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Old 06-12-2018, 01:33 PM   #1
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Proactively Maintaining a Low Mileage Boxster?

I've got less than 38K miles on my '98. The car has been serviced/maintained well beyond factory recommended requirements. It also has less than 10K miles on an LN Engineering IMS bearing and new rear main seal. All fluids have been replaced multiple times (transmission, coolant, brake), with oil and filter done every year.

I'm going to be having the motor mount changed out in the next few weeks, and was wondering if there's anything else that might be of an age-related concern?

Water Pump?
Chains/Ramps?
Other?
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Drive the piss out of iT?
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Drive the piss out of iT?
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Indeed....
Not even really joking, dont think that low milage is good for the components
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Not even really joking, dont think that low milage is good for the components
Its begging to be driven!
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:46 PM   #6
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Well, I've got about the same on my '01...that being said, I should drive it more. To your question, water pump (if never replaced) would be good. With that few miles, how old are the tires?
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I've got less than 38K miles on my '98.
Seadweller, even as the mileage shows a car with (extremely low mileage), 10 years later I would have replaced ALL of the rubber hoses, like cooling, hydraulic (slave & calipers), fuel, air, vacuum, AOS, etc.,) as all of these go bad about every ten years..

Now, your car is 20.., perhaps you may want to check out all these rubber parts.

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Seadweller, even as the mileage shows a car with (extremely low mileage), 10 years later I would have replaced ALL of the rubber hoses, like cooling, hydraulic (slave & calipers), fuel, air, vacuum, AOS, etc.,) as all of these go bad about every ten years..

Now, your car is 20.., perhaps you may want to check out all these rubber parts.

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Good idea on the rubber components. The brake lines were changed out with stainless steel by the PO, but I'll check the condition of the other rubber hoses.

I do need to drive it more, but just don't have the time. I'm either in my home office or on a plane with a very busy life.
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Good idea on the rubber components. The brake lines were changed out with stainless steel by the PO, but I'll check the condition of the other rubber hoses.

I do need to drive it more, but just don't have the time. I'm either in my home office or on a plane with a very busy life.
I had my indie mechanic give it a good look over on mine when it went in for the Oil and filter change. Not sure he did but he said he didn't see anything that look to be ready to fail do to age. Oct should be my next maint. having the stainless break lines, GT cooling ducts and better pads installed.
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Air/oil separator, water pump, pull every fuse in the panel and clean all the contacts and put them back in place, buy a bottle of “Gummi pfledge”(?) and apply it to all the rubber seals, and while you have the headlights out, hit that rubber seal also, and pull all the bulbs and clean all of their contacts, replace all the brake and clutch fluid, leave her parked with the top up, but NOT latched, put nitrogen in the tires and spare, treat the leather, slap a CTek on the battery, put Sea Foam in the fuel tank, change the oil every six months, and quit your job and start driving around the country.
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Air/oil separator, water pump, pull every fuse in the panel and clean all the contacts and put them back in place, buy a bottle of “Gummi pfledge”(?) and apply it to all the rubber seals, and while you have the headlights out, hit that rubber seal also, and pull all the bulbs and clean all of their contacts, replace all the brake and clutch fluid, leave her parked with the top up, but NOT latched, put nitrogen in the tires and spare, treat the leather, slap a CTek on the battery, put Sea Foam in the fuel tank, change the oil every six months, and quit your job and start driving around the country.
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My 2000S has only 32k miles (bought 4 years ago with 10k) so I drive about 5500 miles / year between April through October. I get an oil and filter change and detailed inspection by an indie before putting it into storage. Last inspection showed cracked CV boots which I just had replaced along with new spark plugs which had previously been changed six years ago. Check your cv boots.
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Meanwhile, I met this fellow and his 725k miles Porsche...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuvdFN20C2Q
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My 2000S has only 32k miles (bought 4 years ago with 10k) so I drive about 5500 miles / year between April through October. I get an oil and filter change and detailed inspection by an indie before putting it into storage. Last inspection showed cracked CV boots which I just had replaced along with new spark plugs which had previously been changed six years ago. Check your cv boots.
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leave her parked with the top up, but NOT latched

Interesting...Is there a reason for this?
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Yes, less stress on the fabric and stitching. And if you have a plastic rear window, less stress on that as well.
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You can over-maintain a car. Been there, done that, several times.
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