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Everything posted by mikefocke

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A 3.2 1998? The '98s were all 2.5s from the factory.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. You looked at the PET pages 280 and following deals with the dash
  9. 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/
  10. https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/airbagwarninglighttsb has some thoughts on diagnosis as well.
  11. 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.
  12. boxa.net may give you a source for the part that is more local. It is UK based.
  13. suggest you ask on Boxa.net as that forum is UK based. Sources are bound to be too. In the US, Crutchfield,com is a source for parts and instructions.
  14. https://sites.google.com/site/mikefocke2/whenyourbatteryisdead
  15. California Car Covers Noah fabric. Survived 5 years of wind, sun and snow (12") and ice, leaves and chestnuts and me using a push broom to get the snow off and get on the road. Easy one person on and off. Perfect after 5 years. Didn't scratch the finish of the car. Comes with a bag for storage but I just stuffed it in the frunk once dry. I had the locking cord to run under the body and secure the cover more but the elastic edge of the cover held up just fine. Cusom made with pouches for mirrors and even different for base and S. Not cheap ($242) https://www.calcarcover.com/
  16. It is wonderful in this time to hear a concern for data and expert analysis. So often you see a shotgun approach that only starts an expensive spiral. Good luck. These guys are good.
  17. Are you sure the MAF is the right one for your engine? See the table at the end of this page. There even may be updates from when that was put together but it will give you an idea of the breakpoints for the various parts.
  18. Often written on the sticker on the front of the hood or on the sticker in the maintenance history book.
  19. I neither have any records nor is that shop still in business. I stumbled on them via an online recommendation and when I wandered in and saw what was in their shop my jaw dropped. I got the alignment and then found a set of take off wheels and rims from a dealer in a very posh neighborhood. Sold my rims and I think my cost after everything for a set of Michelins was less than $400. They lasted so long I eventually replaced them for age reasons, not wear. After they had done my PPI, all the corrective work I wanted done etc the owner of the shop received an inheritance and quit the business. My specs wouldn't be good for you anyway as my wheels were 17"s and yours IIRC are 19"s. I do remember before the alignment the mechanic road tested the car (he drove a bit more vigorously than I did) and after the alignment the mechanic thoroughly road tested the car and then came back and rechecked the numbers. I don't think this was his first rodeo.
  20. See if instead of finding a generic alignment shop you can find one that sets up Porsches for racing. Meaning you find the head mechanic himself races and there are two cars with all the badging and roll-bars sitting in or just outside the shop. There is a difference between a generic "within specs" alignment and one done by someone who has intimate knowledge of what effect each adjustment has on handling and wear. I got a wear biased alignment that way that made my tires last and last.
  21. Might look at this post in this thread. I searched "camber".. There may be more but at l3east that gives you some other search terms to use to see if there have been previous threads.
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