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Old 05-12-2012, 04:37 AM   #1
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A couple "noob" Boxster questions from a new owner

Hey guys, i just ipcked up an 02 boxster (2.7L) last night and I had a few basic questions about the car.

Do all boxsters have the electronic rear spoiler? Mine doesnt seem to have a button inside the car for it.

Secondly is I think Ive decided to go with 0w-40 Mobil 1 oil, but I cant find any reccomendations on the oil filter. Should I get one right from porsche or are there some aftermarket alternatives?

aaannndddd lastly, right at about ~80 mph in 5th gear there is this hollow intake air sound that get quite loud while cruising steady on the highway. Is this normal?

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Hi!

There should be a switch next to your left foot in the panel to raise and lower the rear spoiler. Did you get the owners manual with the car?

Oilfilter, at Autozone they carry filters for your car, don't remember the brand right now but they are made in Germany.


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Hi!

There should be a switch next to your left foot in the panel to raise and lower the rear spoiler. Did you get the owners manual with the car?

Oilfilter, at Autozone they carry filters for your car, don't remember the brand right now but they are made in Germany.


Have fun!

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Thanks for the response, Ill check my local parts store for the filter. I did not get any manuals with the car unfortunately so Im left with only the internet for information
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mahle filters or Napa gold has an insert too or so says the internet
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:24 AM   #5
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spoiler goes up automatically when you exceed 75 mph
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You can get a Purolator L25316 oil filter at Advance Auto Parts or any parts store. They are made in Germany and it comes with a gasket.
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Any ideas on the intake sound the car makes around 80 mph?
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Any ideas on the intake sound the car makes around 80 mph?
Can you be more specific? All I tend to hear at 80mph is air, road, and tire noise!

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