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  1. couple more stupid questions... where do you check/fill tranny fluid level (tiptronic)? what kind of fluid does it take?
  2. wow...wheres it put all that oil! my 7.3litre powerstroke DIESEL uses 12 quarts, this little motor is only 3 quarts shy...lol. i was hoping alldata was wrong! yeah i saw the section on the vacuum filler on alldata but...just wasn't planning to go buy that vacuum setup to fill my system once. i'll keep an eye on it, realistically i probably won't even drive it much anyways though, bought a larger 4dr luxury car while the porsche was sitting...i don't want it anymore. :(
  3. well about a 1-2 months ago my boxster started heating up...so i parked it, 3 weeks ago i put it on ramps in the rear...and then it sat again, last week i pulled the waterpump, thermostat housing, etc... and ordered new parts. TODAY i finally put everything back on. i just wanted to say that i can understand why porsche charges so much to work on the stupid cars. i did the waterpump, thermostat, air filter (K&N), and belt...it took me 4 hours!! granted if i had a lift it probably would have been much much easier but, i don't. it was the most aggravating thing i've ever worked on...it had me swearing and throwing stuff...esspecially the thermostat housing, the top rear bolt....and that middle left waterpump bolt. Yeehaw. Anyways, i got everything changed, and i filled the collant tank, i took the plastic cover off and found a bleeder looking system, pulled it and it drained the tank down (cool) so i THINK i have it full. then i let it warm up with the heater on full blast. it warmed up to just between the 8 and 0 in 180. i know i asked this before but... it ran between 8/0, i kicked on the a/c and it went just into the 0 of 180 (so it moved about 1/16 of an inch), then i shut it all down entirely and it ran right around that spot till i shut it down. is that normal? before it got to about 3/4 on the guage once and then i stopped driving it and did all this. hopefully these results are good. if not...i may just have to park my 6x6 on the 986.
  4. today i decided to finally FIND my motor...yeah i've never seen it. so i opened it up (was Far easier than i thought it was going to be) and found my serpentine belt looks HORRIBLE....all cracked and whatnot. and as i mentioned before it seemed to be heating up more than it should...so i thought while i'm in there i may as well replace the belt, waterpump and thermostat and air filter. air filter is common sense, belt looks pretty easy (checked all data), thermostat looks a bit confusing from the pictures (couldn't see it on the car..it's dark out)...and waterpump looks pretty straight forward. just figured i'd see if anyone has any tips before i jump into this.
  5. there was quite a bit of crap (paper, dirt, misc..) in front of the radiators, i cleaned it all out and it seems happy now....
  6. well i checked the coolant level, checked that the fans were kicking on with the a/c and they are. i took it for a 20 mile drive this evening, ambient temp of 100 outside, i ran it for about 13 miles with a/c set at 64, and the temp was between the 8 and 0 in 180, it started to go up a little to the middle of the 0 (and seemed to level off there) after about 13 miles, then i turned the a/c off, but left the blower going, but NOT heat, left it set at 64, a/c off, and it cooled back to between the 8 and 0. i think it just needs a basic servicing.
  7. no worries, i fully intend on looking in to it prior to driving it again.
  8. i've had my share of blown headgaskets (used to work at a junkyard)....there was no boiling over or anything of that nature, it didn't smell hot either, no signs or indications other than the temp. guage. i don't think it's anything serious, but it's my "toy" so...it'll probably be a month before i even have time to look into it anyways.
  9. Hey, i was out in my 99 boxster today...when i noticed the temp guage was between the 250 mark and the unmarked one before 250. it's around 115 degree's in the sun (105 in the shade), a/c full blast. i shut off the a/c and turned the heat on high and it went down the the unmarked spot a bit right of the middle, in about 40 seconds, then i had to turn the a/c back on (was simply to hot), finished my drive home, and it stayed just a bit above that unmarked line. should i be worrying? oil is clean, coolant is full..
  10. my '99 is coming up on 169000, i bought it with 166k.
  11. 1999 boxster Becker cdr-220 type 4462 serial X5013089 45/98 cdp2065
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