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Everything posted by JFP in PA

  1. Welcome to RennTech There is a sensor for the air bags under the center console that measures rapid deceleration, triggering the bags. Most likely, when the car was driven without the console reinstalled created this issue. I would have the code read and then cleared with a Porsche specific scan tool (disconnecting the battery will not clear it, it has to be done with the correct scan tool), and then drive the car to see if it comes back. If it does, wiring is not connected correctly; but I would be willing to bet it won't come back. Good luck.😉
  2. I misread your original post, I thought the engine you are looking at came out of a Boxster, which cannot be a 3.6L. Porsche has used more than one design chain for the IMS over the years which are not interchangeable as the gears and chain rails are also different:
  3. Sorry, but the 2002-2004 Boxster S engine was a 3.2L, not a 3.6L. later models got a 3.4L engine, but there were no 3.6L M96/97 Boxsters from the factory, although there was a 3.8L 9A1 engine in 2015-2016 "Spyder" model. You can interchange 3.2 and 3.4 cylinder heads within certain bounds and caveats: Both engines need to have the same cam drive systems (chain styles and number of chains varied over model years). 986 1997–1999 2.5 L (2,480 cc) 204 PS (150 kW; 201 bhp) 245 N⋅m (181 lbf⋅ft) water-cooled DOHC 24-valve Boxer flat-six "M96.20" 2000–2002 2.7 L (2,68
  4. Your engine is a VarioCam+, a 2000 engine would be a 3.2L and carry the earlier VarioCam system. Which IMS is in the engine would be determined by when it was rebuilt, 2002-2004 it would be the single row serviceable bearing; 2000-2001 could go either way, any earlier and it would be the dual row serviceable bearing; 2005 or later would have the oversized non serviceable bearing.
  5. It doesn't need to be left open, simply buy a quality battery maintainer like Ctek, plug it into your cigarette lighter socket, run the cord out thru the cut out in the bottom of the driver's door (there for this exact purpose), and let the car sit for months (locked with the alarm on) without any issues.
  6. There is a tab in the fuse panel you can pull out and attach a 12V jumper to:
  7. Welcome to RennTech Unfortunately, as noted above, 2000-2001 were transitional and could have either a dual or single row bearing. Equally unfortunate is all the internet garbage about being able to determine which style bearing would be in an engine of this vintage from engine numbers, VIN, production dates, phase of the moon when the car was built, etc.; all of which are complete nonsense. The ONLY to know which style is in the engine is to take it apart and look.
  8. Unless something codes, Durametric won't see it. Before ripping the car apart, open the front trunk, remove the battery cover, and have a sniff about; we haven often see problems with the top area of the fuel pump assembly involved with gas odor issues.
  9. That is entirely your call. You will need to change the master cylinder over to provide brake fluid for the clutch system, pedal set, run new hydraulic lines from the clutch pedal to the clutch, shifter cables , shifter, electric switches for the clutch cruise release, back up lights, reprogram the DME (it will be looking for the Tip and will code without it), etc., etc.......... And when you are all done, the VIN will still say it is a Tiptronic car, lowering any resale value.
  10. It isn't the line, it is were the fitting exits the bellhousing. The line is flexible and can be moved, the fitting's exit position is determined by the flange on the rear of the IMS shaft, and cannot be moved.
  11. Depends upon the size and shape of the bar; the 996 sway bar is close to the Solution fitting coming out of the bellhousing. I'd suggest you measure your clearance with the factory bar in place so you know what you have to play with, and then look at the diameter and position of the bars you are considering. From experience, some clear and some do not, even when they are from the same manufacturer, so it is a bit of a crap shoot. Another idea would be to contact your local PCA to see what others have had success with. Good luck with this one.
  12. The EVAP cannister and associated valves in the wheel well by the gas filler neck:
  13. Welcome to RennTech , and your English is fine, and much better than our Greek! It probably caused by oil pressure bleeding down from the hydraulic tensioner's in the VarioCam system, which do not cost that much, either in Euros or $.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Didn’t use a split boot, that is asking from trouble; pull the axle and replace it with the correct part.
  18. 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.
  19. Glad you got it sorted. 👍 Problems like this are more common than you might imagine 🤢
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Jake is by far the leading authority on water cooled Porsche engines, and builds some of the highest output versions as well.
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