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  1. I have an '06 Boxster (2.7 L); my coolant level is below min and I'm going on a road trip. I need o top off. Is there a particular coolant I MUST use or any type(s) of coolant I MUST avoid? Thanks
  2. I was going to order my tires from Tire Rack and have my local shop do the mount and balance rather than go to the dealer for this. Then I started thinking/wondering about the TPMS. Is there anything "special" about having the tires changed that it can't be done by a local shop?
  3. Bought my new '06 987 2.7L in Oct of '06. I have a 11000 miles, no leaks, no oil consumption, just tons of fun
  4. Yes sir, I had the exact same problem on my '06 987, 4000 miles. I recently posted the same question http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=11951 The issue is addressed in TSB 1726 "Screeching Noise From The Engine During Warm-up". I went to the dealer and they replaced the control piston in the oil pump with a new/modified part. Problem solved..
  5. Yep, it could be any of the above. As for the noise, vibration, metallic, buzzing sound I heard.... it's gone! Mine was best described by TSB 1726. The only thing I'd say differently would be that I would not descibbe the noise as a screech. The noise was only during warm up. So Wescoaster maybe your problem is something else. Let us know what you find. And again, thanks to one of the members (Robcorn) for the info.
  6. Well I took the Boxster in on Wednesday morning. And again, it did make the noise on warmup. I had already told the 'Service Advisor' what I had found out about the TSB 1726. He did not seem to know much about this. When I arrived at the dealer, I met the guy who was going to work on my car. He said he was aware of the problem and had seen this before... said it was not uncommon. He replaced the piston in the oil pump as recommended by TSB 1726. I picked up my car yesterday and the noise is gone. So far so good but I think that solved my problem. They also fixed my whistling passenger side mirror too!. The same 'Service Advisor' said he had not heard anything about whistling mirrors. The service technician knew immediately what I was talking about and fixed it. Westcoaster, maybe you ought to just tell them what you found on this forum (TSB1726) and tell them you'd like to have the part replaced. They can do their diagnostics but at least you'll have the modified piston installed. It might just take care of the problem Donald
  7. No PCM.... just the Bose Surround Sound System. Looks like I gotta use an FM modulator. I have heard the FM transmitter option and do not want to use it unless I absolutely have to. I wanted to use the FM modulator that fits inline with the existing radio antenna. Anybody use this? How do I get to the back of the radio to disconnect the exisiting antenna and add the modulator in line? Thanks
  8. I have an '06 Boxster with the Bose system installed. I want my Sirius radio back! It seems like I am reduced to using the FM modulator for satellite radio installation. Has anyone used the hardwired version of the FM modulator as opposed to the wireless? How difficult is it to get to the back of the factory radio to disconnect the exisiting radio antenna and insert the FM modulator in place? Thanks
  9. Westcoaster, I know what you mean. I have not done a visual inspection just because I guess I have gotten lazy AND I live in a condo and sorely miss my garage where I used to do my tinkering. I am not cerain that TSB 1726 describes the same noise I hear but it seems close enough and worth a try. So yours does make the noise even when the engine is at full operating temp? That's different than mine. As for why updates are not installed when you purchase the car, that's a good question. I had to take mine back in to have the key programmed. The other key didn't work at all and the battery had to be replaced. While that was being done they made 2 additional "updates", one to the windstop and one other to add a shield to prevent rubbing against a hose. Why these things discussed/addressed before delivery of the vehicle, I don't know. I'll take the Boxster in for the update tomorrow (12/27) and I'll post the results. The strange thing is that I have not heard the noise now for the last 4 or 5 days. It's just gone.....
  10. I received a response on another forum from a member of this forum (robcorn) and I think I have my answer. TSB# 1726 says it all. I also found a thread on the subject http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=8166 I have an appointment at the dealer next week. Strangely enough, when I spoke to the service dept, they did not know of any such problem! I gave them the TSB info so they could "look it up". This is not very comforting. I just joined this forum and already it has been a benefit Donald
  11. Hello All, I have an '06 Boxster (2.7L) 5 speed, a new purchase, for about 3 months (3500miles). I plan on taking it to the dealer for service but I wanted to hear your opinion(s) on what this noise might be. It only happens within the first 10 or 15 minutes of startup so the engine can be cold to somewhat warm but not at full Operating temp. Once the engine is up to temp the noise disappears. Sometimes it happens on acceleration but then other times it happens on deceleration. The sound is coming from just right between the seats just right behind the firewall at shoulder level. It sounds like a vibrating fan blade, or a scraping blade, or a vibrating bearing noise and it kind of cranks up for a couple/few of seconds then gone. It will do this several times on some (not all) accelerations/decelerations until the engine reaches a warm temperature then I don't hear it again until the next cold start. Any ideas? Thanks Donald
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