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Old 09-18-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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My really nerdy Boxster buyers gude

Having owned a 986 Boxster for 2 years hereís my guide to getting a good one.

Iíll go through how much you should expect to pay, clarify what maintenance items it should have had done, detail common problems and highlight the changes and revisions over the years.

I've also thoroughly researched the IMS bearing failure issue and my guide explains how to avoid getting caught out and ending up with a broken engine.


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Old 09-18-2016, 11:23 AM   #2
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Great Video! Wish I had watched it in 2004 before I bought my beat up 1997
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Very well done , thanks for your efforts
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Neil you always produce such clear, concise and useful videos.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:12 PM   #5
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Great video and advice (Wish I would have seen it before I bought my 1st Porsche 986 in June)!
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:36 PM   #6
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I remember finding your YouTube series back in May when I was looking at my 2000 S. It helped me a ton and answered some important questions for me and also taught me some things I wouldn't have ever even looked for. Thanks for your channel and best of luck with Belle!
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Probably the most easy to watch Boxster videos on YouTube and very informative. I don't know what you do but you must be great to work with at a job place
I've been subscribed for a good while now. Keep up the good work Neil!
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:55 PM   #9
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Great video.
A couple things I would add to potential new Boxster Enthusiasts are:

Waterpump: an important part which can cause full engine failure if the propeller eats into the engine sending debris inside. Ideally to have a history on it or have it recently replaced with genuine Porsche one.

Coolant tank: Check service history if available. All old tanks will surely crack. I would recommend buying a car with tank revision 03 at least, or latest 04 revision at the end of the part number. Also check the bleed valve isn't leaking.

IMS bearing - can only have it replaced if it is not failing. When it is failing it is already too late, sending debris inside the engine for an impending failure. If replaced by the previous owner, make sure it wasn't failing. LN engineering call it 'pre-qualification'.

PPI for over-rev etc.

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