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    Just totalled: 98 Boxster, Black on Red/Terra Cotta
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  1. Excellent work Albert! I put a lot of work into customizing my system, and can sympathize with the work required! Smart idea on the sub, I though of that too, but with dual 6.5" long throws, tell, me, is there still adequate room for 3.5" coaxes next to the 8" in there, for rear soundstage fill in? Congrats on the good $ sale on ebay, and well worth it to the new owner, I'm sure. Question: I unfortunately totalled my 986 4 weeks ago, but stripped/kept the entire sound system (see signature) I'm considering parting it out for sale or selling it in one kit, I was wondering about your d
  2. On the right side, I had to grind down a bolt by about i/8th of an inch. FYI: MY entire audio system is for sale, If anyone is interested, or spread the word, I unfortunately totalled my car (see 100k+ thread) but kept the audio and willing to sell this complete turn key system very reasonably, want to see it go to a good home.
  3. Alas, my dear beloved 1998 986 was at 98k and going along great, bought it in 2006 with 65k, and unfortunately totalled her 2 weeks ago. Thought I'd have her for life. Long story short, was cut off, hit and slid up on a cement curb, car slid a ways on it, insurnace declared totalled due to underframe being bent all the way, requiring major structural work. Not to add a sorry story to this string of great stories, ut to add that, just to add, like like most of you, I was pouring on the miles without any major problems and enjoying the heck out if this wonderful car. Have since scaled dow
  4. Getting close to 100, 95k on my 98, owned since 65k, only minor things so far, a joy to drive and enjoy daily!
  5. Great News Bill!!!! The smoke from an AOS failure is temporarily heart stopping, as you (and I) have experienced, so the easy fix is great news, happy motoring! Tony
  6. Progress report: Removed access panel, and removed plastic tray after figuring out there was one last middle area bolt...not easy when car is barely jacked a few inches, a few cracked parts, but it will go back on fine. Yes, the plastic tray had a lot of coolant dripping form it, both wet and perhaps dried. From below, the entire area on the bottom and surrounding the water pump has what appears to be coolant spray. The Y hose & screw clamp have drips and remnants of coolant on their underside, but don't seem to be perforated. From above/interior panel, all seems fine, I can se
  7. Gentleman, Thank you gratefully for the guidance, I'm off to Autozone for the plier/clamps, and will report back on further diagnosis. Just a quick question, is it ok to start the engine briefly (to check leakage location) while the right rear wheel is jacked up? Tks, Tony
  8. 1998 2.7 with 95k miles As I entered my driveway, I noticed steam type smoke coming out of the rear...then the coolant temp light came on, I immediately drove in the garage and stopped the car. A trail of leaked coolant stretched for about a hundred yards down the street. Coolant continued to leak I guess as steam type smoke, smelled of steaming coolant, came from below the car on the passenger side mostly, and from the side vent. I let the car cool down, it continued to steam a bit out of the side vent mostly, for almost a half hour, as the engine cooled down or leak stopped. I
  9. HUGE Richard. I'm hopeful this is the issue. Thanks very much! Bill I'm not mechanically inclined, and did the AOS replacement myself following Mike Focke's instructions, lots of scraped knuckles and a long afternoon, but did it. Hope that's what's wrong, and not major engine trouble. Read below for diagnosis: http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/airoilseparatorreplacement Sidenote: If I were to do it over, I'd pay a few hundred plus parts to have it done, rather then do it myself.
  10. HUGE Richard. I'm hopeful this is the issue. Thanks very much! Bill I'm not mechanically inclined, and did the AOS replacement myself following Mike Focke's instructions, lots of scraped knuckles and a long afternoon, but did it. Hope that's what's wrong, and not major engine trouble. Read below for diagnosis: http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/airoilseparatorreplacement
  11. I have a custom 8" sub that was built by Jamey Rawlings who used to be with Paris Audio...It sounds awesome and I pound the h*ll out of it...e.g. mirrors vibrating, punchy bass (on the right song), seats vibrating, etc. It's really amazing. On the install, basically I drilled a screw right through the back of the speaker box into the floor board. E.g. remove the drive to access in the inside of the enclosure, drill the screw through, and replace the driver. Be careful not to use too long of a screw or you will go into the gas tank (not a problem unless you ever have to remove the gas tank or t
  12. Uh, before anyone tries JBweld on this type of part, as soon as I tried to lift the top to put it back on temporarily, the "weld" failed. Guess this 2 part cold weld material does not work well for this, I am still not sure if it is aluminum or magnesium. Guys at Sunset don't know. Think it's alu, but tool pants think it might be mag. I am somewhat broke (not cheap, broke:) and trying to save on the cost of the part, if it's aluminum, local welder should be able to weld it easily, but if it's magnesium, the 4 welders I have called all won't touch it. Back to the drawing board. I
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