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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the belt was jammed between the 2 pullys and still not going on then there is something wrong there .. sometimes the belt can catch on a bolt on the left side of the water pump so o/s .. have another go when you can but if no obvious points that its catching then i would have to go with the belt being a little short .

Ive done countless belts over the years and the only problem ive had is wrong belt or the tensioner bolt slips .. i use a spanner .. bolt slipping is a pain as theres no access to get to the nut behind .. i think its a 15 mm spanner but trying to do it up .. mate .. i hate it . im just not strong enough .. embarresssing to have to get another guy to help .. but i have to .

Box oil change .. off hand i think its either 10 or 12 year intervals .. worth doing once in a lifetime but unlike the 996 then second gear never seems to be a problem .. i guess Boxster owners dont use second that much Floor

if no history then get it changed .. diy and its only the cost of the oil so pretty cheap.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Iain!

Still no luck on the belt, tried 2 others that a mate let me have from ECP to try, asked him to get me a proper Porsche one now.

Oddly, 1 of the belts my mate got me was an Optibelt, the same people who make the Porsche ones. If the Porsche one won't slip on, I will just have to get a slightly bigger belt, I can't work out wtf is going on!! The original belt just slides straight on, no issues, all 3 of the others just won't go!

To be continued!

I want to do the gearbox this weekend, I'm guessin it's just a 75/90 transaxle oil, gl4 or gl5 no issue?

Nothing else going on at the moment apart from washing the car.

I did get some new decklid struts, the originals were failing to hold it up since it got cold.

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