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    '01 986 Boxster S TIP arctic silver
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  1. 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.
  2. Boxster Recurring Coolant Dump Problem

    You have the PET available for free here. Move down on the page and enter your model type "Boxster" and year "1997-2004" and it will offer a download of the parts manual with cut away diagrams.
  3. Rear Foglight Problem?

    I suspect if I pulled up behind someone on a clear night who had the rear fog shining in my eyes I'd be flicking my brights at him and seeing how he liked it. Both invite confrontation. Rear fogs are for safety in fog and not for irritating others. I suggest DRLs pointed at the edges of the lane as not irritating anyone yet effective in the front.
  4. Boxster DME 7.2 to 7.8 transplant

    A 2001 with a 3.4 must have had a 996 engine transplant. The 2003 was the first DME 7.8 Boxster engine
  5. A handy reference is here. It lists 5 possible ways to get in the front trunk.
  6. Try pulling on the emergency trunk release cable with someone pushing down slightly on the hood (front trunk cover, not the top (got to account for the UK folks and their descriptive terms))
  7. PCM: I want to install into 2001 986

    Crutchfield's is still around in Charlottsville and they have a web site. They sell a wiring harness to adapt the stock wiring to the radio and know Porsches as they have done many in their shop for the UVA folks. There was at one time a dealer in Charlottsville again contributing to their familiarity with P-cars. They will provide car specific instructions for the DIY install. PCM is so outdated for most buyers today and it isn't like a Boxster is a car you'd want to keep stock for future price appreciation.. They have a web site and offer phone support.
  8. Misfiring!

    For those reading this thread in the future, the MAFs for the 2000 base and S vary according to the build date. The 124.00 part number is for: Early 2000 (1/31/2000) (thru Boxster 2.7L Chassis #98 6YS 62 0414 and #98 0YU 62 5099) (thru Boxster S 3.2L Chassis #98 0YS 66 0257 and #98 3YU 66 2413) And if a 125.00 or 125.01 part is used for those cars, a reflash is required. Is the car has a 125.00, a 125.91 can be used without a reflash. This can be verified by consulting the PET.
  9. Limp Mode

    Do you have the old MAF? Was it a -124 or a -125? Because there are two MAFs for the 2000 model year depending on the chassis number. The info I had for the -124 (the one that needs the reflash if any -125 is substituted) is: "Early 2000 (1/31/2000) (thru Boxster 2.7L Chassis #98 6YS 62 0414 and #98 0YU 62 5099) (thru Boxster S 3.2L Chassis #98 0YS 66 0257 and #98 3YU 66 2413)"
  10. LN suggests using a filtermag. Lots more surface area. More expensive though. Drain the particles on a paper towel. Then test with the magnet. Metal particles can be copper, iron or aluminum. And of course there are plastic coatings and pieces of sealant.
  11. And why was the IMS done? Problems or just proactive? Was a qualification done (inspected the filter and pan) before the replacement? How long have you had the car? IMS done on your watch? What kind of oil filter? Sadly, there are people who throw a LN in a car that had a failure and sell it on quickly before scattered debris from the earlier failure can show up.
  12. A drains diagram is shown here. But the A/C drain is what it sounds like.
  13. SGS has a good reputation on the net. You can burn out the fuel pump running the gas level in the tank too low. You can also start to pick up debris, clog a fuel filter, clog the injectors. I'm sure they will check the fuel system. Be sure and tell then of the run low on gas incident to help their diagnosis focus on the problem area and reduce the time you pay for their diagnosis.
  14. There are aspheric (curved) rear view mirrors from Porsche which replace the flat glass on your side mirror and allow your blind spot (3/4) to be viewable. I loved one I put on my first Boxster so much I got one for my second.
  15. Fooling around with air/fuel mixtures is a task for someone who really really understands the M96 engine. Change one variable and it can affect several others. Try for HP and you can change drive-ability. Keeping things in balance is what the hard task is and why an expert does it best. A general catalog of possible mods is here. None that have a real effect are cheap. Figure $100 per HP. And, BTW, every Boxster already has a cold air intake system in that air doesn't come from the hot engine compartment but from outside the car.

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