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Funny, my 01 S did the same thing yesterday on the way to work. Looked out the rearview to see a giant smoke screen. Engine was still running ok with no idiot lights. It's sitting in the shop right now awaiting a new AOS. Better than the alternative....
So I tried the recirc with + button on our 01 S and it does not work. Maybe it has something to do with PCM. Right now the PCM display is in Celsius while the OBC and Climate control are in Farenheit. The recirc button trick does not change either the OBC or climate control display in our car.
I was playing with the fiancee's car yesterday while chauffeuring her on some errands... the car comes equipped with PCM. Using the PCM interface I can switch the computer to Celsius and kph... The gas mileage readings even can be switched to l/100 km. What is funny is that all of these settings ONLY affect the PCM display. The dash computer always shows MPG, MPH, and degrees Farenheit. Kind of weird to be able to see both sets of numbers at the same time depending upon where I look. In my Audi A6, which is 2 years older, there is a special combo of buttons you can press on the climate control unit that converts the entire car between F and C, including the trip computer. It still to this day blows my mind that in a more expensive Porsche that there are far less features like this than in a sedan manufactured by one of their sister companies. Ah well, it's a trade for HP and handling I guess :)
Didn't respond right away, but we did this procedure too just a couple weeks ago after picking up the car. No freezing or anything, picked up the parts at the dealer on the way to get the top. The sleeves dropped right in... both sides took perhaps 30 minutes total. Thanks for the quality writeup... made the job easy!
Just read through this thread.... to address some of the older posts, my 2001 S toolkit did come with a wheel hanger bolt for easier wheel mounting. I have one empty slot in my kit but seem to have all the important stuff in the kit. But it has the same chromed finish as the lug wrench so I assume it is factory original.
So fired up... just finished the drive home from Seattle. The car needs a few things - new tires and brake pads, and an alignment. We also picked up a hardtop on the way back from a different seller. Funny thing is when we got there to bolt up the top, they were two different whites. The top is the more pure white while the car is the more antique white. So, guess I'll have to get the top painted eventually. Honestly didn't event think to confirm they were the same white. Doh. Anyway, just wanted to share my happiness, and to say thanks for the awesome writeup on the hardtop spinlocks in the DIY section. Using that article it took me all of 20 minutes to get them in and get the top on. No issues at all. In fact the top sealed nicely with no rattles or squeaks on the way back at all, including a couple shots above 80 on the highway. Monday she's going in for a couple basic things, but other than that, fired up to have a third Porsche in the driveway. Will post a couple pics once I get things cleaned up tomorrow. Next up I will use the ignition switch DIY to fix that thing. Was driving home and the headlights would not turn on correctly. Pulled over and restarted the car and jimmied the key and everything was fine. Eric
Hey guys, I didn't mean to badmouth Sunset. They make a lot of people happy. Loren, they don't have competition. They are the only dealer in a 3 hour radius. I've driven that far to go to a dealer. That's not competition by my definition. Anyway, no worries, just wanted to share my happiness. Can't wait to have the thing here to drive!
OK, I'm sure Sunset is nice to everyone else, but I actually live in Portland where they are located. They don't do deals for local folks, regardless of PCA membership status. They charge full price or insist on charging shipping and all that nonsense. We get the deal one day a year IF we drive across town to go there for 'Customer Appreciation Day'. Suffice to say, I do absolutely no business now with Sunset, nor will I ever. They are a local monopoly with no motivation to compete for local business. It's funny that they will sell for such 'great' prices to everyone else... but then screw the locals. My maintenance is done by an indy, and if I need parts they come from the indy and not the dealer. WAY cheaper.
For sure... I'm comfy with doing most maintenance by myself. Otherwise I certainly could not own all these cars. The Boxster will be driven by my fiancee most of the time, in her capacity as a corporate auditor. It needs brake pads straight away so I'll be doing those soon. I do have a shop that I trust that works on my Audi, so I have someone to go to when I just need it taken care of immediately. But basic maintenance will be on me. Just another excuse to buy a lift ;)
Good day all... figured I'd drop a post in this forum to say hello. I'm a Porschephile since youth and currently own two 944's, one NA and one turbo. I just expanded my collection with a 2001 986S however... pick it up Friday morning. White with black interior and top. Lightly optioned but it does have heated seats, PCM, sound package, trip computer, crested seats, and cd changer. It's in overall very good condition with only a couple issues like two funky centercaps, a scratch or two on the interior, and it needs some brakes. I've looked at a ton of these in the last few months and have found them to have widely ranging maintenance levels, mileage, and overall condition. Some are babied, some not, some have new motors, some not. Makes for very difficult decisions when shopping. I'm also picking up a hardtop for it the same day from another seller. We really want one for the winter season to fight off the Portland rain. Anyway, just wanted to say hello as I'll likely be spending a bunch more time here in the future. I have been on AudiWorld and Rennlist for several years, and look forward to hanging out here as well. Of course I'll post some pics as soon as I get the car back. Eric