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    97 Boxster
  1. The only body rust issues that I've heard of pertain to the door strike plate on some early models and rust/paint bubbling around the side engine air intake and vent openings located to rear of the doors. That said, I've never actually seen rust in either of these areas, and assume it to be fairly rare. On the strike plate, rust can occur where when the strike plate damages the paint of the body surface that it's mounted on. The solution and/or retrofit to this is a thin gasket between the body and strike plate to prevent them from coming in contact and damaging the paint. If rust is prese
  2. They are fine in the snow as long as you have snow tires installed. The limiting factor is their low ground clearance. In my area of Central Toronto the city does not clear the majority of side streets and what snow we do get tends to stay around for quite a while. The residential streets end up filled with chunks of ice that have fallen off other vehicles and street parking becomes scarce with all the surplus snow accumulation. I will say (and many will disagree) that other cars, including my Volvo V70- and a Mazda CX9 also equipped with snow tires, handle much better in the sloppy
  3. Unfortunately my wife never wanted a Porsche. "You have money for an unpractical car? We need a dining room set" we don't even have a dining room, eat-in kitchen. We are kind of broke but if you waited till you could afford everything you will never get it. I took another look at the car last night in the dark and started it up for a bit. It looks like the radiator bracket didn't even get damaged, a little hard to tell with the damaged condenser and radiator stuck to it. I hope I didn't run it too long in case the coolant is empty, it was leaking some. Just waiting on the title to see what
  4. http://boxster.wikia.com/wiki/Hard_Tops Spinlocks link: http://www.suncoastparts.com/product//986HSL.html
  5. Loren, don't you mean the top is aluminum. Sladder, it's difficult to tell from the photo how bent the top is, but if it's not to bad you might be able to carefully bend it back using your hands. For the trim I'd follow Loren's advice.
  6. The easy and possibly costly way to do what you want ( F to C) is to have the dealer hook up their Porsche System Tester and reset your car's computer to the settings for your country. IIRC this switches all the digital imperial units to metric. You can change the HV/AC temperature display units youself by doing the following, but I don't think it changes the outside temp display on the OBC. The following was posted by MEANROB on 6speedonline "Porsche AC Diagnostics (undocumented, unsupported feature) The AC Climatronic unit is actually manufactured by Audi. There is some sort
  7. Yep. The display on my CDR-210 is faint on one side. I can still read it but at night its looks brighter on one side than the other. I assume it’s a burnt out bulb in the faceplate but haven't investigated further. Yours maybe different if they all went out at the same time. You can try removing the faceplate and cleaning the connections with a pencil eraser and see if that helps. Aron
  8. There are several descriptions of the operations of Z-Art Automotive on the web, that indicate they are or were connected to ZeinTop and were responsible for sales in parts of Europe and the Middle East. This info may be incorrect, but clearly needs to be addressed before anyone starts sending $ to Z-Art & expecting a new hard top in return. This is one of the first google hits when you do a search for "Z-Art Automotive Inc." "As the general sales agency of the company Zeintec Suisse automotive, Z-Art is responsible for Switzerland, Austria and the Middle East. This company suppl
  9. MM has recently added M96 series motors to their engine "rebuild" menu, so I expect to see more of this type of unfortunate post with the Boxster and 996 crowd. MM has several rebuilt motors on eBay now. For more Google "Motor Sheister" and you'll find lots of similar experiences on several forums.
  10. Next time you can ask if the shop doing the install will match TR's price. Some (maybe all) tire shops can get better rates from TR and are able to make some $$ while still giving you the same price as if you had ordered them directly yourself. And $66 to install and balance 4 tires is a good price, or at least it would be around here.
  11. I think the entire seat backs are interchangeable. Although I've never done this in person I recall reading about 944/968 owners swapping seat backs to even out the ware on the side bolsters. Good luck and let us know what you find out and how it works.
  12. The mounting points for the posts (on the top) that insert into the spin locks are adjustable. There are removable plastic panels that snap on/off, located behind your shoulders. Removing these panels, you should be able to see how adjustment is possible. You can make adjustments to up/down and side to side. I found on my top that if I tried to adjust the top as tight as possible that it actually made more (a lot) noise, so there seems to be a balance of not to loose not to tight as far as squeaks and creaks are concerned. I still have some minor squeaks but I am going to try conditioning m
  13. Here are a couple of photos of the buckle, that may either help you track one down or perhaps modify one from a dismantler. I have heard that people have modified a 944 buckle to work and there is a least one template floating around on the net that can be used to fabricate a buckle out of flat stock. Try googling "Boxster air bag deactivation buckle template/pattern" and see what you can find.
  14. Halo, Where did you find the 5-speed shift pattern to fit that knob. I have a similar knob in leather that I'd like to use on my early Boxster.
  15. Philip, In addition to changing out my ignition switch that solved my goofy key issue but w/o the electrical gremlins, I also had a dash back light problem. It only affected the digital display under the analogue gauges. My tach and speedo were fine and I could see that my digital gauges were also still working if I looked at them in the right light. The problem was that there was no back light illuminating the display. The strange thing was that they all went dark at the same time so I figured it was more than a burned out bulb. The stranger thing is that before I could get around to fi
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