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  2. I'd hate to drop this insurance company. I pay $9.90 a month, plus 1.6 cents a mile. I know I've exceeded posted speed limits numerous times in the Boxster, and have yet to be dinged. I've had the car and the monitoring device for 13 months now, and just dealing with the voltage drain for most of that time. I'm retired, and it isn't my every day car. I love it. I'm also afraid I don't have the skill to drive it in the manner it was actually meant to be driven. I'd be afraid I'd kill myself, or even worse, total the car. ☺️ I'm hoping the device is faulty, I've reached out to the insurance company to see if they'll send me another one. I hoped posting here, someone else would have stumbled across something similar.
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  4. Porsche never published any information about rebuilding these engines as they did not want that done in the field. Jake Raby runs online and in person schools on the subject, and is the only source for printed material on the required torque specs, etc.
  5. An update on the project so far... The engine and gearbox removed and the heads are taken off. The inside of the engine actually looks a lot better that the outside (guessing the disintegrated oil-breather bellow had something to do with it). I did see that the Cylinder 456 head was missing a water channel plug which was lying next to the inlet cam... Is this a common occurrence? Also I would have expected to see a lot more water in and around the cams of this head but I could not see any? Any suggestions on a engine rebuild manual? The Bentley Service manual does not really cover any specific engine repairs...
  6. I need a code as well please. 98 Porsche 996 my friend didn’t give me the radio code and disconnected the battery. LOL CR-220 4362 W5009094 47/98
  7. When doing some work on my Targa I noticed that the removable rear carpet section is flat out missing the left and right outer mounting points. I see cut outs in the carpet where a bracket of some kind might be that allow the two outer tabs to pop in. Can anyone take a photo of the areas in question or provide a part number? I included a OneDrive link with three photos of my car and a file called Hatch.jpg that I found on Rennlist. I outlined in red what appears to be the missing piece. https://1drv.ms/f/s!Aguh2btnWEVMhIYG9_o31b0qOPYzrQ Best I can come up with is it might be #18, or one of the associated parts, in the diagram below. Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
  8. I was lucky enough to get a hold of 2 944's for $300. 1985 turbo which is my project. And a 1987 which is my parts car. Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
  9. The sticky ignition switch replacement is definitely a DIY item. Quite easy, actually. Search here, on Pelican, Rennlist, and/or Utube for the procedure. Sunset and Suncoast usually have the best prices. Good luck. Johan
  10. I have a 1999 Boxster and just ran into the radio code issue. Any help is very appreciated! CDR220 serial #: Y5054498
  11. Yesterday
  12. I’ve found that increasingly when I turn off the ignition the car keeps running. I have to put it back in and wiggle it then turn off. Any idea what’s broken? Can I fix or do I need the dealer? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Does anyone have a trick for getting the brake booster rod out of the brake pedal? Or do you have to suck it up and use the Porsche tool? 2004 Cayenne S.
  14. Sure: Throw away the insurance device. Besides killing your battery, anytime you drive the car anywhere near like it was meant to be driven, they will raise your rates because you over accelerated, over braked, or cornered too quickly. These things are "big brother" in action...…….
  15. Hello second owner with no radio code radio serial number is 15002268 CDR-220 2002 Porsche Boxster thank you very much for what you do
  16. I have a 2001 Boxster. If I don't start it and let it run for a while every day, it won't start without charging the battery. I've replaced the ignition switch, after researching other threads on voltage drains. I've used a multimeter to check the ohms on each fuse, the only one that showed any was C3. I removed it, the drain was still present. My car insurance requires a device to be plugged into the OBD port, I unplugged it, and the amperage drain dropped from 400 milliamps to about 40. I waited two days without starting it, instead of the usual one, and it started. I know the sample size is small, but it's the first positive sign I've seen so far. I have a similar device in use on two other cars, and their batteries aren't impacted. Does anyone have a suggestion of what I should try next?
  17. I wound up figuring that out by putting my ear up to the doors. I'm not sure if I have 2 extra channels on that amp. I tried to jump the rear outs from the amp(by looking on the schematic) to the dash speakers reading from the pin out but didn't get anything. V
  18. Thank you for your response. I will remove the headlight assembly and inspect I will post the results.
  19. Hello, I'm trying to install an Alpine BT unit in my 986 and having trouble locating a switched battery source. I've seen other posts refer to the phone pre plug and see it on schematics. My CRD23 doesn't have it, just one black plug and one yellow plug with constant battery but no switched power. Any ideas where I could pick up some switch power without tearing the entire dash out? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  20. Stopped raining so I decided to see if I actually have 12V coming to the injectors and sure enough 12V to the injectors and 12V to the coils - baffled - so it looks like the engine is getting what is requested but not firing. If it was an old car I would say the timing was off.
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  22. Nope. Sorry, hadn’t had a chance at the video. Sounds like a bearing but could be many things. In cases like that I like to use a stethoscope (like this Mechanic's Stethoscope WWW.HARBORFREIGHT.COM Mechanic's Stethoscope ) the one I got comes with a little funnel to help locate the noise.
  23. Was it squeeling like that? I had trouble uploading the video but the second one should work.
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