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Everything posted by seafeye

  1. If someone comes across a used unit that didn't work let me know and i will get our avionics gurus to sort out a fix. I am sure the display will/can be removed and the screen replaced with a better quality chinese product.
  2. I was kinda hoping that it would be covered but because I was already there and I really am becoming conservative in my old age, don't really like driving around leaking gas, i got them to fix it. The $350 labor to change the part seems excessive. Just trying not to think about it. :)
  3. I called the dealer and told him of my troubles. I guess he is going to bed tonight to ponder on doing what's right or not and let me know tomorrow. I believe him in that he most likely had no idea that there was a leak. What dealership has cars sitting on the lot with a full tank of gas? Maybe it was the guy who traded in the car who knew about the leak and dumped it. Florida doesn't have emissions check so i guess he gets away there. Now selling a "Family" car that leaks gas knowingly? All i can say is that Karma is a *****. The flange sits on top of the tank. On the drivers side it has a
  4. Well good and bad news. Good: Porsche replaced the flange and gas cap. Gas cap was aftermarket. I guess the flange had a crack and was the cause of the leak. Bad: $540. Not bad all things considered. The warranty for the fuel tank and misc is only 2 years. Should be longer. IMO
  5. Here are a couple pics..... I did the search and saw this: http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/34640-fuel-smell-from-left-rear-wheel-well/page__p__183440__hl__%2Bfuel+%2Bleak__fromsearch__1#entry183440 Now is the flange/fittings part of the fuel tank? Shouldn't that be covered?
  6. First post with my new car. (SUV) My nephew calls it a SOB. I picked up a really clean 2004 Cayenne S. Black/Black Paint is fantastic, so is interior. Clean carfax and only 66000mls. All manuals, keys etc... Thats the good. The bad is that after i picked up the car in Tampa i drove it to Daytona for a couple of days of R and R on the beach. I got to Daytona and it wouldn't start. Dead Battery. Ok So i replaced the battery. Not a big deal. The dealer i bought the car from was supposed to put a full tank of gas in the car. He gave me 3/4. So i drove it to almost empty. When i
  7. Anyone know if the orignal Boxster Steering Wheel fits on a 993? I am selling mine and the guy that wants to buy it wants to know this. Thanks
  8. Thursday i finally made the club.....Been a great car.
  9. First price out replacement 19" tires. The boxster will tear the rears up and you may only get 5-10,000mls out of a set. 17"'s may not look as cool but they sure are cheaper.
  10. They fit great in a little toaster oven, you can find one at a garage sale cheap. The powder gun you can get at china freight for $70. Blasting you can do yourself or send it out. Here is mine with a slight mod....
  11. Went to my insurance company today to show them. They told me to get an estimate. $1300. This will fix the bumper/paint and the hood. I have $500 deductable. If under $1800 it won't affect my insurance premiums. Then if they can prove the other guy was at fault i will not have to pay deductable. But that is going to be hard to do. I will pay the $500 for the work. It's worth that to me.
  12. Parked on the street today. Had a little honda in front of me then when i get back i see this mamoth of a truck. And scratches on my bumper and hood of car. I left a note with my phone number on his windshield and left my car there for a while. He called me but i didn't make it back in time to meet up with him. Anyway he swears up and down that he didn't hit my car and that he would have noticed plus has back up warning indicator. There was traces of paint on some bolts under his granny rack but when i spoke to him on the phone he said that he didn't see anything at all. What would you
  13. Ditto. But thinking about it later what could have been done is slid a smaller hose on the inside. Basically doubling it up. Maybe it's been a year since i have done it and no leaks yet. Well a leak the first day then i put two hose clamps on and cranked it up.
  14. This dealership isn't playing fair. $2500 for a car without a motor and Trans working is very cheap. VERY VERY CHEAP. If in fact it would cost $18k for the repairs (Which it wouldn't) the dealership would have over $20k into it. There is no way that they could sell the car and make a profit. At most the car is worth $15.... Please find an independent shop and do your own cost search. A 3.2L engine from a Boxster S can be had for $5k. Figure $3-$4k for the labor. At most. Then you have a car with a newer motor and a bit more power. And most likely worth more. This is what th
  15. slight oil leak from rear of engine (£1230)....Clean off engine...watch for exactly where leak is coming from. Could be spark plug tubes. Cheap. Or RMS expensive ignition coil cracks (£360) .....Go to sponsor of this site...buy one for $50 or buy a set for $250. You can easily install them yourself. Buy a good jack and jack stands. $150 slight clicking from front suspension top mounts (£660) ......Could be ball joints....I would put my money there. Hold out replacing unless it's killing you. front brake pad and discs worn (£780) ............sponsor of this site....again.....buy a replacement
  16. Anyone have info about who to contact about buying the molds? The product is great and i think if they were made in the USA the price would be cheaper and shipping a lot cheaper. I would buy them if available....
  17. Take a look at the sponsor of this website first. Usually you can buy the part new for not very much more than used. porscheatcost@sunsetimports.com If you are bent on having a used part, try this: http://car-part.com/
  18. Someone is still selling them on Ebay.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Porsche-986-Boxster-Hartop-Zeintop-Cayman-style-Hardtop-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem29fe2a555aQQitemZ180357846362QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories
  19. Did you make your own tools for the cam timing? If so got any pics to share?
  20. Finally got around to replacing the broken electronic portion of my key. The dealer used the old metal key and slid it into a new head. Programmed it and i was back in the race. $330. OUCH!
  21. If you really want to be cheeky you could use a belt from a ford ranger truck....
  22. You will need the smaller hex nut to unlock the headlights to change a bulb. It's in the owners manual. If you don't have one, this site has a 2003 that you can download. The long tool that is 8 inches long goes into the wheel when you are taking it off. It acts like a guide for removal and replacement of the wheel and tire. So you don't mark up your calipers.
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