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About toddwess

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    Alexandria, Virginia
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    2000 Porsche Boxter
  1. I've been working on this for a while, and thought I would give an update. The project is all installed and finished. I've attached some images of screen captures of different screens on the system. The theme is VERY Flash intensive. The main menu has about 4 flash apps running. Of course you can't see them in these static images, but looks pretty cool. All the number columns auto populate and more and more. Let me know what you all think. This was done with Macromedia Fireworks. Below is the main menu Next is the Audio Player Here is the Audio Browser Here is my Pho
  2. I've got some scratches myself that I'm thinking of using an airbrush. My scratches are more like scuffs. They have no depth to them - only surface scratches. Anyone tried this? Thanks, Todd
  3. Unbelievable. It was the E6 fuse. Before I posted, I called porsche, and they said it was the fuel vent and was going to cost an arm and a leg to replace. The fuse cost me like 75 cents. Thanks for the help!!
  4. If you got both screws back in, then you put it in the right way. It can fit in backwards, but then the screws won't fit. Todd
  5. Thanks so much for this. I agree, it really seems odd that both sides would loose control at the same time. I hope the MAF doesn't come back on. We'll see. Todd
  6. Thanks for the feedback. That makes sense. Porsche dealer said the MAF needed to be replaced due to the voltage readings were at their minimum and not moving, but did not show me the codes on his screen. That was about a week ago, and I ordered a MAF from Pelican Parts. It arrived today, and I put it in then started the engine. No change what-so-ever. I heard others saying that their RPM's fluctuated wildly for about a minute or two. Mine was running exactly the same. Also, the CEL did not go off. I guess, I'll replace the O2 sensors next . . . by the way, where are they? Is th
  7. Since this is a DIY for a Carrera, are the dampener parts the same?? i.e. do we need the round 28/30 mm dampeners for the rear brakes? Pelican parts does have them in stock, but does not show them as required for the Boxster . . . only the Carrera. What dampeners should be used in the rear for a 2000 boxster? Thanks Todd
  8. Very strange . . . the guage is on E. Went to put in gas, but the nozzle keeps shutting off. If I force it open, the gas just comes out and sprays everywhere. What might cause this. I have ruled out a clog in the pipe. Todd
  9. Okay, one more question on this topic. I have a buddy that can get me a 996 guage cluster, and the surround with it so I don't have to cut my factory surround. My quesiton . . . the rumor is that all boxsters came with the OBC, you just have to have it activated, and install the wand if you want full control, so I 'm wondering if any gauge cluster will work with the OBC activated. Now, this is before the OBC screens went to the dot matrix screen, so I was just wondering. The part number is 996 641 103 02 (70c). He needs an answer by COB Thursday, so any feedback would be great!
  10. Okay, I get a CEL light and the codes are P1126 and P1133. I remove the MAF give it a good cleaning and replace it. Tighten all air intake hoses and reset the CEL. About 300 miles later, I get the CEL again. This time, only P1126. Clear the CEL light. About 400 miles later, I get the CEL again. Again, the P1126. I leave it alone (I don't clear the CEL) and wait about another 100 miles and check again, and now I have the P1126 and P1133 codes. Clear the CEL Light. 300 miles later, CEL again. This makes no sense. If the MAF is bad, the CEL should come RIGHT BACK ON, right?
  11. With cable ties. I drilled small holes in the removed grill in locations that could not be seen from the front, and just fed the ties through and cinched them down. Todd I checked the thickness, and they are okay . . . do they look like they need to be replaced? I think they look pretty bad, but don't know if they need to be replaced . . . Thoughts? No, the bumper HAS to be removed to get them out. It is pretty easy to get the bumper off. Do a search, and you'll find several walk-throughs on the bumper removal.
  12. I like the look of the screen/mesh behind the front air scoops and found a GREAT walk-through by Jes. I used a product at Home Depot called Gutter Guard. There were 6 3-foot sections per package for about 6 dollars. Following Jes' instructions, I started by . . . - Jacking up the front end of the car - Removing both front wheels - Removing both inserts from front wheel wells (armor all'ed them before putting them back in) - Removing Bumper - Removing rubber ducting leading to radiators And this is what I saw. I could'nt believe the amount of filth that was ac
  13. Thanks for the quick reply. I'm getting new tires in November for my B-Day, so not terribly concerned about them. Just worried about screwing up the new control arm or something. . . I don't understand why the guy can't do this . . . I should ask for a discount from the price he quoted me. Todd
  14. First of all, Thanks! :) I am not very familiar with the CDR-22 - I can only assume it is similar to the CDR-220. If we run with that assumption, call Becker (not sure where you are, but I called Becker of North America) and request the wiring kit to allow AUX input into your system. I simply added this wire to my CDR-220, and plugged it directly into the AUDIO OUT plug on the PC that is in the car. Then, any audio coming from my PC (such as the audio from a DVD) gets run through the factory amp, and the factory HU and then to the speaker system of the car. Quite enjoyable. The best
  15. I took my 2000 Boxster with 80K miles into a local mechanic to replace the front lower control arm. He called to let me know the car is ready but that he could not do a front alignment because, and I quote, "The car wouldn't fit on my machine." He says he drove it and the alignment is fine. Recommendations? Drive it? Take it to Porsche? Going to start searching now, but wanted to get the question out there since I have to pick up the car in a few hours. Thanks, Todd
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