BBS were an...

The 18" Sport Classic wheels by BBS were an option on the 986 and 996. I had a set on my 996. They are really nice looking but a complete PITA to clean (lots of little nooks and crevices).

You...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-05-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
I am cursed by those damn things! Boxster...

I am cursed by those damn things!

Boxster Headlight Corner $54.25...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-05-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
The GOOD NEWS is that those somewhat expensive...

The GOOD NEWS is that those somewhat expensive aftermarket 718-style taillights made it through the accident without any damage!! :cool:
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-05-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By thstone
^^ What he says.^^ I am on engine #5. I have...

^^ What he says.^^

I am on engine #5. I have never replaced an IMSB and all of the previous 4 engines failed for other reasons than the IMSB (timing chain, lifter, crank bearing, and I haven't...
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-05-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
LOL! Yep, youth really is wasted on the young!...

LOL! Yep, youth really is wasted on the young! :D:D:D
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-05-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
Thanks for the kind words. You deserve a medal if...

Thanks for the kind words. You deserve a medal if you read thru this entire thread!

The whole point of this thread is that ANYONE can do this if you put forth the required time, effort, and money....
Forum: Boxster Racing Forum 09-03-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 178,994
Posted By thstone
Well, its been a long week since the accident. ...

Well, its been a long week since the accident.

You know how they say that you don't really feel an accident until a day or two later? Well, its amazing how true that is. By Monday, my shoulder and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-02-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By thstone
My indie charged $650 last fall. Real Porsche...

My indie charged $650 last fall. Real Porsche reservoir is $350 + $300 labor.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-02-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 409
Posted By thstone
All cars go through a phase where they simply...

All cars go through a phase where they simply look old and outdated. That is where the Boxster is today. In another 20 years, it will finally reach true classic status and then it will find its...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 150,233
Posted By thstone
After replacing my engine 4 times, I can...

After replacing my engine 4 times, I can confidently say that you can have a shop replace a 2.5L engine for less than $4,000. You just have to be a careful buyer.

2.5L engines with 90K miles can...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-30-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By thstone
The engine compartment temp is measured by a...

The engine compartment temp is measured by a different sensor located at the green arrow in the photo (courtesy of our forum sponsor)...
...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-29-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By thstone
I also have the Wevo units. They do transmit a...

I also have the Wevo units. They do transmit a higher level of vibration to the chassis than the stock mounts. I can see the vibrations in my side mirror.
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 08-29-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By thstone
I'd vote for new quality struts with lowing...

I'd vote for new quality struts with lowing springs. As you have found, a good quality coilover is simply out of your price range.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-29-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By thstone
I've had two X5's. Both were excellent to drive...

I've had two X5's. Both were excellent to drive and I never had any significant issues with either of them beyond regular and expected repairs. Maybe I was just lucky.
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