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Gundo

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  1. Thanks - I can totally see why you'd throw a post in - $675 for the module is WAAAY too much. Thanks for trying to save me some cash :notworthy: My real question is whether or not the tilt function is even worth it. I guess you decided it wasn't...
  2. Umm, I paid $675 for both litronic headlights. BTW, the "retail" price of the litronic module is $193.90. :notworthy: Loren - thanks for the advice - the TSB is perfect and has every bit of info I need. It is absolutely fantastic that you host them!!
  3. I've installed both left and right Litronic headlights into my 2000 Boxster S. I managed to find relatively reputable sellers on fleabay and was able to purchase them both for a grand total of $675 including shipping. Beware of the disreputable sellers out there - I think many of the Litronics on fleabay have been stolen or are otherwise incomplete. Anyway, Toolpants or Loren, can you please tell me the part number for the module that will cause the low-beams to tilt up by 3 degrees when the high-beams are activated? Sincerely, Gundo :beer:
  4. Pretty sure all the module does is raise the lo-beam up by 3 degrees when you activate the hi-beams.
  5. They should outlaw those aftermarket HID kits. I'm pretty sure they are in California. These aftermarket HID kits are pretty common in the U.S. now and they are a true menace. Several times I've been driving down a 2 lane road at night when some idiot with the HID replacement lights comes zooming at me, blinding everything in his path. The non-OEM HID bulbs create so much stray light, they are blinding. These kits can be found in any number of SUVs, which are also quite blinding. This is a good link about these annoying "upgrades" http://www.thecarconnection.com/Shoppers/B...S185.A60
  6. I have been through the wringer on the center console story. Ordered one from some dude that I trusted, it was crap. I sent to Bumperplugs, nothing they could do to fix it. I even painted one myself using all the right paints. Came out okay, but I was not happy with the result. Finally did what I knew should have been done all along - I ordered one from Eric at bumperplugs.com. The finish is absolutely unreal. As for the install, best bet is to remove the cd stack & lower trays below the upper center console. Then the center drops right in. But in the end, Eric's products simply c
  7. And rather than adding the cat bypass pipes, just stick a metal rod down the secondary cats to break up the obstruction catalytic element, then vacuum out. I have not done this and do not advocate it, but it certainly is a cheaper and easier option than buying the fabspeed bypass pipes.
  8. Need to replace the high tone horn in my 2000S, but would like part nums for both high and low in order to replace both of them. Thanks in advance! :cheers:
  9. Check out www.eastwoodco.com. They have a couple of different primers that prep the plastic to take a good paint bond. From my limited experience, they work quite well. You can get a very good result with a modest amount of effort. But if you really want a Porsche quality result, Bumperplugs.com is the way to go - everything I've gotten from Eric is top, top quality.
  10. Any chance that you could pdf the factory convertible removal/installation instructions? I've been wanting to remove my softtop as I almost always have my hardtop on. It's the lacking in instructions that keeps me from doing it. The plastic window will form a permanent crease and eventually crack if I were to store it in the down position for months on end.... :( <{POST_SNAPBACK}> If all you want to do is remove the convertible top mechanism, its really, really easy. 1) Put top in service mode 2) Disconnect 3 bolts on each side (where top arms connect to rollbar) 3) G
  11. Any chance that you could pdf the factory convertible removal/installation instructions? I've been wanting to remove my softtop as I almost always have my hardtop on. It's the lacking in instructions that keeps me from doing it. The plastic window will form a permanent crease and eventually crack if I were to store it in the down position for months on end.... :( <{POST_SNAPBACK}> If all you want to do is remove the convertible top mechanism, its really, really easy. 1) Put top in service mode 2) Disconnect 3 bolts on each side (where top arms connect to rollbar) 3) G
  12. I'm cross posting this from another board. LorenS has promised to capture as much information as possible about Boxster engine failure modes. Read on: As promised last week, and due to a significant amount of interest, I have created a "Boxster Failure Survey Form" for everyone to download. Instructions are on the form. I will be using the collected data to create a Statistical Failure Analysis for Boxsters. This efort will take me 3-4 months (weekends)depending upon the number or respondants. Please note: It is very important that I get a significant number (hundreds) of responses. I
  13. Finished this up yesterday and just got a chance to take her for a ride. The car actually feels faster with an Arctic Silver rollbar. Not sure about the coat hangers, but the 987 has them in Arctic Silver, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I'm liking them so far. This hack was much easier than I expected, with the rollbar removal taking no more than 1 hour, with reinstall being about the same. I've not received the little bits to remount the rollbar padding nor the windblock yet.
  14. Sorry, no pics of that, as I merely removed the entire convertible top in one piece. That glass windowed top would need to be installed on your current frame crosspieces - and from what I've heard, that is quite complex. Perhaps best left to the pros?
  15. Used Arctic Silver paint & clear coat I ordered in spray cans from www.paintscratch.com. $29.99 a can for the Arctic Silver, but result was fantastic. Better than I thought it could have come out.
  16. So I'm working to repaint my rollbar and decided to remove it. Its actually quite easy to remove complete top assembly - just three bolts on each side where top meets rollbar. Rollbar is held in by just 4 bolts on each side (2 per leg) Here's the proof: Here is another way to paint it:
  17. Not sure about the anti-seize, but I do know, the only easy way to get at the plugs is to remove both rear wheels - no way you could do it from passenger compartment....
  18. Found it - a spark plug oil tube extractor Available for order here at $99 Spark Plug Oil tube Extractor
  19. Lefteris over on PPBB does it all the time - he carboned just about everything in his Boxster
  20. What an awesome thread - thanks guys for the level of detail provided - I'm just about to replace the tubes in my car - check out the pics of the oil leak below the #2 spark plug on the driver side....
  21. I'm in the middle of this project now. I can't see any way you'd be able to change the plugs from the top side of the motor - they are most easily pulled out with both rear tires off the car. You'll need to do the following: Safely Jack Car, support on Jack Stands Remove Rear Wheels Remove Plastic Wheel Well Liner in forward location of each wheel Remove Spark Plug Ignition Wire Remove two hex hed screws holding each spark plug coil in place Pull gently on rectangular spark plug coil to remove You'll be left with spark plug still in car, about 6" inside the outer edge of the m
  22. ANyone know the part numbers for these: The prior owner of my S dragged his feet and SCUFFED them up something fierce
  23. Bummer he can't do any better than $3K. I can tell you though, the upgrade is totally worth it - now that I have broken them in, I've been able to test their limits - and the braking is definitely more effective than with stock. A really tremendous improvement.
  24. The rotors are special in that they are standard S rotors that have been milled to fit the ebrake. My understanding is that there is not much that has been milled off, but yet, they will be special order when its time to replace them, but given the rate I put miles on the car (97 with 32K miles) I don't think this will be a problem. Good point though, it may be worth ordering an extra set to have on hand in case Race Technologies disappears....
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