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Everything posted by seafeye

  1. Just reliving an old thread... Found this tube at China Freight. Makes bleeding brakes a lot easier. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...temnumber=98864
  2. Hope this helps...I would have to scan my boxster manual to get the written explaination...
  3. I like the Falken RT-615's. And perfect for temps from 0C to 30C. Well zero might be a little low but i got to use them as snow tires this past winter and I am still around to talk about it. Like them 1000 times more than my Michelin Pilot's.
  4. Thanks Loren...Just waiting to hear back from the dealership here to see if they have time to look at it for me. Last night my alarm went off out of the blue and now i get the famous beep when locking the doors. Neighbours aren't too impressed.
  5. A single beep means that one alarm zone is open. Without the Durametric Software, a PST2 or PIWIS tester you are just guessing. If were to guess I'd say the center console being open is the most common. How many zones are there? And what are they?
  6. My 3rd radiator kit (for my 996) was about $400 in 2000. I thought that was a great deal because when I added up the parts priced individually they were over $600. So, I still think a price under $400 is very good. Got the center radiator on Ebay for $100 plus $20 for shipping and then got all the rest of the parts from the sponsor of this web site...for $232. So for $352 i have all that's needed for the conversion. Oh maybe another $10 for a screen and trim. My bumper doesn't have the cutout.
  7. Here is an older car with mix and match interior. http://raleigh.craigslist.org/ctd/1159982682.html
  8. Where do I find the codes? thanks MCL isn't really noted for their customer service. But with that said either the part is under warrenty or it isn't. Sometimes they might make an exception if you are a good customer. But good to MCL is that you buy 4 cars a year. You might want to take the car over to Weissach and get them to get your codes and make sure you do in fact have a problem. And if they can't help you i'm sure Speedway will. Find out what parts you need and order them from the sponsor above. Get Stuart at Weissach to install them. Good Luck
  9. Do you have the owners manual? If not you can download one from this site and look for the double chime there. Enjoy!
  10. Maybe this will help. We can get you the part number if you tell us which one is broken. Porsche Parts at Dealer Cost the link above will be your best price.
  11. Glad you liked it. Hope it was helpful. If you have a specific project just ask. :) :renntech:
  12. I don't think so - page 59 under Street Talk. Ya, i also hear that the boxster cayman will use the Audi 4cyl turbo motor because Porsche is having a hard time meeting emmissions. And that a Deisel Boxster is in the works. Can you say 924?
  13. How, exactly, would 4 ramps work? Really short ramps? Or are you just talking about using the ramps as jackstands? Once, I was able to get both right wheels of my lawn tractor up on ramps to get to the blades easier, but that also involved lifting up the lawnmower to put the ramp under the rear wheel. I don't think I can lift my Porsche... Car is stiff enough to jack up one side then stick the jack stands under the proper places and then go to the other side. I am jacking the car up on the rail under the car. Just cut up a hockey puck and it works great.
  14. I have been going through the same thing for a while. Speaking to Brad on another site he recommended checking the control arm bushings. The wheel bearings are new, so are the rotors, wheels and tires. Just had the wheels balanced again and that did nothing. Told to find some shop that had a ON CAR WHEEL BALANCER. Just trying to find one now. Or it could be the wheel hub. That can be checked with your wheel and brake rotor removed. So that will be next when i get time. Stay tuned....
  15. Well both cars are Porsche but are quite different. Brakes should be no problem on either car. The 993 has the beautiful multi link rear suspension that is a work of art. I think it was way ahead of its time but i guess do to costs they no longer use it. Anyway hope these pics help...First two pics are 996 front then rear. And the last two are 993 Front and Rear.
  16. Had the Pilot Sports but these tires i am 100% happy with. Falken 615. Not great in the snow but....
  17. Don't wait till the wear indicator goes off. You never know if someone before you got rid of it. My comfort level with the pads are about 1/2 of what you have there. Start going less and you could damage the rotor. Periodically check your pads visually and don't rely on the light. Pad are cheap and they are easy to change. My .02
  18. I couldn´t find the 3 digit number, and <I don´t have a Porsche dealer nearby. One tire shop lost the key, although they deny it. How can I take the security keys away? I suppose I have to break them, but how? regards Kare Most tire shops know how to safely cut them off. Don't forget you will need four standard wheel bolts to replace them. You can get a 3pc set from China Freight that will fit the Porsche Wheels and take the locking bolt off. A friend of mine got stuck in the same situation as you. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...temnumber=96335
  19. you might want to try: Let me know if you find a US supplier... http://www.porscheshop.co.uk/acatalog/pors...n_upgrades.html
  20. There is probably a .000001% chance that the bolts may fail from being torqued more than once and stretching etc... The legal dept dictates a lot of what parts are replaced. Don't send your kids to law school.
  21. First thing i would do is take off the front bumper and clean out the radiators. If your bored maybe check your running lights, rear backup lights, third brake light etc... You will be sure to find at least one out.
  22. Of course try the Sunset Porsche first but if you want a non-porsche part try this... http://www.bradrobertsag.com/product/CHAS-...ans_Mounts.html
  23. I actually contacted those guys and they do rent them out. However, when I called them earlier this week, there was a waiting list of 2 weeks. They could not confirm that the tool actually works on the boxster, but stated it had been rented by "several porsche guys" w/o any complaints, so the inference is that it does. There is also a DIY on this site on removing your hubs. I couldn't find it but if you go to that link and contact the member who is refferred to there I'm sure he can help you thanks, phillip, but I couldn't find the link either after searching w/various key words
  24. The plastic windows can get old and will crack. Don't ever use windex on it or it will accelerate the brittleness. (Brittleness???) You can get a whole new top on Ebay for $300 or less. Don't bother just replacing the window. You will need some extra spare parts while you are doing the repair. Sunset can help you out there. The total time to re-re is 8hrs. Less if you have done it before. Just make sure that the back is centered perfectly or the top will have wrinkels. Get some 3m spray glue as well and go to Lowes and buy some double sided tape and foam trim.
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