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About Kyrak

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  • Present cars
    97 Boxster 3.0 w/ supercharger
  1. FWIW, here is what a bad Polyrib belt looks like (and a bad motor mount for good measure). Thanks for the great instructions, I was able to do it quickly after I got the right belt(mine has a supercharger so it has 3 extra wheels to go around and a longer belt).
  2. Happy Birthday, Hope you have a good one.

  3. From what I can tell, it looks like it is part 141-951-253-B-M5206. You can see it in a diagram at http://www.pelicanparts.com/PartsLookup/HT...2-01-Frame3.htm . I am not sure where this relay box is other than "rear end" and am not sure how hard it is to get to. Anyone else know how to get to this set of relays?
  4. Update: I just got a call from the dealer and it looks like best case scenario! :thumbup: The DME relay had gone bad. So a $35 part instead of a $2000 one. Of course they came up with a laundry list of other things that should / needed to be done. Just FYI, I will include it here: DME relay, refit boost hoses, reinstall seat and DME $35.18 parts, 3 hours labor, $440.18 total. (this was done to get car running) Starter is occasionally (maybe 1 in 20 starts) making the squealing noise which they said means it is failing. $578 parts, 3.5 hrs labor, $1051 total. 15K (car is nearing 4
  5. Update: The shop isn't exactly sure what is wrong with it, but thinks it is either the immobilizer or the DME. It is giving an invalid key code message when he connects the PST2 and he was going to get any P codes for me tomorrow. He is recommending replacing the immobilizer first and then if that doesn't work, the DME. I think I am going to cry uncle and take it to the dealer since it doesn't look SC related and is an electrical issue. I need to find out if the dealer will even touch it of course since it has the SC kit etc on it. I am thinking that will be preferable to just buying par
  6. I tried a bottle of HEET with no luck and ended up having it towed to an indy that specializes in Porsches and other exotics. They just took a first glance at it today and it wasn't anything obvious like the fuel pump etc. In the words of the shop manager "I think your computer might have taken a ****" LOL. Which would certainly make sense with everything I have seen so far (sudden stop, bus init error using my ODBII software). The complication is that if it the DME that has gone bad, then it will be hard to get a replacement since the one in there is a Techart version. Anyone have a good
  7. Yes. I guess bad gas could be a possibility, but I would think that would be more of a sputtering or poorly running issue rather than a shut off. But I have seen stranger things. Kyrak
  8. I filled it up on Thursday at a BP, so have about 3/4 a tank left.
  9. You may very well be right. Maybe some wire just broke or something (although not sure which one could make engine stall in mid acceleration). And I imagine that could be easier to fix than a major part anyhow. My difficulties with my ODBII reader (which has worked on this car in the past) would certainly point to an electrical issue. Kyrak
  10. I am available this weekend if anyone stumbles onto this thread :) If I don't hear from anyone, I may have it towed to Vertex (indy who someone recommended) tomorrow so they can hit it first thing Monday. Is there any logic to my "relay is clicking so it is working" theory, or could it still be clicking, but still be malfunctioning?
  11. I just took another look and do think I hear a buzzing when the key is in the on position. I also feel a click in the fuel pump relay when I cut it on as well. Soooo, if the buzzing means the pump is OK, and the click means the relay is ok (which I am not sure is the case), then I am back to square one. I am trying to decide if this is something I should attempt myself or if the dealer will save time and $$ vs swapping out parts that may or may not be bad. Kyrak
  12. Yes, I was worried I was saying it wrong. It makes the normal starting noise, but just doesn't "fire". After doing some more research, I am thinking fuel pump and / or fuel pump relay. I hear some noise when I turn it on, but not really a buzzing. Is there a way to test the relay with a volt-meter/electrical tester? Where is that pressure test port (I read somewhere it is on the passenger side, but not sure where). What kind of tester do I need from Autozone or the like to check the pressure? I did try disconnecting the battery for a few minutes and no luck. Thanks for your help! K
  13. Hi all, Been a long time since I have visited due to things running pretty well until today. I was on my commute home in my 97 Boxster (48K miles) and had been driving for about 30 mins in city traffic. I turned right at a green light and shifted into 2nd and was accelerating. I think I heard a thud / thump and the engine completely died (but the dash lights stayed on like they would if you stalled it). I tried to restart it while I was rolling but no luck, so I was lucky to make it off the road and park it in a parking spot. The oil level and temperature were both fine. Now you hear t
  14. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Boxster....IT'S BACK! P1514 and P1551 again. Not sure where to go from here. Any advice? Kyrak
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