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Noel Santos

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About Noel Santos

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    2004 Boxster S Anniversary Edition 550 Spyder (US vehicle)
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    None, my current ‘04 986 Spyder is very new to me as of this fall.
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  1. Hi all, I'm still working through this problem of filling my fuel tank and was hoping to get more insight. So far I've replaced the following parts (first 2 by previous owner) for my '04 Boxster S Anniversary Edition and still have the same issue: Purge Valve, 996.605.201.01 Vapour Canister Vent Valve, 996.605.213.01 Regeneration tank vent line, 996.110.129.06 Vent Valve at filler neck, 996.201.143.01 I've checked E6 fuse and has continuity. Gas cap is in good shape and activates the valve when closed. I'd rather not blow compressed air to avoid damaging a good valve... Parts counter at dealership recommended replacing part no. 996.605.203.01 that sits on top of the fuel tank. Thoughts? It's very daunting if I've got to remove the tank to get to it but don't see another way to access it- true? Is there something else I should try before this part? Please help and thank you in advance!
  2. Hi Steve, I hope you don't mind me sending you a message directly but sounded like that you've changed your fuel vent line (at the intake manifold as there seems to be about 3 with similar part description) and wanted to pick your brain.  The part number I need to replace is 996.110.129.06 (I've got a 2004 Boxster S Anniversary Edition).  Anyway, how difficult was it to do this yourself?  I've got minimal experience but have been able to replace my AOS and starter, is it much more difficult than that?

     

  3. I’m finally about to tackle the problem now. Found out that the previous owner replaced part numbers, 996.605.213.01 (vapour canister vent valve) and 996.605.201.01 (purge valve). Should I replace the fuel tank bleeder valve in filler neck, 996.201.143.01-M100? Ps. Loren, I decided not to blow out any of the lines as you’ve warned me about damaging some valves.
  4. Update: Gently pressed a screw driver into the holes (couldn’t figure anything else to do to release it) and it pushed the tabs that are attached to the plastic spoiler that loosened it from the assembly. Thanks anyway
  5. 2004 Boxster S Anniversary Edition I apologize in advance if this has been covered here but haven’t been able to find it during my search. My spoiler seems to be different than other S models (safe to assume because it’s the anniversary edition), it has the same 4 holes at the back but the clips aren’t visible from the front side. This is is the first step to upgrade my exhaust and I’m already stuck lol Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.
  6. Turboflyer, thanks- I’ve tried that as well and it does work but prefer to figure out what the problem is
  7. Mine was making the exact same noise at cold starts. I removed the original Bosch and had it remanufactured locally at a specialized shop for alternators and starters for $180 CND and had it back within a week. (Replaced the AOS and cleaned the throttle body while I was in there anyway). Horrible noise at cold starts is gone!
  8. Thanks for the advice Loren; I’ve decided to wait until Spring to go further with this little project so I can test each step by fueling up. She’s fast asleep now...will definitely update when the time comes. Thank you!
  9. Hi, does anyone have a source for decals similar to the raised ‘Boxster S’ on the rear lid? I’d like to replace mine with, ‘Spyder’. Can’t seem to locate one from Amazon, EBay, etc. Also looking to add the vinyl ‘PORSCHE’ decal on the doors, have found that online but if anyone here has a recommendation, please forward that as well. Thanks in advance everyone.
  10. Hi Loren, unfortunately the fuse tested positive for continuity. Should I take the path of blowing air into the vent hose? If not, willing to try other suggestions- thank you.
  11. Will do as soon as I get home, thank you. Btw, I did read that suggestion on one of the many threads I've sorted through but didn't think that was the problem because someone also commented within that thread that it was the same fuse as the lighter and I knew mine worked so didn't bother. Having researched more this morning since your suggestion, it isn't the same fuse so hope you're on to something. Thank you very much for the quick response and will report back. If it's not the fuse, I'll likely go ahead and start removing the wheel liner and blowing compressed air through the vent hose- hope that's the right path to go... Thanks again and love this forum- learning so much on stuff I've never even needed to do just yet but already know what to look out for. I.e. torque setting on aftermarket oil drain plug is not the same as OEM!
  12. Wanted to add that the CEL in not on. Thanks and hope someone can help.
  13. HI everyone, new member from Canada here so I'll apologize in advance because I know there's several conversations about similar issues on this forum but my situation seems a bit different. I've just recently bought (Nov. 2018) a 2004 Boxster S Anniversary Edition with about 40,000 miles on it. The previous owner had it for 2 years and put on about 8, 500 miles and near the end of his ownership, he got a P0446 fault code and had a Porsche shop replace the purge valve and canister vent valve (I have his service records). The owner before him had it stored for about 3 years just before he sold it. So, I've only driven the car for about 150 miles and decided to top off the tank before putting it away for the winter and that's when I found out that it had a problem refilling. The car runs wells, no issues starting after I finally topped it up as some have indicated on other posts they've had issues with that. When I spoke to the shop that did the work to check which vent valve was replaced (as I understand, there are two- one at the filler neck and one under the intake distributor) he confirmed it was the one at the filler neck (glad I asked, almost purchased one from Pelican) and said that it was the check valve. Can anyone help and shed some more light for me before I start taking the car apart?
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