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Old 11-15-2006, 03:42 PM   #1
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Finished 60k maintainence!!!!!

Today was the day to tackle to fuel filter change;last thing for me to finish my 60k tune-up! Yes I did it all myself,it feels owe so good! Ok down to business...

~Some people told me you can't change the fuel filter w/ the rear end on ramps,some said it could be done. I CHANGED IT W/ THE REAR WHEELS ON RAMPS!

~It crammed in there and I'm only 5 7",so keep that in mind.

~Keep a cup handy to catch the excess fuel in the filter when you disconnect the fuel fines.(This is why I wore a head sock)

~Only a thin flathead(loosen hose clamp around the fuel filter),10 mm & 17mm (loosen coolant lines) wrench socket are needed

~If you changed the filter on car ramps like me w/ an incline don't be shocked if the car stalls the first couple of time you go to fire it up. The fuel filter is empty and it takes a couple of cranks to get it to get fuel in the lines again.

I felt absolutely nothing from changing the filter,but it was time it had 7 years and 55k on it. It took me 2 hours,start to finish. Not hard but time consuming.

I attached some pictures;1st is of the car on ramps-2nd is of the old filter and the excess fuel I caught-3rd is an idea of the ground clearance I worked with-4th is of the protective gear I wore(don't worry those 911 posters are my dad's)

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Old 11-15-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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Nice, I changed mine on ramps too and as you know Im a little guy. Isnt it nice saving all that money!
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Blink, you are my hero! when it comes to DIY stuff, you will be the first one on my list to ask...wohooo!
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nice man, did u notice someone stole ur hood while u were under there w that sock
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nice man, did u notice someone stole ur hood while u were under there w that sock
Hahaha,it does look like that.
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Old 11-15-2006, 07:15 PM   #6
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Great job, blink, and thanks for the pics !

Any idea how much it cost you to do the 60k yourself vs what the dealer would have charged ?

Dealer charged me $770 for the 30k back in May ( not sure if the 30k and 60k are the same ).

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My 60k service cost $888 at RUF Auto Centre.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:43 PM   #8
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Good job Blink! We need more DIY's like you on the board.
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Good job Blink! We need more DIY's like you on the board.
100x agree
my 45k service cost me 750 and if a regular guy like blink could do it on a regular ramp in the garage, I think we/I could do it too
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:26 AM   #10
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Hi,

Great Job Blink! You've come a long way since first getting your Boxster! Keep up the good work!...

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im a thousand miles away from 60k, should be fun
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Robert where was that sock in Vegas dude, you really could have used it while talkin to the lady at GameWorks...............HAHAHAHAHA

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