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    '01 986 Boxster S TIP arctic silver
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  1. mikefocke

    Another 986 Not cranking

    A classic cause of not starting when hot is the crank position sensor. If it is not working the tach will not bounce even a bit when the key is turned. Repeated attempts could have killed the battery. Good luck.
  2. A 3.2 of what year to a 3.6 of what year? Year to same year swaps of 996S to 986S are relatively easy but different engine generations result in some wild and lengthy threads on the forums with sometimes no resolution.
  3. mikefocke

    97 boxster not hot starting

    1. CPS sensors are notorious for failing at high temperatures, cooling off and working again until ..... 2. The tach not bouncing is another sign of a probable CPS sensor failure. Several of the forums have folks who posted the diagnostic methods of checking voltages on the CPS.
  4. mikefocke

    97 boxster not hot starting

    When it doesn't start does the tachometer bounce at all when the key is turned? Are your radiators clear of debris?
  5. mikefocke

    97 Boxster crank no start

    Those codes are the key and the people who are trying to help you have collectively thousands of Boxsters experience and the manuals to help you if you help them. POST THE CODES.
  6. mikefocke

    CEL code P0650?

    You have a 650 or a 605? With the 300 series codes or without? What model year and engine? Any mods or recent changes?
  7. mikefocke

    Need Some Help

    Battery charged, turn key. Does the tachometer bounce? Do the sounds tell you that things are spinning?
  8. Several options depending on your budget. Double DIN Pioneer with kit can give you a modern bluetooth interface, XM, sat nav, etc. On the other end there are adapters. How deep are you wanting to go? Browse a crutchfields web site to see some kits and prices for the former.
  9. What maintenance history do you have for the car? Done things like leakdown test, scanned for current or pending codes, pulled the oil filter and pan and inspected for debris? Alignment? Cam deviation? Has a professional Porche experienced mechanic driven the car? How old is the clutch? Condition and age of tires? Brake fluid age? Oil and filter? Where I'm going with these questions is you need to get where you really really know the condition of the car. What is your height relative to the rollbar? Have a hardtop? What are the rules of your local track and race sponsoring association?
  10. mikefocke

    Driver's side tail light not working

    By housing I presume you mean the circuit board like thing that the bulbs and wiring plug into. Your description says there are two functions that may not be working. One is a fog light and I presume you know that is only one side of the car and not both. I forget which. But if one is lit, you ignore the other. The other is what are sometimes called running lights. The light that is lit when the headlights are on and the brake lights are off. That is likely to be a connection at one end of the harness or the other assuming the other side is working. Could also be a chewed wire in the harness.
  11. mikefocke

    Airbag Control Unit Installation

    Note that the TSB6924 may not be the latest technique for fixing the grounding problem. I had the same issues you had and had both buckles and TSB6924 applied and still had the warning light. I took it back to the dealer and they fixed it using some verbal fix (but not any parts that were documented) from the Porsche regional tech. Unfortunately that was probably 11 years ago and I have no records or memory beyond a note that this was their approach and it did fix the problem for the next 6 years.
  12. The 6-speed and 5-speed used lots of different parts in the rear and wheels to accommodate the 6-speed that were different from the 5-speed. Why do you want the 6-speed? (There are those who prefer the ratios of the 5-speed.)
  13. Credit Maurice/1stchoir who provided the material. All I did was host them.
  14. Yes the behind the seats panel is unaffected by the hardtop. But compared to the hardtop, the choice of a mid engine design had much more consequence in terms of ease of maintenance. So it all depends on what you want and most choices have downsides as well as upsides.

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