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Old 12-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #21
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A true achievement. In all the time we've been working with these cars I have only had my hands on 3 of them that had passed 200K miles on the original engine. Until last year that number was only one.

Whatever you are doing, just keep doing it and don't even consider laying a finger on that engine. You also might consider playing the lottery more often :-)
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #22
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JAGER,

You and your Boxster are my personal heros!

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #23
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Jager,what year and model do u have?
Unbelievable,if u have the time can u list what u had to do for maintenance,is it the original top.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #24
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Jager,what year and model do u have?
Unbelievable,if u have the time can u list what u had to do for maintenance,is it the original top.
I have a 2001 base model with 2.7L

Here is what I have done (or had done) since purchased in 2004 (miles are approximate):

Replaced windshield – Pro installed
Replaced rag top (cracked rear plastic window – don’t operate the top in cold weather) – Replaced myself
Replaced brakes and rotors – Myself
Replaced the battery -Myself
Replaced fuel pump (going bad) – Pro
Replace Air Oil Separator – Pro
Replaced the ignition switch -Pro
Replaced water pump (leaking) – Myself
Replace gas cap (seal cracked) – Myself
Replaced Air Oil Separator again (DO NOT OVERFILL MOTOR WITH OIL) - Myself
Replaced IMS Bearing, rear main seal, clutch, and the flywheel – Myself (204k miles)
Replaced all O2 sensors – Myself
Replaced front motor mount - Myself
Replace mass air flow sensor (no issues, now I have a spare) - Myself
Replaced all spark plug coils (no issues, preventative maintenance) - Myself
Replaced the seals on the oil cooler (no issues, preventative maintenance) - Myself
Replaced turn signal/cruise control switch group – Myself
Replaced headlights (entire assembly) – The plastic lenses had serous road rash after 200,000 miles
Replaced covers to the key fob remote controls - Myself
Replaced hood and trunk lift struts – Myself
Replaced driver’s side window regulator and locking switch – Myself
Replaced the front bumper (I hit a coyote) – Pro
Replaced the secondary air injection system cut-off valve, vacuum reservoir, electric cut-off switch – Myself
Replaced brake pads and rotors again @240k miles – myself
Replaced the rear track control arms- myself
Replaced the trailing arms - myself
Replaced the rear struts and top mounts – myself
Replaced IMS bearing at 243,000 miles with LNE bearing… Again.
Replaced water pump 243,000 miles
Replaced evaporator valves
Replaced rear wheel bearings 245,000 miles
Replaced both axles 245,000 miles
Replaced front wheel bearings 250,000 miles
Replaced catalytic converter (bank 2) 253,000 miles


I change the oil every 3k - 4k miles and drive it hard!
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #25
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Thx Jager,I am keeping mine forever so thats good info.U saved a ton doing the work yourself,nicejob!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #26
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Thx Jager,I am keeping mine forever so thats good info.U saved a ton doing the work yourself,nicejob!!
One thing I need to add... I replaced the oil cooler a couple of years ago but all I really needed to replace were the seals. If you have never replaced the seals on the oil cooler add that to your list of things to do. Also I use Lexol conditioner on my seats often, once or twice a month. Last Friday a fellow Porsche enthusiast could not believe how good my seats looked on a car with over 255,000 miles on it. Lexol is a good product, I spray it on, rub it in, let is sit for a few minutes, then use a terry cloth and wipe off.
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Old 01-25-2014, 05:20 PM   #27
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fyi,

i passed the 200,000 mile mark in my boxster last week. I picked it up in sep 09 with 104,000 miles. I don't believe the ims has ever been touched.

This weekend i changed the oil & filter as well as the spark plugs.

I change the oil & filter every 10,000 miles with mobil 1 15w50. It doesn't leak or use any oil between changes. I do wish mobil would make their extended performance mobil 1 in either 10w40 or 15w50 viscosity.

I've decided to wait until tuesday to cut open my oil filter (i want to enjoy this moment while i can).

I did discover that my driver side rear inner cv joint cover is torn. I will have to take it to mechanic this week (changing the cover is just above my skill level).

I always said, "once i reach 200,000 miles, i will start looking for a 996." i've decided to wait until we reach 250,000 miles.

Friday, i ordered a new set of tires from tirerack. Next weekend i will have the tires mounted and treat it to a full detail.

Just my two-cents.

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:28 PM   #28
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Nice! I'm also running 15w50 during the summer down here in Houston. Though it does burn through about a quart every 5k miles despite only 50k miles on the odo.
I am excited to hear this. I have a 986 engine with just 30k mile on it that I drive to work nearly every day.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:57 PM   #29
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Congrats on the mileage!
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:23 PM   #30
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Welcome to the club! with some luck, hopefully this car will double this figure. ..

Just got back from dinner. ..

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@Jager.........in nine years? ......Awesome
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:08 AM   #32
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I have a 2001 base model with 2.7L
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I change the oil every 3k - 4k miles and drive it hard!
Cool JÄGER...hopefully a good model year. Mine is a seal gray MY2001, 2,7L, too.
I wish I had choosen a gray TOP like yours, when I ordered it, back in 2000.

Oh...except of some dead batteries no major not even minor repairs so far.
okay maybe i need to mention --> member of the <50k miles Club

Too bad it is not my daily driver...or maybe not


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Awesome!

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Old 01-26-2014, 06:41 AM   #34
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How did you drive yours the past 100k miles

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FYI,

I passed the 200,000 mile mark in my Boxster last week. I picked it up in Sep 09 with 104,000 miles. I don't believe the IMS has ever been touched.

This weekend I changed the oil & filter as well as the spark plugs.

I change the oil & filter every 10,000 miles with Mobil 1 15W50. It doesn't leak or use any oil between changes. I do wish Mobil would make their Extended Performance Mobil 1 in either 10W40 or 15W50 viscosity.

I've decided to wait until Tuesday to cut open my oil filter (I want to enjoy this moment while I can).

I did discover that my driver side rear inner cv joint cover is torn. I will have to take it to mechanic this week (changing the cover is just above my skill level).

I always said, "Once I reach 200,000 miles, I will start looking for a 996." I've decided to wait until we reach 250,000 miles.

Friday, I ordered a new set of tires from TireRack. Next weekend I will have the tires mounted and treat it to a full detail.

Just my two-cents.

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So how did you drive it? Like you stole it?

Regular ussage?

Easy driving?
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:44 AM   #35
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How did you drive yours?

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Welcome to the club! with some luck, hopefully this car will double this figure. ..

Just got back from dinner. ..

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So how do you drive yours?

Like you stole it?
Daily driver?
Easy driving?
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:45 AM   #36
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I hit 255,555 miles today.

I replaced the first IMS bearing ~204,000 miles.
How do you drive yours Jager?

Like you stole it?
Daily driver?
Drive casual and easy?
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:53 AM   #37
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How do you drive yours Jager?

Like you stole it?
Daily driver?
Drive casual and easy?
It's a daily driver and I don't baby-it... I like the sound of 6000 RPM and take it up there often.
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It's a daily driver and I don't baby-it... I like the sound of 6000 RPM and take it up there often.
What year, engine do you have?
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Congrats! So nice to hear someone getting some trouble free enjoyment of their Boxster.
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what year, engine do you have?
2001... 2.7

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