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    Emerald Hills, CA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    1997 Boxster (Pastel Yellow)
    Stuttgart Boxster S = Stuttgart
  • Future cars
    another porsche
  • Former cars
    65' Ford Mustang
    58' Lancia Flaminia Berlina

  1. I am curious..... Does anyone know how many early 1997 Stuttgart Boxster's were built? Is there a place that I can find my production number on my Boxster? My Boxster was built in Stuttgart in 1997, sold in 1998. S= Stuttgart I understand the Stuttgart plant closed around June or some where around that time. Where can I find more information or the history of the 1997 Boxster production.
  2. My mechanic checked it out and it was fine or he fixed it. Not sure what he did, I will ask for more details. Plus I will keep my eye out on the heater for the next couple of weeks. Sorry if I sound so vague about this heater thing.
  3. Ok, I am back with the results on my car. Sorry it took so long. After my heater wasn't working I noticed my A/C wasn't working. So I decided to take my Boxster to my Porsche Mechanic. Well the A/C needed to be recharged and the heater is also working now. Both blowing hot and cold air. My mechanic checked it out and everything is fine now. I told him what was going on in the past. Apparently I needed A/C service and few other things below that may have triggered the problems I was having. Also, did some minor service work. Oil change & Filter Checked and filled all fluids
  4. Another possibility.......that might not be related to washing your car. Did you happen to check your oil when you washed your car? and filled the oil & not tighten the oil cap? Could be just a loose cap. No need to worry. Once you tighten the loose cap the CEL light will reset itself eventually (go out). The CEL is related to emissions control. You can get a CEL not only for just leaving your oil cap loose, same thing for the gas cap and coolant cap. If those are all OK then the next step is to have the codes read out to see what's being reported. Your car computer reads many engine
  5. Shawn disregard the message above about not opening up your write up. I finally got it opened. dede
  6. Shawn I am having trouble opening up your write up below. Message is "taking to long to respond". Could be my computer for some reason. I will try later. Thank you for all your information. I am hoping to look at the car again today with my husband (another set of eyes). Hoping to have a more general idea of what is going on. I do like to try to figure out things myself before taking it to someone. Like I said my car is a garage queen. I do need to take care of this problem before the good weather driving for California sets in. I will more than likely take the car to the mechanic. I w
  7. Sorry, I don't have a resolution to my "Heater Problem" just yet. I haven't taken my car to my mechanic. (he is not close by to my house) My car isn't a daily driver and so it is sitting in the garage for now. I did take it for a spin this weekend and the heater was working great. But I kept it off after I noticed it worked. Temp. gauges, oil & coolant levels all look good. I think it could be a sensor, sticky valve or flap or faulty fan, not sure until someone checks it out for me. Once I know I will definitely post the results here. Let me know gstoli what you find out about the
  8. Hello and hope this makes sense to all of you. I checked the following: Coolant filled to the max/normal Did air purge - not sure if I did it long enough to get the air bubbles out of the coolant Checked oil - oil dipstick is normal No odor of anti freeze Per juniinc - Tried the hidden 986 AC Diagnostics - holding down recirculating button & air up buttons for 5 seconds, etc. - did not work, no codes displayed. Do you hold both recirculating button & air up buttons for 5 seconds simultaneously? I did them simultaneously. I think I have a faulty flap or better said
  9. Now that I have printed up all this great information, had some coffee, I am headed up to my car in the garage. Stay tuned everyone! I shall return.
  10. Thanks Loren I knew you would show up sooner or later :) I will do that.
  11. My email response from Pedro, if your interested. On Jan 13, 2008 7:22 AM, Pedro Bonilla ......... wrote: Hi Dede:Good to hear from you. Thanks for all the accolades! So, did the air purge solve your problem, or are you still not getting heating? I also believe that whenever you have a problem it's best to look for the simplest solution first. To make it simple, inside the dash, right before the blower fan there is a small radiator which has a valve that allows hot coolant to circulate while the blower flows air through it and thus heats it, and sends it to the vents via ducts.
  12. Hello rsfeller , your comment: "Wow! Quit quoting every email from the previous email, not sure why people do that on this list so much!!" thanks for bringing that up! It does get very hard to read posts/threads that way. So I went back and edited a few of my posts, sure is a lot easier to read. (just for you) thanks :) Wow, thanks for your complete write up for details on a procedure which involves the servo in question. I did a search and I did find your write up earlier. Now I am talking to the guy who wrote it. How cool is that! :clapping: Ok, I will check the fla
  13. Hey juniinc, your comment: "It's not that I always look for the serious problem, but I do try to find every possible cause." I appreciate your input, because I like to know every possible reason or cause. Sometimes it is hard to read or understand what is actually going on with a car. I am so happy to have yours and everyone's answer. :) It is very cool that everyone is trouble shooting this problem. And myself and everyone else can benefit from it. Now getting back to reading more of yours and everyone's information. Once I have some coffee and absorb all this feedback, I will check
  14. In answer to your question Glyn: Do you have air con, and is this manual or automatic? Yes, I have the air conditioning feature on my car. My car is manual. thanks dede
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