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Old 09-04-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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In the last year, how much $ have you spent?

on repairs only (not customization)
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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Does that include scheduled maintenance?
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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yes it does
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
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I was going to say $0. But it was $165.

I had been doing 2 oil changes a year plus all kinds of PM. But this year I have been riding the bike so much I didn't even put 7500 miles on it. And the AOS was more than a year ago

So the only money I have put into it in a year is the push rods for the top. I was in a hurry and the latch caught the lip when the top was opening and the force of the motor snapped both ball cups (intended failure point). It was wet out and I just wanted it fixed so I went over to the local dealer and got the parts right there. I had it fixed within a day so I justified the extra money of getting it at the stealership.

Now thats not to say that I have $$ in needed work. I need a new water pump (age only, still works fine), coolant flush, motor mount, brake rotors, pads, passenger mud guard thingy and an alignment. Good winter projects I think.
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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$550 - New Rear Tires
$1300 - New Pads and Rotors
$700 - Vacuum leak diagnosis and part replacements
$500 - New Water Pump and Thermostat
$300 - Rear Lower Drop Links
$200 - Brake Clutch/ Bleed Flush
$300 - New Motor Mount
$1500 - 90K Service
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:54 AM   #6
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$115.00 for oil change.

84,000mi 2000 base. I drive it hard once it's warmed up. On way to work @ 5:00 AM on these warm summer mornings w/top down.

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Old 09-05-2010, 04:00 AM   #7
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2006 Boxster S approx. 38,000 miles

$<500.00 (oil change, brake fluid flush, air filter, cabin filter)


1997 993 Turbo approx. 43,000 miles

$1,200 ("zero" out maintenance after purchase)
$1,000 (replace oil line w/check valve to left turbo)
$165 (oil change)
$220 (22 quarts Mobil One 20W50 Twin V)
$230 (alignment)
$290 (front pads)
$160 (brake fluid flush)
$800 (new rear tires)
$160 (2 DME relays)
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:30 AM   #8
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Repairs, about $1500. Includes new top (a want, not a need), 1 drop link, and a section of clutch line

Maintenance, about $1800. Includes new tires, all the filters, plugs and tubes

Upgrades, about $2500. Includes new seats, steering wheel, shifter, cupholders

Insurance deductible, $500. A parking lot incident of which we do not speak

Driving it, priceless
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:18 AM   #9
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Past year

Tires - $860.00
Oil change - $100.00

Car has been great for the past two years.

History - replaced MAF $360.00, 2008, replaced AOS 2009, repaired roof cables 2005, $1500.00.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:47 AM   #10
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Oil change materials $100. CEL for secondary air came on but hasn't been back since cancelled a month ago.

Just more than a year ago, AC compressor changed out on extended warranty. $1800 job cost me $250.

Extended warranty expires soon. Hmm

Next year will need: coolant change, probably front motor mount, and possibly water pump as preventative measure. I see doing them all myself. If I have the money I might also drive down to Atlanta and see a man called Jake about an IMS bearing.

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:17 AM   #11
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Oil change $23.00 (for filter and done at a friends shop)
2 new rear tires $700.00
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:04 AM   #12
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Darn little

Tires - ~$1100
Oil change ~$80
O2 Sensor ~$170

Exactly zero the previous year!

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:30 AM   #13
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Maintenance and repairs? A lot. My car sees a lot of track duty and it is near 90k miles so I pretty much went through everything.

RF radiator and fresh coolant- $265
respray nose paint- $250
1 set pads and rotors (all 4) $1000
2- oil changes $250
2- Fresh brake fluid (Motul high temp) $200
3- sets track tires $2400
1- set spark plugs/coil packs ?
1- fresh trans fluid ?
1- fresh clutch fluid ?
1- fresh PS fluid ?
2 air filter element $50
2- cabin filter $50

Maybe $5000 last year total. I did some of the work myself and some was done by my trusted indy Porsche mechanic. Last year was very rare. Before this I really just changed the oil, filters and brake fluid for 4 years.
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Old 09-05-2010, 12:58 PM   #14
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No repair work at all, but I only put about 2k+ miles on it in a year and the car's total is only a little over 20k now.

Next year, I will do a service, but those are not too bad at all...

Can't say the same for customization though....:-)) I've just about got it where I want it.
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:55 PM   #15
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1999 Boxster 125,100 miles
4 oil changes: $400
Water pump bolt snapped- Timesert: $200
Front drop links: $100
Tires: around $500
Car won't start: $350 (including tow)
Broken ssk: $350 (including tow and car rental)
Cabin filter: $20 tow and coil pack
New remote key head: $225
License plate light bulb: $2
Transmission fluid: $50
Seat belt receptacle: $55
Front wheel wheel line liner: $200
Vandalism: $1075 covered 100% by State-Farm
High speed tractor trailer tire side wall impact to passenger side- To be determined next week. Tire looked like 4 foot circular saw blade coming at me- couldn't swerve enough but avoided a head on hit.

Looks like around $2400.
Go back two more months and add $3000 for transmission repair, RMS and clutch.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:45 AM   #16
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Now thats not to say that I have $$ in needed work. I need a new water pump (age only, still works fine), coolant flush, motor mount, brake rotors, pads, passenger mud guard thingy and an alignment. Good winter projects I think.

Don't mean to hijack this thread but where are you going for your alignment? New '03 owner here and the cars pulls to the right. I'm assuming we don't take these cars to the local chains for their $59 alignment specials.
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Who cares...this is a GUY toy. If your wife complains, open her closet and point out all the clothes and shoes she has. Thanks about 50 to 1 to what we have in our part or some part of the house.......
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:53 PM   #18
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Bought it at 62,000 miles February 8th, 2010
Now it has 69,000 miles.

~$150 broken underbody panel
~$100 Oil Change
~$300 To fix a small oil leak
~$85 to fix a door rattle that happened when I played music with bass.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:40 PM   #19
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Bought it at 19,000 miles July, 2006
Now it has 54,000 miles.

$20 Brake/clutch flush
$525 Replacing torn axle boots, repacking, etc. done at a shop
$1000 deductible on body work (one-car incident involving wet, cold roads, summer performance tires and a mailbox and curb...you don't need the details, my bad )
$647 Tracking down the cause of a CEL (took into a shop), replacing coil pack and plugs.
$75 Change oil/filter (Castrol Syntec)
$22 Replaced cabin air filter
$242 Replaced two O2 sensors
~$50 Detailing supplies

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Old 09-08-2010, 05:27 AM   #20
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Bought Jan 2, 2008
23,000 mi

Maintenance in last 12 mo:
$92 oil & filter
$22 brake fluid flush

Customization $$$ spent in last 12 mo:
$400 CDC-4 6 disk changer

I have 19K mi on the original Contis. They still look good but will probably need to shell out some big bucks next yr for tires.

Knock on wood, this boxster has been one of the most reliable new cars I've ever owned.
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