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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-04-2019, 12:03 PM
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Posted By jvfante
I also considered the back deck area first for my...

I also considered the back deck area first for my sub, but with the glass window (it's a 98 with an aftermkt top) there's very little space, so mounting meant making it visible and tempting. Either...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-29-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 738,272
Posted By jvfante
Added a Subwoofer to my upgraded BT stereo...finally, decent sound!

A while back I added a new stereo JVC X33BTS to my '98 986 with new dash speakers Alpine SPS-410's and new door speakers, Pioneer TS-A1676R's, but the sound was still pretty wimpy so, this week I let...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 11-20-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,790
Posted By jvfante
The clutch in making the noise go away seems to...

The clutch in making the noise go away seems to be pointing to your throw out bearing or perhaps a rattle/vibration in the release arm or spring.

As an aside, I had all sorts of fits with...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-24-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By jvfante
Since you are in Capetown SA there is a moderator...

Since you are in Capetown SA there is a moderator to the MBWorld.org forum who lives near Haut Bay. He might be able to help you find a Boxster engine in SA. His name is Glyn M Ruck and he's a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-16-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,222
Views: 128,250
Posted By jvfante
'99 911 Coupe - $17k at a Volvo dealer in SLO.

https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1999-porsche-911-carrera-2dr/6672206343.html

Not my car, not my town, but someone may be looking...
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-15-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By jvfante
It's an easy test and may find your problem, or...

It's an easy test and may find your problem, or one you have and didn't know you had.

Get yourself a can of starting fluid and and with the engine idling, (carefully, it's flammable) spray...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-06-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By jvfante
P1324 indicates "Timing chain out of position on...

P1324 indicates "Timing chain out of position on Bank 2" (Driver's side in US). As it is what I mentioned earlier in this thread, I think you have the same problem, i.e. the brown plastic pad has...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By jvfante
Autozone rents a free strut/suspension tool kit...

Autozone rents a free strut/suspension tool kit with the correct size round dies (3" and slightly larger than 3") to use with a small press to RnR the motor mount bushing.

These worked...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-18-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By jvfante
A used engine is going to cost you roughly $2k -...

A used engine is going to cost you roughly $2k - 3k. That's 6k total. Why not look for a good running Box for $6k? You'll be much better served as a bad engine may mask a host of other issues. ...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 01-02-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By jvfante
DIY Cam locking tool per Burner's Cars on Youtube

I happened to watch recently a video which may be helpful.

If you search youtube for "Porsche IMS fix 6" and go to 6:10 in the tape, he describes a DIY tool to lock your cams. The link is: ...
Forum: Boxster & Cayman Detailing Discussion 12-03-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,357
Posted By jvfante
Last measurable rain here in Santa Barbara was Feb 8th.

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02/Boxster_Rained_On_2_11512354175.jpg
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 930
Posted By jvfante
Sierra glass window on a '98 986 much better than plastic window.

As mentioned above, there is an issue of getting a clear view of the following traffic in your rear view mirror with the top up. I have the same Sierra top as the OP and have to lower the seat an...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By jvfante
I replaced my left side solenoid and cam guide...

I replaced my left side solenoid and cam guide with the engine in the car. As others have said, this is not very easy, but for a 20 year old car spending $2.5k - 3k to have it done doesn't make...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-03-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By jvfante
From the photo, it looks like the fabric is...

From the photo, it looks like the fabric is uniformly faded, so it's appears to have been in the sun like that for some time.

Having recently installed a new top on my '98 (with the glass...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-03-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,066
Posted By jvfante
Thanks, JFP & Gelbster for your insight. Some of...

Thanks, JFP & Gelbster for your insight. Some of these details are just impossible to find and I hope this is helpful to others.

I was able to correctly assemble the Variocam plunger with the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-27-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,714
Posted By jvfante
Amazon has them from Sierra tops with the glass...

Amazon has them from Sierra tops with the glass window for an early 986.

I was very impressed with the quality and fit. The glass window is smaller but you get used to it and it won't crack in...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 03-27-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By jvfante
Before you spend money needlessly at the dealer...

Before you spend money needlessly at the dealer on a simple fix, there are numerous threads here that address rough idle (and most other issues).

You can test for vacuum leaks by using ether...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-24-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By jvfante
Is there a chance that these plastic water...

Is there a chance that these plastic water deflectors are missing?

They appear to aim the water toward the drain area.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 03-16-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By jvfante
Ask yourself, "Money aside, would I like to have...

Ask yourself, "Money aside, would I like to have my Boxster in my new city?" If the answer is yes, you know it's worth the cost of shipping it.

As you probably know, when you sell a car, you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-21-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By jvfante
as for the Antenna question

Search in this amazingly helpful forum for "antenna amplifier" and you'll find specifics on how to get to it. Under the right (passenger) side A pillar cover is where it is mounted. Check that...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-20-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,981
Posted By jvfante
Don't do it!

I was thinking you were getting this hulk for $1000. For the cost of this wrecked car, $7300, you can find a good running low-mileage Boxster without any of this damage or the salvage title.
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-27-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,071
Posted By jvfante
Does this explain the many threads about smelling...

Does this explain the many threads about smelling coolant when there's no indication of any leakage?
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-25-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,408
Posted By jvfante
Try listening for the noise through a short piece...

Try listening for the noise through a short piece of garden hose (or similar tubing) through the front inspection area or the top of the engine compartment. You'll be able to locate the approx....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-14-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By jvfante
I chased an intermittent power loss at high rpm's...

I chased an intermittent power loss at high rpm's and finally found a vacuum leak in the top smog hose. (thanks to "itsnotanova" for the suggestion) Once leak was fixed, the engine ran perfectly. ...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 01-13-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By jvfante
LOL, This is one of the more entertaining...

LOL, This is one of the more entertaining threads today.
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