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    Burlington Township, New Jersey, USA
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  • Present cars
    1999 Boxster, 1999 Carrera Cabriolet
  • Former cars
    VW Bug, VW Scirocco, BMW 320, Alfa Romeo Spider, Alfa Romeo GTV6, Jaguar E-Type 4.2, Jaguar XJS V-12
  1. dporto, thanks for the information, and for the suggestion regarding the injectors. I considered servicing the injectors while I had the engine out, clean them and replace O-rings and feed lines, but neglected to do so. I believe I am suffering from some long repressed trauma attributable to an injector service I did on a previous Jag XJS V-12 that was miserable and went sideways almost immediately. Suppose I was a little gun-shy, and the 996 was running beautifully right up until I got the low coolant warning light by which point there was already oil in the coolant and a crack in the # 1 hea
  2. So, when last we saw our hero, he was attempting to change out his old, yellowed and leaking expansion tank for a bright, clean new one. He removed the old expansion tank fairly easily after some yanking and twisting and turning. Installation of the new one, however, was destined to be a true test of character. He noticed that at first glance, the two tanks appeared similar yet, when compared side by side, there were slight differences, the primary one being a triangular section at the rear providing added capacity. He tucked all of the coolant and SAI hoses out of the way and commenced to att
  3. So today I resolved three issues: the short throttle cable, the high oil pressure and the detergent rinse! The short throttle cable turned out to be the black plastic block at the end of the cable that snaps into the back of the throttle body. The block had separated from the throttle cable sheath, and when I removed the cable from the car this morning I saw what was going on, jammed the cable sheath metal tip into the block as far as it would go, reinstalled and, voila, the missing one quarter inch had reappeared! I was then able to adjust the butterfly and stop so that the butterfly closes w
  4. +1 RatboneRanch, other drivers seem to get very competitive when they see you're driving a Porsche, a lot of tailgating, engine revving and hard accelerating from traffic lights! I've even had guys (always the guys, never the girls!) ask me to race! I always say, "this is a 20 year old car, no thanks."
  5. dporto, thanks for your input, yes, it does fell like I'm chasing my tail, but I think some of it has to do with how fragile these engines can be. The draining of the detergent: yes, I understand that it can be drained cold, but everything I have read about this detergent rinse process states that it should be drained at operating temperature for maximum effect. I am precluded from getting to operating temperature by the high oil pressure issue and the fact that I did disassemble, clean and reinstall the swirl pots and the oil pickup in the sump, and the apprehension that somehow I had botche
  6. OP, dissing the Boxster, heinous!!! Just kidding, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have a 1999 996 cab and a 1999 Boxster, and every time I drive the Boxster I find myself thinking that I love that car. It is somewhat underpowered, but the perfect balance makes up for it. I can take a highway on/offramp much harder in my Boxster than in the 996 which vaguely feels like the rear end wants to swing around due to the uneven weight distribution. For me, the Boxster is a different flavor of ice cream: the 996 is chocolate which is my favorite, however, every once in a while I feel like some
  7. Thanks for that link, first time I've seen it even though I searched Rennlist several times regarding the throttle cable issue. Anyway, reading through that link gave me accouple of ideas to follow up on, as well as your suggestion regarding the orientation of the square plastic grommet. I've been putting it through the back of the throttle body with the longer locking tab up, so I'm going to try it at 180 degrees with the short locking tab up, and if that doesn't work I'll try 90 degrees and 270 degrees to see if any of those orientations gives me that last quarter inch. Regarding my ragged i
  8. Sir, thank you for your response and suggestions. I have already ordered a replacement sensor and hopefully that will resolve the oil pressure issue. Regarding the throttle cable, how would I achieve free play in the throttle cable? If the throttle body bell crank is contacting the stop causing the throttle body butterfly to be fully closed and the Idle Control Valve as the only air source, then the rear cable doesn't reach the front cable being one quarter inch too short at the plastic cable junction under the car below/behind the driver's seat even with the plastic cable junction fully adjus
  9. Good afterlunch, new member here with a 1999 996 Cab, 79k mi, manual trans, ocean blue metallic with saddle leather interior, Porsche Sport Design 18 inch wheels painted gold, K&N cold air kit, muffler bypass, and lowered 3 inches all around. I love this car! Resurrecting the car from a cracked head/intermix and am encountering some strange behavior. Running Shout detergent through the cooling system to clean out any residual oil, had disassembled and flushed all the cooling system hoses/rads when I first took the car off the road in 6/18, so the current flush is more for the engine block
  10. New member here, first post/reply, I have a 1999 996 Cab that came with an uninstalled K&N cold air kit. So I install the kit and get an error code (don't recall the code number), delete the code, same code pops up a second time. Delete the code again and it never came back. Suspect the computer gradually adjusted to the increased air flow. I like the look/sound of the K&N kit, but its kind of hard to hear over the muffler bypass pipes! I am actually just now resurrecting the car after an intermix/cracked head episode attributable to a cracked coolant expansion tank. Bank one head crac
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