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About Jpeterson

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  • Birthday 05/26/1953

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    Anything related to a Boxster, Software Programming in Visual Basic 6, Body Kits for Boxsters

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    Auburndale, Florida
  • Porsche Club
  • Present cars
    1999 Boxster - Ocean Blue Metallic
    Fiberwerks Body Kit
    Nexen 3000 Tires
  • Future cars
    Newer Boxster, Porsche RS Spyder, Ferrari
  • Former cars
    1959 Bugeye Sprite, 64 Sprite, 65 Barracuda, 90 Miata, 04 Honda, 01 Sporttrack, Trimph Spitfire, several MG Midgets and Sprites, Hyundia Tiburon, 92 Corvette, Honda Element, Ford Explorer Sport Track
  1. I have a 99 Boxster. I has an occasion to take a good look underneath the rear of the car. I wanted to inspect the dirve axel boots. I noticed that the axels looked cleaner than the rest of the stuff under there and I also saw a Porsche part number sticker on both axels. What I would like to know is do the axels come from the factory with the number stickers on them or could this be a sign they have been replaced. All four boots looked to be in very good condition and no leakage at all. Thank you for your help.
  2. Dear Forum I have a 99 Boxster Triptronic. Sometimes when I try and start the car the key just turns to the start position but nothing happens. It is like the car is in gear. I can wiggle the shifter back and forth and then place it in neutral and it starts. Other times it starts just fine. I was told it was likely a switch that is connected to the shifter or shift linkage on the transmission and the swith can be cleaned or adjusted. Can anyone advise if the starter interlock switch is under the center console or on the back of the transmission. If it is on the trans, can it be accessed by jac
  3. Dear Forum, I highly recommend the Nexen 3000 brand. They are very aggresive looking, have great grip, run very quitely and you can get a whole set installed for under about $350.00. They are great - much better than the Pirelli P-Zero tires I used to have and 1 P-Zero is over $200.00. Just my opinion, Jerry
  4. Dear Sir, I have a 99 Boxster with the 2 buttons on the Key Fob. One locks the doors and sets the alarm and the other one opens the trunk. You have to point it directly at the trunk and hold down the button for a few seconds and the trunk will pop open. It works fine. Thanks, Jerry
  5. Dear Forum, I recently installed a set of Nexen 3000's all the way around. I had Pirelli's P-Zero's but they wore out. The Nexens are almost the cheapest tire you can buy but they are worlds above the Pirelli's as far a grip, driving noise and looks. They are made for "Drifters" and they are very cheap. I would replace these tires when they wear out with another set as they are the best tires I have ever had on a sports car. Thanks, Jerry
  6. Dear Loren, thank you for clearing up this matter. This Forum is considered to be one of the best especially for in-depth knowledge of Porsche's and that is why I made the Comments because I still fell that Porsche owners should be informed if someone knows something they might not know and could cost them a lot of wasted money and time, and be made aware of what it is so they can make an informed decision about spending their money and a Forum like this is a good place to educate people who might not understand the differences between some products and others. I also feel that if someone know
  7. Dear Forum, I agree with trieullionaire 100% about his comment concerning Karl from Fiberwerks being a genuine assest to the Porsche Community. He has a vast knowledge about things like Body Kits and he will gladly help anyone that has any questions concerning such whether or not they even purchased their kit from him. In my opinion, installing a Body Kit especially on a Porsche, is very difficult if you get the product from a company that simply sends you a piece of fiberglass that needs an expert body man to make it fit that also probably cost more to begin with than a product from Karl. His
  8. Dear Forum, I have a 99 Ocean Blue Mettalic Boxster and I am putting a body kit on it. I have tried everything my local PPG dealer can think of and just cant get the basecoat paint to match. The car has never been re-painted and the rest of the paint is in very good shape. I have spent almost $500.00 trying different formulas of PPG basecoat and the closest I have gotten is by using the cheap "shop line" brand and adding my own green and blue pearls to it but it is still not a great match. Does any professional painter have the color code formula for PPG that I can have the dealer mix? I would
  9. Dear Forum, I bought a 99 Boxster w/ Triptronic. It has over 117,000 miles on it and it runs and drives like a new car. No oil leaks or any engine problems whatsoever. I have heard that early model Boxsters had engine problems and some engines were replaced under warranty. My question is - is there a way to tell if the engine has been replaced? Like maybe by finding the engine numbers or something. I got the original owners manual and service book. It appears that it was regularly serviced by Porsche but no mention of an engine replacement. If you can tell by the engine number - can anyone adv
  10. I would highly recommend Amsoil products. They are the inventors of synthethic oil and in my opinion it is without a doubt the best oil you can use in any engine. Just look it up on the net and look at the scientific studies - Amsoil beats every oil in every category. I could actually feel the difference when I first put it in my 99 Boxster. It had an oil leak when I bought it and as soon as I put Amsoil in it, the leak stopped and now it runs smoother, cooler and seems much more responsive. The same results in my 04 Honda, the engine ran smoother and is getting better gas mileage. So for my m
  11. Dear Forum, I have read all I can find about top problems on your forum. In one topic, you adised a guy to try and switch the large round pushrods that attach to the v-lever from one side to the other and see if that will help his problem. I bought 2 new pushrods from a dealer and they are different from side to side. They even have a different bend for the drivers side and the passengers side. My question is - can you really switch these rods. I have broken 4 of the pot aluminum arms that the pushrods attach to so it might be possible that even though they are marked that I might have them ba
  12. Dear Forum, In this message you advised the person to try to swithch the pushrods from one side to the other. I bought both large round pushrods new from a dealer and they are NOT the same. They each have a bend to them and are marked for the drivers and passengers side. My question is for you top expert. Can you really change the pushrods from side to side? I have had many problems and have broken 4 of the pot aluminum arms that the pushrods attach to so it is certainly possible that I have the sides confused and have them backwards. Thank you, Jerry
  13. Jerry: This is an issue which I have never seen explained completely. The closest I have been able to come is that the dash light is turned off by a combination of the clamshell pressing down on that microswitch lever that is on top of the electric motor along with a time delay that is controlled by the top control module. What makes this a little more confusing is that the later model 986's eliminated that microswitch lever from the top of the motor entirely. One possible (although not very elegant) solution is to take some 1/4 inch styrofoam blocks and temporarily tape them to the und
  14. I have a 1999 Regular Model Boxster with the Triptronic. When I first bought the car the large, round control rods were missing and the rods that had the red ball joints on them, one of the ball joints was broken. I got all new parts and also found that I had the new style cables for the transmissions. I then went through all the procedures outlined in the Bentley Repair manual. The top worked fine either opening or closing. The dash light did not go out at first then someone told me to keep pressing on the switch until the light goes out and it did. When doing this, the electric top motor sta
  15. I know Karl Lawley (owner of Fiberwerks) personally and have purchased a body kit for my 99 Boxster from him. I visit his shop often and watch how much care he takes while making the parts. He is so careful and meticulus that he actually has more time spent on each item that he can realistically even sell them for but his prices are low compared to competitors and his parts are far better. They actually fit without a lot of work at the bodyshop. A person who is handy with basic tools and has some degree of mechanical ability could easily install all of his parts themselves. Karl is a great guy
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