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    2000 Boxster
  1. Just went through something similar with my 2000 S. Had older continental tires with about 1/2 tread left. Had LOUD noise all around me and some vibration. At recommendation of former owner and a good local shop, put on new Yokohama S Drive tires and now the noise is still there and there is a very noticable shimmy like described here starting about 60 and going to at least 80 without getting better. When balancing, owner of shop said rims were perfect, tires were also round and straight and took very little weight. Balanced on a top quality machine. help! Don
  2. MY 2000 S is a Stuttgart car. Was ordered in America for German Delivery. Previous owner used it on vacation and then had it shipped to the states. Build quality and paint is excellent. Don
  3. Steven, The two statements say the same thing. Maybe could have been a little better stated, but I am sure if you look at them long enough, you will see they give the same advice! :) Don
  4. If it is anti-freeze, you should be able to smell that sweet smell at the tailpipe. I doubt that is the problem. If the white smoke only during a full throttle run? (or close to full throttle?). Most cars will put out a puff of white or maybe black smoke just from stuff in the exhaust or cat converters when you get on the gas after a period of gentle driving. but this would be small and hard to see from the drivers seat. If this was a BIG cloud, then it may be something else. Wish I could help more. Don
  5. I think if you search the main magazines, and old car sites, you will find that the advice to run the car and drive it if you start it at all is the best advice. I have had old cars and stored them for over 30 years now, and have been involved with the collector car industry for that long. the overwhelming majority of collectors say that you should NEVER just start an engine and run it for a few minutes every once in a while. Why? When you start an engine, especially in the cold months, but really anytime, the hot engine exhaust hits the cold pipes and creates condensation. Ever see a
  6. Just a thought, that any power steering pump, even perfect ones, will make noise if they are up against something on the body. This includes lines. For example, I had a SHO Taurus that I installed a front strut tower brace on, and the brace touched a rubber power steering pump hose. The noise was so loud I didn't think it could possibly come through that hose, but when I moved the hose temporarily, and finally removed the brace, the noise went away. So before you replace that pump, make SURE that all the hoses (and brackets etc) are away from anything that is attached to the body, or the
  7. I have stored old cars and race cars for decades, and never store them on jacks. Why? Because that lets the suspension droop and stay in a place where it is NOT designed to be for long periods. Bushings are put in stress when the suspension in in full droop, that should not be in that position for that long. Also, strut or shock tubes are exposed to air where they normally aren't. I have had 30 year old cars on 20 year old tires sit in one spot for 6 months and when I take them out for a drive, the flat spots go away after two or three miles. Never had a tire flat spot permanently.
  8. Noting that Mobil 1 5-40 is approved. Amsoil 5-40 meets (and usually exceeds) the exact same API specifications. That an oil is not on the "Porsche approved list" does NOT mean it is NOT good for the car, just that the oil company has not paid for testing by Porsche. In this case, if the oil you are looking at meets the API specification (SL in the case of say my 2000 Boxster S) or better, then you can be assured that the oil is OK to run. The Amsoil 5-40 Europeon oil meets or exceeds SM specifications, thus it also meets or exceeds SL specifications. The mechanical and especially oil
  9. MY new to me 2000 S is creating the same problems for me. My solution? Find local tracks/groups that will accept the Boxster without a broomstick test. I have found that there are some tracks, and some people that put on events at a track that will accept the Boxster and won't worry about the broomstick test. Some require that you run with the top up, some don't care at all. You take your own safety in your own hands at any high speed DE event, but there are ways around it. I considered the roll bar extension, but as in your cases, it wouldn't allow me to pass the test anyway, and I
  10. Amsoil makes an excellent synthetic 5-40 specifically for Europeon cars. $9.40 retail, dealer cost is $7.05 (plus shipping and tax).
  11. OK, I think I will have a red face. After taking another look, I found that if I turn on the lights BEFORE I turn on the key, they come on with the key and "dip". Maybe this is the way they are supposed to work. If I don't turn on the lights, and then turn on the key with the lights off, I can still hear the motor do its movement "dip" thing every time the key is turned on. If someone would check their car and see if you can only get the "dip" (sorry, don't know another good way to describe it) if they have the lights on before they turn the key on, then I would know if mine is doing wh
  12. Bought my 2000 with Litronic Headlights a couple of months ago. IT is an S model with 6 speed manual. About 40,000 miles and in great shape. It is a US model purchased on the Europeon delivery plan then shipped to the US. I am the second owner. The low beam lights were adjusted WAY low, would not illuminate a license plate more than about 50 yards away! Felt like I was driving in a tunnel and could never see far. Last night I followed the owners manual and adjusted the lights up quite a bit to the specs in the manual. They were WAY low as I knew. Also adjusted them a little to the
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