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  1. Thanks for the info Toolpants. Yes, the aftermarket tips are expensive....running in the $800 range....ouch. I may go for the Cayman S tip, can be had for about $250 or so I believe. I don't like the Boxster S tip. I prefer the dual round look as opposed to the dual oval look......
  2. Does anyone know if the exhaust tip from a 986 will fit a 987? I'd like to retrofit a 986 "s" tip on my 987.....I don't care for the single outlet.
  3. I had my oil piston pump replaced last summer, and the noise is back.
  4. My service message is also showing on my 2005 987. I called the dealer and an independant shop and they both told me that I'm due for the 15K service. The dealer wanted $600+ for it, and the shop quoted me about $475. They both told me that all it entails is an oil change, cabin air filter, and a list of things to "check". Unreal how much this costs. Neither mentioned the brake fluid or alignment/balancing. That sounds suspicious to me, why align a car that doesn't need it?
  5. This noise is a very well known issue in the Boxster community. There is a TSB out there to fix it. I also had this noise and had the dealer fix it. It involves replacing a piston in the oil pump. The noise occurs right at 2100 rpms before the engine is up to normal operating temperature. Apparently, once the oil warms up the piston no longer makes the noise. They installed the updated piston in the oil pump for me and the noise is 90% gone. I still get it occasionally but not nearly as bad..
  6. That Boxster must have been featured on "Pimp my Ride" :rolleyes:
  7. :drive: lets see some pics! (or video, even better!)
  8. so that's the difference between mechanically inclined and bored, and mechanically inclined and lazy :D HA I fall somewhere in between, mechanically inclined, bored, and cheap! :jump:
  9. I purchased the B&M kit for $243 delivered and installed it myself in about 2 hours. Was it the easiest install ever? No, but not the hardest either. No matter what, I can't see paying $500 more for the Porsche part and the install, which is easier than the B&M kit. (FWIW, I'm not trying to flame anyone who went this route, just trying to add my $.02 to the topic!)
  10. Looks like it. I made an appointment. Nothing underneath looks loose, I checked.
  11. I have an '05 987 with the power seat package. The controls are not working on the drivers side, just noticed it last night. Neither the controls on the side of the seat itself, nor the memory controls on the door will work. Passenger side works fine. Pulled the fuses and they "looked" ok. Ideas?
  12. I have a brand new 987 with about 500 miles on it. I notice that upon start up, when the car has sat for a while, it blows a hefty amount of smoke for a moment. This is not the steam you see on a cold day, it's 85 here today, also it smells like smoke. Is this normal?
  13. I picked up my new 05 987 on Wednesday from a Porsche dealer in Western Massachusetts (great experience if anyone from around here is in the market, PM me). Traded in 2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet. I have had a couple of days to get used to the Boxster and this is a quick rundown of my initial impressions. 2005 Boxster, Carmon Red, Black Top, Sand Beige interior. Bose with wind stop, Power seats, auto climate, 18in rims, floor mats. First, appearance: I got the Carmon Red Metallic, which seems to be a rare color around here. All I can say is WOW! The color is absolutely stunning and if you haven
  14. Kevin, great write up. Thanks for taking the time. While it may not be a mod that everyone wants to do, to each their own. Your write up gives people a clear instruction on how to perform the mod if they want to. I think I might try it.
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