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    Re: Help with frunk light . . .

    If it needs replacing, try a CAN bus LED of the correct size. I got a kit from a popular on-line Porsche dealer and it was not CAN bus enabled. It threw hidden codes in the PIWIS. I had a supply of...
  2. Re: PSM failure start stop deactivated, 16 Cayman S

    Bad battery causes a lot of electrical gremlins. Auto start-stop will not work if battery voltage is too low. Engine must run for alternator to put out power. All sorts of issues can occur including...
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    Re: Attempting the DIY Life!

    All the dealers on eb2Y who show catalog line drawings with parts highlighted in orange are rip off artists. On large value items, they are 30 to 50% more than the discounted price from dealer...
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    Re: Removing the mesh from the roll covers

    This was a question that befuddled me. You have to stick your arm through the hoops to detach the cables holding the rear frame of the top in order to get it into service position.

    I went to [email protected]
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    Boxster S Re: Seepage on a 2009 porsche boxter

    What fluids are leaking? There is engine oil, transmission fluids and coolant leak possibilities.

    Early PDK transmission pans leaked and Porsche re-designed it and problems were resolved. The...
  6. Re: DIY How to replace new air filters for Cayman 981

    Not to mention that the hoops can hurt your fingers.

    V6
  7. Re: Installing Sport Plus button on car without Sport Chrono

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    Usually a feature has a unique one time use product code. It will not work directly in a PIWIS. A person with a Porsche Network account has to enter the code and your car's VIN and it...
  8. Re: DIY How to replace new air filters for Cayman 981

    I've used two large (wide) zip ties through the hoops and grabbed the ties with a vice grip. Not as elegant as velcro, but it works.

    V6
  9. Re: Anyway to have Rev matching also on Sport only Setting?

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    I read somewhere (CayReg, I believe) that PSM is 5 systems. Even with the console switch off, 2 or three are left on.

    Now, you can put the car into '2 Wheel Drive Rolling Road Mode' via...
  10. Re: Anyway to have Rev matching also on Sport only Setting?

    I read your statement as "Yo Ho Ho, a P..."

    If you buy a Porsche new, get the options you want at build time. If you bought it used and a car does not have a feature you want, then pass on it....
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    Re: 2019 Tyre Reviews UHP Summer Tyre Test

    Not bad. I have the Michelin Pilot 4 S on my Boxster. Gas Mileage initially dropped 4 MPG over well used Michelin Alpin PA-4 winter tires. After 600 miles, the Pilot Sport 4S are up in mileage to...
  12. Re: 981 S PDK - Stalling + Trouble Starting - Any ideas?

    I am shocked there were no error codes on the speedo cluster. Without more information, we really can't help you.

    Causes can be many. Battery, fuel line blockage, bad coil packs, loose gas cap,...
  13. Re: Anyway to have Rev matching also on Sport only Setting?

    The way these features work is that you need a code. For example you buy the Nav Map update or power steering plus. You get a booklet with a code unique to that purchase. This is unique to the...
  14. Re: HPDE - Overall Tire Diameter or Revolutions per Mile

    I had non-standard size 19" Sport Cup 2 s which had the same front/rear ratio and had the fronts shaved to restore the 1.03:1 ratio. Worked for me.

    V6
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    Re: 981 seats for a tall person

    My biggest issue with my Boxster is rubbing my head against the top getting in and out (with the top up) and I am only 5' 8.5"" tall. I have no such issues with my Cayman, it appears to have more...
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    Re: 718 GT4... Will PDK be Offered?

    Nope. 981/718 is different from 991. Differential is moved to the opposite side to change rear wheel rotation direction. ZF's nomenclature for it is 7DT-45H for 911s and 7DT-45FL for 981. See...
  17. Thread: PSE removed

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    Re: PSE removed

    On a Boxster, the rear trunk is more isolated to the driving compartment than the Cayman's trunk, with noise going over the engine.

    My Boxster with non-PSE stock exhaust is a dream to ride in. My...
  18. Re: I think I finally found the source of my bizarre handling issue. Now, how to fix

    There are clips and slots that the black plastic cover fit into. The question is there damage? If so, the open round trim piece used with the third radiator may not hold. Then again, with the bumper...
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    Re: Cayman s 981 track mods for reliability

    From 991 GT3 PET PDF, Illustration 104-10, engine oil to water heat exchanger

    MA 1.76 HX 9A1 107 450 91 (Assume this one is bigger since it needs longer screws)
    MA 1.75 HX 9A1 107 450 90

    6...
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    Re: No Rotate Tire Warranty

    Rears wear faster as they are wider and slightly more weight on them. Also, they drive the car and suffer wear from acceleration (aka burnouts). Fronts do not.

    V6
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    Re: Boxster 981S PDK lost 40HP

    With catless headers, to measure air fuel ratio the dyno shop should stick a sensor in the tail pipe. All good tuning shops should have one as they need to know if fuel is rich or lean. Ideal for a...
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    Re: PDK Fluid interval change

    I had my PDK fluids changed last fall with 20K total miles of which 2K were track miles. I was told the clutch fluid was only slightly darker than new, but I have had extra radiator and other thermal...
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    Re: Boxster 981S PDK lost 40HP

    Did you use track gas? Leaded gas can deactivate the oxygen sensors and deactivate the cats, although that generally causes error codes.

    Backpressure can kill. You can test by loosening the two...
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    Re: Console switches

    There were several different A/C options and each had a slightly different control panel, although they work similarly. Panels with buttons for heated seats, ventilated seats, manual control, dual...
  25. Re: Do 20" Rims Have Many Flat Tires Due to Road Hazards-Pot Holes, Etc?

    I had one incident where a tool punctured the inner sidewall of a rear tire on 20" tires - no rim damage.

    The major issue with pothole damage is the depth of the hole and how close the hole's edge...
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    Re: Top stuck open

    Pull he carpet/foam off the firewall behind the seats. At each side under the side trim are the top's motor/transmission. There is a 13mm bolt that locks the transmission to the motor. Note how many...
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    Re: Cayman s 981 track mods for reliability

    The 9A1 engine in the 981 is superior to the M9x engine and needs less help. It scavenges oil from the heads to ensure the bearings never starve for oil.

    The major issue is too high oil...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Thanks for the photo Weztcoaster.

    Looks similar to the 9A1, so would take a 981-style PDK. Noticed the Aluminum plenum and plastic oil sump. End of crankshaft looks different, too.

    V6
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    When photos of the new engine, flywheel side, are available, I want to see it.

    A GT4 PDK may be problematic. The 718 PDK dual mass flywheel sticks out an inch further from the dual clutch than...
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    Re: PDK issue. Help!

    A year go, my flood Boxster was in to the local dealer to marry the RBCM to the security system. While working on the car they found a failure in the power steering system. It refused to calibrate....
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    Re: Plummeting MPG?

    There are things that can reduce engine bay temperatures that will extend coil pack life. The GT4 scoops are one of the biggest. They significantly increase airflow into the engine bay, reducing...
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    Re: Plummeting MPG?

    Just be aware the coil packs have gone through several generations of modifications since the 987 and even since the original 981.

    Now one area that I may agree with you is that the shields make...
  33. Re: Changing out brake pads and rotors at 40k. Normal for a DD with no track time?

    The front brakes do most of the work, so they can wear down first. Personally, 40K miles is good. Fortunately stock rotors and pads are reasonable.

    V6
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    Re: Plummeting MPG?

    Porsche does make coil pack heat shields for 991s that can be added to 981s. Cost for parts is about $125. Four half shields and 8 screws.

    9A1 104 311 00
    9A1 104 312 00
    9A1 104 313 00
    9A1 104...
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    Re: Plummeting MPG?

    Heat is their enemy and usually they start shorting out when the case cracks. But in that case, the car's engine computer usually throws up an error code. I can't see how you passed the smog check...
  36. Re: Anyone replace 981 PDK transmission mount?

    Not much help, but last Fall, the Ohio Valley Region PCA had a tech event in Dayton at the research lab that designs and manufactures electro adjustable suspension components for many auto...
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    Re: Wrecked Cayman

    Noticed the wing was up. I guess he wanted more down force for that 'takeoff'. :crazy:

    V6
  38. Re: Cold/ Hot Tire Pressures Michelin Pilot Sport 4S

    I had C4,5 and 6 fused with a titanium plate three years ago. Cause was related to ligaments loosening due to osteoarthritis. I lost some minor feeling in the right hand before, but the six month...
  39. Re: 2015 981 Cayman S- track failure NO START - C3400 & C2800 Codes

    LEFT SIDE fuse box, Row B, Fuse # 5 sends power to a fuel pump relay, so if the pump doesn't work, check the relay.

    V6
  40. Re: Cayman S with SPP & BT phone...will I be able play audio over BT?

    You can search on Google and limit results to a specific site by adding 'site:Planet-9 Porsche Forum' to the end of your search terms. NOTE single quotes added for emphasis, do not enter the quotes...
  41. Re: 2015 981 Cayman S- track failure NO START - C3400 & C2800 Codes

    If the problem is the MAP sensor, the engine computer (DME) does not know how much air is ingested and may not inject fuel as it does not know how much to do so. I might pull the big connector off...
  42. Re: Wheel Spacer Warning for 981 owners with X-73 Sport Suspension

    I agree on checking the camber. One thing that can help rubbing is stiffer springs. Then the body does not dip as far and will be less likely to rub the tire. Aftermarket shocks with adjustable lower...
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    Re: Break duct upgrade

    My Cayman track car with front 380mm/6 piston calipers has a modified GT3 fender liner with the curved scoop and the stock air deflector and I have never had a cooling issue on the fronts. The rears ...
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    Re: Voyager6's Boxster Mod Thread

    No, the water level did not get that high, but the car was caught in the rain with the top down, so it could be water leaked around the PCM. Another factor was there was an electrical surge when...
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    Re: Voyager6's Boxster Mod Thread

    The Boxster is my comfortable daily driving car, so fuel mileage is a bit important to me. The Cayman, however, is the 'I don't care if I only get 9MPG on the track' car! (a real number)

    Yesterday...
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    Re: Break duct upgrade

    I bought a pair of GT4 front ducts for my Cayman and they looked identical to the ones on my Boxster base.

    If you want more cooling air, there is a curved duct that attaches to the fender liner at...
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    Re: 2016 Cayman ducktail install

    I have their Boxster ducktail and like it a lot. only issue was the paint was slightly off-color and had some orange peel. Eventually I will have to get it repainted.

    As far as programming how...
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    Re: Voyager6's Boxster Mod Thread

    My concern is that the highway fuel mileage, as from the instrument cluster, will not go over 30 MPG until the oil temperature reaches 200F. The radiator will slow the oil temperature rise and delay...
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    Re: Voyager6's Boxster Mod Thread

    One more little win today. I fixed the convertible top!

    To recap history, this flood car was caught in the Houston hurricane with its top down. It was sold and reauctioned in Florida after cleanup...
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    Re: Voyager6's Boxster Mod Thread

    I bought the Zunsport grills a year ago. I have the front radiator grills, too, awaiting the center radiator upgrade. Of course I bought the scoops in 2016, before the Boxster was a gleam in my eye,...
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