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  1. Well I got the CQLight kit today and seem to have a problem. If I understand correctly things should go in this order.......... Vehicle----Capacitor----Ballast----Igniter----Bulb But........the Capacitor has two plugs keyed differently. In other words it plugs into the Vehicle side fine but not the ballast side. If I leave out the capacitor the vehicle plug fits into the ballast plug fine. I don't plan to "leave out" the capacitor so I sent CQLights the issue. Anyone else seen this?
  2. Guess what, this is EXACTLY what I did yesterday. I didn't think I'd ever get an answer here and finally got a decent picture of both bulb bases. Didn't look like they would fit the same connectors so I ordered the CQ Lights 5000K complete kit. Thanks for the advice anyway, sounds like the best idea. (especially since that's what I decided ;) )
  3. I need to replace the 350Z bulbs with H7's. Seeing prices all over the place from $30 to $120 each. Any suggestions or recommendations? Also do the DS2 and the H7 fit the same connector/socket? I don't have a H7 here to compare. Thanks.........
  4. I just bought a clear set of used headlights with the 350Z conversion kit. This includes the "modified" back plates with the ballasts mounted. Here's my problem....... I'm not sure what bulbs are in the assembly and can't find any measurements/specs online to easily identify them, but they DO NOT aim correctly. They were REALLY high when I installed them so I adjusted them down to a somewhat reasonable level. Now the entire light (inside the assembly) is so low that my high beams are worthless. They're pointing at the road barely ahead of the car and the HID's are still a little high.
  5. I guess I should have posted this question there. I have read that thread in it's entirety before and although the 350z kit is mentioned, no long-term reports are there. I did put this question there........ Thanks, Tim Maybe an Admin would want to delete this thread?
  6. Anyone run the 350z kit for an extended time yet? I'm getting some clear headlights for my 97 which include the 350z backplate conversion as well as all the OEM pieces. I just don't want to spend this kind of money and get "browning" on my lenses. Thanks, Tim
  7. I'm getting a set of 01+ S clear ( non-amber ) headlights for my 97 Boxster. Included is the 350z conversion, backplates with the ballasts mounted and the bulbs used in the 350. My question.........anyone used this setup for any length of time? The last thing I want to do is spend this kind of money and have "browning" in the lenses. Any experience or advice appreciated...... Thanks...........
  8. Well I used some Castrol, GTX of course? Anyone installed one of these lately? The O rings are a sort of light brown almost tan color. I say the "rings" because the lower neck (not the bellows) where it goes into the case looks like three rings or a ribbed sleeve resembling three rings. Anyway It wouldn't "slide right in" so I got it started then tightened the two 10mm mount bolts underneath until flush. Looks like the third ring (or 1/3 of the sleeve) is visible outside the engine opening. Seems to be pretty square so I'm not too worried. Anyone know what the three fittings do? I k
  9. Read Mike Focke's write-up on this procedure and am in the middle of the project.............. According to him I need to get the "Kluber Syntheso Glep, Porsche Part #" to grease the O rings. Is this something I HAVE to have or will a substitute work? In the past on O rings I've just used white lithium grease or motor oil (applied sparingly). Thanks...........
  10. Thanks, just what I was looking for..........
  11. Here's my question......How do I get to the bottom tube where it enters the motor? The whole reason for changing these (according to Sunset) is the 97 had a felt seal at the case and the new hose has an O ring. I'm in the middle of this project right now on a 97, doing the AOS, Coolant Tank...etc. The guys at Sunset suggested I do the oil tubes while I'm in there. No mention from them about the sock, not sure it's needed.
  12. Chris, If those are the original tires don't judge by the sidewalls alone.... Look at the bottom of the tread grooves for cracking, like that on a belt that's old. Got dinged for tires on trade when I got rid of a 300Z Turbo with only 14K miles on original tires. The dealer pointed out the dry rot cracks in the tread. Never noticed myself but wouldn't want to wipe out a choice 97 Boxster like yours pushing it around a curve............
  13. Very likely was my 986. The owner had them look at the trans, but had Import Autohouse take out the trans and send it some place in Atlanta that specializes in tip rebuilds. Being as it was so low miles, he did not a core swap. While at Auto House, they drove it into a curb, so the front bumper cap had to have a re-spray. Not too much to say there. It looks fine, but still. The owner just wanted to get rid of it, so I was qouted what the dealers would give - $18.5K. An offer I could not refuse... I have not spent too much time at Euroclassics, but I have not been impressed so far. I did stumbl
  14. That's why I asked if he bought from the dealer or the owner. Euroclassics here in Richmond is INSANE on their used prices. They were sometimes higher by 5K than ANYONE in the country listed on cars.com for the same model/years/miles.....etc. In other words apples to apples comparisons. When asked why they were so high I got the old "we pick our cars to be the finest available, nicer than other's offerings...blah, blah, blah.." I pulled out some cars.com listings for $5,000 less and asked him how he knew his cars were nicer than the ones listed in California. For some strange reason the
  15. Chris, I think I saw your car in the dealer (Euroclassics) back in October/November. Did you buy from them or the private owner? They were working on the tranny then. If you find a good independent here in Richmond, please share with me. There's a Porsche club here (they call themselves that) called the "First Settlers Club". I can't get ANY response from them to allow me to post on their forum and ask for an independent. I bought a 97 with 42K on it from a retired American Airlines Mechanic in Chesterfield (the Highlands).
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