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  1. Hello All, Just wanted to run something by you. Recently my MY2000 986S has started to make a sound which I can best describe as a high pitch squeal/whine. Here is the tricky part. It only happens after the car has been driven for a little while. If I start it up in the cold garage, no issues. If I start it up on a hot day or after it has been driven it starts again, I can hear the noise. Noise happens on ignition (sounds almost like a loud ""beeep" sound. A/C off, radio off still happens. If I rev the engine in neutral it gets louder and seems to be related to RMPs. When i walk around the vehicle, I dont hear anything unusual and the noise seems to come through the front vents. I.e. when I shut off the A/C the noise quietens down but i can still hear it through the vents. I read a few things on fuel shut off valves etc but I am really not sure what it is since it is so intermittent. I will probably take it in but wanted to see what opinions you guys had? Any help appreciated. Gulfstorm.
  2. Great! Thanks for the great suggestions. I will definitely look into all of those options. I really would like them to be quiet on the freeway and around town. Cheers, Gulfstorm
  3. Hey guys, Just wondering what the agreement is on the best or best value tires to get for an "00 S model. I am looking into Hankook V12 EVO right now because they seem like a good value and also have pretty good reviews. I have OEM pilot sport on right now and they are alright but are due for replacement! Any suggestions welcome, Cheers, Gulfstorm
  4. Thank you so much guys. Is the coolant cap easily accessible for future replacement purposes? I ll be adding a bit of coolant soon. Right now its just above the min. I did check the trunk carpet and all looks okay. That was my first thought too. Gulfstorm
  5. Hi All, I know this is a bit of a noob question but I had a lot of issues with this. i got my 2000 986S in march and topped up the coolant until it was just below the max line. Drove it for a few hours and when I pulled over for gas, most of my coolant reservoir emptied itself via the overflow. Had to tow the car back to a local shop and the problem was analyzed as air in the coolant system. They have drained the coolant and replaced it. Bleed the system. Now the car has been running super for a few months, but the coolant level is slowing trickling to the lower mark. My guess is that it is settling. Do I dare add more coolant? or is this going to mobilize more air into my system? Could there be another fault? Another question is that when I do a lot of city driving my temp guage goes just above the middle mark and into 60-65% mark. All the fans are kicking in fine. Is this normal? Cheers. Appreciate all responses. Gulfstorm.
  6. Thanks for the advice. Dealer serviced until I can figure out a better price gulfstorm
  7. I am just looking into doing my own oil change with my 2000 Boxster S as well as a new set of plugs. A bit of a cost/benefit analysis is telling me that I should just get it done at a porsche specialist store (not actual porsche dealer). I am in Calgary, Canada and it cost $159 for an oil and filter change. To buy 0w-40 Mobil one is $10 per ten 1 L bottles, which is 100$. I looked and it doesnt seem to cost any less with either bulk oil or using castrol syntec. Add to the equation a filter for $20-30 an oil filter wrench etc. So that being said I am looking for cheaper ways to do this and/or any other advise! Second issue is the spark plugs. It is ridiculous the price range for the bosch plugs. I have found online stores selling FGR6KQU for $5. Spoke to a guy at porsche today who will charge $30 per plug!!@!@!!! That being said it seems tricky to get into the rear wheel wells to get them in there. To add to that I have read a lot of horror stories doing plugs of boxsters. Sigh....I miss doing plugs on a good old 4 cylinder front engine. LOL. But I dont miss driving a front engine car. So the shop will charge about $ 200 with parts and labour which seems reasonable. Lastly. is the FGR6KQU the right part number for 2000 S model??? Please advise. A lot of controversy here again. Gulfstorm
  8. Hello all, I live in Canada and I am looking at purchasing a 2000 boxster s with 30 k miles on the clock. The car itself is in a good mechanical shape. Rear tires will soon need replacing but otherwise the car is in a tip top shape. While at the garage, I had a look underneath the car the check for any oil leaks. All of this is happening at a Honda dealer where I am buying the car from. There is a small vapor of oil right in the middle of the car. The car has stood still for about 6 months now but had a routine (MAJOR) service done September 2009. Should I be really concerned about RMS and intermediate shaft or not. I am just looking for some honest advice as i am both thrilled and excited to own a prosche. Like I said no dripping, just a mist of oil around that part of the car. I am getting a second opinion from a porsche mechanic at Regal Tuning in Calgary but in the meanwhile just looking for some advice. Cheers, Gulfstorm.
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