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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-06-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By Lil bastard
When I had my Boxster, I had the same issue on my...

When I had my Boxster, I had the same issue on my Savannah Beige rollbar trim. I think it showed better on the Beige than other colors. It cleaned right up with a vinyl cleaner, but would reappear in...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 02-09-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By Lil bastard
Clean the contacts of the HU and removable...

Clean the contacts of the HU and removable Faceplate.

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-18-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,921
Posted By Lil bastard
These threads are so much like loyalty oaths, it...

These threads are so much like loyalty oaths, it cracks me up...

They're just cars... there isn't one perfect car, most have their good points and bad, the Boxster is no exception.

I've owned...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-10-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,120
Posted By Lil bastard
Yea,... Good Luck with that... have you ever...

Yea,... Good Luck with that... have you ever noticed that the 'winner' is ALWAYS an old guy, and longterm member of PCA..??

Not that I'm inferring any collusion or anything... I'm certain it's...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-07-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,685
Posted By Lil bastard
That sounds about right for the Tip S. It...

That sounds about right for the Tip S.

It does have an adaptive memory which can learn new shift points correlating to your driving style, but that wouldn't affect the RPM's while cruising.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-28-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,624
Posted By Lil bastard
The OBC is the ONLY stalk which can be...

The OBC is the ONLY stalk which can be transplanted... and it's not available separately from Porsche.

Get a 2-stalk unit and transplant your OBC stalk.

But, you'll also need to replace the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,091
Posted By Lil bastard
I'm sure there are some who do... Cheers!

I'm sure there are some who do...

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By Lil bastard
+1 Leatherique Cheers!

+1 Leatherique

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By Lil bastard
The temperature numbers on the display correlate...

The temperature numbers on the display correlate to how much the heater valve (which supplies coolant to the heater core) is open.

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,122
Posted By Lil bastard
Power Bleeder is the recommended method. ...

Power Bleeder is the recommended method.

Using the pump-the-pedal method on an older car can actually cause the seals to blow on the master, caliper or slave.

I also wouldn't go over 20 PSI to...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By Lil bastard
Be sure to have enough brake fluid on hand to...

Be sure to have enough brake fluid on hand to also flush and bleed the brakes!

The brakes and clutch use a common fluid reservoir. If you do not flush/bleed them at the same time, you'll...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,091
Posted By Lil bastard
I guess I don't see the DD argument. Any car can...

I guess I don't see the DD argument. Any car can be a DD.

The 993 mechanicals are basically re-worked 964 mechanicals - no valve lash adjustment, no double-distributor, designed for easier...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-31-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By Lil bastard
T-stat or cooling fans. Could also be crap from...

T-stat or cooling fans. Could also be crap from the previous motor clogging the cooling lines, radiators, oil cooler - suspect engine installer flushed the lines thoroughly, but who knows.

From...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-25-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By Lil bastard
Oil threads are like Religion and Politics...

Oil threads are like Religion and Politics threads... Everyone has their own preference... and they should be avoided at all costs!

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-25-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Lil bastard
There may not be much exposed under the car, but...

There may not be much exposed under the car, but you have a pretty gaping hole on either side rear quarter panel - the engine bay cooling fan exhaust on the P-side, and the engine air intake on the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-25-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Lil bastard
Actually, it's a 6-cyl. Boxer engine - you have a...

Actually, it's a 6-cyl. Boxer engine - you have a bank of 3 cylinders (and 3 plugs) on either side of the car.

Given that it's coil-on-plug, it's unlikely that water can get in the plug tubes.
...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-25-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By Lil bastard
The DIY repairs have not proven to last in all...

The DIY repairs have not proven to last in all cases. A replacement retainer frame is only like $60 (at last check), so it's not worth jerry-rigging it.

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-24-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By Lil bastard
This can be dangerous... there have been reported...

This can be dangerous... there have been reported cases of engines which have grenaded by hydrolocking after running through an automatic, or hi-pressure car wash. Seems the water floods the intake...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-24-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By Lil bastard
If you have the standard 4-spoke wheel, the...

If you have the standard 4-spoke wheel, the problem is failed bushings on the airbag frame - notorious weak point. Easy replacement and it'll fix your issues.

Use SEARCH to pull up the procedure....
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By Lil bastard
The P-side rear wheel well is where the overflow...

The P-side rear wheel well is where the overflow drains to.

This could indicate a lost serpentine belt (waterpump stops, coolant superheats and causes the reservoir cap to vent), or a failed WP...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By Lil bastard
Initial thoughts are that you lost the serpentine...

Initial thoughts are that you lost the serpentine belt due to a worn belt, and/or your waterpump went South (esp. since you experienced the 'smoke').

The belt supplies power to the PS as well as...
Forum: Boxster and Cayman Parts for Sale or Wanted 08-20-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,978
Posted By Lil bastard
Looking for CDR-220 Radio + CD Player and...

Looking for CDR-220 Radio + CD Player and Amplifier. Need cost incl. shipping to 55116

Cheers!
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-19-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Lil bastard
Thanks for the correction, but that makes the...

Thanks for the correction, but that makes the draw even more significant.

I seriously doubt the AC compressor load is only 5 HP.

The concept of compressing freon (or any other gas) is well...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-19-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Lil bastard
Another thing to realize about these cars is that...

Another thing to realize about these cars is that their value is still plumetting.

If financing the car, consider how you're going to feel a year later when the car's market value is $17k, but you...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-19-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By Lil bastard
PSM = Porsche Stability Management aka Please...

PSM = Porsche Stability Management aka Please Save Me

The most common mistake people make when purchasing a car is letting emotion rule.

Some take it or leave it advice:

Whenever I am...
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