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Old 10-18-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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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?



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Old 10-18-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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Is that blood on the floor from the Armadillo?
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Old 10-18-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 10-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #4
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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!

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Old 10-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #5
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Great car, glad you got it out before they quarantine the city!
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:17 PM   #6
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Great car, glad you got it out before they quarantine the city!
Yea, we are all wearing bio hazard suits

Congrats on the car and welcome to the forum
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:20 PM   #7
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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!
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Worn motor mount is likely causing your direction change at speed

Welcome and stop by next time you pass through
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:51 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 10-18-2014, 07:53 PM   #10
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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.
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Nice one! Love the black on black.

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