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    '01 986 Boxster S TIP arctic silver
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  1. Are you sure the dealer does the tops and doesn't outsource the job to the top shop? Where do you live? You can read about how complex a job it is installingarobbinstop - mikefocke2 SITES.GOOGLE.COM even if the brand is different. And replacingthetop-adiy - mikefocke2 SITES.GOOGLE.COM
  2. For those replying the Brit/AU term for a top is "hood".
  3. The code was often written by hand on the sticker by some maintenance tech. Baring that, there is a specific thread here. All others will be ignored. Search lost radio code to find it, post your data and wait a day or so.
  4. Oh heck, I've said it privately and I'll now say it publicly, JFP has done more IMS swaps than any of you combined. He has to pay in reputation and/or dollars if any of his work fails. He has a vested interest in doing it right the first time. He has no financial connection to LN. He chooses parts for their reliability and their ability to not cost him time, money and reputation. Because if it fails, it costs him in all three areas. How do I know all this? Well I've been following this issue for at least 12 years to back before any Flat6/LN product was publicly available. I know how many engines they blew up testing. And since LN was the first vendor to produce a kit and the first to produce instructions and tools for something Porsche said couldn't be done, I got interested and was talking back in the day pretty regularly to Jake, emailing to Jake and Charles. How many bearing materials did they use? How many versions of the races? You buy today you aren't getting their first version of either the bearing, the accessories, the instructions or the tools. You'd be buying well beyond the 10 thousandth one they sold. It is your car, your money, your choice. He will probably delete this but if it saves someone from going off in a wrong direction...
  5. If you are talking a small piece of body work at the top of the rear fender just behind the doors, in early Boxster models they were for attachment of a roof/hood luggage/ski/bike rack. Underneath them are mounting bolt holes I presume. IIRC you just pry them up and off. I remember when I crashed my '99 one of them popped off due to the door being driven back into it. By '01 they were not fitting them.
  6. Since the LN bearings are made uniquely for them with unique races and other parts of the kit also unique ... and since the instructions have gone through many revisions to improve them and since the LN tools are designed to make the process successful .... Not ever saying that other approaches can't be successful.
  7. I am not be sure of what you are describing as emergency lights Is what is not lighting up the row of round warning lights below the big three dials? Has any work been done on the car recently?
  8. Seems illogical but true. Opposite of what you'd expect.
  9. Bulb removed? What OBD reader was used to determine this signal was not there?
  10. I've seen very few if any transmission experts posting on all the forums I frequent. Partially because few OBD2 transmission diagnostics are available cheaply. But mostly because people with the TIP just take it to a ZF specialist as they may be less inclined to DIY.
  11. JFP is this true for after delivery installs of Litronics as well as factory optioned ones?
  12. Any history you have would help too. Miles on car. When did the problem start. Anything happen around the same time. That way when you bought it? The fact that it is on a single side of the engine helps rule a few things as less suspect. Use the Durametric to look at cam deviations.
  13. In the PET it seems to be a driver listed as part 996 105 185 54 judging from the illustration 103-00 part #28. But I'll bet someone has one lying around from a broken motor.
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