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Rui725

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  1. I was hoping perhaps getting it down to a fixed position and leaving it as such. only one position is controlled by the electronics anyways. I'll update this when I figure something out.
  2. sweetness. Gonna that seat out over the weekend. But man, of all problems who would've thought the seat adjustment would make a porsche undrivable.
  3. Hi all, Got myself quite a doozie here, and its related to the driver side seat. Only the back recliner portion is electronic, everything else is manual adjustment and the back recliner handle just broke off and the back position is way too high rendering it unsafe to drive. Now, there was a pre-existing problem before the handle broke off and the recliner would not go "down" and will only go "up". The switch was still intact though. the fact that it still goes up means the motor is still ok. Is there a way I can manually get my seat to recline back down so its drivable again? The whole handle is still intact but the bottom portion of the switch is still intact and its just swinging lose with a evident nudge for where the top portion of the switch used to be. The seat itself is fine, I really hope I don't need to get a new seat just because of this!
  4. The pending faults pointed to the 02 sensors. I should've asked to have the throttle body cleaned, if i knew how to say it in mandarin! will have to look at the faq for that sometime Sorry, O2 sensors are after the fact - what are the pending fault codes? hmm, the mechanic didn't tell me. I'll have to ask him again.
  5. The pending faults pointed to the 02 sensors. I should've asked to have the throttle body cleaned, if i knew how to say it in mandarin! will have to look at the faq for that sometime
  6. ok, results MAF fine, fuel pump fine. a set of O2 sensors completely dead. does this sensor play a part in the rough start ups and gasoline smell in exhaust on cold start? I haven't seen any of this sort. MAF maybe, but not O2?
  7. I was just on the phone with the mechanic and he menitoned that there are some pending fault codes but they were "too messy" to pinpoint a problem? No CEL. He's testing the MAF now, I'm thinking to just changing it. The car is over 10 years old and still using the same original MAF. Its going to be replaced sooner or later.
  8. No, there is no smoke on start up. But the exhaust smells of gasoline on start up and goes away after it warms up. Could possibly be the fuel pump, but what is the definition of "ran too many times at low level"? Below half? 1/4? To be honest I usually don't add my tank to full when i'm at the station.
  9. Hi all, My 1998 986 has been experiencing start up problems when the engine is cold. To be exact, the car has to be left over night without being driven. Symptoms: 1. rough engine start 2. Lights on the dashboard blinks (like a shortage of power) 3. no power when I hit the gas (moving it out of the garage). 4. If left undriven for 2 or more days, the RPM will bounce up and down and feel the car lose power when trying to warm up. and then it'll shut down completely. 5. These symptoms usually go away after I restart the car 2-3 times. 6. Once the car is warmed up and driven, it drives perfectly. any subsequent restarts after the engine has warmed is perfect. 7. No check engine lights have popped up. The car is in the shop at the moment. The mechanic guessed it was either 1. fuel injection pump or 2. MAF. 3. Fuel filter? Any postulates? I'm guessing the MAF as a CEL was on for it 2 months ago, but I decided to let it go to see if the light would pop up again. The car also has a history of O2 sensor CEL's. I know I'm not provding any error codes, but from these symptoms i'm hoping I can find out what is possibly wrong. -Rui
  10. You said a quick fix and over charged. Out of curiousity, what we're you charged for the heater valve? around 90USD. The whole fix with service plus coolant came out to be 230USD
  11. cars stored during the winter then taken out to drive,and driven slightly hard = death. its like freezing a glass cup. then instantly dumping hot water into it.
  12. I think from this experience, I also have a new appreciation for convertible tops. Imagine, with AC randomly blowing hot air mixing with the lingering rancid smell of fresh vomit with no open top.....
  13. great words! and yes, tomorrow will be a better day =). one thing i didn't add that is important: On my ride back on the flatbed, i saw a totaled Boxster S on the highway. We pulled over and called another tow truck for it. Despite these small problems, I don't think anything is as catastrophic as a car wreck. I hope the driver finds peace with himself. Thinking of that I can see the glass as half full.
  14. to keep this short, this will be in listed, in order of events. 1. shortly after replacing heat control valve, my CEL comes up, but i have a feeling its the o2 sensors again. 2. i meet up with my old college friend for one drink. I drove him home but he didn't tell me he was freaking plastered. Nothing, he didn't say a word. stopped at a light and he threw up in my car. and it was a big dinner. 3. bring car in to 24 hour car wash for major interior cleaning. they wanted 100 dollars from me, trying to rip me off, but i had no choice. if i didn't get this out now, the smell will be there longer. ok so i get them to clean it. they clean and freaking smoke around my car to make things worse. 4. they spray dis infectant on my A/C controller module on the dashboard, didnt' think too much of it, but ... 5. when i'm about to leave my climate control module goes haywire. sporadic, out of control. NON OF THE buttons work. its 88 degrees tonight and the A/C module will randomly blow warm air like its the dead of winter. only thing that worked out today was that my convertible top. or else i would have seriously burned my car down to the ground. end of story, and time for bed. will contemplate if i'll be going to work tomorow. i don't even care about the vomitting that much, he was my friend. what can i say, you know. but fack, my A/C control module. Why Why Why Why Why. -Rui725asfas;fjjkl;sjkl; asdjklf ajkl;sf
  15. ended up being the Heater Control Valve that broke. quick fix but i think i got overcharged...sigh..
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