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  • Birthday 05/27/1986

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    Newark, CA
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  • Present cars
    2000 Porsche Boxster
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    we will see
  • Former cars
    I just got rid of my wonderful 1998 Mercedes E320 I will never forget.
  1. I had the same problem. I replaced the engine mount with a 987 mount, ($144 at the dealer). About 45 min later, I also had a smooth shifting Boxster again.
  2. I just hit 100K a few weeks ago! What did I do to celebrate? Put more miles on it and drove down to San Louis Obisbo with my wife on Highway 1. (if you know CA, you know this is a beautiful drive). I bought my 2000 Boxster with 90,000mi last November, thats a little over 10,000 mi in 7 months (yes i drive it a lot). One thing I noticed with Porsches' is that they like to be driven. I know I haven't had the car too long, but I haven't had any major problems. The only things I had to do to the car are pretty normal for Boxsters :Engine mount, rear track arms, wheel bearings. Its a good thing that I work on the car myself, the services I did myself only cost me $500, for all 3! (due to parts). I truly love driving the Boxster and hope its lasts me for a while
  3. Ok that gives me confidence. The Fabspeed pips a too much $$$ for me. An exhaust shop quoted me $375 for the full exhaust from the primary cat back (secondary removed) and magnaflow mufflers. Thats cheaper than the bypass pipes for a whole exhaust.
  4. Thats good to know, so your car did pass without the secondary cats? I know my car passes with the cats, but i just want to make sure it does without it.
  5. I have a question about CA somg. If I delete the secondary cats on a 2000 Boxster, will it still pass? The O2 sensor is before the secondary cats, after the primary, so that shouldn't be an issue. An exhaust shop is willing to delete the secondary cats and due a custom exhaust for $250 (not including mufflers) . I really want to do it, but still want my car to pass.
  6. I wanted to see how the after-market arms are compared to the OEM. It looks like the after-market dont really have a bushing where the OEM Arms do. Anyone have any input on this? If all looks good, ill try an order the arms soon and let everyone know how it went. Also, with the "Clunk" sound, is everyone getting it form the very back near the control arm (with ball joint) or is it sound like its right behind the seats (thats where im getting mine).
  7. Just a question, how much did you get that becker cable for? If it was over $100, its better to just put a new deck in the car. It would provide better sound and give you more function then you would get with the becker.
  8. I have been doing some research on this as well. I have the same problem coming from the rear. I just replace both wheel bearings in the rear and saw nothing wrong with any of the linkage. The one think that I didnt touch that it could be is the rear track arms I have noticed that this is a common problem. They say to check it, hit the track arms with a rubber mallet, it should rattle. If this is so, they are bad.
  9. Hello, It is very easy to put in a deck in your car. Being a professional installer for 6 years (Best Buy and once Circuit City), a 2000 honda civic is harder to do than the porsch. First of all, you do not need any extra parts except an antenna adapter and the VW/ Porsch amplified harness (get it from Metra). This is what you have to do -Pull out the deck using the Keys -Wire up the harness (make sure you TEST the constant wire vs the ACC wire, if i remember correctly, they may be reversed on the harness) -plug in the antenna adapter -mount your cage (yes the fit is very tight) -Slide in the deck -turn on your car !!! Your done! ohh and by the way, this is for the standard system, I do believe the Bose may be different wiring, but similar. Hope this helps.
  10. Ohh I forgot the mention, I live in the bay area in CA, It rarely gets below 30 degrees and above 95 degrees. Should I use 5W40 or 10W40?
  11. Hey guys, I was looking for some Boxster transmission mounts for a 2000 Boxster. I noticed that the 911 996 Engine mounts look identical to the Boxster transmission mounts, except that the 911 engine mounts have a longer bolt stem. The part numbers are also almost the same except at the end (993-375-049-05-M100 for the Boxster Transmission mount w/out the bracket, 993-375-049-06-M270 for the 911 engine mount) I am thinking the last part of the part numbers could only be different because of the length of the stem. If this is the case, then it should work. Ohh and isnt the Boxster almost the same chassis as the 911 except the engine is flipped around to mid engine? The reason why I am asking this is because a pair of engine mounts for the 911 are only $170.00 brand new on ebay, vs almost $270.00 each for the Boxster transmission mounts. This could save a lot of people money :) Let me know what you think
  12. Wow, you guys really did shine some light on this subject. It looks like i am also going to be using some Syntech 10W-40 on my next oil Change. I am still thinking about adding some Lucas oil tho. I will probably use less then recommended, but we will see what happens. I guess if it doesn't work well, i can always skip in on the oil change after.
  13. I am coming up on my next oil change and was wondering if I should put an additive in. I have been putting Lucas oil in my wifes car for a while now and seem to like the results, but am a little skeptical with doing it to the Porsche due to possibilities of the IMS failure. But then again, it could help with the IMS problem and help the engine move more freely. Has anyone put lucas oil in there car? Could it make the oil too thick? I have a 2000 Boxster.
  14. I have been speculating that my transmission mounts are going bad. I took a look at them and was wondering what the play should be on the mounts. To test them, I wiggling the transmission with a bar. I could easily move it around with about an inch of play on each side. Is this normal, or does it seem like they need to be replaced? If they are bad, where is a cheap place to get just the mounts without the brackets? Thanks.
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