Jump to content

The RennTech.org community is Member supported!  Please consider an ANNUAL donation to help keep this site operating.
Click here to Donate

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About gschotland

  • Rank

Profile Fields

  • From
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2002 Boxster S
  • Future cars
  • Former cars
  1. Ordered two new Bosch sensors today and will report back after I get them installed. kbrandsma says no connector cleaner. I think I'll try his suggested contact enhancement method before Stabilant 22, which I'd never heard of but looked up; I'm skeptical of magic potions. :eek:
  2. They are non-Bosch with the correct OEM type connectors (no homebrew connections). I'll be replacing them with Bosch with OEM connectors. I couldn't see any issues with any of the wiring.
  3. It's been a buyer's market for 986s ever since the economy took a crap in '08. You have nothing to lose by low balling. There's no end of cars available. Don't fall in love and be prepared to walk. You can always come back when/if the seller moves into reality. Always make the deal subject to a PPI (pre-purchase inspection) by a qualified Porsche specialist. That's the best $200-$300 you can spend. Not having a pretty clear picture of what you're buying can be costly later. I bought my '02 S w/67k miles in May '09 for $16k. Admittedly it was from my brother, but we felt that was rea
  4. This evening I swapped the Bank 1 & 2 sensors. While doing this I inspected each sensor and saw no oily residue or any differences in their appearance. The car fired up fine, I cleared the codes, let her come up to temp and then checked the codes again. This time they were P1115, P1117 (both Bank 1) essentially the same codes I had prior to the swap on Bank 2. There was no CEL. I reset the codes again, took the car out for a 20 min drive and re-read the codes. Same P1115 and P1117 but now P0134 as well, which appears to be the Bank 1 version of P0154. I let the car rest for an hour
  5. I'm going to try swapping left and right first and see what happens. Is it advisable to try and clean the sensors or let any residue burn off the natural way? JFP, I've seen a number of posts regarding these and related codes in which the end result almost always seems to be replacement of the sensors due to issues with their connectors (not that I'm looking for a reason to replace them). It's just a little more than odd that both Bank 2 sensors developed issues at precisely the same time and two of those issues are the same (P1118 & P1119). Do wires to these two sensors alone meet
  6. Last year I replaced all four 02 sensors (w/OEM connectors) on my '02 S at 70k mi due to a CEL. Recently at 79k I got CEL codes P0154, P1118 and P1119, all Bank 2 sensor faults. I read that these may be caused by a failed or failing AOS. Sure enough, there was a strong vacuum when I removed the oil filler cap, but none of the telltale mushroom clouds from a totally failed AOS. The car's been running great and gas mileage has been fine (low 20s), so I thought I had a little time. Using the Durametic I reset the codes but they came back immediately. After 800 miles I finally found the
  7. You might get a better response if you post your question on the 987 forum. From what I've read there are less of the 986 issues with the 987, but the cars aren't as old, so time will tell... According to Jake Raby at Flat6Innovations, who did the IMS bearing retrofit on my '02 S, he's seen some IMS failures on '05 987's. I think I read (and I think he told me) you'd be better off going for an '06+.
  8. It cannot be repaired. Definitely replace with a new one, and don't buy from eBay. I just purchased new from Sunset Porsche, cost was ~$200 delivery in USA (likely cost prohibitive to ship to UK - but ask). This is an easy job, ~2 hrs if you have no idea what you're doing (like me). There's a very good 986 DIY section in the forums on PelicanParts.com that has step-by-step instructions with photos. Before I knew about that one I used this: http://www.bombaydigital.com/boxster/projects/window/ Good luck.
  9. I recently installed a pair of Focal 100 CVX coaxials that are 59mm deep and they didn't quite fit. They're still sitting loose because I'm afraid the grills will snap if I try to screw them down tight. Haven't figured out yet how to deal with this. I agree, go no deeper than 55mm.
  10. My '02S is in need of new rear lower controls arms, the one that's shaped like a fork on one end. Vertex Auto sells remanufactured arms for $149 apiece and Sunset quoted me $294 apiece for new ones. Anyone have first hand experience with the remans or an educated opinion on which direction to take? My tendency is to take a chance on the remans as there's such a price difference and I'll be doing the work myself, so there will be no repeat labor cost if they don't last. Here's the link: http://www.vertexauto.com/ShowItem/128301%...rack%20Arm.aspx Thanks, Gary
  11. Thanks for tips, guys. Is it possible to see the part number on the coolant tank without removing it? The first owner may have already replaced it (fingers crossed). For an '02 what would the original part number be? And if I do need to replace it, what part number should I look to purchase (what's the latest)? Someone mentioned that there are 7 versions of the tank. On the serpentine belt, it that something I can pick up at AutoZone or is it best to stick with Sunset or some other reputable mail order place? I live in NJ. Being in real estate development, I've got LOTS of time
  12. I'm planning a 3k+ mile road trip in an '02 S that I'm buying from my brother. He's the 2nd owner and was diligent about maintenance, as was the first owner. No corners were cut on repairs; if it needed to be done, it was. Current mileage is 68k (he bought it at 43k). Brake and tires are in excellent shape. He's had none of the typical cooling tank, MAF, AOS problems. As far as I know none of the O2 sensors has ever been changed. Ditto for the serpentine belt. Given the car's mileage, is there anything I should repair or replace because it's only a matter of time before it'll have to b
  13. Try EuroTire on Rt. 46 in Fairfield. They've been around forever (I've been using them for 15+ years) and are owned by long time PCNA members. They're not the cheapest out there, but they know what they're doing, sweat the details, and work on tons of high end cars, including many Porsches. Gary
  14. My brother lives near Princeton (NJ) and is looking for an independent Porsche specialist to service his '02 Boxster S. For the last two years he's been using a shop in Morristown, but it's really inconvenient and the two local dealers are not a cost effective option. Back in the late '80s there was a Porsche/VW/Audi shop near Newtown owned by a guy named "Skip" who serviced my friend's father's fleet of Porsches and Audis, but I can't remember the name of the shop and lost contact w/my friend 10+ years ago. Can anyone recommend a really good shop in central NJ or in Bucks County with in
  15. Guys, thanks for the all the responses to my original post. I found out a few days later that these wheels are called "Cup II." Finally got around to installing them today and they fit perfectly. Look pretty good too. Gary
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.