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  1. Hi. I've got a 2002 Boxster S with 65k miles, and today I thought I would change the plugs, coils, and tubes. I made it to the middle tube on the passenger side, all was good until...one of the great moves of all time! While trying to pry the spark plug plastic tube out with a screwdriver, the screwdriver broke through the tube and a fairly large plastic chunk broke off the tube and has gone missing (probably straight down into the engine). I have gotten my fingeres all around the area and I can't feel the piece that broke off. I am pretty sure it went straight down. Anyone have any thou
  2. Hi, A couple of weeks ago I had the GAHH window upgrade installed on my 02 S. Love the look, but am really bummed on the engine access or...lack thereof. I was told by GAHH after reading about this known challenge, that the access would be ok. It is not. No chance I can even change the air filter. Any GAHH owners who would like to give me advice on how to achieve the most clearance and space to get access would be very appreciated. Thanks! Steve
  3. Hi, If you dis connected airbag wiring harness this will cause a fault and your airbag warning light will go on. If you get this work performed at a shop or dealership you must remind them of this so they can clear the fault. If you do the work yourself, you will have to have the fault cleared either by software you can purchase (durametric) or you will have to take your car in to a shop to have this done. Steve
  4. I posted here a while back on an airbag warning light on my 2002 Boxter S, and fault code on durametric of Fault 29 "Airbag failure drivers side ignition circuit" On the advice of Lauren, (who correctly told me this was NOT the belt buckle fault) I popped the door panel off and checked the wiring to make sure it was good and plugged in-which it was. I then called the Porsche dealership in Walnut Creek who were gracious enough to tell me to use my Durametric to clear this fault code. The reasoning behind this is the OBC will not clear fault codes on any airbag issue, even if the airbag is
  5. Thanks much for the reply and your math! I am going to call durametric today and see what they say. If your math is correct (makes total sense) then the owner before me hit the limiter 99 times in 30k miles. Bummer. My Boxter still drives great, I am hopeful this is not a big deal...still...The lesson learned here (imho) is if you are reading this and thinking about buying a Porsche, buy the durametric kit! It is less than $300.00, and even on the version that allows you to work on a max of 5 vin numbers, it allows un limited looks at over rev stats on an un limited number of vehicles. I might
  6. I guess it is the same as the amount of sparks that has been blocked on the sparkplugs by the rev limiter 32485/6/7200= time on Range 1 meaning that the engine has approx 0.75 minutes at above 7200 rpm. The range 2 seems to be a long time ago and I should not be worried about this as it is still working My experience is that it is possible to reach range 2 just by accelerate to hard in first gear and miss the next gear, not only when downshifting in wrong gear. Thanks Much for the reply. I am going to get in touch with Durametric and see what they have to say... I will post an
  7. Hi, I Just posted here with a question I had on over revs reading from the Durametric tool. Not sure if I might be pushing my luck asking one more? I have read a number of posts on the airbag warning light, none (that I've been able to find) have been asked/answered on the specific fault code/explanation I received from the Durametric tool. I have an 02 Boxter S with an airbag failure light on. I purchased the Durametric kit and received this fault: 29: Ignition circuit-side airbag driver. I called a couple of dealers and independent repair shops and they were all vague...saying the
  8. Hi, I just used the durametric Diagnostic tool to take a look at over revs for my 2002 Boxer S (61,000 miles). The # of ignitions for range 1 is 32485/1255 hours. The # of ignitions range 2 reads out 1/57h operating hours 1758. First, does the 32,458 mean the rev limiter has been activated that many times? That seems extremely excessive. I bought the car in 2006, and rarely (I can remember maybe 1x) push it to 7000 RPM's. Second , does the range 2 # refer to how many times the car went into the red? So, in this case one time only at the 57 hour mark? The Durametric explanation would say on
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