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    98 boxter 3.4 conversion, 02 Mercedes G500
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  1. for the fuel filter http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=19950
  2. OK. Finally problem solved: 1) I had 3 bad O2 sensors, and I know why. Well actually I got 3 after market O2 sensors "$18 each- I was curious". I cut the old sensors connectors and reconnected the wires from new sensors to old connectors. Now I am not sure if the sensors are not good for boxster’s application, or if I made a mistake and miss-wired. As a solution I got 3 new O2 sensors and that resolved the issue. "I shall get the after market O2 sensors try and re-wire them see if I can make them work". Car did not run rich any more, no smelly exhaust or black smoke. 2) The second part of the problems was caused by a leak in the cold Air intake hose connecting air throttle body to air intake cone. All the after market hoses I purchased "as much as $375" did not work and kept leaking air. I think they did not work because they were designed to fit a car with e-gas air throttle “which points opposite direction from none e-gas. At the end I got 3" aluminum pipe + 2 x 90 degree silicone hoses + 2 straight silicone hoses and D-clamps. Customizing cold air intake hose is the way to go. Looks nice, fits perfect. No more Air leaks and no more CE warning!! "p.s i shall add pics later in my '2.5tip to 3.4 conversion' post" A serious thank you to Loren and Todd, you guys rock Thanks again Ali :renntech: Do you mind posting the info on the generic o2 sensors that you used? Where did you buy them? Did you do any special type of connection from the old wires - new? I shall post the info soon, I will try and correct my wiring and use all 4 generic sensors this time "last time I used 3 generic and one factory original". I got the O2 sensors off of ebay for about $25 each I think "on ebay under boxster parts". I shall rewire, reinstall and see if that resolves the problem. Goldnogard What kind of fuel mileage were you getting when it was running without all the CEL's problems Catman The CEL problems started right after i installed the 3.4 on my boxster, so i always had the CEL lights from day one. after swapping the O2 sensors + fixing the cold air leak, thats when all CEL codes were corrected. only now my 3.4 boxster runs normal "i am guessing it has the same fuel mileaga as a 996". if you have other ways of telling fuel mileage let me know and i shall test. Ali
  3. That will depend on what the fault code is that turned the airbag light on. Well after the 3.4 install on my boxster, the airbag light came automatically. When I plug my ODBII it shows no error codes “using 996 odometer in my boxster”. From what I read here, it seems like a Durametric tool should clear the airbag light. I was just wondering would clearing the airbag light affect the airbags or disable them? No, clearing the fault does not affect the air bag performance. If the fault is still present it will cause a fault (and light) again until the fault cause is corrected. thanks
  4. OK. Finally problem solved: 1) I had 3 bad O2 sensors, and I know why. Well actually I got 3 after market O2 sensors "$18 each- I was curious". I cut the old sensors connectors and reconnected the wires from new sensors to old connectors. Now I am not sure if the sensors are not good for boxster’s application, or if I made a mistake and miss-wired. As a solution I got 3 new O2 sensors and that resolved the issue. "I shall get the after market O2 sensors try and re-wire them see if I can make them work". Car did not run rich any more, no smelly exhaust or black smoke. 2) The second part of the problems was caused by a leak in the cold Air intake hose connecting air throttle body to air intake cone. All the after market hoses I purchased "as much as $375" did not work and kept leaking air. I think they did not work because they were designed to fit a car with e-gas air throttle “which points opposite direction from none e-gas. At the end I got 3" aluminum pipe + 2 x 90 degree silicone hoses + 2 straight silicone hoses and D-clamps. Customizing cold air intake hose is the way to go. Looks nice, fits perfect. No more Air leaks and no more CE warning!! "p.s i shall add pics later in my '2.5tip to 3.4 conversion' post" A serious thank you to Loren and Todd, you guys rock Thanks again Ali :renntech: Do you mind posting the info on the generic o2 sensors that you used? Where did you buy them? Did you do any special type of connection from the old wires - new? I shall post the info soon, I will try and correct my wiring and use all 4 generic sensors this time "last time I used 3 generic and one factory original". I got the O2 sensors off of ebay for about $25 each I think "on ebay under boxster parts". I shall rewire, reinstall and see if that resolves the problem.
  5. I have an extra DME, whish you luck man. i see tholyoak is helping you.. so you are in good hands ;)
  6. That will depend on what the fault code is that turned the airbag light on. Well after the 3.4 install on my boxster, the airbag light came automatically. When I plug my ODBII it shows no error codes “using 996 odometer in my boxster”. From what I read here, it seems like a Durametric tool should clear the airbag light. I was just wondering would clearing the airbag light affect the airbags or disable them?
  7. Well I did not address the whole suspension issue yet. I took my car to an alignment shop for standard alignment, so far so good. But I do want to lower the car in the rear a little, plus see how far can I go with perfecting handling. I had Eibach springs with standard boxster suspension prior to this; the car drove more comfortably with the Eibach springs. Yes now it seems harsh in comparison to before. Where did you hear or read it rides harsh with k-sports? Any info would be helpful with my current updates. Thanks Ali
  8. Ok it seems like I resolved my CE issues with the car, now I need to buy a Durametric tool to clear Airbag light. Does any one know if airbag light would prevent airbag from working? Ali
  9. OK. Finally problem solved: 1) I had 3 bad O2 sensors, and I know why. Well actually I got 3 after market O2 sensors "$18 each- I was curious". I cut the old sensors connectors and reconnected the wires from new sensors to old connectors. Now I am not sure if the sensors are not good for boxster’s application, or if I made a mistake and miss-wired. As a solution I got 3 new O2 sensors and that resolved the issue. "I shall get the after market O2 sensors try and re-wire them see if I can make them work". Car did not run rich any more, no smelly exhaust or black smoke. 2) The second part of the problems was caused by a leak in the cold Air intake hose connecting air throttle body to air intake cone. All the after market hoses I purchased "as much as $375" did not work and kept leaking air. I think they did not work because they were designed to fit a car with e-gas air throttle “which points opposite direction from none e-gas. At the end I got 3" aluminum pipe + 2 x 90 degree silicone hoses + 2 straight silicone hoses and D-clamps. Customizing cold air intake hose is the way to go. Looks nice, fits perfect. No more Air leaks and no more CE warning!! "p.s i shall add pics later in my '2.5tip to 3.4 conversion' post" A serious thank you to Loren and Todd, you guys rock Thanks again Ali :renntech:
  10. Actually I had the same problem. I have a cold air intake "obviously no snorkel" one night I was driving and every thing seemed normal until it started raining, the car started hesitating and I noticed loss of performance, it seems almost like the car was gonna shut down!! Next day "sunny day" I drive the car and no problems. So I take the cone air intake filter out and notice dry dirt in the shape of raindrops around the cone filter housing. Now I am not sure if the rain caused the problem but it sure does seem that way.
  11. Looks like you made a big jump! WOW! Have Fun! it has been a lot of fun so far, and i am learning alot as i go thanks :) Ali
  12. Ok some upgrades i did : :D " 19" wheels, 19X8.5 front + 19X10 rear + pirelli Pzero tires" Ksport adjustable Coilovers, Adjustable Camber "The 3 pics above" Tools to adjust coilover "from left to right.. (6brake line holder + 4 rubber gourmet) + ( 4 ride comfort adjustment pins "with orange head" ) + (ride hight adjustment tool "2 black pieces in the bottom" ) " Coil over installed "notice the braided brake line" Cross drilled brake rotor and painted caliber red + white porsche sticker better pic of braided brake line "you can also see the Fabspeed 3.2 headers" Rear Brace Front brace Eibach Anti-roll bar kit "front and rear" "notice my foot on bottom right hand side ha ha ha" Adjustable front tension rods Adjustable rear toe arms Adjustable rear track arms I used wooden base covered with matching carpet to mount amp1 + capacitor + 2sets of cross overs then i added a 2nd floor out of plexi glass to mount amp2 and 2nd set of cross overs, eh first time doing this but i think it looks good.. i hope lol.. oh yeah and i got rid of the spare tire to make space :( here is whats inside: Amp 1 : “A/D/S PQ40.2” 4 x 100Amp true RMS to run front and rear speakers “high and mids”. Speakers and cross overs: 2 X MB quart Qsd-213 for front and rear speakers . Amp 2 : Rockford Fosgate to run subwoofer Subwoofer : Focal 13ks , 5” 180 Watts “Bass” Capacitor : Alumapro Cap5 , 5 Farad. Head unit : Nakamichi CD-400 And by the way with this audio system music sounds clear , crisp and sweet with convertable up or down "love it" I modified both side doors with fiber glass to make a box for the small yet powerfull 5" woofer "oh make sure you cover the side door covers when you work with fiber glass, that dust is really hard to clean.. again first time working with fiber glass ;)" ok i finished the sound system and all , but i need to take more updated pics, so i shall post some more pics later. Please excuse my delays i get busy with work . Thanks Ali :renntech:
  13. I replaced mine about a month ago. Yeah I wish I took pics too. To me the trick was to unbolt the support brackets for the 3 pipes, then push them out of the bracket “this will make them loose” now its easier to work with the fuel filter. Then I removed the small bolt on the strap holding the actual fuel filter. I pressed firmly on plastic connectors to 2 ends of fuel filter and unplugged fuel filter “make sure u have a rag handy fuel will drip”. Disconnecting the ground was hard, I had to use long nose plier “although not recommended”. Now the fuel filter is free, but I couldn’t fit it between the 3 pipes, so I pushed it towards the rear wheel “end of car” and that was the only way I was able to remove it. Then I installed the new fuel filter the same way I uninstalled. When connecting fuel lines make sure u don’t force the plastic ends, you should hear a click when connected properly. I hope this helps if not let me know, I will go under the car and take pics Ali
  14. Thank you, and congrats for the boxster. I shall post more updates as i figure out the rich mixture. Ali
  15. i am using the original boxster DME unit, but i flashed it "reprogrammed" to the 996 riginal "not sport or after market re-programming".
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