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  1. That is weird! I usually do not carry the "big key" with the remote (too big) so I usually use the "spare key" that has no remote. I also have a 2000 Boxster and I do the same with it (use the sapre key) but I never notice that behavior on it!?... The manual talks about about an "Emergency operation" "Unlock the driver's door with the key at the door lock. Open the door and switch the ignition within 10 seconds in order to prevent the alarm system from being trigger". So I assume what they call "emergency operation" is to use the key instead of the remote to unlock the car. I was thinking that I had "enabled" the "emergency operation mode" by doing some cryptic key lock/unlock sequence! JF
  2. I have a 2004 996 and when I unlock the doors using the key in the lock, the alarm goes on after 10s unless I put the key in the ignition and turn it to accessory. When I use my remote to Unlock, I have no issue (the alarm system get deactivated at the same time as the door get unlock) Any idea what is goign one? I know the manual mention that this "might" happen, but they do not say why or how to prevent it? Frenchy
  3. The story changed, apparently they want to know the serial number of my engine. They told me that depending on the engine, they might have to fix something... My engine was repalced, they originally put a rebuild engine (BX) but had issue with it (Vibration issues) they finally gave up trying to fix that problem and put in a new engine instead... From what I understood Atlanta still think that I have a rebuild engine (the one that are subject to the issue...)
  4. I got the same letter. Called Carlsen to find out what it ment. They told me that they want to inspect the vehicule to see if they are ooil leaks, I ask them if they want to check for a failled RMS, they said Yes. Apparenlty if the RMS leaks, they will change it. My car had its shre of RMS leaks, until they put a new engine in it. Frenchy
  5. Are you sure the key is the problem? I got a similar issue and had to change a switch in the ignition. Beside requiring the flexibility of a Cirque du Soleil acrobat it is not that difficult to change.the culprit is a crapy Audi part that is notorious for failling (Jeff can provide you with the part number, it is 50% cheaper is you get it with a Audi part number instead of a Porsche one). By the way, I'm THE flying French man on that board (I do Acro on Citabria when the weather is good, and IFR on Cesna 172 when the weather is not so good...) again Jeff can provide you with a picture ;-) Jean-Francois aka Frenchy
  6. When I got back in my car today, the rear view mirror was haging by the electrical wires (I have a self dimming mirror). What should I use to "glue" it back to the window? Is there a two sided adhesive that I buy from the dealer/Krangen/Pepe Boy that fits just right or I should I just use some epoxy? Jean
  7. Well, it depends on the mass of the yoyo... if the yoyo is made of lead and the stick of bamboo... The kinetic inertia of the yoyo will be greater at the same angular velocity, thus having a higher polar moment than the stick. This bring up to subject of gyroscopic precession, which can be easily felt in front drive car. When a mass angular velocity is changed (accelerated/decelerated) a force perpendicular to the monment of inertia and the rotational plan will be applied to the mass, the effect is a tendency for the rotating mass to tilt... wich explain the "coupling effect" you feel in the steering wheels. or why you need to give right rudder on an aircraft when you accelerate! Jean-who-does-his-smart-***
  8. It is probably just your AC. The AC condenses moisture in the air and when the car is parked it drip on the floor.
  9. Me too i'm sceptical. It does not make sense in term of product positionning to create a boxster with the same power as a 911. This will canibalise sales of the 911 which has much better margin than the Boxster... If they come with a hard top version it will be with the same engine as the curent offering.
  10. I schedule to fly (VFR), but if the weather is as bad as last weekend I will swing by... Might want to install my new seat (with the adaptor that James fabricated me...)
  11. The RMS is located between the engine and the transmission (around the drive shaft) So it is basically right in the middle of the car. it is easy to see, just jack your car and see (touch) if the oil come from the "crack" between the engine and transmission). If it is really on the side, it might be the variocam seal or valve cover seal (there is a thread in this board about someone that did the valve cover "resealing" himself Frenchy
  12. Removing the seat is not difficult. You need a Torx 12 socket (If I remember right) which is probably the most time consuming part of the process (go to Sear and find a Torx socket set)... Simply remove the slider cover on the front with a phillipt screw driver and you will have access to the front bolts. Do not play with the seat height ajustment when the seat is pulled out, or you will have to push really hard to get it leveled. The most challenging part is to disconnect the seat wirering harness. You need to take you time. The connector does not simply "pull out", there is a little lever on the side of the connector than need to be rotated to unlock the connector. BTW, I do not think you can simply "swap" the driver seat with the passenger seat. First all the ajustment controll are on one side of the seat and the seat belt buckle screw on the "interior" side of the car, swaping seat will invert the location... Frenchy P.S. do not turn on the key while the seat is disconnected from the wirering harness, the air bag light will come on if it does not detect the seat belt buckle (i.e. you will need a visit to the dealer to reset that light...)
  13. The dealer had to "flush" the cooling system when they put my replacement engine in my boxster. The bill showed that they've used 10 "unit" (liter/quart?) of that penzotine....
  14. If you do hear a some noise comming from the trunk when you press your key, it is probably the boden cable that is connected to the trunk release mechanism. It might have snapped. Just remove the internal "lock" vover and part of the carpet in you trunk, it is easy to see. I a similar problem... Frenchy
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