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Xaev

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  1. Hey guys thanks for the ideas. It's not the gas I'd think - it's been a few tanks worth and still having the issue. I only ever put Chevron Premium in the car. I had thought about plugs and filters but figured it would run bad all the time if that were the case. As is, when its warm it purrs. I'll borrow an odb2 scanner - i was under the impression that if there is no check engine lights there wont be any fault codes to read. Hopefully this'll point me the right direction! The engine coolant temp sensor sounds like it could be the culprit - but wouldnt that be the same sensor that drives the coolant temp gauge? The gauge works great, or seems to. thanks again! Xaev
  2. Lately my 00 Boxster has had a hard time holding idle on cold starts. It'll dip really low in the RPM range (500 or so) and run really rough until the engine warms up. Once the engine is warm it runs great. No check engine light or warning lights of any kind. I'm not sure where to start looking for the root of this one? Anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks in advance! Xaev
  3. So after much hmming and hawwwing I decided to just buy a clutch kit and give the job a shot this weekend. I was pretty apprehensive since I have no shop manual for my Boxster and no access to the magazine article I'd read a lot about here. I was really suprised just how easy this was! Aside from the usual issues with exhaust bolts that have never been touched before on a 5 year old car this job is incredibly straightforward and intuitive. The only tool I had to buy in addition to my normal craftsman toolsets was a set of triplesquare bits for 1 bolt on the transmission bellhousing. For anyone who's done a clutch job on a car before I don't see any reason to be intimidated by the Boxster. It is actually much easier to access the transmission on our cars then on a normal front engine car. All the bellhousing bolts and accessories are easy to reach because the back of the car is so open in comparison to the tunnel most transmissions are crammed into. I have a buddy with a lift, so that makes things 10 times easier of course... but I wouldn't say it is necessary to get the job done. Anyway... just wanted to express how impressed I was with the way the Boxster is put together. It seems like it's made to be worked on. I've worked on a few cars before where it was like they put the engine and tranny together outside the car and dropped it in without any concern as to how to maintain the thing while inside the car at a later date. The Boxster doesn't seem like that at all from what I've seen. Oh.. there's a few pics at ftp://anon@ftp.mv-studio.net if anyone wants to see. I got carried away putting the car back together and forgot to take pictures of all the steps thought =\ Cheers, Xaev
  4. Well I finally had a chance to look at it today. Sure enough the lower endlink bolt for the sway bar on the driver side was movable by hand :eek: tightened that up and everything else I could get my hands on around there on both sides and she's totally silent now. Thanks much guys!
  5. Is there a difference between the shocks used in a 2000 Boxster and an S of the same year? I know there are suspension differences between the two and was wondering how much is interchangable. The question arises because my 00 Boxster has developed a fairly loud knocking noise in the front suspension when going over things like potholes or expansion joints on the road. Over more mild changes in pavement elevation I hear no strange noises at all. I was thinking this may be due to worn shocks? Or are there any other common things in the front suspension that wear out/come loose over time? My boxster has 42000 miles on it currently. Thanks in advance!
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