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  1. My car is a MY02 3.2S and lately, when idling, it will sometimes emit a low on/off 'moan' from the front, like a buzzer with laryngitis. What is she trying to tell me?
  2. I've posted on this problem before with no success so perhaps this time I'll be lucky. My MY02 3.2S with PCM1 spends considerable periods unused, and when I get back into the car the Cursor/Icon triangle in Nav behaves erratically, and revolves slowly in a 360 degree fashion. Eventually it may right itself, like it did before, but this time it's taking longer. Anyone have a suggestion. Will disconnecting the battery, and re-initialising the system help.
  3. schlerb, You didn't say what mileage is on the car. !! It it's high, it could be (read probably is) wear in both the starter pinion and the ring gear, bearing in mind that the motor will invariably stop in the same position almost every time, with the result that the starter is engaging on the same teeth of the ring gear time, and time again. This diagnosis will only apply to very high mileage. On the other hand a squeeling belt.....is a squeeling belt, while a rasping starter pinion, and ring gear is , eh........ a rasping metally sound. ........or it could be an elephant........is
  4. This was post number 6. Okay so it's officially called a PCV, yeah right...... but wasn't I on the money? Do I not win the prize?
  5. There was a guy on Ebay who did a range of plastic windows for soft-tops and the Boxster was one of them. I thought I had his info saved somewhere, but I just can't find it. His kit included everythig to the job yourself, with needle and strong stitching cord/line , and it seemed to be a great solution at a very reasonable price. Search/seek and you may find.
  6. Shawn, The comedians are so busy upstaging one another that they forgot the question, it always happens over the weekend.......too much beer. Haha I would hazard a guess at the gizmo being a 'breather/vent, or one way valve' type thing. probably on some of the pipes attached to the crankcase.
  7. What sound system is fitted to the car? If you have the full system, with mult-speakers, it could be the amplifier, which is fitted to the front bulkhead just above the spare wheel, as it comes to life, and energises the speaker cones.
  8. Since there is no loss of coolant, and no surge in the header tank with the cap off, I suspect that it's not coolant, but oil related. To be very sure of this get to the exhaust outlet, while a friend revs to the magical 4.5K ( but only do this when the car if fully warmed up). Determine if the cloud coming from the exhaust is water vapour of or oil. Your hand will tell you if is vapour, and you nose will tell you if it is oil burning as smoke. If it is smoke all is not necessarily lost just yet! Is the car possibly overfull of oil ? It does happen, and will manifest itself as smoke bu
  9. A quick substantial puff of smoke on startup, after the car has been standing, is almost always the result of one or more, bad valve stem seals. and seats, which allows oil to leak past into the cylinder, during the period that the car has been stationary for a goodly period of time. The culprit is your number 4 cylinder.
  10. Do you have to do a significant top-up of the coolant after a good hard drive when white smoke/steam/vapour is visible in rear view mirror? If the answer is yes then you are losing coolant either through a blown head gasket or maybe a cylinder liner. You can also do a simple test bu getting a friend to bring the revs up to your magical 4.5K level while you observe the coolant header tank in the rear trunk, and see doesw it begin to overflow of bubble up violently. The more scientific method is to get hold of a pressure test kit, which consists of a hand operated pump and pressure guage,
  11. Are you losing much coolant during the hard drive at 4.5K+ when you see clouds of white smoke/vapour? Does it require a serious top-up after that? Does the cooling system get excessively pressurised during that drive?
  12. I agree with Chris. Why would you think of revving a cold motor to the redline. That will eventually shorten the life of the engine severely.
  13. The excess oil doesn't sit in the sump of 986 S........it's a dry sump engine......and the quantity you're talking about here won't cause any problem.
  14. Will the Actron CP9135 OBD II AUTO Scanner read Boxster codes?
  15. I do believe there is one in what would normally be referred to as the transmission tunnel underneath.
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