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About dezpimpdada

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    02 Boxster S
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    997 GT3
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  1. opened oil cap with engine running............there's some suction but not difficult to open. i think my replaced AOS is still holding ok. now all i have to do is to pick up a new coolant cap and hopefully its that easy.
  2. i just checked the coolant cap and sure it was ending in 01......i will go pick one up and see if that fix the problem. i don't think and hopefully not another AOS issue since i had already replaced it once.
  3. the sound is coming from the engine oil cap and engine itself not the coolant area. as i listen closely its almost like a high pitch vacuum sound........
  4. Hi all, i recently noticed a strange sound when i opened my rear trunk to take out my computer bag. it sounds like something is boiling..........like a bubbling sound when you boil water. as i listen closely i noticed its coming from the oil cap. the sound is louder if i remove the oil cap. the car drives fine and engine is not over heating. i had the AOS replaced some 20k miles ago. car has about 104k now. i brought the car to the mechanic and he has no clue on what could have caused it. its only making that noise when the car is hot, after driving for a long time. does anyone know what's going on? i just want to make sure this is not something big waiting to happen. thanks by the way, the engine is off Paul
  5. ok i don't want to sound dumb! but is it the only way for checking the alternator belt is by going to the engine compartment and do a physical inspection? if so i am assuming i have to access it from behind the seats, is there another belt turning the alternator besides the polyrib? i didn't notice the car running hot at all since i had to drive 35 miles home over the weekend from my friend's house.
  6. hi James, i don't believe there is a voltage meter in my on board computer. at least not to my knowledge. i will double check again but am pretty sure i don't have such meter. when i turn on the car the battery light turns on immediately. and i feel that when everything start to shut off the engine was getting weaker as well.........
  7. 02 boxster S 6 speed. hi guys, another problem arise of my beloved boxster. i just had the battery replaced about a month ago ( group 48 from costco) over the weekend the battery light came on as i was driving. everything else is fine. i drove to my friend. turned off and on the engine, the light is still on so i just left it. drove home fine that night. car had been parked for 2 days and earlier today i took the car out again but just one minute out i noticed the abs light came on then break light and radio went dead and ac then even the headlight, the entire electrical system just went haywire. i took the car home and car wouldn't start anymore. i put in another battery ( brand new) and was able to start it again and all lights were off except for the battery light is still on. i turned to the owner manual and it says to not to operate the car at all because of charging system failure or broken drive belt. has anyone had similar problem? is it true that i can't drive the car anymore? i am thinking about driving the car to the mechanic tm but am a bit concern now since reading the manual, also since i installed a new battery and the battery light is still on i am suspecting the alternator is the problem. any suggestions??
  8. updates on my insurance claim, i talked to the material damage supervisor from my insurance co today and was able to persuade him to authorize me a new top instead of the window only. basically i told him that i could have taken the car to porsche dealership and have them pay for the tab for an OEM top or i can go with a potentially bad plastic window replacement and then have them replace the whole top again. so i think he realizes that its the best solution just to give me a new top, ohh and of course being an insurance co they are charging me -35% betterment for the age of the top ( 3 yr old OEM top replaced by porsche under warranty). i think i will go with what everyone suggest here a glass window top. small window means more time to enjoy with the top down =) i have seen some for sale on ebay for around 5-600, anyone with suggestions??
  9. Last year My vandalized 2002 needed a new top. I chose to go glass. The Robbins top made to fit my 2002 frame with re-used headliner, worked great. I paid the $60 (really...only $60) difference between a plastic window top and the glass top. I am very happy I did the upgrade. My insurance company cut me and the shop a joint check and I paid the difference. Robbins maks high quality tops. Here in the Northwest, we see tons of rain. No leaks, no issues and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Good luck. Biker, i am assuming you changed the entire top instead of just the window right? because i have asked to see if there's any option to replace the plastic to glass window and was told that only way to do is to replaced the top with after market. it would be great if i can recycle the old top and convert to glass window.
  10. hi all, i took my boxster to a car wash and came home with a 2 inch tear on my convertible top plastic window. contacted the manager on the phone and he said that his workers wash cars but don't break windows ( smart ***), and also he had signs posted that due to temperature variations they are not responsible if windows crack. i told him that it doesn't apply to plastic window that it was done by the negligence of his workers but he didn't even want me to see the car and advised for me to seek "alternatives". he was a total a-hole. bottomline is, i contacted my insurance, at first they offered to replace the whole top due to porsche standard on not replacing the top. they set up the inspection and insisted that i go with after market parts that comparable to porsche instead of OEM top done at the dealership, fine so i agreeed just to get this fixed first. then came the inspector who saw the car and told insurance that the top is in good shape ( replaced by porsche little over 3 yrs ago), and only needs a new window. so insurance called upholstery shop and found someone in LA that will replace only the plastic window for 400 dollars and since the top is 3-4 years old they minus 20% betterment which leaves me with around 300 dollars to replace the window. wow i was shocked to hear this because i have seem some badly replaced plastic windows and they are ugly. the stitching are all over the place and window material looks crappy. i refuse to make over my porsche to a miata standard. ( no offense to miata fans) i am gonna call the insurance and request that they replace my top instead of the plastic window. i thought that under CA law you are allowed to bring your car to any shop for repair? also if the policy calls for "comparable parts" instead of OEM shouldn't the insurance co authorize a new top instead of a replaced plastic window since to porsche's standrad and guideline the plasctic window cannot be replaced???? thanks all for your help to fight the evil ins co! Paul
  11. ok since it is impossible to check the mechanism of the booster spring i have ordered a new one from sunset. takes two weeks to ship from germany. no stocks here since its an uncommon failure. does anyone have the diagram on removing the booster spring? thanks, Paul
  12. swede and glyn, am i suppose to look for loose spring parts or even if the spring has snapped it will remain in the plastic sheath? i looked at the pedal today and didn't see anything hanging out or hanging loose. but the clutch pedal sure if hell of heavy when i step on it. thanks
  13. i took a very quick look at the pedal yesterday without seeing anything unusual. i will check tm again in detail to make sure that i didn't miss it. will keep y'all posted. i didn't experience a popping from the clutch pedal one prior time, it was caused by a broken clip. however the symptoms are differrent because that time the problem was that the clutch pedal was sticking for a split second before it returns. now this time, its changed the way the clutch engages and also the clutch got very hard/heavy with some free play.
  14. hi All, i was driving a few nights ago when i felt a Pop or snap under my clutch pedal. since then the clutch's felt very hard and much deeper with free play. it used to be the clutch would engage all the way up but since the incident it now engages very quickly, and much shorter. i want to say the clutch itself is not worn cuz it just can't happen over night. i am suspecting the master or slave cylinder to be the problem but am not sure. i am still puzzled on how the pop/snap can be linked to this. any advice would be appreciated. 2002 boxwter s 6 speed Paul
  15. i called today and they have the mobil 1 5w-50 in stock, also the delvac 75w-90 gear oil. only problem is that u must have an acct with them and they will not sell the gear oil by the gallon but only by the case of 4 so i guess i need to find someone to share it with.........if anyone is interested in the southern CA area PM me i am located in the SF valley.
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