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About perleman

  • Birthday 09/21/1979

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    London, UK
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    986 Boxster 2.5, 1998, 40k miles, Basalt Black with full black leather, sports suspension, AAC, '03 clear lights kit
  • Future cars
    Boxster S 3.4 295BHP
  • Former cars
    Golf GTi 20v turbo

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  1. Guys is anyone on this ultra technical forum able to help? I looked above the fuse board & I have a little tray that is horizontal, with the relays in facing up, that is almost impossible to reach. It has 5x relays in it & they are all small brown ones without porsche part numbers on. My car is a 997 C4S convertible - can anyone help!? I'm after the PSE relay, to do the cutout mod on, could it be on relay board 2 behind the seats? I'm wondering if the coupe & cab are different as the cab has a realy board in the back that mainly controlls the roof mech?
  2. I thought it was supposed to be above the fuse board in the drivers footwell but I really can't see it at all - help? Car is right hand drive btw... trying to find the PSE relay. THanks
  3. Hi, I did have this problem in exceptionally cold weather in 2007, however before I could take any remedial action it went away and never came back. I can only assume that it was due to too high viscosity of hydralic fluid in the unusually cold weather. Have since traded up to a 987 which is far more reliable. Am only posting this so others who may experience this issue might not immediatly start changing parts uneccesarily
  4. That article is offensively misleading. There has been a poll going on on Boxa.net about engine failure & there have only been 2 cases in a sample of 100, which is a bit more representative than a sample of 11. What a cretinous half-wit that made that assumption, do you not think if failure was 20% Porsche would have a reputation like Alfa Romeo. What an absolute idiot.
  5. Discovered a cracked rad today, it must have been a hairline a year ago that took ages to develop. I'm actually relieved in a way as it explains my recent spate of coolant loss & rules out engine damage issues (for now!) Questions: * To change one rad, do they have to spend a while bleeding / draining the cooling system? * If so, should I save some money longer term by change both rads (car is 10 years old manual 2.5 and neither changed so far) so rust is inevitable I suppose * How will I know if the AC condensors need doing at the same time / is that common? Ta
  6. Hi all, scary coolant loss issue. Car is a 98 2.5 manual with 54k miles on * 9 months ago one morning the temp light flashed, I topped up with water & took car to JZM in King's Langley. They spent 4 hours looking for leaking expansion tanks, radiators, coolant lines, and checking the head gasket, and found nothing wrong. * 4 months ago one day the same happened. I took it to PorscheTech in Finchley Road where Andy pressure tested the coolant and found nothing wrong, except a pin-sized hole at the top of the expansion tank through which nothing was noticably escaping (and not worth spending £500 on getting a new tank fitted to fix). I fitted the latest coolant cap BTW. * On tuesday I drove 300 miles * Wednesday morning, flashing light, I put in about 250ml water and light stopped flashing * Thursday morning, flashing light, I drove 2 miles, stopped, inspected it, coolant level was normal & when I re-started, it didn't flash any more! What are your thoughts - should I be worried about coolant leaking into the engine, or if this was the case would there clearly be evidence of oil in the coolant header tank? Surely a leak would have been detected by the 2 places I took it into? Quite worried now.
  7. Hi, I'm installing the laser sensor of my roadpilot, and need to place it either behind the number plate (and I'll make a small hole for the sensor in one of the black letters of the plate so it isn't noticable), or on the front grille to the side of the number plate. Where & how can I pass the cable into the cabin? It seems that there is a temperature sensor in the front bumper & the hole for that wire is very small, and the wire seems to come out a lot higher up in the front boot so would I need to remove the bumper to get at it... any help appreciated! Thanks
  8. I drive a 986 2.5 manual. TC doesn't seem to do anything much. Only when I have been driving like an idiot has the back started to come out and even then it's controllable so I'd say not to get anything that is likely to make you push it any further
  9. The wheels physically fit on but the 987 tyres are wrong so if you're buying a set with tyres on you'll need to change the rubber
  10. Have seen these for sale - will they fit my 986 2.5 (1998 MY)? Do they need spacers / different tires? Thanks Porsche 18" Carerra III wheels + tyres Full Set Front 235/40zr18 Rear 265/40zr18
  11. Perleman: Just wanted to make sure that you are aware of the location of the 'UP' and "DOWN" relays for the spoiler, i.e., in the trunk, on the driver's side, behind the carpet lining. Regards, Maurice. Thanks for that, I'll take a look & post back.
  12. A bit weird this, the spoiler is normally fine, and the switch opperates it as it should so clearly the motor etc is fine. Twice in the last few weeks I have got out of the car after a journey to find the spoiler still up & had to use the switch to lower it. What could it be - I'm assuming either a relay it's not getting speed info to the relays? BTW it's a 1998 2.5 manual 986
  13. I currently have a custom box I made myself that goes in the passenger footwell, parallel to the transmision tunnel, about 4 inchs deep - takes advantage of the space under the dash & fits a Pioneer 8" shallow mount sub. Not much of a match for the 10" Alpine I had in the boot of my GOlf before! I'm considering making a large but shallow box that fits the contours of the firewall behind the seat (sealed unlike the other guy on here who made a similar such design). Hoping that this will give me the bass I lust after... will report back. The rest of myy set up is FOcal components, with tweeters in the dash, woofers in the doors, and 2 x Lanzar 1" shallow mounts in a custom box on the rear parcel shelf that looks totally OEM. That has no bass whatsoever but is great for fill-in. I have 2 amps in the front boot mounted on carpeted MDF on the floor, plenty of power for the fronts & sub, with the rears being powered by the (Alpine) head unit's amp.
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