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  1. Was considering a 996 cluster upgrade for my 1999 Boxster base. There is some confusion as to whether the cluster needs to be reprogrammed to work in the boxster. I know mileage correction is necessary but there's talk about adding Vin # and enabling the volt and oil pressure gauges bla...bla. Some mention of Palo Alto Speedometer reprogramming but not sure what they need, I don't have original key codes... some say it is needed to reprogram the cluster. Any thoughts? thanks v
  2. Well thats what I was thinking. Purchased a different one anyway. thanks v
  3. Hi, Was going to purchase a used 2000 C2 cluster from eBay. Pic shows the fuel gauge as full. Is this normal when disconnected , seller said it remains at last point when disconnected. All other pix read below empty line. Skeptical! thanks v
  4. OK thanks,I was using pelican as a reference and they have them listed backwards. v
  5. OK I'll do my best with scavenge pump. A little confusion w part number and tensioner. I'm replacing the tensioner located on Bank 1 side and accessed from the bottom not the side as in bank 2 ...correct? This is called the IMS tensioner? Is there an updated tensioner with a pre-tension spring or is that for a 911. Sorry want make sure I'm replacing correct one for chain noise. I guess I have to time the bank 1st and replace the tensioner afterwards because I can't lock the crank and cam down the way it is now ….correct?.v
  6. OK....so it looks like that is the problem.....the timing. It looks like 7 or more degrees on the pic dosen't it!! The tensioner I would replace (because of the loss of timing and the chain rattle) would be the the IMS tensioner as mentioned (maybe getting weak or worn). Just confirming. I had hard time getting the scavenge pump back in last time. Is it ok to back a few of the cam cover bolts out(near to the pump) without the risk of breaking the seal on the cam cover creating a leak. What do you think? OK I'll give it a try. See what happens!! Thanks V
  7. If you shifted the grooves counter clockwise to line up where the arrows are in the pic below(stock photo) that would be where my timing is now for Bank 1. Just to clarify.
  8. OK...so good news I guess...you were correct in checking the timing ....it did move again. Cam is rotated too far counterclockwise if that would confirm a negative deviation value. Does the oil need to be drained to pull the scavenge pump and replace the tensioner? (probably so) would be easier to leave oil in, adjust timing,replace tensioner and start it up. Does having 0 degrees deviation insure the cams are timed correctly? The pictures posted show the 'puck' inserted on the exhaust cam, if you look closely you'll see my scribed line and see how much it's off(does this represent 7.5 degrees
  9. Was just doing some Boxster meditation and thought of something while waiting to get the car up on stands again. The timing did already slip once already on bank 1. I do notice a sound that could be chain rattle on start up. Sort of sounds like a diesel engine on start up and immediately goes away. I'm thinking if Bank 1 did slip again maybe the cause is a failing tensioner. Is what i'm describing chain rattle?? Thanks V
  10. I'll give durametric a shout. v
  11. Hi, There wasn't an option for actual cam angle under 'engine" or 'actual values' nothing to monitor misfires either I don't have a drop down menu for DME... am I missing something? is it possible its called something else? v
  12. OK..lot of info...first off how do I plot the cam angle...would be interested in that.. Yes I did use blue Loctite...don't think I turned it over 6 times. I'd be lucky if the timing just slipped that would be an easy fix but I'm doubtful. If my cam is off by 7.5 degrees how does that translate to what lines up with cam cover seams....is it noticeable or microscopic? Thanks again v
  13. OK ...so I'm good (in reference to losing the match on the links) not too sure what 'n' means.(crank rotations?) Ah ...Cam reluctor? Is that the tab that the sensor reads? Well the tool is another story. I had the simpler tool that pelican shows in their dIY couldn't get it to fit in and bolt on either bank called manufacturer and they said they had machining and spec issues with some batches ,sent another ….same thing ,then ordered the tool you pictured and I just couldn't get it in with the engine installed ...too big. So...I scribed a line to the outside of the Puck(from 1st tool) that drop
  14. OK ...well the chain marked links I have something to say about that. When I timed the banks after I had the cams out to replace 1 solenoid and all the pads this is what happened. I recall it happening on both banks. Had the cams on my bench, lined up the dimples with the colored links, got the actuator back in between cams reinstalled cams with colored links still lined up(was very meticulous about this) set timing and torqued up the sprocket nuts...colored links were still good. Rotated the engine few times...colored links moved but the timing still appeared good. TDC, notch on intake and ex
  15. Ok...retime bank1.Are the trims supposed to move when the engine is revved...nothing changed.What cam pads are you referring to? The 2 small pads on the actuator? They were done already. Thanks for getting back.v
  16. Hi all, Well got my Durametric on today...Seems that I have -15 degrees deviation on Bank 1.Bank 2 reads 0 deviation. I think my fuel trims look ok (just a guess,didn't find an option for RKAT) somehow they didn't move at all when at 2500 rpm's. I activated both Actuators and heard a engine note change so I believe they're both working.I disabled my injectors one at a time and noticed there was more of a change in engine note with 4-5 and 6,not much change when 1-2 and 3 were disabled. How do I monitor misfires in real time?? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks V
  17. OK Thanks ....getting it tomorrow!
  18. OK...ordered my durametric....coming next week!! From what I can tell I will be able to see a graph and value for Banks 1 and 2 cam deviation. Any other things I should be looking for?? V
  19. No, I did all the work myself. I'm wondering if its the wear pads between cams or the tensioners? v
  20. OK, Swapped sides with coils and cleared CEL. Got another CEL half hr into the drive. The same misfires on Cylinders 1-2-3. So I guess its not the coils. Part #'s on the all the coils were the same with the exception of THA3 (on 3 of them) and HEB3 (on the other 3) not sure if thats relevant. Codes are as follows: P0300 Misfire damage to TWC Pending Codes: P1313 All Misfires 1-2-3 P0301 Misfire 1 Cat damage P1314 P0302 Misfire 2 " " P1315
  21. Quick question: I assume I should clear the CEL's after doing the coil swap? Thanks V
  22. Yeah pretty much....went to him once....said Bank 1 was compensating for no actuator in Bank 2, advised me to replace the bank 2 actuator and if that didn't work the engine would need a tear down to check for bent valves!! I've been to 2 indies and they both didn't want to deal .....said it would be very expensive going forward but no one really gave me a diagnosis.Wasn't very helpful. V
  23. I'll swap the coils. Maybe its only fatigued coils!! The current reading I have(-19 degree business) was with all the work complete with the exception of the DME fix. v
  24. Yes, I agree Bank 2 didn't activate cause of the failed but now fixed DME. Would he(indie) have them stored or should I confirm he said -19 degrees or you would want to see what it's saying now(a new scan), maybe time for a durametric, I called today to see if they had a refurbished one, they occasionally get one in.
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