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  1. i had oil accumulating in 1 of the spark plug tubes because of a worn/faulty tube O-ring. swapped out the tube with a new one and those white puffs at startup have now disappeared. good luck.
  2. thank you for the replies. but i am pretty certain that the light is staying on because the battery was not disconnected when it shoulda been. only tool i have to check codes is the obd....so yes, there may be fault code(s) present. thank you.
  3. the airbag warning light is on in my 2000 Boxster. there are no fault codes present. i had removed the steering wheel to switch out the turn signal / wipers control unit and shoulda read through the procedure from start to finish before doing so...because i could have avoided this issue:( is there anybody in the north bay area who has the diag tool for clearing this up and would be willing to do so? i am in sonoma county and i am pretty flexible time-wise, feel free to email me at my forum user name at hotmail. or text me at 7o7 48o nyne for 1 one. fyi: i checked the post for people who have the diagnostic tools....closest i found was san jose and roseville. i rarely get to those places unless travelling somewhere with the family. thank you!
  4. what does it mean to 'blow out the torque converter'? is that to say that the problem(s) you experienced were due to the tq going bad? if so, does that actually warrant a rebuild of the transmission?
  5. not conclusive...but the last entry in the linked post talks on having the inner cv joint taken apart and put back together. i went ahead and broke mine down to its individual pieces and nothing looks bent, broken, worn badly or out-of-round(bearings). still going to check with the indy porsche guy tomorrow i think. thanks for your replies! http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?s...;cv+joint\
  6. ok, thank you. now, i do not know whether there is a problem with one of the joints then. it tapped off the axle with no problem. but as i has 'digging' out the grease, the inner 'claw' piece was able to turn to the point that i could easily have removed the large ball bearings. i can try and get a picture of this later today. so, now i am wondering if this indicates a problem and calls for replacement?
  7. 2000 boxster 2.7L tiptronic the rear axles are removed and i am preparing to replace the cv boots and repack the cv joints with grease. question: how much disassembly is possible on the inner cv joint. is this all a single part that requires no further breakdown once removed from the axle? or is it possible/necessary to further disassemble the parts to adequately clean and then repack with grease? fyi: this procedure is being done as routine maintenance since the trans is now removed from car. not due to any problem with these parts.
  8. i removed the tiptronic from my boxster recently. took me approx 20 hours to remove. this was my 1st time removing a trans from any porsche. though i have removed from other vehicles. next time through, i'd think it will take me 2/3 the time...so, about 14 hours. i am sure the pro mechanics can do this job in far less time. but still, i am going to say that i cannot see how others here are saying that the 14 hours they charge for the complete RMS replacement is out of line. maybe i am missing something?
  9. thank you for that info! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_square
  10. there is one transmission to motor mounting bolt that is different than the others. this is bolt #4 in the bentley manual. it is near tranny bottom on driver side. appears to take a torx bit for removal. anybody happen to know the size torx needed? largest i have is T-45, and it is too small. TIA. 2000 2.7L w/tiptronic
  11. oh, 1 other question: is it necessary to use the porsche 'tool' alignment plate that attaches to the starter hole for removing the tc bolts? or is that just for making the process a little easier?
  12. ok, sounds like a 'must do' to me. thank you all for your replies.
  13. when removing tiptronic trans, part of the procedure in the bentley manual is removal of the torque converter attachment bolts so that it can be removed with the transmission. just curious as to whether the tiptronic can be removed if the TC is left in place? boxster is a year 2000 with 2.7L.
  14. thank you for your very informative response and your encouragement. and i hope that torque converter issue never again rears its ugly head.
  15. looking to repair or replace the Tiptronic in a 2000 2.7L Boxster. couple of questions: 1. would it be possible( and straightforward ) to replace with a Tiptronic from other Boxster model years or from other Porsche models? if so, which ones and would the tip ecu need to be replaced also? 2. is it feasible for me to remove / install the transmission in home garage? i've done engine / trans remove & install 3 or 4 times before on Isuzu suv. i didnt set any speed records..but the work was solid. i am expecting delivery of the Boxster bentley manual vany day now. thanks for any insights.
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