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  1. Re: Adding Back Up Camera / Parking Sensors to 981

    I always wonder why people paying those crazy 2 to 3 grand to upgrade one crappy PCM to another a little less crappy PCM, when you can install a proper, modern, 3rd party head unit, with gazillion...
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    Re: Questions re Boxster convertible top

    Keep the top up when stored for a longer periods of time. Don't worry about the rest. I put top up and down 2 to 4 times per day all summer long. It still works fine at 68K miles. Better to have top...
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    Re: 981 Boxster S Engine Fire

    Wow, this is serious... Sure looks like dealer didn't do things properly with new engine. Fuel line not connected right or something. Have no clue what to do. But since you are alive and well - I...
  4. Thread: Plugs at 31k

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    Re: Plugs at 31k

    They look the same as mine at 55K :)
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    Re: 2013 BS - Good buy?

    if you think too much about resale value - you might end up spending your life driving cars you don't like :(

    Set your budget, and list of options, look around for cars that fit. Don't waste time...
  6. Re: in-mirror display for backup camera - thoughts and questions

    Good point!
    If you have a Boxster - how is your mirror display in the full sun? I fill like upgrading mine, as it's impossible to see in the full sun
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    YES. Bring. More. Rain.

    Best race in years!
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    Re: 2014 Boxster Pre-Purchase Advice

    Just look and see if it has it, and if you can live with it
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    Re: Dashboard rattles in a 981

    There is a known issue with rattle in the area of gauges. My car had it intermittenly, like once in 10k miles for a few days :) People say it related to the fuel tank insulation. There are a thread...
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    Re: 2014 Boxster Pre-Purchase Advice

    As it was said - 981 is extremely reliable car with no real achiless hills. Just make sure it's not a rebuild title :)

    Also, as mentioned above - cosmetics can be a problem on some cars: 1) door...
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    Re: Pictures of cut open 981 exhaust?

    congrats on saving tons of money vs aftermarket! :)
  12. Re: Someone chipped my Cayman S ... how to fix?

    There are 3 options:

    1) Forget about it
    2) Take it to the body shop and they will repaint two affected parts. Will cost high $$$$
    3) Polish the hell out of it with rotary polisher. That should...
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    Washed my car with my new pressure washer, that I can't recommend enough to fellow enthusiasts who enjoy washing their cars.

    I used a a foam gun for years. But finally, the ackwardness of...
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    Re: Have you used foam to wash your car?

    I too do have CG foam gun, and was using it for years. But finally, the ackwardness of switching heads, constantly attaching/removing gun attachment made me look further. And I found an answer:...
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    Re: Maxspeed-Motorsports Backup Camera?

    Honestly, rear visibility is real PITA in our cars. But front... Hmm, never had a problem with it. Just park on a conservative side. I really wish there was a virtual top (like on 2020 models) view,...
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Austria or not, Mercedes has practically won everything already. It's just a matter of putting the dot. There will be no miraculous come back for Ferrari. Again. This year they were even further than...
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    Re: Console switches

    I do agree with topic starter that climate operation is not ideal. Those rocker switches for fan and temp that you have to hold while watching value slowly change by one - is an excellent example of...
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    Re: Console switches

    Cup holders are great! I mean our T-Design Nurburgring model, not the stock flimsy thingy of course :))))

    http://t-design9.com/nurburgring_cup_holder_porsche-2.jpg
  19. Re: Advice about buying my next car, 981 Boxster or Maserati granturismo?

    I would take exhaust note from Maserati any day for my Boxster! Other than that... As other people said - it's different cars. Maserati is a big tourer, Boxster is as close to a proper sports car as...
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Yeah, I just watch second tier fighting this season. Merc already won both championships, (greatest) Vettel is nowhere again. many-years-in-the-making-champ-Max can't do nothing without proper car....
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    This is not true. Nobody escapes penalties better than Max. He collided with another car in the pit lane, then continued racing in the pit lane until almost put other driver into pit wall. The...
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    I think all those pseudo-green regulations killed F1. 2 engines per season, 15L of fuel per race... how stupid is this. Drivers basically have to always think about babying car to the finish first....
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    I don't think it's about Ferrari not winning. I really really don't understand that believe that every F1 fan is Ferrari fan. I don't care. I just like some good fight for the top step. And this...
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    Re: serpentine Belt on a 981

    Pretty easy, with one caveat - the bolt in the center, need to be care full not to loose into the car belly. Lookup, there is DIY thread here somewhere
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    I think ours look better! And we use probably 10 times stronger/bigger magnets + gripping surface! We did experiment with real carbon fiber - but it's slippery and scratches easily, so we scraped...
  26. Re: Changing brake pads on front 981 -- DIY process

    That is how it is on my 2018 Mazda. The caliper pistons can't be pushed (and I tried hard). It has to be screwed in instead. Not difficult, but very unexpected. Costed me two hours till I decided to...
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    Re: Transmission Swap???

    I would think the car with transmission replaced by manufacturer will have more value than car with a known time bomb.
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    981 Re: Wheel Weight (kg)

    That's incredibly heavy. Stock 19 claws are 11 and 12kg.
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    Okay, I changed my method to pushing jack further, untill it reaches the W profiles under the suspension. And using 2x4 on a jack. And then securing with two stands which fit right inside those W...
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    Poll: Re: How many Porsches have you owned?

    1.5
    I have a 2019 Cayenne on order for my wife!
  31. Re: Need help with my iCarsoft scan tool - resetting airbag light

    What is exact name of that icarsoft device? Or can you give link to amazon?
  32. Re: Need help with my iCarsoft scan tool - resetting airbag light

    how many wires are going from the censor to the car? 2, 3?

    There is always a little black sticker. Amazon sells them.
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    Re: PSE: SPORT vs SPORT+

    I don't believe the sport+ gives more pops. Sport does that (intentionally adjusting mixture so the fuel burns in the exhaust on downshifts) and that's it. Sport + just gives more aggressive gas...
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    Great job! Just a reminder, if one want to mount a remote display - we do have a bracket to securely attach it above the right knee

    Porsche Accessories and Mods - Valentine1 / Escort concealed...
  35. Re: in-mirror display for backup camera - thoughts and questions

    Exactly. Backing up blind was an adventure every time :)
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    Re: Poor Man's Sports Exhaust (PSE)

    Nice job!

    Carneval style mod is not that dramatic, since you can weld, you might want to do that too. I think you'll like the result in the end. There is my thread somewhere here about doing it...
  37. Re: in-mirror display for backup camera - thoughts and questions

    As you don't need that mirror anymore - I guess you can just cut it. The real question is how do you get the new cable through. I remember trimming the platic connector real thin, so the outside...
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    Re: 981 Tinted Tail lights/GTS difference

    Installed them many years ago. Look million times better than stock red
  39. Re: FS: Xenon headlights kit for 981 : H7 HID Kit Xtreme

    yep, panjo is dead, edited it out.
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    Re: Steering wheel vibration question?

    Tire balance problem or semi-stuck caliper can both cause exact those symptoms - steering wheel/shaking/vibration at some range of speeds
  41. Re: FS: Xenon headlights kit for 981 : H7 HID Kit Xtreme

    Bump! bump bump
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    Re: Replacing the battery - How to ?

    That should be no problem for the car. You just won't be able to start it :)
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    Re: PIWIS 2 setup as a virtual machine

    my car is also build in spring 2012, and it's called 2013. Caused massive confusion when buying part and wheels. Untill I learned to just put year 2013.
  44. Re: My 2016 Cayman - Black Edition - Build Thread

    Check out my front bumper:
    https://www.planet-9.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=207107&d=1556809281

    It's heavily modified Cayman bumper. I basically removed everything from those openings and...
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    I'm not from PA... But we go there for road trips quite often. Always staying in Wellsboro - pretty little town. No shady places like you described :)
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    Re: Internal Rear view Mirror

    On 981 mirror can be just snapped out. Look on the back picture here:...
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    Re: Consensus on rear center jack point?

    I do all my own maintenance and use that center area (circled in orange) to lift from the back. With a block of wood. Then lower to two jack stands positioned between two and two bolts connecting U...
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    Re: Pink foam under battery area?

    There is no pink anything around battery area. Install a mouse trap !
  49. Re: My 2016 Cayman - Black Edition - Build Thread

    So the base front calipers are smaller than S? and not red? How can you do anything smaller on a Porsche?!

    I think you need a new steering wheel next:rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    I love PA Grand Canyon and the roads around. That is def fun place to drive. Did you see Kinzua Viaduct destroyed by tornado? Austin damn (fallen) and Kinzua Dam (doing just fine and looking...
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