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Old 09-22-2018, 08:28 PM   #1
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Hey all, need some advice from the gang.

I bought a nonrunning 2001 Boxster S that hadn't seen daylight in a few years. I didn't even know milage.... I had my mechanic (specializes in BMW>Porsche, owns a 911) take a look and $1300 later it's on the road. Mechanic said the engine compartment was clean and looked like the car had been taken car of before it was put out to pasture.

Already love driving it, but need to figure out what I need to do to keep it sound. So far, my mechanic has replaced the battery, oil, coolant, replaced filters, did a full tune up. I don't see any electrical issues, everything is working as far as I can tell. I will need to have the alignment done, based on the drive at highway speeds.

What should I prioritize? I'll do the tires next summer, as they look great after getting the dust off (already replaced 2 sets of tires this summer...).
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:10 AM   #3
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Some of what you need to do should depend on the mileage but you said you don't know the mileage. Why is that, is the gauge cluster not working? Odometer not working? Or do you just not trust whatever it says? What does it say, if it's working?
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:10 AM   #4
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Some of what you need to do should depend on the mileage but you said you don't know the mileage. Why is that, is the gauge cluster not working? Odometer not working? Or do you just not trust whatever it says? What does it say, if it's working?
Sorry, I didn't know the millage when I bought it because the battery was dead. After we got that replaced, the car shows 26K miles. The odometer is working and I have no reason to question it.

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I would be very careful with those tires. Even though they may look good, if they are more than 4 years old, they are not going to give you the grip needed for a high performance car. I would replace the tires then get the alignment. Nice looking Boxster, enjoy!
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I would be very careful with those tires. Even though they may look good, if they are more than 4 years old, they are not going to give you the grip needed for a high performance car. I would replace the tires then get the alignment. Nice looking Boxster, enjoy!
Completely agree. I don't put a lot of miles on my cars, and so I tend to replace before tread is the issue. After having two tire tread separations at highway speeds, I learned my lesson on age of tire. I'm not gong to do any more highway driving this summer, so will do tires then alignment before next summer.
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