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JimEE

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    2000 Boxster S
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    95 BMW 525
  1. Let me add one followup item. I did not notice abnormal wear on my front tires prior to the 4000 mile road trip (I checked the tread depth and it was about 7mm). For the trip the car was "full", ie, front and rear storage areas were packed full (but mostly just camping gear), plus I had a passenger for the whole trip (both of us weigh about 170lbs). I'm wondering if the extra weight might have caused uneven front tire wear. Thanks for all your responses, BTW. Jim
  2. 47K miles on the car. Last alignment when the fronts were new, about 10K ago.
  3. 2000 Boxster S, 47k miles, 10k miles on front PS2's. Just got back from a 4000 mile road trip and was noticing more tire noise than usual. Checked wear and find rears have 7mm inside to outside (even wear, these were new tires just before the road trip). Fronts, though, have 6mm on the outside, 3mm on the inside. (Front tires were not replaced when new rears were put on.) Both fronts have the same wear pattern. Is this just camber or is there something else? Running 30lbs in the fronts. Thanks, Jim
  4. 2000, Boxster S. I didn't do anything and it just started to leak. Well, I was getting it ready for winter storage, so I did do some things!! Washed it for the last time, yesterday, parked it at 55 degrees. Today, pumped the tires to 50, took it out for one last spin to get it fully warmed up (20 degrees outside), about 10 miles. Parked it in its winter spot (55 degrees). Cleaned the windows. Went all around with 303 Protectant on all the rubber stuff. Opened the front hood and did the rubber and wiped the other areas near the battery cover, including the windshield washer fill cap area. After a bit, noticed the fluid leaking with slow but steady drips, from underneath behind the left front wheel well. Dipped my fingers in it and it had essentially no odor. So, I think it's washer fluid, not anti-freeze. Sight greenish color. What the heck? Jim
  5. Don't know why folks are saying ScratchX is a filler. Detailing forums and even the package itself says it's a mild abrasive that quickly breaks down into a polish. I'd definitely try ScratchX on your rough spots, first, before anything more severe, like rubbing compound. When using ScratchX, it requires repeated applications with fresh material, as it breaks down into polish fairly quickly (thus preventing you from easily rubbing through the clear coat). Remove the used ScratchX before adding new, as the old will dilute the new. I've used it remove some fairly severe scratches on my hood and those pesky scratches near door handles, as well as swirl marks in various areas. Easy to use and hard to overdue. Good stuff. Not a filler in my mind. Jim
  6. I've got the ultimate's and they're great. I was talking to a guy with a Cayman and he commented on the Ultimate's and was dissapointed with the cup holders in the Cayman. Evidently, when he has a cup in them and goes around a left turn, they cup holder swings to the right. The other thing about the Ultimate's is that if something does spill, it's right there on the floor, not on the center console or someones leg. Jim
  7. Most important, you shouldn't have any vibration. I'd have them checked out to see if the pads/disc's are OK. What's you're experience with driving this way in this car before the event you describe? Have you driven this or other Porsche's this way before? Have you ever tracked it? And if so, how did the brakes feel? Sometimes, after tracking my car, my cars brakes feel different for awhile, when back on the street, even for a few days. I decided it's more me, than the brakes, as the brakes work fine on the track and fine on the street, but my driving intent is a lot different. That is, after driving on the track, I'm a lot more sensitive to the cars feedback. I have a boxster S with stock street brakes/pads. And I'm hitting the brakes pretty hard slowing from 120-130mph or so, down to about 60mph. These track runs are 20 to 30 minutes but we do 4-5 a day, for 3 days, not 1.5 hours like yours, though. My brakes don't vibrate, either.
  8. I just used the same product. Very strong odor. It's a fluorpolymer, whatever that is. But you definitely need to air out the vehicle and not let it sit closed up. I wonder what Raggtop is? It may also be a fluorpolymer and have the same odor issue. I do know that fluorpolymers are used all over as coatings on all kinds of things. The coatings when used or incorporated, resist dirt, water, and stains and are used in everything from protecting fabrics (tents, tops, clothes, carpets) to a wide array of commercial applications. the "fluor" part means it's a teflon based product, I believe. Jim
  9. I have a 2000 S and had the windshield damaged and it was replaced by Harmon Glass. Everything seemed fine until I tracked it. At 120mph the rubber gasket came loose along the top and the rapidly vibrating rubber was drumming on the soft top, loudly. Did I say loudly! Quite exciting since it was so weird. I simply pushed it back in, taped it down, and continued on the track. Later I had it glued back in place by the local glass man who's used by my Porsche dealer. Just giving you a heads up. Jim
  10. This was my first season doing DE's. I have a 2000 Boxster S with the 18" sport wheels, running with PS2's. It's my daily driver but I store it in winter. I've been thinking of getting another set of wheels and put Sport Cups on them for next season (I still want to drive it to the track). Is there value in running stock 17 inch wheels versus 18? Thanks, Jim
  11. What size wheels, what were your old tires, what are your new tires and what tire pressure are you using? Jim
  12. When my Pzero's got worn down they got VERY noisy. Jim
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