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About Thanassis

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    PCA (Porsche Club of America)
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    2.7 Boxster 2000
  1. I went into the engine compartment yesterday and saw this oil soaked hose. I am sure a quick diagnosis from all the experts here. I have no idea. Thoughts?
  2. Replaced the oil cap, cleared the codes, and after 60 miles got P1126 and P1133 with pending P1130. I noticed that when the car is cold, the revs fluctuate to the point that if I put it in gear (tiptronic) and hold the break to the point where the car slightly is able to move, the car moves in a non-uniform fashion like is moving forward and stops, moving forward and stops. This happens only when the car is cold. I took some pictures with some visible oil stains...is this normal and what to expect?
  3. Yes you will have to clear the codes, they will not clear automatically. If the codes come back AOS is suspect. When you remove the oil fill cap (warm engine) does the oil fill tube sound like a shop vac? Did the RPMs drop (look a tach)? With engine idle and oil cap on, idle revs from 690 to 730 or so. With oil cap removed while engine idles, revs fluctuate from 640 to 800 or so.
  4. Replaced the oil cap and I got noticeable performance improvement. The faults are still showing up after I scan for errors (P1128, P1130, P1126, P1133), Do I need to clear the codes and let it run and see if they come back? Also, I get some smoke when I start the car when the car is sitting for a couple of days...otherwise, none or very little. Can it still be the AOS? T
  5. AOS is suspect... What happens when you remove the oil fill cap while the motor is running (warmed-up at idle)? Removed the oil cap at idle and running temperature. Some rough idle but not to the point where the car would stall.
  6. Thank you both.....will venture in over the weekend and let you know....Jager, what should I be looking for with the oil cap removed at idle? kbrandsma, not original owner...car has 60,000 miles....engine bay dirty but I do not believe oily.....will take again a look now that I know what I am looking for. T
  7. Thank you K....I have done 1 and 2. I do have a yellow oil cap so I will go ahead and replace. Today, in addition to P1130 and P1128 I get two "pending faults" P1126 and P133. Does this point to a more particular issue? T
  8. I have a 2000 Boxster with fault codes P1128 and P1130. I know these have been covered extensively in this forum and cleaned the MAF only for the codes to come back. I am looking for a fellow Renntechian that lives around Chicago to help diagnose the actual issue. I will buy lunch and a few beers. T
  9. I think I got it....I will let you know if I need some more help. Thanks
  10. I have the same issue after installing a new top with a glass window on a 2000 Boxster. Any help from the forum would be appreciated. Thanassis
  11. Looks cool! Nice job! Now...you have to make sure interior is spanking clean all the time!!! :)
  12. I assume this is plastic and not glass. I would try a vinyl / plastic cleaner and polisher similar to the ones they sell to clean and polish the vinul window of the retractable top. Not sure if this will work so...this is just a thought. Try it in a small section first or on a different plastic. Good luck.
  13. It might be as simple as having some overspray from a soft-top sealant that the previous owner sprayed to seal the top. This usually is hard to remove but can be removed with some hard rubbing and warm soapy water.
  14. The car is used 2008 and not marked in the rear. It has door shills that say 4S. How do I know from inspection that the car is a 4S. Any markings under the hood? The car has the wide body. Decoding the VIN does not help. Will the engine have a marking? SHould I be looking for anything specific under the chassis? Thanassis
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