JasonStern911
JasonStern911
Jul 7
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Oooh. Removing the AC accumulator would free up some much needed room. Question is - the car is in an inoperable state. Wouldn’t tampering with that vent out all of the refrigerant and cause even more issues?

Jul 7
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Not going to lie - definitely have had repeated ethical debates with myself about going full-on EGR delete to benefit my sanity versus affecting the air quality of others. Cutting it and then trying to replace the pipe and then, worst case, going EGR delete is certainly an option if things have to get that bad. But I Read more

Jul 7
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That looks either perfect or, more likely, completely incapable of generating enough torque. Either way, after seeing that, I was expecting some insane price for one - but they seem reasonable. Definitely going on my wishlist!

Jul 6
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I wish! If there isn’t enough room to get a wrench on there, there isn’t enough room to get any air tools. Read more

Jun 17
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The pump is remanufactured and I have a new pulley. I suspect the pulley just got warped over years of use or the previous owner tried to replace the leaking pump, damaged the pulley, then just sold it “as-is”. Read more

Jun 17
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It’s not Amazon’s fault (with the exception of using USPS, but even when they ship things UPS, UPS uses USPS for the last leg delivery sometimes). The problem is you’re paying someone $17 to deliver mail and giving them quotas on delivery rates so they really don’t care.

Jun 17
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Can’t really get a cutoff wheel in there (safely) without pulling the pump. But with the pulley broken, I can pull the pump easily enough. The problem is the bolts that mount the power steering pump to the engine are located immediately behind the pulley, so the pulley has to come off (in one piece or in pieces) in Read more

Jun 17
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Unusual for it or unusual for it not to come off easy? Because EVERY YouTube video, sales video for a pulley puller, etc. make it look so easy even I could do it. /sigh Read more

Jun 17
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Yeah. In Part 3, I paid $50 for a heavy duty Lisle 39000 pulley puller only for the USPS to deliver it to the wrong address. X-)

Jun 16
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That’s pretty close to the kit I’m using. Unless OEMTOOLS is some higher quality brand that I have never heard of before. SnapOn supposedly has the best puller, but the installer is sold separately. And the total cost of both is like 10x the cheap Chinese tools (that don’t work).

Jun 16
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I can definitely pull the pump and either remove myself or have someone remove the remainder. 3 mounting bolts and 2 hose connections. Read more

Jun 16
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Are they higher quality than the cheap ones they sell for OMFGWTFLAMO prices?

Jun 16
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Check the video from post #1. I was using the “correct” tool for the job. It wasn’t working. Since it wasn’t working, I figured applying force from multiple spots instead of a single not working spot might be enough to overcome whatever imperfection or wear was preventing the pulley from sliding off. I was clearly Read more

Jun 16
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In hindsight, I probably should have replaced the pulley when I replaced the pump. New parts tend to go together nicer. But try to save a buck, and...

Jun 14
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While there’s certainly a lot of red flags, tittle is apparently a word worthy of no red squiggly and not all sellers speak English as their first language. That era Boxster still suffers from IMS issues, but doesn’t have the cheap LN bearing solution. And give that it’s not an S model, the price seems a bit on the Read more