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Everything posted by timbo

  1. Well I suppose we've all got different experiences, I've known the odd lifter rattle at start up and then go silent. I don't think Greenrob has too much to worry about if its a brief rattle and not too loud.
  2. Depends which side of the pond you're from. here they're called tappets, hydraulic tappets, some times they bleed a little oil, thought they were called lifters where you are. Tensioners a different animal altogether.
  3. Hi, what grade oil are you using? is it worse in the winter? whats the mileage of the engine? a thicker oil takes a little longer to get to the lifters.
  4. Hi all, Need to replace both front control arms. It seems there is quite a difference in price here in the UK. The choices seem to be either original Porsche, exchange refurbished units or non OEM. Just wondered if anyone has any experience/thoughts on non OEM arms.
  5. That is the shift cable. It's possible some water got onto a contact or electrical component which has interfered with the signal it was sending. As others have said, dry everything spray with a water repellant like WD40. Perhaps if you then reset the computer by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes all will be well?
  6. sorry what language is this? if flotsam flopping around around these circuits isn't left field not sure what is. Could be some of that flotsam took out the ABS sensor lead
  7. Could it be an ABS sensor? I had this on a Merc once, not sure why the battery light is flashing though.
  8. If its metalic its difficult to cut back the paint and get a good finish, I usually dilute with some cellulose thinners, then use a very fine brush to build up the paint, leave for a couple of days and lightly cut with T cut or similar. Altenatly the last bit of building up can be done with a clear laquer, but make sure its had plenty of time to dry befor you cut it back.
  9. Thanks guys, any one know where the A/C sight glass is. Is it likely it can be anything other than a leak? fuse?
  10. Hi all, well it looks as though I'm going to have to replace the track control arms on my 2000 2.7, just checked them and there seems to be quite a bit of play in the drivers side one. Does anyone know the best place to purchase them and what the correct part number is? While trying to find the sight glass for the A/C (unsucessfuly, does it exist?) I noticed that the cabin filter doesn't seem to have a cover over it, should it have? All replies gratefully recieved.
  11. I think thats normal, mine do the same, you have to put them up using the rocker switch.
  12. I think the inner bushes can be replaced but its probably just as cheap to replace the whole arm when replacing the outer ones, they need to be pressed in. Do a search on e-bay. But try lubricating first if its squeek!
  13. Is it a squeak or a creak? a creak suggests outer track control arm bushes, if its a squeak it could be the inner rubber bush. I've had both of these noises on mine, temporarily cured the latter with some silicone spray, if the outer bush is worn then the arm needs replacing. I managed to get some lub into mine with a syringe been fine ever since..... about a year now, no problem with the MOT test etc.
  14. Hi rob76turbo, sounds like either a duff battery or alternator, I wouldn't think any acid would leak out of a modern battery, you would see it in the battery tray anyway. How old is the battery? typically they last about 4 years.
  15. timbo: It is a grease packed, sealed bearing which, as designed, is not supposed to get lubrication from outside the bearing. The problem as I understand it, is that with long drain intervals, the oil gets contaminated with combustion byproducts and fuel and that these find their way inside the bearing and wash out the grease. No lubrication = kaboom! Regards, Maurice. Thanks for that Maurice, seems to me to put a grease packed bearing in that kind of environment is stupid, so it could go just like a wheel bearing?
  16. Very interesting video, does anyone know how it recieves its lubrication? if its just a grease packed bearing!!!! not suprised it fails.
  17. Doesn't the Tip have a cable? I thought my 2.7 2000 tip was an e-gas and its got a cable.
  18. Saw this on e-bay and thought of you. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=130281624733
  19. Surely thats only on public roads, and for safety reasons above anything else.
  20. Thanks, definately not swopable then.
  21. Hi all, just wondering if anyone knows if the throttle pedal from an 05 Boxster will fit my 00 tip. (In other words are the actual pedals the same, I guess the actual assembly will be different) Shortly after getting the car the plastic hinge failed, I managed to bosch it with a brass one and some pop rivets, now an 05 one has come available so I want to simply take the pedal off the pedal assembly and swap not touching the rest of the tip stuff. Incidentally, just replaced the front discs (rotors) and pads, got to be one of the easiest I have ever done, nice haveing all the pads the same, no inner and outer differences, caliper bolts easily accessible, definately a good DIY saved me £$£$£$£$.
  22. It holds the owners manual, not a problem on LHD cars, I guess Porsche couldn't be bothered to move it for RHD cars, took mine out as I kept hitting it with my knee when getting in and out. They are not screws, just push the centre pin out with a nail or equivelent catch the pins as they fall out, then pull it off.
  23. The rear compartment on mine just slides open, to get a better look you could take out the complete unit, two large black turn screws. I think there is no base to it, it rests on the carpet so you might be able to see what is preventing it from opening, dried coca cola and old boiled sweets glued parts of my BM together....kids eh.
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