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Old 11-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #261
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Just returned from the F1 in Austin. A 2,500 mile round-trip. Got to see the race, and drive on the new Texas high speed toll road. The speed limit on the newly finished section near Lockhart is 85 mph.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:44 PM   #262
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #263
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I think that those new wheels look much better than the older ones. Nice look!
So those wheels fit? did you needed spacers or any adjustments?
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #264
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Replaced O2 sensor.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #265
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I bought myself some new Porsche Wheels and 19* Inch Michelin Tires.
To make up for a cracked rim and blown tire I had a few days ago.




Did you get those on eBay?
Or are they OEM?
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:08 AM   #266
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #267
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Today I wrote off/trashed my Boxster?

Swerved for a dog on a wet and icy bend here in England. last night.
span the car anti clockwise and over a high curb, smashing off two wheels.

entire wheel hug/rotor everything torn off like pulling the wings of a fly, serious damage i'm thinking all the way through, horrific looking. pipes and struts sticking out like a fractured elbow joint.

Just waiting for the insurance inspector at Porsche Derby to tell me whether its a write off or not- car value is about 6k, if they cut me a cheque for 5500 ill take it and run.

sad sad day, the end of the most beautiful car I have ever owned

sympathy please

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:59 AM   #268
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Well, at least the dog is happy as is their owner. Sucks about the car though
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #269
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Sorry to hear about the car. I hope you are unscathed.Perhaps another boxster in the future?Kharma you know.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:54 AM   #270
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Murph you got my sympathy too. Terrible to wreck your P car like that. Years ago I hit and killed a large dog. Not good either. Boxsters 2nd hand are relatively cheap. I hope u get a good settlement from the ins. co. Let us know what the outcome is.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #271
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Paid the dealership $175 to reset the ecu for smog. The catalyst check was not completing so they are going to force it.


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Old 11-30-2012, 09:28 AM   #272
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  1. Replaced ballast resistors in both fans (2 days ago)
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  3. Troubleshoot driver side low beam problem - light turns off intermittently, restarts every time. Ordered bracket clip and connector to R&R loose plug
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #273
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Cleaning didn't do the job so I had to drop $500 for a new MAF

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:27 PM   #274
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Just got it back together after painting the console, door pulls & inner sill trim.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #275
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Went to talk to my mech about hunting idle, he told me to clean the TB. He then said ok lets look now - no charge. Runs much better.

Went to dealer for new key - AED 760 (about $200) for key remote and programing. Feel better now I have 2 keys even if one only starts it.

Took it for short spin down Al Kaihl road (Dubai) as the sun was shining (poured down yesterday - got soaked watching the rugby).
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #276
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Not a darn thing... I keep trying to come up with something that I can tinker with, but no luck. She's pretty solid and looking spotless, so I sit and wait for spring


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Old 12-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #277
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I just put our 2000 base to sleep for the winter. I changed the oil and washed it one last time. Have to clean it out a bit and get a battery tender. I over inflated the tires and released the parking brake.

Good night until next year.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #278
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Swerved for a dog on a wet and icy bend here in England. last night.
span the car anti clockwise and over a high curb, smashing off two wheels.

entire wheel hug/rotor everything torn off like pulling the wings of a fly, serious damage i'm thinking all the way through, horrific looking. pipes and struts sticking out like a fractured elbow joint.

Just waiting for the insurance inspector at Porsche Derby to tell me whether its a write off or not- car value is about 6k, if they cut me a cheque for 5500 ill take it and run.

sad sad day, the end of the most beautiful car I have ever owned

sympathy please

Really sad sad story...well you didnīt hurt yourself thatīs the best of it!
Hope you get the chance to own another one soon, one thing great about England you can get a 986 for the half price that you get it here in Portugal.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:44 PM   #279
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It was 77 degrees and sunny today in Oklahoma and my Box is bright red. So, what else but drop the top and drive around and look at Christmas lights. Not much luck so far but as soon as we re-ruel and wait for the sun got go down we will be back out enjoying the season!
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #280
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Spent the day (yes, again) at Willow Springs racetrack. Had an awesome day catching and passing much more powerful Porsche cars. The handling of the Boxster is amazing.

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