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    Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
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    2002 Porsche Boxster S
    1996 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
    1981 VW Golf GTi Cabriolet
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    Maybe something air cooled...

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  1. The last three inches of brake line on each side at the front has corroded to mush. I have obtained new lines and see there is a manifold behind the left headlamp where they connect to. The left front brake line is easy; pass it in through the headlamp opening, behind the strut and it's there. However, the right front line looks a nightmare. How much dismantling is requires to get that one in? It looks as though it goes behind the coolant hoses - then round the back of the 'tub'. A 'technician' at our OPC said you have to drop the front suspension/subframe? Any help please?
  2. Guys, the only thing I want to drop into your discussion: Do you ensure the CD-R is created as- 'Disc at once' (rather than track at once) Single Session Session closed I know that some CD players have to see the CDs in that fomat or they wont play. Because PCs read the track data as data (rather than real time with oversampling etc) a PC will 'play' multisession and open session CDs.
  3. I bought a hard top from ebay, as the windows fitted absolutely perfectly to the soft top, I adjusted the window seals on the hard top to the windows, not the other way round. My car is Meridian Silver (try getting one in that colour...) so had it painted. I've had it painted twice now and it still looks wrong. All cars I've seen in Meridian have a very slight pinky/purple hue to them in sunlight and I just can't get this on the top. Perhaps its because the spray shops use computer mixed colours rather than genuine paints from Porsche(?) Incidentally, the top was originally Speed Yellow - I must say this definitely doesn't go with Meridian! :rolleyes: I had to transport the top 100 miles home - it wouldn't fit in the back of my Audi so I had to drive my Boxster down and back with the yellow top on. It was done under the cover of darkness...
  4. On the 986, even the bypass tubes are downstream of the cats, so doesn't matter how far or short the probe is pushed into the exhaust.
  5. Yes, the hard tops were available in all model years of colours. Its easy enough to strip all the hardware off and have it sprayed.
  6. :( That's what we pay for our cheap regular in England.
  7. You will find elswhere on the Forum that leaves and other debris collect in the far corner of the AC condensers close to where the condensers and bumper material meet. This creates a moist claggy mess that promotes corrosion of the condenser - requiring a replacement.
  8. =Second generation Boxster. 986=1997-2004 987=2005+
  9. The leveling system uses stepper motors to postion the projector units. When switched on, the lights start from their previous position, motor down to the bottom end stop (so the system can self calibrate the projector position) then motor to the calculated level position. Where your lights are set, is anybody's guess as they will remain in the position prior to disconnection. This will depend on whether your friend's car was loaded/unloaded, on a slope, on high beam or being calibrated. Most self leveling systems are set to a basic settting position by the factory diagnostic tool, beam set with car level and unloaded, then basic setting stored.
  10. The hardtops will fit the same 'family' of cars, so a hardtop for the 986 will fit all 986 models, but will not fit the 987 models - and vice versa.
  11. Generally no, because usually when you increase a wheel rim measurement, you use the 'Plus one concept' - without going into the mathematics of it, if a chassis was designed with 17" wheels, when the rims are increased to 18" you have a corresponding reduction in aspect ratio (profile) of the tyres, so the rolloing circumference remains roughly the same.
  12. Are you sure that the odometer is overstated? Have you checked the odometer over an accurately known distance or against GPS? I ask, because it is known that European Manufacturers factor in a higher reading for the speedometer - they're loosly allowed up to 10% over-read, with 0% under-read. However, with the over-read, the odometer is supposed to be accurate as far as they can control wheel and tyre diameters.
  13. I just want to chip in and support the comment by binaryc. I love the way some of you guys suggest aerodynamics don't play a part until over 150mph. My microlight is 450kg, has a wing area similar to the surface area of my Boxster and has a takeoff airspeed of 55mph... So I heed that the Boxster has a spoiler (rather than a aerofoil) but I like the look of the 'wing' on a Boxster. Why not fabricate a strip of clear perspex to convert the wing to a spoiler?
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