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05-25-2018, 12:38 PM
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Posted By insite

harry, thanks for posting!

harry, thanks for posting!
05-17-2018, 05:14 PM
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Posted By insite

getting the engine out was cake; probably around...

getting the engine out was cake; probably around six hours. i spent a couple of days doing the IMS & replacing various seals on the engine for good measure. re-installation took a little bit longer...
05-17-2018, 11:16 AM
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Posted By insite

i put a 3.4L in my '99. here is my list of parts...

i put a 3.4L in my '99. here is my list of parts & equipment i used to do the swap. i did the labor. basically, if you do the IMS & replace the correct pults, o-rings, seals, etc, you are looking at...
10-30-2017, 04:54 PM
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Posted By insite

ethrottle is my guess. alternatively, could be a...

ethrottle is my guess. alternatively, could be a variocam issue. i would check the throttle body first.
10-03-2017, 09:14 AM
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Posted By insite

BTW, your mention of acetone & atf may be good,...

BTW, your mention of acetone & atf may be good, but the issue isn't just the rust. it's a combination of galling, pitting & annealing that will be your primary issue.
10-03-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By insite

i agree w/ mike. you are already in a position...

i agree w/ mike. you are already in a position where the bolts will break. the car is older; the bolts anneal & get soft. IMO there is a near 100% chance you will break at least one. don't mess...
06-30-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By insite

common denominator here is your pads. you used...

common denominator here is your pads. you used the same pads both times. in my experience, you could be dealing with a transfer material issue. if the pads have been overheated, it's possible they...
07-06-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By insite

what year is the car

what year is the car
06-29-2016, 11:10 AM
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Views: 629
Posted By insite

23.1mm is the correct thickness for your car.

23.1mm is the correct thickness for your car.
06-27-2016, 06:54 AM
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Views: 629
Posted By insite

it depends. manual or automatic transmission? ...

it depends. manual or automatic transmission? 986 or 986S? M030 or standard suspension?

a standard 986 with a manual transmission is:
Front: 23.1 mm diameter, 3.4 mm thick
Rear: 18.5 mm...
05-09-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By insite

the instructions above are good for removing the...

the instructions above are good for removing the mechanism. replacing the soft top fabric itself is quite a bit more challenging.
04-27-2016, 05:13 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By insite

IMO that is a ridiculous price. assume retail...

IMO that is a ridiculous price. assume retail prices AND a replacement flywheel:

IMS kit: $800
clutch: $800
FW: $800
Labor: 8hrs @ $100 = $800
$3,200 total.

if you just do the...
04-26-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By insite

there is an option i have seen from a racing...

there is an option i have seen from a racing company (i want to say hergesheimer) where the seat mounts that are spot welded to the floor can be removed & then replaced with some custom mounts that...
04-26-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By insite

grrrmonster - let your son know that BK makes low...

grrrmonster - let your son know that BK makes low profile mounting hardware for seats. it lowers the driver a LOT.

boxster is a GREAT track car.....especially with a 3.4L ;-)
04-25-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By insite

if the handbrake light doesn't always come on,...

if the handbrake light doesn't always come on, definitely replace the switch. also, the light on the dash you are talking about that only goes out when the car is moved is most likely your spoiler...
04-22-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By insite

does your dashboard parking brake light come on...

does your dashboard parking brake light come on when the brake is set?
04-14-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,836
Posted By insite

i think you may be overstating the risk a bit. i...

i think you may be overstating the risk a bit. i wouldn't say it puts the engine at serious risk of terminal damage. there is a reason this engine doesn't have a harmonic balancer at the front of...
04-12-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,836
Posted By insite

i disagree with this part. the stock flywheel is...

i disagree with this part. the stock flywheel is pushing 50lb (massive!!). consider an acceleration pull from 4k RPM to 7300 RPM in five seconds. for that to happen, you have to add about 70kJ of...
04-11-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,836
Posted By insite

i would agree that the elastomer on the DMF would...

i would agree that the elastomer on the DMF would do a better job in this situation. still love my SMF!
04-06-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,836
Posted By insite

a few things: first, i do believe it is...

a few things:

first, i do believe it is possible to resurface a DMF, HOWEVER, the tech must have the correct tool to lock it during the procedure. that being said, if i were going through the...
02-11-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,576
Posted By insite

you need to replace the 2nd gear detent. i...

you need to replace the 2nd gear detent. i believe GBox sells one that works for the 996/986S. it is fairly easy to do if you are remotely handy with tools. no need to remove the tranny or open...
02-09-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,253
Posted By insite

of course! the car just does everything better...

of course! the car just does everything better without all that mass. i notice a bit more acceleration, but to me, the performance under braking & in corners is more significant.
01-29-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,253
Posted By insite

mine is down to around 2600lb (2,589lb, but who's...

mine is down to around 2600lb (2,589lb, but who's counting....) and it still has a lot of decent looking interior bits & the OEM interior bumpers. the biggest stuff for me (from memory):

-...
01-04-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By insite

ah! correct. that being said, i believe the RoW...

ah! correct. that being said, i believe the RoW program will only use the info from one bank of cylinders to manage fuel. i could be remembering incorrectly....it's been awhile.

for me, the...
01-04-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,261
Posted By insite

again, great point regarding widebands in the #2...

again, great point regarding widebands in the #2 position. my car was catless when i did this.

as to the Italy vs. US question....although i live in Italy, my car is at our home in Atlanta &...
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