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Everything posted by btopping

  1. I have a 2001 base Boxster that has the original outside winshield trim which has been coming out of the space beween the windshield frame & glass. I bought the replacement which is now a 2 piece arrangement & the replacement metal frame seems to be installed with the glass out of the car. Can anyone recommend a reliable glass shop in the Roseville, CA area to do this? My other dilemna is I picked up a rock chip a few weeks ago & I'm thinking a shop will want to sell me a new windshield since they might break the glass removing or installing the trim pieces.
  2. I was checking the front of my engine today & noticed the frontintake manifold bolt almost 1/2" loose on the passenger side. No CEL orbad performance but it might take the whistle noise away
  3. Good, you are back in business. Yes. And thank you for all your help & advice.
  4. I took the car for a 120 mile cruise yesterday & it ran great. No smoke, great power & best of all no codes. Oil level is the same, 1 segment below the full mark on the gauge, almost to the upper mark on the dipstick as when all this started.
  5. OK, I got the AOS changed (not all that bad of a job) & cleaned and as much of the oil out as I could. Questions I have so far are: 1. Should I run a can of Techron through to clean the remaining oil film in the intakes? 2. Would a failing AOS trigger the P0420 & P0430 codes? 3. Would the car sitting on jack stands for a few days on the front only cause this?
  6. Is this more oil than a failed AOS would dump? Are the scavenge pumps prone to a sudden failure & how does one test them?
  7. DOH!! OK here are the pics. Started taking the AOS out, figured since I have one on the shelf I might as well change it. Only issue so far is the pipe the the left side of the engine is being a bear to get released from the AOS & there seems to be a electrical connector bracket preventing the last 1/4" of removal. I'm gonna get some rest & tackle it again in the morning.
  8. Well I got the TB & crossover tube off & this is what I found. Looks like AOS time? Hmm, I can;t figure out how to upload photos, anyway it seems like a fair amount of oil in the intakes.
  9. It was hard to tell in the dark what color, I will check it tomorrow but it smelled more petroleum than coolant in nature. It could be oil, when I replaced the starter a few months ago I noted a bit of oil in the TB & intake pipes. I have also noticed the coolant going a bit low in the tank, but again this smelled more petroleum than a coolant smell.
  10. Hi guys, I did a quick search & couldn't find anything on this specifically. My '01 Boxster started fine today but started smoking out of the tailpipe. I unscrewed the oil cap at idle & it came off easy with barely any change in idle. I did pull a P0420 & P0430 a few days ago. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful.
  11. Hi guys, I just got my tag renewal notice today with the great news it's time to pay another California revenue generation scam (Smog Check). I have an '01 Boxster & would appreciate any recommendations for shops in the Roseville area to do the work.
  12. Turns out it is the fan. thanks for the suggestions & help.
  13. If power is not getting to the fan, what good does powering the fan directly from 12V do?
  14. I did check the fuse, it was the first place I went. I'm going to re-check everything this morning just to make sure I didn't miss something.
  15. yes. both high & low speed. I have checked the fuses & swapped the relays from the right side. I also checked for power at the connector & nothing on all 3 wires.
  16. Hey guys, I found my left cooling fan not working yesterday. MY 2001 base Boxster with a 5 speed. Checked both fuses & relays but it seems no power is getting to the fan. Any suggestions on where to go next?
  17. What is the best way to torque the lateral control arms to 88 ft lbs? I have looked at every way to do it & I'm stumped.
  18. They do look nice. How can I get a set of them?
  19. 122k here and loving it. Looking forward to the next 122k
  20. These sounds like they look good, any photos? Don't they get really hot in the summer valley heat?
  21. 1) Clean out your front air intakes- may need to remove your bumper (Did this about 2 months ago) 2) Check the part number on your blue coolant cap. May want to purchase a new one. (New one with the 04 suffix about 2 months ago) 3) Look for any coolant in your rear trunk. Look under the carpet. (Looked last night, it all looked dry) 4) Any noises with your water pump? May want to replace your water pump soon. And Serpt. Belt, thermostat, and do a coolant flush. Have you done any of this maintenance yet during your ownership? (No noises I can tell at this point. I was hoping to change the pump, Tstat & coolant in a few months when I install the center radiator. Serp belt was replaced in February, about 7k miles ago.) I will keep a close eye on it & check on the belt & pulleys, see where that takes me. Thanks
  22. Hi, I noticed my '01 base ran a little high on the temp gauge today, on the right side of the 180 mark but the outside temp was in the mid to upper 70's. After I let it sit for a couple of hours I opened the coolant cap to check & it was full of coolant but a few bubbles came up from the bottom of the tank. Is this anything to be concerned about? Anything else I should check?
  23. I am going by Porsche's TSB "Overview of approved Porsche A40 engine oils (01/11)" - published May 9, 2011. http://www.renntech....download&id=357 And there are no 10W oils of any brand on the list. Shouild I be concerned? I just changed my oil. Or just switch to 5W40 on my next oil change?
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