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Old 10-13-2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Boxster Maintenance Schedule

Anyone know where I can see a Boxster maintenance schedule, plus costs associated with each maintenance?

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3000m - Oil Change - X amount of dollarz!

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Old 10-13-2005, 10:37 PM   #2
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Good question. I would like to see that too. Is there anyting outrageous on it like having to drop teh engine to replace a timing belt like there is for Farraris?
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Old 10-13-2005, 11:37 PM   #3
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I just spent $685 on my 30,000 miles service thru a local Porsche mechanic. Dealer charges $850 for the same job. Such Maintenance is required for every 30,000 miles. If you are handy, you can do it yourself and it costs you only $150 for the oil and parts according to other Boxster owners' experience. The Manual says we should change oil every 15,000 but lots of other Boxster owners do it every 7,500 to 10,000. I guess it is upto you. Hope it helps
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Old 10-14-2005, 12:05 AM   #4
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http://www.986faq.com/7-0/schedule.asp

prices vary, an oil change will cost a diy'er about $50, the dealerships often charge $150-200 (but also include some other visual inspections/topping off), and independent mechanic will charge somewhere in between. Your local dealer should give you phone quotes for specific services, if you call and ask. But, sometimes even different dealers have different prices for a particular maintenance service.

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Old 10-14-2005, 04:56 AM   #5
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Is there anyting outrageous on it like having to drop teh engine to replace a timing belt like there is for Farraris?
There is no timing belt. No worrys mon, it be a chain.
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http://www.986faq.com/7-0/schedule.asp

prices vary, an oil change will cost a diy'er about $50, the dealerships often charge $150-200 (but also include some other visual inspections/topping off), and independent mechanic will charge somewhere in between. Your local dealer should give you phone quotes for specific services, if you call and ask. But, sometimes even different dealers have different prices for a particular maintenance service.

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Thanks for the fantastic link!!

The service intervals on YMMV. The list referenced is for a 1998 so things like spark plugs may be different. Here are a few things not listed or different:

1) Later models say 60K for plugs (but I'd do it at 30K anyway).

2) There is no reference for replacing the plug wires so you have to watch them. They are sold individually because they plug into a separate coil on each plug.

3) The manual says to replace the oil every two years if you don't reach the mileage, but it's better to do it annually because of moisture build-up in an engine as it sits. One of your engine's worst enemies is sitting.

4) The manual says to replace the brake fluid every two years, but it's better to do it annually. Moisture builds up in the lines and it drops the boiling temp down. If you have ever felt your ABS "flutter" or let go temporarily, that's what usually causes it. Also, it says use only Porsche brake fluid. Don't use regular DOT4 fluid. It is compatible, but the boiling point is not high enough. If you want even better than Porsche's fluid, use ATE Super Blue racing fluid. Higher boiling temp than Porsche's at half the price and completely DOT4 compatible. They have it in blue and gold (gold has a slightly lower boiling point, but still higher than Porsche's) so you can swap colors and know when your system is completely bled. Most of all, don't use opened cans of brake fluid to bleed the brakes. Always start with a new can and throw out whatever is left in the opened can after you finish.

5) The manual doesn't say it, but drive the car like it's a Porsche!!
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Several key points here:

1-The Boxster recommended service schedule has changed over the years, so there is no ONE schedule. It is particular to your car. You can purchase one from Porsche if you do not have one.

2-Prices vary by dealer. So, you would need to price out each service for your car with your local dealer. The best we could do here is give you a range of values which might now apply to your car.

3-Some dealers try to substitute a more intense service schedule for your Box. Do not fall for this, use the Porsche schedule only.

4-Notice that in earlier Boxes, the m1 oil recommended was different from the current Euro 0-40 M1.

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