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    Porsche Boxster 987
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    Ferrari 355 GTB
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    BMW 318 E46

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  1. thanks, I just fitted the Goodrich steel braided hose. works great, didn't realise that these aren't cheap for that little piece of steel.
  2. Normally when i pressed on the brake pedal hard, I get a hard pressure on the pedal and the car brakes works like a charm, even during times when i needed to get the car to a halt fast. However, out of curiosity, I stepped on the pedal beyond the resistance that I normally get when stationary, I realised that the pedal could actually travel further down beyond that, with a spongy and a faint weird squeal (like the sound of compressed air) coming from the brake pump in front. Is this normal for other cars in this forum? Or could it be that the pump is not working well or even air in the system? I have just bled the system, and i seriously doubt it's the air in the system.
  3. I live in Singapore, a part of the world where seldom one does their maintenance on their own. So difficult to loan. Parts are hard to find here too. I would probably indent one from US and ship it back before I bleed my brakes in that case.
  4. hi, i am bleeding my brakes for the first time. I do not have the luxury of a Motive Bleeder and have to do the manual way of depressing the clutch from an assistant. Loren mentioned that it is not the best way to do it as air may be introduced as compared to the bleeder, but if I really have to do it, do i have to keep the pedal depressed all the way while releasing the valves? Or do I keep pumping it? Also, do I drain the old fluid till it comes to the MIN level on the reservior before topping up with the new one? Is there a good way of doing it the manual way? I am changing my fluid to the super blue now and would be switching it between the gold and blue every 2 years, has anyone experienced the blue dye (ATE) staining the reservior? Thanks
  5. It's the battery alright. What brands would be a better alternative to the original? Heard Optima is good.
  6. I drive my car once every week. After leaving my car (2006) for 5 days, I tried to take it out for a spin. I couldn't unlock the car using the remote so I used the key hole to unlock, when i opened the door, the window didn't nudge. The moment I put the car in standby mode the rear spoiler raised by itself, and came all the faults (PSM, Rear Spoiler, PASM etc) the door illumination light also didn't go off. I decided not to start the car fearing I could cause more problems. Could it be a flat battery? Or could it be the electronics just died on me? Now I couldn't close the door as the window prevented the door from closing. I hope this is just a flat battery, did anyone experience the same symtoms for a flat battery?
  7. Just want to find out what brands of lowering springs are most commonly fitted onto Boxsters with no PASM. Also considering money is no issue, which springs would perform best on our cars?
  8. I am thinking of changing my perfectly good brake hose with the steel braided ones, has anyone tried them and any difference from the change? there should be a total of 4 hoses in the 987. correct me if i am wrong?
  9. I sent in to my mechanic today and found some leakage dried up below the water pump area. Under the TSB "Coolant Pump Replaced Unnecessarily" , my leakage fits exactly the first diagram diagram where the area of leakage doesn't warrant a replacement. The affected area is all dried up and has no sign of moisture. However I am particular sceptical of the condition of the water pump since my car is coming to 3 years old , done 33,000km and my coolant needs to top up more regularly now. Has anyone's pumps failed earlier than my car? Does anyone has any link on the DIY on removing the pump? (996 has one but not similar) (My car warranty is almost due to expire too)
  10. Not so sure but it seems that there's light shining from within my left interior door handle. However the right handle doesn't illuminate. Is there really a bulb within? Any idea how do I remove the door panel and also replacing the bulb?
  11. thank you very much. . . i found it. for RHD it's on the opposite side. cheers
  12. I know it's kinda silly, but I have read almost every article regarding the Particle/ Cabin Filters on this forum, I just couldn't find it anywhere at all. I think it could be missing.. Could anyone take a picture and show me where it is located? My car driver's on the right side, so could it be on the other side of the car? Also since I cannot locate the filter, I don't know if my car can take the 571 Option for Activated Charcoal Cabin Filter. Could I use the Activated Charcoal Cabin Filter even if there is no such option on my car? If not, why is that so? Thanks guys..
  13. hey that's what i do too! just water and when dry, run my lint remover roller for suits and jackets to remove any dust or cloth bit remains over the canvas. that does help for a while. however i notice using sticky tapes or the rollers too often seems to remove some parts of the canvas as well although not so significant. maybe i just wanted to clean the canvas the proper way. For the Porsche protector, I need to buy the whole aluminium case of car care kit together with some leather and windscreen products which i already have using some other brands with i am comfortable with, and i only needed the Porsche cleaner and protector which i cannot buy separately, or at least over at my side of the world. So i guess i have to buy Raggtopp kit instead. One question, does the solvents (cleaner or protector) harms the car paintwork, glass, rubber seals or plastic parts of the car if i accidentally left some on them and forgets to wipe them away? I know Raggtopp says it doesn't, but is Porsche stuff harmful ? I may get it wrong, our Canvas is made from Cloth (Fabric not Vinyl) and it is from Haartz known as Sonnenland. Anyone knows which Sonnenland variant? All I know is that our canvas is made from 3 ply material - Acrylic exterior cloth, elastomeric/rubber film, and the interior lining cloth.
  14. My canvas is getting dirty and losing its water proofing abilities, just before i head to Porsche and get their cleaner and protector solutions, would like to check with you guys out there if the solutions are easy to use. Also if there is any brands out there that you guys find it more effective and easy to use compared to Porsche's. Thanks
  15. Thank you RFM, now i know more about the fault codes. Maybe it's time for me to learn an addtional language..
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