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ttocs replied to Johnny-5's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I've done a lot of work on cars way back when, and I do most of the work on my 986, but I had the IMS done by an independent shop. The labor was about 2-1/2 to 3 times the amount of what the tools would've cost. For this operation having a warranty was a major deciding factor, especially when weighed against the possible savings available. The "might as wells" included the AOS, RMS, and Trans Fluid/Filter. Also, when a LN Engineering approved shop does the work, they check first to see if the engine is "qualified" for a Retrofit bearing, thus securing the warranty. Lastly, the bearing choices from LN at the time I had mine done were the Single Row Retrofit or the IMS Solution, and I went with the Retrofit since it was about $1,000 less. Anything other than a plain bearing is a maintenance part - it'll need to be done again in the future. Knowing what I know now, I would've gone with the Solution.
I was able to duplicate the sound. Using very spirited cornering speed with 2/3 and higher acceleration, I think I'm hearing the sound of the exhaust reflected from the separated surfaces to the right. Since the acceleration has to be above a certain threshold, this is why I sometimes don't hear it, and why I heard it for the first time a few nights ago because I've never been that aggressive on that entrance ramp before. I'm gonna say it's nothing. I was already selecting new tools for possible CV and or bearing replacement. I'll save the list for later. Sorry to jump on this without more to go on.
Thanks for the good points kbrandsma. Tonight I can only hear the cicadas, they're much louder than last night. The sound seemed to be from the right rear, but, because it was a long sweeping right turn highway entrance ramp and the only surfaces that could reflect sound were to the right, it may not have only seemed like it was coming from the right. And as you say, something may have been rubbing, but tonight I just can't duplicate the sound. The brakes are new about 4,000 miles ago and perform flawlessly. The sound wasn't loud, but loud enough to be concerned about. Today was a hot day and I drove the car about 40 miles with no issue but the a/c was on, top down, but no sweeping on/off ramps until the test drive a few minutes ago. Maybe if the cicadas quiet down I'll go out again. Right now my vote is that something must have been rubbing.
My 2004 Boxster has been running simply great! I've done quite a bit of maintaining since I bought it 3 years ago, all with the idea of having it be in tip-top shape. I ordered a new convertible top which comes in next week. And just tonight I replaced the 3-stalk turn signal after manually cancelling the signals for the last couple months. On the maiden test drive I heard a sound I've not heard before!! While turning right, and accelerating either gently or briskly, I hear a sh-sh-sh-sh-sh sound. Kinda like a lawn sprinkler. There is no clicking sound. I'll check it out further tomorrow, but I'd like to ask you all, is this most likely a CV? Or maybe a wheel bearing? Or maybe something that won't cost any more money???
I find it difficult to think that a suitable replacement can’t be found. I mean, there’s gotta be a bent shifter out there somewhere. Or just the knob. However, you could use plastic wrap and stretch form it into the space where the insert goes, then use some bondo to fill the space and form as best as possible, sand, seal, silk screen, etc. Yardda, yadda. It would be a bit of work, and a little messy. . . . or, you could pay ‘da man.
FWIW It takes about a second for the door-handle-lift and window-drop actions to play out, at least with my 2004. From the outside, I lift, pause very briefly, then open. From the inside, since it takes a brief moment to begin pushing the door open after actuating the door pull, the window has dropped and it isn't an issue.
I wish happy miles upon you! Please keep us updated from time to time. Will you be doing a few low mile oil changes and analysis to provide a baseline and tracking future progress?
. . . . and you'll want to replace the hose clamps with Porsche part for any hose you disconnect. Any negative issues I've read have been when using non-Porsche clamps, but have never read anything negative when using Porsche clamps.
ttocs replied to DamienPaul's topic in 986 Boxster Top Issues and SolutionsJust need a clarification please. Did the trans operate normally prior to fluid service? The only LED that is flashing is the one for "D"? Will it still select Reverse and move in Reverse?
ttocs replied to redcab's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I agree with wyovino's post and had same experience. It's a bit finicky to get back in place the way it's intended to be. The orientation has to be correct for it to follow a "channel" under part #30.
I hope I'm not out of line with this, but you might try Pedro's Garage. Pedro seems to be pretty accessible and he's got IMS products.
Frankly, you might consider taking some time to shop for a salvage engine with some known history and works, or even a wreck for cheap but again with a engine that can be demonstrated to work, then swap them. Make it a project. I've read about people keeping their eyes glued to the adverts and coming up with good finds. Might even be able to come up with something for the price of a Retrofit installation. Then if you want to tackle a tear-down rebuild you'd be learning a crapload, as the college kids say.
Now THAT is some great detective work! Have you checked your oil filter yet ??