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    Midwest
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2000 Boxster S, 2000 Acura 3.2TL, 2003 Honda Odyssey, 1995 Chevy CK2500
  • Former cars
    1990 Honda Prelude 4WS
  1. I just replaced my oem 18" Continental ContiSport with Michelin PS2 on my '00 S. I used to keep the pressure 29 front and 36 rear as per manual which gave even wear. What pressure should be PS2 be set at. The tire installer advised me to increase pressures since PS2 has a higher minimum pressure than the ContiSport. Bascially, the minimum pressure difference must be added to compensate. I don't know the minimum pressure for either tire, so I call upon you guys for for guidance.
  2. Driver under seat appears to be okay (not wet). I did not remove seat for an unobstructed view. The interior doors seem to going off normally now. I am definitely getting a power drain from somewhere (alarm not engaged). I lost 0.5 volts in less than a few hours. Disconnecting battery, it continues to hold power steady. I ordered ignition switch and shoudl get it next week. Any others thoughts beside ignition switch, I should check?
  3. I usually keep the dome light in the off position. It does appear to move freely and turn on/off okay. I had not thought of checking the electronics below drivers seat which I will inspect today. One of neighbors has a '99 996 and told me yesterday he experienced a similar light issue which got progessively worse involving other electronics when his ignition switch went bad. This malfuntion did not repeated itself yesterday. I will kep an eye onit and probably order a switch just in case.
  4. The lights were on for about 1-2 hours. I am going to keep an eye on this to make sure I don't get stuck somewhere with a dead battery. Hopefully, it has nothing to do with the recent battery change. I know ignition switch is a common problem and an easy diy. Just wondering if others have seen this same issue just before needing to replace ignition switch. The tumbler does seem to turn okay and key can be removed without jockeying it around.
  5. I noticed this evening while garage light was off that my interior doors lights remained on. I checked and both doors were properly closed. The lights would go off if I put key back into igniition or turned alarm on. I had replaced an oem battery with Optima 34r red top earlier this week. Possibly the oem battery had died because of this drain, I finally got the interior lights to go off - but not sure what it finally took to do it. Is this the start of needing to replace ignition switch? The key does seem to rotate okay and isn't getting stuck when being removed.
  6. Quick update. Got Boxster back yesterday. Repairs went well. I had them change the intermediate shaft seal also and charged for part only. It wasn't leaking but figured it is already apart. It is nice to have my car back even though I only dropped it last Wednesday night. The clutch feels better even though they didn't change it. :D
  7. Both warranty company and dealer came thru :D . I will only need to pay a $100.00 warranty deductible. Car should be ready middle to end of next week. If anyone needs a Chicago dealer, then I would certainly recommend Porsche Exchange of Highland Park, IL. As a matter of fact, they were ones that leased out the 928S for Risky Business with Tom Cruise filmed in Chicago.
  8. So far I am also having an excellent experience with my dealer "Porsche Exchange" of Highland Park, IL. My 2000 S is in for a rms leak. While checking they saw a valve leak on the left side which they consider more important that the rms. They are dealing with my warranty company, EasyCare, to sought out matters. They have not taken the transmission apart yet to know the extent of damage. They did ask for performing oil change, etc.; however, when I told them I did it myself earlier this year including brake flush - they did not push it. They did recommend checking out the airbag systems which they said most customers decline and also did not push it. I figured why not and approved the $159. I would hate to have an airbag failure or a repair declined by warranty due to not servicing as recommended. I am fortunte that since buying this car used in Nov '03, I have not needed any repairs - just routine maintenance. Owning a Porsche has been the most pleasurable experience for me. I knew about rms and other issues within a short time of purchasing car so this is not a surprise. It was more a question of when and not if. My extended warranty has remained unused since Nov '03 so the insurance company should be hopefully be cooperative.
  9. http://media.putfile.com/Borla-mp4 I believe this link was posted on 986forum.
  10. I am so sorry. Vandalism is horrible. Try a Bug/Tar remover from autostore and allow to soak for a few hours using towel. Try to avoid too harsh solvents and rubbing which can ruin/cloud paint finish. Best of luck.
  11. I purchased a pair of rear clears (to replace amber) for about $125- thru Porsche dealer online. If you only need 1, then e-bay would probably be best way to go. I have seen replacements go as low $10-
  12. Here is a link for someone who performed rms repair himself. http://www.c-speedracing.com/howto/996rms/rms1.php Good luck.
  13. If you are talking about the storage compartment, then there wouldn't be light of sight for detection. The radar detector wherever installed should have unimpeded light of sight on front and rear of vehicle.
  14. I have 2 floor jacks that I am pretty pleased with. A Sears Craftsman 2 ton racing jack. It is low profile and light-weight for easy moving around the garage. You can pick it up without getting a hernia. It cost around $169- The other jack is from Costco. It is a 3.5 ton and also low profile with lifiting height thru 22". I believe it cost about $89-. The only drawback is the weight. You can not pickup it up, it must be rolled around only (you will get a hernia with this one).
  15. Thanks for everyones help. It is actually my neighbors car. Apparently, he has only been driving short distances (5-6 miles) for the last several trips before going to testing station. He will now drive car for extended periods and on the highway before returning for testing. I also have an OBDII with IM readiness feature to double check. Thanks again.
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