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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
The rear window on my 2001 S has separated from the canvas, and the tan top is dingy and past its prime. I no longer have a garage, so I am forced to outsource it. I would appreciate some informed opinions.
I'm looking at a GAAH A5 Acoustic glass window top. The dealer is saying $2,700-$3k installed. A reputable convertible/interior specialist is coming in at $2,200. The dealer talked about needing to buy additional sound insulation, clips and etc., which is either building in additional profit, or it may be totally justified because they have experience and might provide additional quality. I don't have an excess of cash for a 18 y/o car so I'm soliciting experienced opinions:
Assuming the local top specialist is truly skilled at their game, should I expect that they can handle this, along with connecting the heating element? I doubt they have done many A5 Acoustic glass retrofits, whereas the dealer has likely done a few. If I go with the local specialists, are there some unique things I need to specify they order/replace/pay attention to? Should I give more weight to (a) Porsche dealer that only occasionally does a top or (b) the people who do tops all the time, but just not Porsches?
All informed opinions are welcome.
By Bardia Manafi
Hi all, just purchased a 1961 notchback 1600s, I have never drove a Porsche until the day I purchased this car, got the bug now and i love Porsches more than ever now, the car is in very good shape, but i want to change all the fluids, grease all the parts, and do all the maintenance there is, the oil was so dark when I checked the level and it was all the way to max line of the stick, i would appreciate if you guys can tell me where to buy all the maintenance parts, and where can I buy the shop manual, and what are the things I should do, there is a small leak on the floor from engine very small, but a palm size of oil from transmission on the ground, thanks guys cheers😁
By Angel Martin
I need to replace the ATF wiring harness in my 2002 986 w/ tiptronic due to a defective temperature sensor that forms part of it. I have been unable to find any information as to what it entails and / or how it can be replaced. Appreciate any insight.
By gene volpe
1999 Porsche Boxster overheating issue, Car has 133,000 miles on it.
Car overheats when driving on the highway
Letting the overheated car sit still and idle after the temperature gauge gets into the above 180° field will cause the temp to fall to just slightly higher than normal.
The radiator fans both run and you can feel the air blowing into the radiators and under out of each front end of the car and seems like they are running on high speed. Seems to be a lot of air being drawn into the front bumper opening and being blown out behind the rad. Discharge air seems cooler than I would expect since it is blowing across a 180° radiator. No steam or smell of coolant. Both fans are also able to be activated by my Durametric unit but my durametric unit does not have the ability to activate on low and high only on-off. I do not have the PRO version. Did not check with A/C on/off.
The coolant tank is at max mark on tank, no bubbles inside tank when car is running and warmed up.
Not losing coolant at all. New radiator cap replaced last summer cap says motorad germany T25 VW OE P.N. 171121321D. I had it on the car all last summer and did not have any overheating issues. When I bought it it was supposed to be an OEM replacement for my Porsche.The antifreeze was flushed and replaced when I replaced the water pump last year. It was leaking at the seal hole. A new belt was also put on at that time. It did not overheat during the summer months of driving it after all that was done,
The oil is full and there is no foam in the oil whatsoever.
The interior heater puts out a lot of heat so I assume I am pushing water because I used it to cool car down when it overheated
One thing I did notice, I did not hear the engine bay fan run at all. I used to hear this whenever the car was hot when I parked the car. Could it be responsible for the overheating problem by itself? How do I troubleshoot this fan. Tomorrow I am going to drop front bumper cover and clean the radiators.
Would like to keep car for a while yet, bought it 4 years ago with 66,000 miles. Wife and I put a new roof on and new seat upholstery, had a clutch installed. So I have a few dollars in it already.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks