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  3. Hello Loren, I bought a 2001 Porche Boxster with a blocked stereo. Could you please help me out. Model cdr-220 Type: 4462 Ser: 15063972 Thank you in advance. -Yayo
  4. Hmmm... Manufacturers are not responsible for maintaining your car - period. These are maintenance issues regardless of whether you claim "the car has been maintained PERFECTLY" (ooo, why does that sound familiar?). Unless you're able to show that a majority of 2xxx Porsche C4S are having the same/similar corrosion problems (i.e. it's a manufacturers defect or a materials defect) there will be no re-call. In fact, there are probably fewer recalls than there should be, even of "real" issues. While the things you show are certainly annoying (and in the case of the strut - potentially dangerous) I think your chances of getting Porsche to help you out are slim to none. No go replace those struts and enjoy driving your car! 👍
  5. Check your coolant tank cap, if the last digits are anything other than -04, replace it with a new factory unit.
  6. Did you wash up into the undercarriage with car up on rack and wheels off? my guess is accumulated road salt. J'espère que vous comprendrez.
  7. Porsche said that the rust is depending on the car usage so there is nothing to do with the material, conception and/or the manufacturing. I was very surprised as it looks like that is always the owner's fault ... for a car that has done all services at Porsche center. Take note that the shocks are original equipment and the area were I leave (Switzerland) is cold during winter season and sometime it snowing maybe a couple of times per year, however I clean the car every time after the winter season.
  8. When you refilled the reservoir, did you use all the correct equipment and procedure? Probably not. Let's see if the problem recurs.Suggest you carry spare coolant in the trunk and a funnel - it is awkward to refill. Meanwhile suggest you "Search" for the vacuum pump equipment(Airlift or similar) needed for refilling or at least the jack it up at the back method. And learn about 'burping'. Otherwise it may keep on dumping coolant until you refill it correctly YEMV. There are some good YouTube videos on this subject.
  9. Condition: no dust, oil or dirt. The head is painted gloss black ~1/4 of the way from the top and is in perfect condition.
  10. I just drove my boxster about 400 miles. I pulled into the garage and when I shut it off, coolant poured out behind the right rear tire. There were no warning lights and when I was driving, the temp never got over 180. I added coolant to the reservoir and idled the car. No more coolant came out. There was no coolant under the trunk liner and no visible moisture in the engine compartment. Now I am not sure if I should drive it. Update: I just got the harbor freight pressure test kit. I got it up to 15psi and it held. No leaks in the trunk or on the ground It makes me think it is the water pump or a hose somewhere after the thermostat. Any ideas?
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  12. Would anyone know if there is anything I could check that could have gone wrong during the repair to cause increased oil consumption?
  13. Well, still battling this. Car burns drives good but burns lots of oil about a quart of oil every 400 miles. I bet, this is the reason the cats are not happy. Switched to AMSOIL and adder two bottles of CeraTec.
  14. Anyone any ideas? Wanted to try to fix it today (US holiday - Veteran's day). I can't find a diagram of the vacuum system to see where to test what the problem is.
  15. Yes the half cover is all in place and looks perfect. Over the weekend I dried the inside carpets and put down blue paper in the foot well to investigate where the water came in. I also dried the pollen filter replaced and put everything back together. Over night having heavy rainfall the inside of the car had no leaks on the footwell at all. I took off the plastic cover plate over the pollen filter and it was wet again with water sitting in the housing below but not quite up to the fan hole so no water had come inside. its definitely water dripping onto the filter from above but do not see why as everything looks right , it's never done this before . I have reassembled everything without the pollen filter but replaced with blue paper to see where the water is coming from, but I think I'm pretty sure already just don't know why? Very annoying 😡 The front drains are all clear and running fine Thankyou for help so far
  16. Is the gray soft plastic flap which is attached on the wiper motor/mechanism cover, and protect the filter/air intake for water infiltration still present?
  17. Hi, just moved from my 986 to a 987 but issues with stereo (CDR-24). Red light blinking on right. Checked fuse but ok. On pitting it back in, sometimes stereo fires up and is ok for journey then nothing. When just red blinking light, no other illumination which makes me think a definite power issue. Any pointers? I don’t have a manual so anything i can check/wiring would be great. Cheers.
  18. My PSE is stuck in loud mode. 🙂 While this isn’t a bad problem, I would like to be able to make it quiet for calls etc. I pulled off the vacuum line before the changeover and can’t perceive any vacuum at idle. I’ve also checked at the input to the switchover for the airbox resonator. Same no perceivable vacuum. I assume this isn't that normal? Where does the vacuum come from? The vacuum pipe seems to head to the front of the car rather than to the vacuum pipe on the engine? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Many thanks for the suggestions. I put it back together and so far no new leaks. So I think it was leaking out of the plenum seals, I assume that was because the Indy shop didn’t put them back right. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Mark, Did they say why? Too much pushrod play? Spoiler is electric. Bellows broken or leaks? Just trying to lighten your wallet? What caused the ABS light? Elves? Do they have PIWIS or Durametric?
  21. Thankyou Loren , the front drains were blocked , would this fill and then gonas high to then go into the pollen filter housing ? Hopefully thus is what caused the problem . We will see. thankyou
  22. Cam solenoid bolt is a 94mm. Could it be from the back of the power steering pump?
  23. Hi Roch, was it successful in the end? I have a leaky driver side and trying to find some instructions to remove front pillar so I can get access to check the drain tubes. thanks for you help. Ryan
  24. Very weird, but possible if car driven in cold country with rock salt on roads for melting ice. Where are you located? Ever hose off underneath chassis and up into suspension? That said, not sure if water from garden hose would even get up in there. High pressure hose with car up on rack maybe. Good luck with all this...better stay off the track until replacement accomplished.
  25. What has your Porsche Service Center said in regards to the rust... No question the rust is extreme, are you sure the shocks are original equipment? I think you'll have to suck it up and have the shocks replaced at your expense. There's always associated cost with owning any car, let alone a Porsche. Wayne Dempsey's book "101 projects for your Porsche" says you could spend up to $3,000 and 20 hours to replace the shocks, bushing, tie rods, , sway bar and associated hardware. If you're a DIY hands on it might be a good project. Dempsey's book would would walk you through the task.
  26. I'm the 2nd owner and can guaranty you that it is in a perfect condition since 2007 when I bought it and all services have been made by a Porsche center.
  27. Liberato, I think your expectations are rather high... Porsche can't be responsible for how a 15 year plus car has been maintained. Are you the original owner, or have you just recently purchased the car? Either way I think your observation is correct, replace the shocks. Looks like a nice car, enjoy it...
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