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FrankAhola

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About FrankAhola

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  • Birthday 08/02/1963

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    Male
  • Interests
    Anything that gets poor MPG

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  • From
    Houston
  • Porsche Club
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  • Present cars
    2000 Boxster S
  • Future cars
    930 built to the hills
  • Former cars
    Lotus Europa
    Alpha Romeo Spider Twinspark
    914
    71 camaro RS SS
    RX7
    70 Chevelle
    Cosworth Vega
    MG Midget
  1. I have a 2000 Boxster S purchased with 110,000 miles and I love it. I prefer to do my own work, I dont trust others work, I have replaced, AOS all O-rings and seals related to AOS, resealed oil pan, replaced motor mount, installed Porsche short shifter, Replaced IMS, replaced exhaust gaskets, de carboned air injection circut and replaced related seals, de snork, B&B exhaust, drilled a 1 1/4 hole through secondary cats temporaraly untill purchase of cat delete, K&N air filter, spark plugs, spark plug tubes, HT spark leads, cleaned and replace everything related to intake system, replaced injectors, cleaned fuel rail, replaced fuel filter changed dash lighting to blue led, Installed Alpine system with Infinity capa speakers in dash and rear storage tray and Kicker 6.5 subwoffers in door 2 alpine amps 350w four chanel and 300w mono sub, repaired motor for rear air spoiler (shorted brush spring, repired with ball point pen spring) repaired drivers door latch window microswitch (used teflon sheet between switch and door lock cam), Replaced L & R radiators, water pump (porsche part) low temp motorad T-Stat, serpintine belt, brakes, heater blend door foam repair, replaced crusty wiring inside litronics with overkill avionics wire,added fourth stalk for OBC, and countless smaller items and I have less in parts than it cost my buddy to have his IMS done by the local Indie and I wasent without my car for nearly two months. :cursing: Now I am planning my attack on the suspension! :thumbup:
  2. Thats why I have decided long ago to do my own work, I have seen work done by reputable shops that have left me scratching my head. I to have some of the PO's repair Docs and it had a complete tune up prior to my purchase and the work was done by a well reccomended shop here in Houston that shal remain nameless, so I did not think to check there work. Car Fax, PPI, and repair docs never tell the whole story when buying used cars it's just a role of the dice. I bought the car for a good price due to my negotiating skills and my doubt of all these things, eventhough all were positive. I often see complaints about maintanance costs on Porsche forum sites and my sugestion to those folks is sell the car and buy a mini van or some other form of white bread transportation. Sports cars are never an investment they are about the joy of driving, repairs, upkeep, and the cost of modifications are just the price of admissions. If these realities are too much for these folks I see a Kia in there future. :cheers:
  3. BTW I'm Frank08 pc died and took all password info with it Well after having my car apart this summer to do the IMS I discovered all kinds of blunders, wrong spark plugs, missing hose clamp on oil fill tube, two sets of injectors, the list goes on and on. :censored: As to the smoking on hard left turns I had several vacuum leaks, 1) poorly installed spark plug tube on pasinger side, 2) no hose clamp on oil fill tube junction between motor tube and fire wall tube, 3) breather hose on oil cooler was just pushed on but at liest the hose clamp was on the tube just not in proper place, 4) and the iceing on the cake the oil return pump on the pasinger side was installed 180 degrees out. So hard left turn with a more than usual volume of air sucked through the AOS with the oil return pump pumping oil in the wrong direction = smoke screen!!! So in previous posts I had a mystery piece in my oil pan that with help from this forum was determined to be a journal plug from within the head, the mismatched injectors were all on the passinger side, the wrongly installed oil pump was on the passinger side, sooo my guess the plug came from that side as well. The thing that gets me is the car ran good,but now with many repairs and many parts the car runs incredible Replaced parts- 2 radiators, water pump, low temp T-stat, spark plugs,spark plug HT leeds, spark plug tubes/seals, exhaust gaskets,intake gaskets, air pump system gaskets, oil breather tube O rings, IMS bearing, 6 flea bay injectors ultra sonicly cleaned flow tested w/seals, fuel filter, ultra sonicly cleaned fuel rail, I only wish I had the cash to do my cluch, today I noticed cluch slippage on the 288 off ramp to 610 between third and fourth at 6,500 rpm, and for some reason my tires seem to be wearing rather quickly, cant imagin why :drive:
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