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    Chandler, AZ
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    2010 Audi A6 3.0T
    1997 Audi A4q
  • Former cars
    2005 Boxster S
  1. Just curious, I bought my early '05 last year and it is CPO. I'm just under 12k miles. If I experience this IMS failure *fingers crossed*, I shouldn't have any problem with getting it replaced in the CPO period, right? Seems those that had problems with warranty had a 3rd party warranty company. After the CPO period is up (another 2 years) guess I'll have to look for a decent warranty company. ;-)
  2. Thanks, Berty. I'm not sure what "OPC" stands for but I did buy the car from a Porsche dealer but from out of state (1100 miles away from where I live). I guess I'll have to live with it for the time being. I do want to buy the updated maps but will probably wait until later this year. Maybe they will release another map update by then. Thanks, again.
  3. I asked my dealer to upgrade the PCM to 2.1 or 3.0 and they said they can't, I have to buy the new Navigation DVD's. I explained that I have the 4/2005 DVD and there was a TSB on upgrading the PCM. Should the dealer upgrade my PCM at my request without buying anything? If you read above, I am getting a "Incompatible Navigation Software" message when switching over to the NAV. I am running the 1.0 software. The dealer claimed that maybe the software was attempted to be upgraded with a "burned DVD" or something. This has been this was since I bought it last May and I think the dealer is ju
  4. I just did this and it looks great! One suggestion, rub GENTLY on the vinyl side of the visor. I stretched the vinyl a little making it a tad wavy. Still looks much better, though!
  5. I called Porsche of America. Got the number from their website.
  6. My Boxster had 5,800 miles on it when I bought it in June. It has 10,900 miles on it now. Although that includes 1,100 miles for the drive home from the dealer. :D
  7. The next step would be to measure the voltage to the starter to make sure it is getting the proper current. If it is getting the proper current, it is most likely the starter. I have never done this on the Boxster so I have no idea where the starter is or how difficult it is to get to. By the way, I am assuming you have checked the battery. ;-) If you were able to push start the car and it runs fine, then I would say it's most likely the starter or solenoid but check the voltage at the starter to be sure. Disclaimer: Keep in mind I am not a mechanic, so please get a second opinion. :
  8. Is it a manual? If so, have you tried push starting the car? Recently, my A4 has some weird electrical problems on the way to work. When I got there, I shut it off and it wouldn't start again. Turns out the problem was an ignition switch recall that I never had performed. (Oops) However, the bad ignition switch burned up the starter. (double Oops) I was able to push start the car with the help of a friend to get it to the dealer to get the recall done. They diagnosed the faulty starter, as well. (it was probably the starter solenoid but on the A4 it's part of the starter). I replac
  9. According to my September '08 Car and Driver, "...larger LCD screens come with the optional navigation system, which now has hard-drive map-data storage." It also goes on to say that All Porsches are now available with optional XM, in-dash 6 CD changer, and Bluetooth, iPod, MP3, and USB connectivity. This is for '09 models with the direct-injected engines. Oh, my Oct. Road and Track actually states its the same PCM 3.0 as in the 911.
  10. Yes, everything seems to work just fine, I just get the message and it goes away after a few seconds. The date on the DVD is 04/2005. Thanks
  11. Here's what mine looks like when I hit "Main" and "Trip": And here's the message I get when switching over to NAV (at the bottom). It goes away after a few seconds. Does anyone else have this? I was hoping the software update would fix it. I was also hoping the software update would improve some of the functionality, but I guess that's hoping for too much. :P
  12. Thanks for that info! I really want to update the maps, too, anyway so I'll take a look on ebay.
  13. Thanks for the comments. One thing about fuel dilution...and you probably already know this...but they recommend you get your sample when your oil is hot after a drive. Your fuel dilution numbers will be higher if you take a cold sample. I think it might be a good idea to utilize the area in front of the shifter (the "cubby hole") for a couple of small analog gauges, if I can find any that small. I don't use that anyway. I am going to search some more to see what I can find. I was hoping to get some advice from some other Porsche owners that have done this already. I especially miss th
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