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About harryrcb

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    New Port Richey, FL Pasco county
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  • Present cars
    04 Boxster S
    03 Boxster S
    09 Boxster S
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    914,912,911,924,928,944,356.64 VW Beetle with 356 sc engine

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  1. I have not done a Tiptronic yet but I don't see any problems with the trans holding up as long as it is in good condition now. You will need to do more than flash the ecu, you will have to add and swap some of the wiring to the ecu. Better check into it more carefully before you jump. you may end up paying someone to do it and its not going to be cheap. It is possible that you may have to change some wiring for the trans ecu as well. really not sure as I said I only have done standard transmissions.
  2. diconnected battery on my 02 boxster radio cr220 the serial number is either 29005919 or 25005919 the second digit is not complete. appreciate your help
  3. Sorry did not realize that, Has the car been sitting for some time? You can get corrosion build up on your contacts. Its worth a try take you DME plug off and on several times to try to clean the contacts also the alarm under your seat.
  4. Sounds like you need to adapt the throttle as follows- With the battery connected, and without touching your throttle,. switch the key on for about 1 minute or more, the switch the key off for at least 10 seconds, again dont touch the throttle during this process. then start it let it idle for a couple of minutes then try your throttle again and let us know with the results
  5. What you need to do is take the front crossover pipe the one your throttlebody is connected to off. Pay attention to the vacuum lines attache to it. take a clean rag and shove it in both side and let it soak up all the oil, you may have to do this several times. clean out the tube from the aos getting rid of all oil . check the intake tube from the maf as sometimes the oil even gets into that. Then you need to clear the codes. then let it idle for 15 minutes and you should be able to drive it but it will still smoke for the first 30 miles or so. You will need the durametric software to clear the codes or find someone that can let you use it.
  6. the O ring on the originals went on the end of the return tube which insterted into the block, on the newer style it goes on the tube that into the top of the cylinder head and yes if you don't get that sealed you will have the higher rpm
  7. all I can tell you is that at a DE session with my 3.2 boxster S, after the second session I have trouble with third gear and I believe a cooler would be a great idea. I am going to install it in mine, I'm in the middle of installing a 3.8 engine and will not put it on the track until I have resolved the trans cooling issue. Location is everything and i will have to follow the spec boxsters idea. there really is no good place to put it and you don't want to get too far away from the trans. So if you find something better, let us know.
  8. Step one, clean out garage step two push car inside step three - disconnect battery Good to go - you might want to cover it as well to keep the dust down.
  9. that piece is held on by 2 plastic tabs from the inside, you have to dismantle the mirror (remove glass) to release them or you take a chance on breaking them off.
  10. maybe a little more info would be helpfull, does the sound come from top or botom, front or back? At this point it would be just a wild gues, could be anything from an exhaust leak, to loose plug, to no oil in your powersteering pump or the AOS breahter tube from your cylinder head came off or broke,
  11. It will fit the earlier cars with slight modifcation to the mount bracket
  12. check this thread out at http://forums.pelicanparts.com/boxster-cayman-forum/588568-ghost-machine-wooooooo-sound-45mph.html
  13. on my 986 I did see an improvement as logray said quicker throttle response and definately noticable increase in torque. you might not get that much out of a 996 because it allready has more torque. If you shop around with some reasonably priced upgrades such as cold air intake and exhaust you can squeeze up to 30 more hores. BTW I dinod mine before and aft.
  14. there are 2 places you want to check, the outer cable by the gearbox have a retaining clip to hold it in place , the frequently come off, or sometimes the inner cable has a ball/socket setup that may come loose but not likely or as the moderator said you might have a broken cable
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