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  1. Can any of the following info on the back of my fob (see Picts) be used to program it to my car so the button unlocks the door. The pill works as I swapped it from another working key. I don't have a tag for this remote. Thanks!
  2. PING. Picts or another post someone can point to?
  3. I guess I have been living under a rock because I've never heard of "water doping" an engine before. It sounds like something that will get my car thrown out of the Olympics. And, if it really improves gas millage then why don't modern car manufacturers do it? Oil industry conspiracy? Sounds a lot like the people that promote converting your car to running on gas vapors instead of liquid gas - it will by the way but just doesn't get you any better gas mileage.
  4. Right on! Time to watch the 928 fall in the water again in Risky Business! The most important part of car stories is embellishment. So make sure you have a good one to tell about how the car ended up flooded in the first place. Maybe Sharknado landed right on it!
  5. Just my 2 cents on the immo and DME/ECU: You likely don't need to replace them as most dry out okay. If they give you problems remove and submerge in Isopropyl alcohol. as that might clear up the problems you were having. Also note the DME is pretty high on the rear firewall so it might not have been submerged. As for water in engine: sounds like you've done all the right things. I had a car with a blown head-gasket and to be honest it ran fine other than loosing coolant and the white smoke. In other words, having water mixed with oil in the engine won't really hurt it in the short run or stop it from starting/running. You might want to pour some fuel stabilizer in the fuel tank as that will do a good job of taking care of any water still in the fuel system. I might also be inclined to pull the fuse or whatever else I needed to disable the airbags. If there is a short on start-up you don't want them blowing. Very low risk I would say but hey, pretty easy precaution to take. Lastly, if the car was claimed (insurance) as flood damaged you likely won't be able to get a rebuilt title for it. At least here in Canada once a car is flood damaged it can never go back on the road. I don't agree with that rule, but it is what it is. I'm sure she will fire right up with no problems. Let us know.
  6. Goo Gone / Goo Be Gone works great. I used it to de-badge my BMW and no problems. It is basically a highly concentrated citric (i.e. Orange) acid. What you DON'T want to use is one of those kitchen sponge pads that has a scratchy green or other abrasive side on it. It will scratch glass, paint, trim, you name it (been there done that - was painful). Just use a normal soft sponge or towel in combination with the Goo Gone.
  7. Why not revive a 10 year old thread. I'm curious for those that had a p0102 did it cause any performance issues? Did you all simply switch back because of the CEL or smog testing reasons? Thanks!
  8. Had a similar problem only to find out after I got into the front with the cable and the rear via the vent that if you sit in the car with all the doors closed and press the dash lock button to lock the doors and then unlock it worked to unlock the trunks as opposed to locking and un-locking using the key in the driver's door. Of course, try turning the key twice to lock the driver's door and see if the car honks once.
  9. The lower the psi in the front compared to the rears the more understeer you will have. Porsche purposely tries to build in understeer these days as it is generally preferred over oversteer. I've had 2 Boxsters - my current one is 33 lbs in the fronts and 36 rears with 17" rims. I've found this setup more responsive.
  10. Thanks JFP. Grumble, grumble, stupid design. No wonder NA (first gen) Miata prices are starting to climb higher than the 986.
  11. Can it be done or does one absolutely need to remove the hard-top and then put the soft-top in service mode? I've seen picts of the carpet/panel behind the seats off so as to access the drive belt, so maybe this a point of entry with the hard-top still on? 1999 986, 5 speed.
  12. Looks like you are right: Relay Theft in Seconds with No Key: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/27/mercedes-car-stolen-without-using-key-seconds-relay-theft/amp/ New Porsche Press Release on Theft (Nov 2017) and Solution: Innovative anti-theft protection now also available for Porsche Classic vehicles: https://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/pressreleases/pag/?pool=international-de&id=463315 Lol, not sure why the text is so large.
  13. It is interesting to note that my current 986 was previously stolen and recovered. Porsche's are stolen quite frequently, that's the problem. Not sure how they do it but their ingenuity and experience is impressive; can't deny that.
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