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Tool Pants

July 28, 2007 - Saturday - Work On Cars - San Jose

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Henry does it again. 6794 Graystone Lane, San Jose.

We start at 9:30 am, and end 3 hours later. No messy projects. A PST2 clone will be there. Loren and MMD will be there in spirit.

As in the past, this will not be limited to Boxstirs.

Need a list of projects so we can fit them into the 3 hour time slot. Jeff

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Henry does it again.

We start at 9:30 am, and end 3 hours later. No messy projects. A PST2 clone will be there. Loren ( and MMD) will be there in spirit.

As in the past, this will not be limited to Boxstirs. Jeff

Thanks Henry and TP. I will bring my 4 leg levers ( OBC) . Other then that, I would like to see if we could do a quick 3.4 conversion on my 2.5L :-P promise not to spill any oil ;-)

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Hmm, might have to pencil this one in! Not much work to do on my car but I could use some minor programming work with the PST tool...

Would also be good to hang out and meet you guys in person!

David

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I can't wait to see everyone again, it's been a long time. What kinda of beer should I bring?

I'll bring my Motive brake bleeder, to flush and bleed my brakes with some of that Ate gold brake fluid that I just bought.

- Duster

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T/P and Henry...my front trunk latch release is sticky, can I bring it there and see if it could be fix first before I order the parts or is anyone out there would happen to have an extra front latch release that would like to sell? Also my airbag light is on :(

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I was there in spirit (hope everything went well)

Attached pic is why I gave Tool Pants his name

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And I will never live down that nickname. When people at our local dealership also started calling me Tool Pants it was over.

Years ago Dan started the local work on cars days. When he moved out of the area we tried to keep the tradition going.

If you want to know what ATE super blue brake fluid taste like - ask Dan....

By watching Dan I learned how not to change the brake fluid. :lol:

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Yes. We have done this before.

If you do not already have it you will need the wiring harness. You can make it or a local Boxster owner sells it. Patrick at http://www.patricktam.net/Weblog/PermaLink...29a8a2264c.aspx

You also need the switch in gloss finish for your year.

That would be a good project to keep Kirby busy and out of trouble. If he complains that it is too hot he can work in the shade inside the garages. I'll even put a bowl of water on the floor. :P

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Wait - can the remote spoiler button install be part of the projects? :drive:

heh.. i need to wire mine up too. i have a button already.

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I need a brake service on my 03 Boxster S. How much time will this take if I did DIY. This include, rotors, pads, brake flush. I don't own any tools, so do you think it's feasible for me to show up with the parts and expect to borrow some tools? How much should I expect parts to cost?

I'll bring donuts! :D

Thanks in advance,

Brian

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Not much in the way of tools are needed, so the tools will be there and a Motive. The brake flush can be done at the same time as Duster/Ray so that will save time.

If you are using aftermarket rotors then paint the hats ahead of time. If you are using shims for the pads then get new shims unless you want to reuse the old ones. We reuse the sensors unless they are bad. Porsche says to replace the caliper bolts. We reuse the retaining pin, spring plate, and clip. You need 1 liter of brake fluid.

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Thanks Tool Pants. How long will the entire job take?

Also, could you put together a list of all parts I'll need? Where do you suggest I buy it?

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Thanks Tool Pants. How long will the entire job take?

Also, could you put together a list of all parts I'll need? Where do you suggest I buy it?

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Tool pants, do you know if anyone could help me try to fix my soft top...i think its the red ball joints that went out so i'm gonna buy that stuff before the meet... is there something else i should buy before i give them a call... thanks.... i can bring some beer or something...

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Hey Mike,

TP told me you have a top problem. I work in Sunnyvale and I live in the east bay, if you're close by you can swing by my work or home. I might be able to tell you what parts you need.

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Hi, new member and Pcar owner here. I would like to stop by to introduce myself. I relocated to CA from PA in October and traded my ATV and 4Runner in for a 99 996. Driving 17 weekly was getting old, now I look forward to it. Most of all I'd just like to meet people with a common interest that may want to meet for drives or wrench sometimes, but if there is time I sure wouldn't mind a brake flush since that is what Porsche pointed out in the PPI. It seems kind of basic, but Im still in that "holding a newborn" stage and afraid to wrench on the 996. Thanks-TJ\\

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If driving 17 is Highway 17 to Santa Cruz. And you are from PA as in Pennsylvania, then I can fix you up.

Bring 1 liter of your favorite DOT 4 brake fluid. We will do the rest.

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Wow, Henry's is right down the street from me.

My car has been making this sound like two metal pans scraping together. Steven's Creek Porsche says I need a new right rear muffler. I was thinking of just getting some Fabspeed mufflers but my current aftermarket EasyCare warranty (which is almost expired) would not cover the engine if I installed an after market exhaust.

If I bought a new Porsche muffler ($444) came down there with it, could I get some help with an install?

Do you guys recommend getting aftermarket warranties?

Does anyone know of a warranty I could pick up that would allow me to do some mods?

By the way I have an Arctic Silver 2000 911 C2 Coupe Manual Transmission.

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TP, i need help installing the yellow gauge face (RPM only) and front and rear GT3 sway bars. I'll bring some tools and a floor jack.

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Henry and Ray have swapped faces before on the old style clusters so they should be able to help you. I will be pulling the instrument clusters on 1 and maybe 2 Boxsters for the OBC/trip computer retrofits. That part takes 5 minutes.

The delicate part of the face swap operation is getting the indicator needles back on in the correct position....

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hey guys anyone out there want to buy the wide gauge faces for their porsche boxster.... i accidentally bought a set from ebay but the ones i bought have the maximum speed of 175 mph and my boxster only goes 150mph so i'm thinking its for a "s" or a newer boxster....i'll sell it for what i paid.... $50...mike

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