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  1. You're correct. I recently added Fabspeed bypass pipes to my 2000 S and it did add sound, as well as a little power.
  2. Does the car run OK? Has any engine work been done that involves the timing chain? It almost sounds like maybe the timing is off.
  3. OK, I didn't use the search terms "oddments" or "tray". I used "center console lid hinge". Thanks, Loren!
  4. I purchased a new center console online, only to find it doesn't have the same hinge configuration as my existing console. To correct this, I need the Porsche center console hinge repair kit (996.552.960.01). Am I going to need a pop rivet gun to install it? I checked the TSB listing and didn't see anything about it. Is there a procedure somewhere?
  5. Sorry, the author of this DIY has removed it from the site. This is the support topic for the DIY Tutorial. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  6. I'll bet you thought I was done, didn't you? I've got video of the before and after. Before: 2000 Boxster S, stock intake (desnorked), stock headers, stock cats (4), 2003+ PSE in Sport mode. After: Same, except for Fabspeed Bypass Pipes. First in Stock mode (PSE off), then in Sport mode. Also, the second I found out the right pipe was too long, I tried calling Fabspeed. Apparently they're not open at noon on a Saturday. You may want to replace your exhaust gaskets when doing this task, but mine were fine and no replacements existed in Anchorage, AK.
  7. The next step is optional, but *highly* recommended if you want to keep your CV boots intact. The factory exhaust runs under the inner CV boots and includes a pathetic heat shield. The Fabspeed pipes have no heat shield and are actually much closer to the boots. I wrapped mine with header wrap and some fiberglass tape I stole from work. It does a fantastic job keeping heat where it belongs. Carefully inspect all clearances and all bolts for tightness. Reinstall the sway bar supports to 17 lb.-ft. Reinstall the skid plate and torque all nuts and bolts to 48 lb.-ft. Test d
  8. The installation of the right side bypass pipe is identical. I ran into a problem though: Mine didn't fit! it appears the right side cat pipe on my car is shorter than the left. See the excess? I had to chop about 1" off of the end of the right side sub-pipe to make it fit properly. Pretty stupid thing to have to do, IMO. No configuration i could come up with would make the pipes fit properly without cutting. I even tried adusting the U-pipe out as far as possible from the muffler, but it didn't help. OK, cutting completed, finish the right side. I had to reuse the old t
  9. Now that all of the hardware is removed, ease the cat rearward until the studs clear the edge of the header flange. On non-PSE cars this is easy. PSE-equipped cars with the external muffler valves may need to bend the cat support bars on either side upward. It was a real pain on my car. Save this stuff for reuse on the bypass pipes. Now that the cats are out, preassemble your LEFT bypass pipe. Temporarily install the old coupling on the muffler's U-pipe. Slide on the new single-bolt coupling all the way to the bypass pipe flange (otherwise it falls off during installation). Lift t
  10. Pull downward on each of the aluminum arms and they should slide off of the studs. The skidplate is now free to come off the studs as well. Set it (and all its hardware) aside. You should remove the two sway bar brackets to ease removal of the cats. It requires a 15mm socket. Let it hang. Now you can see the exhaust system clearly. Let's start at the back and move forward. Loosen the 13mm nuts on each cat's coupling and slide it toward the cat or U-pipe, either is fine. Do this for both sides. It's not necessary to fully remove each nut. You may need to jam a prybar into th
  11. Sorry, the author of this DIY has removed it from the site. This is the support topic for the DIY Tutorial. Please post here if you have any questions or feedback.
  12. NO way that's worth it. The S is a faster car, but the 6-speed trans isn't known for its smoothness. Additionally, you're going to be spending big bucks to get the clutch and brakes done unless you DIY. The fact that it's black with blasted paint (too hot in FL!) and a smoker's car makes it a deal breaker. I cannot tolerate cigarette smoke in any quantity. Just keep your '99!
  13. If you had oil in the tank, it would be floating on top in small circular globs. It should be obvious. I wouldn't worry.
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