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headdead

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Ha.
I lost my 1988 Carrera 5sp to a garage fire.
Replaced it with a Boxster S, which blew up. What a tragic mistake.
Enjoy the 911.
 

Robert D

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Ha.
I lost my 1988 Carrera 5sp to a garage fire.
Replaced it with a Boxster S, which blew up. What a tragic mistake.
Enjoy the 911.
Wow, bad luck. From what I understand, the Boxster today is just as reliable as the 911. Your Boxster perhaps was an early model? Like many cars, early models have a few issues.

My turbo which has a Metzger engine, has two big issues that I had to deal with. Both cost me big $$$. It is what it is.

Kinda like spending nearly $3k on 20 year old speakers. My car is 13 years old.
 

Russr

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Interesting thread...
About 18 years ago, the electrical contractor that installed power in my townhome were kind enough to buy me replacement panels for my SL3's and Aerius'es (courtesy of a cable guy's shot shovel, aluminum 110V legs into my house and a distinct lack of conduit)... the explosion on a lazy, rainy Sunday and totally vaporized aluminum was an interesting experience!

Anyways, I called ML to ask advice, and I think it was Jim (might have been Ron... this is back in2002) who was telling me that before I swapped the new panels in, I should take the old panels (they were arcing a bit), put them in my bathtub, and pour distilled water over them... A lot of distilled water! Let them dry, and try 'em out.

Well, I've had the spare Aerius & SL3 panels in the original shipping boxed in my (slightly environmentally controlled) garage ever since!

Might have a look at them to check if they've turned to dust! Oh, hang on... it's 2020... they might have been posessed by Amun-Ra, or some such!

Russ
 

roni44

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Does anyone here know replacement panel for legacy models is Gen 2 or Xstat?
 
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