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About Halo

  • Birthday 03/10/1963

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    Huntington Beach, CA
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    1999 Boxster

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  1. Thanks everyone for the info as I have just experienced an Air Bag idiot light (1.2 watt) as well as my Clock/ Oil level light (1.5) go out recently. To anyone that has replace them; can the bulbs be bought from any auto store or are the specific to Porsche? Thanks, Halo
  2. Great find Phillip, I wish you the best with this one. it made me sick when I came over and you showed me the oil in the anti-freeze (I think I threw up in my mouth a little). Then you fixed it and then it tranny problems........ enjoy my friend. see you on the 210. Gil
  3. I had the same issue with my '99, my mechanic performed what they called 3 plane balance on my wheels. a simple balance dont cut it. good luck Halo
  4. Chigurth, that is where I wanted to put the mount but as you see from my photos, my mount has a higher standoff from the disk. yours is perfect, maybe I will switch mine out for a TOMTOM when mine breaks. as for the sleeve, I thought they had something at Radio Shack. good minds think alike. Halo
  5. It came off the original POS shift knob. I pryed it out, used a dremel to grind the backside of the black plastic so it would fit flush. Then I glued it in place. I then paint filled the shift pattern and lacquered it. I masked off the CF knob and boot. The black shift pattern was the same diameter as the CF one, just not as nice. here is the old shift knob (donor) Halo
  6. do you have a photo(s)? and where did you get it? halo
  7. okay, I finally took some photos. from the drivers seat GPS removed for clarity. view from the under side. with GPS removed you can slightly see the mounting disk from the drivers seat. wow, looks like have to do a little dusting. I hope this help you out. Halo
  8. you're welcome. not sure what type of CF shift knob you are looking at but here is a pic of mine. (thanks to member Phillipj) the above pictures of the 6 speed shift pattern button can be popped out and replaced as I did, but finding a 5 speed CF shift pattern is another challange. I paint filled the standard shift knob pattern then laquered it when I put it all together. hope this helps or gives you other ideas. Halo
  9. Mine was glued in. but if you are careful you can pry it out. I popped mine it out from the bottom side using a long screwdriver but almost ruined it because the it was incased in the silver metal trim. The trim is screwed into the knob, the screws are under the shift pattern. I changed mine from a 6 speed to a 5 speed. I could not find the 5 speed pattern so I used the old stock one if you find a place where I can find a CF 5 sp, let me know. I still have the 6 speed pattern. looks cool. if I had to do it again, I would use a long small drill to poke a hole in the back side of the metal trim. then I would use the drill as a punch to tap out the pattern from the backside. The metal trim that holds the shift pattern is very thin on the backside. good luck, Halo edit to add photos. ps. looks like it was glued from the side.
  10. I placed the circular dash disk one the bottom of the dash (upside down), in the passenger footwell and next to the console. you cannot see it because my interior is black. I also had to modify my GPS windshield mount a little by turning one of the arms upside down to match. it was no big deal with my unit, undo the bold, flip arm, replace bolt. I am going on vacation today and leaving from work or I would have taken a picture of it when I got home. I hope it helps. Halo
  11. here is what I found on the web. good luck. Halo Strange as it may seem, this will work. Last year, on Halloween, my car was egged. The next morning, I THOUGHT I washed it all off, but the next time I washed the car, I realized there were still specks of egg yoke on the car -- from the size of a pinhead up to the size of a pea. Since then (about a year) I have tried everything I could think of to remove the spots -- waxes, polishes, bug removers, etc. Nothing worked. I did a Google search and found this question on several sites, but no answers. So...I decided to try to find a real solution. HERE IT IS: MATERIALS: 1. a package of enzymatic cleaner for contact lenses 2. distilled water 3. cotton balls 4. paper towels 5. a syringe (about 3 cc) or an eye dropper PROCEDURE: 1. park the car in a shady spot and let the surface cool off. 2. prepare the enzymatic cleaner (using distilled water) at TWICE the strength recommended. (In other words, 2 tables per vial instead of one.) 3. as soon as the enzymatic cleaner is dissolved, fill the syringe/eye dropper with the solution 4. for small spots, just place a drop of the solution on the spot, For larger spots, saturate a cotton ball with the solution and place it on the spot. 5. Let the solution remain on the spot for up to 10 minutes, but before the solution dries, wipe it away with paper towel. You will notice that some or all of the egg will come off with the solution 6. it may take several "cycles" to remove all of the egg, but the enzymatic cleaner will eventually break down the protien in the egg allowing you to wipe it off.
  12. Prices might have gone up a bit. I paid around $660 if I remember right, a year ago or so from Sunset (great place BTW). I'll check my receipt when I get home. Kind regards, Halo edit: one big factor, I have a base Boxster not an "S". That could be the difference.
  13. When I was getting those it turned out to be an air leak in the AOS area. likewise, AOS had started cracking. all is good now.
  14. take a look at post #12. here is a picture of what it looks like. you already may have figured it out. I ran into this problem when changing my ignition assembly. http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...st&p=113618
  15. Maurice, It should only over travel in the closed position correct? when it is open, it is relaxed. I'll try to get my camera back there to see how far they stretch now in the closed position. To be honest, I really don't know how far I may be off. When I disconnected everything, I rotated the V-levers enough to put the clamshell in to the 45 deg. postion. The white top pushrods went on from there. I just matched the existing red ones. either way, I will try to take a photo. Thanks again :renntech: Halo
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