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Old 01-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #21
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In order:

Year 1: 77,000 -87,000 miles.
-Water Pump $600 parts and labor.
-Wal-Mart Floor mats $10
-Desnorkel $0
-Euro Corner lights $30
-Tinted Tail Lights $6
-Tinted Amber on headlights $6
-Replaced numerous lightbulbs and got cool blue halogen bulbs. $40.
-New Rear Window $300
-Euro Plate "Flat-6" $30
-Front Lip $30
-Plasti-Dip wheels Flat Black $18
-Oil Change $120
So a total of $1,165.

Year 2: 87,000 miles to 92,000 miles.
-AFE Cold Air Intake $170
-TS Pro 1 Test Pipes $165
-TS Pro 1 Catback Exhaust $250
-RSS Underdrive Pulley with new serpentine belt $190
-New Wheel Lock Key $25
-Two Front Tires B.F. Goodrich 1G tires $390
-Eibach Springs with new strut bushings and new front lower control arms and a new inner tie rod. $850 parts and labor
Total of $2,040

Year 3, month 3: @ 93,700 miles.
-Oil Change $100 with tools required. DIY.
-Transmission Oil Change $70 with tools required. DIY
Total of $170-Probably going up to $2000 if I will be brave enough to pay for Pedro's Power Kit OR buy aftermarket rims.

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #22
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Most stuff was done when I got it, so far in my first year it's been:
Drove the car home from Bay Area at 67,xxxmi
Water Pump at 69,xxxmi
Oil Change at 70,xxxmi
Tires at 75,xxxmi
Passenger rear Control Arm, and Wheel Bearing at 76,xxxmi

To Do list:
Tire Rods scheduled for this week end, current mileage 77,xxxmi
I'll be reinstalling headers and getting ECU reflashed since I did the emissions inspection in July.
Need to get rear twists repainted after Jackwagons at Sears scratched them.
I did purchase a new spoiler from a forum member, waiting for a little warmer weather before painting and install.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #23
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I got my 2001 S in Apr 2012 w/46k
Tires had good tread but found sidewall cracks, so a new set of tires was first thing before a day at the track. I also picked up an extra set of wheels for winter tires.

K&N air filter
cabin filter
changed oil in engine and gearbox
serp belt
new coolant cap
Brake pads Front & rear
Cayman style rear spoiler
replace 1 missing roll bar mess
fuel filter
brake light switch
water pump w/165 thermastat
motor mount
K&W short shifter
Alum pedal set
plugs & tubes
IMS Guardian
battery maintainer - in use now

future plans
fuel cap
Under drive pulley
clear side markers
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:05 AM   #24
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I bought my 2001 Boxter S in May 2012, with 55k Miles on it.

I have been autocrossing 2x this year so far so did maintenance to accomodate the racing. I did all the work myself, except tires

Here is what I spent on it:

New Hankook Tires al around: $650

Pressure brake bleeder: $55
New Front Brake pads: $220
Flush Brake fluid: $20

Reconnect separated Winshield washer spray hose and add clamp: $1

New touch screen does everything double DIN Stereo: $230

Turtle Black Box wax kit: $25

Racing Jack: 175

Oil and filter: $80

About $425 of that is regular type maintenance and the rest is upgrades and support equipment.

It would cost less if your not autocrossing as it eats up tires and brakes faster.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #25
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:35 AM   #26
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I got my 00 S in October of 2012 with 46k. So far I've done the following:

New Sachs clutch
LN IMSB Retrofit
RMS
New Blilstein Sports
H&R Springs
TS Cat bypass for secondary cats
Ipod and Phone hook up
Schnell Short Shift Kit
Water Pump
CV Boots
Air Filter
Cabin Air Filter
Coolest tank
Repaired Drivers seat bolster ( new leather)
Spark Plugs and Tubes

Too much $ but I am looking forward the the spring!

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Hey Van!!- recognized your name from the WORLD site- did you get rid of your 914, or just add a 986?

mine is a 2000S with 68,k miles bought from second owner- now has 74k miles, just returned from a trip to NYC from SC with my son to visit a couple grad schools longest trip with a 986 so far oh, and bought a hard top while passing thru D.C. on my way

Got my 986 10 months ago and within the first few weeks replaced the O/A sep, did the ignition upgrade, oil change, replaced the O2 sensor on right, and other than that just enjoing the car- P.O. had already done tires, brakes, CV boots and other O2's within 2k miles of my purchase-

now, on my short list however is new headers and cats- when i replaced the upstream O2 on right side the threads were stripped and rusted out bad, i had to re-thread it. it holds but i will have to replace these soon, so i am looking hard at the Maxspeed set up. (SS, 200cell sport cats etc)
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:51 PM   #27
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Purchased a 2003 Boxster base model back in April 2012 with a blown engine. Car had 52K miles, brand new clutch installed by Porsche dealership, new convertible top linkages, and new tires. Previous owner was done with the car and wasn't going to put another penny into it. Bought it for a decent price and I was willing to take on a project. The engine probably split a cylinder wall since the left exhaust manifold was full of coolant when I removed the exhaust to remove the engine. I haven't taken the time to disassemble and investigate yet. Just holding onto the engine for spare parts for now. Anyways, this is what I've done so far:

1) Installed a used engine with 30K, new water pump, LN IMS upgrade, IMS 160 thermostat, new rear crank seal, new spark plugs, new oil/air separator, KN drop in air filter, new expansion tank, and all new fluids.
2) Turn signal switch was broke, so I went ahead and installed new switch with cruise control and OBC controls. Recoded with Durametric and both functions now work.
3) Kids want to ride too! Installed SRS bar under passenger side seat and had dealership recode.
4) Radio was basic with dash speakers only. Installed Kenwood DNX9990HD double din unit (nav/bluetooth/etc.), JL amplifier, JL audio speakers in dash and doors now (I can actually hear the radio with top down now!). Bought a used BOSE subwoofer box and removed the Chinese BOSE speakers and installed JL 5.25's.
5) Sloppy shifter. Installed short shift kit-great improvement.
6) Poor night time illumination-Installed Chinese HID retrofit kits and jumped foglamp relay. No more problems seeing in the dark anymore, but annoying battery and oil pressure light comes on. Will be fixed in phase II though!

Phase II:

Just bought a 2002 996 C4S with a blown engine! Gonna remove front fenders, bumpers, Xenon headlamps, and update the look on my Boxster. With the install of the factory Litronics now, I can get rid of the dash warning lights! Also will be removing heated seats for the chilling morning Spring mornings with the top down. If you ask why I don't fix the 996, I want a convertible and I've sold the car for the same amount I paid for it and an agreement that I give him the old Boxster seats and body parts in exchange. The new owner just want to strip the 996 and track it anyways. So for the money, I won't have much invested into O.E. Litronics, updated front end, and heated seats!
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #28
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Year 1, Month 3 (2000 Boxster S - 68K miles)

- 6 Spark Plug Tubes - $275 parts and labor

Year 1, Month 4

- Die Hard Gold Battery - $167
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #29
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Oh my! I haven't had my boxster but two months (70K miles) and I'm in to it for:

DD Din installation kit - $165
Console Cupholder - $55
Red Clip - $6
Logo - $51
PST2 - $320
Mats & Rear Speaker parts - $330
Kenwood DNX9980 HD & iPod Adapter - $850
Infinity Speakers - $350
Kicker Subwoofer - $125
Helix Blue Five amplifier & wiring - 650
Rear Camaera - $125
Ashtray Delete - $29
Center Radiator parts - $375
Bird Console - $335
Litronic Headlights - $740
Miscellaneous Pelican Parts - $350
Rear Tires - $350
Alignment - $100

Total ~ 3200

And I still have:

Remaining parts for center radiator & flush - $450
Water Pump -
Low Temp Thermastat -
Belt -
Oil Change - $125
Filters -

By the time summer hits I'll have put $4,000 in to it if not more, but I have to admit it is a blast and well worth it. So far anyway.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #30
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I learned along time ago. Anyone can buy one, but only a few can, or will tolerate to keep them on the road....

2001 Boxster Base: 2012 Expenses: $2,304.52

03/28/2012 Alignment 173.29

6/26/2012 Water pump
Oil change
Gasket
Belt
Coolant
Wheel caps 1064.41

6/26/2012 Boxster Emblem Eagle Day 42.95

7/26/2012 Thermostat Exotic Motor Cars
Radiator Fan resistant 523.76

9/28/2012 Window regulator
(driver side window D&D Automotive 430.56

11/16/2012 Stoplight switch & bulb German Elite Uuto 45.48

11/30/2012 Auto Craft car seat Advanced Auto Parts $24.07
# P0430 engine light Part # AC804101T

$2,304.52
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:09 PM   #31
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I'm approaching 6 months of ownership and so far I have spent money on...

4 New Wheels
4 New Tires
Front and Back Rotors & Pads
Boxster Logo (Rear)
Brake Light Bulb (Rear)

And that's about it so far.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #32
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RR bearing
Tires
All brakes, all parts
Oil separator
Starter
Serp belt
Cab air filter
Engine air filter
Battery
Plugs
Oil / filter
Brake fluid
Coolant
Stereo
Clutch is next!
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #33
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Bought my 2000 S in October. The project list so far:
  • Engine air filter
  • Cabin air filter
  • Oil and oil filter
  • Serpentine belt
  • Ashtray delete
  • Frunk struts
  • Trunk struts
  • IMS Guardian
  • Repaired driver's seat - cracked bolster
  • DEPO tail lights
  • Trickle charger/pigtail on battery
  • Relocated frunk emergency release to tow hook
  • Clear side markers

Picked up brake fluid and bleeder over the winter, and just bought coolant, water pump, and low temp thermostat - all to be done early this spring. Also will replace the headlights at some point this year.

Most of what I've done wasn't necessary, but part of the process of updating a low mileage (26K) 13 year old car.

April 2013 update:
  • Bled brakes
  • Installed garage door opener button in dash
  • Activated OBC (temp display) with Durametric
  • Painted bumperettes Arctic Silver

November 2013 update:

OK, now it's been a year. Have also done:
  • Replaced ignition switch - (it went bad)
  • Replaced water pump, thermostat, coolant
  • Aluminum pedal covers inc. throttle extension plate
  • Changed gearbox oil
  • Cleaned radiators
  • Replaced halogens with Litronics
  • New floor mats
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6) Poor night time illumination-Installed Chinese HID retrofit kits and jumped foglamp relay. No more problems seeing in the dark anymore, but annoying battery and oil pressure light comes on. Will be fixed in phase II though!
Pete, can you elaborate on this -- what does "jumped foglamp relay" mean, and why your battery and oil pressure lights came on..?

And speaking of HID retrofits, anyone knows this kit:
3000K 4000K 5000K 6000K HID Xenon Kit for All Light Bulb 9006 H1 H7 H4 H3 9006 | eBay

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Sold the 3.0ltr. Track Beast a few years ago. It went to No.Cal. I just bought my 986S in October.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:32 PM   #36
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Sold the 3.0ltr. Track Beast a few years ago. It went to No.Cal. I just bought my 986S in October.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #37
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My car was complete **************** when I got it. Learned my lesson to always get a PPI before purchasing any vehicle. To be fair, I bought it for 8k.

Total costs of maintenance and repairs to get it up to speed:
$4000

Total costs of upgrades/enjoyment:
~$2000
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #38
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Year 1, Month 3 (2000 Boxster S - 68K miles)

- 6 Spark Plug Tubes - $275 parts and labor

Year 1, Month 4

- Die Hard Gold Battery - $167
36 month free replacement / 64 month pro-rated
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:53 PM   #39
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I've had my '01 Boxster S for all of 2 weeks. Paying an independent mechanic to do the following preventative maintainence right now:

LN Engineering ceramic bearing replacement
RMS replacement
160F thermostat
New water pump
New serpentine belt
Coolant system flush
Oil + filter change
Edit: Also new clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing

= $2700

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:19 PM   #40
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I've had my '01 Boxster S for all of 2 weeks. Paying an independent mechanic to do the following preventative maintainence right now:

LN Engineering ceramic bearing replacement
RMS replacement
160F thermostat
New water pump
New serpentine belt
Coolant system flush
Oil + filter change

= $2700
you didn't specified your mileage, but if not too late, throw in a new clutch (at least new disc).

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