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    2003 Boxster S

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  1. I've been wanting to do the exhaust bypass mod on my 03 Boxster S, However I'm thinking of doing it between the cats vs after both cats. I also want to add valves so I can adjust the volume and sound. I'm thinking of adding 1" pipe, before the second cat. It would also give a slight HP increase as well. Anyone have any input? Anything I should watch for? Any reason it shouldn't be there? Thanks,
  2. I figured out the problem and just wanted to post the solution for anyone else. The heater and AC run at the same time. There is a central flap that swings to adjust temp between the two. For me, the motor to the central flap had just become disconnected from the flap. Its at the bottom of the unit towards the center console. I just plugged it back in and it worked. The test was that the air would stay cold on the lowest fan setting, but when I turned it up, The velocity would grab the internal flap and close it so that heat only came through, You could hear it close internally. Hopefully, this will help someone else. Gotta love a free fix.
  3. I have an 03 S and love it. It had an engine replacement in 07, so the engine had all the upgrades and updates. Just 20,000 miles on the new engine. That played a big role in my decision. Each year they add a little more, and address issues. I think as a general rule newer is better, unless you just find a great 02 or 03 for the money. Soon, I will be looking at an 07 or 08. Love these cars.
  4. I take mine to 6500 rpm quite often. It will actually run smoother after I do. They LOVE to be driven. I don't recommend it, but I got mine up to 155mph top down and there was still room to go. The faster you go, the more it sticks. Definitely do some DE events. You learn more about the car in one day then you might ever learn otherwise. They can handle corners, much faster than you would think when you do it right. They are also very intuitive. Once you take it to the edge, you can really feel when it's on the edge and about to slip out from under you. They have a very controllable slide. They are a blast to drive on the track.
  5. That is going to be WICKED, SHART YOUR PANTS FAST!
  6. Well, I got excited too soon. It's still doing it. Does anyone know how to test the inside and outside sensors? I have a multimeter, I just don't know what to look for.
  7. Brilliant! It was in fact laying by the radiator. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
  8. I have a 2003 Boxster S. When I turn the AC on, It blows heated air. The fan controls turn up as it senses it geting hotter, but the air is hot so it just keeps getting hotter and faster. The compressor is kicking in. Is there a relay that controls heat/cold? It acts as though it's stuck on heat, but everything else works as if its blowing cold air. I was hoping it is a relay, but I looked at the charts and didn't see one that would pertain. THX
  9. Hummm. Mine makes a click click noise when its set to outside air. When I turn it to recirc it quits. Mine is the flapper motor which is literally the last part between the AC unit under the dash and the wall of the car. You might take a look with a flash light. I can see mine twitching.
  10. Wow! Thanks for all of the input. I feel so enlightened.:notworthy::thankyou:
  11. One other question. Will the clutch get stiffer as it wears, or is someone full of S?
  12. I wonder if there is a way to know this without pulling the transmission. Would the dealer that replaced the engine have the record? If it is retrofit-able, I'd like to get the parts and do it all at once so that the cars rear isn't in the air like a cat in heat for 2 weeks. Also is there a clutch kit # for the 987 clutch? I just see separate components online. Thx,
  13. I agree with the others. Doesn't sound transmission related to me. Sounds external.
  14. Thanks Wayne. Are you saying that if my car had a rebuilt engine put in it in 2007, that I wouldn't be able to replace the IMS without actually going deep into the engine? There is no longer a removable flange? If so, do you think they addressed the issue enough that I shouldn't be concerned? Love your articles on Pelican BTW.
  15. Pelican parts says that the 987 will interchange with the 986 and has more clamping power. I don't know if it's really necessary, but I thought hey, why not.
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