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Everything posted by vza

  1. 99 Boxster Base...After new Bank 2 solenoid/MAF/AOS/Battery/Plugs/Actuator Ramps both banks,I'm right where I started CEL P1539 and some misfire codes here and there...Brought to indie....said bent valves/actuator or timing....bailed on me....car is now at another indie. Any thoughts....car actually runs and sounds well with a little lacking in pickup. Any thoughts??
  2. Ok, I rewired my headlamp harnesses and all my lights/ fog lights are working as they should. So new headlamp switch is not needed. I did notice the color or intensity is different between my 2 xenon low beams. I read that 1 may not be level with the other. Is this true seems to make sense being if I look into the beams at different angles they both look the same color. thanks v
  3. 99 boxster base..When turning on the fog lamps the manual says to pull the knob to the 1st position for the fronts and 2nd position for the rear. Is the knob supposed to remain in the pulled out position, mine returns back to the normal position so essentially my fog lights only stay on when holding the knob...Just confirming I need a new lamp switch thanks v
  4. Hmm...maybe I'll glue a thin piece of rubber on the face of the switch instead of. buying a switch...thanks v
  5. 99 Boxster Base. Both windows don't roll all the way up unless I shim a small piece of rubber between the 'hook' and the latch. Am I correct to replace the micro switch located in the dome light? It only works with a shim .....if I push it with my finger it doesn't work either. Thanks V
  6. Can anyone verify the top bulb is the lowbeam...I may have been misinformed as to which is lowbeam.
  7. 99 boxster...previous owner upgraded the hibeam to xenon available from pelican. Lowbeam is still the H7 halogen.Any reason I shouldn't rewire it for xenon on the lowbeam? Makes more sense considering the lowbeam is used more frequently when driving. thanks v
  8. 99 Bosxter Base...I need to replace the dome light assembly because of a bad micro switch(windows don't fully close). So... I have a replacement but its a 2001 I believe. It has a nicer fixed dome light not the rickety one in the 99. Of course it has a different size connecter. The other connecters for the micro switch and infra red are the same. Was thinking of just fabricating a new harness. There are only 3 pins. I assume 1 common ground and 1 switched and 1 for continuous. Couldn't find the schematics in the factory serve. manual. Any thoughts about this. Thanks .....Hate that rickety on
  9. Hi,Anyone know if the headlamp switch is serviceable...maybe using contact cleaner. One headlight intermittently goes on and off. It's not the ignition switch replaced both mechanical and electrical ignition already.Thanks V
  10. Not a pro but it may be the AOS ....you can check the tubes coming off the AOS, if there's a good amount of oil there you might consider replacing it. The tube thats running under the driver's side intake is the longer tube that attaches to AOS. The upper dip stick tube can be easily replaced(replace it after you do the AOS cause you will break it again) it just snaps on. The dipstick is weird with mains as well. You sort of have to twist it as your putting in down in the tube. Good luck. v
  11. Anyone know if a 99 Boxster Base console is interchangeable with a 03 Boxster S console? Thanks V
  12. I'm replacing ignition on 99 boxster, both electric switch ad mechanical. I finally got the tumbler out of the wheel lock housing and if I turn the tumbler with the key I don't feel any detent, is that normal is the tumbler bad? thanks takin a break from CEL's maybe they'll go away on there own.
  13. Hi Loren, Codes as follows: PO304 1313 P1539 PO305 1314 PO306 1315 I replaced the Plugs/AOS/MAF/Fuel Filter/Battery/Solenoid on Bank 2/Actuator Ramps on both banks/ I don't have a Durametric. Codes have been bouncing back and forth from bank to bank. The codes above both appeared as CEL's and Pending at one time or another. The latest I replaced a weak and failing battery and thought I resolved it but about a half hr into a drive I ge
  14. OK ....getting .7 at the primary a little less than 1800 ohms on the plug connectors. Someone else said 5-7.2 K ohms between terminals 1 and 4 I'm getting 0. Pelican says 600 ohms on the secondary.... a little confused. Do you know anything about this. Just asking, want to be sure they're good before moving on into the misfire madness. Thanks V
  15. Thanks Loren, What about the secondary coil? Pin 4 to plug spring I'm getting 7.2 megohm. I think its supposed to be 600 ohms. I just ordered new set. Should I cancel the order??? Thanks Vince
  16. Hi,99 boxster base. Indie told me to check coil packs w/ multi meter. I'm getting .7 ohms on 2 outside contacts (primary) and 7.2 megohms on plug spring and center contact(secondary) they both seem out of spec. Am I doing this correctly? thanks v
  17. Long story short. Did a bunch of work taking the cams out,replacing solenoid, IMS RMS,Clutch FW..... ran the car w/ lost timing....etc... Then had CEL for misfires, changed the MAF....misfires went over to the other bank. Then...I replaced my weak battery and haven' t thrown a CEL yet. I do however have pendings for misfires. Is it reasonable to say I'm in the clear and solved my problem and DME just has to relearn the fuel trims? Engine sounds great.... revved to 5000RPM's to burp engine after a coolant change and this where it always threw a CEL when revving. But none so far.Thanks V
  18. WOW...I replaced my weak battery. Engine ran good...changed coolant and had to rev to 5000 RPMS to 'burp" the engine.....no CEL. Could it have really been the battery!!! Does any one know what the fuel trim should be at idle. I'm using Torque Lite and looking at fuel trim for banks 1 and 2 sensor 1. Mine both read -24% at idle and went toward 0% when revved. Thanks....very happy so far with the outcome ....hope it stays that way. V
  19. Well....Got rid of exhaust leaks,Installed new MAF ...no stalls at start up....no misfires on 4-5 or 6 anymore....no o2 codes. NOW I'm getting misfires on 1-2 and 3 which I never got before.Codes are as follows: P1319 P1313 P1314 P1315 Misfires on 1-2 and 3 Emission relevant. Can I drive to a mechanic or should I flatbed it?? Fuel trim bouncing around Bank 1 -0.8 to -1.6 Bank 2 0.08 to 1.6 that was using Torque Light. Got some other strange Codes with torque light Cam Shaft Pos A plausable BMW. Don't know what the Fuel trim should be....does this mean one bank is r
  20. OK...more info. Swapped out plugs for OEM, and noticed 1 plug in bank 2 looked as if it were never installed, pristine, leads me to believe no gas or spark is getting to the cylinder(dah... didn't note which cylinder it was,noticed after the fact). Found 2 leaks in the exhaust, 1 where end of cat is clamped to muffler pipe(just need to tighten the clamp) the other is a small hole in the cat right at the O2 sensor seam, Bank 2. Started it up with ruff running at first but sounded ok after a minute...revved a bit and got a misfire/pop sound but no CEL. Checked Code reader and got a P0130 and P01
  21. I have the same issue. Misfire codes on 4-5-6. Cleared codes now have pending codes as the same. This is after replacing Bank 2 Solenoid...Bank 1 lost timing but was re-timed. Both banks timed, New AOS, IMS,RMS,Fly,Clutch, now I can't drive it!! Ran better with disconnected MAF so I'm going to try a new one. Started a thread which explains all. Thanks V
  22. I checked the electrical connectors for bank 2 which I did have off at one point ...they were good. Checked for vacuum leaks, was able to tighten up the tubes going to plenem, leads going to correct plugs. Car was idling ruff ...lots of stalls, low idle 500 rpm's. Then it remained running at about 1000rpm's or so. Removed oil cap w no change,removed AOS tube....stalled. AOS is new. Disconnected MAF and car ran better, revved it sounded good. Didn't run good when re-connected, heard a sound like hitting a spoon on a pot when revved. I assume a misfire. No CEL, I have a weak batt so many times I
  23. I did have the intake off with injectors pulled out (not out of the rail) on Bank 2 maybe they're not seated would that cause a misfire w blinking CEL? Also the front bolt on the fuel rail where it bolts to the intake was stripped. Hopefully this is a totally different issue than the lost timing on Bank 1.
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