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Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-14-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 73,563
Posted By Gelbster
If it is difficult for JFP, for an amateur it is...

If it is difficult for JFP, for an amateur it is ......
If you read between the (many) lines in post 18 above you'll visualize a few of the problems.
In anticipation of the next (inevitable) time I...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-10-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,891
Posted By Gelbster
The best upgrade for the AOS hose should be a...

The best upgrade for the AOS hose should be a material unaffected by oil,heat and vacuum. The 2 obvious candidates are reinforced silicone(see #21 above) or corrugated (yellow) natural gas line(Home...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-07-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,086
Posted By Gelbster
Pressure test the cooling system?

Pressure test the cooling system?
Forum: DIY Project Guides 03-07-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 117,068
Posted By Gelbster
I just installed the side shifter to the original...

I just installed the side shifter to the original short shifter. I was one of the early adopters so mine has had lots of use. Both products are excellent. There are a few things to be careful about...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-14-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By Gelbster
Suggest you clean out the carbon from the ports....

Suggest you clean out the carbon from the ports. Having full-flow is essential to the functioning of the SAI system. If they restrict flow you'll get a CEL code that will cause you to fail Smog and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-05-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,308
Posted By Gelbster
In my case I replaced all 4 based on Durametric...

In my case I replaced all 4 based on Durametric diagnosis. Easy job.They do age out and if 1 or 2 are deteriorating .....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-04-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,308
Posted By Gelbster
I feel your pain ! I would advise against using...

I feel your pain !
I would advise against using an Emulator until you have exhausted the legal options.
First do the basic diagnosis of the SAI sytem and components - especially for the O2 sensor...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-25-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By Gelbster
Power Steering problems -cheap hack

There is an interesting hack to prevent power steering leakage due to over-pressurization. Apparently there is a nasty Check Valve that can stick shut. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-25-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By Gelbster
Fixing SAI related issues . The big problem is...

Fixing SAI related issues .
The big problem is access to the system .It is buried under the Intake manifolds.
The other problem is the "Not Ready" and Drive Cycle issue that for unknown reasons is...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-24-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 262
Posted By Gelbster
Failed Smog Tes Secondary Air system- a new diagnois tool

There are some useful old Threads here for diagnosis and repair of the Secondary Air system. For a system that only runs for a few seconds ,it sure gives a lot of headaches !...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-26-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,388
Posted By Gelbster
Thanks for the description. With the benefit of...

Thanks for the description.
With the benefit of hindsight , do you think it would have been better to have removed the inlet manifold ? I ask because that is the method proposed in some of the...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,388
Posted By Gelbster
My most often quoted phrase is "While you are in...

My most often quoted phrase is "While you are in there".
My preference is replace/test everything ' while you are in there' because I am very short of time and sadly lacking in diagnostic skills....
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 06-19-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,388
Posted By Gelbster
You may have already entered SAI hell. I have....

You may have already entered SAI hell. I have. There is more to this issue than just replacing parts, doing the drive cycle and fitting an SAI emulator to test your work.
The hellish part is called...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 05-29-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 81,207
Posted By Gelbster
"i can help with searching a dyno near the border...

"i can help with searching a dyno near the border in Germany."
Well done Markus ! That is the best of this Forum - helping each other :-).
Forum: DIY Project Guides 05-23-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 81,207
Posted By Gelbster
Instead of denigrating the efforts of Ben, why...

Instead of denigrating the efforts of Ben, why not offer some suggestions of how to improve his product or development process ?
We need more talented, motivated and generous members like Ben to...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-01-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Gelbster
If #1 head has cracked , suggest you start Search...

If #1 head has cracked , suggest you start Search for "Intermix". But let's hope it is something simpler.
Whatever the cause of the overheating(like plugged up air intakes to the radiators) you...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-01-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Gelbster
To get the seal seated to the 13mm spec. suggest...

To get the seal seated to the 13mm spec. suggest you Search for some of the diy tools used.Renntech has some. It is very tricky to do and each practice session costs you yet another seal ! Suggest...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-24-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,369
Posted By Gelbster
A quick budget will simplify the choices. Just...

A quick budget will simplify the choices. Just ask those who recommend a particular solution what it cost in total .
A good used engine is a gamble but usually the cheapest option. You can sell your...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-18-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By Gelbster
Important to find all the broken parts of the...

Important to find all the broken parts of the impeller. If you don't you can be sure they are obstructing coolant flow.When I rebuilt my M96 I found impeller bits in the oil/coolant cooler that...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-18-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By Gelbster
What may have happened is that while running the...

What may have happened is that while running the engine at high revs(MOT test?) without big fan in front of the radiator, they caused it to overheat and it dumped coolant from the plastic coolant...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 04-18-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Gelbster
Although it is extremely rare for the head gasket...

Although it is extremely rare for the head gasket to fail on an M96,a cracked head is much more likely. But that would pressurize the coolant(measure it) or contaminate it with oil or combustion...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-21-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 17,308
Posted By Gelbster
I sent Charles some supplementary...

I sent Charles some supplementary Instructions-for-Dummies like me :-)
This was based on my recent experience installing a Tester.So if you are as dim-witted as me, you might ask him about that in...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-23-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,465
Posted By Gelbster
Fortunately there is. And I live outside CA for...

Fortunately there is. And I live outside CA for much of the year.
But why jeopardize those who are unfortunate enough to labor under the draconian laws in CA and the other 12 states that use CA...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 02-23-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,465
Posted By Gelbster
The part that Charles makes/made is not intended...

The part that Charles makes/made is not intended for cheating. We should be very wary about condoning such devices here because they could find their way on to a Referee's check list for Porsches...
Forum: DIY Project Guides 02-23-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 81,207
Posted By Gelbster
Two more : Smog Test. If this mod or some...

Two more : Smog Test.
If this mod or some boy-racer stickers get you sent to the Referee .......
Let's try to fly under the Smog radar?
Helping the AOS and SAI issues would be a great bonus.
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