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Old 07-31-2017, 07:03 PM   #1
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Well, shit

Boxster had a hard time starting today, then it misfires and gave me this on the way home. Limp mode, only able to do about 65mph, then only 45. I ran a few tests using the Durametric tool and its got low pressure out of the HPFP. apparently not only BMW DI engines have issues with them. Meanwhile our mazdaspeed with a direct injection engine is on its original pump after more than three times the mileage.

Annoying.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:20 PM   #2
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zee germans engineer everything perfectly. Must be the way you 'Merican's drive it.

yeah bummer, waiting for a issue with my turbo
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:50 PM   #3
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I read a theory somewhere that never running the tank low may improve pump life. I'm crossing my fingers with the X3.

I got lucky with it just being a relay that triggered a light in the m3 the other day. When it threw the SMG light I started wondering if it was time for a manual swap.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:29 PM   #4
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That sucks. How big a job is it to replace? And do 9A1 engines need walnut blasting?
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:05 PM   #5
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Drop it off and I'll send you the bill.



Sorry man that stinks.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:48 PM   #6
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Arghh that stinks by any chance do you have a warranty ?
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:49 PM   #7
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Bummer. That sucks.
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:43 AM   #8
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I've heard of this before for the 987.2. Logically, 981's should suffer from it as well.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:02 AM   #9
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Looks like roughly a 4hr job. Not too bad. 850 in parts with a core charge. Ugh.

No warranty.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:12 PM   #10
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Going to do it yourself?
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