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Everything posted by vza

  1. 99 Boxster Base Yeah ...don't know whats up with the FW lock, it 's for a 99 boxster base...bolt did not thread easily. Yes, I wanted to check the cam timing with the P253 and was also going to use to hold the cams...Pelican said it was fine.??. Worked on it some today...I was able to get it to click in both cams after much jockeying around. But still was not able to bolt it to the case ....holes didn't line up. Went over to bank 1 and was able to hold with my left hand while turning the crank and felt it click in at the same spot bank 2 did.....and...was not able to bolt bank 1 either. Now the interesting thing is, that both sides do click in but not at TDC ....after they're in it seems I'm a few degrees after TDC on both sides. Now how are both cams out of sync at the same exact place(few degrees beyond TDC) I can only think the tool is off if its measuring the same for both sides and it can't ever be attached to the case. Now ...when I picked up the car (after purchase) I drove it home for 2 hours in this same condition.... I'm hoping there isn't any damaging effects if it is in fact out. Didn't notice any oddities in driving it. Any thoughts....trying to curb my obsession!! Thanks Again. V
  2. Well the flywheel lock didn't seem to fit correctly. When inserted into the FW teeth the bolt sort of began to bind in the case so I did not force it. I only grabbed maybe 1 thread and proceeded with a impact wrench....all was good....FW came off and the case bolt hole was unaffected. BUT....getting the FW back on and torquing it down maybe another issue. Any tips on how to get the tool on to allow the bolt to be tighten up without any binding or chance of cross threading the hole? I tried to jockey the FW around so it would line up but couldn't do it. While I'm having my run of bad luck with tools let me mention another I'm having a hard time with. The P253 Cam Timing tool ....I tried to get the tool in the exhaust and intake cam ends on bank 2 and couldn't get the lower(exhaust) fitting to get into the vertical cam groove. First I locked the engine At TDC and tried....didn't work ....then I figured....well maybe my timing is off in the first place so I jockeyed the crank shaft at a little before TDC a little after TDC just to see if would fit ever....could't do it ...the bolt that fixes the tool to the engine case was off couldn't thread the bolt! Any thoughts on this....seems like it would straight forward...lock eng at TDC drop the tool in to check the cams to crank alignment and so forth I mean what are the chances I'm out of time to start with? I dont know. Thanks V
  3. Reading about thread lube....is it the same as anti-seizing? ....wasn't mentioned in Bentley or Porsche 101...
  4. Hey Thanks ....Dealership matched the online price....$$$ big help$$$
  5. Wow....Dealer was my 1st choice but figured they wouldn't have it. Thanks for the info...appreciated. V
  6. I'm having a hard time finding the tool. Is there any risk in using a metal strap as a flywheel lock....everyone seems to be doing it. Would it be ok to use an impact wrench on the pressure plate and flywheel bolts? Thanks v
  7. Hi, Does anyone know if the 944 flywheel locking tool will work on a 99 boxster having a hard time locating the boxster tool. I know you can use a metal strap bolted to the bell housing but reading you can crack the the housing from over torquing. Engine is installed not on a stand. Thanks Vince
  8. Hi, I'm hearing different names for this tool, Pelican calls it a cam timing tool and the 9624 tool the holding tool. On a 99 Boxster I read the intake cam end is not slotted, if so does the diamond shape fitting on the tool fit into the intake cam to insure both cams are timed in relation to each other? Thanks V
  9. Ok thanks, I have the Bentley manual \ 101 projects...read a lot diy at pelican and thought I had it straight in my head. Can you point me in the direction to a serv manual, the Porsche manuals are more than half I paid for the car...The work I'm doing is the IMS, RMS and solenoid replacement on bank 2 and was inquiring about timing as to check that it wasn't lost after my work was complete. Thanks again for responding any additional input would be appreciated. Vin
  10. Hi All,99 Boxster. In removing Flywheel do I need to use a flywheel lock if I'm locking the crankshaft at TDC? And...to check the timing after cam cover removal and IMS job... if the crank is locked at TDC and I check the cams with the P253 timing tool the cams are timed with the crank as well because the crankshaft is at TDC...correct? Another words there isn't a procedure for checking the crank with the cams. Thanks V
  11. Thanks ...right the tool that locks the cams in place. But do I have to remove anything from the top side or is it all accessible from the bottom? Vin
  12. Thanks for exploded view. Still need to get bank 2 cover off for solenoid. Do I have to remove the intake and injectors or do I get all of it from the bottom? Thanks v
  13. Hi Loren, Bank 1 seemed to have fresh oil drip from bottom of cover. A lot of dark oil around perimeter of both covers. Thinking back there may have been oil around a few coil packs …so im not sure. Bank 2 has a bad solenoid that needs to be replaced anyway, CEL P1539. Measured resistance across solenoid at .5 olms and no click when applied voltage. 8 inch oil ring on garage floor. Seems like there's oil everywhere ...oil pan looks leaky as well. I thought it was RMS or IMS but didn't pull tranny yet. Kind of overwhelmed ...don't know what project to start first. Any suggestions? Thanks v
  14. Hi, 99 Boxster ....Going to pull the Cam Covers cause they appear to be leaking oil and Bank 2 most likely has a faulty Solenoid to be replaced.. My question is how much from the top of the engine do I need to remove to get the Cam Covers off with the engine in the car. Do I need to remove the intake manifold and fuel rails? The Trans will be dropped cause I'm doing the IMS and RMS as well. A little nervous!! Thanks in advance for any advice. V
  15. Hi, 99 Boxster ....Going to pull the Cam Covers cause they appear to be leaking oil and Bank 2 most likely has a faulty Solenoid to be replaced.. My question is how much from the top of the engine do I need o remove to get the Covers off with the engine in the car. Do I need to remove the intake manifold and fuel rails? The Trans will be dropped cause I'm doing the IMS and RMS as well. A little nervous!! Thanks in advance for any advice. V
  16. Well, I took a quick peek as to where the bank 2 solenoid would be. I imagine its only accessible from below? New at this adventure. V
  17. Hi All, 99 Boxster 130k ...Going to investigate P1359 CEL code. Although the CEL disappeared after a battery disconnect and hasn't come back on at idle. Was reading about checking voltage and resistance at connector and applying voltage to solenoid to activate with engine off to listen for click or activate with engine running to listen for change in idle. My question is ...is it safe to use a jumper wire direct from battery as the 12v source and which side of connector is hot and ground(or wire color).Thanks
  18. It worked!! Thanks for your help....greatly appreciated. Vin
  19. Hi, I need to get a stereo code for Becker 1 Type 4462 SN Y5050076. I'm the proud new 5th owner of a 99 Boxster!! Thanks V
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