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mikefocke last won the day on December 17 2020

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  • Present cars
    '01 986 Boxster S TIP arctic silver
  • Former cars
    99 Boxster (totaled)
    70 914
    66 Alfa Gulia 1600 Spyder
    63 Alfa Gulietta Veloce 1300 Spyder
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  1. Air Oil Separator (AOS) while the engine is out is easier. If racing, deep sump and or sump baffles. Engine and transmission mounts. Alignment afterwards.
  2. Recall we are talking about cars that are ~20 years old now. Maintenance history? Maintainer experience? Maintainer tools and documentation? Multiple owners? Storage conditions? Etc. And on a forum, you seldom see postings from those that don't have any problems. True of any make and model. And JFP sees more and more difficult problems than an individual would ever see.
  3. With the price of decent running older boxsters I'm not sure it makes any sense to do anything but parting out the one you have. Now if the exterior and interior were pristine and all it was was a motor swap, it makes sense. But with that much needed I can see you investing too much in that chassis. Going to a different engine means needing much more than just swapping an engine. Electrical differences. Axle and transmission differences. And finding one in good shape with low miles is getting more difficult.
  4. I've communicated with JFP publicly and privately on Boxster subjects for probably 15 years and I have never seen a single sign of his attempting to make a penny. I know he had a shop, knew the general location but never knew even the name of the shop or its exact location. Which is startling in this day and age of self promotion. He offers insights freely and for free. How he manages to avoid burnout is well beyond my understanding.
  5. A 3.2 1998? The '98s were all 2.5s from the factory.
  6. So was the pulley old or was it something mechanical with the idler pulleys that caused it to go bad? Those things are good for mile and miles. We are searching for cause and effect here so you don't shred another one.
  7. The panel JFP is talking about is a vertical panel that will show you the belt and the items that direct it. As he has said, just slide the seats forward, tilt them forward, remove the carpet on the rear firewall behind the seats and lo and behold there will be an obvious easy access panel that lets you see the front of the engine. Don't have to do a thing with the top to get at the belt or idler pulleys and they can be replaced without the top up. You may find some info on the top mechanisms here. thetop-itsmaintaince&replacement - mikefocke2 SITES.GOOGLE.COM
  8. Lola, the typical issue has been grounding. https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/airbagwarninglighttsb My '01 went to the dealer three times before they got it right. The last two were on them.
  9. You looked at the PET pages 280 and following deals with the dash
  10. There must be as many opinions as there are P-car owners. For more than you ever wanted to know, visit https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/
  11. https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/airbagwarninglighttsb has some thoughts on diagnosis as well.
  12. I did the sill protector thing on one of mine but elected to have a ****** aluminum one that wolled over the painted enge. I was buying for protection as I tended to drag my feet over there as I got in. I bought from a small supplier here in the US IIRC. I did see what seemed to be the ones in your picture at several US dealers when I googled. Click on the more pictures and see if you don't find something. I presume you posted the same question on boxsa.net which is a UK site.
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