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Everything posted by vza

  1. Anyone know if a 99 Boxster Base console is interchangeable with a 03 Boxster S console? Thanks V
  2. 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.
  3. 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 get a CEL. For the most part the car was only at idle and not driven after all the work was done. Initially the original CEL was a P1539 that's why I replaced the solenoid(tested the solenoid for proper resistance and it failed took a chance and replaced solenoid only ) I recently got plates for it and drove about 40 miles after I replaced the Batt and thought I was good. Lately I've been clearing the codes to see if the DME will learn new Fuel Trim and I've been watching that...I got to the point where I brought it to an indie to pinpoint the problem and that's who told me to check the Coils before I brought it in. Could be a vacuum leak but not finding one.....knock sensors?? Be nice to drive it when the Spring comes!! Thanks V
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 rich and the other lean?? Any good indies in Northern Bergen County NJ?? Thanks V
  10. 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 P0150 pending for the 02 pre cats. Compression test as follows: Bank 1 145/150/150 starting with Cyl closet to front. Bank 2 195/195/180 starting with Cyl closet to front. At first I thought this wasn't that bad considering there close relative to the banks. But not too sure. What next?? Thanks V
  11. 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
  12. 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 have to do a quick charge to start, so previous CEL's were cleared. Put code reader on although there was no CEL and there were pending misfires on 4-5-6 and emission relevant but CEL never came on! I'm stumped at this point. I might try swapping out the IRIDIUM plugs to OEM. I did not gap the plugs ,from what I understand they are pre-gapped .8 mm. Don't have a durametric so can't read Cam Deviation. It sounded and revved better w/o MAF but I don't know if I want to start replacing everything and chasing my tail unless I'm sure. I did have the snorkel out and cleaned it on the outside, I did touch the MAF with my finger to see if it was dirty. Then of course read not to touch it. Please chime in. Again, I'm concerned mostly with the possibility of bending valves when I was running it with lost timing but I'm really thinking it is a different issue now. thanks v
  13. 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.
  14. Yes I did finally get a reading on the dipstick before I started the engine. The timing did indeed slip, was off on bank 1 where the noise was. Was not a pleasant sound,,thought maybe it was the tappets so I ran the engine with some revs to pump up the tappets(idle only with some revving). Then realized the timing slipped.Reset the timing, fired it up and sounded fine ..noise gone BUT..idled up to temp thru a blinking CEL then it changed to a solid CEL. Codes were; Po300 Po 304-5 and 6 Po 150 Confusing why it's showing misfire on cyl 4 5 and 6 when the noise and timing issue was on cylinders 1 2 and 3 (bank 1). If I bent anything up shouldn't it be misfiring on bank 1? This is making me hopeful that maybe I didn't cause any head damage by running the engine with the tapping noise thinking maybe I had to pump up the tappets. I installed NGK IRIDIUM plugs should I switch to OEM plugs, I'm going to double check coil pack connections maybe I crossed them but I don't think the wire length would allow that. I also replaced the 10w-40 with 0w-40. The Po150 code is o2 for bank 1. Any idea where to go from here? Please chime in. v
  15. Hi All, 99 boxster base. Just buttoned up the engine after replacing chain ramps and vario solenoid, RMS,IMS,AOS. Well.. now I have a noticeable tick /tap which sounds like its coming from the cylinder head. I also never got any oil reading on the dipstick after adding almost 8 quarts of oil....where did it go? I ran the engine on and off for about 5 mins. Was afraid it might be a timing issue but was meticulous in checking and rechecking cam position and allocation so I'm hesitant to let it run for fear of doing any damage.(if it's not done already) Used Castrol 10w-40 synth blend. Very upset ….hope I didn't totally bend my engine all up. Any thoughts very much appreciated. thanks v
  16. Hi, Doing my clutch and new DM flywheel on 99 boxster base.Few questions. Torque for flywheel factory manual says 18 ft lbs + 90 degrees Bentley says 19+120 degrees think I'm gona go w factory manual..??? Torque for 3 bolts for throw out bearing guide tube Bentley has nothing factory manual says 26 ft lbs I went with this and used Loctite wicking threadlock Factory manual says only grease input spline does anything else need to be greased in there??
  17. I finally pulled my solenoid and just connected it directly to 12v source, the piston came out about a 16th of an inch or so then started to smoke. It seemed there was engine oil inside the solenoid.(maybe that was the source of the smoke?) Any thoughts?? Thanks Vince
  18. Well ..feel a little more confident. Removed my cams today and found timing was off between them as I suspected.(1 tooth on the exhaust)The chain was not set up correctly with the dimples as well. Some pics of cams and badly worn ramps. Some questions. How does the pic of the lifter look....looks good to me? Torque specs for: solenoid to actuator ? Actuator to Cam Housing ? Cam Cover 9.5 Bearing Saddles 7.5 Sprocket 10 + 10% so 11.5 (I read it didn't do the math) Is it necessary to use loctite on all the bolts? They seem to have a green coating on them. If so green wicking? I imagine I should do the other bank considering the shape of rails on bank 2(also intake notch was not at 3 o'clock) I tested the solenoid with 12v the pin was pushed out only about a 16th of an inch then it started smoking??? Had oil in it as well.
  19. Hi all, at this point my heads spinning. Working on 99 boxster base. After 2 P253 tools and a 9216 tool(after market knockoff) that I wasn't able to drop in to check my timing I decided to discard the tools and eyeball the exhaust cams. The cam lock tool(half size one) however did go in and the exhaust cams did line up w the case seams. I did however notice that bank 1 intake cam was not at 3 o'clock at TDC compression and not at 9 o'clock TDC exhaust, they are 2 and 8 o'clock respectively. Well I ignored this fact for a moment thinking how can both banks be out. I went ahead locked bank 2 w cam lock tool and removed the cam cover(needed to replace solenoid). With further investigation I found 1 marked link on the cam chain(the other isn't visible w engine in car)and noticed the dimple it's supposed to be lined up with is off by 1 tooth. I'm now assuming I couldn't get these tools to drop in cause my cams are off. Am I correct in assuming that the cams on BOTH banks are out and need to be removed and timed. As far as I know I drove the car 2 hrs after the purchase in this condition. Unless the timing was lost after my IMS replacement. How is it possible the cams are off relative to each other and to the crank. Please tell me I'm wrong. help!!! vin
  20. One step at a time...Anyone have any ideas as to why I CAN fit my cam lock tool from LN engineering(the one that just locks the exhaust cam) into the cam and bolt it down(both banks at TDC respectively) and my P253 cam timing tool from SIR CAN NOT be slotted in and bolted down on either bank at TDC? If the slot is lining up with one why isn't it lining up with the other. This is 2nd tool SIR sent me.
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