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Old 05-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Interesting find while changing fuel pump

When I removed the batterie tray I found four cashew nuts and a bubble gum next to the ring holding the fuel pump/sender unit

That's odd has it is well cover by the batterie tray.

What oddyties have you found while working on your boxster?

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Likely a mouse or other such rodent has been nearby....
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That front area is a haven for mice.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:59 AM   #4
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I've never found any evidence of rodents in my Boxster (although I know there are occasionally mice in the garage), but I did find something extremely interesting last week when I was changing-out my taillamps.

When you remove your taillamps, there is a kind of shelf below the taillamps, painted glossy body color. And in that paint, I found that workers in the factory paint department wrote their initials in the wet paint. There were at least three different initials on one side and two or three on the other side, all in differing handwriting, meaning that at least five different people were involved.

Do we think these are official "sign-offs" of their work (you know, the classic "inspected by No. 19"), or informal signatures of their proud work? There were no numbers or symbols, just a selection of initials, like R, B, AC, etc.

I am reminded of how years ago I found the hilarious message "I think it's right" chalked on top of the radiator of my IROC-Z.

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