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  1. I have a similar problem where I over packed the front compartment & now the hood latch won't open it. I have tried the manual release cable but it just won't move. & yes I have tried pulling the lever whilst someone id pushing down on the hood to take the pressure off.
  2. Hi mate,


    Hope you don't mind me messaging you directly for advice.. From reading your posts your:e obviously very familiar with Boxsters.


    You replied to one of my threads on 986forum about my gearbox issues.


    I can't work out what's going on with my clutch.


    A quick summary:


    Replaced clutch & had difficulty getting the box back in but eventually got there.


    Tested that everything worked before putting the undercarraige back in.


    !st time clutch depressed the slave cylinder **** itself. 


    Replaced slave cylinder & bled by using the rear left brake caliper & clear tube to slave cylinder. All fluide leaked from resiviour.


    Had my wife depress the brake as I opened both nipples & could see the moevement of fluid.


    About 10 pumps all the way down with nipples closed before brake pedal is released with both cluch pedal in & out.


    Still no joy.


    Im confused. Its a simple hydralic line......WTF is going on. Is there a valve somewhere or something?


    Any idea's?







    1. aussieboxy
    2. JFP in PA

      JFP in PA

      OK, in order:


      (1) I am always circumspect when someone redoes the clutch and the clutch slave suddenly dies.  Usually, that is a sign that something (throw out bearing, fork, fork pivot, etc.) is not right inside the bellhousing., causing the slave to fail.  If this is the case, the new one will follow the old one into the trash can because the problem is not fixed.

      (2) I do not understand what your rear brake caliper has to do with bleeding your clutch.  While they share a common fluid reservoir (at the front of the car), the brakes and clutch hydraulic systems are otherwise totally separate. You should not be connecting the brake caliper to the slave cylinder for ANY reason.  If you don't have a pressure bleeding tool, you should be having your wife depress and hold the clutch pedal to the floor while you open the slave bleeder to let the air out; repeating this process until no air shows up.

      (3) If you have bled the brake reservoir down to empty, you most likely have gotten air into the system, which is a major headache as you will now require the use of a Porsche specific (PST II, PIWIS, Durametric) scan tool to run the factory procedure to get the air out of the brake system.


      I seriously think you are in over your head here, and need to get the car to someone that understands them better.

    3. aussieboxy


      Thanks for your reply.


      I do have a Durametric so I'll look for the factory procedure to bleed the air out.


      Everything looked fine when replacing the clutch/gearbox. The trow out bearing was seated in the fork as it should be & a clutch alignment tool was used to centre the clutch. I've had the car for 15 years & do just about all work required myself & using the advice on forums when needed.


      I appreciate your advice.





  3. I need the same info. Started he up this morning & drove her out the garage to do some work on her. This afternoon: 1) Ignition on all good battery ok. 2) Turn key & nothing. No dimming of ignition lights. 3) Won't roll start 4) Drivers side window stays extended when door open 5) Checked all relevant fuses & all ok 6) Removed battery terminal for 5 mins & reconnected...no change. 7) Plugged in Durametric & no Fault codes. Does this meas it's probably the ignition switch? Got me stuffed atm
  4. That is for a 987. Mine is a 986 & the Durametric Graphic is on my August 17 post. I'm just trying to find the proceedure that goes with it.
  5. When I replaced the brake booster I'm pretty sure significant air got into the ABS system. D
  6. Have now purchased Durametric Enthusiast Version & am seeking the procedure to bleed the barkes. Is anyone able to assist? I know the oredr of the wheels to do what I need is which function of the ABS 5.3 on Durametric to activate & when. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
  7. I replaced the brake booster & need to activate the ABS control newtork in order to bleed the barkes. The Duramatric I have says 'Moduled failed to initialise' for most options selected. Any idea's?
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