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    2000 Porsche Boxster S, 1967 MGB MkI Roadster, 1989 Chevrolet Suburban 4x4

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  1. That's exactly what I need Mike. I haven't a clue whether or not those numbers are even correct, and I haven't been able to get my rear tires to last any longer than 12k miles. That really sucks when you're putting Michelins on there. They cost a fortune. When I looked closely at the printout they gave me, it says "except USA cars' so, I don't even know if those numbers are correct. It just doesn't make sense to me that the wear patterns are this bad. The first Boxster that I had I was able to get twice the miles out of the tires. Mike, you wouldn't happen to have
  2. Thanks Mike, that kind of went into what I'm dealing with. But, wasn't very specific. I think I need new upper control arms, but, I just don't know the whole geometry of the rear suspension either. That's also kind of what I am looking for. Looking at the numbers from the alignment tech, is there anything that can be adjusted to stop these tires from wearing out so **** fast. Also, being on a pretty strict budget right now (some health issues that have cut into my business), replacing the whole rear suspension just isn't in the cards right now. I'll do some more looking around t
  3. Hey Folks, I have a 2000 Boxster S and I have 19" wheels on it and I run 275/30zr19 tires on the rear. The last couple of times that I purchased tires I have gone thru them extremely fast. The Michelins that I bought only lasted about 7000 miles, and this last set about 9000 miles. It's really killing me. I get a four wheel alignment every time and they set the rear camber within the so-called Porsche Specs (according to the tire shop) which they say the rear camber specs are supposed to be between -1.8° & -.8°. The alignment tech said that he couldn't adjust
  4. I have this very same issue now. (2000 Boxtser S) Since this was over 4 years ago, did you ever come to a conclusion as to what the issue was Jeremy? Mine code is intermittent. The car has a bit of a rough idle at initial startup in the morning, and I can go a couple hundred miles before the 1126 even comes back. Otherwise, the car runs fine. It seems to throw the code when I am cruising on the freeway, under light load, maybe 2500 rpm in 6th gear, maybe 75-80 mph, and then boom, CEL. Any idears? Thx, Brian
  5. This worked fine on my 2000 Boxster S stock radio. That plug is designed to be plugged into the 6-CD Changer location on the back of the head unit. If you also the 6-CD Changer, it won't work, unless you unplug the CD-Changer. You don't really need a CD Changer with an iPhone hooked up though. Then, in order to get sound from your phone, you'll just choose the CD Changer on the menu guide. When I upgraded to the iPhone 7+, I ditched that plug, and am using an FM transmitter, which I like much better anyway, as it's Bluetooth, and, as soon as I get into the car, it au
  6. Just hit 111,000. 2000 986 S 6-spd. I captured the moment that I ticked over 100k
  7. AGAIN, this is THE ONLY PERSON that talks about this failure. Its from 8-10 years ago. Those folks SELL COMPLETE REBUILT ENGINES. You cannot even buy anything from them except a completely rebuild engine for multiples of tens of thousands of dollars. Try and get some of these great innovations from them, and they'll tell you...... "all our engineered parts find their ways into our completely rebuilt motors, we stopped selling individual components many years ago." If I sold only completely rebuilt engines, I'd probably say the same thing. It amazes me that so so so many people that ha
  8. Well, I had some long discussions with a few people, that are definitely in the know, and that have personally witnessed the usage of the Aasco Flywheels in hundreds of Porsches, and they've all been OK. If anyone is interested in hearing what they have to say, contact me offline, and I will share their experiences. It appears that most of this information about the M96 engines flying apart all comes from one source only from what I have found, they all reference back to the same sight as referenced here. But, there are many many successful applications out there too. I can personally atte
  9. I've been sitting hear thinking about this whole issue, and my experiences so far, which have been very good, although, granted, I haven't had any IMS issues either, and that doesn't mean that others haven't. What bothers me about this whole discussion is I don't quite understand how/why a flywheel, bolted to the back of an engine that is, "from the factory, OUT OF BALANCE" actually remedy that situation? It doesn't help that engine "balance" itself. It may help to stop the out of balance issue from radiating into your hand on the shifter, or maybe even the seat of your pants, but, it ce
  10. Questions and concerns like yours are always welcome. The cost of the DMF is driven by the limited sources of supply and the relatively small numbers of these engines on the road when compared to something from say Honda or GM. When a manufacturer makes fewer of anything, they have less units to spread fixed costs over, and the parts end up becoming pricey when middleman and retail markups get added in. The result is a heavy iron DMF that costs nearly $1K at retail, which is ridiculous, but it is what we end up with. For those that question Porsche's position on this subject, here is
  11. I will keep everyone abreast of the goings on with my engine. I probably already have at least 60,000 (20,000 on the Boxster before a Lincoln Continental smooshed it, and 40k on the Carerra before divorce got that one, as far as I know, its still running fine) miles on these other two cars with no issues. I'm kind of surprised by the doom and gloom. clutches???? anyone?
  12. Hey guys, I really appreciate all this info. I am somewhat an info junky. So, please don't take this the wrong way, but, I don't think the risk is any greater with a lightened flywheel. I think its actually lessened because I have removed an extra 25 pounds from the crank. I've already bought the thing, and I think we've kind of gotten off of the subject of the original question. I certainly enjoyed reading everything, so, thanks for the responses, I really appreciate them. I was hoping that someone on here has actually run one of these flywheels. You're really missing something s
  13. This is the 3rd Aasco Flywheel that I have added to the M96 engine. Aside from a slight rattle while the clutch is not depressed there are no issues at all. The only reason that the DMF is used is COMFORT. Its strictly to stop driveline noises and vibrations so that you have a nice smooth ride. They don't use the DMF in the higher end Turbo, GT3, GT2 cars. because they are "luxury" cars and are marketed to a different clientele. There are springs in the clutch plate to handle the slight harmonics that may be transmitted from the driveline back to the engine. I wouldn't suggest using t
  14. It is possible that the switch picked this moment to fail, but that would seem unlikely. I would pull the switch out and unplug it to see if the flashers stop. Absolutely they stop. That's what I did. I removed the switch, and will just use the car over the weekend without turn signals/emergency flashers. I ordered another switch, a used one on eBay for $20. I'll have it on Monday! THE GOOD NEWS THOUGH???? I finally fixed the **** error code 21, the airbag light has been on since I bought the car. I bought a used clockspring on eBay for $59. and it is fixed! YAHOOEY! I am beginn
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