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  1. Hi all, I am looking for some troubleshooting guidance before I get my '08 Boxster S smog. I've tried twice following the BMW drive cycle (2:10 @ cold idle, 3:15 @ 28mph, 15min @ 58mph, 5:00 @ hot idle). After which, my Durametric shows only the Evap (gas cap seal) and O2 sensor heater are in Pass (ready) status. However, my catalytic converter efficiency, O2 sensor and Secondary-air system (SAI) are fail (not ready) state. My understanding is that the DME cycles through the SAI readiness during the 2:10 cold idle cycle. However, since the SAI still shows fail/not ready, I don'
  2. I'm 2.5mi from downtown MV. I did the coding for my turn-signal - I see it as a safety feature. I also replaced the orange incandesent bulb with LED bulb. Here is the video: I'll PM you my contact info. Thanks! Chris
  3. OK, it sounds like a odd request... but I just moved to the bay area (South Bay) and my apartment complex does not allow car washes. I can use the self-service wash bays, but less than ideal if I need detail my car. So, I'm looking for someone in the area with a driveway, hose, vacuum, electric outlet and running water to let me detail my Boxster once every couple months. I have my own detailing stuff/buckets, etc. In return, I can offer...the use of my Durametric Pro (coding & logging), Porter Cable DA buffer and other know-how's on working on the the 987's (and possibly 997's): I'v
  4. Depending on your driving habits and needs. If the car is primarily for commuting... you may be able to go with other tires, like the Hankook Ventus EVO v12. I had those on my '08 Boxster S for about 17k miles, including 10+ days of Sebring DE (solo group) and 3 trips from S. FL to North Carolina (1600 RT on HWY) for BRBS + all the shenanigans through the twisty & mountain roads (add'l 500miles on backroads). The set of Hankooks can be had for about 350 - 400 less than a set of Super Sports. Hankook v12's are very good tires for those on a limited tire budget and don't mind giving up some
  5. DIY Accessories Belt Replacement (Boxster) DIY Guide to Replacing the Accessories Belt in the 987 Questions/comments: PM or email me: lithium_1330@yahoo.com You can download the PDF here: https://www.box.com/s/32ftofdw935rrizmmfr4 This is a suggestive guide detailing steps one can take to replace the accessories drive belt in the engine bay of the 987 (Boxster/Cayman) cars. It is a relatively simple job that most of us can tackle. For this job, you do not need to put the Boxster top in service position, but opening it up ½ way will give you more standing room to wo
  6. DIY Guide to Replacing the Accessories Belt in the 987 Questions/comments: PM or email me: lithium_1330@yahoo.com You can download the PDF here: https://www.box.com/s/32ftofdw935rrizmmfr4 This is a suggestive guide detailing steps one can take to replace the accessories drive belt in the engine bay of the 987 (Boxster/Cayman) cars. It is a relatively simple job that most of us can tackle. For this job, you do not need to put the Boxster top in service position, but opening it up ½ way will give you more standing room to work with. Like everything else you do on your car… you’re hereby
  7. So, I tried (keyword) replacing the front side signals (blinkers) with canbus LED bulbs (built-in load resistors). After I put the LED bulbs in and I turn the lights on (parking or headlights), the side lights no longer light up. The tail lights will come on, the city lights come on, but nothing from the side markers (the orange light housing that most everyone do as their 1st mod). Anyways, the lights will blink fine (I had it re-programmed to blink as indicators) when I put on the turn signal, hazards or arm/disarm alarm. But the lights won't come on now. Even more strange, when I put the
  8. Downloadable DIY guide on how to replace the engine air filter on your 987.1 Boxster. Should also be applicable for Cayman. Enjoy! PDF available here: https://www.box.com/s/2b0a1132ac51680b0d6b
  9. Here is my write up on installing the short shift on the 987.1.. the procedure should also apply to the 997.1 since they share the same part #s. Possibly work for .2 also. http://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/41495-center-console-removalshort-shift-kit-install/page__pid__220987#entry220987
  10. Center console removal/short shift kit install Step by step guide on DIY center console removal and short shift kit install. Works on 987.1 Boxster and Cayman. Has not been confirmed, but may also be applicable for 997.1, 987.2 and 997.2. You'll need a Torx T25 to remove the carpet covered trim and T20 for all the other trim screws. 987.1 Shifter Install DIY.pdf Author lithium1330 Category Boxster/Cayman (987-1) - Accessories Submitted
  11. Step by step guide on DIY center console removal and short shift kit install. Works on 987.1 Boxster and Cayman. Has not been confirmed, but may also be applicable for 997.1, 987.2 and 997.2. You'll need a Torx T25 to remove the carpet covered trim and T20 for all the other trim screws. 987.1 Shifter Install DIY.pdf
  12. In my 2008 Boxster S, there is no need for resisters. I got a pair of LED festoon bulbs from superbrightled.com and they just worked out of the box. No light out error, not need to wire a resistor inline to the bulb.
  13. I've heard good things about Hankook EVO 12..... and cost about 1/2 that of PS2's. For everyday street used and sprinted driving, the Hankooks should fit that bill. Here is the comparison by C&D: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/09q2/tire_test_nine_affordable_summer_tires_take_on_the_michelin_ps2-comparison_tests/hankook_ventus_v12_evo_page_10 I'm due for a new set of tires and will likely buy these for weekend sprinted drives and 4 - 5 DE's/yr.
  14. 987.1 Front Bumper Removal Please see PDF attachment for procedure 987.1 Bumper Removal Procedure.pdf Author lithium1330 Category Boxster/Cayman (987-1) - Maintenance Submitted 01/09/2011 11:11 AM Updated 08/13/2017 07:56 AM  
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