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Everything posted by d9b

  1. Henry, Your install looks great. Did you install the sub yourself, or did Monney do it for you? Thanks!
  2. Well after a bunch of research on this forum, I think I know how to fix this problem. :clapping: I've got the top into the service position and all of the ball joints disconnected. The plastic sheath of the transmission cable has expanded causing one side of the top not to move (even though it appears I have the 'newer' cables 986-561-717-02). The only real damage done appears to be a bent V-joint, which I will attempt to reshape. Also the clamshell looks tweaked, but that doesn't sound like a big deal to bend back. Should I be replacing the arms with the red joints while I have it apart? Thanks to everyone who gave input on this problem. Peace.
  3. I've got the same problem with my top - it is stuck in the closed position and only one side of the clamshell will open. I will hopefully open it up this weekend. So I've owned this car since March (an '00 Boxster with 11K miles when purchased), and already I've replaced the MAF sensor, the coolant leaks, and the top broke. Should I trade this thing in?!?
  4. Hope this works... Remove Carpet Tank Cluster Condensation
  5. I pulled the carpet out tonight - like you guys said not a big deal. I was surprised to find .... nothing. No pooling at all and clean as a whistle. This car was rear-ended with the previous owner (my in-laws :P ) so the coolant resevoir was likely replaced. (The car had 13K miles on it when I acquired it). I felt around the bottom of the resevoir and couldn't feel anything that might be leaking coolant. I also noticed that on the trunk lid, in the oval that is directly above the 'cluster', there was condensation that I'm pretty certain is coolant. I've never done this before, but I'll try and post some pics in the next reply... So my leading theory at this point is my new cap is faulty. I'm hoping this is the case because it is the cheapest alternative at this point. As a first attempt, I will go back to the dealer and trade out the cap. After that I will try the pressure test.
  6. Ok time for me to jump in on this thread. I've had my '00 Boxster just over 3 months, and I've seen coolant dripping at the right rear tire location not long after I got the car. After reading this thread - I looked under the cover of the 'cluster' and noticed residue. I had the old cap, so I went out and spent $35 on a new cap and a quart of coolant. I cleaned out the old residue and tightened the new cap down leaving the cover off so I could see if the new cap was leaking. I'm still having the problem with a pool underneath the car after driving in the middle of the day (engine temp has always been fine). No residue around the cap. The leaking fluid is not significant (maybe 4 oz. each incident). I haven't pulled the carpet out yet, but I will do this soon. I've done a lot stereo work on other cars, so I was wondering if there are some tricks to pulling the carpet without damaging the plastic tabs that hold it down. I searched the forums for a topic on the carpet removal, but didn't find anything. I know this is probably no big deal, but I don't want the carpet to be loose when I reinstall it. Next step after that will be the pressure test - I can do that at any shop that works on radiators? Thanks for the help...
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