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  1. Thanks for clearing this up Tool Pants. That explains the discrepancy in the manual. Nice to know everything is ok. I'll add some notes to the service manual for the next flush.
  2. Just curious, when do you release the clutch during the bleeding process? I closed the bleeder valve with the clutch pushed in and the clutch never released. The book is not clear on this procedure. I reopend the bleeder valve using the pressure bleeder and the clutch pedel was restored to its original position. I closed the bleeder valve and tested the clutch - seems to work fine but wanted to double check the clutch bleeding process. Did I bleed the system correctly by allowing the clutch pedel to be released and then close the bleeder valve? Thanks - Allan
  3. Same thing happened to my 99 Boxster this past spring. I went through the same steps as you and finally called the dealer. They replaced the remote head and reused the key. Paid over $100 and needed to leave the car with the dealer. If you have the original key tags, things go quicker at the dealer. Good luck
  4. I realize this discussion is an old one but my 99 with 62k miles needed a new expansion tank. Thanks to the messages on this board, I was pretty well prepared to tackle the job and save some $. The pictures and messages were a big help. The job took me about 4 hrs to complete and I used car ramps to elevate the rear end. It made it easy to do an oil change in the process. The expansion tank, new 01 cap and a gallon of Porsche antifreeze cost me about $228.00 from Sunset. I couldn't believe the price difference for parts between the local Porsche dealer and Sunset. The earlier postings describe the proper steps. It's definitely easier doing the job from under the car - using ramps if you have them. A good pair of notched pliers will take the pressure fitting off the hoses quickly. It is necessary to remove the bottom bracing and covers to have a good look. Another tip is to drain the coolant only enough to empty the expansion tank ~3/4 - 1 Gallon should do it. Save some money on the antifreeze. My replacement tank didn't have the hole drilled out for the oil dip stick. Not a big deal to drill the opening but be aware it might happen. I believe my replacement tank was a .10 - not sure if that means version 10. Crazy.... should have been a part recall or field modification from Porsche due to the poor quality of this tank. Good luck and thanks again for all the info guys. Enjoy the ride.. Allan
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