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  1. Not sure about 05 Boxsters, but mine needs the handbrake to be applied/lit up on dash before the top will operate.
  2. Yes, Westerwald. Don't forget that the fluid needs to be at a temperature of 40C in order to get the fill level correct.
  3. I got mine recently from contorion.de ... Stahlwille INHEX-Einsätze 17. It was reduced to 9.75 Euro, I think. You won't find cheaper for that quality. Of course, there is a cost to send unless you spend more than 50 Euro - which I did as I needed other things from them.
  4. In the absence of a code reader, cleaning the MAF would be my first course of action. Not too difficult a task, but care in handling and the appropriate cleaner needed.
  5. O.K. After battery disconnection, the upper and lower limits for the windows need to be stored once again. Whilst I have my doubts it's related, have you done that? A worn ignition switch is known to cause all manner of electrical 'abnormalities'. Is there any stiffness in turning the key? Do your AC, radio, windscreen wipers, fan blower work as they should? If not that, the relay would be the next thing I'd look at. Do you have a Durametric cable for reading faults?
  6. If all was working before storing the car, I'd check the battery as the first step.
  7. You earlier stated compression at 170 on all but one cylinder. Hot engine? Unlike others, I'm no expert by any means, however, if compression is more or less equal across all cylinders but the problem affects only 5 cylinders, then perhaps it's something else. As both banks are affected (but not all cylinders on at least one bank), then it still suggests injectors to me. You have replaced and checked all coils and spark plugs presumably? If you're still on the original injectors at 140,000 miles, then I'd suggest running a good injector cleaner through the system, after cleaning all your new plugs. Cheap and easy. If that doesn't do anything to resolve the situation, then at least it will shut me up (-;
  8. I would have thought that five 'rich' cylinders from the eight (with three cylinders normal, presumably) surely suggests an injector problem on each of those five cylinders?
  9. Without wishing to sound rude, if you need to save that amount of money, perhaps you shouldn't be driving a Porsche. It's not only Porsche who recommend not to mix tires ......!
  10. Oops. February 2015 post resurrected !!!
  11. "Took it to the dealer, they said the water pump is new" Porsche original ...... or something off e-Bay? In the case of critical things like the water pump, it's always best to pay the Porsche price!
  12. A click is normally indicative of a weak battery. As it's new and presumably has the correct Cold Cranking Amperage, I would check for parasitic drain, after ensuring that the cable to the starter motor is securely attached .... and corrosion-free. I'd also check the output from your alternator.