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Everything posted by dr914jr

  1. No codes and owner said it happened very suddenly.
  2. Ok, I'm going to throw out a serious hail marry here. Does anyone know the resistance values and or testing procedures for the solenoids in a 1990 964 tip? I have a car here that will shift into no forward gears. Reverse is fine, but as soon as you get into a froward gear, the car won't move. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  3. That looks to be the drivers side of the engine. Your leak must be coming from the oil separator or the coolant line that leads to it. It is likely that the coolant line connection at the separator has cracked or the line is leaking,
  4. Are you referring to the top of the cabin filter housing or to the oil filler cap? If the oil cap is making a sucking noise than you might have a failed oil separator.
  5. Rather than spending money to increase power try looking to improve sensation. I learned back in my daily driver 914 days that you don't need to have 500hp to have a great time. Throttle response, top shelf tires (don't ever skimp on tires), and a bit of exhaust noise will let you have all the fun you should have on the street. Once you truly know that you need more power then a Turbo or GT3 are the next logical step.
  6. I was 20 when I bought my first 914 and 23 when I bought my 996.
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  8. I hate to say it but if i were in your shoes I'd replace the alternator again.
  9. I really appreciate all the help. I was about to go wire plunking :( .
  10. The issue turned out to be an interment-ant issue with the latch micro-switch. It worked fine with a multimeter but once it was reinstalled it wouldn't work correctly. What a **** waste of time. :cursing:
  11. I've checked all the connections at the back of the relay and all are connected. It's as if the fuse is blown but all are good and have power. Really strange as hell.
  12. That's really great information. I'm sorry but I got my Boxters mixed up and the car is in fact a 99. I definitely have the correct control unit 986.918.111.02 with the triangle. The old unit does nothing and the new one will allow the windows to lower themselves when the release is pulled so I know it it was bad. Still no dice with the top itself. :help: I also installed a late control unit just to see if it made any difference.
  13. Hi all! I recently purchased a 2001 Boxster that is having a very strange issue with the top. Initially the top wouldn't move at all. The windows wouldn't even lower themselves when the release lever was actuated and the top button did nothing. I tested the continuity of every micro switch in the system (I definitely got them all) and tested the motor but all was fine. I checked all the fuses as well. I determined that the control unit was to blame so it was replaced with a new unit. At that point the windows would lower themselves when the lever was released and I thought I had corrected the issue. To my dismay,when I hit the button to lower the top nothing happens. Things I've already tested or replaced... 1) Both roof latch switches 2) Top toggle switch 3) Handbrake switch 4) Clamshell switch 5)Top motor 6) B pillar switch 7) control unit 8) motor and control unit fuses I repair Porsche cars exclusively for a living and this is the most stumped I've been in a while. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
  14. I am happy for you :D . Good car. BTW, what is the year and model of your car? Have you ever tracked or raced it? it's a 99. It had 54k when I bought it and I've never raced her.
  15. Just hit 156k today moments before getting an 88 in a 65 speeding ticket. :(
  16. Great tip! I just tried it and the car started without a hitch.
  17. I just hit 155k on the original engine and transmission.
  18. I can't think of a single coolant baring external component that would require engine removal for replacement. He must be referring to the separator. This is pretty difficult to replace in an automatic with the engine in the car (still the way to go) but not a problem at all in a 6 speed. I'd get a second opinion about yanking the engine.
  19. A surge in light brightness is a textbook sign of trouble in the alternators regulator. Cleaning the faceplate contacts may have fixed the radio but the radio isn't going to effect the lights. Keep an eve on the voltage gauge and if the alternator goes wacky you'll notice massive voltage fluctuations.
  20. It's always easier to save weight than to add HP. Hit the gym and don't allow your wife in the passenger seat. :help:
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