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  1. Thank you all! I used the high temp silicon solution posted here. It seems to work very well. I love saving dough. Thanks again.
  2. Thanks Loren, do you know if these headlight assemblies are made by Bosch or Hella? All the best! Tom
  3. Hi there, I'm looking for the Part Numbers for the Right and Left Headlight Assemblies and the Small Yellow Reflectors found on the Outboard Front Corner of the Right and Left headlight Assembly. Here are the details. 1998 Boxster, Canadian Vehicle, Grey Colour, Halogen Type Bulbs Yellow Reflectors Thanks in advance Tom
  4. Thanks. I'll definitely look into that but does anyone have a suggestion on a low cost fix for this? ie is the inner lens replaceable? Or can it be removed and polished? Tom
  5. Hello, I found this thread by searching "headlight melt" I have attached two pictures to this post to see if I can find out if there is a way to repair this or what would be my cheapest and easiest option to replace it. The drivers side looks melted and scorched whereas the pass side looks just scorched. I have a 98 Boxster, 2.5 Litre, Canadian model, 106k kms. Thanks in advance for any help. Tom
  6. Looks Nasty! Now I see what you meant. What is the manual method without the 9616? Does it have to be powered?
  7. I will have a look tonight. Are the pins on the DME connector labelled? Please say yes.
  8. Ahhh yes, the persuasive powers of a six pack. Unfortunately, I live 250 miles from the Canadian dealer / authorised service center. My only rapport is with a local independent who specialises in European vehicles. For sure he won't have a 9616 special. Pin 17 is ground right?
  9. Well, for sure I do not want to buy one. I also have the worst hands I know. (Gave up after 1 year of an Electronic Technology program because I kept frying circuit boards). If I were to try to read it out without the special tool 9616, then what are my connections assuming I connect directly to the harness plug? I am thinking i might be able to sheild the pins using a small plastic tube. Sorry to ask so many questions.
  10. I hate to ask but... what is special tool 9616 and where can you get one? I gather you feel that the issue is not the MAF. Am I correct? Thanks for the help.
  11. Loren and Mike. Thanks for the info. I just pulled the MAF and I have the right part. Mine has both the correct Porsche # and the correct Bosch #. I also visually checked the wiring and nothing seems apparently wrong. Is there some other resistance or voltage checks I should look into? My mechanic told me the MAF readings are btwn 4 and the low 3"s. What does that mean? What do you guys think? Change the MAF again? it is only 1.5 years old and has less than 5,000 kms on it. The car runs like a top and I have this CEL. It is driving me crazy! Looking forward to your responses.
  12. Good Evening. I was looking for a new MAF on the Pelican Parts Website and realised that they have two very different price points for the MAF that I need for my 98 Boxster, Non E-gas. They have a Bosch model for about $206.50 and a Porsche OEM at $591.25. What is this about? I thought that the OEM part is a Bosch part!!!!! I am trying to work out a codes issue (See topic "Could it be my MAF again?, Codes P0102, P1124, P1126"). Maybe I should have bought the OEM part!!! Does anyone have know if there is a difference? Thanks in advance Tom
  13. RFM Thanks for the reply! I will certainly check the connector and the part number again. What does the reading of 4 to low 3's mean? What are the numbers measuring?
  14. Good morning enthusiasts! I have been fighting the following codes (P0102, P1124, P1126) for quite a while now. My mechanic smoked the air intake system and has found some leaks that we fixed up and reset the codes. Within a few days my codes re-appeared so he did a MAF reading. He says that the MAF is reading between 4.0 and the low 3's. What this means, I have no idea but he says that this means the MAF is pooched. My problem is that this MAF was essentially 7 months old when I first got this problem and for 6 of those months the car was in storage! The car runs great! No issues detected with performance. The MAF was bought from a reputable on line supplier, but is now 1.5 years old. I have only driven approximately 5,000 kms since putting this new MAF into the car. Can someone explain the MAF readings to me and tell if this would be the true cause of the codes (or suggest another diagnostic test) before a spring for another expensive MAF. Thanks to anyone that offers advice or suggestions. 98 Boxster, 100K kms, Canadian Model. Regards Tom
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