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About acadian_dad

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  • Present cars
    '06 987 - Boxster-S - Arctic Silver - completely stock
  1. Did you ever any info on this ? I was wondering same thing. Also wondering how is the "base" audio system in the 981 boxster - I see little point in having an "audiophile" system in a top-down car ... but would be nice that it wasn't completely useless.
  2. Not a huge fan of the new "sport seats" on the 981 - wondering if the seat rail mounting & airbag connectors, etc. are common with older gen (987, 997, etc.) seats making for a simpler DIY to swap ?
  3. I'm kind of struggling with this myself. I have a '05 997 C2S - with DVD Nav and CDC ... I peeled all the plastic out of the boot, hooked up the fibers, power, etc. but now I am struggling a little how to route the wiring back to the glove box or console (where I'd prefer to put the iPod) and more to the point to get the microphone wire for the BTA1500 (bluetooth add-on) into the cabin ... If I mount the Dension box itself right on top of the nav unit, I'm struggling with where to feed the wires first into the area near the battery ... from there I can see a rubber grommet in the main firewall right behind the battery - so I suppose that's how I get access to the main cabin ... starting to think putting it behind the PCM might be the smarter idea afterall ...
  4. Porsche Planet website has a DIY where they show removal of all the trim in the front of a Cayman to get to the CDC ... - I think it was actually for a DVD nav install - but its the exact same area. http://www.planet-9.com/reviews/showproduc...ct=99&cat=5 This same guy Kman-s has a GW500 install article on the same website - its very good.
  5. Loren - just to clarify - does any crack > 7 mm long put the rotor past service limit or is it just for > 7 mm connected to edge of rotor ? I used to think it was if the crack extended from one hole to another hole but I can see that would not really be possible the way the holes are offset ...
  6. Thanks for the idea Loren. Actually I've only been using commercial CDs which I've tested and all work fine in the single CD player in the PCM head. Have also tried a completely empty magazine.
  7. I just got a new to me '05 C2S Cab with PCM and Bose sound. The CD changer in the boot is acting up. When I ejected the cassette for the CD's it came out fine. Now whenever I put it back in (and yes I do think I putting it in with the correct orientation) it goes in easily and latches in place, then the system immediately clicks and whirs and spits out the cassette again. Its almost as if the EJECT button is pushed permanently (mechanically it isn't but maybe the switch is broken ?). I've tried using both a full and an empty cassette, with the PCM system on/off, etc. etc. etc all to no joy ... is there something stupid I'm not thinking of ? Thought I'd see if anyone on the forum has had similar issues before having this looked at by the local shop. Whoops - made a typo in the thread topic - its a "CDC-4" changer ... not "CDR-4" ... if that makes any sense/difference.
  8. I'm thinking about switching to using dedicated track pads for DE's and street pads for daily driving. I haven't changed the pads yet so my question may have an obvious answer once I get to it but thought I would ask ahead of time anyway. When I go to remove the street pads (currently around 50%), will it be possible to pull them out while leaving the dampeners stuck to the back of the pads ? That is, will there be enough clearance to get the dampeners out of the pistons and out of the caliper without detaching them from the pads ? That is, without removing the caliper in which case I assume there would be plenty of room. Is there any issue (other than noise) with using track pads without any dampeners ? The car is a 2006 Boxster-S and am planning to put Pagid Yellows on for the track. The street pads I have right now are Porsche branded made by Textar.
  9. Depends if you are looking for street pads or track pads ... I believe that Textar and Pagid both are manufacturers for Porsche branded pads - I think the replacement pads on my 2006 987-S are Textar right now. Pagid seems to be very popular with my local track crowd. This website shows a few different options for different Porsche models including Boxster-S - http://www.livermoreperformance.com/porsche_brake_pads.html
  10. So ... measured my rotors today and got 27.3 mm on the fronts and 23.5 mm on the backs ... this after ~20,000 km (12,500 miles) with OEM pads including quite a few DE's. So that seems to make sense with 28 mm / 24 mm starting dimensions. We'll see how they do when I cut over to Pagid Yellows for the track days ... :D
  11. Too true ... I have the set from Porschelibrarian ... but it is missing chapter 461000 :( Which contains the technical details for the rotors.
  12. I think the link you meant was http://www.cannell.co.uk/Manuals.htm - wow that's a nice resource - thanks !
  13. My 987 service manual refers to checking rotors against the wear limit specifications in chapter 461000 "Technical Data / Brake wear limit" - but this chapter appears to be missing from my copy of the service manual ... I found a reference on Trygve Isaacson's excellent write up on Boxster brakes that the fronts (P/N 996-351-405-01 / 996-351-406-01 ) are 28 mm new / 26 mm service limit and the rears (P/N - 987-352-403-00) are 24 mm new / 22 mm service limit - but I have not been able to find any official Porsche data. Can anyone confirm Trygve's numbers or suggest where I should look ? The car is a 2006 Boxster-S, standard (not PCCB) brakes. Thanks in advance
  14. Now that's a teaser if there ever was one ... without spending $14, what were the high-level (non-copyright-violating) conclusions ?
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