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  • Present cars
    2001 Boxster 2.7 in Speed Yellow
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    1991 Toyota MR-2
  1. Hi! Reset my radio while working on my Boxster, lost the slip of paper the seller gave me. 2001 Boxster 2.7: TP gives me: CDP2081 Type 4462 Serial 15061555 Thanks!
  2. I used Goo Gone recently on the bumper on my 2001 speed yellow 986 to remove adhesive left over from packing tape that held the temporary license in place. It worked like a charm and had absolutely no noticeable effect on the paint. I'd highly recommend it, although, as the label says, I'd also highly recommend trying it on an inconspicuous area first. Better safe than sorry. -k. -_-
  3. Running wheels with non-stock widths (such as 17x8.5 fronts) would knock you out of the stock class in SCCA and PCA autocross, wouldn't it? If you're new, you're probably not that concerned about it, but just thought it might bear consideration.
  4. See, this is important knowledge you don't get when you never go faster than 135mph. :D
  5. Why would you need to? I imagine you could own those little plastic thingies that go inside the roll bar hoops for a couple years and never need to remove them.
  6. With the "911", there's no actual external numbering that indicates what generation of car is underneath. Wikipedia provides a pretty good reference to telling them apart, so do those Porsche or 911 coffee table books you see on the bargain shelves at the book store. :) The differences can be a little subtle sometimes, and for any particular car, they can be more than that. (Is that a 930, or a 911 with a factory whale-tail? etc., etc.) The 924/944/968 have labels on the rear of the car, as do the 914 and the 928. The 986 and 987 are both just labeled Boxster/Boxster S. The 986 has the "
  7. I don't know...I've not "lost it" in my Boxster, but I can make the PSM kick in at will. You can, for instance, a. Drop the clutch in first, or actually even when shifting to second, if you get on the gas a little first. That'll spin both back wheels and cause the PSM to step in. b. Floor the gas while turning. When leaving a stop light and turning left, for instance. The back end will rotate a little bit before PSM steps in, but if you turn PSM off, you can spin around in circles, supposing you don't like your tires. I think letting the PSM step in is a mark of shame, but I'd rather hav
  8. Update: I just took my first extended highway trip, and got 27-28MPG, mostly cruise control at 75 GPS MPH.
  9. FWIW, I generally fill up with 10% ethanol (it's what's at the shell stations, maybe everywhere here), and I haven't seen that at all. You could use an OBD II scanner, or get someone else to, to pull the fault codes; that's probably your best starting point in any case.
  10. I found this interesting: http://www.deter.com/porsche/PSM.txt
  11. I am totally and completely in love the PSM on my 2001 2.7. My last mid-engined car (a 91 MR-2), I spun out and totalled getting on the throttle too quick exiting a flyover (it was actually the panic lift that killed me). PSM would have saved my *** there, and although the Boxster has rear suspension that mitigates lift rotation, it's still going to be a problem with any mid- or rear-engined car. Not only that, but PSM will also keep you from spinning your tires (much) on launch, and help you get the power down better coming out of corners, where it works a lot like a limited slip diff. In
  12. Possibly both. :) My 986 fan comes quite a bit since I got it. It seems to me the 996 would probably have a lot better heat dissipation in the engine compartment with the open rear deck lid. I'll have check that heat sensor though.
  13. I don't even think you can replace the entire grill. As I understand it, the air vents were moved and reshaped for the facelift in 2003. It seems to me, though, that putting a screen behind the earlier intake wouldn't be too hard. It looks to me like the earlier intake strakes were thicker, though, and since they're black instead of color-coded, a screen would probably be harder to see than on the later cars. I think the earlier cars (but not the earliest ones) had an intake snorkel to deal with the whole a-flaming-cigarette-lights-the-air-filter-on-fire issue, and also to avoid sucking wat
  14. I don't know the offset of the 16" wheels (they should be print/cast on the rim), but my 2001 17" wheels are 55 front, 48 rear.
  15. FWIW, I've been keeping a running total on my 2001 2.7 whenever I fill up, and I've gotten between 20 and 22.8 MPG each time. Of course, most of my mileage is either city or, uh, enthusiastic. :D
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