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About sobefun

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  • From
    Miami, Florida
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2001 Boxster
  • Former cars
    Porsche 914
    Porsche 928S
    Porsche 986 2002
  1. While cleaning the driver side footwell of my 06 987.C, I found two parts. The clip still has a bit of melted plastic from the part it was mounted on. I have no idea about the metal rod. Any ideas?
  2. Hello, During a recent drive in my 01 986, I noticed a fairly loud whistle/moan that was emanating from the front/passenger side of the car. I also noticed the smell of fuel. Upon a closer investigation, I traced the sound to the fuel tank vent valves and the surrounding area. After a bit of research, I have the following to report... If I loosen the gas cap while the engine is running, the whistle/moan sound will stop. During a short drive (while the car is starting to warm up), I stopped at a gas station to fuel up and the car would not start (turned over fine). I then took the cap off, tried to start it, then put it back on, it started. The sound has been traced to the item B in the attached photo. If I unplug item A, then the sound will stop. If I plug item A with my finger, then item B will start making the sound. Other than the sound issue, I cannot determine which part may be faulty. Could it be the Fuel Tank Bleeder Valve (Item A), or another part? I'd like to get your opinions prior to replacing parts by the process of elimination. Comments and/or additional troubleshooting steps would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kevin
  3. Hello, After moving my 01 Boxster from the driveway, I noticed a piece of rubber on the ground. The rubber piece located on the ground directly under the engine. In the attached image, the inside of the curve is part of the design, as well as the outside of the curve. The ends are where the rubber was torn. The thickness of the rubber is approx 5.1mm Does anyone have an idea as to what part this piece of rubber could belong to?
  4. Hello, I am wondering if anyone knows how to remove a 986 roof trim piece (#16 in the attached part diagram). I don't see any screws, but there is a rivet. It would be nice to remove the trim piece without causing any collateral damage. The diagram is from illustration 811-13 of the Porsche PET katalog.
  5. Recently, my front driver's side control arm link (986.341.043.03) snapped and needs to be replaced. I have removed the broken part and now would like to install the replacement. In my initial attempt, I was able to get the part partially installed, but was unable to get each end of the control arm lined up with the mounting points so they would accept the bolts. Does anyone know of a procedure for replacing this part of the front suspension?
  6. Hello, I am in need of a part number for a white, plastic clip that is used to fasten the bottom seat upholstery to the base of the seat. This part slides onto a rail, which is sewn onto the seat leather and then the clip is pushed through the cushion where it clips onto the base of the seat. Any help would be greatly appreciated. A photo has been attached. Please note this part has been damaged and is missing one of the barbed pieces. Kevin
  7. I'm considering replacing the seat leather on my 986 with a kit from one of the online vendors, but would like to first review a set of instructions or tutorial on the replacement process. Unfortuantly, I have not been able to locate anything relevant. Do any of you know of a good resource for such information?
  8. Thanks Maurice... Would you mind checking the link again? I clicked on it, but recieved a "Page not found" message.
  9. Help! My 2001 Boxster top will not raise all the way. This began to occur as an intermittant problem, but now it seems to have become permanent. When I attempt to raise the top, the clamshell will rise about 10 inches, then halts. I can move it back down, but when going back up, it stops at the same height. I am thinking it could be one of the microswitches. Does anyone have an idea as to what I should be looking for? Please assist Kevin
  10. That's the plan, first thing in the morning :-)
  11. Thanks. I'm basically in downtown Miami :-(
  12. Well, now that I'm back from travels, it's time to finish the project. Here's what I have done so far. Replaced the AOS and the tube that runs from the AOS to the intake. In the process, cleaned the intake (where I found quite a bit of oil). Changed the oil and did not see any sign of coolant. Checked the coolant.. no sign of oil. Here are my observations, some of which concern me.. The car seems to run fine. Idle is ok, surges just a little bit now an then, but nothing like before the AOS failed. If I take the oil cap off when the car is running, then the idle becomes rough (Demonstrating the effect of a vacuum leak) If I let the car idle, then the smoke becomes less and less, until not easily noticeable. As RPM goes up, more smoke comes out. This makes sense as the residual oil is burned off. A few drops of what seems like water come out of the tailpipe, every minute or so. (Yes, I am aware that it's not abnormal for a few drops to come out of an exhaust pipe) I've been running the car around the block, in an attempt to burn off the oil. To do it well, I could run the car up I-95, but I am concerned about getting pulled over by the police and also getting stuck if something else is amiss. Here's a link to a photo of the current amount of smoke after a trip around the block. http://i42.tinypic.com/32znoy8.jpg With all said, does the smoke look like it is being produced from oil or coolant?
  13. Ok. The idle is much better than before the AOS was replaced. It looks like I'm going to get dirty tonight.
  14. Thanks. One other question... Is there a chance that I could have missed a connection or misaligned the AOS that would cause the smoke to continue even after a new AOS has been installed?
  15. Is there something that I should clean in order to reduce the post repair smoke?
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