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    2000 Boxster 2.7
  1. Thanks for the info. With a bit more snooping and by comparing both sides, I managed to figure out how the drain was supposed to be routed. It turns out that the tube was still there but just popped out of the hole in the wheel well and fell into the inner body. By removing the side engine air intake vent and pushing aside the rubber boot I managed to fish the drain hose back through the hole where it belongs. Tested the drain with water and works OK. My only concern now is that it was likely in this condition for years and actually draining water inside the inner body panel. Thanks agai
  2. I changed the spark plugs on my 2000 Boxster last week and noticed something strange after removing the side access panels inside the rear wheel wells. On the forward side inside both rear wheel wells there is a hole about 1/2" diameter. There is a small rubber tube about 1 1/2" long inserted and sticking out of the hole. I presume the hole is there to vent the inner panel compartment and the tube is there to help prevent moisture /rainwater from splashing and seeping into the compartment. The problem is that mine was missing on the driver’s side. I’m guessing that this little seemingly i
  3. The clock display on my Boxster "spydered" on me (now has an ugly orange blotch). I removed and disassembled the instrument cluster just to scope out if replacing the clock alone was within my capabilities and decided not to go that route, A bit too much delicate soldering would be required. If it's possible this would be a great occasion to swap over to a Boxster S style cluster. I love the white gauge faces (and yes I know there are several aftermarket suppliers of gauge faces). Does anyone know or ever tried substituting a Boxster S instrument cluster for the standard Boxster? Would
  4. I posted this back in Dec 2007. I'm still holding on to the replacement top that Robbins sent me under warranty and haven't yet changed it because the old top is still holding up OK despite the minor separation. Steven Dec 2007: "It's been almost a year now since I replaced (myself) the top on my 2000 Boxster with a glass conversion from Robbins. I have to say that the fit, installation, and operation with the new top were all perfect -or at least as good as the OEM top. After a short time however, the top did begin to separate at one area where it is glued on the inside around the windo
  5. It's been almost a year now since I replaced (myself) the top on my 2000 Boxster with a glass conversion from Robbins. I have to say that the fit, installation, and operation with the new top were all perfect -or at least as good as the OEM top. After a short time however, the top did begin to separate at one area where it is glued on the inside around the window and also at the back where it installs into the rear bow. It was clearly heat related, because it would disbond only in warm weather. The glue always remained tacky and if I pressed the fabric back together it would hold OK until
  6. Success !!!! I disconnected the alternator terminal exactly where Tool Pants mentioned and the drain dropped from 2.5 Amps to about 20 mA. So now I'm focused on replacing the alternator. I sized up the job and don't expect it to be a problem for me. From what I've read in this forum, it's very likely that the problem is not the alternator itself, but the voltage regulator. A couple of people mentioned that they replaced just the regulator. I did a check on ebay and couldn't find one. Does anyone know the Bosch P/N for the regulator or where to get one? My car is a 2000 986, 2.7l, 5
  7. My saga continues. Yesterday I did some additional checks. First let me confirm that the current drain I'm reading is 2.5 Amps. I'm measuring it with a multimeter across the negative battery post. I removed each and every fuse (not one at a time but all together just to be sure) from the main fuse block and the reading dropped to about 2.3 Amps. So what next? From what I can gather from searching this forum the next logical step would be to try disconnecting the alternator. Does anyone know if the alternator is fused or exactly where the simplest location would be to disconnect it?
  8. On 2 subsequent occasions now I've gone to start my 2000 Boxster about 24 hours after last driving it, and found the battery to be completely drained. I thought the problem might be the battery itself but after fully charging it and leaving it disconnected for 2 days it held the charge and started the car OK as soon as it was reconnected. The battery is only 2 years old and when I store the car I've always used the Porsche trickle charger. With the car and all the lights and accessories off, I measured a current drain of about 2.5 Amps at the battery post. Does anyone know if this is norm
  9. I did take a couple of before and after pics but nothing that would help with explaining any part of the job. With respect to the slide and clamping rail, I found that the best (and only) way to remove them was together as an assembly and still fastened to the top. First remove the 2 torx head screws holding the clamping rail to the tension bow (one on the forward side that also holds the side tension cable, and the other at the back). Once this is done remove the clamping rail together with the slide and top from the main bow by removing the plastic pins and then squeezing the 4 fingers tha
  10. I just completed installing a Robbins glass window top myself on my 2000 Boxster and wanted to share some of my experience. I purchased mine from Topsonline off of eBay in original A5 canvas for $695. It arrived promptly and came complete with the harness for the window defroster and installation instructions. I also had the original Porsche instructions and Service Bulletin in addition to reading everything I could find about the job on this forum. I have to say that the instructions from Robbins were pretty good and included lots of photos. The only part I struggled with a bit was remov
  11. I've got a 2000 Boxster with halogen headlamps. It's a Canadian model type with daytime running lights. I recently replaced the headlight assemblies because both main beam lenses had yellowish burn marks. I see this regularly on typically half the Boxsters I look at and have neve been able to get a good explaination as to why this occurs from either my dealer or other Porsche forums. My car has never used anything but the standard 55W H7 bulbs from day one. I'm convinced that it is probably related to having daytime running lights, because I don't see it mentioned very much on this forum,
  12. I have a 2000 Boxster (USA model) with regular halogens. The face of both headlights are somewhat yellowed and burned, the same as I have seen on so many other Boxsters. I got a great price on a good used pair from a 1999 model off of Ebay from someone in the UK. I was a bit unsure if there would be any difference between the assemblies from LH versus RH drive vehicles, but the price was right so I took a chance. I received and installed them this weekend. The rubber edge seals were a bit different, as was the glass pattern on the face of the main beam, but I suspect this was because they
  13. I have a 2000 Boxter right now sleeping the winter off. Just got done painting the brake calipers. They came out pretty good and the paint seems to adhere OK. Does anyone have any experience with those Porsche caliper decals available Ebay? Do they really adhere well and will they last?
  14. Was at the the local dealer this morning and pointed out the stain. All the mechanic did was tighten the clamps. OK, but WHY is there oil there?? He couldn't give me an answer and when I mentioned the oil seperator he just shrugged me off. BTW, they also found another RMS or intermetiate seal leak (wont know which until splitting the engine and tranny). This will be the second RMS leak on the car. Also found oil leaking from the filler neck and the right side cam cover (which they claim is only the bolt seal)
  15. I've got a 2000 Boxster 2.7 (65,000 km) which I purchased only about 6 weeks ago. When I looked at the engine for the first time I noticed exactly the same thing, although my stain appears a little smaller. I have no idea either where it might come from (appears to be oil?) Seems to be ecsaping from a joint in the intake crossover. I have an appointment at the dealer next week for some other items but will be sure to ask about it.
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