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  1. I chose to stick with Mobile1 0-40. Never had any issue, never used more than 1/2 liter between changes. Only sent one sample in for testing which showed that the oil was good for a lot more miles/time. I never got around to trying the Joe Gibbs DT40, but it's the only other one I would be willing to try.
  2. . . . . also consider the potential for liability for the car owner IF in an accident there are deflated tires or tires which measure too low or high in inflation and there is no TPMS or the system has been deactivated, the car owner's insurance company can question the circumstances and maybe not pay. This can also be the case when using summer rated tires in temperatures stated to be too low by the tire manufacturer - and yes, on this one I checked. Liability is a very powerful word.
  3. I had a high pitched hum / or low pitched whine, depends on how these are defined, and it turned out to be the gas cap. Now this is on the passenger side, but just tossing that out there. Try loosening the gas cap and see if anything changes. Otherwise, I'd suspect a vacuum connection somewhere.
  4. 2. Yes. The under-volt was in the high 11 volt range when the problem occurred. Replacing the battery solved the issue once Porsche cleared the Limp Mode. I sold the car late last year after over 4 years of enjoyment with that new battery.
  5. Have you attempted to "force" the steering wheel to one side or the other of the lock-stop? If there's any "off center" of the steering wheel it will be very difficult to unlock. It's either this simple, or gonna be very difficult. I always tell valets to make sure steering wheel is straight ahead when they park the car.
  6. On a front wheel drive vehicle they often will "click" on left/right turns which stress the joint. Does your noise occur while the car is turning only left, or right, or both? What is the "frequency" of the sound, how many times per period of time? or once per tire revolution? Check the parking brake. My car was sitting most of the year previous to my purchasing it and the brake drums had some surface rust which caused a loud click sound and felt like a hammer was hitting the wheel a couple times per tire rotation if I pulled the parking brake lever. So I wonder if the shoes might be close enough to the drums such that under high stress and flexing of the suspension that they might be making contact with some rust like what happened with my car. There's also a dust shield that might be touching some wheel hub parts, but I would think that would sound and feel more subtle, less sudden.
  7. First thing that comes to mind is CV joints, along with worn bushings causing extra flexing.
  8. Is the steering wheel positioned exactly in its center, with wheels pointed straight? If it's more than a few degrees left or right, then you will need to put a fairly large amount of heft into trying to "clear" the locking mechanism in relation to the key. I ALWAYS tell parking valets to make sure the wheel is centered prior to removing the key. Mine is especially difficult to get free once it is stuck.
  9. Try WKD-996-021-00, I believe this covers 4 and non 4.
  10. . . . . and obviously the car must be level during the trans fill process. When you say you used a compatible fluid, which one? I had a bad experience when a indy service garage, experienced with Porsche, used the wrong fluid. I knew right away and did 3 fluid changes in several weeks myself, by the book. Pentosin fluid. It's amber in color, not red. The red Pentosin is for other brands of German cars.
  11. Brake flush, diff oil. Have the water pump looked at. On 986's, the water pump is popularly considered a maintenance item about every 5 years I think, not sure if yours would be different. And please make sure they know the right way to fill an empty cooling system if it's not a Porsche dealer. Some say they know, but a friend only got 20 minutes away from the service shop before his cooling system started puking due to trapped air. They didn't use an Airlift and didn't "burp" it either.
  12. PPI at Porsche dealer. Ask for LN serial number, LN can confirm when it was purchased. Also ask for old bearing, I saved mine.
  13. My guess is the glued linkage is not quite right. I replaced mine about a year ago. The part is around $55.
  14. I have a 2004 Boxster with just 4 speakers, 2 in the dash and the 2 door woofers. I replaced the dash speakers with: Alpine Type-S Series 4" Coaxial Speakers - SPS-410. The stock dash speakers are 2-way, and so are the Alpines but are coaxial. Go to Youtube and search for Porsche Boxster Speaker Replacement and look for the one published in 2009. This one shows how to use the stock "baskets" so you retain the stock appearance but are able to mount the new speakers. It's a real DIY involving cutting the old speaker apart but keeping the stock speaker wire connector, and it's important to use speakers which are shallow enough. The new speaker will also need to be glued to the stock plastic speaker basket, I used silicone caulk. I kept the door woofers. The system sounds much better even at highway speeds with the top down.
  15. Did you try the reset as described in post #2 from Loren? Does the passenger window work? Will it lower slightly upon opening the door? This is to diagnose the fuse. If passenger window operates - at all - then while both doors are closed try lowering the convertible top, wait, then raise it, see if one or both windows move to the closed position.
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