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Old 09-29-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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What I learned from the Boxster

The insurance company gave me $2000 more for my 97 boxster than I paid for it 4 months before. The fire in the engine compartment caused by a broken dip stick guide resulted in a windfall because my comprehensive has a zero deductible. I have replaced the boxster with a 2008 Masda3 s Hatchback.
What I learned in this short time is that there is a community of enthusiasts that go out of their way to be helpful and I thank you all for that. While there truly is something about a Boxster that spells performance it also spells expensive maintainance. So my next Boxster or other Porsche model will have to be covered with a warranty during my ownership. That means it will be a new Porsche, one that I cannot afford now. But when I make a killing as a Chef with a purpose. And change today's pathetic restaurant environment into a shinning example of what an American business should be, I will be driving that Porsche again.
But for me, I bid you aidu and ZOOM-ZOOM.

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Old 09-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #2
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This fire is still bazaar to me...Amazing.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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My buddy has a Mazda 3...really fun car to drive; hope you enjoy it.

Best of luck and hopefully we see you back in a Porsche someday soon.

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:42 AM   #4
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This fire is still bazaar to me...Amazing.

Ditto, I have never heard of this kind of thing before.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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Keep your engine clean

All I can say is if their was nothing to catch fire, there would not have been a fire. The take away is to keep the boxster engine clean and make sure the plastic dip stick guide from the rear boot is not cracked or broken.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:12 AM   #6
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Hope to see you back some day and enjoy the 3, i've heard it's the most fun to drive hatch out there.

As for the fire, not sure how often that happens but for what it's worth, the trunk does get quite warm at times. It makes sense, it's sitting above the transmission, exhaust and right next to the engine!
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #7
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Let this be a lesson to all of us.

If your IMS bearing goes and your engine is toast, just make sure the car matches.
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