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Everything posted by JFP in PA

  1. Auto to manual conversion attempts are a fools errand. You will need to literally tear the entire car apart to do it; parts, even out of the junk yard, will cost way more than the car is worth.
  2. Welcome to RennTech Amazon carries CHF11S in stock.
  3. The car's keys should match the ignition and door lock mechanically, and the obviously do not. Problem is that Porsche uses a very unusual key type, so I do not think re-keying the door lock is a practical approach, and you will end up replacing both locks to get everything to match.
  4. Welcome to RennTech I will assume that when you say that opening is done with the key that you mean it is done using the buttons. If that is the case, the immobilizer is working, but not the key. Probably at some point, either the door or the door's lock was changed, which is why it no longer matches the key. Unfortunately, the answer for this is going to be pricey, as in order for the key to work the door, the immobilizer, and the ignition, you will probably end up having to replace the door and ignition locks, keys, and reprogram the car to accept the new keys.
  5. Didn’t use a split boot, that is asking from trouble; pull the axle and replace it with the correct part.
  6. Welcome to RennTech Common Boxster problem, worse with the S model due to axle shaft angles. Boot replacement is also a common, if messy, DIY project.
  7. Glad you got it sorted. 👍 Problems like this are more common than you might imagine 🤢
  8. We really don't see how we can. Owner records here are legally considered the property of that owner, and if he or she decides not to respond, there is nothing anyone can do to help you.
  9. Buying parts from Pelican is perpetually a crap shoot; sometimes what they call an "OEM" part really isn't. They have been doing this since I have been in the business, which is more years than I care to mention, and which is one of the reasons I never buy from them.
  10. Jake is by far the leading authority on water cooled Porsche engines, and builds some of the highest output versions as well.
  11. Welcome to RennTech And congrats on the new (to you) Porsche. Probably one of the most detailed sources of information on this engine is Flat Six Innovations, which is Jake Raby's shop.
  12. Welcome to Renntech Unfortunately, you may be suffering from the dreaded "purchasing aftermarket parts" syndrome; these cars are notorious for not liking anything but the "real" parts. As the OEM switch is not that expensive, I would suggest you are in for some more muscle cramps....... 🤥
  13. Be aware the most dealer will not share the service records for the vehicle because they legally belong to the previous owner(s), and the dealers are uninclined to track them down and get a legal release.
  14. You really don't want to buy into someone else's headaches......................
  15. Without seeing the car, it is hard to say. There is an obvious electrical and communications issues, might be something small, or it could quickly turn into a money pit; the only way to know is to start digging into the car.
  16. I would run away quickly. There are other cars out there for sale without a laundry list of headaches..............................
  17. Nice job, but you ran a large risk; for your own safety in the future, disconnect the battery for 15-20 min. before doing something like this.
  18. I have absolutely no idea what he is talking about.
  19. Your engine has multiple chains of differing lengths; longer chains tend to be more susceptible to "stretch" than shorter chains.
  20. A cooler on the return line from the rack to the pump will probably help.
  21. It can only be done with the PIWIS system, which Porsche does not sell, but only leases, first year lease is around $20,000..............yes, you read that correctly. 😀
  22. Yes, the tag would look the same. The photo I used was for a 986 Boxster, but all the later keys work exactly the same.
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