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About mcmike27

  • Birthday 03/15/1960

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  • Gender
  • Interests
    Family, Golf, taking care or our 986 so that we can pass it along to our son one day.

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    Harrisburg ,PA
  • Porsche Club
    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
  • Present cars
    95B 2017 Macan 2.0
    986 2001 Boxster S
    2019 Audi A6 SLine
  • Future cars
    Macan Turbo
  • Former cars
    1998 Boxster Base Arctic Silver

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  1. Yes... we have a similar 2001 S that we acquired with 16k miles....it looks like new but allot of those rubber and plastic bits are well past there prime with age....you should also look at the rubber bushings and motor mount mine was starting to tear and needed to be replaced with only 18k miles on it but the rubber was hard and fatigued from age alone... my drop links are getting hard and brittle so they are next...
  2. Wait until it get warm outside and the channel will be much more pliable and easier to insert...I also use the back end of a screwdriver with a ball on the end like a craftsman screwdriver works like a charm and they do pop out so I redo once or twice a year.
  3. Having owned a 'family' only owned 98 986 base Boxster I can honestly say the best 'upgrades' I have done are the following: 160 deg thermostat (with new water pump OEM only) Boxster S oil cooler (bigger for more cooling) Stainless steel braided brake lines Short shifter (personal preference I like crisp shorter throw) 5W-40 Driven oil (best thing I have done) 125k miles runs like a top L&N spin on oil adapter w/ NAPA Gold filter and magnetic drain plug Hawk HP plus brake pads (we autocross it) stock rotors Regular fuel filter changes IMS, new clutch and RMS at 105k And it got new springs and struts at 100k miles No Hp gain but allot of peace of mind and smiles because the harder I drive it the better it runs... Just my $.02 m2
  4. Driven DT40.... after talking to Lake Speed at TechTactics for several years it's all I use now in my 2001 S...when the Macan needs its next change at 60k...it will be DI-5W30... Just my $.02 Cheers m2
  5. Follow up with PNA and COMPLAIN we just replaced the TC on our 2017 Base Macan and were told the warranty on these 'KNOW defective' parts was pushed out to 2023. I hope yours has been fixed...we just had ours replaced its back to 'normal' Best of luck M2
  6. THANK YOU THANK YOU this worked and Becker wanted $175.00 plus shipping to 'repair' a broken CD eject mech...which obviously is working fine just in electronics lock up mode 🙂
  7. I was able to get a 'almost' like new one from LA Dismantlers...after cleaning it up it looked like new. Be careful when you go to remove the screws in the front pillar... they are held on by a cap nut on the inside of the pillar.... if one breaks free... well you can imagine my issue....the dealer corrected it quickly, I on the other hand struggled.... A quick dose of penetrating fluid will loosen up the nut /screw. Then you can easily replace it. Cheers, m2
  8. Sorry to hear and see that PCB... being in that industry more than likely that DME board is not salvageable...you have exposed copper traces and water has penetrated under the components themselves. That's a new DME for sure and a very detailed flushing of the drains in the rear... This supplier can also help with a waterproof box Porsche Boxster & 996 Immobilizer Waterproof Case Enclosure WWW.ECUDOCTORS.COM Best of luck...
  9. One of our local independents has trouble shoot this 'exact' same gremlin for years and finally found a stronger spring to swap out in the latch mechanism. It took him all of 15 mins to remove the latch take out the old springs and replace them with the new stronger ones. It's worked perfectly ever since.
  10. 2017 Macan 2.0L Base K&N Air Filter Install The K&N Filter needed for this install is their P/N E-0660 only 1 is required on the Macan 2.0L base model The Air Filter housing cover is located on the front left of the engine bay (see the attached p/n dia and look for item 2) It is held to the air box it self with 4 star screws #20 loosen and lift the top cover (the screws are captive and wont fall off) Upon removing the cover you will see to the right middle top 2 more PLASTIC Keyed #20 screws/bolts (ITEM 6 IN DIAG). BE V Author mcmike27 Category Macan (95B) - Maintenance Submitted 02/09/2017 10:58 AM Updated 05/23/2017 06:10 AM
  11. The K&N Filter needed for this install is their P/N E-0660 only 1 is required on the Macan 2.0L base model The Air Filter housing cover is located on the front left of the engine bay (see the attached p/n dia and look for item 2) It is held to the air box it self with 4 star screws #20 loosen and lift the top cover (the screws are captive and wont fall off) Upon removing the cover you will see to the right middle top 2 more PLASTIC Keyed #20 screws/bolts (ITEM 6 IN DIAG). BE VERY CAREFUL HERE AS THEY ARE APPROX 3'' LONG AND HOLD ON THE SIDE PLATE FOR THE INTAKE PLASTIC DOWN TUBE (SEE DIAGRAM ITEM 5). These require you to use a soft turn 90 deg to 'unlock' the key on the end (you will see this when you slide them up and out) Next you must 'GENTLY' slide the right air box side panel up approx 1/2'' then separate the existing air filters LARGE circular opening from the side plates smaller flange plate that was held in by the 2 3" long plastic locking screw/bolts. With my vehicle being new these were tight and very secure. With a bit of gentle wiggling and pulling the air filter comes away from the side plate flange and the old air filter lifts up and out. The new K&N is an exact fit to the stock Porsche filter. PLEASE MAKE SURE WHEN YOU ARE FITTING THE NEW FILTER AND SIDE FLANGE PLATE TOGETHER YOU INSERT THE LARGE CIRCULAR OPENING INTO THE SIDE FLANGE PLATE ENTIRELY. Once you have the new filter and side flange plate attached you can place them into the larger right side plate and slide the entire assembly back down the right side rails on the air filter box. Make sure you align the side plate guides with the air filter box and gently push the assembly down until is seats in the bottom of the air filter box. Next you will need to re install the 2 3" plastic screw/bolts that are keyed. You will see the direction the 'key' must go when you slide them back in. You will need to apply some side pressure to the smaller side flange plate in order to align the top holes up. DON'T FORCE these plastic screw/bolts. Take your time and make sure they are seated properly. Once both are inserted twist them 90 deg to LOCK them in. Re install the top cover and put your K&N STOP 'this is a reusable filter sticker" to the left of the Mobil 1 oil sticker on the front left side skirt just in front of the air filter cover assembly. Approx time start to finish 20 min subtracting the 10 mins I stared at the assembly so as to NOT break anything. I hope this DiY helps anyone that adds a K&N to their 2017 or newer Base 2.0L Macan. Next up oil change! Regards, M2
  12. As a new 2017 Macan 2.0L owner, it's the baby brother to the bigger power plants for sure but in Sport Mode it does very easily get out of it's own way quite nicely. On the highway you have no real feeling of speed until you realize you are passing cars and then glance down and go UH OH I'm 20 mph OVER the posted limit. It's time to pay closer attention. With the PDK in 7th gear you are flying and don't realize it. I have had it up to 110 and it felt like 55. ROCK SOLID and very quiet. Great vehicle so far and it has all the bells and whistles we need in a compact SUV. I believe they have hit another home run and everywhere we take it someone askes us what that is. :) Regards, m2
  13. I have been using the DT40 product for the past 2 years in our 1998 base Boxster having switched from the Castrol product since the car now has 119k miles and a recent IMS upgrade while doing the clutch. From a very UN scientific opinion I have noticed smoother initial startups and a 'quieter' engine especially after not having run the car in the non drivable winter months here in central Pa. The local indie we use has also switched over to the DT40 product and it is their oil of choice in most applications.
  14. We have a 'family' owned since new 1998 Base Boxster Arctic Silver Met Just hit 118k AOS Replaced 2014 IMS just replaced 2015 RMS just replaced 2015 1st new clutch since 1998 just replaced with new flywheel 2015 Front and rear Springs and struts replaced 2014 Sway bar bushings replaced 2014 Coolant Res replaced 2014 Trans fluid changed 2013 Optima Red top fitted 2014 Boxster S Oil cooler fitted with 160 deg thermostat 2013 Everything has been kept as original as possible as this is a car we hope to pass onto our son as it has more sentimental value than monetary value. It was my wife's Uncles daily driver, then onto my father inlaw before passing to us. Normal oil and maint done yearly since new in 1998 we have all the records and docs for every service since new in 1998 The car is Ax'ed every year and runs like a top! :)
  15. For what's it's worth we recently replaced our stock Porsche battery with the Optima Redtop that is specified for our 986 Boxster with the custom alum base plate and couldn't be happier. If your so inclined go to their web site and look at that as a possible sub for the OEM battery.
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