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About Stuttgart

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  • Birthday 02/09/1961

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    Ophthalmology (I'm an eye doctor)<br /><br />4x4 (Besides the Boxster, I also drive an Off Road 3 door Pajero, (Montero in US) )<br /><br />Golf (I'm not telling my high handicap here)

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    Santiago, Dominican Republic
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    2002 White Boxster w/hardtop
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    1986 300E MB
    1990 300E MB
    1997 E420 MB
  1. stratpa, mine started doing exactly the same thing a few days ago and more than that I've lost two "pixels" on the LCD screen, so now it doesn't display 91.3 but 31.3, or M JTE for MUTE as an example. I've lost the number two, as well, on the 1234567890 sequence above the ten inferior buttons so now reads 1 34567890. All functions are ok but the display goes dimmed for a few minutes and then goes bright again for no apparent reason. Mine's a 2002 986 Boxstser with Becker CD changer and rear speakers kit. I cleaned the contacts too with no success. If you find the right answer for this please let me know, I'll do the same for you. I'm thinking of bad LCD screen contacts inside the front panel. Thanks Stuttgart.
  2. Sounds absolutely logic! I'll buy that answer Thanks Rafael
  3. Ditto, I think anaysis is correct. Surprised you can hear it though. Regards, PK Well, in fact I don't hear the compressor but the difference in the motor sound. I know is very subtle but it can be heared as well as the sound of freon passing thru the expansion valve in its way to the evaporator. Plus the tach shows a short change in rpm's when it goes on again. You can also feel it: a bit warmer air for 30 sec or so. In slow traffic it doesn't matter, but when you're in the road shifting fast and frequently the time the compressor is off rises significantly so the cooling capacity is diminished.
  4. I've just bought my 2002 5 speed manual Boxster (986) from my partner who put 27,000 Km (16875 miles) in 5 years. He changed the evaporator because of leakage about a year ago. The A/C is working fine, lots of cold air even in the hot an humid days of the Caribbean where I live but...... when I suddenly press the accelerator pedal it kicks out the compressor for like 5 seconds and then kicks back on again, runs ok until I press fast on the pedal when kicks out again and so on. At first I thought this could be a feature for having all power when you need to accelerate fast (passing another car for example), but now I don't know. It does it even at idle: say you're stopped in a red light, you feel the compressor is on and cold air is blowing, then you rev it for a moment let it back to idle and about 5 seconds later you hear and feel the compressor kicking on again (meaning it went off while reving) and remains like this until you rev it to reassuming your drive. When I'm on a constant speed it does not turns off the compressor, thats why I have good cold air. Is this normal? Low refrigerant charge and pressure switch taking out the compressor? Thank you guys and girls in advance for your imputs Rafael
  5. Thanks for your welcome. I realize that I posted in the wrong forum because mine is a 986 not a 987. Anyway we're all "brothers in cars". This car that I just bought was my associate's (we are both eye doctors). The day he got it, new, I told him "I'll buy it from you the day you decide to sell it" That day was 3 days ago. Now I'm the proud owner of a Carrara white 2002 Boxster with hard top that makes the heads turn when drives on my city streets. My previous car was a E420 Mercedes which is a great car: smooth and powerful, now my Porsche is crisp and agile. I'll need some time for the transition, but when I see the crest on the steering wheel I know this is my kind of car. Thanks again
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