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Old 05-18-2019, 07:25 PM   #1
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Just bought new to me 2000 Boxster with 15000 miles. Looking for suggestions concerning immediate preventive maintenance one other than the cautionary oil change as a result of age and low mileage. Longtime RVer where maintenance is key.

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Old 05-24-2019, 05:07 PM   #2
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check out the watercooled forums of rennlist.com. you'll get a lot of answers in the 996 forum at least in regards to engine issues

two years ago I bought a 27k mile 996. the only "prevention" I did was oil/filter, motor mounts, coolant expansion tank replacement and brake fluid
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:18 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. At 15k, it may still have original tires and they may *look* good. Replace them if they are over about 6 years old:
I am not an attorney, mechanic, or member of the clergy. Following any advice given in my posts is done at your own peril.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:38 AM   #4
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Do you have any maintenance records? If the oil hasn't been changed annually or you don't know do that first, as mentioned check the tires, then I would preventatively replace anything that would have degraded with time, timing belt, brake fluid, etc.
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Old 05-25-2019, 06:46 AM   #5
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In addition to those already mentioned;
Check filters: air, pollen, and fuel; Check wheel alignment; serpentine belt, battery age, water drain plugs....more to come
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