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CHRISP357 10-18-2014 12:35 PM

First Porsche
After as much research as I could do, I took a huge leap of faith and purchased an 02 Boxster S from a dealer in Dallas. (I live in Boise) I flew to Texas, signed the papers, looked all over the car for signs of Ebola since I was in Dallas and I know how people drool on these cars and headed out. All of my fears, AOS, IMS bearing, etc were wasted. The car was better than advertised. I rolled through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas (hit an armadillo, another story), Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Idaho at an average 86 mph. Mileage was consistently 23.75 to 23.9 mpg. You all know the feeling I had, driving this car across the country. Now finally, here is my observation and question: At higher speeds, when I let off the throttle, the car has a slight direction change. Resume throttle and it moves back to the original heading. Not like a major, dangerous lane change difference but noticeable for sure. What do you think?


njbray 10-18-2014 01:37 PM

Is that blood on the floor from the Armadillo?:p

Porsche9 10-18-2014 02:09 PM

Can't say my changes direction when letting off the throttle at high speeds. I have no idea what might cause that but definitely something worth looking into.

Congrats on the Ebola free car.

steved0x 10-18-2014 02:38 PM

Would a worn motor mount cause that? The weight shift of the engine moving when the throttle is applied/released? There is another person on here with a similar issue.

Congrats, sounds like a great car and a fun trip. Welcome!


BIGJake111 10-18-2014 02:45 PM

Great car, glad you got it out before they quarantine the city!

BruceH 10-18-2014 03:17 PM


Originally Posted by BIGJake111 (Post 422108)
Great car, glad you got it out before they quarantine the city!

Yea, we are all wearing bio hazard suits:rolleyes:

Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum:cheers:

thstone 10-18-2014 05:20 PM

Congrat's on the car! Its beautiful! And what a great drive to begin ownership.

And you included a pic on your first post? Almost brought a tear to my eye. This guy knows what he's doing! :cheers:

particlewave 10-18-2014 05:52 PM

Worn motor mount is likely causing your direction change at speed ;)

Welcome and stop by next time you pass through :)

dghii 10-18-2014 07:51 PM

Great car! You are going to love it! Nothing like that first drive.

The true test for how great the Box is is that after a long drive like you just had, I'd bet you couldn't wait to get back in and run an errand or any other excuse to drive!

dghii 10-18-2014 07:53 PM

BTW, the motor mount is an easy DYI. A slightly rough idle (although your tach needle will be rock steady) and/or a resonance at ~3K rpm are also signs of a worn mount.

Retroman1969 10-19-2014 02:12 AM

Nice one! Love the black on black.

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