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  • Present cars
    98 Boxster, 2000 Outback, 2002 Carerra
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    66 Mustang GT, 78 RX-7

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  1. I too need to adjust the throttle cable. I have the cover off the adjustment box and it is just a set of cams connecting two cables. There seems to be an adjuster on the cable going to the throuttle body but I can not get it to move. Any clues?
  2. Put it up and then take the fuse out. In early Boxsters there's a fuse just for the spoiler.
  3. I would not event try on a '97. There were changes in the suspension in '98 to allow 18" wheels. 18's are not advisable on a '97. I have put Carrera wheels on our '98 after figuring all the tire and rim locations and getting some 25mm spacers and longer lug bolts for the rear. Be very careful in putting different wheels on your car. If the offsets are not correct and you torque the lug bolts down you may bend a strut.....
  4. The pet on line shows the wire going to the right hand side ofa UK car, page 202 https://techinfo.porsche.com/techinfo/pdf/e...986_KATALOG.pdf . It's a small wire with a loop on the end, silver-al colored. Usually the front of the wheel well liner has to be peeled back and then look inside with a light and find it. If you have not owned the car new you might check the toe-hook opening in the front bumper, some people reroute the cable to right behind the cicular plastic plug on the right hand side of the bumper.
  5. Strike the Bentley manual but buy something. The B will help with a lot of things but not right for your car. Might contact Porschelibrarian a renntech member. How did your car get the mods if you're so inexperienced?
  6. Relax Smack you can do this and more, you know to stay at a Holiday Inn Express... Not sure why you need the seats... Some people say ATE Blue is OEM with a blue die. Many people do not like the Blue because it stains the resovior... They use ATE Gold or Original. Both are fine for street use. Pads - most like Pagid orange pads for the track. They make noise in street use and are objectable to some. Stock pads are fine if they are thick enough but they don't stop as well or last. ATE comes in leter cans, usually enough for a flush but buy two cans (gold or original) and you'll have eno
  7. Before: Oil should be at least 40W and maybe 50W if it is really hot. Brake fluid should be changed once a year. Be sure pads and rotors are thicker than spec . No cracks in the rotors between holes. Bleed brakes and look over tires before each DE. Look around the wheels and under the engine, leaks rubs cv joint boats. Do the PCA pretech check.
  8. If your on the level as you should be it doesn't matter. Slightly better to have the car in gear with the ebrake on....
  9. Sounds like BS. A minute or two or five should be an eternity to the electgronics....
  10. On Us cars it's just in front of the passenger's side front wheel well. I assume this is the driver's side in the UK. You need to pull the wheel liner back or down to find it. I have rerouted mine to be behind the plug in the bumper for the tow hook. Makes it much easier to get to in a case like this.
  11. Check the TSB's, I remember one on the top for 97-98 years of Boxster. I got all the parts in a kit from a dealer. There were two gearboxes, two wire cable drivers, and the mounting hardware for the gearboxes. I remember all this being about 1K$'s. Whatever parts are broken or bend should also be replaced, these are usually the drive arms for the clamshell and the top. If you earch around you should be able to find more info as this has been a popular topic.
  12. All depends .... Porsche will recommend that the tires be like make and model on all four wheels for stuff like ABS and PSM to work properly. If the car is new you may only be able to get a matching tire from Porsche. You may want to replace both tires on the same axle at the same time, front or rear. Mismatch tires on the front/rear will work but the ABS or PSM may kick in or may not ... I had this on a 996 with Conti's in the front qand Michelins in the rear- when cold the abs would kick in on the front trires too soon. On the other hand for a daily driver almost any tires will do for gettin
  13. I would check the TSB's for replacement of the drives and adjustment. Also see manuals. As a start I set the arms to the same length as the old ones. Having been through this I would spend the bucks for the replacement drives. I remember getting it all done with the older drives and then having big problems again....
  14. What model and year is your car? If it is an early Boxster you may need to replace the drive gearboxs and flexible shafts from the motor drive to the gear boxes.
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