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Everything posted by Loren

  1. Remove the two dash switch side pieces (with the switches but not part of the PCM I). On the side of the PCM unit there are spring clamps. Push those in to release the PCM I unit and pull straight out.
  2. I have the factory TSB if you need it... PM me with your email address if you want a copy.
  3. Try Sunset Porsche. I paid under $7 when I bought mine.
  4. It is about a 5-8 hour job depending on your experience level. You will need a spring compressor and a lower balljoint puller. If this is something you really want to tackle let me know and I can provide more info. Also, remember you will need to get the car re-aligned immediately after. Changing the springs alters the ride height which also alters camber.
  5. I would expect labor to be 3 hours or less. I believe the retail price for MY99 6 speed w/o LSD or TC is about $9000.
  6. 996 552 025 01 ETQ is for the the black leather surround that goes over the instruments. It will fit all cars to MY02 (old gauges). If you want one for the newer gauge set then it ends in 02 ETQ.
  7. Pull very very slowly... and try pulling at the normal (release) angle. I haven't quite figured out the trick but they usually do release.
  8. Aerokit Cup (early) or Aerokit II? They are quite different procedures. Bumper R&R is covered in my Third Radiator DIY here
  9. The only thing that I know is different is that when you align and corner balance the car you put the drivers weight (in weights) in the right seat instead of the left ;)
  10. Jeff is correct. This is true for Carrera's also. As of MY99 (through MY04) those are the 4 options. These settings can only be changed by a shop with a PST2.
  11. Cosmoline is a brown colored anti-corrosion spray that covers the underside of the car (for the trip over on the boat). Many times it can get on the exhaust or other parts where it smells when hot. Cosomoline will not hurt anything and does not need to be removed, It doesn't smell exactly like oil more like a waxy odor.
  12. Do they look like this? If, so the part number 996 563 421 01 US retail price is 2.32 USD each and you need 2 of them. (image courtesy of Scouser)
  13. Pat, Well, if you are sure it is oil and not cosmoline then I would look at the valve covers. A few have been known to leak (but not nearly as bad as the 70's and 80's 911's ;) ).
  14. I have used that many times with no problem. I usually jack the rear up that way - put the jack stands in place - then do the work.
  15. Yes, a little. I installed mine (B&M Short Shifter) in 2000 and it has loosened some since then. Yet it is not too loose.
  16. Great job! :clapping: Do you have any pics? (I moved this to the DIY section)
  17. 955 505 521 02 G2X for a Turbo lower valence (without rear mount spare tire) 03 with rear mount spare tire.
  18. There is a new procedure (Supplement 66 in 2002) in the service manual that says the dealer is to perform two tests (for leaks). One is the normal pressure test and the second is a vacuum test (which is also how they recommend to fill the system without air bubbles). You might ask if your dealer is aware of this. Also, make sure you have the new design radiator cap. All Carrera's (and Boxster's) should be using 996 107 447 01. The old part number which ended in 00 did not seal correctly. The caps are only $14-$15 so definitely replace it if you need to. (Thanks to the guys at RMG Enterprises for this tip!)
  19. Have a look at the DIY here. It was written for the Carrera but the Boxster is the same (except the motor faces the other direction :D )
  20. Could be a loose connection at the back of the radio (you will need the Becker radio removal keys- $1.80 from Becker) or a loose connection at the CD-Changer in the front trunk. Those are pretty east to check since they are usually stuffed under the changer.
  21. Xenons are standard are all TT's Time to upgrade ;) :lol:
  22. Well, the coolant has to be going somewhere. If your dealer did the pressure test correctly then it may be time to look at your oil. It will not be good news if there is coolant in your oil.
  23. Here is my take on your problem... All of the symptoms are consistent with the instrument cluster except for the climate control. Yes, even the spoiler switch goes through the instrument cluster. The climate control could be a broken wire somewhere from the accident.
  24. Tiptronic steering wheel and 6 speed shifter knob :lol:
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