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Everything posted by Beelzy

  1. Yep, that will end the issue. I so had that pic in mind, I wonder who's it is??
  2. Now that would seem a little strange. Replaced faulty AOS with a defective unit, then redone. Faulty fuel reg, replaced, same issue. Is this part defective aslo?? Are they putting NEW parts on the car??
  3. Well in my experience with other autos, gas in the oil is a sign of head or block damage. How does the car run otherwise?
  4. Looks like its time to put your car on a lift and check the suspension. With a name like G-Pullin, I am guessing a strut or other suspension piece is damaged. :D
  5. WOW! I want to swim in that paint job. Fantastic pic. B)
  6. Not me. I don't care if the fuel goes to $100.00 a gallon, I am going to put the premium in my Boxster's tank with a smile on my face. :jump:
  7. Wow, well after lots of reading here I think maybe it was a hydrolock caused by the early stages of AOS failure. Was the oil cap on really tight, and was there a suction type of effect when you removed it? That's one sign.
  8. I hear that to reset the windows, you have to press and hold the window button down for 10 seconds while the window is in the down AND up position.
  9. The ones on my '04 do not. I would hazard to say yours don't either. If they were rotated sideways and the top was opened or closed I am pretty sure they would be damaged if not torn off, so I think Porsche did it intentionally.
  10. I've looked around my car for a part like that to no avail. I don't think its from the car. Maybe the washing machine??
  11. Sweet deal! No man should have to suffer with a smoking Porsche, such nasty habit. :P Happy Porsching.
  12. I would have the tire balance checked again, and maybe do an alignment. That should remedy the shimmy at 40mph. As for the tight suspension and "feeling" every bump in the road, normal. Mine rides like a Mac truck compared to my Toyota Camry, but I don't take diminishing radius turns at 50mph in it either. I think its just the low profile of the Porsche tires that contribute to the rougher ride, like all the other cars with thin profile tires. Happy Porsching!
  13. Unfortunatley, Prestone II is not going to cut it here. Heck, one even needs a brand specific oil in the Porsche. The engineers at Porsche would never let us off that easy. ;)
  14. You could use a Zip-tie to try holding the pieces together. Good job on the diagnosis. :clapping:
  15. The smoke is the last piece of the AOS saga, you have all of the other classic symptoms. I have heard the same advice about the filler tube as well. You might check to see if the oil level has dropped at all, that oil if the AOS is defective has to go somewhere. Good Luck. :)
  16. You win. :o Thanks for sharing your issue, it seems stupdity knows no bounds when is comes to a Dealer and their so-called mechanics. Cheers!
  17. Well a little while back I posted that my alarm key fob would not activate the alarm and that I had the two blinking bars( alarm fault). After two trips to the dealer to have new keys programmed to the car, I get the car back and low and behold, the two blinking lights are still doing their thing! Among the other hassles, paying for an extra key and not getting it. Waiting as they programmed the second key because the forgot about it, I was not too happy about the alram fault. I mentioned it to the mecahnic (Porsche mech. mind you), and at first he said maybe the glovebox or center console was the culprit. OMG! I told the Service mgr. that when I first took the car in! To make things worse, after dinking around with his laptop trying to see what was up, he then told me(don't take a drink of anything please)........... That the two blinking lights were NORMAL!!! I decided to make haste away from the Dealer before I said something Bohemian, and I figure I will order the Durametric software and try fixing it myself. Now a couple of questions for the Forum, will I do anything to the alarm system by not taking care of the alarm fault ASAP?? Secondly, this is for my wife's benefit, the only thing that should be blinking on a correctly functioning alarm should be the single LED on tthe little center bump correct?? Thanks for reading my rant.
  18. Are there any CELs showing now on the car? Did the car exhibit any signs at all before this event?? Depending on how many miles are on the engine, it could be a valve/head issue or the infamous IMS failure so often remarked about on this and other forums. Time for a mechanic it seems, Good Luck.
  19. Try cleaning out the jets where the water exits with a pin. Maybe a small brush with some vinegar will help loosed the crud as well.
  20. Tell the mechanic to double check the AOS J-tube. ;)
  21. Take a knife and shave some filings from the part. Take filings and make a pile and try to light it with a cigarette lighter. If it is in fact Magnesium it will catch fire and burn hot and white! Aluminum will only get hot but won't burn. I am guessing the part to be aluminum. Magnesium is only really used in applications where weight is a major concern. As in the new laptop computers for example. Good job on the repairs, I for one am watching this thread with great interest. Plenty to learn about the Boxster. :renntech:
  22. Maybe you could just look into the vent and see if it fell back near the radiator without removing the bumper.
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