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Old 10-22-2016, 08:08 AM   #1
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Hello All,
Yes I just picked up a 98 Boxster. And no i didn't take it to a mechanic and have it checked out. Probably like most Porsche owners I got "swept away". Have always wanted a Porsche and this one was affordable. So now the game begins. I will start reading the forum and learning all I can.
Will start with the simple stuff. Will change all fluids because I have no idea how it was cared for in the past. And it's something I know how to do. Then will look at brakes, tires etc. And go from there.
We'll see what happens. It's only been a day and I am still thrilled.
I'm happy to take advice and learn. Thanks.

Oh, I do want an owner's manual and a service manual. Is the best way to get a copy through the link on the forum site? Or does someone have a copy they can just upload to me? Thanks again.

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Old 10-22-2016, 08:18 AM   #2
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It sounds like you have a great maintenance catch-up plan. Add a tire check to it if you haven't already had a look. Check tread and date codes. Older tires are dangerous.

You're bound to see some hype over the IMSB...don't even read it. Check your oil filter at the oil changes, but that's it. You have a dual row IMSB, so no worries.

The best service manual is the Bentley. Pick one up. They are invaluable.
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:55 AM   #3
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Pictures, we like pictures. Congrats.
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Old 10-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:00 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. I did the same thing, I purchased my Boxster on impulse, like you I just got swept away. I wish I had know then what I have learned from this forum but I love my car and would do it all over again.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:32 PM   #6
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Congratulations, welcome to the club. Since you're looking for a service manual, the "101 Projects for Your Porsche Boxster" would be a good supplement.

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Old 10-24-2016, 02:10 PM   #7
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Pictures, we like pictures. Congrats.
Welcome and congrats. Pictures are mandatory.
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An electronic .pdf of the owners manual can be downloaded here: 986ownersmanual.pdf

Right click on the link above and select "Save As...", then select the location to save the file to your computer.
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