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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Iím hoping for an AC delete option. ;)

    Drop a few pounds myself, put in a lightweight battery, remove the tire sealant and voila! :)

    Just kidding. I donít care about the weight ó there is no...
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    Re: DIY: Cranking engine to prime oil gallery.

    I think this is really interesting ó thanks a lot for posting it!

    I do have a question though. What is the problem that you are trying to solve for here? Whether you crank with the starter motor...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I read it as ďI have some inventory I need to move...Ē
  4. Thread: Wrecked Cayman

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    Re: Wrecked Cayman

    Check out the white painted line on the road where the Cayman pulls out. This is a daily occurrence there (maybe an expected macho move?)
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Rumor is Tuesday. Sounds like we wonít have to wait long.
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    Re: serpentine Belt on a 981

    I suspect alternator and coolant pump. Canít think of anything else.
  7. Re: That Mysterious Slot between the PCM knobs....

    I know it sounds crazy, but this is a SIM card (the old full-sized ones) slot in case you want your PCM to be your actual telephone (with its own number).

    30 years ago people had ďcar phonesĒ. ...
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    Re: strut tower failure

    There seems to be a lot of us former Corrado owners on here.
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    Re: rear squeaking noise is gone when raining

    Iím not familiar with the noise you speak of, but the adjustable rubber stops for the rear hatch are exposed to water running down behind it. Are you sure you arenít hearing them squeak as the body...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Iím pretty certain that it is a 4.0L flat-4 with an electric supercharger. ;)
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    Re: 2nd gear a bit grindy ugh :(

    Your experience mirrors mine. It was such a blast to drive, but everything except the engine / transmission failed. I replaced every component of the cooling system except the rad during the 10...
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    Re: 2nd gear a bit grindy ugh :(

    G60 or VR6? I had the VR6 and it was still on the original clutch at 300k (though I was pretty sure I could hear the throw-out bearing).
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Alegedly the best sound clips of the new Spyder:

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a27570904/2020-porsche-718-boxster-spyder-nurburgring-spy-video/

    I canít tell what the...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Youíre going to LOVE the electric Boxster/Cayman!
  15. Re: Have you noticed the 981 Cayman appreciating over the last year?

    I think the important part of NFís comment which you quoted was ďat that price pointĒ.

    Porsche, as a business, does itís absolute best at marrying what we want (what we will purchase) with...
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    Re: Steering wheel vibration question?

    Iím not a tire expert, but I would never take a tire up to max pressure cold and then take it out for a long drive. Iíve had a blow-out before and Iíd like to never repeat the experience.
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    Re: 2016 981 Cayman Nav & Apple CarPlay

    Can you provide a link to the product? On the surface this sounds like it is unlikely to work - CarPlay is software that needs to run on your carís infotainment computer. You canít get CarPlay with...
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    Re: Replacing the battery - How to ?

    You will hear people say that starting your car but not letting it warm up is harmful to it. There are two dangers and both have to do with moisture. When your car starts moisture starts to build...
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    Re: Sound symposer failure

    My understanding is that the ďsound symposerĒ is basically a tube, so I donít think it is possible to disable it unless you stuff it with an old shirt or something. I suppose it could become...
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    Re: Replacing the battery - How to ?

    I was in the same situation with my 16 CGTS two years ago. I just picked the warmest day every 3-4 weeks and went and started it up. I think it is good to not let the car sit too long without being...
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    Re: 2nd gear a bit grindy ugh :(

    This is pretty much exactly my experience. Since it seems to disappear as the gear oil warms Iím tempted to look for a lighter weight oil when the time comes to change it. It is otherwise a...
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    Re: 2nd gear a bit grindy ugh :(

    Yes, Iíve found that 2nd gear is ďnot greatĒ as well. I find that taking the revs up higher in first than you instinctively would with any other car helps a bit, but just today I was thinking that...
  23. Thread: Track Video

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    Re: Track Video

    Are you still on the factory tires? What did the Performance model come with / what are you running now?

    I just got my wife a track day for her non-performance 3 but it still has the Continentals...
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    Re: GTS picture thread

    207097

    I donít think Iím ever going to get sick of the shape of this car. Itís nice when your favorite is what you already have.
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    Re: 2021 718...

    Yes, I'll probably be one of the first with a deposit on a Tesla pickup unless it only comes in a crew cab... And I've owned two Jeep Commanches (one manual, one auto) and would love a Gladiator,...
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    Re: 2021 718...

    Just wanted to make an observation about this. Iíve been a three pedal guy for 30+ years because Iíve just never liked the feel of the various autos Iíve tried/owned over the years. But I donít miss...
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    Re: Antigravity Batteries?

    The older batteries look nothing like the picture in this thread. They look like this:

    https://images.app.goo.gl/8dUfKT8G71i7fWyy9

    There is also another thread on this board about installing...
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    Re: Next Boxster to be Electric ?

    It took me 50 years to realize that a sports car and a pickup truck were the perfect combination of vehicles. I am, however, VERY interested in an electric pickup.
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    Re: Antigravity Batteries?

    Perhaps that is what happened to me in my Porsche 981 GTS. Cruising down the highway with my RS-30 when suddenly warning lights everywhere, cooling fans all come on, etc. I knew it was the battery....
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    Re: Antigravity Batteries?

    My advice is to wait. I had challenges with their RS-30 and they just came out with their new product. If youíre not having any trouble with your current AGM just leave it alone for another year...
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    Re: Audio system turn on and off in loop

    When mine started doing this it had to be replaced. Now when I am going to not use the car for a long period of time I turn the PCM off completely with a long press of the volume knob.

    If it...
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    Re: 718 GT4 - Success or Failure?

    I hear you. There is always the problem of actually getting one.

    I know some would consider it sacrilege, but a touring packing on a 4.0 GT4 and it would be my dream car.
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    Re: 718 GT4 - Success or Failure?

    Saw this article today:

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a27210174/2020-porsche-718-cayman-gt4-spy-video/

    This thing flies! Great sound and definitely a manual. Article says...
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    Re: Minimum oil level warning

    Unfortunately the oil level indicator is not immediate. Itís kind of an insult to injury kind of thing on top of not having a dipstick...

    After you add oil you need to close the hatch, start the...
  35. Thread: Plummeting MPG?

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    Re: Plummeting MPG?

    I think your MPG issues are all about fuel. Different blends (maybe). Winter vs Summer gas, etc. Could also be weather related. So many things influence fuel economy...

    Get RoadTrip HD if...
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    Sticky: Re: What did you do to your 981 today?

    Lubed all the hinges (including the spoiler mechanism) with silicone and added a light coat to all rubber door seals. Found out that the boot for the wiring harness to the trunk had popped out....
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    You may be interested in this Chows: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-batteries-cobalt-volkswagen/

    Also, you understand how flipboard works right? It keeps track of what you click on and...
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    Re: Next Boxster to be Electric ?

    Youíre wading very deeply into politics Chows and as you know thatís against the rules. :)

    To address your point above in the most non-political way I can: youíre driving a car that was produced...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I just caught this article tonight, and it is probably the most hands-on Iíve read about the Taycan:

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/porsche-taycan-first-ride/

    I would say after reading...
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    Re: Auto Start/stop issue:

    For the record, my 2016 US-spec 981 remembers the state of this button between restarts.
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    Re: Next Boxster to be Electric ?

    https://www.statista.com/statistics/264930/global-cobalt-reserves/

    Australia probably has all the cobalt weíll ever need. However cobalt is a by-product (in a sense) of copper and nickel...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Iím one of those people who believe we wonít stop until weíve pumped out and burned every liter of oil we can. So ďEVs saving the planetĒ is unlikely.

    That said, I worked this out some time ago...
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    Re: Pressure washer for car and home use?

    Iím in the market as well. Thinking about going with an electric this time as Iím trying to get away from having 30 small engines around I have to maintain. Leaning towards a Dewalt.
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    Re: Next Boxster to be Electric ?

    I think in this context ďboxsterĒ means ďentry level convertibleĒ. I say that because an ďelectric boxsterĒ would not be a boxster in any way. Batteries will be in the floor, there would be no...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    I've been meaning to write this for a while, but each time I think about it I realize that it would be a big effort and I put it off. Anyway, enough procrastinating. The good, bad, and ugly of the...
  46. Re: Got some goodies for my Cayman GTS (Numeric, Headers, BMC, & Cobb)

    He has a GTS which comes with a valved sport exhaust as standard equipment. Replacing the headers only leaves this in place.

    So yes, it would be via the PSE button in his case.
  47. Thread: 718 Recall

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    Re: 718 Recall

    I am a big fan of the platform and Iím interested in discussions about all the models. I think there is lots of overlap which is why I usually browse all threads by new.

    Iím sorry about the...
  48. Thread: 718 Recall

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    Re: 718 Recall

    Was a post deleted from this thread? How did we go from a recall notice to Elvis and inertia??
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    Re: Oil Change Intervals - Science

    So I have a 981 3.4L and have done all my own oil changes and have sent them all to Blackstone labs for analysis. I just went back and checked the mileage between changes vs SUS Viscosity @ 210F and...
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    Re: Why do highly-rated shops overfill my tires?

    Shops will generally overfill low-profile tires to ďprotect the rimsĒ. Iím not saying this is the right thing to do, but the perception is that higher tire pressures will be more likely to prevent a...
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