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  1. Reviving this old topic. Recently acquired a '97 stuttgart built 986 that came with a hardtop (a first for me) that the previous owner had never installed. Figured out I needed to install the B-pillar receptacles (see below) but could not get the locking levers to fully engage in the rearmost position. After a lot of fiddling around, I managed to get them to lock all the way without using too much force (which could break the small 3mm pin that affixes the lever to the locking bolt) by loosening (just a bit) all 5 x 5mm hex bolts on either side, allowin
  2. Good way to diagnose is to hook up a code scanner. Sporadic misfires don't show up as CEL immediately but will get stored in memory. Durametric is a good option.
  3. 2000 cars are e-gas IIRC. The noise is normal. It is the tac motor holding the plate in position. It goes away when running because the throttle plate is always moving very very slightly to keep idle speed. Some cars are louder than others. The noise you are hearing is the h-bridge circuit switching back and forth very fast to keep the plate in place.
  4. Crank Position Sensors on the bell housing are known to go bad. These are cheap and easy to fix.. Not suggesting you randomly throw parts at the problem but had this happen on several M96's (my own and others').
  5. Are the NITTO NT01's available down under?
  6. 997.1 GT3 only has one radiator fan. Right side if I'm not mistaken.
  7. Although Spec Boxsters are based on the 2.5 liter 97-99 version of the 986 (and yours is an 3.2 liter S), you will find a lot of useful build info on the relevant forums. See here for an example: http://www.porscheclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/POC-2017-GCR-BSR-BSX-Boxster-Spec-Rules.doc.pdf I have driven a lot of street Boxsters on track and compared to full blown track cars (or very track focused street cars, eg GT3) the suspension always feels very soft. And stickier tires never hurt either. But once you start messing with these kind of upgrades, the slope get progressively
  8. Probably throw out bearing. These usually get replaced when clutch is done, so maybe verify that it was indeed replaced at 125k. Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk
  9. I'd do a little surgery first and remove the door panel for proper diagnosis, keeping previous post advice in mind. It could be that the glass pane has detached from its holder or a cable guide has popped out of its socket. Good luck and love to hear back.
  10. When you say ventilators, I take it you are referring to the radiator fans upfront. From your description, the fan motors appear to be operational, so it must be something in the control electronics or the wiring to the fans. Proper diagnosis would require something like a Durametric cable & software, allowing you to activate each fan separately.
  11. Hi Peter, the Hankooks you are using have a tendency to "cup" a bit when they are standing for a while. I have found that the issue is worse with lower psi's and in colder ambient temps, but goes away after a few miles of driving as tire temp goes up and centrifugal force rounds them out. I run these tires on 3 cars and apart from this issue I like them a lot. On your Boxster keep the cold pressures around 35 psi and see how that affects the vibration. Joost
  12. See if there are any exhaust leaks before the cats, ie. from the exhaust side of the motor, down the headers to the cats. Any air that seeps in would dilute the exhaust gas and could fool the O2 sensors into thinking the engine is running lean...
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