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About lkchris

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  1. I think once you find "Porsche A40" on the bottle your search can be over. Liqui Moly appeals to me a little more than Mobil, but both meet the standard. Viscosity is irrelevant.
  2. Here's why it drones. Unlike most cars that have their exhaust systems attached by hangers mounted to the under body, the Boxster exhaust system is mounted to the transmission ... which is mounted to the engine. The engine and transmission mounts are "tuned" to the weight of the engine/transmission/muffler package and when you reduce that weight by fitting a lighter (they are always lighter because they are cheaper) aftermarket exhaust, you have made the system out of tune and the drone is the result. There are actually aftermarket systems that do weigh the required am
  3. FYI 1999-2005 Porsche 996 911 Cabriolet Amplifier Amp 6x40 99664532300 M490 Haes WWW.EBAY.COM Porsche 996 Convertible Cabriolet radio stereo amplifier. HAES 6x40. In excellent condition.
  4. No, recall that Porsche sells as an option rear shelf speakers that would perform the function of fader rear. There is of course no directional presence for low frequencies ... and 2 of the four amp outputs are post crossover separation of low frequencies for the door woofers. It makes no sense to control them as fader rear and imho little sense to convert them to full range speakers ... again the rear shelf speakers are a better solution. See Suncoast Porsche for the kit. Search here will reveal a “pin out for 6x40” thread that will detail how to get rear outputs for full range re
  5. Yes. The "brown plug" is used for the direct to speaker option. Not needed if going through the aux amp.
  6. How about I revive my old thread? Yes, my hardtop is an S version and has the titanium strip in the window gasket. The strip is sun damaged to brown ... anyone know of a replacement for that plastic "chrome" from some other source that would fit and look good?
  7. You don't. Two solutions ... 1. Radio has speaker out connectors as well as amp out connectors. You can use the direct to speaker outputs for your rear speakers. 2. Find a 6X40 amp from a 996/911 ... it will have working rear speaker outputs, and FYI your radio to amp wiring already has the rear outputs in the harness and connector. Note: there are 2 versions of the 911 amp ... coupe and cabrio. Cabrio is better for Boxster.
  8. Look up part numbers online here ... https://nemigaparts.com/cat_spares/pet/porsche/986/520u/
  9. Your door speakers are NOT rear speakers. They are woofers, and your auxiliary amp contains a crossover so they receive only bass frequencies. For rear speakers, you install the rear shelf system and connect those speakers to the actual rear speaker outputs that already exist on your radio. Better yet, obtain a 6X40 auxiliary amp from a 996/911 Cabrio, and wire the rear speakers to that. When you do either, you will then have expected fader operation.
  10. No, Stefan, the fast idle cam provides a fast idle by holding the throttle open a bit. The cam is part of the throttle linkage. It's obviously used in conjunction with the choke plate, which is moved either manually or by spring action the spring affected by heat with a term I can't recall, bimetallic perhaps. The fast idle is set by flooring the accelerator, the choke plate is not.
  11. The idle control valve is confusingly named. It does just that, but only at cold startup. Recall the old days when starting a carburetored car when cold? You pressed throttle to floor to set the "fast idle cam." The idle control valve is the fast idle cam for fuel injection. Both are necessary starting a cold car, because first of all this condition requires a rich mixture to overcome the fact a lot of fuel sticks to (precipitates out) the cold intake manifold and doesn't make it to the cylinder. But, normal idle (throttle plate) settings don't provide enough air to
  12. The front fog lights remain on at the second stop for rear foglights.
  13. There is nothing to “fix” and there is no “problem.” You can note in your owners manual where the functions of the light switch are described, the first click out is called fog lights and the second is called rear fog light (no S). It should be obvious to anyone with even a modicum of intelligence that two rear fog lights is the same thing as brake lights. In fact, the bulbs are exactly the same. German regulations are created with engineering common sense ... not something seeking cool doodahs. Only ever use this light in heavy rain, snow, or fog. It’s not a play thi
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