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  1. So I purchased a 2008 boxster w 42000 miles from a scrapyard. Took for its maiden voyage on the highway and the engine overheated. I added some coolant before leaving cause the low coolant light was blinking. About 40mins in the temp gauge jumped and was pinned to the right with no gradual increase. I also smelled electrical burning. Warning light blinked engine too hot. Immediately shut down...cooled off got it home. The 'eng.too hot 'came on again as I pulled in the garage. Hope I didn't do ant damage to the engine. Today it cranked right over....let in run half hr and the temp gauge didn't move. This issue is the 1st to fix on this long restoration. I'm thinking the thermostat isn't opening and probably needs to be replaced along with the temp sensor. Or...faulty temp sensor isn't allowing the thermostat to open....no signal. Any help would be great. V
  2. Its a manuel trans. I got it out w/paper clip. Gets stuck again after start up. I suspect its batt.or ignition switch. Will try batt. 1st.
  3. Hi All, 2008 Boxster Base, Can't get the key out of the ignition. Read that the batt.has to be fully charged, don't know how true that is. Going to try the paper clip in the window today. Maybe needs new electrical part of the ignition switch? Thanks V
  4. Hi all,99 Boxster I'm swapping a black cluster cover for my grey one. I have to swap the black plastic insert as well cause I customized it to fit the 911 cluster gauge with the batt/oil gauges. I removed all the screws and it seems the cover is glued in at the front leading edge....can't get it out. Any thoughts....heat gun perhaps? Vince
  5. I narrowed down the numbers, they aren't pictured but listed. Thanks v
  6. 99 Boxster. Anyone know what the part #'s are to replace the knee brackets under the dash for a glove box equipped dash. Having a hard time finding out what I need. Thanks V
  7. This is what I'm finding. I compared 2 photos 99 box dash and a 03 they look identical. Maybe wish full thinking!
  8. Correction 996 552 211 03. Somehow there are 2 part#'s associated with this item this is the other one.
  9. Hi All, I'm going to retrofit my 99 boxster dash with one with a glovebox(going from grey to black as well) Is 996 552 109 02 the correct dash for my 99 Boxster. Thanks Vince
  10. Ok well always try simple first. This problem began only after the hardtop install. I unlatched the rear HT latches and the clamshell popped up a bit. I then just lowered till the light went off and buttoned it back up. Apparently it wasn't fully retracted. Oops....thanks for the help JFP. V
  11. Ok.. How do I test it or is it understood its failed?
  12. Not really understanding. The red clip is used to fool the car in thinking the top is up so motion sensor is activated when top is down. You don't install under the hardtop latch..do you? Where is the limit switch?
  13. Yes, I simulated load with a jack under the wheel carrier ...i went up and stopped when the car began to lift off the stand then backed off on the jack a bit to lower the car. I believe the lower control arm was sort of parallel to the ground. The creak went away for a while then it rained and started coming back. It creaks when I turn the wheel...sounds like its from right shock tower. Thought its the shock mount and was gona back it off a 1/4 turn. V
  14. You put that in place when installing the hardtop??
  15. Hi All, 99 Boxster,, I put my hardtop on(1st time) and everything works but the dash Convertible warning light stays lit. I removed the switch and found a bad solder joint so I re-soldered all the joints(8 joints). Same result, all the functions work ie. window drop, I hear the motor run if I press the top down button. Everything was fine with the soft top. Is it just a latch adjustment for the hardtop? I did not plug in the rear defog plug but I don't think that makes a diff. Thanks V
  16. I found that ....it's not listed somehow. Goes under #17
  17. 99 Boxster Hi All, On my Hardtop there are foam gaskets that turned gummy over the years, and I want to replace them. They are seated under the 2 latches that turn and lock the top into place. Can't find a part # for them. They go under part# 986 563 403 02. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks V
  18. Hi all, Ugh....I was putting gas in my 99 boxster from a 3 Gall can. I used a plastic turkey baster to extend the funnel I was using. Apparently the baster was not gas proof and began to break down and a piece broke and I believe fell into the tank. It was a piece of plastic the size of a pea. I assume it will dissolve and nothing will happen. The tank is half full. Any suggestions. Thanks v
  19. 99 Boxster. Well I decided to paint my Guards Red hardtop to match my Ocean Blue Boxster. Wanted to do something other than Ocean Blue. I saw some pix of some other Boxsters that had their hardtops painted with a black matte finish. Looked pretty cool....almost like the soft top was up. I can paint it flat black or ocean blue and clear it with a matte clear. Not too sure what way to go. Black Matte or matching Ocean Blue w/ matte finish. What do you all think?? V
  20. Hi All, Replaced front shocks,strut mounts,strut bearings,wheel bearings, control arms(wishbone). Now...I'm getting a creaking sound when I turn the wheel. I finished on Saturday and drove the car all weekend and just noticed it this morning.(Mon) Any thoughts? V 99 Boxster Base
  21. Got 1 side completely done. Just a few things. Torquing the rearward bolt for the control arm was guesstimated ...I couldn't get in there w/ a torque wrench even with a crows foot. Dont have that torque extension tool you attach to a wrench. I got it on real tight comparable to wheel lug tightness(calls for 118 Ft Lbs) Next is the axle bolt....340 Ft Lbs ....really? Gona stand on a breaker bar at 19 inches ( I weight 208) What say all? V
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