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So i picked up my new boxster S today and it comes with a few minor puzzles to solve for me.


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So i have got the following so far on the to do list and im looking to find solutions or suggestions to try. 

Mould on the roof externally (inside no mould at all) 

Passenger side window won't drop when you open the door (already seen a thread about that) 


electric side mirrors ain't working, they were working before the car was last parked up for a few months 

bit of damp in the driver's side foot well ( presume i need to find and clear out some blocked drains?)

Seems like the roof folding mechanism is fine but there is some juddering on drivers side panel that slides so could need greasing up?

What should i look to address first? 

Thanks in advanced. :) 

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Welcome.

Anything letting in water should be your priority from this list.  Diver foot well damp could be the door membrane is damaged or not refitted properly if it has had a replacement window regulator or speaker.

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Welcome. Good advice above. Do the wet stuff first, clearly. Roof mechanism, lithium grease from a spray, just a tad on all moving parts and then drop the roof whenever the weather is half decent, if all is well the roof action will soon become smooth.

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11 hours ago, fizz said:

Mould on the roof externally (inside no mould at all) 

Most likely mildew i guess. Would suggest first using a dilute solution of Milton fluid (usually available in the 'baby' section of Boots/supermarkets).  Then give it a good clean e.g. with the Autoglym kit. If it's Black and faded you could also look at recolouring it with Renovo.

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Great advice from the guys so far.

im also located in West Yorkshire and am breaking a year 2000 3.2s

i have a passenger regulator and door membrane if that helps please pm me if you want to discuss.

as the guys mentioned drain holes are a must to ensure are cleaned out. There are lots of threads/ videos on you tube regarding this.

also I have a code reader if you ever get the chance to Bob over I could plug in and see if there are any codes stored etc

regards Geoff  

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my roof was juddering when i got it - it turned out to be one of the plastic ball joint had broken so it was putting stress on the mech. also, that broken ball joint punctured a hole in the membrane which is why my carpets were soaked. 

 

you need to take the whole carpet out and dry it out for a few weeks. the foam is very dense and holds a ton of water - i in the end got fed up of waiting (even with a fan running 24/7 on the foam) and bought a secondhand carpet from ebay so i could use the car / put it all back together again. 

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On 2/20/2021 at 11:30 PM, ½cwt said:

Welcome.

Anything letting in water should be your priority from this list.  Diver foot well damp could be the door membrane is damaged or not refitted properly if it has had a replacement window regulator or speaker.

So the door card is loose on the drivers side towards the hinge side. The whole thing is flopping away and its wet below that. Could that lead to the water ingress? 

High on my to do list is to clear out as many of the drain holes i can find and ive also read up about a trombone cleaner tool. I got a picture sent to me with about 7 or 8 different drains on the car! 

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On 2/21/2021 at 9:24 AM, Topbox said:

Welcome. Good advice above. Do the wet stuff first, clearly. Roof mechanism, lithium grease from a spray, just a tad on all moving parts and then drop the roof whenever the weather is half decent, if all is well the roof action will soon become smooth.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Professional-White-Lithium-Grease/dp/B0032NIWHK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3MLDVBBDDE3FS&dchild=1&keywords=lithium+grease+spray&qid=1613991727&sprefix=lithium+grea%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-5

Thanks for the suggestion, this stuff?

 

On 2/21/2021 at 10:57 AM, red rocket said:

Most likely mildew i guess. Would suggest first using a dilute solution of Milton fluid (usually available in the 'baby' section of Boots/supermarkets).  Then give it a good clean e.g. with the Autoglym kit. If it's Black and faded you could also look at recolouring it with Renovo.

I will wait till the weather dries out a bit before i hit that then as i believe you need direct sunlight to help clean it off. There's a autoglym roof cleaning spray that came with the car and the instructions mention dry sunny weather is best. 

 

32 minutes ago, Jord said:

my roof was juddering when i got it - it turned out to be one of the plastic ball joint had broken so it was putting stress on the mech. also, that broken ball joint punctured a hole in the membrane which is why my carpets were soaked. 

 

you need to take the whole carpet out and dry it out for a few weeks. the foam is very dense and holds a ton of water - i in the end got fed up of waiting (even with a fan running 24/7 on the foam) and bought a secondhand carpet from ebay so i could use the car / put it all back together again. 

Ouch, that's not good, will have to keep an eye out for that then. Going to try the lubrication grease first and see if that helps it. Appreciate the info though! :) 

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22 hours ago, Geoffjackson said:

Great advice from the guys so far.

im also located in West Yorkshire and am breaking a year 2000 3.2s

i have a passenger regulator and door membrane if that helps please pm me if you want to discuss.

as the guys mentioned drain holes are a must to ensure are cleaned out. There are lots of threads/ videos on you tube regarding this.

also I have a code reader if you ever get the chance to Bob over I could plug in and see if there are any codes stored etc

regards Geoff  

Where abouts in West Yorkshire? Since you're breaking Boxsters, are you the same chap i spoke to on facebook about alloy wheels a few weeks ago? 
I would gladly take up the offer to have you plug in a code reader into my car and also since you break the cars i presume you can also put them back together? :D lol Wouldnt mind a fellow owner having a nosey round my car to see if they can offer some advice.  

Im due to take the car into Revolution to have a major service too so hope they would include a code check as part of the service. 

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3 minutes ago, fizz said:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Professional-White-Lithium-Grease/dp/B0032NIWHK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3MLDVBBDDE3FS&dchild=1&keywords=lithium+grease+spray&qid=1613991727&sprefix=lithium+grea%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-5

Thanks for the suggestion, this stuff?

 

I will wait till the weather dries out a bit before i hit that then as i believe you need direct sunlight to help clean it off. There's a autoglym roof cleaning spray that came with the car and the instructions mention dry sunny weather is best. 

 

Ouch, that's not good, will have to keep an eye out for that then. Going to try the lubrication grease first and see if that helps it. Appreciate the info though! :) 

youll soon know as youll be able to see the arm lose and touching the membrane at the bottom. put the hood in service mode (half up, half down and have a look at the fixing point. hopefully its just a dry mech and not the ball joint. they are easily replaceable and available on amazon so not the end of the world. if the drip tray does have a hole then you need to either patch it or replace it. i patched mine for now with water resistant tape which has been fine as a new drip tray means you need to take the whole roof off. i have a new drip tray but im waiting on the good weather as my car lives outside - albeit under a cover so it doesnt get wet. 

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1 hour ago, fizz said:

Thanks for the suggestion, this stuff?

 

Yes that the stuff, I use it as a result of a tip here, have a rag handy just to clean up any excess when you apply. Very handy on all sorts of other jobs around the home, door hinges for example, I does not run like oil and not so mucky as regular grease.

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48 minutes ago, Topbox said:

Yes that the stuff, I use it as a result of a tip here, have a rag handy just to clean up any excess when you apply. Very handy on all sorts of other jobs around the home, door hinges for example, I does not run like oil and not so mucky as regular grease.

perfect will get some ordered now. :) 

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2 hours ago, fizz said:

Where abouts in West Yorkshire? Since you're breaking Boxsters, are you the same chap i spoke to on facebook about alloy wheels a few weeks ago? 
I would gladly take up the offer to have you plug in a code reader into my car and also since you break the cars i presume you can also put them back together? :D lol Wouldnt mind a fellow owner having a nosey round my car to see if they can offer some advice.  

Im due to take the car into Revolution to have a major service too so hope they would include a code check as part of the service. 

I’m located in south Kirkby in West Yorkshire mate and with regards to my talents I’m a complete novice mate buy I’m steadily getting better. I could by all means take a look around for you and offer advice. 
geoff

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25 minutes ago, Geoffjackson said:

I’m located in south Kirkby in West Yorkshire mate and with regards to my talents I’m a complete novice mate buy I’m steadily getting better. I could by all means take a look around for you and offer advice. 
geoff

sweet, once the weather picks up and ive had the major service done i might take you up on it! 

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So when checking the drain pipes under the hood, I noticed this snapped cable... Nick Jiles on the FB group said it should have an impact on why my lid ain't shutting flush when the roof is down as per the following pics. 

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Any ideas bar greasing up the mechanism?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Menoporsche said:

Replace the cable?

I've got the part number and going to be sorted but he doesn't seem to think that is the issue with the hood not closing flush. 

I'm due to get the grease tomorrow and give that a shot. 

 

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10 hours ago, fizz said:

This noise anything to be worried about? 

It's after a 30 min drive. No error lights etc and it's been there since I picked the car up for the first time on sat. Just sounds louder now as it's quiet outside and it's in a drive.

https://youtu.be/MEVXEADNdNg

 

 

 

Firstly could we establish where you got the car from and how many miles have you covered in it so far??

is this the first time the car has been fully up to temperature?? 

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40 minutes ago, Geoffjackson said:

Firstly could we establish where you got the car from and how many miles have you covered in it so far??

is this the first time the car has been fully up to temperature?? 

Got the car from an old work colleague. 74k FSH, was stood for last 2 years on and off and it's due a service. 

Until it went for an MOT last week it had not moved for roughly 8 months. I've driven it circa 80 miles since sat when I picked it up and the oil level is circa 2/3rds full. 

Its going to revolution in 2 weeks time for a major service and inspection. 👍🏽 

Couple of people mentioned something about a possible lifter sound? Maybe when it goes in for its service it should sort it. 

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9 minutes ago, fizz said:

Got the car from an old work colleague. 74k FSH, was stood for last 2 years on and off and it's due a service. 

Until it went for an MOT last week it had not moved for roughly 8 months. I've driven it circa 80 miles since sat when I picked it up and the oil level is circa 2/3rds full. 

Its going to revolution in 2 weeks time for a major service and inspection. 👍🏽 

Couple of people mentioned something about a possible lifter sound? Maybe when it goes in for its service it should sort it. 

Tbh i would have had this inspected before I touched it as looking through the post it seems to have one too many issues normally caused by poor maintenance and/or a car not being used. (hope you didn't pay too much) 

As for the noise that sounds like a classic case of the oil in there not being up to job of keeping everything lubricated as they sound like the tappets clacking away, that is fairly normal at start but should very quickly disappear. I wouldn't do much more driving until it goes into Revolution as you're just promoting wear. 

I would be prepared for Revolution to take the wind out of your sails as well, prepare for a list of stuff to be done and bills to match. I had the same with my S which as i found out later had been very minimally maintained before i got it.   

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18 minutes ago, fizz said:

Got the car from an old work colleague. 74k FSH, was stood for last 2 years on and off and it's due a service. 

Until it went for an MOT last week it had not moved for roughly 8 months. I've driven it circa 80 miles since sat when I picked it up and the oil level is circa 2/3rds full. 

Its going to revolution in 2 weeks time for a major service and inspection. 👍🏽 

Couple of people mentioned something about a possible lifter sound? Maybe when it goes in for its service it should sort it. 

Sounds very plausible mate if it’s been stood. Good luck with it and please report back what the specialist discovers. 
 

and I totally agree with  @That986 expect a list as long as your arm potentially 

 

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37 minutes ago, That986 said:

Tbh i would have had this inspected before I touched it as looking through the post it seems to have one too many issues normally caused by poor maintenance and/or a car not being used. (hope you didn't pay too much) 

As for the noise that sounds like a classic case of the oil in there not being up to job of keeping everything lubricated as they sound like the tappets clacking away, that is fairly normal at start but should very quickly disappear. I wouldn't do much more driving until it goes into Revolution as you're just promoting wear. 

I would be prepared for Revolution to take the wind out of your sails as well, prepare for a list of stuff to be done and bills to match. I had the same with my S which as i found out later had been very minimally maintained before i got it.   

Plan is to do as much as I can at home with my mate who is not an expert in Porsches but handy with a spanner. 

Just want to get the service done and get the list off them to see what's what.

I've got what on the surface feels a good deal. £5k which leaves me a couple of k for fixing issues. 

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