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Tried googeleing it but couldn’t find what I was after. Was curious if anyone knows what type of flat 6 the 986 boxster has?
Is it a a true boxer engine? Or a horizontally opposed flat V? True boxer meaning it has individual crank pins for each piston and is a true 180degree angle. Thanks in advance
By Graeme Tate
I hate my pig but I love my pig, can anyone please help me before I send it for scrap. Over the space of the last 4 years of ownership my car has been in the Porsche dealers for 2 years in total with suspension problems, to cut a long story short this is now sorted and was due to a faulty replacement air bag being fitted. Moving on after 3 months of (almost) trouble free motoring this is what’s happening now and would love some advice as the closest porsche dealers is over 200 miles away from me.
When I picked up the car from Porsche it ran out of petrol before I got to the garage at the end of the road and although I filled it up it the engine warning light remained on I assumed this was just fuel related and drove home with it on and reset it when I got home.
Wind on a few weeks and the engine light came back on and gave me a camshaft position sensor error p0016 so I sent the car to my local Porsche mechanic who changed out the sensor and did a full service on the car including plugs filter oil etc etc. All this time the car has been running fine but as I wanted the sensor light out it was changed. However after changing it out the light came back on almost straight away. The car has been a bit sluggish to start sometimes and sometimes on pulling away from a stop has also been hesitant.
This was about 3-4 weeks ago and now it is worse again, at tickover it’s noisy, it doesn’t like acceleration and is running really rough although if you are going over 50mph it doesn’t have a problem and seems to run fine. The EML is now flashing rather than being a solid light. I attach a video of it running.
Any thoughts would be a help before I decide to get it hauled back across again
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By David MB
Help - i have a 2003 Boxter tiptronic s - in great shape other than a shrill loud noise like a Kazoo that only happens above 78mph - it sounds as iff coming from around the mirror area of the windscreen but then occasional sounds like its coming from the speaker area passenger side - that being said could be sound transference. Read a number of blogs about badly fitting windscreen so put tape over top rubber seal and body but still there - - as a say like a kazoo at 78mph with hard or soft top - absolutely driving me mad - any help gratefully received.
I just bought myself my first Porsche, a 1998 Boxster. I have an issue with the soft top that I'd like to get some guidance on.
The top goes down smoothly with no issues. It also comes up smoothly until it is nearly all the way up. Just before the dashboard Top light goes out, there is a pretty sharp metallic twang or snap. It did this when I was looking at the car before purchase, and it did it again this evening when I put the top up after driving the car home. I'm assuming it's getting caught on something but I wonder if anyone might have suggestions on what to look at given the late point in the cycle where it occurs?
2000 Boxster, 110k miles. Longtime contributor here and original owner. Hoping someone can help with this annoying issue. I have a recurring grinding noise (maybe it could be described as groaning) during steering which is coming from the front right of the car. I lifted the car and listened for the noise while having my wife steer...of course there was no noise, likely because there is no load on the front end when lifted. Duh. I can only hear it at very low speeds (pulling in/out of the garage; parking; etc.). I figured it was a bad ball joint so I replaced the control arm (996 341 053 17) and track rod (996 347 131 04) as most likely culprits. The sound seemed to go away for a couple of days, but it is back (well, I guess it never really went away). Should I just go ahead and replace the control arm link (996 341 043 06) as the next step? Any other ideas? Is this potentially an issue with the power steering gear? Any tips for further diagnosis?