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Everything posted by nightghost

  1. hello there sorry to hear about ur problem. I had the same problem with tiptronic transy. I end up buying a used transsy. tell them to check for metal at the transy oil. if they found some metal parts then ur transy is going bad and need to be replaced. my car started grinding at 4th .and then it started to become worse and worse. I hope ur problem is different from the one I had ,casue the transy is not cheap :( .
  2. hey there sorry to hear ur problem but I think its the the engine. from the info that I have about ur car .it tells me that ur engine will break soon. I am really sorry to tell you this but I think you better start looking for a new engine
  3. yes its true .I also lost my engine a month ago .they told me its lifters noise but it is not.porsche had this problem with boxsters since 97 .I am really sorry to tell that but just save ur self money and start looking for an engine.I wanted to hear so I took it to porsche tech guy and he told me its not the lifter .I know it will start and you could drive and there is no change on the performance of the car. don't drive ur car anymore .I drove it last week about 2 miles and the engine just broke near my house and it will not run anymore.I guess thats the end of it. if you don't want to
  4. NICE How much did that cost you total. you could add carbon fiber trim .it will look really nice. you could buy the sheet for $20-$60 cut it and add 3M to it. where do u keep the computer. I Have only two speakers on my car .can you any one tell me what are the best speakers that you could fit into ur doors. thanks 97 boxster
  5. I WAS READING OLD FORUMS AND THIS GUY HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AS MY CAR. EVERY ONE ELSE SAID ITS A VALVE LIFTER BUT IT TURN OUT THAT THE CAR Had oil blockage.I posted the sound few days ago you could go back and try to download the sound file. http://www.iboston.com/myengineclick.mp3 http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=8610
  6. I went to repair shop today.the guy told me the computer does not have code for problem like that he said he could tell from the sound of the car that its the valve lifter and he said every thing looks fine but to make sure he need t remove the camshaft inorder to make final determination. do you guys think I should take it to somebody else.he is charging $880 for installing 4 valve lifter not including the parts.
  7. how long do you think it will average mechanince to do the job.and is it really worth 1300.and the tools is really just for posche or is it shared by all imports like audi ,bmw,benz. and its not about the money its also about time. he told me I have to wait 10 day before I get my car done. I have spent about 5000 on this car last month .So I really need to have it fixed and save money.
  8. I will go tomorrow and get the p-code from the tech. can you please tell me what Kind of qustions I need to be asking the tech guy. thanks
  9. I been told by a tech that my car has Misfiring cylinder. he is telling me the total cost for changing 4 valves will cost about 1300 total . should I take my car to some body else . is it that cost to change valve.plus he is telling me it will take 10 days to do it because of busy secdule. can i cange it by my self .and inorder to change it will it need to remove the engine from it place.could it be just the spark plugs. 97 boxster 80k mile 2.5 tiptronic
  10. I just want to thank you guys for the help the car is still on the shop.the mechanic told me it does not sound like an engine failer .he been working with porsche cars for almost 35 years. he told me that most boxster engine failer happen when the cars were at low milage. I will get back to u guys later Wish me luck
  11. well I hope I don't end up like you replacing the engine . I took the car to a shop and they told me the sound is coming from the engine too. they say it might be from the camshaft or the valve lifter. I hope there is no further damage to it. can you tell me please how did that happen to you. is it the same story as mine.did they tell u what cause the thing.
  12. the sound from the car came before changing the belt .I gave the car another go and I tried to start it and it did start .but the sound was there so I parked somewhere vary close to where it broke and I opend the engine to see if the blet has any cut and quess what I found a big spot were just falt so I thought it was the belt that making all that noise so I did replace myself and some friends.the car does start but the noise is just there .the last time I serviced the car the guy from porsche told me that my AC is going bad but I did not replace it cause it works most of the time. SO guy
  13. I have posted a new topic .and I am think about taking the car to the dealer tomorrow.let me know if you think it could be a blown engine.. DO you know how a blown engine sound like.
  14. I just had my belt replaced and the noise still there.I was only going 30 when it happend but before that I did about 120 mph run but it was few hours before the thing happend.the car did not run the night it broked but it was cold so I deceded to give it a try at the afternoon and it did run .I left the car since then..what do you guys think is the engine blown or something. the car does start and every thing .I did not drive it since then. please help guys
  15. It does have air conditionin but the AC motor is going bad so it does take some time to run but everything else is fine .My car is US model and i am not sure if this belt for A/C or not but you could see it by removing the compartmant behind seats . the one you told me to check. (ITS THE polyrib belt) thank you
  16. Thanks for ur help and sorry for the lack of info on my first post .you did see the pic . tell me what do you think. how much does it cost to replace the belt. And after I fix my car I will make sure to Donate to this great website.ONE MORE THING DO YOU THINK I could find the belt at AUTO zone or something .
  17. ITS a TIPTRONIC .... I have open the engine to check the belt and I saw this and I think its the thing that was makeing the sound .
  18. Memo__3_.zip I was driving my car yesterday and it was running fine. I was driving at 3 and I down shifted to 2 but it was for few second then I heard this sound like peace of metal is hitting the engine from the inside in a constant cycle .then the car died and it would not start .today I tried to start the car and it did start and I drove it about .5 mile but the sound is still there but now you can hear it clearly. My car is 97 80 K mile The Transy is 20K mile I had the car serviced few weeks ago I HAVE posted the sound of the car , please take few moment to listen to it.
  19. I have the same problem and I did change the transy just few weeks ago. Please any updates on the topic please
  20. I have 97 boxster and I have 70K mile on it The problem is when my car is cold it woks fine and there is no problem with the transmission but when it gets heat it about +180 the transmission does not shift to 3rd-5th I see the rpm goes up but there is not shifting its like having the gear on N .then I see the gear flash between 4th and d and the car don’t shift anymore .when I restart the car it does work for 2 minutes then its break or I have 2 keep it at the 2nd . The problem is getting worse now and the last thing I want to do is replacing the transmission .the dealer said they don’t fi
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