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Need Brakes, 2000 Boxster S
Richard
post Jun 24 2013, 10:35 AM
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I have the "break wear" light on. I am new in the RGV and need a shop that's reliable and fair on the pricing. I live in Mercedes and will go to a shop just about anywhere in the valley. I would like to be able to get all my service here vs going to SA Porsche dealer. I Goggled the club to see if there was one and how to contact the club. I do not race my Boxster so I am after street pads and rotors.

The question now becomes should I buy my own brakes or have the shop recommend and buy them? After market is fine with me vs Porsche parts. I live in a gated retirement park and any work on a car is prohibited. Thus all the work has to be done by others. A garage is planned for our home but is not yet built. And my wife says it would block the windows so it may never be built.

Last question is to remove the oxidation on the head lamp covers. I have seen videos of the tooth past method and the compound paste method. Is there any liquid to wipe on, wipe off that works?

I'll try to make one of your meetings at Luby's in Weslaco in the future. You guys sound like your having lots of fun.

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post Jun 24 2013, 01:03 PM
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If you are mechanically inclined, Porsche brake pads are the easiest of almost any cars to swap out. There are YouTube videos aplenty on how to change brake pads. Replacing the sensor should extinguish the lamp without a dealer reset.

Good Original Porsche OEM Texstar pads are available via the NAPA Online website or through a local NAPA store. They are excellent for street use and even OK for light track days.
For street-only, you could even use the NAPA branded semi-metallic cheapies...NAPA online has sensors available (different for front vs. rear). I use NAPA for my OEM brakes.


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post Jun 24 2013, 01:05 PM
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I would imagine there are a couple of folks in the Valley that could help you with the brake pads... Jaime?
As for the headlamps, I've had good luck with guys on street corners (better job than I could do).


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post Jun 24 2013, 01:17 PM
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QUOTE (RandyB_987 @ Jun 24 2013, 02:03 PM) *
If you are mechanically inclined, Porsche brake pads are the easiest of almost any cars to swap out. There are YouTube videos aplenty on how to change brake pads. Replacing the sensor should extinguish the lamp without a dealer reset.

Good Original Porsche OEM Texstar pads are available via the NAPA Online website or through a local NAPA store. They are excellent for street use and even OK for light track days.
For street-only, you could even use the NAPA branded semi-metallic cheapies...NAPA online has sensors available (different for front vs. rear). I use NAPA for my OEM brakes.



thanks for the reply. My problem is I can't work on the car where I live. restricted to no work at all.


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post Jun 24 2013, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (RandyB_987 @ Jun 24 2013, 02:05 PM) *
I would imagine there are a couple of folks in the Valley that could help you with the brake pads... Jaime?
As for the headlamps, I've had good luck with guys on street corners (better job than I could do).


I have had a guy quote me $20 per cover. Once I get the buffer attachment to my drill and the polishing tooth paste, I'll try that first. Could use the buffer anyway so no cost for that. The tooth paste is the Colgate "Polishing" type with grit for the teeth. YouTube has an excellent video on it and he compared it to compound. Results were equal.

I have done brakes before so that's not a new thing for me. It's just the restricted location that I live in that's the problem. Oh for a garage to be built!!


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post Jun 24 2013, 01:59 PM
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QUOTE (Richard @ Jun 24 2013, 02:17 PM) *
thanks for the reply. My problem is I can't work on the car where I live. restricted to no work at all.

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post Jun 24 2013, 02:24 PM
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QUOTE (Richard @ Jun 24 2013, 02:17 PM) *
thanks for the reply. My problem is I can't work on the car where I live. restricted to no work at all.


I have that exact same problem, my home owners association is very intolerant. All my car work is done in the garage with the door closed which really sucks in the summer, best thing to do aside from paying someone is to find a buddy that will let you wrench on your car at his place in exchange for some drinks.gif


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post Jun 24 2013, 03:35 PM
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Those darn restrictions at a home you paid for! Kinda rubs the Texas in me wrong.

Perhaps you can find someone to help with space and a jack. It will take less than an hour for all four wheels.
If you're coming to Corpus Christi anytime soon, I'll offer my house - tools and garage.

Surely somebody local can help you out.

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post Jun 24 2013, 04:25 PM
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I've got space at my place,Seuss and I did his brakes at my place in no time. Just bring beer for after. LOL


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post Aug 12 2013, 04:11 PM
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QUOTE (jaime944 @ Jun 24 2013, 05:25 PM) *
I've got space at my place,Seuss and I did his brakes at my place in no time. Just bring beer for after. LOL


Pricing parts. Porsche in SA wants $688 + tax and freight. I have your number, so I will call you and set up a time when I can come by and meet. I'll bring the car.


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post Aug 13 2013, 08:55 AM
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I used with great success a headlight cleaning/polishing kit by Turtlewax for about 10 bux and you can find it at walmart. I used it on my wife's chevy cobalt's headlights which were completely fogged over and about 20 minutes of my time they came out crystal clear like new.
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post Aug 24 2013, 03:26 PM
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Found this supplier. Any reviews on this suppler? <a href="http://www.crossdrilledbrakes.com/porsche/2000/boxster-3-2l-3179cc-h6-fi-dohc/brakekit/" target="_blank">http://www.crossdrilledbrakes.com/porsche/...-dohc/brakekit/</a>. Price is attractive. BUT, is product good. Looking at the Cool Carbon produce for my 2000 Boxster S.

Considering using cheaper rotors (<a href="http://www.cquence.net/cquence-street-extreme-brake-disc-rotor-rear-porsche-boxster-2000-html.html?gclid=CLGl3_KAl7kCFUyk4AodfRkA3w" target="_blank">http://www.cquence.net/cquence-street-extr...CFUyk4AodfRkA3w</a>) and good ceramic pads. Comments on this arrangement.

For jaime944, my phone is 817-371-3891. I'm at the Llano Grande resort, 1005 Segovia. I plan on buying parts early Sept and install then. Got to do this as the inspection sticker runs out in Nov.

I don't watch this forum very much so my replies will be late coming.


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post Aug 24 2013, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE (RonW @ Aug 13 2013, 09:55 AM) *
I used with great success a headlight cleaning/polishing kit by Turtlewax for about 10 bux and you can find it at walmart. I used it on my wife's chevy cobalt's headlights which were completely fogged over and about 20 minutes of my time they came out crystal clear like new.


I bought the Mequiar's product. Very easy and got rid of 90% of the yellow oxidation. Cost was $20. Took about 30 min per headlight and they look great.


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post Sep 7 2013, 03:55 PM
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Cross drilled brakes that I ordered show a foreign exchange cost of $10.25 on a $341.82 purchase. The parts appear to be made in India. I have not received them yet but will update this message after I get them. This added fee was not noted nor was being made in India.

Lets see what I get! scratch_one-s_head.gif


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post Sep 25 2013, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE (jaime944 @ Jun 24 2013, 05:25 PM) *
I've got space at my place,Seuss and I did his brakes at my place in no time. Just bring beer for after. LOL



I got all the parts. If your still interested or know someone who might be interested, let me know.

Richard
817-371-3891 is my cell.


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post Sep 25 2013, 08:17 PM
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Richard, yes I can still help I have been crazy busy recently. Can we set something up for maybe Sunday. I'll call you tomorrow afternoon.


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post Sep 26 2013, 10:40 AM
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Any time after 9 am works for me. What kind of beer do you like?
And which house is yours?
Been there but did not see address numbers.


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Richard
post Oct 17 2013, 11:13 AM
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I have taken the Boxster to the Chevy dealer in Weslaco to do the brakes. It was delivered with a broken caliper bolt. The coast for the new brakes "labor" was $290. The cost to fix the broken bolt that has now broke 2 times is $1291 plus the $290 for the original brake labor. To this add the cost of the new brake parts noted earlier.

Moral to the story is do not break the bolt. Delivery of a new spindle is 5 days.

No blame is directed at any one in the forum or the PCA.

Richard


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post Oct 17 2013, 09:25 PM
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What! Who broke the caliper bolt the chevy dealer?


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post Oct 18 2013, 02:02 AM
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They more than likely broke that caliper bolt with a damn impact driver/wrench. Had Firestone break an oilpan bolt on an old pickup and damage a wheel doing that instead of using a torque wrench. It takes like 30 seconds longer to do it right but no they have to tighten every bolt with the strenght of a thousand suns just finish a few seconds sooner.

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