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About 02chuck

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  • Present cars
    2003 BMW 530i Sport 5 spd
    1995 BMW 525i 5 spd
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  1. As noted it has reset on it's own Sort of thought that, but needed to check Thanks for being a resource guys Chuck
  2. Took 2003 Boxster S and had it smogged. It was put through the California dyno cycle. After running through the test the car had the ABS fault code on dash. I assume this is probably due to the speed differential between the front and back axles. So is this something that be reset w/o a tester or do I need a tester to reset/test for codes? Thanks Chuck
  3. Had the engine replaced last spring so that might be a cause for the subframe being off center. Yes I read about the toe and camber being dependent. Also got under the car on the lift this morning and the toe control arms look like someone might have used them to tie down the car when transported. I figure they should look the same, but there seems to be a twist in the left one(the left is the one with the most toe) and the right has a different twist. From looking at the pic's that I can find they should be straight. So it looks like I will buying some arms, thinking of the adjustable o
  4. 2003 Boxster S 55k mi Put new tires on the Boxster S, Had the CV joint boots replaced. Took it to get aligned. Best that it can be adjusted to is about 0.7 and 1.3 degrees of rear toe in. TO best of our knowledge the car has not been hit. Bought it with a clean Carfax, when under the car there is no sign of trauma. So what do we look for or at? Opinions and Knowledge appreciated Thanks Folks Chuck
  5. Thanks for the links, I had researched the forum and had not found two of the ones you posted. The labor itself is not a big deal. I will post my final choices later Chuck :welcome: Lots of opinions on brakes. Here are a few threads/sites! Many recommend OEM as Porsche has gotten the brakes right! Thread 1 Thread 2 Thread 3 Let us know what you do!
  6. Thanks for the info I will check that out Chuck
  7. 2003 Boxster S I have a tough to find leak up by the PS pump. I pulled the intake tubes out and the interior panel to get a good look at the well hidden beast. Do the seals that mount the reservoir to the pump leak at times? It seems like the piece that tightens the reservoir to the pump does not get very tight. The reservoir wiggles a bit, is that normal? Wanted to AX the car last weekend, but could not go as the PS fluid was dripping down on to the exhaust and the car was smoking. Wisdom appreciated Chuck
  8. 2003 Boxster S 6spd Need to replace the front brakes. What are peoples preferences. I have used the Zimmerman drilled rotors with good success on my BMW's with the Akebono pads. Do people go OEM...A known product or what else. The car is mainly a daily driver and we (wife and self) will AutoX at times for fun. Opinions Please. Thanks Chuck
  9. I figured that would be the case after reading the other posts. I pulled the seats with the top down, then put the top up to access the top of the engine. That is where I triggered the fault. Thanks Loren
  10. 2003 Boxster S 55k mi, Went looking for a power steering leak yesterday, pulled the seats to get access through the bulkhead, After reinstalling the seats the airbag failure light is on. So what did I upset? Would I need to reseat the seat connectors maybe? From reading the previous post I will need a Durametric or other equipment to clr the fault. Did not find leak, but did not think to run engine while the covers were off. Thanks ahead of time
  11. 2003 Boxster S Pulled the key txmtr apart to install a new battery (my wife could not get it to work, felt it was the battery) Thought I would pull the circuit card out to take a look as the button did not feel right. Found the key lock button in pieces. Has any one replaced the button or had it done at an electronics shop? I have checked on cost for a new txmtr, would prefer to fix this one if possible. Wisdom and BTDT's appreciated. Chuck
  12. THe car is a 2003 Boxster S No mods, 46k mi. My wife was driving on Hwy 99 and the car just started running crappy,OBD slight came on, car told her to take to service (cute little comment). Drove out to check out car and yep it was really running crappy, very rough. Had it towed to independent Porsche repair shop. They are trouble shooting it right now, completing compression check. #3 spark plug was fouled, they checked the oil/air separator, no compression in #3 cylinder. outlook is? Poor right? Ideas, opinions, BTDT's Pisser is we have only had the car for about 2 mont
  13. Is it possible to replace the PCM 2.0 and adapt a 2.1 to the system in the car. Car in question is a 2003 Boxster w/ PCM 2.0, with digital sound and a disc player Thanks Chuck
  14. Finally got the horns and the time to fix them. Pulled the front end off, only missed two screws (hmmm...does not come off) these were the the two on the outside, set in to an indentation. Pulled the radiator ducting off (both side), there was a ton of debris in there. R&R'd the horns but they did not work, checked the voltage at the horn. Got 0.5v, they would try to make noise. Found the #1 relay panel with my Bentley manual pulled the relay out shook it and reinstalled, no good. Noticed that there were quite a few similar relays down there. Swiped one from another system an
  15. phillipj: I had been using the search application, but I realized I was not selecting the box to look only in the title. I found plenty of threads after that. You might put that as reminder when a person is asking a common question, I kept coming up with all sorts of stuff. judgejon: After reading all sorts of oil threads, I looked at the oil specs and figured that Redline would work just fine. Thanks for all the input guys Chuck
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