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  1. I'm glad that helped. Keep us posted. I think Tool Pants was the first person to tell me that the dealer's tech used those markings for synching. I screwed up my timing so badly the first time, no amount of reading those instructions could get me to a good starting point until I did the all the way down, then up approach. If you're using a drill to sync, make sure that the torque setting is at the lowest setting.
  2. 1schoir, By the way there's several switches on the top that determines your tops position, I won't even pretend I remember how they work. I think there were three switches. I don't know why pressing the button yields the same direction of motion. I don't recall running into that issue. Oh, don't try putting the top down without the clamshell installed. Without the clamshell, you won't hit the limiter which will cause damage to your levers. The top works with drills hooked up to the cables and it also operated from the almost completely open position all the way up to the almost clos
  3. ischoir, Once the gear comes off, there's no reason to keep pressing. For some bizzarre reason, the transmission gear only spins one way. So while it's a half moon, it ony uses say a quarter of circle of rotation. The problem is if you don't have it synched correctly, it gets stuck in an up or down position. I spent 3 weeks trying to figure this out when I tried to fix my top. It took me a while to realize that the gears can only rotate one direction. I think I assembled/disassembled the joint at least 7 times in the process. Anyway, here's a picture of the driver side(US of course, for our
  4. Hi 1schoir, I think you bolted the lever the wrong way. The cycling back and forth and not reaching the top is symptomatic of having the gears inside the transmission in the wrong position relative to the V lever. Here's what I would suggest. Spin each transmission following the down movement until the gears inside jumps off the teeth (I.E. CCW). Reverse the spin to re-engage (ie CW) Put your top in the down position. The trick is to have another boxster to take a look at and see how the V lever is supposed to face. I'll take alook when I get home tonight. Adjust the lever to line
  5. I was referring to the V lever. You push the button for a second or so, what this does is it re-engages the gears. When the gearpops out, you've reached the maximum "down" position. Re engaging and pushing the up button puts you in a known point. So now you know that if you push up to allow you to reconnect the ball joints, you will be in the correct "top is down" position for the gear. -Mark Mark: When you say "After the gear pops out, you spin the lever in the opposite direction (if down is CW, spin it ccw).", which lever must be spun in the opposite direction? Also, when you have so
  6. azzar0, I'm not sure if this will help but when I fixed my top, I got my half moon stuck in the same manner you described. The gear can only move one way, if installed incorrectly the half gear will stop moving after an up or down cycle or pop out. If you open the transmission and you don't see any damage, then it's fine. The way I fixed this is disconnected all the joints and lever. I had someone press the down button until the half moon gear jumps out of the track. I took note of the direction of motion (CW or CCW. After the gear pops out, you spin the lever in the opposite direction (
  7. Hey Mike, TP told me you have a top problem. I work in Sunnyvale and I live in the east bay, if you're close by you can swing by my work or home. I might be able to tell you what parts you need.
  8. Here's how I did mine. Make sure you remove as much of the plastic bits as possible by removing the water pump. My instinct is you don't want to flush those bits further in. I'm doing this off memory: 1) Raise the rear of the car 2) Remove the coolant cap and the black lid that lines it. This will give you access to the overflow valve for bleeding. 3) Remove the rear undertray cover 4) Remove the allen plug for drain located on the bottom of the engine block 5) Drain the coolant and dispose properly 6) Flush with water using garden hose to fill the reservoir, make sure the oil c
  9. Let me know if you guys need help. I can stop by Jeff's office as well. Jeff will not let me touch his car though, he thinks I forgot how to synch the transmissions. :-) I guess you can be the guinea pig so I can prove him wrong. hehe. -Mark
  10. Does anyone know if the folks from Durametric have plans to include some of the command functions? Bleeding the brakes, triggering the fans, etc?
  11. Based on your previous post, and this one check the switch on top of the motor. That's just my guess.
  12. The manual list the proceedure. You use the metal rod used with the red tip, if you remove the tip it exposes a flat end. It takes quite a bit of force to seprate the ball joint.
  13. Did he try to push on the cable to see if it goes in? Maybe it looks fine when you pull the cable out but it gets pushed in when you install. Also, there was a case of some guy with a broken cable. When he pulled on it, a section of the cable came off. The old style (pre-99) cables shouldn't pull off. I don't know about the newer style ones.
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