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    1999 Porsche Boxster
  1. Worked thanks!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  3. No GPS nor the on board computer option. Everything is stock. Its the same gong as the seatbelt warning/lights left on warning. I'll try to make a recording, its interesting that it seems to be random. Could it be as simple as Im taking my seat belt off before removing the key? I know the lights are not being left on... It seems to be a warning for something, It does seem the number of gongs varies??
  4. I cant seem to find a topic discussing the meaning of the door chime when turning off the ignition and exiting the car. My car is a '99 boxster, and I frequently get a varying number of "dongs" when turning of the car and removing the key. I looked in the owners manual and didnt find any reference. Anyone have knowledge of what the car is trying to tell me? Thanks!
  5. Oh and on the varying temp, it's normal mine dose this as well. I cleaned my radiators last year and cleaned out tons of trash that was clogging up the system, improved the temp control singnificantly although it still varies more than I'm used to with other vehicles.
  6. One other thing to check is for foam coming off the blend door. My 99 spent most of its life in Houston and the foam has been coming out for a couple of years. I do need to fix it as the heat isn't working as well, I park the car during the salted road time so don't drive in extreme cold very often. Anyways a search for boxster foam fix should find the fix. Do you have any foam coming out of the vents, or is there evidence of foam pieces in the vents?
  7. I'll check on the oill fill cap. The AOS was replaced at ~ 72k miles. I'll see if I can capture the sound on recording, its pretty subtle but definetly not normal.
  8. 1999 Boxster ~85,000 miles on original clutch. I have a noise that only happens when the car is in gear with the clutch engaged. Does not change pitch with engine speed, it is more noticeable at low speeds but I think that just because its quieter. Sounds "swirly"?? Not shrill or low a medium tone that kind of swirls. My thought is that its the clutch plate slipping indicating a need to change the clutch?? I don't notice any slippage in the clutch. I seem to have ruled out brakes/rotors, it doesnt change with speed or change with brake application. I seem to have also ruled out a en
  9. Suncoast sells a "US Spec" lighter socket upgrade for ~$25. I did it in about 15 minutes, just pop the panel off remove the old switch, install the new switch, reinstall panel. Fits GPS, cell phone chargers MUCH better.
  10. There is a detailed procedure in the owners manual. But basically you have to "lever off" the joint rods on both sides of the top. Instructions say to take care they (joint rods) are under spring tension and also that you must take care to support the weight of the top so it doesnt fall when you disconnect the rods. You can manually lift the covertible top cover to stow the top if you are opening it and stowing it.
  11. I use the 303 Fabric top cleaner and protectant. Cleans up the top very nice, just spray on the cleaner and use a soft brush to work the detergent into the fabric, rinse clean. Once or twice a year I spray it down with the waterproofing treatment. In between I have used a lint roller to remove small amounts of dust or lint. I religously only use Plexus cleaner for the plastic rear window, it works great.
  12. Lumpy: Congratulations on your new ride. Drive it in good health! Here is a recent thread on the topic of cooling fans and some of the likely causes of failure: http://www.renntech....__1#entry197445 Regards, Maurice. Thanks, sounds like I have some more weekend work! I'll check out the fan operation. So I have been working on the car a bit, changed oil degreased some of the engine in preparation for changing spark plugs next week. I did check the fan operation, both right and left kick on when the a/c is switched on. So it appears that everything is working properly.
  13. Lumpy: Congratulations on your new ride. Drive it in good health! Here is a recent thread on the topic of cooling fans and some of the likely causes of failure: http://www.renntech....__1#entry197445 Regards, Maurice. Thanks, sounds like I have some more weekend work! I'll check out the fan operation.
  14. Proud owner of a '99 Guards Red Boxster. Thanks to excellent instructions on this website I completed a brake fluid flush using a motiv power bleeder and I also cleaned out my radiator ducts. I removed the bumper cover and pulled out probably 3 lbs of various trash, leaves, cig butts, grass, rocks, etc. Now for the is it normal question, last summer I noticed while sitting in traffic that the normal stable temp gauge (right between the 8 and the 0 of 180) was climbing steadily up. This occurred on several occasions but the temp always came down once moving down the road. I read about th
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