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Old 08-12-2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. New to the Porsche scene, lol. I've recently obtained a 2001 Boxster S with 37k miles and I am absolutely in love with the car. My goal is to become more knowledgable about my car by browsing here. If anyone would like to point out some need-to-know threads or anything similar please feel free to list them.

At the moment I have a few problems I need to address with my Boxster.

-Squeeky Clutch
-Rattle from the hood while it's down
-Slight brake squeel
-Passenger side vanity mirror cover broke off
-CV joint is torn

Anyone else have similar problems and know of easy solutions? Would greatly appreciate it

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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congrats on the purchase.
of the problem areas listed, the torn CV boot is by far the most significant that needs to be fixed asap. if you get dirt in the joint because of a torn boot, you'll likely end up needing a new cv axle...not cheap.

here's a good site for DIYs, including the CV boot replacement:

http://www.pedrosgarage.com/Site/DIY_Projects.html

good luck.

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Old 08-12-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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My clutch pedal squeaked when I bought my used Boxster. A quick shot of WD40 in the linkage above the pedal and it was fixed.

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #4
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my 01 box has the vanity mirror hinge broke on the driver's side.
have two (black) velcro strips wrapped around the visor/mirror to hold it in place.
looking on ebay for inexpensive replacement with lights.
if you do not care about the light, then there are "European" flavor of the mirror assembly that can be had for <$20
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:19 PM   #5
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Where in our great state do you live?

If it's near Houston, we can get together and compare rides and talk about your car's issues. Great looking vehicle, BTW. I love red Porsches.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:31 PM   #6
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My 2002 S engine died for the 1st time right around the mileage your at now. My engine died the second time at around 80,000. Might be worth looking into Jake Raby's upgrades - it'll cost you 13,000 when the engine dies, so worth the investment.

Enjoy the car!
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Congrats on your purchase! Keep things in tip top condition otherwise the car will bite your bank.

Did you do a PPI before the purchase? If not I highly suggest you do now as you will find out ALL the issues your Boxster might have.
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My 2002 S engine died for the 1st time right around the mileage your at now. My engine died the second time at around 80,000. Might be worth looking into Jake Raby's upgrades - it'll cost you 13,000 when the engine dies, so worth the investment.

Enjoy the car!

Don't scare the poor guy! I am sure your car will be great. Sometimes, Ignorance is Bliss!! It insures that you will not be thinking that your motor is going out after every bump and funny noise.
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Congrats on your new Boxster. You are going to love it more every day. Are you in Austin?
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I live in SW Houston. Would love to meet.
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Welcome and Congrats!!

1st helpful tip I learned the hard way, when cleaning your new baby, be careful around the logo on the rear trunk as it will easily snag and it is fragile I had to superglu my B in Boxster S back together as my cloth rag snaged it.

2nd tip, stay away from ??W30 oils, stick with ??W40(some like ??W50) and change your oil at least every 7500 miles or once a year!!


Other than that if your a DIY'r then Definately check out pedros garage and our DIY'r thread on here.

You can always post a question on here as 99% of the people are very helpful. Just try to search 1st or you might get scolded if its a common, beat to death topic like oil, tires,... Remember there are no Dumb questions, just dumb people Just kiddin.

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