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2020/08/02 13:33:32 (permalink)

Newbie questions: 987.1

Hi - just picked up an '05 987 2.7 as a daily - love it! It's a well used (80k) but only 3 owner so as expected, a few things to sort to get it back to a really nice car. I've searched the forum so apologies if these are old issues;
- none of the dash vents work for the up down - is there  simple fix or a big job?
- the (original) roof doesn't tuck into the arms when closing - new roof cover or mechanism or both needed?
- the fuel filler flap lock actuator doesn't work - I can hear it clicking but the arm isn't popping out - have looked on You Tube but can only find 986 vids for this issue.
 
All help much appreciated!
post edited by Lawsi23 - 2020/08/02 13:49:11

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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 18:40:37 (permalink)
Hi.  You'll possibly find this site of use.  Focused on the 986 Boxster but much applies to the 987
 
Ref the roof mechanism there are push rods that break - could be your issue ref item 2.
 
https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/71-BODY-Convertible_Top_Repair/71-BODY-Convertible_Top_Repair.htm
 
I've not had issues with air vents nor the fuel filler
 
This is a useful original Porsche parts catalog:
 
https://www.porsche.com/all/media/pdf/originalparts/usa/987_usa_katalog.pdf
 
And this the Service Manual
 
https://cardiagn.com/boxster-boxster-s-model-year-2005-service-information/
 
 

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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 19:29:23 (permalink)
Iain,
 
I would imagine that the fuel filler flap actuation on the 987 is very similar to that for the 986 so I'm sure the video would be OK for guidance. Maybe there's something for the 997 which will be identical to that for the 987?
 
Can't help with the hood I'm afraid (I don't have one on the Cayman!) and  like Richard I've not experienced or heard of problems with the air vents. Are you saying that none of the 4 individual vents move in the vertical plane, although they move freely horizontally? Weird!
 
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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 20:45:20 (permalink)
Regarding the roof: Richard suggests one issue (which I also had), but I think you may be referring to the fabric roof edges not seating inside the upper edges of the window frames.  This is a common problem, but really straightforward to fix; here's one of many articles / videos on the subject: 
https://boxstertips.com/porsche-boxster-convertible-top-sides-not-tucked-in/
 
Can't help with your other questions though, sorry...

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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 21:11:39 (permalink)
Hi,
If the roof problem is that the fabric of the roof is not going into the ridge over the windows then this a quick fix. The elastic that pulls the roof into place will have stretched and needs tightening. Loads of vids on YouTube. 
The fuel filler cap is a bit more involved. I sorted mine out. If you search for a thread called “Fuel Filler Cap Madness” you will get a handle on what’s needed.
The air vents I can’t help with
Hope this proves useful. Good luck. 
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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 22:09:57 (permalink)
Thanks all, that’s brilliant! That’s def the roof problem, look forward to tackling that and the fuel flap.
 
The air vent tabs are there and move but it looks like the bits of plastic that move the up/down flaps inside the vent have fallen off - one for the future.
 
Really appreciate all the help - great to join another part of this community! 👍👍

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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 22:18:16 (permalink)
Lawsi23
Thanks all, that’s brilliant! That’s def the roof problem, look forward to tackling that and the fuel flap.
 
The air vent tabs are there and move but it looks like the bits of plastic that move the up/down flaps inside the vent have fallen off - one for the future.
 
Really appreciate all the help - great to join another part of this community! 👍👍




the videos to repair this mostly show stapling in a new bit of elastic - but I found sewing in a new bit is nearly as easy and a lot better fix for the long term - no big deal - just get some new elastic off ebay (you need the 20mm wide slotted type with holes down the middle) and then sew a new bit in and hook it around the torx screw at the other end and tighten down.

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Re: Newbie questions: 987.1 2020/08/02 22:23:32 (permalink)
I was lucky, I was able to simply adjust the elastic strap one more hole each side...worth trying that first 😉

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