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  1. That's what I was thinking; if any of the plugs in the engine came out, there should be "consequences", but you haven't mentioned any. I wonder if it was an "extra" left in there when the unit was assembled? It does look like it may have never been used, the only place that I think it could have come from is perhaps the in the return oil galley from the head to the oil sump. I have attached more photos tell me what you think.
  2. I pulled my oil pan today and found no metal filings but I found a small freeze plug about the size of a nickle. Any clue where it may belong and is it important? I have attached a photo any help would be appreciated.
  3. I am interested in the door enclosures also, are you still in offering them? Frank.
  4. Just completed this project, great directions, finely no foam blowing out vents.
  5. I just checked radiator temp by turning on AC and the air exiting was warm. The car must not be getting hot enough at idle. I must just being over cautious. I do appreciate the help. Thank You Frank
  6. I have checked fuses and pulled relays and jumped each one of them. when jumped the fans operate and when AC is engaged the fans operate. I just let the car run for half hour and the fans did not come on. I reached into radiator ducts and radiators did not seem warm. Could a faulty thermostat be the problem? My temp reads rite on the O of 180, and by the way I am in Houston so cold ambient temp should not be an issue. Thanks Frank
  7. Frank: Is it possible that It may have been that way before you repaired the heater box foam, but may not have been aware of it? The fans and the two speeds are controlled by four relays (two for each fan, with each of the two sets having a low speed and a high speed) and two ballast resistors (one on each side). Since the fans are working (even though it's only on the high speed), it's not the fan motors and not the fuses. If you want to double check the fuses, they are C8 (radiator fan right) and C10 (radiator fan left). Both are 40 amp fuses. The ballast resistors' ceramic coating
  8. I have a 2000 Boxster S, and after completing the heater box foam repair and properly purging cooling system I noticed that my radiator fans did not come on when operating temp was reached, but they do work when AC is in operation. Any clues for determining fault would be appreciated.
  9. I have posted prior about this issue and have corrected oil over fill issue and replaced A.O.S. When I turn left slightly uphill under high rpm leaving a light the car emits a large cloud of smoke, I do not burn oil otherwise. I can only assume due to the forces of cornering and exceleration the oil in the sump is forced into the A.O.S pickup. Is there a cure for this,ie:windage tray or better A.O.S, or is there a more serious problem i should be looking into? 2000 Boxster s 110,000 miles Your advice is apreciated
  10. Thank you, this explains everything including the good price for the car!
  11. My newly aquired Boxster S blows smoke when cornering hard to the left, otherwise it does not smoke at all. I have replaced the AOS and the car ran much better but I took a hard left today and it belched a cloud of smoke. The oil was just changed by previous owner, the oil gage in car is peged at full and the dipstick has oil above red plastic part. Will this happen if there is too much oil in crank case?
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