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06-24-2019, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Macster

I just googled the VIN. Got just 2 hits both ads...

I just googled the VIN. Got just 2 hits both ads for the car being offered for sale in Buena Park CA. $22000. 58108 miles. Blue exterior color. Grey interior color.

If you are looking for the...
06-20-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Macster

With my 2003 the water pump was partially blocked...

With my 2003 the water pump was partially blocked by some frame cross member or some body structural brace. The tech may have lowered the engine a bit to make getting the old pump off and the new...
06-17-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Macster

My experience with my Boxster -- my Turbo never...

My experience with my Boxster -- my Turbo never manifested this -- was signs of wear on the edge of the serpentine belt -- the edge was "sharp" compared to the other edge which was "dull" -- arose...
06-17-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By Macster

No. And yes. And given my generally cautious...

No. And yes. And given my generally cautious (borderline suspicious) nature mostly yes.

A dealer will report to the factory a new car being sold even though the car has not been purchased. Not...
06-11-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Macster

Based on my experiences your concerns are not...

Based on my experiences your concerns are not unfounded. And my recommendation is you take your car to a dealer for tires.

Before my local Porsche dealer showed up I took my Boxster to a chain...
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Macster

Your experience is contrary to mine. Even...

Your experience is contrary to mine.

Even with summer tires driving in the snow I never managed to get the front tires to spin. And in one case this when driving east on I-40 in NM (some miles...
05-24-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By Macster

The lug in the fuse box is not for jump starting....

The lug in the fuse box is not for jump starting. It is there to connect 12V power. Ground can be obtained by clipping the negative lead of the power cabling to the door lock latch.

This should...
05-24-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By Macster

Believe the emergency release pull is located...

Believe the emergency release pull is located behind the front bumper cover. You may have to get the front in the air and remove some under body panels that extend from the bumper back to be able to...
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Macster

Start with Tire Rack. Probably best to get a...

Start with Tire Rack.

Probably best to get a set of wheels dedicated to winter tire use.

It is very unlikely you will find real snow/winter tires in the same sizes at the summer tires.

Be...
05-10-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Macster

Well one pitfall is to do something that causes...

Well one pitfall is to do something that causes an ABS and PSM failure. The check engine light might not be due to a real engine problem just indicating there is something wrong.

Most likely you...
05-08-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Macster

Everything a car salesman tells you is intended...

Everything a car salesman tells you is intended to get you to buy the car ASAP and to pay as much for the car as possible.

A short delivery schedule falls into the above.

I've never ordered a...
05-03-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By Macster

No bearing troubles with my Turbo in 161K miles,...

No bearing troubles with my Turbo in 161K miles, but my Boxster developed a noisy bearing around 90K miles.

Didn't know it at first but after I got a new set of tires installed there was a noise....
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05-03-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By Macster

Yes, it smacks of lousy CA law making which...

Yes, it smacks of lousy CA law making which invariably results in more bureaucracy growth. And it will snare the innocent since the decision to issue the citation is quite subjective.

Maine makes...
Forum: 996
05-02-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,666
Posted By Macster

Squashed under the over bearing sense of failure...

Squashed under the over bearing sense of failure when the transmission develops abnormal behavior from a botched DIY fluid/filter service.
Forum: 996
05-01-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By Macster

The factory oil change instructions call for the...

The factory oil change instructions call for the oil to be changed hot. The engine oil is allowed to drain a certain amount of time then a specific amount of oil is put back in the engine. The tech...
Forum: 996
05-01-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By Macster

No alternative. Get the A/C refrigerant leak...

No alternative. Get the A/C refrigerant leak fixed which in this case I believe requires an evaporator be replaced.

Afterwards the system should be evacuated for some time to remove any moisture...
Forum: 996
05-01-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By Macster

Your advice doesn't apply in the case the...

Your advice doesn't apply in the case the citation was issued under the new CA noise law.

Here is a link the law and the guidelines for dealing with a ticket.
...
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05-01-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,666
Posted By Macster

A Porsche 996 automatic is an expensive...

A Porsche 996 automatic is an expensive transmission to learn how to do fluid changes. My advice is to take the car to a qualified shop -- I prefer a dealer -- and let a tech change the fluid. He...
04-30-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Macster

Yes. Look elsewhere for a vehicle. This is not...

Yes. Look elsewhere for a vehicle. This is not the one you want to buy.

There are plenty of examples that run and run well enough to pass a thorough used car checkout, which is paramount for any...
04-25-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Macster

My experience over the years is rear camber as...

My experience over the years is rear camber as long as it is within the allowable deviation and close to the same side to side doesn't play a role in rear tire wear.

There was only one instance...
04-25-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By Macster

Arctic silver is tricky. The paint has no...

Arctic silver is tricky. The paint has no color/tint. The "color" comes from the metal (alum.) particles in the paint. Their size, shape and orientation all play a role in the "color" they produce.
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04-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By Macster

Reads like a slave cylinder has failed but a leak...

Reads like a slave cylinder has failed but a leak in the clutch's hydraulic system can produce the same behavior. If air gets into the system air compresses way more than the hydraulic fluid.

I've...
04-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By Macster

No direct experience with Cayenne but generally...

No direct experience with Cayenne but generally speaking the best model to buy is the last or next to last model before the model undergoes a revamp.

The last year or two before the revamp the...
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04-03-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By Macster

While bore scoring is a possibility it is...

While bore scoring is a possibility it is probably not that. You have to be careful. An exam may see vertical lines on the cylinder wall and this can be diagnosed as bore scoring but when the engine...
03-31-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By Macster

Not to rain too hard on your parade but while...

Not to rain too hard on your parade but while these cars are super on the street on the track while of course the features that make them super on the street make them -- on paper -- super on the...
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