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  1. hi how do I soften my2003s roof its not letting roof lid close properly its gone a bit stiff from sitting 12 maths    From your post I think that's the right deduction. many thanks Peter farthing

  2. I recommend the kit from http://914rubber.com also. I bought mine from their ebay listing. This replacement part is extremely close. Before / After: "MANUELL" is there, and, "OFf" is retained..... --Brian key words: HVAC climate control LCD screen glass repair
  3. Hi Phil, someone else might speak up, but I think I can at least partially answer your question. I just finished repacking the inner and outer joints on my '03 Boxster S because all four boots, almost simultaneously, tore open. Anyway, I noticed that the inner race of both cv joints on the halfshaft had a ring grooved into one side of them. The rings faced inboard on the halfshaft, each towards the other. Before removing the joint from the halfshaft, observe the difference from side-to-side of the inner race and you'll hopefully see what I mean. I don't think the cage or the outer race h
  4. A vehicle's "drift/pull" tendancy describes how it drifts or pulls to one side of the driving lane. It is customarily tested at highway speed on a straight stretch of road in the driving lane (usually the right lane) with nominal crown. "Drift" is observed if the steering wheel is judiciously released and the time to drift from one lane to the next is timed. "Pull" is customarily tested by holding the wheel at whatever angle keeps the vehicle driving straight, and measuring the torque required to hold the wheel in that position. Car companies have thresholds for either drift, or pull, or b
  5. I had a noise that I would call "creaking," too. At first, I thought it was coming from under the dash somewhere along the steering column. Ultimately, I had my wife turn the steering wheel left/right while I hunted around for the origin of the sound-- with an ear a few inches from the top of one shock tower or the other, there was no doubt it was coming from there. One was noisier than the other. The bearings are relatively inexpensive, but require removing and disassembling the strut. In a nutshell, you have to remove the caliper, disconnect the tie rod and lower control arm from the
  6. I think you're thinking of the clutch release bearing, also known as the clutch throw-out bearing. The crankshaft 'thrust' bearing surface(s) diagnosed above as causing the play in the crank are different from the clutch release bearing that can deteriorate from holding down the clutch pedal too long. However, note that the parts shown above are for a GT3 M96 engine, a different case from the M96 variety in the OP's 2001 C4. FWIW. --Brian
  7. Open the hood and have a friend turn the steering wheel while you listen near the top of the struts. I had a noise that fits your description, and at first thought it was coming from under the dash. I traced it to the top of one of the struts and ultimately replaced the relatively inexpensive bearing at the top of each strut assembly. --Brian
  8. Adventures with an HVAC Refresh Kit On occasion during the most humid months of the year, the air coming out of the vents of my nearly 8-year-old car would smell a little 'off.' Since the a/c condensation was draining just fine and the odor wasn't ever-present, it wasn't a major concern to me. However, surfing the web I found a variety of A/C refresh kits that seemed worth a try, if for no reason other than to experiment and see if it was any benefit. But, no good deed goes unpunished. There are a variety of kits out there, some seem OE but most are aftermarket. I found th
  9. On occasion during the most humid months of the year, the air coming out of the vents of my nearly 8-year-old car would smell a little 'off.' Since the a/c condensation was draining just fine and the odor wasn't ever-present, it wasn't a major concern to me. However, surfing the web I found a variety of A/C refresh kits that seemed worth a try, if for no reason other than to experiment and see if it was any benefit. But, no good deed goes unpunished. There are a variety of kits out there, some seem OE but most are aftermarket. I found them to have so much in common that I began to think th
  10. No, the problem was never solved. When the dealership was troubleshooting, they eliminated the rear speakers as the cause. I think they did so by simply disconnecting it from the system and retesting. If it's important, the noise does not occur from ordinary radio music, only when playing certain songs on certain CDs. They spent a lot of time trying to figure it out, including replacement of every part but the wiring harnesses. The service manager quipped that the technician was nearly going out of his mind listening to the same songs over and over again. He left it to me to decide wh
  11. If you suspect these parts are rubbing, I would apply some of the same silicone grease you used before (dielectric grease?) to the offending interfaces and screw the brackets back in. --Brian
  12. The speaker mounts are supposed to be screwed in. In your photo, it looks like the screws are missing. --Brian
  13. The Porsche-recommended lubricant is a Krytox-brand grease, which is a DuPont product. The lubrication is achieved by molecular bond to the applied surface, similar to Teflon. DuPont makes it in a variety of forms. I use Krytox GPL223, which is a white grease with anticorrosion additives. I bought a tube a 3 or 4 years ago from here. Krytox is inert and the grease carrier is non-petroleum based, so it is safe for rubber. A fact sheet from DuPont is attached. Krytox GPL.pdf Wipe the convertible top and body seals with a damp rag and mild soap. Apply the grease to the seals in very s
  14. Installation of Hella Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Along with a new set of tires, I decided to install a Hella TC-400 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). For reference, another board member installed a system made by Orange Electronics (see http://www.renntech....ms-check-it-out). [Edit 12/9/2018: For sensor replacement, scroll down towards the end.] I settled on the Hella system after some research and experience. I like that it has a small, color-changeable display that results in a clean installation. The display unit provides inflation
  15. Along with a new set of tires, I decided to install a Hella TC-400 tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). For reference, another board member installed a system made by Orange Electronics (see http://www.renntech....ms-check-it-out). [Edit 12/9/2018: For sensor replacement, scroll down towards the end.] I settled on the Hella system after some research and experience. I like that it has a small, color-changeable display that results in a clean installation. The display unit provides inflation pressure and cavity temperature of each tire and warns audibly and visually u
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