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    Porsche Boxster 2.7 987 2005
  1. Thanks acadian_dad I returned the 265/35s and re-ordered the 265/40s. Just decided it would be better to stick to the factory spec, as you say. cheers
  2. Hey folks I have a 2005 987 Boxster with the 18" Boxster S Wheels. I ordered new rear tyres (Conti Sport 3s for the first time BTW) last week but made a mistake when ordering. The recommended rear tires for the standard Boxster with 18" wheels are: 265 40 18 and I ordered the Boxster S spec tires: 265 35 18 I have the recommended 225 40 18 tyres on the front, these are pretty new and don't need replacing. Will I have any major issues if I fit the 265/35 tyres - or will this not make much difference? It's just going to be a real pain to return the tires and wait for replacements. Thanks! Paul
  3. Hi SGT I'm not sure if this is covered under warranty but you should get it checked out ASAP...with only one piece the other could break and then you will not be able to operate your roof. Which really sucks in summer.... If you do not live close to a Porsche main dealer (like me) it may be easier to order the plastic part, and have a mechanic fit it for you.
  4. Hey Guys Glad to report a successful resolution to this. I did order the plastic pieces from the Ebay chap above and got a local mechanic to fit them, he had in done in 10 minutes. Thanks for the help! P
  5. Thanks RFM but the latch was definitely fully released when the roof was being retracted. Searching around through some other posts though I noticed a post that references a grey rope/thread hanging out of the side of the roof, this was happening with my roof before, I did not take too much notice of it though. Maybe that had something to do with why the while ball snapped. Do you guys know if it is difficult to fit this joint? Does the clam shell have to be completely removed? Thanks again for the help. P
  6. Thanks so much Tool Pants! I have emailed the Ebay guy to see if he can supply the rod and white ball piece, it looks like the rod is a little bent out of shape so I guess I better get the part. I guess I would still be a little worried about why it broke - I wonder if it is possible that the roof shrunk over winter and now it's all out of whack? This would be odd because although I usually don't garage the car we have very mild winters here in Ireland, very rarely even 0 degrees Celsius..... Has anyone got any experience of fitting these rods - or a walkthrough I might be able to follow? Many thanks once again - it's a real relief just to know what has been broken!! P
  7. Hey folks I have a 2005 987 Bosxter 2.7. About a month ago I went to open the convertible roof (first sunny day of the year in Ireland!) and as it opened up and the roof was retracted about half way I heard a sickening snap. Uh-oh. The roof had been closed all winter. The roof retracted ok right then, but when I went to put the roof back up the "clam shell" moved up ok but the roof itself would not come up. Yikes! I was able to lift up the roof (while the clamshell was in the upright position) and I was able to secure the roof manually. Now when I try to open the roof the clamshell opens and closes without moving the roof at all. If i try to move the roof back manually it feels like there is some resistance so I have not done this, I do not want to do any more damage!!!! Having trawled the internet for days I have found this fantastic forum which seems to have some great posts about other problems on 986 roofs, but nothing that seems quite like this. What has happened is that two rods at each side that seem to allow the convertible motor to move back the roof have snapped. These rods have white plastic ball shapes on top. The quality of the pics aren't great but I hope they go someway towards explaining the problem. I am fearful of a multi thousand euro bill if i go to my Porsche dealer (who is also a 250km drive away!!) If anyone knows anymore or could offer some suggestions for this problem I would be so grateful. Thanks in advance P.
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