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Well, I'm sure he has an email address. Take a couple of pic's and send them to the moron. Maybe call him as you're sending them. Just a thought.
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Hey Randy, Did you get the post I left on the other page?
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If not I will copy it over to here.
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If not I will copy it over to here.
Yes, Just replied. Sorry, Juggling two things at once.
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Okay, back to the topic: I just turned 87K with my '06. Bought it at 83.6K, so I haven't put that many miles on it. Oil consumption is not measurable yet. Less than (any) per 3000 miles and counting. There's a bit of "singing" in second and third, especially with the top up and radio off (rare). Everything works. I haven't had it much over 90, but have flogged it in the twisties a bit and have yet to find its limits.
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Okay, back to the topic: I just turned 87K with my '06. Bought it at 83.6K, so I haven't put that many miles on it. Oil consumption is not measurable yet. Less than (any) per 3000 miles and counting. There's a bit of "singing" in second and third, especially with the top up and radio off (rare). Everything works. I haven't had it much over 90, but have flogged it in the twisties a bit and have yet to find its limits.
Tech, Not sure if this is a question or a statement. What type of tranny? I've only had mine a bit above 70mph. As without driving miles to get to open space. There isn't allot of options. The highway here, is just plain deadly. The rest is stop light to stop light. I hate to even drive myFord F-150 on the highway here.

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Not trying to hijack this post but my '99 went into Dibble's Automotive, a Porsche specialist, got stripped to bare metal, all dents removed and repainted the original color, Arctic Silver. New front bumper and new wind shield. She'll look like new when done.
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Not trying to hijack this post but my '99 went into Dibble's Automotive, a Porsche specialist, got stripped to bare metal, all dents removed and repainted the original color, Arctic Silver. New front bumper and new wind shield. She'll look like new when done.
Don't worry you, can't hijack wise. I'm way to talkitive. sounds great Ronster. Post pic's of the finished results. It sounds like it's going to look very cool buddy.
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Tech, Not sure if this is a question or a statement. What type of tranny? I've only had mine a bit above 70mph. As without driving miles to get to open space. There isn't allot of options. The highway here, is just plain deadly. The rest is stop light to stop light. I hate to even drive myFord F-150 on the highway here.

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5-speed manual for me. We in LA have to drive a bit for open road, but 85 on the freeway isn't uncommon. Doing that for more than 4-5 miles, is.
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Tech, and the rest. Going to take mine to the east side of Sandia mountain here and hit Burger Boy on Monday. Time for that green chili cheeseburger. Nice ride through the canyon. Not a big trip. But further than it has been in awhile. Chance to ring it out. Just have to avoid the state troopers. LOL
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Just have to avoid the state troopers.
I find this to work quite well...

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I find this to work quite well...

LMFAO Keith. I'm sure it does. After some paint and more than 1,500 miles in a year and a half. I'll consider it. But nice!!!
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No great shakes. But got back to work on the GT2 Body kit parts. More defects in the side skirts filled and ready for another coat of primer. One more step forward. Off to the local paint shop here and get more primer. Have the body color matched to paint the hood and body kit parts and pick out a grey, that matches the interior, for the stripes on the hood and trunk.
Ronster. It won't look as good as yours when done. But it should look a hell of allot better than it does now.
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More work done on the side skirts of the GT2 kit toady. More sanding and primer and more sanding. They're about done with that part. A little finish sanding and maybe one light coat of primer and they should be done. Went to the paint store this morning and picked out the color of the center stripe and side stripes.
More importantly. I put about 24 miles on it today. All of it in stop and go traffic. Stop light to stop light kind of crap. Had to go to where the wife's Jeep is being fixed. Because it's wrecked. Not her fault by the way. By normal standards. That is not many. I drove it to about 190* on the temp gauge on three different occasions. Let it sit and it started right up every time. Times at each stop range anywhere. From 5 minutes to an hour or so. It was about 90 degrees here at 11:00 this morning.
One thing I found scary at first. When I push in the clutch to coast to a stop light. I couldn't tell if it was running with the top down anyway. Looked down at the tach and it is sitting dead on 900rpm and steady every time. Quiet. Purrs like a kitten at idle and runs like a stripe ass mule when I want it to. I'm not going to get cocky about it. It think all the issues I had are fixed now. But time will tell.
Below are pics of the side skirts after today's work.
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I do not want to scare anyone on here. But here is a list of what has been replaced on this car so far. I'm not going to get carried away with looks upgrades in the interior or otherwise. Just mechanical stuff. I'll try to kinda keep it in order time wise. But I'm not going through the receipts.
First up. The air filter in January of 2011
Next was, brake flush and replacement.
Then an oil change.
Next, CPS replaced.
And is as follows.
AOS replaced.
Associated tubes to same replaced.
Upgraded to Boxster S oil cooler.
(oil changed again)
Water pump and associated hose's replaced.
Cooling fluid changed twice. (Don't ask. Let's just say when replacing the oiil cooler. Do not turn it upside down to get it out)
Low temp thermostat and same thing with the hoses.
Maf and throttle body cleaned.
Both O2 sensors ahead of cats
Spark plugs
Gas cap replaced
Fuel filter replaced.
Fuel pump replaced.
Gas tank evap charcoal canister replaced.
Gas tank line with evap purge valve replaced.
Kitchen sink. (-; Replaced.
the previous owner negelcted it like it was a Chevy Vega. Oh wait. I owned one of those. (-;
But man. She is running like a champ. Something to take pride in. Which I think not to many people do anymore
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I do not want to scare anyone on here. But here is a short list of what has been replaced on this car so far. I'm not going to get carried away with looks upgrades in the interior or otherwise. Just mechanical stuff. I'll try to kinda keep it in order time wise. But I'm not going through the receipts.

Kitchen sink. (-; Replaced.
LOL. Literally.
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LOL. Literally.
Uny, Ya pretty much. Hope you enjoyed your 4th buddy. Randy
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Last coat of primer applied to the GT2 body kit today. Done with this step. Next up. Hood removal, DA sand, fix a small dent and then prime it. Spent yesterday finding and fixing the remaining divots and pits in the bumper and side skirts.
I found a cheap car cover to put on the car after the hood is removed. So I can put the car in the driveway. While the hood is in the shop being worked on. And attach some tabs on the inside of the bumper to hold the screens in behind the bumper openings.
Also cleared the remaing two fault codes in it that have been in it since before I replaced the tank evap line. Hope that is the last I see of those things for awhile.
Hope you Boxster folks had an enjoyable weekend.
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Hope you enjoyed your 4th buddy. Randy
Yes, had a great 4th! Also had a beautiful ride today; a bunch of biker-buddies let us join them for a ride to get ice-cream...100 miles each way of back-roads!
I'm glad things seem to be settling out for you & your Boxster!
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